I'm using my Win7 Pro 64bit sp1 system for screen recording of live streaming data among other things and I'm interested in optimizing my system to get the most out of it.
I've been reading articles/tips written mostly by gamers and they recommend unparking cpu cores as a way to boost performance. I checked and 4 of my 8 cores are parked I have my power management settings all on high in Windows and Nvidia control panels, although I have not turned off all of the power saving features in Bios yet.
My question is towards people who have edited their registries to unpark or know something definitive about it--is it safe and does it actually increase performance? I read conflicting views on this; gamers recommend it and say they see improvement, some tech writers say it's not safe to mess with the registry and that the particular fix
does not actually unpark the cores after all. Aaarrgghhh!!
Also if you can point me to any general tips on improving performance, I'm mostly concerned about the visual display of one of my programs. It is a trading platform and some times when I make changes to charts, the action lags a bit after a mouse click.
Here's a partial spec list if you need more let me know:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R MOBO
Intel i7-950 Bloomfield CPU
3, Asus GeForce GT430 GPUs,
6gb (2x3) Corsair XMS3 DDR3, 1333 RAM
6, ASUS VS Series VS198D-P 19" 5ms LED, Widescreen LCD Monitors (added last year)
650W PSU SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold