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Hetzenauer

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#1 15 years ago

Here are some XP tweaks that may help, I ran accross in my never ending search for a solution to Battlefield 1942.

click on START then RUN then typre REGEDIT and press ENTER key.

[COLOR=red]*caution should be used and you are not sure what you are doing, then don't do it*[/COLOR]

Improving memory performance can be done simply by preventing your hard drive from being used for cache. This is only useful with 256Mb or more of RAM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/Memory Management

Disable Paging Executive This will prevent pages sections from RAM going to the hard drive. If you have a large amount of RAM at least 256Mb (I suggest 512) you might want to keep the data in your RAM to improve your performance considerably due to reduced amount of hard drive swappage. The entry that you will want to modify is called DisablePagingExecutive. Changing this from 0 to 1 will keep the data in your RAM.

"DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001

System Cache Boost The XP kernel can be loaded into your RAM with a simple registry edit. This can greatly improve performance since the NT Kernel will always be in your RAM. With this edit you will allocate roughly 4Mb of your RAM for the kernel. Sometimes more RAM is used but most of the time it is only 4Mb. The entry that you will need to find is called LargeSystemCache and you'll need to change this from 0 to 1 in order to enable this.

"LargeSystemCache"=dword:00000001

File System

Your drives are the biggest bottleneck in your system and there's a few things that you can do to greatly improve the performance of them. If your main use for your computer is running applications all day long this is of course a MUST! Surprisingly the biggest things that slow NTFS down are "features".

Turn off indexing

The newer version of NTFS introduces some new "features" One of these is a file indexing thing that enables you to search for files and also text within files very quickly. How is this done? Well... every time you add a file it is logged into a DB that can eat away at your drive space rather quickly and slows you down while doing so. I would suggest everybody turn this off because I don't know of anybody who does enough searches on their drives to sacrifice as many resources as this does.

1. Browse to your hard drive either through Windows Explorer or through my computer 2. Right click your hard drive icon and select properties. 3. At the bottom of this window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches," turn this feature off for all of your drives by unchecking the box and clicking ok.. 4. After that a window will appear and you'll want to choose apply to all folders and subfolders if you want the full benefit. You could turn this on for selective folders that you search frequently. For the most part you want this off for all of your folders.

CDFS tweaks

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\CDFS

Look for that registry key, if not there, we must create a new key, then add the following values

CacheSize, this must be added as a binary value, then type in this value: ff ff 00 00 Prefetch, this key must be added as a DWORD value, then type in this value: 4000 hex PrefetchTail, this key must be added as a DWORD value, then type in this value: 4000 hex

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\CDFS] "CacheSize"=hex:ac,09,00,00 "Prefetch"=dword:00004000 "PrefetchTail"=dword:00004000

goto link for explaination oif WIN XP SERVICES, this should help you decide what services are needed. http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm

Unloading DLLS

Explorer does not unloadDLL files from memory right away. They always remain in the memory for a period of time that is often quite lengthy. To unload DLLs when you are done with them navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

This time you'll have to create an entry called AlwaysUnloadDLL and set the value to 1.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "AlwaysUnloadDLL"="1"

Turn off Automatic Updates

Go to your Control Panel

Click System

Go to the Automatic Updates tab

Click the turn off updates box

Turn off user tracking

TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE

Go to your Control Panel

Click System

Go to the System Restore tab

Check the box Turn off System Restore for all drives

For some of you disabling this isn't a good idea. If you are going to do this you should make this the very last tweak that you try. You should also turn this back on before you make any major changes to your OS. This is a way that will help free up some resources but it comes at a cost. Windows XP by default has many many safety nets. It will improve system performance if you're flying without the safety net. BUT if you fall without the nets properly in place then you die

Okay hope these tweeks help...I will post some networking tweaks later, that I came across.




VonMeyer

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#2 15 years ago

I used those tweaks off of Tweakxp.com and for those of you with XP TRY EM OUT THEY WORK!




BlackFeather

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#3 15 years ago

Thank you for the tweeks.. I configured it last night and I have Absolutley No Lag at all.. Everyone else was complaning about Lag and choppyness.. Well I had none at all..

Amazing Dude.... Thanks




BlackFeather

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#4 15 years ago

On this entry , Do I make the entry Binery or Dword with the value 1. you just say to make an entry but didn't say what type.

Unloading DLLS

Explorer does not unloadDLL files from memory right away. They always remain in the memory for a period of time that is often quite lengthy. To unload DLLs when you are done with them navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

This time you'll have to create an entry called AlwaysUnloadDLL and set the value to 1.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "AlwaysUnloadDLL"="1"

thanks




Hetzenauer

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#5 15 years ago

BBlackFeather...make it dword




Pestul

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#6 15 years ago

Ouch.. the "LargeSystemCache" one made my XP Pro system unbootable. I had to restore to a previous working environment with F8 at bootup.

Was almost ready to do a restore or format :(




BlackFeather

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#7 15 years ago

How do I get my ping lower.. I went to a room TNCC server and my ping was 188 .. everyone elses was 60 or so

Thanks for the info to..




Hetzenauer

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#8 15 years ago

i used all these tweeks on my machine: I have had no problems..

p4 2.0 ghz 512k cache 400fsb 1 gig 2700 ddr XP Pro all patches and SP1 ati 7500 radeon 64mb..have anti-ailiasing 2x 40 gig WD 7200 hdd cable

speed up connection for cable and dsl find what irq ur nic (network interface card) is on. then click start, run and typr sysedit then press enter key click on system.ini add to bottom under [386Enh] irq?=4096 example: irq11=4096

i used this tweak and i down load files off net avg 460kb sec

for hepful tweaks with cable and dsl click on link http://speedguide.net




Gamehostmagazine

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#9 15 years ago

Did these tweaks help with the choppiness of the program? The thing I don't understand is when I play the game in single player mode I don't have the chopiness problem. Ping and tracert is right at around 48ms, but I still have the poor video chop, and also the mouse pointer will not control the character.




Hetzenauer

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#10 15 years ago

Yes it helped, if you have a p4 2.0 or higher..u can turn anti-aliasing off...also I was reading somewhere that ur MTU setting needs to be 1480..to help with games...MTU tweaks call for a setting of 1500. To read more on MTU settings chk http://speedguide.net this should help tweak ur cable or dsl