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Hardware Tweaks/Upgrade

By akastarks
Oct 7, 2005
  1. I just got my new Radeon X850 XT PE AGP card today and now I'm wondering what else I can do or get that will boost system performance? Here are my specs:

    MSI KM4M-V Socket A
    AMD Athlon XP 3000+
    1GB Kingston 2700 DDR RAM
    ATI Radeon X850 XT PE AGP

    I here some people say the OCZ ram is really good and performs great. Also I noticed the 200MHz FSB in my system bios. Should I crank it up from 166 to 200?

    Not to mention I have a crapload of programs running in the background. Which ones can I remove?

    Name PID Memory Usage
    3DMark05.exe 2696 11 MB
    alg.exe 2132 260 KB
    AOLacsd.exe 1912 596 KB
    AOLDial.exe 3352 892 KB
    AOLHostManager.exe 3916 2 MB
    AOLServiceHost.exe 244 8 MB
    AOLServiceHost.exe 2568 7 MB
    AOLSP Scheduler.exe 2536 260 KB
    ati2evxx.exe 1040 768 KB
    ati2evxx.exe 2552 1004 KB
    CCAPP.EXE 3368 9 MB
    CCEVTMGR.EXE 456 3 MB
    ccProxy.exe 1528 13 MB
    CCSETMGR.EXE 1568 3 MB
    CDAC11BA.EXE 1504 308 KB
    CLI.exe 3796 5 MB
    CLI.exe 3472 5 MB
    CLI.exe 2920 5 MB
    csrss.exe 756 2 MB
    daemon.exe 3188 8 MB
    explorer.exe 2760 15 MB
    IEXPLORE.EXE 3716 3 MB
    iPodService.exe 1560 952 KB
    ISSVC.exe 1580 2 MB
    iTunesHelper.exe 3728 2 MB
    lsass.exe 848 1 MB
    LVComS.exe 3236 404 KB
    msmsgs.exe 3040 5 MB
    navapsvc.exe 1628 2 MB
    NSMdtr.exe 4028 5 MB
    nwtray.exe 3380 324 KB
    PortAOL.exe 3496 1 MB
    realsched.exe 3504 136 KB
    services.exe 836 2 MB
    smss.exe 672 108 KB
    SNDSrvc.exe 1592 2 MB
    SPBBCSvc.exe 1856 3 MB
    spoolsv.exe 916 2 MB
    StarWindService.exe 1812 472 KB
    StyleXPService.exe 1244 732 KB
    svchost.exe 1052 2 MB
    svchost.exe 1120 2 MB
    svchost.exe 1212 13 MB
    svchost.exe 1356 1 MB
    svchost.exe 1468 2 MB
    svchost.exe 1828 2 MB
    svchost.exe 2932 360 KB
    symlcsvc.exe 1864 152 KB
    System 4 32 KB
    System Idle Process 0 16 KB
    UAService7.exe 228 384 KB
    VTTimer.exe 3136 436 KB
    wdfmgr.exe 1996 236 KB
    winlogon.exe 792 5 MB
    wmiprvse.exe 992 6 MB
    xtagent.exe 1004 2 MB
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    You should be able to run the processor and memory at 400mhz. Check Tweakhound.com. It will tell you which services you can disable and other tweaks. Ive gotten a big performance boost by making a seperate partition and Windows installation just for gaming. That way I could turn off most of the extra crap.
     
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