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  • Who here has played around inside the windows registry? And if you have did you actually manage to make your PC noticibly faster? If so what did you change?

    I've been tinkering with a few things I read about online, but so far havent noticed any appreciable differences (aside from the apparently pointless windows experience score moving from 3.9 to 4.3)



  • Wow, 56 GBP for 4 GB? You probably can get 8 GB of DDR3 for slightly less.

    Anyway, you can fill up all 4 slots, if you have the right type of DIMM (the modules). Basically, there's two types - single bank and double bank. Most large capacity DIMM are double bank and for this type, generally you can only use two.

    Technically, if you find a 2 GB single bank DIMM, you could have up to 8 GB of RAM. But those modules are very rare and expensive.

    Safest option would be a kit with two DIMM (modules), 2 GB each (total 4 GB), but you'll end up not using the old ones.

    I still stick to my recommendation though - don't bother.



  • Thanks for the tips, I was looking at upgrading ram, but because I'm not a tech guy I have no idea what the results of this scan mean (see attached image)

    I have 4 memory slots each has 512MB installed/attached, is that the maximum that those slots can handle or is that just how much is in there?

    Basically if I want to upgrade ram, which do I pick?

    As many of you pointed out my OS will only use 3-4GB of ram

    I'm not upgrading windows to 64 bit anytime soon, so whats my best option?

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  • @'Alpensepp':

    Mhm… I've never looked at something like this, but I don't think that the regular updates of your anti virus software are more than a couple of MB per month... I'd rather watch one youtube vid less per month, before I'd go for manual updates...

    That is Fred's request. Of course, there are probably other reasons why a person prefer doing manual updates..

    @'Alpensepp':

    Doesn't the standard Win7 install use more than 1GB RAM already? You have to look at it, but you might hit that 2GB cap rather fast (if I look at the memory Chrome uses… scary... but I think most people have less tabs open than I do xD) and if your PC starts swapping, things become pretty slow.

    I don't use Windows 7 regularly. But my Vista install, which is years old, reports 1 GB of use with Firefox open (taking about 190 MB of physical RAM). Some apps don't use much, some do, but having a lot open (and running) will likely eat up more. For a 2 GB machine, that will likely happen when physical usage is about 1.5 GB.

    Edit - Having the desktop idle without running any programs, my Vista consumes about 600 MB, give or take a few.

    I occasionaly hit that limit either when I used DS3 way too long (loading/unloading models) or have a lot of tabs with large images. When that happens, I simply close DS or Firefox, let the OS reclaim memory and start them up again.

    Most of the time, I can have DS3 rendering, Firefox open for browsing and have a download manager downloading in the background without any problems.

    Windows Vista desktop compositing uses about 32 MB, so even if you disable it, it won't help that much. MS Security Essentials use less (26 MB). Windows services do consume a lot (84 MB), but I do need some of them running. I also run a very tight policy about system tray and startup programs (only what I use).

    Both my Vista and Firefox are not default installs though, they're both customized to my needs/tastes. For Firefox, I use addons to filter images, scripts, cookies and plugin usage (with a whitelist rather than a blacklist). So, it probably uses less resources than a standard install.

    Oh yes, Fred, I forgot another tip. Set Windows to disable thumbnails for all files. It will help a lot since generating thumbnails takes a lot of resources (CPU, memory and hard disk access). The thumbnail cache can get very big if you have lots of images, videos.



  • Mhm… I've never looked at something like this, but I don't think that the regular updates of your anti virus software are more than a couple of MB per month... I'd rather watch one youtube vid less per month, before I'd go for manual updates...

    Doesn't the standard Win7 install use more than 1GB RAM already? You have to look at it, but you might hit that 2GB cap rather fast (if I look at the memory Chrome uses... scary... but I think most people have less tabs open than I do xD) and if your PC starts swapping, things become pretty slow.



  • @'fredfred5150':

    Can you be more specific about what benefits I will get?

    Also, I figure if theres one community (besides gamers) who knows how to keep a pc healthy and running efficiently it's you artists (the smoother your pcs are running the quicker you can make art right?)

    So what things should I be doing to keep my pc running as smoothly as possible, besides turning off the fancier graphic options in windows, defragging the hardrive and cleaning out temp files etc, what else should I be doing?

