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Anyone know a list of tweaks or tricks to make vista faster?
    
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Don't shut down. Keep it running for a few weeks straight. It seems that Vista "learns" how to optimize and the longer you run it the faster it'll go (to a point). Having extra RAM and a fast HDD helps a lot, too.
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Don't shut down. Keep it running for a few weeks straight. It seems that Vista "learns" how to optimize and the longer you run it the faster it'll go (to a point). Having extra RAM and a fast HDD helps a lot, too.
Hmm weird.


I just thought of this too, anyone know why when I log off my account/log on, the pc like shuts off my monitors for 4 seconds then turns them back on !??
    
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Don't shut down. Keep it running for a few weeks straight. It seems that Vista "learns" how to optimize and the longer you run it the faster it'll go (to a point). Having extra RAM and a fast HDD helps a lot, too.
thats interesting, anything to back it up?
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Windows SuperFetch

Windows SuperFetch, a new technology in Windows Vista, allows applications and files to load much faster than on Windows XP-based computers. In previous versions of Windows, system responsiveness could be uneven. You may have experienced sluggish behavior after booting your machine, after performing a fast user switch, or even after lunch. Although too many carbohydrates might slow you down after lunch, your computer slows down for different reasons. When you're not actively using your computer, background tasks—including automatic backup and antivirus software scans—take this opportunity to run when they will least disturb you. These background tasks can take space in system memory that your applications were using. After you start to use your PC again, it can take some time to reload your data into memory, slowing down performance.

SuperFetch understands which applications you use most, and preloads these applications into memory, so your system is more responsive. SuperFetch uses an intelligent prioritization scheme that understands which applications you use most often, and can even differentiate which applications you are likely to use at different times (for example, on the weekend versus during the week), so that your computer is ready to do what you want it to do. Windows Vista can also prioritize your applications over background tasks, so that when you return to your machine after leaving it idle, it's still responsive.

Windows ReadyBoost

Adding system memory (RAM) is often the best way to improve your PC's performance. More memory means applications can run without needing to access the hard drive. However, upgrading memory is not always easy. You need to know what type of memory you need, purchase the memory, and open your computer to install the memory—which sometimes can invalidate your support agreement. Also, some machines have limited memory expansion capabilities, preventing you from adding RAM even if you are willing to do so.

Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system. Windows ReadyBoost lets users use a removable flash memory device, such as a USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box. Windows ReadyBoost can improve system performance because it can retrieve data kept on the flash memory more quickly than it can retrieve data kept on the hard disk, decreasing the time you need to wait for your PC to respond. Combined with SuperFetch technology, this can help drive impressive improvements in system responsiveness.

Windows ReadyBoost technology is reliable and provides protection of the data stored on your device. You can remove the memory device at any time without any loss of data or negative impact to the system; however, if you remove the device, your performance returns to the level you experienced without the device. Additionally, data on the removable memory device is encrypted to help prevent inappropriate access to data when the device is removed.
At first I thought it was all a farse, but after having run Vista for a while now, they actually do increase system performance.
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sorry to ask something offtopic but does vista work well with gaming? or should i just stick to XP?
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With your system you shouldn't have any trouble running all of the current games out there. I could run HL2 at pretty much the same framerates as I could in XP with my 7600GS. If performance did decrease, it was so slight I couldn't hardly notice.

I've got a dual-core processor so that could be helping me a bit, too.

There's no Vista drivers for nVidia's 8 series of cards.
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The RTM of vista is amazing everything is now so much more "awesomer" and performance is way up even over RC2 so if you submitted a bug in one of the cpp programs you will by now have gotten an email with your RTM download and key in it (RTM's build is 6000 btw)
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