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 Squeezing the last ounce of z510 performance on Windows 7 
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Post Squeezing the last ounce of z510 performance on Windows 7
I have re-tested my superman installation of the z510 on Windows 7. Basically, the idea is to use the "hairshirt" version of Windows 7, the one in which the video effects are adjusted for maximum performance from the performance menu of the control panel. This yields a "non-aero" theme that resembles Windows 8. It is important to keep that theme without reverting to the usual Windows 7 "somewhat aero" theme. With that theme, you install the Intel chipset driver for best performance, alongside of the Compulab emgd and realtek audio drivers. You turn off updates. You go into the realtek audio driver and set the sound to 16-bit CD, which gives the maximum performance (I have tested this.) over any other sound settings. You use the msconfig program to turn OFF the startup intel tray programs, whose only function is to reset the resolution to a nonoptimal 1920x1080 "recommended value" on startup. 1360x768 works best as do all "medium" resolutions. You disable unused devices, such as serial ports, IR devices, but not ethernet. If you are lucky, you then have a setup capable of doing streaming flash lipsync in full screen. Or almost, a test of your further ingenuity.

The only use for google-chrome is to set the default tab of internet explorer 9 to google search so as to prevent all the "script" problems of explorer 9 when is the default tab. Afterwards, get rid of chrome, you will find out why if you don't.

Hey, Gabriel H., how about leaving this post visible to people who might enjoy playing with the fit-pc2 z510?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:41 pm

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Post Re: Squeezing the last ounce of z510 performance on Windows
One or two things have changed since the previous post: Microsoft issued a version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. This modernizes Windows 7 somewhat and works at least as well as the original Windows 7 browser and its update. Also, the "Windows 7 basic" theme appears to be equivalent to the hairshirt theme from Windows 95, and it looks better. The thing about Windows 7 is that the EMGD driver provides some decoding under Windows 7, but provides no decoding under Windows 8. streaming videos don't work in fit pc2 of any kind Windows, which is strange, because they do work on Intel Cedar Trail desktop machines with a similar, but not same, graphics driver from Intel.

One more thing: If you are using a modern SSD hard drive, the Windows 7 defragment program is set to trim correctly, and defragmenting the SSD using the defrag.exe program appears to work well and give performance gains caused by file consolidation. These obvious speedups need regular tuning up to work, just as with conventional rotating hard drives.

Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:43 pm
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