Official How to Make Your Computer Fast, Efficient, and Clean Thread

May 24, 2009 @ 15:31:25
google.


no, seriously. google.
May 24, 2009 @ 15:57:01
so while in my search to clean-up and re-tag my entire music collection for my new ipod, i found a pretty sick program called Mediamonkey, gold version available on torrents. I re-tagged my entire 60gb music collection and now 99% have album art, correct titles, all correctly punctuated and re-organized in to folder set-ups for Artist - Album Title/Artist - Track Title. the program has a thing where it can re-name based off of filename/location or it can look up on like amazon and download all the info if available. Then once I finish with this program I run it through MusicBrainz Picard to pick up any leftovers...Then finally I add all the folders in to iTunes to update the album arts to better images if possible and then i finally put it on my ipod.

so basically for music library organizing i recommend
Mediamonkey [gold version is possible it has auto-organzing for new files]
MusicBrainz Picard
May 24, 2009 @ 18:03:59
avg free is probably the best free one
you should also get mcafee for your internet
May 24, 2009 @ 20:35:00
So lately, I've been downloading a lot from Rapidshare. I don't do the whole torrent shit, because a couple of people I know got caught.

Anyway, I hate the 15-minute wait between each download as much as everybody else.


I found SkipScreen, which doesn't cancel the 15-minute wait, but it watches the time for you, instead of you having to check up on it.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11243


Try it out.

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May 26, 2009 @ 08:45:10
^ A couple of people I know got caught.
June 16, 2009 @ 15:23:19
CoreFoundation.dll not found
my computer said that corefoundation couldnt be found so i downloaded it and copied it to windows/system 32 like multiple sites told me to. then i typed regsvr32 corefoundation.dll in the "run" function in the start so i could register it. but whenever i do that, it says the module cant be found. how can this be?? i checked again and i can clearly see that corefoundation.dll is in the right spot. so im very confused. when i restarted my computer, instead of saying corefoundation couldnt be found, it said icuin32.dll. smh?)smh?)
June 26, 2009 @ 00:01:23
i need to clean my cp...this thread better not fail me
July 12, 2009 @ 17:10:28
My computer keeps crashing ie freezing. What do I do?
July 25, 2009 @ 19:37:09
My computer keeps crashing ie freezing. What do I do?
Stop touching yourself at night.

If that doesn't work then you gotta stick the capacitive spring into the drive box, turn the knob to 11 and jiggle the little switch on the back, all while quoting Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

But really, we're gonna need more info than "it freezes." When does it freeze? Opening a game, during a game, opening/closing a certain program, randomly, after it's been on a while?
July 31, 2009 @ 10:26:40
OKAY, please try and help me smart ones!

I have two roommates. Both of there computers go a lot faster on the internet, but i have the newest computer (mac book pro, about 15 months old). My roommates shitty ass dell laptop goes faster than mine. I cant even stream porn with out it being all choppy and shit.

I know we have a real shitty wireless router, but still, why are there computers going faster than mine? Is there a setting or something that i can switch? I am really befuddled by this problem
August 16, 2009 @ 17:13:47
It freezes when i do anything semi requiring work. when i log in, watch vids, load a few tabs. Could it be i have .99 GB ram?
August 21, 2009 @ 09:00:07
Haha, you guys and your defrag/reg cleaners. First of all, defragmenting only works when you do a lot of CD/DVD burning/ripping etc. Registry cleaning only helps if you do a lot of installing/uninstalling etc.

There's a few different things that can slow down a computer, but my best advice would be to back everything you want up and then reformat. (It's not as hard as you think)

Or.... there is a program called 'combofix' (google it).. which is a VERY STRONG malware remover.
I have used this on 4 computers that run slow, whether it be from malware or just running slow in general.

The only problem I had was it made the wireless stop working on my laptop.

So before you use this program, just make a system restore point. (start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore)

PM me if you have any questions.
August 31, 2009 @ 22:29:52
My computer used to be legit as fuck.

Now that shit lags when I type, Firefox freezes when I try to watch YouTube videos and whenever my screen saver pops up, I have to restart my computer to take it off.

Help?

"I got smokers hitting rocks making Stevie J faces" - Quilly

September 05, 2009 @ 15:29:05
I work at the IT department of my college mainly removing viruses and spyware all day. As well as re-imaging Windows. The three main programs we used to fix stuff up are Malwarebytes, Spybot and CCleaner. Usually I run Malwarebytes first in Safe Mode. Then Spybot normally. Then CCleaner. That combination seems to work best for me.
September 06, 2009 @ 11:16:40
Originally posted by Inactive User
My computer used to be legit as fuck.

Now that shit lags when I type, Firefox freezes when I try to watch YouTube videos and whenever my screen saver pops up, I have to restart my computer to take it off.

Help?

