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Upgrade to Game Machine - just a myth?

by SoftNeo / June 21, 2005 5:22 PM PDT

I am a seriously Gamer. But my poor laptop, used to do paper work, always gives me very bad performance, especially after installing winxp sp2. I found a new software, Intelli Hyperspeed 2005, in Internet a couple days ago.
It claims that it can turn PC into media center, game machine, better workstation or super computer. I tried it and think it does work. And I am going to buy it. But before buying, I want to know how this software works. Their homepage (http://www.iobit.com) shows their product has exclusive features over other famous optimizer like tune-up, system mechanic, etc. Can anyone tell me something about this product? Any suggestion for evaluating such optimizers?

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Not impressed
by Yew / June 21, 2005 10:17 PM PDT

If they can't even make a website that works in a standards compliant browser like Firefox, I tend to be a bit leery of any other claims they make.

Also, I don't care what kind of software you put on a system, there are certain limits imposed by the hardware that you cannot overcome. It's like all these download accelerator programs, that are just a scam. They use a few tricks to give the illusion of making things faster, but in the end, a 56K modem is forever a 56K modem, and you will never get more than 56K of data coming in at a time.

Laptops never have, and probably never will, make for good gaming systems is another harsh fact of life. In order to lessen the heat dissipation and load on the battery, laptops are usually a generation or two behind when it comes to video cards. Their LCD screens do not have the greatest of response rates (crucial to eliminating ghosting effects in games)... The video cards usually are integrated into the motherboard, and leech off of system RAM, and you have to deal with 4800RPM drives to top it all off.

Save your money, put it towards getting a desktop if you want to play games. Don't waste $25 on some program from a company that can't even make a standards compliant website.

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turn PC into media center, game machine, workstation.
by billzhills / June 22, 2005 12:02 AM PDT

In MHO this is a myth. Computer hardware is the key. Performace of a system is dictated by the hardware aided by a well maintianed and optimized operating system. If the hardware cannot perform the given task no amount of optimizing will help.


Bill

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Appears to be just a temp shut-down of programs/tasks on
by John Robie / June 22, 2005 6:12 PM PDT

things running in your computer that can hinder top end speed/performance. Gamers already know about and how to do without a $25 program. Read the comments made in the CNet download site, the program even asks to shut down the 'restore' feature, now what a 'revolting developement' that could turn into if you are doing other than gaming and something happens.

Appears to be money maker from the newbies even at $25. The free trial will sway some.

Agree with what Yewanchors and Billyhills said.
Gee, rarely ever hear of a serious gamer not using a desktop.

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