I'm being pedantic, but that is not really correct. I'm an IT student, soIt rearranges the files on your hard drive so it is quicker to access. You hard drive is a magnetic disk and the head will write dots on any place it finds, placer all of dots on only one section of the disk will make access for the head a bit faster.
It does make your computer slightly faster (especially if you have a lot of files out of order), however don't defragment too often as it is has been said that can damage your hard drive if used too much. This is because erasing and writing dots for the head is very intensive and if you do it too much you may blunt the head or even make it crash meaning all your data is gone and cannot be fixed.
Note - I got that off the Internet, I did not write it.
thinking of buy this one myself http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Notebook-Laptop-Gel-Cooling-Cooler-Mat-Pad-Tray-Stand-/300478381917?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccess_RL&hash=item45f5e83f5dGood thread.
Can anyone recommend a good cooling pad?
That is more likely to be yourself, not the programs. I use all of those, and My game runs through Steam, and i had no problem.I've just had to uninstall the aforementioned programs. totally mucked up steam-couldn't log onto Steam account, and now have to re-install all the games downloaded from them. Gutted. Shame too as the tools did a pretty dam good job
gel coolers or ergonomic stands i find to be the best imo as they are portable, fans arent very good unless they are powerful, and if they are powerful they tend to be very noisy
believe me i tried this before and it's work. it's improve your performance a bit not much.I thought I would make this, as we all want to get as much RAM free as possible, not just for FM, but for general use of our PC.
1 - Regular Defrag is important to keep files correct. I use Disk Defrag, which does a great job. DOWNLOAD HERE
2 - Use CCleaner to clear all cache files from Internet searching etc. DOWNLOAD HERE
3 - Use a RAM Optimizing Program, such as GameBooster, TuneUp utilities(not Free). GameBooster
4 - Make Sure you have anti-SpyWare. Although it is generally Internet, SpyWare will eat up your RAM whilst it is installed.
5 - Windows Users can use ReadyBoost. It is pre-Installed on Vista and 7. use a Removable Disk(USB Stick/iPod etc) to create additional memory. READ MORE
6 - Delete any unrequired and unused programs. Programs installed on your PC still use small amounts of RAM even when not in use, so deleting them gives you more RAM.
7 - Stop unnecessary StartUp programs. There are numerous programs that automatically start when you power up your PC. Stopping un-required programs will give you more RAM. READ MORE
8 - Keep your Windows up-to date. Probably the most important thing, but missing crucial updates can leave your PC missing new required files, which will slow you down over time.
9 - Keep your PC/Laptop Clean and Dust free. Fans take on a lot of dust over time, so clean tehm regular. They will in turn keep the processor cool.
10 - Laptop users, get a hold of a cooling pad. They will keep the laptop cooler, which is imperative when gaming.
11 - Make sure you let your anti-virus scan every week at least. This will eliminate any Malware or nasties that will slowly killl your PC and use RAM.
I can go on and on, but doing the above should give you that RAM boost that will get you playing games faster.
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