Quick speed boost with simple tweak

Posted On 2010-10-31 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Tip Tutorial Windows Windows XP
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There are often multiple reasons why a computer may become slow as time passes. Regardless of what the case may be, though, there are many ways on how to make Windows faster.

If your machine is running in an extremely slow pace even with only a few programs running then you need to check the processes that are running in the background. A number of them are only used once or twice per session but look out as they continue hogging your CPU while your pc is running.

So, one of the thing you can do immediately to address this is to optimize processor time and implement a small priority tweak. What you will soon learn in this article is massively useful especially if you are experiencing stability issues. When running, your processor pays notice to system processes for uneven sums of time, depending on what they prioritize. When it comes to priorities, several background processes also possess their own. As a result, they tend to make the processor to always concentrate on them.

To resolve this sort of concern, one will need to optimize processor speed time and starve the background processes. Of course, this involves the use of the Registry Editor utility that comes with Windows. Itís important that, before you go on with the tweak, you make sure you own sufficient knowledge in using the Registry Editor and modifying entry values as improper utilization and modification of values can give rise to system problems.

Note: The following process is not a good idea for users with less than 512MB of RAM. It is also not advisable if your system is using either Internet Information Server (IIS) or SQL Server as it can make these background processes to run very, very slow.

  1. Open up the Registry Editor utility
    • Click Start, then Run
    • In the Open field, make sure to type regedit.exe
    • Then, Click OK
  2. Once the utility is loaded, work your way to the following registry pathHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl
  3. Look for the value Win32PrioritySeparation underneath the Name field and right-click on it. INote: The main point of the Win32PrioritySeparation entry is to specify the strategy used for improving processor time. Its value determines how much processor time is received by the threads of a process every time they are scheduled.
  4. Click Modify
  5. Ensure Hexadecimal is selected
  6. Set the Data Value to 26
  7. Click OK
  8. Close the Registry Editor
  9. Restart your computer.

With this tweak on how to make Windows faster, an increase in the overall performance of your foreground processes is noticeable after restart.

Remember that even with this single improvement, your computer is quite capable of much more speed.

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