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    Talking Maximize Performance for gaming on Windows XP

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    You can maximize ur windows XP performance for gaming.
    First of all backup your registry and system.Then follow these steps carefully.



    Many games require more graphics and processing speed to play the game so they cant be played by this method.(This method is only for boost up)
    If you think this is a long procedure go buy a new high end PC.



    1. Disabling useless processes & Windows features.

    Windows XP has came with quite a few new but extremely useless and memory hogging features that constantly run in the background and slow your system down.

    Some of the features that should be disabled are automatic updates, system restore and remote assistance.

    To disable these 3 fairly useless services...

    1. Hit Start
    2. Select Control Panel
    3. Select Performance and Maintenance
    4. Select System
    5. Select System Restore Tab
    6. Check "Turn off System Restore"
    7. Select Automatic Updates tab
    8. Select "Turn off automatic updates"
    9. Hit the Remote tab
    10. Uncheck "Remote Assistance" & "Remote Desktop"
    Now that the three main Windows features that severely hog your PC's power are disabled, its time to move onto the numerous other Windows processes that further drag down your system.

    1. Hit start
    2. Select Control Panel
    3. Select Administrative Tools
    4. Select Services
    Now there should be a large list of services and alot of them are running on your system right now.

    All ot are vital for running Windows and a lot are completely useless.

    The average PC user will have about 27 of these processes running all the time, more than half of them she/he does not need.

    Now for a standard PC with maybe a printer & a broadband connection and no fancy networking, routing or any advanced perifrals and wireless devices, the following services should be set as disabled.

    To disable a service, double-click it and set the Start up Type drop-down menu as "Disabled" then click "apply" and "ok" and move onto the next.

    Automatic Updates
    ClipBook
    COM+ Event System
    Creative Service for CDROM Access (If you have a Creative soundcard)
    Cryptographic Services
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Distributed Transaction Coordinator
    DNS Client (Do NOT disable if your on a Dial-up Internet connection)
    Error Reporting Service
    HID Input Service
    Indexing Service
    IPSEC Services
    Messenger
    MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
    NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
    Network DDE
    Network DDE DSDM
    NVIDIA Display Driver Service (For nVIDIA card users)
    Performance Logs and Alerts
    Portable Media Serial Number
    Print Spooler (Only if you dont have a printer)
    QoS RSVP
    Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
    Remote Registry
    Routing and Remote Access (If you dont have others PC connected to a router)
    Security Accounts Manager
    Server
    Shell Hardware Detection
    Smart Card
    Smart Card Helper
    System Event Notification
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Telnet
    Terminal Services
    Themes (If you are not bothered about fancey looks for your desktop)
    Upload Manager
    WebClient
    Wireless Zero Configuration
    WMDM PMSP Service
    WMI Performance Adapter
    Workstation
    Note that everyone system is different so don't be wondering why some services in the list above are not on your list.

    Now that you have disabled those Windows services, its time to clean up your start up programs and system tray...

    1. Hit Start
    2. Hit Run
    3. Type "msconfig" without the quotes and hit enter
    4. Hit Start up tab
    5. Click on "Disable All"
    6. Press Apply then Ok and answer YES to reboot your PC.
    Now you don't have all that junk starting up when Windows starts and I can guarantee you that you'll notice a phenomenal power boost that will be equally as noticeable in games.







    2. Optimising your Windows Page file.

    Windows uses whats called a pagefile to act as RAM for file swapping duties and the-like & is vital for games.

    The pagefile itself is hard drive space taken off your hard drive and kept in the pagefile itself so for example if my hard drive is 20GB and I set my pagefile to 1GB then my HDD would suddenly become 19GB in size.

    To edit Windows pagefile...

    1. Click Start
    2. Click Control panel
    3. Click System
    4. Click Advanced tab
    5. Click "Settings" for the "Performance" section
    6. Click Advanced tab
    7. At the bottom, click "Change"
    8. Check the "Custom Size" box
    9. Set your pagefile using the following guide...
    If you have...

    128MB of RAM - set to 1500MB
    256MB of RAM - set to 1000MB
    512MB of RAM - set to 700MB
    1GB of RAM - set to 500MB


    3. Cleaning up your system.

    Now its time to give your system a spring-clean and free from unused invalid light bulb that litters many PC users systems and over time can lead to configuration problems and nasty software conflicts and slightly slow application response rates.

    You'll need to download the following free programs and install them...

    Ad-Aware
    Spybot S&D
    Reg Seeker
    light bulb Cleaner
    Cacheman (A must-have utility for people with 512MB RAM or less) http://majorgeeks.com/download308.html
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    Now then, to get the most out of these program, you must configure them correctly...

    Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D are pretty well configured to begin with so i'll go straight to light bulb Cleaner...

    1. Open light bulb Cleaner
    2. Click Windows tab
    3. Tick all boxes except "Menue Order Cache & Windows Size/Location Cache
    4. Click Applications tab
    5. Tick everything
    6. Click Issues tab
    7. Click everything
    8. Click Options button
    9. Click Settings tab
    10. Uncheck the box that reads "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 10 days"
    11. Click ok and exit the program.
    Now open Cacheman...

