Originally Posted by Merkwürdigliebe
The best PC optimizer is yourself
Defrag, uninstall old programs, disable unwanted services/running-applications in msconfig and startup, re-install Windows when you have to, scan for viruses and spyware/malware
and if you're looking for raw power and increase in speed of your system, well of course, you need to do some overclocking
Avoid programs that automatically "optimize" your system. They're junk.
Ha, that's EXACTLY what I was going to say. Nothing beats knowledge.
For me, I overclock my CPU, RAM, and video card. I run MSconfig, I defrag often, and do various scans often.
Also, I keep my software at a minimum. In Vista, I prety much only have games installed. Ubuntu's a different story
Stray away from software overclocking or software optitimization tools. Nvidia has one build into their overclocking program. I used it once just to see how it was, and it does do a decent job.
But no matter what, you're always the best PC optimizer.