Too many programs will slow down your computer to an absolute crawl. The TuneUp Blog team proved this theory, with a PC performance check that involved installing 200 new programs. The end result: The computer was basically unusable following the test. The experiment also left the TuneUp Blog team and our readers with more questions. [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Speed’
There’s nothing more frustrating to gamers than when they lose a life or miss the next level because the frame rates (or frames per second) are in the single-digits area. But what can they do? This podcast discusses different ways in which gamers can improve their gaming experience—beyond just upgrading to a better graphics card—by [...]
Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 7, there’s been a lot of talk about what the best way is to install the new operating system. This podcast discusses the differences between a clean install and an upgrade of Windows 7 and the best ways to go about migrating to the new operating system. The podcast also [...]
It’s a proven fact: The more programs you install on your computer, the slower it will eventually become. Let’s revisit this almost two decade-old position in 2010 and see if it still holds true for today’s machines and the modern operating system Windows 7.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If you want to move from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7, this blog post should help you get your computer up and running—without any hassles. Wiping your hard disk and installing a new operating system (OS) is often very scary, but this step-by-step guide should help streamline the process. What is a clean [...]