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#16 ginetto

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 04:03 AM

Merged the 2 discussions into one.

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 08:56 AM

Just found and installed freeware system optimizer found here: http://www.iobit.com...temcarefree.php

Impressed it did finish job as promised without hitting me up for upgrade purchase before completing work, took about 20mins.
Fixed registry, removed privacy issues, (over 30,000 of them!), removed junk files, fixed Firefox issues, fixed memory issues...
Surfing is now very much faster.

Thinking maybe it did at least some of the things Nick's routines take care of, so maybe an abreviated quick fix...and free!

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 10:33 AM

Thank you very much, weldmetal12 :hat-tip:

I'm usinga a 2007 PC that struggles a bit to run P&G, will try NickN's tweaks and see. I'm sure this will veru useful for people with "normal" computers :)

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 10:56 AM

View PostJohn Woods, on Aug 25 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

Just found and installed freeware system optimizer found here: http://www.iobit.com...temcarefree.php

Impressed it did finish job as promised without hitting me up for upgrade purchase before completing work, took about 20mins.
Fixed registry, removed privacy issues, (over 30,000 of them!), removed junk files, fixed Firefox issues, fixed memory issues...
Surfing is now very much faster.

Thinking maybe it did at least some of the things Nick's routines take care of, so maybe an abreviated quick fix...and free!


Pretty sure Nick warns about programs like that. His way is aimed at better gaming performance, and not just speeding up surfing the web.

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 01:20 PM

View PostPete Gaimari, on Aug 25 2015 - 10:56 AM, said:

Pretty sure Nick warns about programs like that. His way is aimed at better gaming performance, and not just speeding up surfing the web.

Agreed. Nothing is truly free, except from Grand Prix Legends contributors.
(One reason I support SRMZ...really is to support the editors).

Just thinking if that sort of software is doing similar things maybe there are some who would use it before tackling 4 hours of diligent clicking. There is also a package specifically for gaming improvement.

Liked that it actually fixed things and reduced CPU/memory load instead of teasing me with a report about everything wrong then when you click "fix it now" it takes you to a site that wants $30 to $50 upfront for one year subscription.

(Link'd thread on gpllinks.org btw)

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 03:22 PM

I know what you mean. I hate programs that promise to clean up your system for free. After they check it out, and find a gazzillion problems they ask for money to fix it. I hate being hustled like that.

I was tempted to try the link you posted. My concern is it might undo some of the stuff Nick had me change. What I have now is working good, and I hate to mess with it.

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 04:36 PM

I never go near registry cleaners.
My pc technician once told me. If he ever caught me using one,he would never associate or talk to me again!

TP:

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 07:31 PM

Pete you have gone so far with Nick's tricks I would not try something else because seems its working for you, and you know what you did. Congrats. Tried a registry cleaner many years ago. Seemed it worked first time, so I tried running it again and it crisp fried everything.

That was it. No more of them until this one, which does other things also, seems credible, seems it worked, offers upgrades and support with a phone number/chat, etc...

But 99/10 times would agree with Twinpotter, except know of no trustworthy tech guru to rely on atm, so just took a shot.

Edited by John Woods, Aug 25 2015 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 07:56 PM

Yeah, i'm afraid to touch my system now. I've had no lockups since doing it in sims that would lockup with just me on the track. I can run 30 car races now.

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Posted Aug 25 2015 - 10:11 PM

John: Keep us posted with the success of your program! We're pinned thanks to Ginetto.

Pete: I bought and ran the OODefrag and it was a major pain in the a$% for someone with apparently little patience

          seemed to take days. Again worth the effort. Only thing I paid for. His guide makes you feel like your walking a tightrope!

Turbo: Your welcome!

I've been lurking around for years reading, learning from all of you. Wanted to set up something to have fun!

I'm not online with the racer, rig (what do we call it?) Update with win/microsoft occasionally. As per the guide

updated graphics drivers etc to a point and stopped when things worked well. Oh and had to step back a nvidia

driver because of something forget what. Rambling.. Thanks everyone!

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Posted Aug 27 2015 - 08:05 AM

Things seem marginally better after running ASC8, (post 17 abv).

In GPL menu screens flip much faster for sure.
It seems to hold good FPS a bit better than before at Spa67.
With a full field on grid not much improvement but by Eau Rouge running solid 35plus FPS, so probably a little better all around.
Did notice it seems Spa track loads faster and has less difficulty un-loading.
Sound maybe plays better also...less little blippy glitches entering and exiting car.

Sorry no hard data but does seem to help and didn't mess things up.

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Posted Feb 15 2016 - 10:22 AM

weldmetal 12, thank you for starting this discussion.  I also, ran through "The Bible" and wow.... after around 4 hours of tweaking my Toshiba laptop ZIPS like it was new!!!

Many thanks!

Edited by gliebzeit, Feb 15 2016 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted Feb 21 2016 - 03:29 PM

Your welcome. I'm glad you found it to be helpful. Often troubles with gpl are caused by windows

and not the other way around. :up:

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Posted Feb 21 2016 - 03:35 PM

Wondering today about someone with troubles in win8 and gpl. Anyone willing to try the bible on their win8.

Differences between 7 and 8?

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Posted Feb 23 2016 - 05:23 AM

Well I've gone through the guide (man this guy likes to talk a lot) and I can tell you that it is a very well done and complete guide (Kudos to him for his patience!) but it is no Holy Grail, neither unique or specific to Win 7.
What he listed are common tweaks, not harmful at all, and meant to speed up and boost your Windows copy, and they apply from 7 onward. I can tell because I use all of them plus some more which are not in the guide from my 7 throughout 8 and now 10. So, if you are on Win8 or 10, yes you can follow the guide no problem ;)




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