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Old 19-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Post [Guide] Optimizing Asus notebooks/netbooks performance (Intel/AMD)

I open this thread in response to this thread:
Asus K43SV

Do you really bought a totally "new set" from Sim Lim? Cos some shops might sell you their display set, well i could be wrong.

Is the slow happen when you 1st use it or only experience slow after you install several program into it?
If the 1st case, send it to asus service centre for rectification. If is the 2nd case, you might want to trial and error by uninstalling those software you had installed one by one and find out which one cause the issue.

Another direct method, use magic button, do factory recovery to recover your system to original condition.
My professional is in IT, in my end user experience.
Using factory recovery is to repair windows or windows unable to boot
but not system slow.

System slow u have to clean up bloatwares (useless program that was
preloaded), update windows, update system drivers and defrag the hard disk or do virus scan.

New laptop comes with lots of bloatwares which might affect
the overall system performance.
So I would advice after u get ur new laptop clean up bloatwares (useless program that was preloaded), update windows and update system drivers.

Laptop hard disk are preloaded with factory images and I don't think
these images are up to date so it's up to user to do the updating.
Ok let's start off by first uninstalled bloatwares found commonly in
Asus laptops/netbooks.
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Old 19-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Part 1 Remove junk programs
[Note: Typical software loaded should be like the below.
I use the image from that thread instead of my own Asus laptop. Most of these software can be redownload)







The following list I spend lots of hours testing these software.

1) Uninstalled Adobe Flash Player than install latest version.
Why? For best performance, try not to have newer and older version of the software.

2) Asus AI Recovery - System recovery creation Leave it
if u're not tech savy as this software is to create recovery CD.
Recovery of system can be done either by pressing recovery
key at BIOS or using this CD.
If u know how to troubleshoot I would suggest removing this
useless program.

3) Asus Fancystart - Software to modify your BIOS screen
with images but low resolution. Uninstalled it if u don't intend
to modify your BIOS screen

4) Asus K3 screen saver - Screen saver for your Asus laptop,
leave it if u prefer Asus screen saver. If u have other screen
screen saver or prefer to use windows screen saver uninstall this.
(Note This software have one startup entry if u uninstall this
u will remove the startup entry.)

5) Asus lifeframe3 - Webcam ulitiy to take picture of u. Useless
program as most people will either use MSN or skype to take a
picture of urself and send to people. Uninstall it if u don't
take a picture of u using the webcam.

6) Asus liveupdate - Useless program, if there's new update
especialy for drivers it won't show up. Uninstall it, if u need
latest update on latest drivers especially from Asus I will create
a list in another thread.

7) Asus smartlogon - This software use
facial recongition logon, if u don't use this uninstalled it.

8) Asus splendid video enhancement technology - this one really depends on individual as this software have different screen color profile.
If u're not a photography or someone who finds the screen color not satisfied than use it.
Otherwise uninstalled it.

9) Asus webstorage and Asus Vibe 2.0 - Uninstalled them, who uses Asus cloud storage?

10) Bing bar - uninstall if u don't use it

11) Unsinstall all control active x de windows live mesh - is there a need
for this?

12) Cybelink labelprint - print for CD/DVD using CD/DVD writer. Leave it
unless u don't use it or have other labelprint software
than uninstalled

13) Cyberlink Power2go - DVD burner leave it unless u don't use it or have other labelprint software than uninstalled

14) Fast boot - Uninstall this useless program, what it does it either disable or delay certain startup programs. There's more efficient way of improving boot up times.

15) Google Chrome - Uninstalled and reinstalled latest version. Why?
One thing I hate about Google Chrome is it's constant update.
Perform a clean installation once there's a new complete build.
Like say from 13 -14x

16) Google toolbar - uninstalled if u don't use it

17) Uninstall Windows live mesh active X control than uninstall Windlows live essential 2011. After uninstall, reinstall Windows live essential if u need to use MSN.

18) Uninstalled winflash - this program is for BIOS flashing. I strongly
do not recommend using this for flashing as there's known issue that BIOS might not flash properly.

Optional:
Asus Power4gear hybrid - This one really depends on
the hardware for your laptop and personal perference.

For me I uninstalled this program as I find it too troublesome.
I prefer using Windows power profile which much user friendly
and my battery somewhat last longer than using that program.

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Old 19-10-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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Part 2

Driver optimizing

For Intel laptop:

1) Check whether Intel Rapid Storage Technology Version is version 10.6.0.1022. If it's not than uninstall this and install the latest version.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2101&lang=eng

This is to improve bootup time and program startup time as it
improve data access to hard disk.

2) Intel Chipset driver update by Asus:
Version:9.2.0.1030
(Update all Intel system driver)

http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

3) Uninstalled all Nvidia components Nvidia 3D vision Driver/Graphic Driver and HD audio driver than install the latest version Nvidia Geforce Driver by Asus (Version V8.17.12.6883)

http://support.asus.com/download.asp...bUlWD2rCnnpSNO

Why for Nvidia/AMD/Ati graphics driver there's only one setup component
so in the future if u need to troubleshoot or uninstalled it would be easier
than uninstall one by one

5) Uninstalled Realtek Audio Driver than installed latest version by Asus
(Look for version 6.0.1.6454)

http://support.asus.com/download.asp...bUlWD2rCnnpSNO

Optional: Lan or wireless I will post them later.
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Part 2

Driver optimizing

AMD notebook/netbook

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Old 19-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #5
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Part 3

Cleanup startup entries







Installed Ccleaner and use it to clean startup items. (After
u installed ccleaner go to tools - startup

http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER

Remove the following:
  1. Asus webstorage
  2. Windows live messenger (If u need it to run during startup than leave it. To remove it launch MSN live messenger, go to options - tools - uncheck "Start MSN when I log in"
  3. Skype - (If u need it to run during startup than leave it. To remove it launch skype, go to options uncheck start skype when windows start)
  4. Quicktime
  5. Itunes (Don't worry about removing this, having this item will slow down ur system so best to remove it.)
These are startup items are programs, programs will tend to slow
down the system.

How safe to remove Cyberlink components I'm not sure so leave it.
After u remove and do the system update. Does the system run more faster?
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Old 19-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #6
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Part 4 Miscellaneous

Update Asus componets

Asus ATK Package 1.0.0014 (Latest version)
ATK is the system power driver, this package
may improve battery.

Asus Wireless Console 3.0.23

Defrag the hard disk.

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Old 20-10-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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what anti-virus software u using?
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what anti-virus software u using?
I'm using paid anti-virus, Bitdefender good for laptop since it
have battery saving option when using laptop.

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I'm using paid anti-virus, Bitdefender good for laptop since it
have battery saving option when using laptop.

Thanks man.
Is Microsoft security essentials good?
is there other good ones around?

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Thanks man.
Is Microsoft security essentials good?
is there other good ones around?
Free one wise, Microsoft security essentials is good.
Use this chart to compare:

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test...s/julaug-2011/
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Thanks dude!!! You have been absolutely helpful

Bookmarked for further reference
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Old 25-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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i already have microsoft office 2007
can i delete the office 2010 starter pre-loaded in the asus laptop?
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Old 25-10-2011, 01:43 PM   #14
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i already have microsoft office 2007
can i delete the office 2010 starter pre-loaded in the asus laptop?
Yes, the 2010 starter is a demo version u can uninstall that.
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