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Windows XP "tweaks" for better performance

Discussion in 'Recording' started by JLiRD808, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    This one intrigued me as I just came across it.


    The "ACPI or Standard Mode?" got me. It seems like a pain in the butt to do, having to reinstall all my drivers.
    But is it worth it? Does anyone know about this?

    What other tweaks do users here find important? What are your paging file (virtual memory) settings?

    This is where I did most of my tweaking from before:
  2. d_fu

    d_fu Guest

    Forget it. This is a tweak from the past. You definitely don't want to do this on current mainboards / PCs, it's either useless or even counterproductive.
    The reason is the so called APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller), which will allow e.g. for more interrupts. Only an ACPI installation will support this.

    As far as the swap file is concerned, it's good to keep it at a fixed size.

  3. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Fixed size meaning?

    I took the advise of the musicxp.net site and set my paging file as

    min: 1.5x my amount of ram
    max: 2x my amount of ram

    Is this bad?

    Are the tips on this site a bit outdated? Is there a better site?
  4. d_fu

    d_fu Guest

    Choose a user-defined size and set min. and max. size to the same value. This will prevent Windows from fiddling with the swap file in the background.
  5. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Whats a good method for choosing the size?

    I got a gig of DDR400 ram if that means anything.

  6. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    It all depends on the amount of ram in your system to begin with.

    What are you concerns that you are trying to tweak?

    I have a default xp installation and only turned of a few services. I'm getting on avg 30 plug ins per session and only using about %50 of my cpu.
  7. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Just trying to optimize my system.

    I just said I have a gig of ram.

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