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RobbingHood
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[Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:34 pm

How to make a slow PC faster:

Who doesn't know the problem? The PC is getting slower and slower after some time... but how can we prevent it?

Problem:

Windows (XP, Vista, 7 or 8) creates temporary files and folders for each newly installed program. After installing a program, Windows is too lazy to delete those files. That causes the files being spread all over the HDD (= fragmentation) and prevents a quick start of all programs.

Additionally, the boot time of Windows will increase.

Solution:

Basically, you can speed up Windows completely with built-in components. But there are also some tools that can do the work for you.

Defragment

Put file parts (= fragments) back together. Access time to the files is reduced, Windows boots faster.
Windows-defragmentation
Alternative program: Defraggler

Remove programs from the autostart

Less programs will be loaded at startup. Windows boots faster.
msconfig.msc
Alternative program: CCleaner/Soluto

Clean the registry

Remove useless entrys from the registry
regedit.exe
Alternative program: CCleaner

Uninstall programs

More free space on your HDD
Windows disk cleanup
Alternative program: IObit Uninstaller

Update drivers and programs

Remove security gaps and boost up your GPU's performance:
Filehippo Update Checker
AMD- and Nvidia-Homepage




Settings in BBC2 to get a better performance:

To get an ATI frames boost:
- Set Catalyst A.I to max

For a reported 10-20 fps boost:
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "renderaheadlimit" to 0 instead of 2

For a reported giant general performance boost:
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "Bloom=true" to false

For another potentially big performance update (especially with Quad Core users):
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings"
- Change "HSAO=true" to false (also settable in the in-game "advanced" graphics settings)

Other settings.ini changes that you can try:
- Undergrowth=”medium” – Put this to low, if experiencing frame-rate issues.
- Water=”medium” - Not really any water to traverse in this map, go ahead and set this to low.
- MSAA=”2″ - This is Anti-aliasing, this will always use up a lot of a gpx cards resources. Set this to “0″
- Shadows=”medium”- You can also set this to low to improve performance
- Textures=”medium”- Setting this to low can improve FPS at the cost of visual eye candy.
- Aniso=2 - Set this to 0 to disable Anisotropic filtering.

To run DX9 for improved performance (this also stops random crashes for some people):
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings"
- Add "DxVersion=dx9" to the list (without quotation)


Credits:

  • MAGIC for the translation
  • Nedzad for BBC2 settings

Last edited by RobbingHood on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:40 pm, edited 4 times in total.

Nedzad
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:11 pm

Awesome post, :D

I always searched for FileHippo but never found it because I forgot the name, so thanks. :D

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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:45 pm

Yeah no problem :>
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XkSAssassinGEO
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Seems like nothing helpful for ME C: But still nice work,that's all I can say :B

MartelKombat
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Do +fullproc as start parameter help somethings since the patches?

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Svet
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:03 pm

Very cool tutorial.
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:16 pm

Don't care, playing my self on High. :lol:
jet fuel can't melt dank memes

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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 pm

FaithLV wrote:Don't care, playing my self on High. :lol:


Then why do you even post?

Thanks Rob, even tho I have no fps problems, but will change if I decide to record something.
Here goes a Signature, they say.

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Heaven.
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:31 am

Thank you, it helped
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Re: [Tutorial] How to speed up your PC

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:02 am

Other BC2 settings can be modified with the Evil Minds Configurator: http://www.mediafire.com/?ndk3mzjzdez

It's a nice tool, you can also set your mouse sensitivity for vehicle, heli, soldier and so on...

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