55. Disable VSYNC
are looking for a frame rate advantage in your 3D game or video benchmark of
choice, and you are not overly concerned about image quality, try disabling the
VSYNC or 'wait for vertical synchronization' setting in your card's direct3D and
OPENGL settings. The VSYNC setting basically forces the video card to conform to
the screen refresh rate of the monitor, meaning that the card will not send new
display data to the monitor until the previous data has been fully displayed.
the effect of capping the maximum frames per second displayed at the refresh
rate of the monitor. Newer video cards especially may well be able to render
considerably more frames per second than this, and disabling VSYNC will allow
them to. The penalty for this varies. In some games, quality loss will be
imperceptible. In others it will be unbearable. Try disabling VSYNC and
observing the results, especially if you are trying to boost benchmark scores.
To disable VSYNC on ATI cards:
advanced display settings, go to the '3D' tab and check the 'use custom
settings' box for both direct3D and OpenGL. Press the 'custom...' button to
access the controls for both modes. Turn the 'wait for vertical sync' slider all
the way to the left.
To disable VSYNC on Nvidia cards:
advanced display settings, go to the tab that identifies your video card model.
The VSYNC settings are located in 'more direct3D settings' and 'OpenGL
Network and Internet speed
56. Increase maximum number of simultaneous connection in
default, Internet Explorer 6 allows only two simultaneous server connections,
which is fine for normal use, but can bog down when you are connecting to web
pages with lots of graphical content. By increasing the number of possible
connections, you can use your Internet bandwidth more efficiently, and load
complex web pages faster.
increase IE maximum connections:
following two DWORD entries:
'MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server' value equals '0000000a'
'MaxConnectionsPerServer' value equals '0000000a'
57. Wifi 802.11b devices slow down 802.11g
wireless devices have recently become extremely affordable, and given their
clear speed advantage over the previous generation of 802.11b devices, they are
being adopted quickly. 802.11g is also completely backwardly compatible with
802.11b, but... this backwards compatibility carries one major disadvantage.
Connecting an 802.11b client to an 802.11g wireless network
will drag down the speed of the entire network due to signaling compromises that
need to be made to accommodate the older device. Expect average throughput to be
about half of what it would be if the network contains only 802.11g devices. So
if you are hosting an 802.11g wireless network, consider upgrading your clients
to WIFI 'g' devices also.