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Want to improve performance of both of my computers.

  1. #1


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit

    Want to improve performance of both of my computers.


    Hello, I am looking for a find out my current system performance, and I want to increase the system performance. Can anyone help me do this? As well as making automatic maintenance tasks. I would prefer free tools

    Also I want find out the reliability of my computers.

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    I think Auslogics booster is the tool you may be looking for.. but be very careful the way you use it.. they have a marketing team that created that program with the concept of "make them feel like they have to do this and that" with their program and the way it tells you things and tries to get you to believe you have to do their way of tweaking.. but the thing is, it actually does have some of the usual correct tweaks users do to get that squeeze of performance out of their systems..

    I don't know what you really are trying to achieve though? is it just for browsing the internet or for watching movies or trying to edit the latest most crazy high quality videos? or recording music?


    Honestly, things like Stress Tests maybe .. I'm thinking more along how Hardcore Gamers test their systems.. so maybe head on over to here and look at "realbench" haha Downloads - Republic of Gamers
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    There is also built in windows testing.. Look


    What is the Windows Experience Index? - Windows Help
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    whoops.. haha

    However, in Windows 8.1 Microsoft has partially dropped this feature and it doesn’t appear in Computer Properties.

    but

    UPDATE: We recommend you check out our 3 free tools to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1 guide to know all three free tools out there to get the missing feature in Windows 8.1.
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  5. #5


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Welcome back Micro, would not use third party applications to do this, cause more bad then good. Can make changes in settings of Windows itself to optimize it for better performance. First check here if this was what you meant by Automatic tasks, not sure. Use System Diagnostics too.

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/windo...nalyse-system/
    Click image for larger version

    As i recall had issues here never shown resolved ???, possible HDD failure Harddrive randomly goes to 100% and system doesn't respond

    Few articles showing ways within Windows to improve performance, but as we know other ways is to improve on hardware.

    Similar for Win 7 as for Win 8.1, do not worry about it saying 7 here.
    Optimize Windows for better performance - Windows Help

    See you have a HDD, a SSD will improve speeds in read and write in Windows as the OS disk, more RAM i am not sure how high can go but 8GB is good enough for apps and games. Processor looks fine, as we know see in articles startup and running services limit them as much as you can, Windows experience index just give you a number rating ...read some more here...

    https://www.wiknix.com/how-to-make-w...-1-run-faster/
    Last edited by jds63; 21 Jul 2015 at 17:00.
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  6. #6


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Welcome back Micro, would not use third party applications to do this, cause more bad then good. Can make changes in settings of Windows itself to optimize it for better performance. First check here if this was what you meant by Automatic tasks, not sure. Use System Diagnostics too.

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/windo...nalyse-system/
    Click image for larger version

    As i recall had issues here never shown resolved ???, possible HDD failure Harddrive randomly goes to 100% and system doesn't respond

    Few articles showing ways within Windows to improve performance, but as we know other ways is to improve on hardware.

    Similar for Win 7 as for Win 8.1, do not worry about it saying 7 here.
    Optimize Windows for better performance - Windows Help

    See you have a HDD, a SSD will improve speeds in read and write in Windows as the OS disk, more RAM i am not sure how high can go but 8GB is good enough for apps and games. Processor looks fine, as we know see in articles startup and running services limit them as much as you can, Windows experience index just give you a number rating ...read some more here...

    https://www.wiknix.com/how-to-make-w...-1-run-faster/

    Thanks.

    Yea, I think the hard drive issue has been fixed. I bought a new wifi adapter and I've not had the issue in the last 48 hours
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    How was Hard drive problem fixed ? Seemed all test you did were not good, chkdsk could not even run. Just asking about performance and one of your key elements (HDD) was possibly failing. Last time posting on other thread was a week ago, so how did you cure it ?
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  8. #8


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    How was Hard drive problem fixed ? Seemed all test you did were not good, chkdsk could not even run. Just asking about performance and one of your key elements (HDD) was possibly failing. Last time posting on other thread was a week ago, so how did you cure it ?
    It fixed itself after I installed a new wifi adapter.
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    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    How was Hard drive problem fixed ? Seemed all test you did were not good, chkdsk could not even run. Just asking about performance and one of your key elements (HDD) was possibly failing. Last time posting on other thread was a week ago, so how did you cure it ?
    It fixed itself after I installed a new wifi adapter.
    Still kind of wonder how it caused that.
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    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    How was Hard drive problem fixed ? Seemed all test you did were not good, chkdsk could not even run. Just asking about performance and one of your key elements (HDD) was possibly failing. Last time posting on other thread was a week ago, so how did you cure it ?
    It fixed itself after I installed a new wifi adapter.
    You know that was beginning of your last thread installing i believe a driver for Network adapter, we questioned it, but you did not seem to think it was the cause, but at beginning of that thread, i thought it was a possibility since afterwards this had happened. Still kind of wonder how it caused it then, just bad adpater.
    Yea it was bad, downloading at 1.5 mb/s (instead of upto 12.5mb/s) and large downloads kept corrupting
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