XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby 7X7-800 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:57 am

Yes, Task Scheduler is on. This is a recent XP Sp2 install with no tweaks applied.
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:03 am

This is one I have never come across

If you are sure you copy/pasted rundll32 advapi32,ProcessIdleTasks correctly then my best guess is its either a corrupt windows file problem or a virus or bug keeping task manager from working correctly
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby 7X7-800 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:18 am

Well, I got it to work. The only thing I can figure is that in following the setup list, I did not reboot after rebuilding the page file as the system did not ask me to. After rebooting just now it works as advertised. Thanks for your help.

P. S. I should have thought this through a little better, trying to do too many things at once.  :-[
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:55 am

Alright, that makes sense too.

I was going to ask if you tried rebooting but assumed you did already

Yep, I did wirte the list in a certain order and expected people to follow not on the dirtections but the order in which I listed things
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby BAR993 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:47 am

thanks for the tips but is it alright to the the windows defrag thing instead of 0&0
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:53 pm

No

O&O defrag is a key player in that list and why several of the registry entries were made... it will not provide the same result and as a matter of fact it may even run worse
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby raptorx » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:36 am

I just built my father an FSX system using these guidelines (very similar to my own) and it came out SWEET!!!  Thanks Nick for giving me the tools I needed to do this! :)  I wish I could make a living building and setting up people's systems for FSX like this.  

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Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby Kobus » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:08 pm

I have just completed optimizing using your guidelines and I am impressed Thank You
One small problem. My Boot file on C reads:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
which differs from the one posted. Will it matter if I add /3GB/Userva=2560 to my line?
My Sys :XP pro SP3/4x1G mem/Mobo Giga 965P-DQ6/8800GTX/Q6600
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:42 pm

I have just completed optimizing using your guidelines and I am impressed Thank You
One small problem. My Boot file on C reads:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
which differs from the one posted. Will it matter if I add /3GB/Userva=2560 to my line?
My Sys :XP pro SP3/4x1G mem/Mobo Giga 965P-DQ6/8800GTX/Q6600
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No problem.. the line I posted is a bit generic and was only used as an example..

simply add the /3GB/Userva=2560 to what you have
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby 15pandas » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:24 pm

Nick,
Im really interested in trying your suggestions, heard too many good things not to.
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:19 am

You're going to run FSX on an integrated Intel video chip?

To answer your question, no.. skipping the use of Nhancer is not going to negate the benefits of the rest.

However FSX on a integrated chip is going to be very limited regardless of what you do.

The instructions I posted I use for any system not just graphics
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby 15pandas » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:41 am

I understand that I am really limited with this machine but for the time being Im stuck with it so Im trying to do the best that I can.  If I could move up I would in a heart beat.

Thanks for the help
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby Kobus » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:03 pm

I have a Matrox TripleHead2Go (Digital) with three 19" LCD displays
Res :3840X1024 in my setup

Would that be regarded as multi or single in the nHancer setup? (Only one DVI output of the GPU is used)

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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby NickN » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:44 pm

Hmmmm good question and one I cant really answer because I do not use that system

If the matrox uses a single output from the video card and splits it I would think single but dont hold me to that because as I said, I dont use the system and do not know the configuration var's

I do know you must set to widescreen in the FSX.cfg file and there is something about the Matrox systems posted at fsinsider

http://www.fsinsider.com/tips/Pages/Acc ... ad2Go.aspx
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Re: XP/Windows Setup, System Optimizing and Drivers

Postby Kobus » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:47 am

Nick, I am planning a new FSX dedicated pc and need clarity on the following

Is FSX a x32 or x64 application?

If x32, is there any advantage in running it on XPx64 or Vistax64 except maybe
for their ability to recognize and use more memory?

Does FSX really need or use more than 2G  to run properly?

System: QX9650,X48,8800GTX   (?OS ?GB RAM)

Thank You

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