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DrFrikadel
01-27-2005, 12:39 PM
Here are a few memory performance tweaks:

http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036284180&id=1036282433

These Settings will fine tune your systems memory management - at least 256MB of ram recommended:

Go to start\run\regedit - and then to the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management

1. DisablePagingExecutive
- double click it and in the decimal put a 1
- this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yields faster performance.

2. LargeSystemCache
- double click it and change the decimal to 1
- this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot

3. create a new dword and name it IOPageLockLimit
- double click it and set the value in hex - 4000 if you have 128MB of ram or set it to 10000 if you have 256MB or set it to 40000 if you have more than 512MB of ram
- this tweak will speed up your diskcache

Swap File Tweak
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036282590&id=1036282433

For Users with 256 MB RAM or more this tweak will boost their Windows- and Game-Performance.
What it does: It tells Windows not to use any Swap File until there is really no more free RAM left.

Open the System Configuration Utility by typing msconfig.exe in the RUN command. There in your System.ini you have to add "ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1" under the 386enh section.

Restart your Windows and enjoy better Game performance
ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1


and...

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/sgp-tweaks.ars/2


Do they have effect....?

Use at your own risk..back up your registery!!

Best!

DrFrikadel
01-27-2005, 12:39 PM
Here are a few memory performance tweaks:

http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036284180&id=1036282433

These Settings will fine tune your systems memory management - at least 256MB of ram recommended:

Go to start\run\regedit - and then to the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management

1. DisablePagingExecutive
- double click it and in the decimal put a 1
- this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yields faster performance.

2. LargeSystemCache
- double click it and change the decimal to 1
- this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot

3. create a new dword and name it IOPageLockLimit
- double click it and set the value in hex - 4000 if you have 128MB of ram or set it to 10000 if you have 256MB or set it to 40000 if you have more than 512MB of ram
- this tweak will speed up your diskcache

Swap File Tweak
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036282590&id=1036282433

For Users with 256 MB RAM or more this tweak will boost their Windows- and Game-Performance.
What it does: It tells Windows not to use any Swap File until there is really no more free RAM left.

Open the System Configuration Utility by typing msconfig.exe in the RUN command. There in your System.ini you have to add "ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1" under the 386enh section.

Restart your Windows and enjoy better Game performance
ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1


and...

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/sgp-tweaks.ars/2


Do they have effect....?

Use at your own risk..back up your registery!!

Best!

hotspace
01-27-2005, 01:37 PM
I was a little worried about doing the 1st one, so I kept coming back to this thread, so I had a go.............and it seems to works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Booting seems a little quicker http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks.....

Hot Space

zjulik
01-27-2005, 01:47 PM
BTW if you`re lazy, you can download Cacheman from http://www.outertech.com . Then you`ll be able to do all the above + a good deal of more, with a few mouse clicks.

Mem optimizers are as numerous as the stars. This one has served me well for years. Supports 98, 2K, XP - under the latter you can run the whole thing as a system service.

SeminoleX
01-27-2005, 01:50 PM
Think I'll wait and see some more user results on this one.

If you have 1 gig of RAM and using most of that when running Il2 on large maps won't these fixes push you over the edge?

If I had 2 gigs I might jump in. Might be a good reason to go ahead and get another gig.

JG52_Helgstrand
01-27-2005, 04:15 PM
Those tweaks work, I did them a while ago...
Execpt the IOPageLockLimit, which I will test later.

Thanx DrFrikadel

roadczar
01-27-2005, 09:46 PM
"2. LargeSystemCache
- double click it and change the decimal to 1
- this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot "

With this one my system locked up during the 3DMark03 sound test. I did not see any improvements with the other tweaks.

P4 3.2 with 1 GB ram, Audigy 2 ZS.

SlickStick
01-27-2005, 11:19 PM
The funny thing for me...I remember doing these tweaks, but recently reformatted and re-installed WinXP. I've updated WinXP to the latest, including Service Pack 2.

I went in to apply the tweaks and numbers 1 and 2 are already there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I'm guessing MS added these into SP2?

Also, I thought that ConservativeSwapfileUasage=1 only helped in Win98 and earlier MS operating systems? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

pourshot
01-27-2005, 11:47 PM
I tested them today and got no improvment in performace, if anything I got slight stutter in il2.

I am not saying not to use it only do some real testing to be sure you dont get a plasebo.

EURO_Snoopy
01-28-2005, 02:52 AM
Try out The Windows XP Tweaking Companion (http://www.tweakguides.com/XPTC.html) 170 pages of updated tweaks in pdf format.

hotspace
01-28-2005, 05:06 AM
Is it good, m8?

Hot Space

SlickStick
01-28-2005, 09:11 PM
Great guide link, Snoopy, thanks!

I removed the ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 tweak from my System.ini file. It seemed to cause hangs at the start of programs and I could swear that I've read somewhere that this is not a valid tweak for WinXP.

I also did not see it mentioned in the guide posted by Snoopy. I may be wrong about it's effectiveness in WinXP, but it did have an adverse effect on my PC.

Hawgdog
01-29-2005, 06:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zjulik:
BTW if you`re lazy, you can download Cacheman from http://www.outertech.com . Then you`ll be able to do all the above + a good deal of more, with a few mouse clicks.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Double and triple that. I went ahead and bought the whole thing, cheap, very cheap. I use it on all the computers here, my current hotrod didnt really see too much improvement, but DAM the laptop acted like I added a gig of memory. The one PC that was built during the Win2000 era also responded quite well. But the laptop really woke up.
Seems the current hot rod starts faster too, or goes "windows" faster.

SeminoleX
01-29-2005, 08:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SlickStick:
I went in to apply the tweaks and numbers 1 and 2 are already there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I'm guessing MS added these into SP2?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I don't think they came with SP2.

The first two suggestions in my registry were at the setting of 0.

The third one was there after SP2.

Anyway...I tried the first two suggestions and saw no difference at all in performance.

SlickStick
01-29-2005, 09:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeminoleX:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SlickStick:
I went in to apply the tweaks and numbers 1 and 2 are already there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I'm guessing MS added these into SP2?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I don't think they came with SP2.

The first two suggestions in my registry were at the setting of 0.

The third one was there after SP2.

Anyway...I tried the first two suggestions and saw no difference at all in performance. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, I wonder how they got there for me this time? I don't remember running any tweak programs or such since a recent re-install, but I know when I went in there the first two were already set to "1".

Maybe it was one of the subsequent updates, but either way, somehow they got there automatically this time.