Are you an ATI gamer looking for better performance? Confused by weird settings called “Anisotropic filtering” or “4xFSAA”? In the final part of our gaming and optimization series, we’ll explain the most important performance settings in ATI’s Control Center, what these options mean, and how you should go about adjusting them. Don’t forget to check [...]
It’s all about the placebo effect in this blog post. Does the hyped “Dr. Watson tweak” (which is supposed to shut down secret, resource-intense background-logging activities) actually improve your system’s performance? Let’s figure out if it’s really a tuning fact or fiction.
For gamers, squeezing every last bit of performance out of their PCs (and especially their PCs’ graphics card) is critical. In Part Three of our series around improving gaming performance, we’ll show you the most important settings in the NVIDIA control panel and how gamers can tweak them for more appealing graphics in games like [...]
Here we go again, it’s Day 3 and it looks like a much quieter day. Today I‘m skipping sessions in order to walk around the PDC 2009 Expo Hall a little bit, where Microsoft and its Partners show the latest and greatest in software and hardware technology. So don’t expect a technical deep-dive, but rather [...]
Welcome back! Day 2 of Microsoft’s PDC 2009 has begun! Today the event kicked off with a keynote session by a very special guest, Steven Sinosky, president of the Windows and Windows Live divisions. Steven hit the stage and immediately started sharing details on what the Windows 7 development experience was like and what Microsoft [...]
This is the first post in a series covering Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC), taking place November 17–19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The TuneUp Blog team traveled all the way from Germany to bring you the latest news from the world’s largest Microsoft event for developers. This week it’s all about Office 2010, Windows [...]
This week TuneUp launched the latest version of its award-winning series of PC optimization software, TuneUp Utilities 2010. One of the key updates to the 2010 version is its compatibility with Windows 7–maximizing the new operating system’s performance. The 2010 version still supports the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Other new [...]
In Part Two of our series on improving gaming performance, we’ll help you get the best possible visual quality and make sure you get a high rate of frames per second. Before you start, check out our first gaming post. We shared some essential tips and tricks on de-cluttering and optimizing Windows XP and Vista [...]
These steps will allow you to save a huge amount of battery life. Be aware that your mileage may vary! On an 18″ Core 2 Duo Extreme laptop with two graphic cards, you might only get 30–45 minutes more out of the system, whereas on a netbook, you might get 3–4 more hours. Hope all you road warriors out there can benefit from these steps!
Yesterday, Sandro Villinger, Windows TuneUp evangelist, was again a featured guest on TechTalk Radio. With all of the hype around the Windows 7 launch last week, Sandro discusses how users can make a seamless transition to the latest Microsoft operating system from both XP and Vista. Sandro provides details on how users can prepare for the [...]