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17th June 2008
Is there any other way to increase efficiency, speed, etc., etc., of your computer other than deleting unimportant and unused files, uninstalling useless applications and defragmentation? Also, is gaming speed CPU and RAM dependant, or CPU, RAM and GPU dependant or everything dependant? As in suppose you change anything other than the CPU and RAM and get a better set of that or whatever would it increase the speed ingame? I heard that most other hardware components of your comp. depend on your CPU and RAM, so wouldn't strengthening such a component as the GPU reduce ingame FPS (Sorry, I am answering my own question in a manner but I just had to make that statement for the sake of showing that I think this is the case).
The Force is strong with him
11th September 2006
ok, if you're trying to speed up your computer this is the sequence i would run Antivirus Scan Spyware Doctor scan (or if you want to go free ad-aware or any other program) CCleaner combofix (get from bleepingcomputer.com) regvac (run over and over until you get a clean result) Advanced Windows care Disk Keeper (and make sure to go into diskkeeper configuration, frag sheild then padd the mft to reccomended volume) as for all those programs (except combofix) you can get them from download.com and for your other question now while i dont think "dependent" is the right word, i think that you're right in a sence of if you are running a 1.8GHz single core CPU, and throw 4 gigs of ram and a 9800 in there the game is not going to run to its fullest you kinda need a balance
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
Siddharth Gupta;4460478Is there any other way to increase efficiency, speed, etc., etc., of your computer other than deleting unimportant and unused files, uninstalling useless applications and defragmentation?[/quote] Actually, that only does a little. It does reduce fragmentation, and keeps unwanted programs from loading at boot. However, just deleting files doesn't really do too much.
[QUOTE=Siddharth Gupta;4460478]Also, is gaming speed CPU and RAM dependant, or CPU, RAM and GPU dependant or everything dependant?
As said, it is a balance, every component affects the speed of the game, some more than others. The following is a list of what affects the game, and in what order I think they should be in.
1st. Power Supply. 2nd. GPU 3rd. CPU 4rt. RAM 5th. Operating System 6th. Anti-Virus 7th. Internet Connection 8th. HDD 9th. Screen/Monitor 10th. Input Device (Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick, etc...)
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
I always go with this order for gaming hardware importance:
1. GPU 2. Ram 3. CPU
You can usually game pretty well, even if you have a slower CPU as long as you have a decent amount of ram and a good GPU to back it up. But say you have a good CPU, but not much ram, its not going to run as well.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
Monster_User's list was very accurate (nicely done dude), the only thing I would change is the PSU; that affects stability of the machine far more than gaming performance. The only way I could see it affecting performance more than any other component is if overclocking were involved. In regard to Monster_User's post: Seconded.