Adjusting OS Speed

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    Adjusting OS Speed

    I'm sure some of you are familiar with programs that can increase the speed of you operating system. Programs, movies, games, etc. will run faster ( or slower ) than normal.

    My first question is, how does this work? As simply as possible.

    And my second quesiton is, does anybody have any suggestions on how i can write some code to be able to detect whether the OS is running faster, slower, or at normal speed.
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    Sounds like an overclocking tool.

    There is no real way that I know of to determine what speed an OS is running at - or really to determine what is "normal." Speed is determined by many factors - processor, motherboard bus speed, memory speed, harddrive speed, etc.

    Personally I would avoid any tools that claim to increase speed. If they do increase it, it won't be by much unless they're actually overclocking the hardware. And then you'll be introducing instability that typically comes with attempts at overclocking.
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    You should be able to write code to measure stuff like CPU usage, ram usage, run a benchmark test and measure how long it takes it to do something, etc.

    You can probably download a ton of free stuff that does that anyway as well.

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    Dweia! BE-A-UTIFUL!
    cpu usage..hmm. sounds like a good idea. thanks, i'll try that out.
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    I know there are a lot of benchmarking toolsets out there, several server apps come with benchmarking tests.

    your bios and os configurations can improve performance a bit.
    but unless you are going to go with expensive liquid cooling, the basic improvement from overclocking is always a good way to fry systems.

    some performance optimisations will benefit some applications, at the expense of others.

    it's usually a good idea to tweak by shutting down un-needed services in theos rather than changing bios settings.
    ( do you really need the shadow copy services, remote desktop services etc that windows starts by default? )
    using services.msc and disabling or turning to manual such services frees up resources, speeding the system up a lot.
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    If you wanna make that your computer Run like a Wing. And no overclocking.!

    Just go and Disable some services. And look into HKLM\Run and Delite all that startup programs.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxrugby
    Just go and Disable some services. And look into HKLM\Run and Delite all that startup programs.!
    This is one method you could try but only if you know what they are. Messing with the registry without knowledge of what you are doing is a quick way to mess a lot of things up!

    For example, my run has about one dozen applications loading. But, they are needed.

    Items in mine:
    1) Antivirus
    2) Keyboard internet button tool
    3) Nero Burning ROM
    4) nVidia video tools
    5) TV tuner card tools
    6) Sound system
    7) Sun Java

    As you can see, most of them are for my hardware. Removing them wouldn't stop the hardware from functioning, but it would weaken their abilities.

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    Frobozz,
    nero burning rom is only thier "start smart" wrapper, not actually a required part of nero.
    you also have a shortcut to it on your desktop.

    it's not a resource hog, so removing it won't have any noticable difference in base system performance, only in starting nero.
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