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tornadog
02-29-08, 03:04 PM
So what all things do I need to turn off to improve performance. Sidebar, Aero, Indexing, what else???

crainger
02-29-08, 03:41 PM
wallpaper, start bar, monitor.

::D:

I just turn the sidebar off and leave the rest running. Indexing in Vista REALLY doesn't hog resources as much as XP. It'll just give your HDD a workout while idle (until it has an uptodate index). Aero is fine too. It turns off when running fullscreen 3D apps.

Bearclaw
02-29-08, 04:01 PM
I like sidebar. :(
I think in windows 7 they should include 2 sidebars. We can never have enough frickin' clocks to look at.

LovingSticky
02-29-08, 04:17 PM
So what all things do I need to turn off to improve performance. Sidebar, Aero, Indexing, what else???

Sidebar - might be useful, if you install right gadgets (RSS reader, notes, calculator, etc.) and have a huge widescreen LCD
Aero - why disable it? If your computer is not from 2001, keep it on
Indexing - what?! Probably the most useful Vista feature is integrated search anywhere. It saves plenty of time, especially when you have 200k + files.. Learn how to use it, and it will make you much more productive.

LovingSticky
02-29-08, 04:31 PM
@methimpikehoses - Logitech G15 w/ Everest is very useful for that. Great thing is you see all that stuff even when having fulscreenn app running (like a game).

Mr Bigman
02-29-08, 04:31 PM
Vista is a much never move now.

I think you will enjoy the new stuff and with SP1, you will find most of the stuff that had issues are taken care of.

Do i still have to pay for everest to use the temp gadget?

Viventis
02-29-08, 06:00 PM
Vista is a much never move now.

I think you will enjoy the new stuff and with SP1, you will find most of the stuff that had issues are taken care of.

Do i still have to pay for everest to use the temp gadget?

Here are a ton of gadgets to install:
http://gallery.live.com/results.aspx?c=0&bt=1&pl=1
The Weather Channel gadget is wonderful!

Drolfrawd
03-01-08, 06:50 PM
User account control and Windows defender. both to off

nekrosoft13
03-01-08, 07:29 PM
yeah, i like the sidebar as well

methimpikehoses
03-01-08, 09:10 PM
yeah, i like the sidebar as well

:hug:

crainger
03-01-08, 09:20 PM
I uninstalled the sidebar and got 20 more fpses in Crysis.

methimpikehoses
03-01-08, 09:47 PM
I uninstalled the sidebar and got 20 more fpses in Crysis.

no wai

conroejoe
03-01-08, 10:04 PM
I uninstalled the sidebar and got 20 more fpses in Crysis.


LOL I dont think anyone gets 20 FPS in Crysis. :D

K007
03-02-08, 12:09 AM
I got sidebar working on XP ><. Like it alot. I do turn it off when i play games though. But it is a pretty handy tool

crainger
03-02-08, 05:12 AM
LOL I dont think anyone gets 20 FPS in Crysis. :D

Yeah. I was getting -15 with sidebar. Now I get 5.

Sazar
03-02-08, 05:21 AM
Yeah. I was getting -15 with sidebar. Now I get 5.

Lucky you :(

I'm still waiting for the 2nd frame to render.

crainger
03-02-08, 05:22 AM
Try turning down the bass on your speakers. I got me a 20% improvement that way.