View Full Version : squeezing more juice!!

04 April 2002, 11:10 PM
I origionally had this post over in the technical forum, but hopefully someone here can help me,

Need help on a speed issue. I'm running XP Pro on an Athlon 1200, 512 SDRAM, ASUS A7V133 MB, and a GeForce2MMX-400, and it runs pretty sweet i think, but sometimes when I'm working on a big file (+200Mb) in PS or Painter I need some extra juice. So I quit the explorer and just leave the app running, and WHAM! i get like a 20-30% speed boost. Just want to know if this is actully a bad thing to do? doesn't seem to have cause any probs so far.????

04 April 2002, 03:53 PM
hahah no __a__ that's not a bad thing to do, the explorer is just a shell and you may have heard of shell replacements (other windows skins) so don't worry your pc won't be crashing any time soon

04 April 2002, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the help henry. Its good to hear some positive feedback on that one, didnt want it to turn on me two months down the track. I wouldnt trust windows as far as i could throw it (and I've been || that close!).thanks

04 April 2002, 09:58 PM
how the hell do you quit the explorer????:suprised:

04 April 2002, 01:21 AM
cntrl + alt + del brings up the task manager, then just choose explorer and end task. :airguitar

04 April 2002, 02:57 AM
Cool! I never thought to do that... Thanks for the tip.

04 April 2002, 12:13 PM
Doesn't seem to work in win2000 :(

04 April 2002, 09:35 PM
Hmmm, then you're doing something wrong frog. I've had to shut down explorer and restard it with the task manager (New task -> "Explorer") numerous times, when my relationship with 2000 hasn't been at it's best ;)

But, indeed that's just a brilliant idea _a_... you get better speeds AND more stability, as explorer DEFINIETLY isn't some of the most stable parts of M$' OS:es... while ironicaly it's the part that we watch and use all the time :)

04 April 2002, 09:54 PM
I was looking in "applications" rather than "processes" :)

Now I've tried I have to say it's a great tip!!!! Kill off everything other than Photoshop, kill Explorer and PS runs much better. You can then bring up the task manager to relaunch explorer once you want it back.

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