To speed up the Computer

India
March 20, 2007 7:04am CST
Click START, run type "regedit", in HKEY_CURRENTUSER, double click control panel, [right side], desktop hung application timeout, right click 'modify', make value to 1000, then click OK. On Right Side:right click "menu show delay", make it 80. Then on right side, right click on "waytokillapptimeout" modify, change value from 20000 to 3000.
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@pitstop (6215)
• India
20 Mar 07
I'd love to check it on my computer, but would like to know where you got that info from. Will it crash my computer or overuse resources etc?
• United States
20 Mar 07
I know from letting someone who wasn't certified to work on computers, work on mine that he increased the maximizer/optimizer (not positive on the term) in my computer which speeds it up. He tweeked all the way that it could go and it was like the computer running like a car at 8000 RPMs and it fried my motherboard. It was so bad that the electrodes were melted together. I am not sure if this is what this person on this post is speaking of doing or not; thats why I asked :-)
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
23 Mar 07
What you're describing sounds like someone overclocked your system. I NEVER overclock. Overclocking forces your system to work harder and faster than it was designed to. It usually will void all warranties on your computer parts with a few exceptions. Some people overclock constantly and have no problems, but those people are either experts, or very lucky. Even if an overclock is stable you must have you components very well cooled or it will fry your components.
@9w2whi (108)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
it looks like over clocking to me too be careful when you edit the registry it may crash down your computer make sure to make a backup of the registry before adjustment then you can turn it to normal if anything bad come out
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
Hmm, can you prove it..
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Do NOT follow this guys advice. He probably read this on some tech forum and has no idea what he's doing. You should NEVER edit the registry unless you know exactly what you are doing, PERIOD. The advice he's giving will not speed up your computer at all. If a program lags, you will occasionally get a warning saying the program has stopped responding. The adjustments he's suggesting will make that warning come up sooner. They will also cause it to kill the app faster. There is no good reason to want these features on your computer. Some programs just go slow and are not necessarily timed out. You also want the program to take it's time when killing an app to be sure that you don't lose all your information.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Is this what you do to increase the optimizer? When I took my computer to a shop to have memory added, the one fixing my computer said that at some point someone had increased the optimizer in it. I was just wondering if this is how you do it.