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Date: 08/10/09 10:01 AM

54 Responses to 50 Expert Tips To Make Your PC Faster

  1. Profile photo of realblender
    realblender Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 9:37 am
    Link: 50 Expert Tips To Make Your PC Faster - Practical, helpful advice on I-Am-Bored? What the hell is the world coming to?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:11 am
    To bad I have know idea what the hell they are talking about.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:13 am
    Oh look, in the distance, it`s an angry mob... they look like... apple fanboys.
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    Nimeskern Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:23 am
    BIOS?...Hardware?...nah i`d prolly screw something up
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:28 am
    Telling IABers to mess with their BIOS? Bad, bad idea.
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:45 am
    I already knew a lot of these things, but some of the BIOS things I will try now.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:52 am
    VV Don`t screw that up be sure your installing the right one cause there`s no going back!!!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:53 am
    Tip to Make your MAC faster.

    1.) Get a PC

    That`s all.

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    evanking Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:54 am
    mcgovern you couldnt be more right
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    twigglepuff Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:55 am
    None of this happens on a Mac btw. They just don`t get slow. My old Macbook is 5+ years and it still runs as fast as when I first got it.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:56 am
    when my computer starts to go slow i just turn the on/off switch to off
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    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:20 am
    Install Linux, Windows FTL
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    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:21 am
    "None of this happens on a Mac btw. They just don`t get slow. My old Macbook is 5+ years and it still runs as fast as when I first got it."

    Perhaps, but I like to do stuff when I use a computer. I don`t like just sitting watching a glossy styled button graphic.

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    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:31 am
    apple fanboys calm down. these are tips for cheap PCs "under 1000". if u buy a PC for $2000 like your Mac. I am sure you wont be needing this!

    last tip, your Mac is a linux.

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    bomberouno Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:33 am
    not an apple fanboy here, but dont macs start at $999? Ive been looking to buy one, and they arent 2000 dollars.
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:41 am
    "45. Fix Internet Explorer 8"

    Tip 51: Use firefox, google chrome, safari, ANYTHING AT ALL, BUT NOT IEXPLORE.

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    evanking Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:55 am
    also, about macs going slow (twigglepuff), you must not use it for anything other than checking email or something.

    for 7 months i used brand new specialized macs for audio engineering in a $300,000 recording studio, and almost every day i found some new area where they can`t compare to my 5 year old HP desktop.

    they crashed whenever i had anything more than itunes open, and on a good day i would only get the beach ball once.

    right now i have itunes, chrome, sonar 6 pro, pro tools 8 LE, Limewire, photoshop, bitcomet, steam, and the oregon trail opened and my computer is still running faster than kenyans. (and yes, i only opened these up so i could say theyre up)

    i don`t want to say anything mean like "macs are a joke," but it`s hard to disagree.

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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:58 am
    "None of this happens on a Mac btw. They just don`t get slow. My old Macbook is 5+ years and it still runs as fast as when I first got it."

    That`s because they run slowly to begin with.

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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    ha ha ha OVERCLOCK it! What a great idea!

    Yessir, just keep increasing that clock speed and voltage, no problem.

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    kikayoaka Male 70 & Over
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    coldCanuck:

    ZING!

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    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    IE sucks, if anyone on here is using it you don`t deserve to have access to the internet...
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    This is one of the worst lists I have ever seen. I would never recommend overclocking to just anyone as a way of boosting performance. Updating the BIOS? Anyone with real tech knowledge will tell you to avoid doing that unless there is a good reason. Speeding up your PC is not a good reason. Not when a failed update to the BIOS will brick your motherboard and void the warranty so you can forget having it replaced once you goof it.

    The best way to increase performance for an average user is to simply keep the machine cleaned up and defragged.

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    Adoras Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    51. stop downloading porn all day.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    "IE sucks, if anyone on here is using it you don`t deserve to have access to the internet..."

    Whats so bad about it? it works fine for me. I tried firefox to see what the fuss is all about and it takes for ever to load up, constantly trys to updates but never manages it

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    PROTOTYPE666 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    This is one of the worst lists I have ever seen. I would never recommend overclocking to just anyone as a way of boosting performance. Updating the BIOS? Anyone with real tech knowledge will tell you to avoid doing that unless there is a good reason. Speeding up your PC is not a good reason. Not when a failed update to the BIOS will brick your motherboard and void the warranty so you can forget having it replaced once you goof it.

    The best way to increase performance for an average user is to simply keep the machine cleaned up and defragged.
    ________________________________________________

    i couldn`t agree more. but since i`m not the avarage user, i can say im happy with my 30% overclocked P4. }-)

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    outfire Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    firefox is the best browser i`ve ever used.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    huh?
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    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    I love how everyone is saying use firefox. While firefox is better for many reasons it is not the fastest. FF has a huge memory impact and one of the slowest Cold start and load times.

