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Old 01-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #31
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Gamebooster, it's really just a automatic process killer. You select all the processes you don't need when gaming, and click gaming mode, and it kills all the processes. When you're done, you click it again and it'll start them back up. I found a noticeable FPS boost in some games.
I recommend this for games with a lot of CPU usage, such as Minecraft. I use it for a few other games too and it helps them perform a little bit more smoothly.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:05 AM   #32
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Anyone know of good DVD Rip software?
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:03 AM   #33
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Anyone know of good DVD Rip software?
If it's a DVD movie, I'm not sure. But for everything else, ImgBurn works well for ripping.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:15 AM   #34
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dvd decrypter?
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #35
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DVD movie yea, I'm trying DVD decrypter now but just keeps popping up error's dunno if it's due to security or just doing.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #36
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Desktop Mods:
Rainmeter - For anyone hoping to polish up that desktop a bit. Every part of it is completely customizable with tons and tons of skins and themes if you're too lazy to make one yourself. Shit is pretty, yo.

LiteStep
- Really simple Windows shell program. I use it for a nicer looking taskbar, the menus you activate by right-clicking are easy to navigate.
bbLean - Blackbox program similar to LiteStep. Much easier to customize colors and such yourself and great window management.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:47 AM   #37
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Anyone got a suggestion for a good anti-virus program that you can easily turn off and on? I've been using AVG for as long as I remember, but you can't really turn it off that easily for when you're gaming. And I tend to forget to turn it back on if I do.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:56 AM   #38
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I use Avast!

Has a silent/gaming mode, doesn't have periods where the computer has to slow to a crawl to be scanned (since it does it slowly all day long) and has been very good at warning me about any potential threats. It also never asks me to upgrade to a version I have to pay for, which is a plus.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #39
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Yeah, I use Avast too and it doesn't seem to give me any problems.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:50 AM   #40
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Good enough, Avast it is. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #41
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Anyone have any suggestions for a free registry cleaner? Looking for one that won't cause new problems, will clean a good amount of the machine and doesn't cost anything. Or, you know, the closest I can get to that.

Also, hello, Tyler.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #42
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CCleaner has a registry cleaner and asks if you want to make a backup before you delete anything.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:14 PM   #43
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CCleaner has a registry cleaner and asks if you want to make a backup before you delete anything.
Cleaning the registry can do more harm than good to the system.

To actually contribute to the thread..

Chromium - The most up-to-date version of Chrome, without Google's unnecessary gadgets. Some things may break when updated, so you may have to install an older build every now and then (although that's the price you pay with cutting-edge software.)

Putty - Great ssh/proxy/telnet/other stuff program for windows.

PS3 Media Server - Stream any format of media to your PS3.

Sumatra PDF - Amazing PDF reader without the bloat. Runs flawlessly.

Daemon Tools Lite - Image file mounter/virtual cd/dvd/bd drive. Great for mounting ISO's when you want to play/install a game without using up cd/dvd's.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:26 PM   #44
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Cleaning the registry can do more harm than good to the system.
This, while sometimes true, is pretty stupid. You're saying that, because it could harm your system if you don't do it correctly, it shouldn't ever be done under any circumstance? It bogs the computer down and shit stops working correctly when you don't. Most of these programs tend to create a backup file for a reason.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:08 AM   #45
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This, while sometimes true, is pretty stupid. You're saying that, because it could harm your system if you don't do it correctly, it shouldn't ever be done under any circumstance? It bogs the computer down and shit stops working correctly when you don't. Most of these programs tend to create a backup file for a reason.
I guess what I should've said was that if you don't know which bits of the registry are necessary to the system and which aren't and you just hit the "clear all" button every time, you're better off not using it. Though the registry cleaning programs are getting better at detecting whether a file is key or not, there is still a chance of a fuck-up.

A while ago I read up on this subject and a few articles said the registry only slows down the machine when it's being accessed, not sure if this is accurate or not.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #46
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Anybody have any recommendations for something other than Daemon Tools Lite? For some reason it no longer wants to work on my computer and I just can't figure out why.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #47
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Alcohol Soft or whatever

Never used it but people kept telling me its better than Daemon Tools. Decided eh, I'll work with what I got

http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #48
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SSSooooooo guessing most people are Windows users then?

Just to add my two Pennies (because I'm English and we have Pennies and Pounds)...

For Mac:

Web browser : Firefox (already mentioned but the new one has awesome sync'ing for information across platforms)

Anti-virus (if you so desire) : Clam X AV

Productivity : Open Office

Media Burning : "Burn" ( http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net )

Gaming : Steam



Cross Platform / Non Downloadable :

Pixlr - Variation on Photoshop (Elements) - Online only - free - http://pixlr.com/editor/
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #49
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I'm just gonna plug AutoHotkey here. It's a super simple scripting platform that makes it pretty easy to automate just about anything. I just use it to fill out repetitive web forms at work, but I know a buddy who wrote a script to read pixels in WoW and spam an optimal cat druid rotation. Just depends on how much time you want to put into writing your script and learning the language, but it's really flexible and easy. It's whole thing is you can bind your script to a key combination.

It's handy and I definitely recommend it if you have a repetitive task you want to automate.

http://www.autohotkey.com/
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:42 AM   #50
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Ninite

A one time installer for those who don't want to scour the internet after a reformat or getting a new computer and want to install the usually predictable programs without downloading multiple things.

Edit: So pretty much everything on the first page
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #51
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Yes, Ninite is fantastic. I used it all the time for my old job.
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