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FireFox,Broadband & Hardisk R/W Speed Tweaking



Firefox Speed Tweaks 

Yes, firefox is already pretty damn fast but did you know that you can tweak it and improve the speed even more?
That’s the beauty of this program being open source.
Here’s what you do:
In the URL bar, type “about:config” and press enter. This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox.
Note that these are what I’ve found to REALLY speed up my Firefox significantly – and these settings seem to be common among everybody else as well. But these settings are optimized for broadband connections - I mean with as much concurrent requests we’re going to open up with pipelining… lol… you’d better have a big connection.
Double Click on the following settins and put in the numbers below – for the true / false booleans – they’ll change when you double click.


Code:
browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs – true
network.http.max-connections – 60
network.http.max-connections-per-server – 32
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server – 8
network.http.pipelining – true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests – 100
network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
network.http.request.timeout – 300
network.http.pipelining boolean -true
One more thing… Right-click somewhere on that screen and add a NEW -> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. Since you’re broadband – it shouldn’t have to wait.
Now you should notice you’re loading pages MUCH faster now!

Increase/optimize your Hard Disk I/O – R/W speed

If you like to increase/optimize your Hard Disk I/O – read/write speed without buying expensive software utilities to do that job or changing the HD, just follow next steps. With doing these steps you will increase Hard disk speed (depends of manufacture and specification, but its worth to try). The most speed improvement is visible with IDE drives; however there are reports that this tweak also does good for SCSI disks.
In any case, it won’t harm your system, so try it yourself and let me know what you find!
Steps to be follow:-
1. Go to Run & type “sysedit” (without quotes) , press OK.
2. Expand the system.ini file window.
3. Scroll down almost to the end of the file untill you find a line called [386enh].
4. Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type
5. Irq14=4096 (note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE, copy as it is)
6. Click on the File menu, then choose Save.
7. Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.
8. Restart windows!
The speed improvement will be noticed just after the system reboots, any system info. software can be used to check the improvement.

Increase BROADBAND Speed

This is for broadband connections, though it might work for dial up.
(i tried in hathway & mtnl network….. it works well)
· Make sure your logged on as actually “Administrator”.
· Start->Run->type gpedit.msc
· Expand the “Computer configuration” branch.
· Expand the “Administrative Templates” branch.
· Expand the “Network Branch”.
· Highlight the “QoS Packet Scheduler” in left window.
· In right window double-click the “Limit Reservable Bandwidth” setting.
· On setting tab check the “Enabled” item.
· Where it says “Bandwidth limit %” change it to read 0.
Effect is immediate on some systems, some need to re-boot. This is more of a “counter
what XP does” thing. In other words, programs can request up to 20% of the bandwidth be
reserved for them, even with QoS disabled




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