Lag while typing is usually indicative of something loading the CPU and/or excessive harddrive thrashing. What that means is that you either have way too many programs open with too little memory causing Windows to use your harddrive as virtual memory (~100x times slower than real memory), or you have a program(s) eating up all the available resources. If you have nothing intensive open (PS, AutoCAD, etc.) then you've got malware problems. Use the programs listed in this thread to clean out your comp and defrag.

One resource I use on the regular is Black Viper's website (blackviper.com). He lists all of the Windows services and if they are safe to disable, leave manual, etc. This will help alleviate some resources if you've never touched services.msc before.

Also, go to crucial.com and use their memory advisor tool to see the type and maximum amount of memory supported by your computer. Once you have that information, purchase the required memory from the cheapest place possible (usually newegg.com)

Also, whether you have a laptop or desktop computer I'd suggest picking up a new harddrive. For desktops look at Western Digital's Black line of 3.5" drives. Laptops I'd look at either Seagate Momentus 7200.4 line of drives or Western Digital Scorpio Black drives.

Reinstalling Windows wouldn't hurt either. Remember to backup important files first.
September 06, 2009 @ 11:25:04
Haha, you guys and your defrag/reg cleaners. First of all, defragmenting only works when you do a lot of CD/DVD burning/ripping etc.


Daily defrag is excessive IMO, but defragging doesn't apply to burning CD/DVDs alone. Any movement of large data of say 500+ MBs would necessitate a defragmentation. After installing any software it is recommended to defrag as well because during installation Windows will install to any free data block, regardless if said data blocks are near each other. Defragmentation will put all the program information in consecutive data blocks allowing the program to run more efficiently as it would require less seeking by the harddrive's head. And since the harddrive is the slowest part of every system, this is desirable.
September 12, 2009 @ 22:32:41
yo i use firefox but when i download things i can't open them. anyone else have this issue and you huys got any tips to help a nig out?
September 15, 2009 @ 00:31:31
Alright guys, my old computer is pretty crippled. I haven't been using it but other family members have. So now when ever the computer is being used I get that blue screen that says windows shut down to protect yada yada. So I tried installing a few things and the blue screen came up while they were scanning. Do I have to restore my computer? Or can anything be done?
September 20, 2009 @ 03:07:57
If anyones on a mac and there machine is feeling sluggish, backing up and reinstalling may do the trick. Deleting all your caches in your System>library>caches. Just delete all the files in there but not the folder itself.
September 20, 2009 @ 03:27:29
I turned my iMac on today, i logged into it, while running for about 5 minutes the beach ball came up and froze for about 2 minutes.
September 21, 2009 @ 01:59:34
I want to speed up my computer for games only.
What should I do to improve the performance of it?
I don't want to buy new processor or motherboard.
I just want to improve my laptop performance.
Any idea??)
September 21, 2009 @ 13:47:43
ram.
September 26, 2009 @ 13:11:11
Yeah, more RAM and maybe a better video card are the only ways. Laptops aren't really meant for games anyway.
September 26, 2009 @ 20:19:09
easiest way is to upgrade the RAM to the most you can and then the processor, getting a 7200RPM harddrive helps some too but RAM and processor are the main thing since video cards aren't really upgradable on laptops
September 28, 2009 @ 03:47:19
overclock your desktops. upgrade ram and if you can have 2 or more hdd to run an os off 1 and the other for programs
September 29, 2009 @ 15:17:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
easiest way is to upgrade the RAM to the most you can and then the processor, getting a 7200RPM harddrive helps some too but RAM and processor are the main thing since video cards aren't really upgradable on laptops


Then we run into the issue of information density (?). That is, when the speed of a faster pallet is overcome by the density of data on a slower moving pallet.
September 29, 2009 @ 22:12:31
Originally posted by Inactive User
easiest way is to upgrade the RAM to the most you can and then the processor, getting a 7200RPM harddrive helps some too but RAM and processor are the main thing since video cards aren't really upgradable on laptops

Upgrading a mobile processor is extremely expensive because so few are made available to the consumer. When buying a laptop, you should always buy the fastest processor offered, and then cheap out on the RAM and harddrive as they can be easily upgraded later and for much less than the prices the manufacturers charge to "upgrade" your laptop while configuring.

I'd do a RAM and harddrive upgrade first on a laptop, then keep an eye out on Ebay for a used processor, but I wouldn't make it a priority.
September 30, 2009 @ 22:21:56
for my 6860fx i can get a 2.4ghz processor for like $300 i think probably less now. i don't think thats too bad over the stock 1.8ghz. it already came with 4GB of ram and a 320GB hdd so not much else to upgrade
October 01, 2009 @ 11:43:19
i'm running vista home premium and lately my shits been getting mighty slow ): i do have quite a bit of fileage in my music folder but i don't really want to get rid of that and it really shouldn't be a problem since i have 350+ gigs of free space on a 450 gig. turned on my computer as someone had shut it off using the button on the tower (god dammit) went on my account and the theme i had (nooto) was changed to like Windows 98 steez. tried to change it back, didn't work, now i'm using the default vista aero theme :\ norton 360 also doesn't want to work.
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