Re: tweaking a win10 laptop for maximum performance

Randy Barnett <randy@...>

I have 4 Samsung SSD's. 1 950 Pro M2, 2 850 Pro's and 1 840 EVO. The olderst is 3yrs. old and no problems at all.

On 5/31/2017 1:20 PM, g melconian wrote:

I’m now impresses with Samsung  evo ssd , I had one go out in  my business. If I was wanting reliable ssd I would look at kingston and hitachi as well as sandisk for ssd then Samsung. This is another area where  Samsung is not doing well with quality control.   Just giving yoru fari warning about it. 


From: [] On Behalf Of valiant8086
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] tweaking a win10 laptop for maximum performance




If he wants to upgrade, ram would be a good place to start, but only if he has  a badass processor to need it. I still haven't heard what processor it is, if I was upgrading the ram, I wouldn't upgrade it to more than 16 gb. 512 gb Samsung Evo 850 ssd drives are going for about 170 dollars and somewhat lower, 1 tb Samsung Evo 850's are about 330 dollars. They are compatible with the slots for 840 pro I think and 850 Evo apparently runs just as well and sometimes better than  850 pro. Remember that there are different types of drive slots in use right now, you need to know if your ssd needs to be a 2.5 inch or an MSata or  perhaps even an m.2 and, to further complicate matters, PCIE. Evo 840pro I think was only available in 2.5 inch or MSata though so that narrows it down some. Of course if you're paying someone else  to do all this, they should already be aware of those details though.





Aaron Spears, A.K.A. valiant8086. General Partner - Valiant Galaxy Associates "We make Very Good Audiogames for the blind community -"
<Sent with Thunderbird 52.1.0 portable>

On 5/31/2017 11:31 AM, Tyler Wood wrote:


Imho I’d leave the swapfile as is unless you find yourself running out of space.

Regardless of what you do, that thing has an ssd. It’s going to quite literally scream. Keep up on disk cleanup and you should be good. Also, not sure if you don’t know this but I wouldn’t defrag it since it’s an ssd.

Have fun with it.



From: David Mehler
Sent: May 31, 2017 3:57 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] tweaking a win10 laptop for maximum performance




This machine has a 256GB samsung 840pro ssd. It has 4GB of ram.






On 5/31/17, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:

> Hi,

> As far as ssd goes, it all depends on the ssd size.

> If I’m using an ssd that’s less than 64 gb I’ll change the swapfile since

> this is usually okay. Though do keep in mind that when you do this and your

> machine is running 4 gb or less of ram you might (key word is might) hurt

> performance. I gave it a try with a t100 with 2 gb of ram and it wasn’t

> quite up there, but if your swap file gets gigantic (I have, for some very

> odd reason on systems with 16 gb of ram seen it hit 32 gb, which is just

> utterly ridiculous...) I shrink it down a tad.

> Also setting windows, in control panel>system>advanced system

> settings>performance to use best performance. In this modern day and age it

> doesn’t help a ton but every bit is better than none.

> From: Randy Barnett

> Sent: May 30, 2017 3:05 PM

> To:

> Subject: Re: [win10] tweaking a win10 laptop for maximum performance

> Hi, I have been building computers for over 25yrs and I have learned a

> couple of things... First: The only time adding ram to a system will make it

> faster is if it was running too little to start with and was constantly

> reading from the harddrive. Second: Unless you are a video or photo editor

> with huge files you will never use 32GB of ram. I have 16GB and everytime I

> check my RAM usage it is usually 12GB or more of free system ram. I have set

> my SWAP file to 1024MB and have never had a problem. With you getting an SSD

> I would not set yor SWAP to match your ram. the SWAP file is only used if

> your sestem runs out of ram and like I said for the majority of us with 8GB

> or more that wont happen. So there is no reason to use up expensive SSD

> space. Mostly with a modern fast CPU not much you do will make it any

> faster. Setting the display to best performance under advanced system

> properties and setting the virtual memory to 1024 for the min and max size

> are about all you need to do. I also disable hybrnation but that is more to

> stop errors that are hard to diagnose.





Join to automatically receive all group messages.