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Any tips on speeding up encoding?

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  1. ruprect

    ruprect Regular member

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    I have a laptop and was wondering if there is any way to speed up encoding a little. I usually leave it alone while encoding so do not need to run any other software, I was wondering if there was a program or some sort of boot disk I could load up on so XP was doing minimal work in the background, devouting all power to encoding. I recently had the core duo turned off in the bios to help flashing a dbox, it increased encoding time by almost 100%

    System is Dell
    Base: Inspiron 6400 Duo T2400 1.83 GHz, 2 MB
    DVD Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW
    Hard Disk Drive: 100GB (7, 200 rpm) Hard Drive
    Memory: 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    Video: 256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 graphics
    Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
     
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    Other than upgrading to a better CPU I would say make sure all backround tasks are turned off before encoding.

    To end background tasks:
    o Close all open documents and applications.
    o Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
    o On Windows 95/98/2000/XP the Close Program dialog opens, listing all the programs currently running.
    o On Windows NT, click Task Manager in the dialog box that opens, and then click the Applications tab to display the list of currently active programs.
    o To exit a program, in the Close Program dialog box or Applications tab, select the program you want to exit, and then click End Task.
    Repeat step 3 for each program you want to exit,except Explorer and Systray (the Windows core tasks).
     
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    ruprect Regular member

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    Thanks, I have got rid of most using msconfig to stop them at startup, on XP, I get the "applications" tab in task manager. Then there is "processes", I see explorer, but not systray (though I have seen it on others). There are lots of processes in there with user name SYSTEM, are there any essential ones? Can I mess up the PC by closing any or should I try them all but explorer (and systray if it appears)
     
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    You can try them all at worst you will have to restart the system to get it back up and running again.
     

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