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post #1 of 18
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~Please look at my specs if needed~
I just got done building my new system about a week ago, and it started up, and worked GREAT for the first few days, but once I started installing programs and what not, it seemed to be slowing down. It still gets a good (actually after some tweaking better), super PI score of 40 (for 1m). The only things that I have running on start up are norton 2006 (which in every comp that I use it in seems to slow it down), gmail chat, and thats it. It starts up fairly quick, but seems like it is slowing down. Is there any tweaking that I could do in a "run" program? I need help.
Thanks!
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post #2 of 18
Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig. Go to the startup tab and start unchecking programs that you don't absolutely need to start up.

I have tried Norton products and they all use a lot of CPU power, especially noticible in their Antivirus software. Others can do better.
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post #3 of 18
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I know about ms config, i used it. Umm...it isn't really the start up i am concerned about, it is more internet surfing, and programs that slowed down a bit. What should I do?
Also, what antivirus program do you suggest I use?
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post #4 of 18
AGV free for anti-virus
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post #5 of 18
Most of the people here at overclock would suggets you use Nod32 it is amazing. It is pretty much all you need.

Other than doing that msconfig thing, the only thing I could think of is close everything, if you really need that extra ram space and speed close explorer when playing a game.

If you want to increase your internet speed us Dr.TCP, It sets all your internet paramters. Ill go get the link for the FAQ, one sec.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38793-...?highlight=tcp
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post #6 of 18
what! dont close explorer!
you'll need to reboot to get out!
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
what! dont close explorer!
you'll need to reboot to get out!
:S what was that all about?
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post #8 of 18
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Ok..I downloaded DRtcp what do i do with it?
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post #9 of 18
yep...Explorer is your MAIN graphical interface...close it and your machine will either go blank or reboot on it's own...can't close Explorer...*****
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post #10 of 18
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Ok...so you are saying if i X out of an explorer window, my comp will crash?
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