How can i improve my PC perofrmance

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Super001, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Super001

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  2. x86

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    First things first - what do you need the PC for? What types of applications do you use? For an average user, I would say that it is 'OK'.

    Hardware-wise, you could do with a better graphics card (especially if you are running high-end games or watching HD movies).

    Software-wise, you could do alot. if you really want to squeeze every drop of performance from your existing hardware...
     
  3. Daz

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    Make sure hyper-threading is enabled in your BIOS. I've come across a few systems that support it but have it disabled :animatedwink:

    You might want to try to overclock your CPU to around 3.20GHz too although I wouldn't recommend it if you've got poor stock cooling.
     
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    Thanks for replying

    and i'm kinda heavy user in using multi applications in same time . and i use normal games really.

    but sometimes my computer freezes or being heavy at use ,but now after format it went better

    and can i ask how can i enable the hyper-threading ( where can i find it )


    thanks =]
     
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    It will be in your BIOS somewhere, not sure where though.

    Basically in task manager under the performance tab your CPU usage history should have two graphs if it's enabled.
     
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  7. Super001

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    Thanks everybody for help ,i'll check and tell u what's new with it :)
     
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    #8 Super001, Jul 24, 2011
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    hello again

    i have decided to buy a new CPU and there's the options for me

    1- Pentium Dual Core E5700 (2M CASH) == 55 JD == 80$
    2-Core 2 Duo E8400(C0) (6M CASH) == 110 JD == 150$

    So as u can see it's about the double in price , but does it really worth to pay this difference ,as i need a CPU that could last with me for about 2-3 years more

    and i also play some heavy games on computer .

    so what do u think ?

    another question ,as u can see in the 1st picture in topic my video card NVIDIA GEFORCE 210 ,which is 1GB .
    what do you think about nvidia 9600 gt 1GB

    as i got both and want to know which one to use and better ?
    Thanks again :)
     
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  10. Super001

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    hello again

    Thanks everyone for your advice i have bought new CPU Pentium Dual Core E5700
    and it's going great now with me :)

    but still thinking of changing it of better one if I can :p


    =]
     
  11. x86

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    That's good news :)

    The CPU option you just went for was a good value for money. No need to spend more $$$ in my opinion. Still, if you are itching to improve further on your existing hardware - consider a more powerful graphics card. But, as I said, make sure you really need it...
     
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    @Super001

    The price of SSD's has gone down, you can buy a 40Gb (boot drive) for $80-90 bucks..... Good performance boost.
     
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  13. nestsoft

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    use a intel core i3 processor
     
  14. comp_tech

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    I wish this will better help you. microsoft.com. There are some reviews and details there that you failed to apply, I think you better check those out and try running your PC 6times greater. :) goodluck!