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post #11 of 20
Yeah, great set of...boots

Great guide Bass, hope this will get some people learning how to tweak.

Edit: I wrote "great guide Pizza", sorry Bass, fixed.
Edited by NoGuru - 1/28/11 at 8:33pm
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Nice guide!

This is something I know could be of use in addition to the info here, in fact it's useful in about any benching situation.

If you would need to use something else than the normal "Print Screen" function to get your screenie, you can use Analog X Capture as I do to get them. It's a small proggy that once you have it setup, does it all with one keystroke instead of opening paint and doing it that way.

Great for getting screenshots when you're not sure if the system will crash before you can save it and works most of the time.

In Win 7 it must be ran in Admin mode to function but works fine either way in XP. The program saves it as a .bitmap image in the program's folder and pics are easy to edit to a .jpeg once you get the system back to stable parameters for doing such.

You can get it here to try it:
http://www.analogx.com/contents/down...e/Freeware.htm
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You can always run it in diagnostic mode, that's what I do.
Even safemode will work.

I was also told long ago that running on a raid0 stripe would give better times, it's true.
Keep in mind this was long before ssd was to market, so it's probably a moot point if you're an ssd user.

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Great points guys!

Kryton, I usually use the BT UK Toolbox and that has a screenshot tool as well. I might have to look into yours as well.

Check out the toolbox. It offers some sweet stuff like Wazza, afinity, and a few other system tweaks.

http://mutant-tractor.com/download/B...c_Toolbox.exe/
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Great points guys!

Kryton, I usually use the BT UK Toolbox and that has a screenshot tool as well. I might have to look into yours as well.

Check out the toolbox. It offers some sweet stuff like Wazza, afinity, and a few other system tweaks.

http://mutant-tractor.com/download/B...c_Toolbox.exe/
I'll be sure to check that out.

Yes, Capture once configured works very well and gets the screenie in one keystroke as mentioned.
I normally use the "Insert" key to do it - I start the program, hit the Insert key and it's done.
You simply right-click the program's icon in the taskbar to bring up the configuration settings once the program is installed and started, it's really easy to do.
Note it doesn't create a desktop icon when it installs but you can place one on the desktop and go with that to get it going.

BTW, tried the link you gave and I get a "404 - Not Found" error.
Edited by Kryton - 1/29/11 at 4:04pm
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Just go to Mutant's site and click on the link on the menu on the left! http://mutant-tractor.com/
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Download link seems to be broken or site is down.
I tried it from here to and it didn't work.



I'm just going to leave this here...
    
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Oddly enough, I have never tried running SuperPi in Win7...

I just have a tweaked and striped WinXP (I am talking about 150MB striped lol) that I do them all on. Seems a little less complicated then the methods and trails that I go through with WinXP

Using different themes/backgrounds, etc.

I might have to give it a shot some day, thanks for the guide, nice little crash course for users who aren't into hard tweaked OS's for SuperPi
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You can always run it in diagnostic mode, that's what I do.
Even safemode will work.

I was also told long ago that running on a raid0 stripe would give better times, it's true.
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Bump! With all of this SB action, people should at least learn basic tweaking.
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