    1. Click on the Settings button
    2. Click the "RAM" icon
    3. Under "Memory Amount", set it to "User defined" then move the slider as far to the right as it goes
    4. Uncheck all four boxes but leave "Extreme recovery mode" checked
    5. Click the "Optimization" tab at the top
    6. Check both "Disable executive paging" & "Unload DLL's from memory"
    7. Exit the program and answer "yes" to save settings and answer yes to the reboot prompt.
    Ok now that you've tweaked your programs to work at there best, its now time to use them...

    NOTE: No other programs should be running while you run the programs so bookmark this page and exit IRC or whatever other programs you have running and come back here when your done.

    Open and run the following programs in the following order...

    Ad-Aware
    Spybot S&D
    light bulb Cleaner
    Reg Seeker
    Hijack This
    Ok now your back, your PC should be a lot more clutter free but these programs never do a complete job of it so its now time to manually clean your Windows up...

    1. Look on your desktop and delete any icons & shortcuts that you no longer need or use or have its software installed
    2. Go into your start menu and do the same thing
    3. Go into Control panel
    4. Go into Add or Remove programs
    5. Uninstall any programs that you no longer use or want from the list
    6. Go into your Program Files folder typically located at C:Program Files
    7. Delete all files and folders that relate to programs or games you uninstalled or do not want any longer.

    4. Configuring your systems BIOS for maximum gaming power.


    Accessing your systems BIOS varies from PC to PC but typically its a good 10 second hammering of the Del or F1 key while Windows is booting up.

    BIOS vary from motherboard to motherboard but modern gaming boards will have alot more options in them than basic motherboards like Dell PC's have which is why i'm not going to be specific, rather just point out the general things to change that I think most PC's will have.

    AGP Aperture size should be set to the highest possible.
    AGP mode should be set to 8.0 or how high it can go
    AGP Fastwrite should be enabled
    USB 2.0 controller mode should be set to "Fullspeed" if you have USB 2 ports on your PC
    Any performance enhancing options that many, many gaming boards have should be set to there maximum for example my Asus K8V SE board has an option where I can set the overall speed of my PC to "slow", "normal", "fast" or "turbo". Obviously the Turbo option is going to produce more thermal output on my CPU, RAM & motherboard but its not really enough to worry about especially if you have fans in your case.



    COntinued.......

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    5.Updating your system drivers.
    ***************************
    Updating your systems drivers is vital for squeezing as much performance out of it as possible, especially sound card and graphics card drivers.

    Here is a list of driver links for the different components from all the major manufactures...

    Graphics card
    -----------------
    nVIDIA http://nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
    ATI http://ati.com/support/driver.html

    Sound cards
    ---------------
    Creative Soundblaster http://creative.com/support/

    Windows Updates
    --------------------
    1. Hit Start
    2. Click on Windows Update icon
    Now it will take you to the Microsoft website and will scan your system and come up with a list of recommended updates.

    A lot of these updates are rubbish and unnecessary. I cannot be specific about what not to download and what to download since every ones PC is different but updates such as language packs and stuff like that.

    Critical update patches for Windows Media player and stuff like that should be downloaded and so should Microsoft .NET framework since alot of software nowadays relies on this code.

    Remember that uninstalling previous drivers before installing new ones is highly recommended since it ensures a bug-free crashless install.

    Here's how to PROPERLY uninstall drivers...

    1. Go into add/remove programs
    2. Uninstall the driver you want from the list
    3. GO into your Program Files folder and delete all folders and files associated with the driver you have just uninstalled
    4. Delete any start menu entries associated with the deleted driver
    5. Run Reg Seeker
    6. Run light bulb Cleaner
    7. Reboot your system and then install the latest driver
    I would of made links to motherboard drivers but I find updating mobo drivers to be quite a risky and an often unsuccessfull procedure and to cover it in this guide would take up far too much time.

    If you would like to update your BIOS, there are many guides out there, one I recommend would be BIOS Guide from the trusty tweaktown.com website which I highly recommend also.







    6. Tweaking your nVIDIA card.

    I'm sorry ATI owners but I have only had experience with nVIDIA cards so my instructions wont be perfect to follow but should be ok as the two cards GUI is pretty smiler.

    To access your nVIDIA cards options...

    1. Right-click on your desktop & select Properties
    2. Click Settings tab
    3. Click advanced button
    4. Click on the tab that reads your graphics card name, i.e GeForce FX 5600 for me.
    5. On the pop-up menue on the left, click on Performance & Quality"
    6. Set Antialiasing to off
    7. Set Anisotriopic filtering to off
    8. Set Image quality to high and if your card is good then set to maximum
    9. Set v-sync to off
    10. Set Force Minimaps to "none"
    11. Set Conformant texture clamp to off
    12. Go into the Direct 3D section
    13. Set Max frames to render ahead to 0
    Your card is now set to give the best balance of image quality and performance.






    7. Tips.

    Here are some tips to maintain your PC at its full potential forever...

    1. Run them programs often, especially when you've been making a lot of changes or have been installing/uninstalling a lot of software on your PC.

    2. Run Cacheman before you play games and recover as much RAM as possible so you can get smoother gameplay.

    3. Setting games to "High CPU Priority" in Windows Task Manager can sometimes give noticeable performance gains.

    4. Try to keep your files and folders organized so that your PC is as clutter free as possible.

    5. Exit all programs and applications such as MSN messenger or IRC before you play games to maximise gaming performance.






    8. Conclusion.

    If you have followed this guide correctly then there is no doubt whatsoever that you have gained at least 20fps in your games and should now be set to play Rome: Total War as well as your PC can handle.

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