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    Optimise Your Computer!

    This is a discussion on Optimise Your Computer! within the Sky Broadband Tutorial section forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I would also add that I use CrapCleaner to clean internet cache, remove unwanted cookies, temp files, and clean up ...

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      I would also add that I use CrapCleaner to clean internet cache, remove unwanted cookies, temp files, and clean up the registry.

      I would also recommend Spyware Blaster as an added protection against spyware: it prevents ActiveX related spyware from being installed in the first place.

      All these tools are free.


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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      Quote Originally Posted by gurvy View Post
      , I usually use spysweeper and ccleaner for spyware, mcafee for virus scan but i needed something to sort out my registry. So I downloaded Tuneup Utilities, and it works great. Ran the registry checker and it found 1036 errors!!
      Ccleaner has it's own Registry Checker, which is great!

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      WWWWOOOOOWWWW

      BEEN LOOKING FOR PROGRAMS LIKE THIS.

      IT has made My PC FASTER than before

      THANKS has 2 go to FibreOptic

      Keep iT uP
      "If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for"

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      May i reccomend this utillity as apose to the one windows defragger.

      Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      You can stop much of the crap that your computer collects by downloading "Windows Defender" from the MS site :

      Windows Defender - Spyware Protection for Free

      This program is already built into Vista but is now available for XP too. Easy to install and configure. Gives you real time protection and updates automatically.

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      Re: Duplex!

      Quote Originally Posted by Keiran2K8 View Post
      Another thing which some people dont realise is that, If you connect with ETHERNET you should set your NIC to 100Mbps/FULL Duplex. Changing this setting mean your computer will get files faster from the router!

      I will show you how to do this...

      Start be entering the Computer Management Console in XP.
      To do this Right Click - My Computer from the Start Menu! Then hit Manage (see pic)


      Then, Hit Device Manager, Locate Network Adapters, Find the one you use and click Properties!


      Finally, on the top-panel hit Advanced, Scroll on the list for Speed&Duplex, Make sure its set as 100Mbps Full Duplex.


      Then you can Reboot and See the Slight Difference it can make!

      Regards,
      FibreOptic!
      thanks for that tip that was really useful, but i want to know more about the other advanced properties, hope you have time to continue the tutorial or direct me to the thread which covers them and what their values should be.

      seeing as i can't wait what the best setting for the "optimise for" ?
      should it be CPU or throughput?

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      Is the TuneUp Utilities 2006 only for a 30 day trail ?

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      Yes, The trial gives you complete usage of the software for 30 Days, After the 30 Days (im pretty sure) it locks down and doesn't let you use half the features, So you then have to pay to get an unlock code.

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      Hi, I am new to these forums and was just having a quick look over some of the many interesting topics that are already in these forums. When I was reading through this thread I found the bit Keiran2K8 (FibreOptic I think it is) had written about altering the "NIC to 100Mbps/FULL Duplex." However when I followed the instructions I failed to see the Speed&Duplex bit on the list. Wondering if there is any other way to do this or is just something to do with my Network adapter?

      Thanks in advance.

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      Re: Optimise Your Computer!

      Quote Originally Posted by _Devilish_ View Post
      Hi, I am new to these forums and was just having a quick look over some of the many interesting topics that are already in these forums. When I was reading through this thread I found the bit Keiran2K8 (FibreOptic I think it is) had written about altering the "NIC to 100Mbps/FULL Duplex." However when I followed the instructions I failed to see the Speed&Duplex bit on the list. Wondering if there is any other way to do this or is just something to do with my Network adapter?

      Thanks in advance.
      Hi,

      I don't think you can change it on a Wireless Adaptor. The reason being, wireless adaptors are commonly one speed (11Mb etc). Wheras NIC (Ethernet Cards) you have the options of 10/100/1000 etc.

     

     
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