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#1 Windows X

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

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LiveTuner will help you tuning Windows system and network performance smartly by focusing optimizations on hardware specs, device type and application usage with careful selections and tests for optimal values without risking to damage computer. So users who don t possess computer knowledge can use it with confidence because it was made to be as simple as possible for everyone with experience from optimizing Windows over 10 years.

 

Back in 2001, I made one click Windows optimizer software called 'PC Tweak 2001'; with tweaks I gathered from internet and magazines hoping to improve my veryyy slow PC and shared in Thaiware.com. I kept improving it until 2003 called Optimizer XP. That software made me won national software contest award and I used the winning prize to buy a new computer. Since most optimizations I put in are obsolete by the time Windows Vista came and my PC is fast now, I stopped updating it.

 

Ten years later, my dad asked me if I still continue developing Windows optimizer software because Chrome in his PC was quite slow lately and hope I could do something about it. To fix my dad's PC performance issue, I decided to revive this project from sratch and made simple yet efficient tool to fine-tuning Windows for optimal system/network performance according to devices and applications.

 

I know there're tons of Windows optimizer software released for over 10 years and some of them are pretty decent ones. Let me give you 3 reasons why you should also consider trying this out.

-Doesn't require computer knowledge in power user's perspectives. All you need to know before using this program are what your device is called and how you will use it. For example if you use Desktop and you're gamer elite, you just select device 'Desktop' and application 'Online Gaming' and be done with it.

-All tweaks in LiveTuner has Microsoft documents research as reference so there's no myth/obsolete/non-existing tweaks here. Not a single one of them doesn't have MSDN reference. However, not all tweaks follows Microsoft documents. I made my own tests with data from communities outside Microsoft as well to get real world's optimal result with beta testers.

-The ability to adjust tweaking parameters, turning some features on and off according to hardware specifications, device type and application usage are cleverly implemented without trying to make things simpler but as simple as possible. This is one of the finest automatic optimizations you could ever find today.

LiveTuner is thoroughly tested in devices having Intel/AMD/Atom build as Desktop/Laptop/Netbook/Tablet/Server doing all kinds of applications without any problem. You can use with confidence just like one of my friend who was against Windows optimizer software before and messaged me a day later that his brother's PC is a lot better now.

 

Features

 

LiveTuner has 2 main configuration parameters. Please choose one of them according to your hardware and main application usage.

Device optimizations: Desktop, Laptop/Tablets, Server

Application optimizations: Full Workstation, Office/Internet, Online Gaming, Enterprise Server

 

I'd like to list other internal tweaks but they're finely tuned based on above options and hardware specs so I think it's better to keep it simple and clean rather than complicated bragging. LiveTuner also have 4 startup optimizations below.

Increase Windows Explorer priority: This will raise Windows Explorer's priority to 'High' level improving Explorer responsiveness and less chance to freeze/crash.

Remove temporary files: One of basic maintenance task that most PC optimizer software should have. Use this if you don't have other tools cleaning up temporary files.

Optimize Windows timer resolution for low latency applications: Helps time-sensitive application getting more accurate timing from 15.6ms tick to 0.5ms tick.

Process idle tasks every day for server PC: If you don't normally turn off your computer after using it, you should select this to keep Windows in shape for home users.

 

Changelog

 

3.1

-Fixed disabling paging executive on 4GB RAM only instead of enabling it
-Fixed UI inconsistencies by changing Uninstall button in first dialog to Exit instead
-Improved system responsiveness for online gaming application
 

3.0

-Added Analysis screen before applying optimizations
-Added TCPNoDelay tweak for Online Gaming
-Fixed System cache dirty page threshold's calculation bug
-Improved optimizations for low memory system
-Increased network utilization a little more for 'Full Workstation' application
-Desktop gets 50% boost for pooling
-Paged/Nonpaged pooling scales with memory again
-Paging executive will be disabled only for 4GB+ RAM
-Removed Computer Audiophile Server application
-UI redesigned with Flat and Metro concepts

 

 

2.0

-Added Computer Audiophile Server application optimizations

-Added creating installation log in Windows\livetuner.log for reporting
-Added lower Windows Defender's service priority option
-Added readme section explaining how software works
-Changed default options to what most people use which are 'Laptop/Tablets' and 'Office/Internet'
-Fixed startup optimizations to keep process running only when required
-Increased trimming unused file cache responsiveness a bit more (20->15)
-Re-configured increasing NTFS cache for 4GB+ RAM instead of 2GB+
-Re-enabled SuperFetch so that ReadyBoost can function
 

1.0

-Changed file system tunneling from disabled to have small tunneling cache instead

-Improved TCP latency optimizations according to selected application

-Revised additional threads for multi-core optimizations fixing process stalling for real world workstation usage

