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By Casemaker ·
Hello, I would like to provide a service to my customers. I would like to fully optimize the performance of their sytems. Could I recieve suggestions for optimizing the performance of their systems. This would be both HW & SW running W 95/98. Pointswill be awarded for the most complete list of steps.
Thanx Techies
Have a great weekend and always be safe!!
Mark

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by cary44 In reply to System Optimization both ...

The current answers posted are obvious to people in the field....(and I agree about using TechRepublic's very own "Preventative Maintenance CheckList"). What I need to know is what type of system (Brand, CPU, Memory (amount, type and Speed), hard disk (size, type and access speed), Video system, Power supply capacity, number of devices connected....etc. I hope you get the point. In addition, aree these computers on a network..If so, what kind of NIC, drivers version, connection type, network OS& version.
You should already have this information..If not, get it and keep it current. It will save you headaches in the future.
Good Luck .... I hope this helps.

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by rgravelle In reply to System Optimization both ...

What you want is always a tall order where
windows is involved. I would suggest you
visit mcafee.com and look at their utilities.
you can download a demo that will check
both software and hardware and it will offer
some sugestions.
There is also a freeware program from NORWAY
that is very good for keeping your system clean.It is called 'EASY CLEANER'www.saunalahti.fi/tonihele

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by riyaz In reply to System Optimization both ...

BIOS; Enable Cache for Sys BIOS & Video BIOS,Match the BUS with Clock frequency for the hardware installed, Optimize the wait states if available, BOOT;Use divicehigh/minimize the unecessary device drivers in config file. BATCH; Do not use any Virusscan in autoexec.bat(Load McAfee virus scanner in windows). Do not load any disk utilities such as Nortion utilities unless required. DISK;schedule scandisk/ defrag / tuneup to run once in week

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by riyaz In reply to System Optimization both ...

BIOS; Enable Cache for Sys BIOS & Video BIOS,Match the BUS with Clock frequency for the hardware installed, Optimize the wait states if available, BOOT;Use divicehigh/minimize the unecessary device drivers in config file. BATCH; Do not use any Virusscan in autoexec.bat(Load McAfee virus scanner in windows). Do not load any disk utilities such as Nortion utilities unless required. DISK;schedule scandisk/ defrag / tuneup to run once in week

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by Casemaker In reply to System Optimization both ...
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by mike_fry In reply to System Optimization both ...

1. make sure you use the most recent versions of things, especially windows service packs, hotfixes, software and Bios Upgrades.

2. For hardware drivers, try and use the drivers based on the chipset, not the card. This will eliminate alot of garbage that is installed with most new cards.

3. Use a well balanced PC. Don't use a 40x CD-rom in a pentium 100 for example. Try and be sure that all the hardware can keep up with everything else to avoid bottlenecks.

4. then there is the obviousof More memory the better. also tweak the virtual memory 10% of HDD Compacity is one I've heard but I use twice the standard ram size.

5. Use Linux.

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