Author Topic: What should you disable in order to save system resources when you play games?  (Read 3411 times)

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stwils

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I have 128mb of Ram on my desktop (windows 98se)

I now have running avast, zone alarm, and spy sweeper.

To conserve system resources shouldn't I disable them or some of them while playing? (I am not playing online but playing Civ3 from a CD.)

stwils


ardvark

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Hi stwils...

Personally, as long as your system is in NO WAY connected to the internet, you could probably get away with shutting down all three. If you are connected to Broadband or DSL, I wouldn't even consider it.  ;)

Have you thought about adding more memory?

Best Regards...
« Last Edit: July 04, 2006, 09:25:44 PM by ardvark »

stwils

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Thanks, ardvark. I guess I could unplug the cable from my modem.

But short of doing that, could I undo all except the firewall?

stwils

ardvark

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Hi stwils...

I wouldn't recommend it but that would be up to you.

Your best option I still think would be to upgrade your RAM.

Best Regards...

stwils

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Upgrade my Ram on my Windows 98se?

I think I will just unplug the cable from the modem. :)

Thanks.

stwils

ardvark

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Upgrade my Ram on my Windows 98se?

I think I will just unplug the cable from the modem. :)

Thanks.

stwils

Why not  ???

I've noticed a difference on several machines (upgrading from 128 to 256 MB's) running Windows 98SE.

Again, your choice but I have noticed it helps game performance  :)

Best Regards...

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I never disable AV. Only thing that can cause is a bit longer level load time (just second or two). There has never been proved that AVs actually slow down 3D applications (because they don't).
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Hi stwils,

Read here what you can do on Win98SE:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=21871.msg182954#msg182954

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The only change that I would make is by adding the folder where the game is stored to the exclusion list on avast!'s Standard Shield.

Now you said you are running it from a CD, so that could slow things down more on your system.

Examples to add to exclusion:

D:\*.* (or whatever drive your CD is)
C:\Program Files\Stupid Game\*.* (or wherever your game files are stored)

That should do just fine.

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Excluding the whole CD drive might be dangerous - you never know what CD you'll insert.

Btw, it might be slightly better to use masks like D:\*, instead of D:\*.*