Saturday, December 03, 2005

Tweaking XP:: Lesson #3

Performance! Who can stand a pc that starts up and operates slower than grandma doing push-ups? The best tweaks to do on your pc are to enhance performance, all the other cool extras can wait if you ask me =)

So today's little tweak technique is..........

How to keep Windows Operating Data in Physical Memory

Windows XP contains a couple of tweakable memory settings in the registry, one of which is DisablePagingExecutive registry key. This neat little bugger controls whether your OS will transfer it's essential drivers and kernel files to the Virtual Memory. By default, Windows XP allows the system to do this.

General Rule of Thumb. Anything that runs of physical memory is Ferari. Anything that runs from harddisk is kancil. Ka Piissh ? Moving on..

Windows XP will do this, whether you like it or not. So even if you got like 1 GB of memory running on your PC, if you don't tweak XP will still do what it's told to do by default.

So, if you got a good 256MB memory to spare, try this registry tweak to force Windows to keep it's Operating Data in Main Memory:

Under RUN> regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Select the DisablePagingExecutive value to '1'
Reboot your PC.

So how, can ahh can ahh? PC got feel faster like FELALI ah? heh heh..
Try and see for yourself! =)



Blogger mwt said...

Great practical tips on tweaking Windows XP. Thanks

9:01 PM  
Blogger TechTalks said...

Glad it helps MWT!! =)

10:57 PM  

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