-Revised paged/nonpaged pool scaling with memory calculation

-Revised additional optimizations approach to be startup optimizations

 

beta 4

-Added disabling file system tunneling for faster delete

-Added network optimizations for TCP/IP protocol

-Increased paged/nonpaged pool scaling size

-Memory 4096MB or higher will be reported as 4096+ due to x86 app limitations

-Updated graphics and branding

 

beta 3

-Added remembering configuration now

-Added restore function to revert all optimizations back to default

-Pooling now scales with memory size

 

beta 2

-Removed memory top-down allocation preference tweak (It broke PotPlayer app and possibly some other apps)

-Maximum pool usage and cache trimming no longer have separated device optimizations but follow MSDN’s recommended optimizations

-Additional optimizations features are working now

 

beta 1

-Initial release

 

Info and Download: LiveTuner 3.1



#2 Vegetto

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

So it's only for slow and old computers?



#3 Windows X

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

It's for people wanting to take full advantage of what their hardware capable of. These are lists of reported feedback I know so far.

 

-reduce boot time (Some said up to 13 seconds)

-increase SuperPI benchmark (I tested 256kb and performance went up about 25% using Full Workstation)

-smoother games (My brother, my friend's brother said so)

-better internet performance (Improved ping latency in online gaming)

-software runs smoother and has better performance (Generic vauge comments I guess)

-improved multi-tasking (Since LiveTuner assign optimal additional thread for multi-core so less process stalling)



#4 R@6271M3

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

Added restore function to revert all optimizations back to default

 

Nice! I'll give it a try.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:30 AM

@Windows X

I've no problem with "complicated bragging" and want to know about all the things LiveTuner will change in my PC. :D



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

I have a small pet peeve with any application that messes with the Windows Platform Timer Resolution. I believe that apps that need low-latency such as VLC or Games will automatically request for a lower timer resolution, and Windows will rest the timer resolution back to the default accordingly when the app is closed. This is important for balancing between energy efficiency and performance especially on tablets and laptops. No need to optimize separately for it.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

@Windows X

I've no problem with "complicated bragging" and want to know about all the things LiveTuner will change in my PC. :D

 

From project report #2

 

Main optimizations: SSD, disable autorun for XP security, some OS tweaks
CPU: L2 cache and some worker thread optimizations
Memory: Low/High memory mechanism tweaks, paging and caching
Device: Worker thread boost and pool optimizations
Application: Multimedia/Networking tuning, priority tweaks, application-specific tweaks

 

I was lazy to copy/paste all tweak names back then and it'll be too cluttered to put in anyway but this should give you some ideas.

 

I have a small pet peeve with any application that messes with the Windows Platform Timer Resolution. I believe that apps that need low-latency such as VLC or Games will automatically request for a lower timer resolution, and Windows will rest the timer resolution back to the default accordingly when the app is closed. This is important for balancing between energy efficiency and performance especially on tablets and laptops. No need to optimize separately for it.

 

That's correct. If you run the program yourself, you'll see low latency option being unchecked by default along with process idle tasks. I checked them in screenshot because some apps like media player apps I use need it and I don't turn off PC regularly.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:36 PM

Version 2.0 Released

 

Changelog

-Added Computer Audiophile Server application optimizations
-Added creating installation log in Windows\livetuner.log for reporting
-Added lower Windows Defender's service priority option
-Added readme section explaining how software works
-Changed default options to what most people use which are 'Laptop/Tablets' and 'Office/Internet'
-Fixed startup optimizations to keep process running only when required
-Increased trimming unused file cache responsiveness a bit more (20->15)
-Re-configured increasing NTFS cache for 4GB+ RAM instead of 2GB+
-Re-enabled SuperFetch so that ReadyBoost can function
 


#9 K.L.Devine

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:54 AM

"-Re-enabled SuperFetch so that ReadyBoost can function"

 

Wait a min, ReadyBoost is still useful now a days? I read somewhere that it isn't needed if you have more than 2GB RAM.



#10 Windows X

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

I know but since some people in my website asked for it. I guess some still need it.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

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Version 3.0 is released

 

Changelog

-Added Analysis screen before applying optimizations
-Added TCPNoDelay tweak for Online Gaming
-Fixed System cache dirty page threshold's calculation bug
-Improved optimizations for low memory system
-Increased network utilization a little more for 'Full Workstation' application
-Desktop gets 50% boost for pooling
-Paged/Nonpaged pooling scales with memory again
-Paging executive will be disabled only for 4GB+ RAM
-Removed Computer Audiophile Server application
-UI redesigned with Flat and Metro concepts

 

Info & Download: LiveTuner 3.0



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:47 AM

Version 3.1 released

 

Changelog

-Fixed disabling paging executive on 4GB RAM only instead of enabling it
-Fixed UI inconsistencies by changing Uninstall button in first dialog to Exit instead
-Improved system responsiveness for online gaming application
 

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#13 Paras Sidhu

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:57 AM

Looking good, will give it a try.



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