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The Ultimate guide to speeding up win 7 on low/mid range systems ready for TOR!

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The Ultimate guide to speeding up win 7 on low/mid range systems ready for TOR!

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Zaron
02.02.2012 , 06:28 PM | #331
i cant seem to find an apply changes or ok button. everytime i reboot system the changes revert

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Wyrdstar
02.02.2012 , 08:16 PM | #332
Need someone with a larger tech brain then mine. I recently applied some of these changes disabling services and such got a good result. Problem is I can't open the interface on my Razar Synapse mouse any more . Anyone have clue as to what I may need to turn back on to get it going again?

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ElvinMistress
02.03.2012 , 08:47 AM | #333
@ Zaron , Which part are you confused on disabling services or adjusting windows performance options ?



@Wyrdstar more then likely you terminated a process needed to run the razer driver and software .

Look in your task manager ( right click task bar and select it from drop down menu ) for the names :

1. razerofa.exe
2. razerhid.exe
3. razertra.exe
4.vDaemon.exe


Those are the files needed to run the tray icon /software and driver for the razer mice .
If they are NOT running ( I'm fairly certain there is no service for these ) look in C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse and start each of the respective .exe files I listed by double clicking them.

If your mouse becomes unresponsive try unplugging and plugging back in the mouse , logging out and back in ( or rebooting ) .
Yours Truly ,
ElvinMistress

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Zaron
02.03.2012 , 09:18 AM | #334
Quote: Originally Posted by ElvinMistress View Post
@ Zaron , Which part are you confused on disabling services or adjusting windows performance options ?



@Wyrdstar more then likely you terminated a process needed to run the razer driver and software .

Look in your task manager ( right click task bar and select it from drop down menu ) for the names :

1. razerofa.exe
2. razerhid.exe
3. razertra.exe
4.vDaemon.exe


Those are the files needed to run the tray icon /software and driver for the razer mice .
If they are NOT running ( I'm fairly certain there is no service for these ) look in C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse and start each of the respective .exe files I listed by double clicking them.

If your mouse becomes unresponsive try unplugging and plugging back in the mouse , logging out and back in ( or rebooting ) .
i have no problem with disabling anything, i just cant seem to find a way to save/apply changes when rebooting my machine. After reboot my changes revert. I see no "apply" or "ok" button. which by the way ty for this guide my PC/swtor runs so much better now!

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Wyrdstar
02.03.2012 , 06:42 PM | #335
@Elvinmistress: Thank you very much.

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Max_Vitor
02.03.2012 , 07:57 PM | #336
Zaron make sure you have administrative privileges.
This guide should be stickied, I followed all of the steps and now my system is screaming fast.
A couple of extra tips I can add is going into registry and setting the prefetch and superfetch to boot only mode as well as setting the level of the second data cache

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management - SecondLevelDataCache REG_DWORD 0x00000400 (1024) <= This depends on your processor, mine has a 1 meg L2 Cache for each core

Prefetch preloads parts of applications into memory to speed up loading time when the applications are needed, this is beneficial if you are running multiple tasks as in office related tasks. If you have plenty of system memory this isn't a noticeable loss, but if you are like me, using the computer extensively for gaming, you need as much memory free as possible.

Prefetch has 4 modes;
  • Disable Prefetch = 0
  • Prefech Application start = 1
  • Prefetch Boot Only = 2 <= My Choice
  • Prefetch Everything = 3 <= System Default

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters - EnablePrefetcher REG_DWORD 0x00000002 (2)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters - EnableSuperfetch REG_DWORD 0x00000002 (2)

As has been stated before, don't attempted registry changes if you are unsure of what you are doing and always create a restore point before you make any changes.

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ElvinMistress
02.04.2012 , 04:43 AM | #337
@ Zaron , Is this the part you are reffering to ?

Quote:
To disable extra effects:

Right Click on My Computer, either on your desktop or in your start menu and click Properties.
Click on “Advanced System Settings” on the left side of this window to bring up the “System Properties” window.
Choose the tab labelled “Advanced”. Now under “Performace” (it's at the top), click the “settings” button. Choose the option called “Custom”.
Now the trick here to to strip everything that the system really doesnt need. So that means unchecking every single box. The only boxes that should be checked are “Smooth Edges of Screen fonts”, “Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop” and "Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons”.
Click “Apply” or “OK”
Or this part ( I am pretty sure it is this part ) If so see my post earlier in this thread

Quote:
Application Experience
Computer Browser*(If your PC does not connect to any network)
Desktop*Window Manager Session Manager*(If you don’t want the aero effects)
Diagnostic Policy Service
Distributed Link Tracking Client
IP Helper
Offline Files
Portable Device Enumerator Service
Print*Spooler*(If you do not use a Printer)
Protected Storage
Remote Registry*(You can safely disable it for more Security)
Secondary Logon
Security Center
Server*(If*your*computer*is not connect with any network)
Tablet PC Input Service
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Themes
Windows Error*Reporting*Service
Windows Media Center Service Launcher
Windows*Search*(If you rarely use Windows Search feature )
Windows Time*(If you do not want to synchronize system time with*internet*time automatically. This is recommended to be disabled, as it is only useful if your system battery is dying or your country is about to switch to DST).


After you have disabled each of these, click apply/OK, then restart your computer.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...t=1198&page=32
Yours Truly ,
ElvinMistress

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Zaron
02.04.2012 , 10:45 AM | #338
Quote: Originally Posted by ElvinMistress View Post
Seems it would be easier for you to use this program since you are having difficulties shutting of services .

http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

But the other way would be this ( on Windows 7 ) :

1. Right Click Task Bar ( Select Task Manager )

2. Go to Services Tab and Click the services Box at the bottom

3. Right click the service you want to modify and choose "properties" from the Menu

4. Near the Bottom where it says service status click the STOP button ( if running )

5. in the Startup Type box Choose Disabled and then Apply ( at bottom )

This will make permanent changes to your system services , not wise in the long run unless you are experienced at troubleshooting your computer , as a lot of programs are written assuming the default system services are running .

Its a much more advisable thing to temporarily stop the services , that way you can reboot and all is back to normal .
This post, ElvinMistress? if so its done and thankyou so much! bioware needs to hire you.

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ElvinMistress
02.05.2012 , 08:07 AM | #339
You are very welcome Zaron!!!
Yes that was the post I was referring too . I am glad to have been able to help , hope you can enjoy playing this great game even more now .

PS : It wouldn't hurt to thank the original poster who created this this thread renegeadeimp, without him/her this wouldn't exist !
Yours Truly ,
ElvinMistress

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HalusW
02.05.2012 , 08:27 AM | #340
Quote: Originally Posted by Max_Vitor View Post
This guide should be stickied
It's a great guide, it would be helpful even if you aren't gaming.