This site is for
those who are concerned about their snail of a PC due to the number of programs that run at start-up.
You'll find info about the background to the problem, techniques to identify and disable start-up programs, comprehensive list of programs that are loaded at start-up and requests for additional programs or updated information.
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations
chart telling you which XP services you can safely disable to speed up your computer.
Make sure and check out his XP Super
Tweaks, also. Dig around, you'll find even more.
Temporary Files Painlessly
article is not intended to be a DOS lesson or tutorial, but to show you a
simple and painless way to keep your drive free from useless temporary file
clutter. There are other command variations to do this, however, this is what
I have found to work best for me.
Adrian's Rojak Pot " BIOS Optimization Guide
This free site
runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.
Offers suggested fixes and some auto fixes.
settings in the BIOS Features Setup , Chipset Feature Setup, Integrated Peripherals
and the cool part is the comments section. Post your comment, whether a question,
unclear, or you just outright disagree.
Shrink Your Win9x Registry
AXCEL216's MAX Speed
This is a novice friendly step-by-step how to for cleaning and shrinking
your Win9x registry. Anyone running Win9x ought to do this periodically as
Lots of tips, tricks,
hacks, bug fixes, etc. for all Windows and DOS, however, you will find plenty
of hardware info also. I have just scratched the surface here.
Active Hardware's Optimization Guide
info & tips including CPU Overclocking, BIOS Setup Optimization, and Modem
Related Information plus a lot more. One of the very best informative resources.
Enhancing System Performance
There are several ways to increase your system performance. Some of them
give you big, most of them only little improvements. However, even the little
improvements sum up to a considerable increase in system speed. From
Tom's Performance Guide.
Intelligent Firmware Ltd.
Performance & Upgrade Tips
Must see info on processor performance & evaluation. Here you can
find out everything about the serious "performance flaw" which affects
all processors, and also which processor performs best where and why. Download
Performance and Upgrade Tips System Optimization Information.
Zdnet Tips Directory
(What Intel doesn't
want you to know.)
Secret techniques and expert tricks for your favorite programs. Enter
your topic, then click Search.
Web Spot Tune Up
Getting the most performance out of your computer! General Tips, Hints, and Suggestions!
Optimize Your DOS Memory (even if you run windows 3.x or 95 exclusively).
Run Everything at 32-bit, Use a Disk Cache, Overclocking etc.