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Pc Boost

by thedued / April 20, 2006 9:01 PM PDT

How can i Boost up my PC speed and downloading speed,
Although i used some Optimizers but it also occupy my disks memory spaces and speed down the OS similarly for Booting Time.

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With so little information......
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 20, 2006 9:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Pc Boost

Serine, with so little information about your system, your connection type and speed, and what you mean by downloading speed, there is not much we can tell you.

What System do you have, eg What Operating System, XP with SP2?

What Processor speed?

How much RAM?

How large is your hard disk? How much space is used up?

What type of internet connection do you have, eg Dial-up, DSL, Cable, Wireless? What speed?

What do you mean by download speed? Web Pages?

What do you mean by PC speed? Slow startup? Slow opening of programs? Videos running slow? (What type of videos and what do you use to watch them?)

What type of Optimisers are you using?

Do you scan your PC to keep it clean of viruses, and spyware? If so, what do you use?


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Pc Boost
by thedued / April 20, 2006 10:52 PM PDT

Hi Mark,

I Use Windows XP with sp2, my system config is pentium4 intel of 2.0 Ghz processor, with 256mb DDR, 80 Gb HDD. I properly check for viruses, spywares and defrag my Hdd twice in a month and properly Update my PC with win Updates. My System is slow... that is while booting the windows scroll button scrolls upto 17 times after that it wait for a minute in welcome screen. When i execute other programs like winamp the systems get very slow to load winamp after that it executed normally.

i'm using Zone alarm internet suite , it also takes much more time of my start up,Before Updating antivirus the system startup is fast after Updating my internet suite my startup becomes slow

Now i'm coming to my Internet Connection...

I'm using Adsl connection of 64kbps Data rate.
while i'm downloading it downloads upto 8kbps but usually in my friends house (who uses as same as my config of both Net,System and OS) it downloads upto 12 kbps .

i used windows tweak XP and System Mechanic to optimise my pc. but there is no change , the SysMech also slow down my startup.
i Use throttle fo broadband optimisation similarly there is no change in that ...

Please provide me a proper solution or software to solve this...........

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You Can't
by joesmithers06 / April 20, 2006 10:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Pc Boost

At least not with the download speed. If you have a 56K modem for example, there's no way to make a 56K modem operate any faster than 56K short of redesigning the hardware.

Speeding up the rest of the computer depends largely on the things already asked of you.

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Pc Boost
by thedued / April 20, 2006 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: You Can't

No im using 64kbps of Connection with 543kbps ADSL modem, i have only 8kbps of download rate but my friend uses same config on both Computer and Internet got 12kbps rate...

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Now Joe
by Themisive / April 21, 2006 8:59 AM PDT
In reply to: You Can't

There IS a way, it means using propriery software, but it is possible, for instance I was using a 56K modem, with a measly 3kb average connection speed, i downloaded one ot the many programmes available - the one I chose was DAP, it increased my download rate to about 12k, unforunately the two main leaders in this area are DAP and BiTorrent, and as far as I know they are both shareware systems.

I have been using DAP for several years now, I use ADSL on 1Mb, using DAP I can get a very respectable download speed of 200Kb, and without it, can achieve nearly 100Kb.

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Sounds like throughput
by drat_ninny / April 21, 2006 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Now Joe

Joe is correct, and while I'm not familiar with DAP or BiTorrent (Bittorrent maybe?), there is simply no way to "overclock" network gear.

Say I'm using 100BaseT networking hardware. The maximum speed I could possibly get is 100Mbps. With all the overhead of the network protocol layers, it's probably going to be more like 80-85Mbps. No amount of software is going to change this. Some software might be able to improve my throughput rates, so that I transfer data at more consistent speeds, but they aren't going to allow me to get gigabit speeds out of fast ethernet gear, or anything over 100Mbps.

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RE: Pc Boost
by caktus / April 21, 2006 11:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Pc Boost

Are you occasionally cleaning out Temp, Cookie, MRU, other unnecessary caches of files? If not, this alone may make quite a difference.

Before doing the following you may want to create a System Restore Point or other reliable system backup just in case something doesn't yield the desired result.

Disabling unnecessary Startup programs, and Services can help improve Startup time.

To improve the time it takes a program to open you can tweak program shortcuts as follows: Left click on a program shortcut, e.g. Outlook Express. Left click on Properties. On the Shortcut tab the Target dialogue would say ''C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe'' including the quotes. At the end type /prefetch: 1
so that it looks like this:

''C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe'' /prefetch: 1

Be sure to include the spaces. Then restart the computer. A good idea to perform this tweak on I.E.

Also, on occasion it's helpful to Do the DMA procedure

Hope this is of some help.

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A btter link on the "DMA proceedure"
by caktus / April 21, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
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