Aris wrote:Well i uninstalled norton and installed antivir.
Havnt really been playing alot of games lately to notice any improvment, but it did seem alot more streamlined when i installed it.
How do i check my swap file settings, and what should they be set to?
i'm surprised that you've done occassional optimization stuff for 3 years but not encountered how to fix the size of your page file
i'd ask whether you're using a standard/custom theme or if it's classic? have you turned off windows sounds? and system restore? did you do the reg tweak not to page the kernel? or the one to stop updating ntfs last access time on files? have you tried nLite? and a regcleaner?
My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Performance - Settings
Visual Effects -> Adjust for best performance
Advanced -> Virtual Memory -> Change
Set it to 1-2gb as min and max
if you've got a 2nd drive to use as dump space put it on that
Norton has a stigma. Having norton on your computer slows it down by 27.3%. even if it isn't installed :p
i'd recommend Nod32, BitDefender or Kaspersky for a paid solution
there's also anti-virus shield or something from AOL that's based on Kaspersky which is free
either way if you set your virus scanner to scan everything that's accessed then it's going to slow everything down.
also check your firefox settings
if your history is long reduce it. i've seen people set it to 999 days. the and it's 47mb making it take longer to load as firefox has the 'url auto-complete' stuff
also reduce cache size. half the time you'll wanna see the most recent stuff anyway. i did the whole "don't check for newer copies" thing and it was stupid. i hit referesh everytime i went to a page. only download newest per session.
as for WoW if there's a lot of people on screen when you've switched out it's still a bit of processing in the background.