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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    The 'Quickening'

    Again a great tip stolen from PCStats
    Have you ever found your computer slowing to a crawl when working on the network? That's because WindowsXP by default, uses your CPU to process network tasks instead of off loading them onto the network card which obviously chews up less resources.

    Luckily if you have a good network card you can force Windows to do all the calculations at the network card instead of on your processor.

    First load up regedit (start -> run then type regedit and press ok). >From there follow this path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Services -> Tcpip -> Parameters and find/create the DisableTaskoffload DWORD value. Set its value to 0 then save and reboot.

    Once that's done WindowsXP will use your NIC's processing power to handle any network tasks instead of the main processor.

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    Cool find...

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    Great find!
    Always rememver to back up your registry before you make changes or you could really mess up your pc making changes.
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    Anyone verified if this works?

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    let stripe do test it I know he's been having ongoing issue moving crap back and forth from his pcs.



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    Looks like a good tweak, however THIS shows that it may be set to 0 "enabled" by default. Im sure adding it wont make a difference.

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    I had to add the entry. Seemed not to screw anything up. So I give this tip the booger award:

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Have you noticed any performance increase yet?

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    I like the booger award

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    You know it could just be me, but I think when I am surfing quite a bit, I think it does have an effect. I mean if you just view one site at a time, and don't do much downloading, I doubt if you will even notice. But if you multitask, I'd say give it a try. It surely hasn't any ill effect, that much I can vouch for.

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    excellent BB.

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