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  1. Poison The Well

    Poison The Well Somebody poisoned the water-hole!

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    I just bought a new laptop, or technically an 'ultrabook' according to HP, last week. I did the obvious removal of all the crap software that comes pre-installed on most new PCs and also adjusted the startup programs and services in MSCONFIG. I will probably end up running a defrag just to condense everything also.

    Anyone have anything else that can increase the performance of this thing? It's gotten much better after turning off a lot of the unused services but I want to make this thing run as smooth as my desktop.

    It's an HP Envy 6t.

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  2. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Specs? That model can be customized.
     
  3. Poison The Well

    Poison The Well Somebody poisoned the water-hole!

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    • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    • 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2467M Processor (1.6 GHz) + Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
    • 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    • 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
     
  4. Sinn Fein

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  5. Poison The Well

    Poison The Well Somebody poisoned the water-hole!

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    I'll definitely look into that. Any software that might help with power regulation to certain parts of the computer to make it run better?
     
  6. Sinn Fein

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    No.
     
  7. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Yep... only thing I would suggest is upping the memory to the max... as like everything memory is basically a commodity and if you try to upgrade it in say a couple of years the price more then likely will go up.
     
  8. Don the Radio Guy

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    Memory is pretty much the only thing you can do. It even has an SSD drive.
     
  9. SOS

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    Process Explorer - know what is running
    Autoruns - like msconfig
    Process Monitor - see what everything is doing in-depth

    http://download.cnet.com/3055-2094_4-10223605.html?&tag=pdl-redir
    Quickrestore maker - so you can go back if you fuck up your laptop

    Recuva - in the case you accidentally delete something, you already have a program to recover files
    7-zip - open packages
    file shredder - permanently delete files
    Glary Utilities

    VLC Player - plays most formats of videos
    SpaceMonger v1.4.0 - view graphically what files and directories are taking up the most space

    Input Director - control other wifi PCs that you own.


    Windows ReadyBoost a thumb drive - like a SSD, might not be needed

    Quick-restore THEN update drivers if applicable(make sure you search for issues first!) - sometimes manufacturers don't have the latest graphics drivers



    http://www.wackbag.com/archive/index.php/t-120777.html
     
  10. Poison The Well

    Poison The Well Somebody poisoned the water-hole!

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    Well I guess I'll have to do it then. I've never done aftermarket customization on a laptop, only desktops. Can't be too hard, right?
     
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    Poison The Well Somebody poisoned the water-hole!

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    You should just Google Make my PC faster! and download everything that pops up in the top 10. That should fix you right up!
     
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