    Even Mozilla browser was faster. If one seeks speed with out the bloat then they should use Opera and Chrome are tied but opera takes up resources.

    most of the list is complete crap.

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    bikenutt Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Some of the information regarding changing your bios and such does not sound like a good idea for the average computer user. I`m just lucky to live in silicon valley, the nerd capital of the world Just about everyone I know is proficient in Tech. which is a good thing since I suck at it.
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    See, lists like these are soooo dangerous for people like me - me being a semi computer illiterate ie; I know enough to cause more problems! These hints sound so fun and challenging to me that I wanna just blaze thru and try them all (`cept the Vista stuff - I no gots Vista, only XP). Then I would turn into my alterego: UberBitch and wonder why my dam computer quit working and then take it to my favorite tech friend and say "I don`t know what happened, I turned it on and that`s what I got, I swear!" As she slowly pounds her head against her desk, saying `nonononono`....heh heh my friend loves me lots....
  31. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    > McGovern1981
    > Tip to Make your MAC faster. 1.) Get a PC

    Your ignorance is astounding in this day and age. Sure 20 years ago people were that stupid about the "Opposition", but have you even bothered looking up REAL facts in the last 20 years?

    And your advice fails anyway, because Macs ARE a PC, they`ve had BOTH chipsets in them (NOT emulation) for at least 6 years. In fact, my $800AU MacMini runs XP and Vista faster than my $4000AU Dell T7500.

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    Trixxie Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    lol i would if i understood...but i dont want my computer to explode thank you :)
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    I`m just not ready to believe anything said on a forum where MAC vs. PC wars rage at the drop of a hat.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    @ Lionhart2

    I stand by my answer bang for buck wise a PC is beter. How many games can you play on a Mac and what are your upgrade options down the road? Also how many servers do you see that are Macs?

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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    "I`m just not ready to believe anything said on a forum where MAC vs. PC wars rage at the drop of a hat."

    - Truly.

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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    A lot of these I would try myself if I wasn`t so worried that it would kill my computer somehow
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    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    McGovern1981: You are absolutely right.
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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    ... Who cares?
    Can`t everyone just get the computer they want and stop nagging everyone else about their choices?
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    "
    ... Who cares?
    Can`t everyone just get the computer they want and stop nagging everyone else about their choices?"

    All that really shows is that you liek to waste money and know nothing about computers, most people will overspend on crappy computers, and won`t properly maintain it therefore causing them to waste money on another computer, so on and so forth.

    actually wait 99% of people who use computers don`t even know binary nevermind. i won`t waste my time

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    then again anyone who knows what their doing won`t need this...
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    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    Not very useful to a Mac owner...
    Then again my Mac has never slowed down.
    Yay me!
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 12:03 am
    I should have know better than to ask an avid PC user to look at actual facts when blind faith and ignorance serves so well.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 12:10 am
    I smear mine in goose grease, goes like a bat outta hell
  44. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 12:23 am
    So would I if you came at me with a bucket of goose grease!
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 1:05 am
    I`m sure that these are great, but I don`t get them. I am a computer-illiterate. Most of these, to me, sound like: "Fix the setting on the for extra speed." or "Make this faster to make you computer faster."

    I`m sure they work. I just don`t understand it.

  46. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 4:42 am
    OMFG GRadde, you mean you haven`t reinitiated your processor bus`s secondary dataflow facilitation manifold by bypassing the kernel shell I/O subroutine with a latent LAN ping buffer lately? How the hell is your computer still working!?
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 6:33 am
    I don`t recommend doing these, unless you are somewhat computer savvy. A lot of these could permanently drat up your computer.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 6:33 am
    And LOL at Lionheart2!
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    mickk Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 11:26 am
    LOL let`s see, you can either overclock your CPU or SAFELY overclock your CPU. i think this guide was made by a 10 year old
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    wtf lionhart
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2009 at 8:16 am
    "OMFG GRadde, you mean you haven`t reinitiated your processor bus`s secondary dataflow facilitation manifold by bypassing the kernel shell I/O subroutine with a latent LAN ping buffer lately? How the hell is your computer still working!?"

    --

    lol wut

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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    listen to a real tech.. we normally tell people to wipe their system, re-install, and ADD MORE RAM!! Most of those things i wouldn`t tell people to do because its beyond the scope of your average commenter.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    Or you could go buy a stick of RAM for $15. >.>
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    "Or you could go buy a stick of RAM for $15. >.>"
    THATS TOO F--KING EASY!!!!
    I NEED TO RISK MY COMPUTER!

    (You know you CAN max out those little slots the RAM goes into...)

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