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I thought I saw a thread in here about what settings to turn off and keep on in Vista when you want to play games. I can't seem to find it, so can anybody point me in the right direction or post some suggestions? Is there a program or setting that will allow me to turn certain things off to play a game and then turn them back on after the game ends?
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post #2 of 10
If you are reffering to Aero then that actually switches off automatically when entering into full screen gameplay.
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Oh, okay. So I don't have to worry about any settings bringing my performance down?
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post #4 of 10
it does that with every fullscreen app. so no, dont worry.
post #5 of 10
When it comes to Vista visual setting then no you haven't.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. For some reason I thought there was a whole list of settings people recommended to turn off.
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post #7 of 10
Well there are a couple of services you could disable called ''Superfetch'' and ''Readyboost'' they can hog ram. However they fo pre-load programs into RAM for faster system responsiveness. Up to you really.
post #8 of 10
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

This guide will show you what services to disable.

I highly recommend disabling SuperFetch, ReadyBoost, and Windows Search. Some people won't agree but these 3 really cause some slow downs for me.

If you really want to get into disabling services there are these guides also:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=67&t=87443
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.ph...ic=513758&st=0

Warning: The blackviper *SAFE* setting is the best if you have no idea about services, I do not recommend using anything else but that for tweaking services unless you absolutely know you don't need it.

I have my vista currently tweak to the core and I gained around 9FPS in 3dmark06 by doing so.
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Thanks for the links. I'll try them out.
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BlackViper is *awesome*
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