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Increase your game speed!!!

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My dad found something nice on the internet what should

increase your game speed ( Graphics ).


(Dutch Version)

Om er voor te zorgen dat eerst het interne hardware geheugen wordt

gebruikt en dan pas de swapfile doet u het volgende.

Start Sysedit en voeg de volgende regel toe aan "system.ini" na het

het gedeelte [386enh]

Denk aan de hoofdletters!!


Save het bestand en herstart de computer.



(Engelse Versie)

To make sure you first use your intern hardware memory en then your swapfile memory (pagefile.sys) do this:


Start that program and go to the WINDOW called:


Then type after the line [386enh]:



So then it looks like this:






Save the File and Restart your computer and its back to game time!!!


HF and GL



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It will tell Windows to use your hardware memory of the motherboard First, when there's no space left in your hardware memory motherboard then Windows will use the Swapfile on your harddisk.


Hope u understand it now :D


Windows will react faster with Ram Memory instead of HD Memory,

and thats what ur changing with that thingy :) .



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ok im going to try it , i do have very expencive ram so it seems a shame not to use it to its full potential. whats the worst that could happen B):eek:

(i have been meaning to format anyway ;) )


althought i have no file called Sysedit.exe, so i just edited the System.ini file directly.


restarting now ..... lets see what happens??

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The lines of text you show above were created many moons ago for the likes of Windows 98 for the VFAT file system, they are no longer employed for the likes of NT,2000 or XP and the NTFS file system due to the different paging function of the operating system.


The lines of instruction also tend to be application specific, that is some applications may seem affected and some not.


To achieve the same sort of effect in Windows XP you would need to modify the paging executive within the registry, for example:

"DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001, which would reduce paging of the kernel to the hard drive and thus employ system memory to greater effect.

Microsoft published an article about their pagefile manager and it's function, including the use of the above commands, which can be found here : http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q223294

If you wish to try the XP registry edit, open up regedit from the command line and employ the following:

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

Value Name: DisablePagingExecutive

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disable system paging)

This will directly affect any applications that rely heavily on the pagefile.

Remember people, modifying anything in the registry can cause serious problems if not carried out correctly. You should export the registry before you try this tweak, just so you can restore it if it all goes horribly wrong.


Observant as always.




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Is it worth doing?


That really depends on how much system RAM you have and the application(s) you are using.


Rather than blether on about the particulars and functions of the XP pagefile, an article on XP's virtual memory can be found here: http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm


I draw your attention to the paragraph entitled "Can the Virtual Memory be turned off on a really large machine?" and the fact that if you take 'memory' from one place it has to be found from another, so if you don't have as much as the system desires then you are likely to face a slowdown or at the very worst a paging fault and no doubt that wonderful blue screen informing you that you have something like a "0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA".


So back to your original question, "Is it worth it?" ...

to which I shall leave the honourable gentleman to complete the following phrase..

"If it aint broke ... "


But if you want to 'tie-me-down' for a more specific answer:

Generally the more RAM the better and the more you push/tweak your system, the more benefit you'll probably see.

The majority of memory-use tweaks have the desired impact only in a number of special cases. For ordinary use, you'll probably be just as well leaving Windows to handle memory managment.


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...i have no file called Sysedit.exe


Isn't it strange how these things come about - today I was fixing someone's laptop which had a number of .vxd errors in their start-up routine; this was a windows 98 machine of a good many years old and one of my diagnostic routes was to use this command to bring up the system files in order to check them out and remove certain corrupt network entries.


'sysedit' is a command which, when entered into the command line of windows 98, brings up the system files in a number of separate notepad windows; such as autoexec.bat, config.sys, win.ini, and system.ini (remember those?).


Ahh, it took me back, I almost started to reminisce about 'MSDOS3.11' (Circa 1983), oh the power of that monochrome text was a sight to behold ...


Nothing else - just being a geek thats all :blush:

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i remember programing my 16K zx spectrum (now thats old school)




to show a clock face


LOL i had a look about the web and found the actual prog i used :)




10 REM First we draw the clock face

20 FOR n=1 TO 12

30 PRINT AT 10-10*COS (n/6*PI),16+10*SIN (n/6*PI);n

40 NEXT n

50 REM Now we start the clock

60 FOR t=0 TO 200000: REM t is the time in seconds

70 LET a=t/30*PI: REM a is the angle of the second hand in radians

80 LET sx=80*SIN a: LET sy=80*COS a

200 PLOT 128,88: DRAW OVER 1;sx,sy: REM draw second hand

210 PAUSE 42

220 PLOT 128,88: DRAW OVER 1;sx,sy: REM erase second hand

400 NEXT t

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