Archive for the 'The PC Doctor Performance Tips' Category

Three ways to increase your computer’s performance

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Three cool tips from the gang at CNET on speeding up your computer. Yes, computers feel fast when they're new, but over time they get kludged up and tired. All three of these tips are valid, and there's no voodoo there or stuff that can harm your system. I'd add a fourth tip - update […]

Microsoft wants your help solving MS10-015 restart issue

Monday, February 15th, 2010

OK, a lot of people are getting in touch with me over this issue, so I thought I'd pass this on ... If you are having restart issues after installing update MS10-015 (which may or may not be malware related), Microsoft wants your help! In our continuing investigation in to the restart issues related to […]

Microsoft patch improves SLI/CrossFire performance

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Are you finding that you aren't getting the performance that you'd hoped from your SLI/CrossFire setup?  Are you finding that gaming performance and benchmarks aren't up to scratch?  Are you running Windows Vista? If you answered "Yes" to these questions then Microsoft have a patch that might be of interest to you.  Knowledge base article […]

Improving hard disk performance – with great power comes great responsibility!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

A couple of people have asked me about the implications of enabling write caching and advanced performance for hard drives.  Is it dangerous?  Does it improve performance?  Read on to find out! OK, in case you're not sure about what I'm taking about, you can find these settings in Device Manager.  Expand the disk drives […]

Thoughts on RAID

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Over on CNET blogs Michael Horowitz takes a look at the pitfalls of using RAID 0. Raid level zero, however, is the black sheep of the RAID family. It's goal is performance rather than reliability. I'm writing this posting because two of my clients have been burned by their inadvertent use of RAID level zero. […]