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Unhappy Best Settings for Gaming - 04-22-2009, 11:06 PM

Hey im getting my dell mini soon and i was just wondering what i should do to make mine more powerfull.
I'm going to upgrade to 2gb of ram, and i have the 16gb SSD installed. Are there any programs I should download,
or how much should i overclock my components? please help!

P.S: I want to play Roller Coaster Tycoon, Halo, Starcraft and Fallout 1 and 2.
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Default Re: Best Settings for Gaming - 04-23-2009, 02:54 PM

I'd do this:

1. Buy that 2GB RAM!
2. Turn off all unnecessary programs.
3. Disable Indexing.
4. Download DirectX Drivers. (If not already installed)
5. Customize XP to run for performance, not looks.

* You could try GMABooster but I haven't yet. Overclocking a computer with no fans or anything is quite scary.... :|

I always run my systems with a minimalistic approach.

Apply this theory to your gaming lifestyle:

Why am I running it if I'm not using it?

Halo works on the lowest settings. I've heard Rollercoaster Tycoon does work as well.


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Default Re: Best Settings for Gaming - 04-23-2009, 09:24 PM

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* You could try GMABooster but I haven't yet. Overclocking a computer with no fans or anything is quite scary.... :|
GMABooster only ups the GMA950 to its 400mhz max speed but it does not up the voltage so it doesn't effect heat or battery life at all. Nothing to be scared of


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Default Re: Best Settings for Gaming - 05-01-2009, 03:43 AM

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* You could try GMABooster but I haven't yet. Overclocking a computer with no fans or anything is quite scary.... :|
GMABooster only ups the GMA950 to its 400mhz max speed but it does not up the voltage so it doesn't effect heat or battery life at all. Nothing to be scared of
It does effect it,but it might not be too noticable. You if make something move/run faster, it will always generate more heat, and probably drains a lil battery life.


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Default 07-10-2009, 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by danmanx View Post
I'd do this:

1. Buy that 2GB RAM!
2. Turn off all unnecessary programs.
3. Disable Indexing.
4. Download DirectX Drivers. (If not already installed)
5. Customize XP to run for performance, not looks.

* You could try GMABooster but I haven't yet. Overclocking a computer with no fans or anything is quite scary.... :|
1. really can help
2. That is not 486 but choose antivirus with low cpu draining
3. In XP isnt indexing if you dont installing it / In vista its True / In 7 ... don't bother there is really great configured and is not affecting performance
4. True ... do it
5. What is so affecting performance in XP omg, that is just blue/silver/green window

GMA Booster: USE IT! increasing preformance between 25% to 240%
draining just a little bit more energy from battery (maybe 5 mins shorter) and there is no any overheating... GMABooster just setting GPU clock to it's default (400MHz) by computer default it's on 133 MHz.

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Default 07-10-2009, 09:56 AM

is gma free yet, or do u still have to reinstall every week?
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Default 07-10-2009, 10:12 AM

Still need to reinstall ... but if is it really helpful then donate them ... and you will recieve lifetime serial number.
BTW Whats the minimal Donate?
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Default 07-10-2009, 08:32 PM

I'm getting a dell mini 10v, is 2GB of ram really that important?


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Default 07-10-2009, 08:37 PM

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I'm getting a dell mini 10v, is 2GB of ram really that important?
If you're going to be running intensive games, it's a good idea. If you're using XP, you can try a program called eBoostr. It's free for a trial, but you have to pay for it in the long run. It's very similar to vista's ReadyBoost.

Boost your Windows PC performance » eBoostr.com

EDIT: Just saw they say it works with vista now too. That's nice .
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Default 07-13-2009, 06:50 PM

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If you're going to be running intensive games, it's a good idea. If you're using XP, you can try a program called eBoostr. It's free for a trial, but you have to pay for it in the long run. It's very similar to vista's ReadyBoost.

Boost your Windows PC performance » eBoostr.com

EDIT: Just saw they say it works with vista now too. That's nice .
I remember I had my MSI Wind before I returned it. There was a huge debate with 2GB or 1GB.. it never got resolved. Msi wind had the cool Turbo boost option, that boost the atom to 1.9GHz. I hope SETFSB overclocking allows the dell mini 10v to reach up that high as well. That and than with 400MHz GMA, it should be good =].


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