XP Performance Tip + Keep the GUI

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by surge, May 29, 2002.

  1. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    is that ment to be News whats poasted on the main page ?
    even a totall idiot could work that one out for them selves

    anyway the XP Giu makes the O/s look like a fisher price toy
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Guess I'm beyond idiot?!?!?! :mad:
     
  3. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    nah you arnt an idiot ;)
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    its jsut silly that some ones poasted a "tweek" when its well known in the Forums.
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I guess I just not as smart as you are since I didn't know about this tweak.
     
  5. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I somewhat knew about it. Heh. But anyway, I've tried it and I really dislike it. :p It just looks horrible without ClearType and transparent icons and all those nifty stuff.

    Even though I got a small gain in performance, it's not really worth it when you've got a computer like mine. So, if you have a similar computer to mine, have everything enabled, except Shadows under menus. Those can slow down everything quite a lot if you have large menus. XD Up to you, though. :)
     
  6. FOSSY69

    FOSSY69 Guest

    Please allow for the less XP literate

    I beg to differ with your opinion,whilst you may have a vast knowledge of Windows XP,I do not.I only frequent a few forums online,this being one of them,and I apreciate being shown tweaks which I may or may not know.Please make allowances for the good folks that are new to Windows XP and may be seeing these tweaks for the first time,do you remember how you felt when you tried applying your first tweak and seeing the results.It may be old news to you but it may be headline news to Joe Newbie.Take care and be lucky.
    FOSSY69
     
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Well said. :)
     
  8. PJC

    PJC Guest

    To be any good the forum has to cater for people of all abilities not just seasoned Pros
     
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    You all said it so nice :) I was a lil pissed at being refered to as a total idiot.
     
  10. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok iam sorry if it looked like i insulted any one
    it wont happen again,
    can ya for give me Jewelzz @};--- plz :)
     
  11. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Thanx surge :)
     
  12. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    your welcome ;)
     
  13. purush

    purush Guest

    Performace tweak

    The tweak does not, repeat 'DOES NOT' increase perfomance in any way. I have benchmarked and there is no such increase. Checking the adjustments for best appearance is the way to go, the windows looks much better.
     
  14. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yuck. i do without the plastic chew-toy skins. not really for performance reasons so much... i guess just because i don't like to think that microsoft is trying to keep me amused with pretty colors. }:p

    plus it helps me fool myself into thinking i'm a UB3R 733T H4×0R }:D
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    huh? everybody doesn't know everything...when I fist turned off the effects, I had a big boost in speed, but Ithere was lots of xp that I missed, and wanted...so taking that tweak further, and customizing what I wanted and didn't want, I have the look and feel that I do, with no noticeable compromise in performance...so why would you critisize someone who's posting things that you already know?...hardly anything I post is an original idea...

    and as for anyone that thinks they are benchmarking with no benefit...ha...you can't possibly be benchmarking proper perameters
     
  16. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    hey Dealer

    Dont jsut pick on me here,other ppl have slamed the so called "tweek" and i did say i was sorry for doing so.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm not myself...sorry:confused:
     
  18. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Re: Performace tweak

    Well that is probably because your machine is so powerful.
    Many people are still running Pentium II's, etc

    Also, some of the effects are simple animations (eg the window takes a moment to minimise) that also take a moment some people dont care about. (not performance related)