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Memory Performance Tweak
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Memory Performance Tweak

management -at least 512MB of ram recommended

go to start\run\regedit -and then to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\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 yeilds 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

Reboot and watch your system fly ..happy tweakin

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This thing crashed my computer
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Do you have 512 RAM? What error exactly did you get?
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very userful tip. I noted a big difference. Almost no more swap (laptop centrino 1.5GHz, 1Gb ddr)
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    512 mb not recommanded but necessary if you don't want your computer to crash !!! On my laptop with 1gb ram, no problem... On my friends computers (512mb) all have crashed.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didnt work
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it crashes the computer for sure
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I've done this tweek on several comp's and it works good. Two thumbs up
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It have given me a good boost in performance
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Daniel)
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    Worked fine for me and i got 512 mb ram. Didnīt notice any big diffrence though
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    a very easy tweak for a big result
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    performance increase noticed, 1gb dual channel golden dragon pc3500. You need good quality memory for this rweak to work!!!!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Corsair 1Gb DDR matched pair pc3200 here and it definately improved my speed also.Thanx
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    1 One GB of PC2100 pentium 4 2.4 Gig. The tweak didn't crash my computer at all , However I didn't notice any increase in performance.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This tweak will not work with most ATI cards. On all other systems with at least 512 mb of ram this should work.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sounds good. Gonna test the result after restart.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by Septercore)
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    Totally Bullshit. It Works with every RAM Size and Quality. If u cant work in the registry dont do that. If u have 1Gig u dont need a Swapfile or a pagefile. Thumbs up about 10
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Noticed a big difference...thanks
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Well, I've got 512MB, but after reboot I haven't noticed much difference in performance. Nor comp haven't crashed.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very good
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i had to use a system restore after using this "tweak." i have winXP, 1GB RAM, ati 1950PRO-256MB card. nice...
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/257/1/Make-icons-in-windows-appear-quicker
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by Johansons)
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    Download xp smoker pro, free for 30 days, it creates system restore and you can tweak your xp system. After the free trial is over, you can keep your settings.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by Paul)
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    Worked beautifully for me. For anyone whose system crashed...he said "decimal", not hex. Two different things. If you put it in the hex you're going to have problems. Read instructions before bitching that something doesn't work.
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by Mark)
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    Comment #25 is correct. According to Microsoft article 895932 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895932 this setting is for Servers, not Home Desktop PC's.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #1 will rarely beneficial. #2 is almost certain to impair performance on workstations. This is for servers only. Do not apply registry tweaks unless you understand what they do. The authors descriptions are hopelessly inadequate and mostly wrong. Larry Miller, Microsoft MCSA
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I can't see any improvement on my computer yet, but do you change the hexdecimal to decimal??
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it had dramatic effect
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Do not change your setting to 'LargeSystemCache', it's the same thing as selecting it in the Advanced tab of Performance Options. You know, "Adjust for best performance of Programs or System cache" You really want your system cache to take priority over your programs? It's mainly used for servers, not end-user workstations.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thaks
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    There was no disablepagingexecutive and you didn't give any advice for managing this possibility
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by pretchelb)
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    doesnt work good
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The LargeSystemCache value degrades performance if your PC is not working as a server. It is the same as right click "My Computer" > Advanced > and click System cache over Programs in the memory usage box.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    If I increase the total paging file size for all drives under virtual memory in Performance Options, will it boost the pc's performance as well? My windows explorer keeps crashing on me from time to time. It shouldn't do that 'cause I have 2 GB of RAM. Anyone has solutions?
     
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