    I'd like to take care of this thing (unlike my old one :D)

    Before upgrading your RAM, check the type. If you don't know, you can use the CPUID software here - http://www.cpuid.com - to check. If it's not DDR3-RAM, I wouldn't bother. Older types of RAM typically cost more than current generation DDR3-RAM. Also, unless you have a 64 bit OS, installing more than 4 GB will not really help much (in general). A 32 bit OS can only make use of 4 GB of RAM, of which around 3,2 GB will be accesible to running applications

    2 GB is generally fine for your 'typical' desktop usage, though I think the processor is quite underpowered to run the latest apps. Heck, my main machine right now only have 2 GB with a 80 GB system drive (plus 2 TB data drive) and onboard graphics. I run MS Security Essentials on the background, since it's free for legit copy of Windows and more graceful/less intrusive than most antivirus apps (even AVG)..

    My tips for having a smoother OS - never install/run programs you don't heavily use and only install from sources you trust. Turning off UI decorations won't give back much performance, unless you're using very old, pre-DirectX10 hardware (or Intel's onboard graphics).

    Don't have many applications running and you'll do fine.



  • @'Dianaranda':

    I can recomend AVAST antivirus, going 6+ year or so strong on my PC never had any problems with it, other then a time where a virus hijacked it.
    Btw can i recomend an update to your PC?
    You'll benefit ALOT from just upgrading those 2GB ram to 8GB
    Also RAM isnt mega expensive now a days.

    (might even be able to use win7 X64)
    http://www.avast.com/nl-nl/index

    He would has to use win7 x64, if he wants to have 8 GB because winx32 only can handle up to 3GB, not more.



  • @'matthacker':

    Really?
    I've installed the 2012 version and older ones and always disabled automatic updates. For the 2012 version
    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq.num-4483
    You can also find help topics for the 2010 and 2013 version.

    And this is how you setup manual update (via file)
    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq.num-4485

    Strange, I was never able to find that (pesky options hiding from me :D) thanks for the info

    @'Dianaranda':

    You'll benefit ALOT from just upgrading those 2GB ram to 8GB

    Can you be more specific about what benefits I will get?

    Also, I figure if theres one community (besides gamers) who knows how to keep a pc healthy and running efficiently it's you artists (the smoother your pcs are running the quicker you can make art right?)

    So what things should I be doing to keep my pc running as smoothly as possible, besides turning off the fancier graphic options in windows, defragging the hardrive and cleaning out temp files etc, what else should I be doing?

    I'd like to take care of this thing (unlike my old one :D)



  • I can recomend AVAST antivirus, going 6+ year or so strong on my PC never had any problems with it, other then a time where a virus hijacked it.
    Btw can i recomend an update to your PC?
    You'll benefit ALOT from just upgrading those 2GB ram to 8GB
    Also RAM isnt mega expensive now a days.

    (might even be able to use win7 X64)
    http://www.avast.com/nl-nl/index



  • @'fredfred5150':

    I had avg 2012 on the old pc, you can't turn off automatic updates (the only way to stop it is to disconnect from the internet)

    Thanks for the suggestions and info so far. Keep it coming

    Really?
    I've installed the 2012 version and older ones and always disabled automatic updates. For the 2012 version
    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq.num-4483
    You can also find help topics for the 2010 and 2013 version.

    And this is how you setup manual update (via file)
    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq.num-4485



  • I had avg 2012 on the old pc, you can't turn off automatic updates (the only way to stop it is to disconnect from the internet)

    Thanks for the suggestions and info so far. Keep it coming



  • @'Supro':

    I use AVG for my anti-virus software. Outside of it trying to hijack my browser search, I never had a problem with it. http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2013/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

    I'll second AVG. It still offer the choice of updating through a file rather than directly connecting to Grisoft.



  • I use AVG for my anti-virus software. Outside of it trying to hijack my browser search, I never had a problem with it. http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2013/3000-2239_4-10320142.html



  • Mhhmmm, with my knowledge, I can say that you should be able to play some games, even some newer ones, if you doesn't pull the graphic settings to high. For example you are in the range of the minimum systemrequirements for the new Tomb Raider. and in the middle of the Mass Effect requirements.
    And you fullfill the recommend requirements of Daz 4. for windows 32 bit. http://www.daz3d.com/products/daz-studio/daz-studio-tech-specs

    I use Avaria Antivir Personal Free. And I had no problems yet.
    You can turn off the updates, and you even can turn off the whole scanner if you want.^^
    http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirus

    hope this helps
    correct me, if I say something wrong.^^



  • http://www.avast.com/en-us/index
    is the antivirus i use: free, light, non intrusive, never had a problem in… pfew 5 years ?


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