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 Dec 22, 2004 - 11:00 AM - by Michael
* Optimizing your PC, from Via

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Via Gamers Arena are running a series this week on optimizing your PC for gaming, in anticipation of all the kids who are getting new games as gifts.

Well optimized hardware will not only make the computer run much faster, but also more efficiently. Often the well known blue screen of death or even random resets is a direct result of poorly configured hardware. Generally these kind of operating problems are caused by overheating hardware, out dated driver support or even incorrect memory timings set in the BIOS. If you are asking yourself which hardware can be optimized for better stability and performance, the answer is simple. All hardware, basically everything in the case can be optimized to either improve its performance or boost its stability.

The motherboard is the heart and soul of any computer system and as a result it is the most tweakable component. The motherboard brings all the other hardware together and at the same time acts as a host. It connects the processor to the memory bus, to the I/O bus, to anything else that will ever connect to the computer. Therefore it can be used to optimize the processor, memory, graphics card and so on. Most of today?s hardware optimizations will be a direct result of motherboard/BIOS tweaking. Because the motherboard and chipset play such vital roles, it is important to make sure you pick the right settings.

 

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