Use Ccleaner!! often this tools helps you clean your instalations, temporary files, and disable startup programs
Clean up your registry, and temporary files often with CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) when installing a program windows records info about it on the registry and very often this info remains after you unistall it so they are making things slower but aren't being used at all!! http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Disable the most start up programs you can this will reduce the RAM usage on idle so you can use more of it when you really need it
Do you really use everything you have installed??
Throw away Heavy resource consuming, and less useful Adobe Reader and get Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader has a free version too, it consumes less RAM and works even better that Adobe Reader
1. you can add bookmarks to your PDF files even if you didnt create them!
2. you can add comments to the Files
3. you can even draw on top of the document pages
Can foxit read 3D pdf's and if so, how?
How to know if your PC is improving performance with these tips?? just take a look at your idle RAM and CPU usage before and after on the task manager
See how much RAM my pc needs just to run?? the lower this value the less you will need to force your components to the max! and less LAG!!!
If you're still not quite happy about the results you should disable some services
Then a good start will be to check the automatic starting services and disable the ones you don't need you can put them in manual start so that when a program needs that service it can run it first
Important Information Juanes... :) :) Thanks..
The other main thing about hardware... Keep your PC cool... When it gets heated up, it gets slow... (Main problem with old PCs)
Try adjusting theme effects.. Who needs theme while working on CAD. :)
Throw away WinZip and WinRAR!! why pay for something that doesnt give you much more than a free tool
Get the almighty 7Zip
Unnecessary Windows Effects (Aero Glass) I know it looks great but it just consumes too much of your resources
go to perzonalize desktop dialog and change the color options, when there unselect the enable transparency checkbox (this is a mid point between Aero and basic Windows
You can also remove some useless animations and effects from the windows interface in order to reduce the Idle RAM usage
go to system properties, performance and uncheck the most options you can!
close other unnecessary programs including explorer since u dont need it while u work
ha ha ha never thought of it... ;) Nice one.. :D :D
It is true that we don't need explorer and loading it again will not need more than 1 or 2 seconds.. :D :D ;)
since ur video card is responsible for a comfortable and smooth working environment avoid play games or leaving multimedia like video players and music players running
since ur cpu controls render times try as much as possible to reduce cpu work load while u r about to render
scan your system for viruses because hidden processes and viruses can really slow don ur system, and disable these antiviruses while workin to avoid aste of memory.
Check out Black Viper for disabling services, he has been giving fantastic advice for years on streamlining PC performance,
I do not like registry cleaners, having had some bad experiences in the past, so I do it by hand. (Not for those unlearned, you can smash your system fast) but the main idea is
1 BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY
2 run down programs disinstalled by name and editor name using search tools
What about one for advanced system care as well? I use that to clean out junk files from programs and things like that.. also i use the smart defrag 2 for the full feature which takes a while but it really helps.
use "end it all 2 " before firing your cad application,it shutsdown other nuisance creating processes .it's quite powerful so use it carefully
you can get it from here http://www.docsdownloads.com/enditall-1.htm
it won't speed the whole system.but momentarily you can run your application with slight more juice from system
always check task manager for process that can be ended and not needed
A better task manager is supplied free on Microsoft : Process Explorer from Sysinternals, it replaces transparently the W$ tool, and stays nice in the taskbar. They have a suite of nifty tools for admin purposes, file and network
in windows 7, you can go to the tab Compatibility and check ''Disable Visual themes'' that way, the theme will be more light when you run your cad software