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    If you are all serious tweakers you most likely use extra software to increase the performance of your box. This is the thread to list all that extra junk you use, and why! :afro:

    For me I use:
    RegClean
    RegCleaner
    Norton Antivirus 2003
    Ad-Aware 6

    The RegClean/RegCleaners are for cleaning of the windows registry, and the ad-aware is for spyware removal :thumb: All of the software listed works extremely well :O)
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    You mentioned increaced performance. All of the software you listed is just maintenance stuff. Do you use anything to enhance performance too?

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    They all affect your performace in some way tho. Ad-aware (http://www.lavasoft.nu/support/download/) CAN speed up your surfing by getting ride of most of those nasty pop-ups on your computer. RegCleaners remove useless keys and in turn speed up seek time. Norton removes viruses that can lag your system quite a bit.

    I have some i use:

    Diskeeper (http://diskeeper.com/downloads/menu.asp): Deframenting tool, really good and quick, much better then windows deframenting program

    SiSoftware Sandra Pro (http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html...dl&langx=en&a=): Diagnostics tool, tips for maximizing performance

    Spybot Seek and Destroy (http://spybot.safer-networking.de/in...&page=download): Another exelent spyware removal program, also removes security risks such as recently used programs, cookies, and many more. Good for those indepth system cleaning

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    I was just checking out the Diskeeper site... Which version of Diskeeper do you use? It looks like a usefull utility :afro:
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    And of course http://www.google.com
    For finding all these wonderful tools that no one linked to:?:

    XBoy - I'm not going to say a word about your AV, but if you should post along those lines..........some serious administrative JuJu is going to fall on you like a ton of bricks.
    just a kindly word to the wise there:)
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Im using 7.0 Lite Freeware. (http://diskeeper.com/downloads/menu.asp) I dont see a point in buying the full version unless you need to use it across a network. But yes it is a great utility.

    Nother program many people use is Tweak XP (http://www.totalidea.com/frameset-tweakxp.htm) It can acces a lot of hidden registry settings to tweak your system to your likings. As the name implies, its only for WinXP, but I know there is a program similar for 9x systems called TweakUI.

    Mr.C, what was the problem with the AV? Something against them in here?

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    I currently have 5.87 gigabytes used up on my main C: drive which is my WD400 40 gig 7200 rpm. I just got Diskeeper Lite, and it completly defragged the entire thing in exactly 4 minutes! SHIAAAAAAAAAATTTTT!!!!! That is awesome! By far the best 3rd party defragmentation utility I have EVER used!
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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