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April 13, 2013 4:46:12 AM

I just want to know ways to allow programs to load up faster when it starts up. I'm not talking about disabling programs to start up my pc faster but to allow all the startup programs to start up faster. It's because I do have Sidebar, RocketDock, CustomTheme, and just needed programs in startup.

Any suggestions? Without getting a ssd. Is it all about the cpu at this point?

My computer specs are in my sig.
April 13, 2013 4:50:14 AM

Hi :) 

Check MSCONFIG....and take OUT any updaters....

All the best Brett :) 
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April 13, 2013 4:56:12 AM

So.. you don't want change anything,, or upgrade any components.. you just want it to do exactly what it does now.. but faster?
You asking too much..it does not work like that...
You probably don't know whats starting with your comp.. so I bet there is probably a load of stuff you don't need... but you say there is not - so cant help.
May be just sleep your machine more.. rather than restart it.
I don't know.. cant be bothered to think about it any more.
Cheers
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April 13, 2013 7:18:26 AM

Andy11466 said:
I just want to know ways to allow programs to load up faster when it starts up. I'm not talking about disabling programs to start up my pc faster but to allow all the startup programs to start up faster. It's because I do have Sidebar, RocketDock, CustomTheme, and just needed programs in startup.

Any suggestions? Without getting a ssd. Is it all about the cpu at this point?

My computer specs are in my sig.


There are basically 3 things you can do to speed up your computers startup time.

1. Streamline your startup configuration by removing unneeded programs and features. This can make a big difference, but you lose functionality of all those features and programs that you remove. PC's are about running programs to make your work and life easier, its what they do. If you want fast startup, its a tradeoff.

2. A faster processor. It will help some, but don't expect miracles and its costly to salvage only a few seconds.

3. Get an SSD. By far and away this will make the biggest difference. You want to keep running all your startup stuff, and you want fast load times, an SSD is what you need whether you want to hear it or not.
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April 13, 2013 3:03:02 PM

yoji said:
So.. you don't want change anything,, or upgrade any components.. you just want it to do exactly what it does now.. but faster?
You asking too much..it does not work like that...
You probably don't know whats starting with your comp.. so I bet there is probably a load of stuff you don't need... but you say there is not - so cant help.
May be just sleep your machine more.. rather than restart it.
I don't know.. cant be bothered to think about it any more.
Cheers


I am willing to upgrade the computer as in cpu if I have to, but not an ssd.

and I know removing certain features will speed it up, but the only start up tools are the ones I NEED so I need a faster way of booting with these programs without messing with msconfig.

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April 13, 2013 4:41:26 PM

jitpublisher wrote:

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2. A faster processor. It will help some, but don't expect miracles and its costly to salvage only a few seconds.


If you're unwilling to get an SSD and you've already stripped all unnecessary programs from start-up, then this is your only option. A new CPU (after a BIOS update to version 1605) will shave a couple seconds off of your program start times, but we're talking $100-$200 to save a mere couple of seconds.

AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz

I'm sorry, but regardless of your reasons for not wanting one, the only cost worth move here is biting the bullet and getting an SSD.

-Wolf sends
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April 13, 2013 6:44:06 PM

that's the thing though $100-200 new cpu wouldn't just to shave a couple seconds off. My 3.1 Ghz Athlon 645 isn't that great for gaming, so I wouldn't mind spending for a new cpu. If it would help
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