makin a pc faster w/out overclocking/upgrade

  Demonikol 20:35 12 May 2003
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i have a custom built pc the spec is as follows

athlon xp 2000+
512mb pc133 sdram
40gb 7200rpm mastor hdd
geforce 4ti4200
onboard ac97 soundcard (soltek board)

i was wondering if there was anyway that i could tweak my machine to get the optimal performance from it without overclocking or upgrading any further

all i have installed at the moment is windows xp pro with service pack 1 and metal gear solid substance
oh yeah i have all my drivers up to date
any help would be greatly appreciated

  howard60 20:43 12 May 2003

stop the non essentials starting on switch on - start - run - msconfig - top right tab [startup] and take the tick out of all the boxes except your virus checker and firewall if fitted. Another simple thing is to get rid of all the fonts you dont use often - move them to another folder.

  JoeC 20:47 12 May 2003

BootVis from Microsoft site to speed up boot times and visit

click here

to disable / set to manual XP " services ". Should help a little. : }

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