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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    More speed for XP

    This came from Langa List.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24749

    This is a use at your own risk tweak. I am going to test it. Let you know how it works.
    Last edited by efc; August 8th, 2005 at 15:49 PM.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    I am going to test it. Let you know how it works.
    How are you going to test it too know its faster ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    How are you going to test it too know its faster ?
    Good point. I made the change. No ill effects. As you said, it is hard to know whether it improved speed.

    I also just found this article. It suggest that this is a bunch of hooey. LINK
    Last edited by efc; August 8th, 2005 at 17:14 PM.
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    I saw this thread earlier today and tryed it after i bacdked up my registry.so far i havent noticed any ill effects or any advancments.

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    The person who told me about this added, that I should make sure I do so as a REG_DWORD the data will be shown as 0x00000001 (1)

    Or did he tell me that, as he though I had no idea of what I was doing?

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    I saw this on another board this morning. Thought I would pass it on to those here.

    This is CORRECTED information, that I received in my morning e-mail from a programmer at Microsoft.

    After you go to the link below

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchPerameters

    Locate the line that says: EnablePrefetcher REG_DWORD 0x00000003 (3)
    REMOVE THAT ENTRY!

    Then Create a new entry that says: EnableSuperfetch REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)

    XP will then work correctly. Leaving BOTH lines, will work in a VERY few systems. It will normally either have NO effect, slow the system, or cause problems with Anti-Virus programs working properly.



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    I agree that this is something to stay away from.
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    I am using the setting from the information I posted with no problems. I also went over to the local univeristy today, and asked in the computer department.

    I was told that the function must be supported, as if it was not a BLUE SCREEN would appear with a registry error on a restart. I was also told to check the C:\Windows\Prefetch folder to see if things were stored there. If there were it was working correctly. To make sure, I was told to delete everything in the folder and restart; use my computer for a while and then check again.

    All seems to be fine, and the machine seems to be better, not sure why but it does.

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    Tried this tweak, I don't know if I was imagining things but my reboot seemed faster after this. Still evaluating the rest of my system.

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