Tweaks

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  • #3604

    Fabricated hero

    Now I am not recommending this… Do it at your own risk. Some of this stuff is a quick Google for the guides or steps. I am posting this from my phone so forgive any typos.

    Tweaks to get more performance out of your stick

    1.. Use black vipers windows 10 services guide to turn every service that you do not need. Understand that yes this has windows 10 but come to the realization that this is meant to be a face Booker PC.. Meaning its not for games or heavy office use.

    2. Change registry to un-hide maximum performance power profile. I saw better gains once I enabled this. Using this profile is meant for power adapter to a wall outlet. Since it will draw alot of power doing this.

    3. If you are fine with windows 10 get rid of the back up of windows 7. Looks like they loaded windows 7 and upgraded it to windows 10 causing it to keep gigs of backup data. If you are lucky and got the stick within 30days of this upgrade you should be able to roll it back to windows 7 if you wanted to. Doing this will free up half the drive.

    4. Unpark the cores for little more performance.

    5. Trim the hard drive because they didn’t do it since it was done and will help out. You can do this by disk defrag.

    6. Use CCleaner to get rid of the Microsoft bloatware by uninstalling things you don’t need. Like the Xbox app for example. Some might use it but like I said this is meant for light office use and web browsing. The application themselves aren’t big but with only 32gigs free space is a must.

    7. Get a micro sd 128gigs with 90/mbs read/write. Gives extra storage and you can partition it so you can give 8gigs to do a ready boost setup.

    8. Point all web browser downloads to external SD drive.

    9. *optional* use a program like process lasso to strip down running application like cortona to always be terminated once it tries to start. Helps keep free memory for other applications. You can also have it pump up the priority of major applications and dumb down others that aren’t used to help manage processor priority.

    10. Got to Msconfig and change boot up to use all four cores

    11. Turn off all applications that are not necessary at start-up… You can do this with ccleaner.

    12. Change DNS on both lan and WiFi adapter to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 until you run DNS benchmark for best geographical DNS server for your area.

    13. Turn off all animations under system settings. Keep peek…smooth corners. Best system performance should be sekected.

    14. Turn off transparency for taskbar and start menu under personalization

    15. Change menu display registration to 100 for a little snappier menu pop outs.

    16. If using antivirus make sure it’s on gaming mode if yours has this capability. One thing about this stick is it does not handle well if two applications are trying to access the drive alot.

    17. Make sure to install any apps to the external SD drive.

    18. Download intel driver software to keep up to date for graphics driver.

    19. *havent tested nut will soon* install viper4windows for better sound quakity.

    20. If you already have a desktop somewhere else in the house. Setup a shared folder. So you can use your desktop as a sudo dropbox.

    21. *optional* get rid of windows media player and just use VLC.

  • #3609

    Sam
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    Thanks for the tips! These will definitely be helpful for many users.

  • #10964

    Kevin
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    How??
    Change registry to un-hide maximum performance power profile. I saw better gains once I enabled this. Using this profile is meant for power adapter to a wall outlet. Since it will draw alot of power doing this.

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