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Old 01-25-2006, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i was wondering what u can do to your computer to give it better performance for games thaT I CAN DO FOR FREE I DONT MIND HAVING TO OPEN UP MY COMPUTER OR ANY THING LIKE THAT

allso this is prob a stupid question but can you connect your playstation 2 to your pc so that it work with it to get better peformance or even take the procceser out and swap it with the one all ready in my pc

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Old 01-25-2006, 06:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can overclock your CPU, memory and graphics card to get better performance in games.
You cannot connect the PS2 to the computer to get better performance or swap out with a CPU from your PC.

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If you open your computer, then one must assume that you are spending money to upgrade.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Follow these steps. Don't skip any, and go in order. When you are done, you'll have a cleaner, quicker rig. None of these speeds anything up, but it all will help get it working right.

1) Uninstall any unused or unneeded programs you have on your hard drive.

2) Download and run AdAware, Spybot, and possibly Microsoft AntiSpyware.
(All are free. Be sure to have each one update itself before you scan.)

3) Download and run TweakNow to clean up your computer's registry.

4) MSCONFIG (when used with the RUN command) opens up the System Configuration Utility. Most of the stuff in there you don't want to mess with unless you know what you are doing or have detailed instructions.

Click the STARTUP tab. The list that it pulls up is everything that you can choose to start up when Windows does.

Why is all of this stuff in the list? Because every program designer thinks his 'creation' is so indispensible that no one could possibly want it to NOT start up with their computer (yeah, right), so they set it into the list and have it to do just that.

Once you're at the list, look it over and see what all has a check mark. Every program that does starts up when Windows loads... EVERYTIME!

If something is checked, but you don't know what it is, Google it and find out.

Once you have seen what is there, uncheck everything that you don't need or want. Keep your firewall, antivirus, broadband drivers, graphics drivers, whatever you absolutely have to have, but uncheck everythign else.

Once you are done, click APPLY, OK, then reboot.

When your computer starts up, you'll get a grey box about the System Configuration Utility. Check the box about 'Don't run on startup' then OK.

If you had a lot of stuff checked, then your comp ought to start up faster and run more stable.

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You can also make sure that you have the latest drivers for your vid card, and that all of your games are updated and patched.

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