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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 10 2010 9:29 PM

I bought a new laptop a few months ago. It's been performing well, however I forgot all about my Advanced System Settings. I adjusted my last pc for best performance, I forgot about these settings for my NEW laptop until tonight. Wow! So much faster in every way! 

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 9:34 PM

Shawn, I am glad to see you making a positive comment about the software. I hope you find joy in studying the Bible with this software. I do in spite of work still needing to be done.Smile

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Larry D. Lindow | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 10:35 PM

How would I do this on my computer?

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Timothy Ha | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 10:42 PM

What OS are you using?  Did you optimize something general, or something inside Logos?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 10 2010 11:15 PM

I'm guessing this is Windows "Advanced system settings," accessible via the Control Panel System applet:

Click Settings...

Then select "Adjust for best performance" on the Visual Effects tab, and optimize virtual memory on the Advanced Tab (see here for more info on that: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482, and also Google search for "optimizing virtual memory" "windows 7" -- or substitute XP or Vista, whatever version of Windows you've got).

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 5:17 AM

Your right Rosie. The only thing I have checked on the list of Visual Effects (pictured below) is "Smooth edges of screen fonts." 

John, I have a lot positive to say about the software. Sorry if I sounded totally negative. Nevertheless, for 6 months I've had no speed issues except with Logos. This will help I'm sure!

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 5:37 AM

I had forgotten about this "fix" so I did it..(and checked a few "must haves" for me....the smoothing of screen fonts...the tool bar styles..etc...just a little bit of eye candy...but it still improved speed for me...(and the speed was good before this)

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 5:55 AM

The question that I have is why do I need to do this to run L4 and not any other program?  I have other programs (video/photo) programs that will use every resource that is available, and they are not as slow as L4. 

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 6:46 AM

Shawn Drewett:

John, I have a lot positive to say about the software. Sorry if I sounded totally negative. Nevertheless, for 6 months I've had no speed issues except with Logos. This will help I'm sure!

Shawn,

My post was only intended to praise you, not to be critical in any way.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 7:14 AM

tom collinge:

The question that I have is why do I need to do this to run L4 and not any other program?  I have other programs (video/photo) programs that will use every resource that is available, and they are not as slow as L4. 

I use Photoshop and I would love it to be faster; sometimes when editing a photo it's so slow you'd think that it crashed, but it's just the nature of large processor/memory intensive work...I do this fix for my Laptop in general (normally) and not JUST Logos, but I had just formatted it and forgot to reset everything.

 

 

 

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Dale Winters | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 8:58 AM

Another thing you can do to speed up L4 is to up its CPU priority.

If you load L4, start up task manager, go to processes tab, right click the Logos exe, go to priority on the menu, and move it from normal to high (realtime will not work/you can only go as high as high).

This should increase the speed noticably, at least it seems to have for me.

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 9:11 AM

Thanks for the tip Dale!

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Shawn Nichols | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 11 2010 9:40 AM

Thanks for the tip, Shawn. Hope to see you again soon.

Rosie, thanks for the setup instructions

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Larry L. Dix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 8:11 PM

For people like me (not familiar with how to do this) could you make some suggestions as to which box to check for optimum performance in L4. Did the Google search and found it to confusing for my simple mind.

Thanks for your help.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 8:37 PM

Dale Winters:

Another thing you can do to speed up L4 is to up its CPU priority.

An application's CPU priority impacts how and when the operating system decides to "let" the CPU run that application (versus another application). Increasing it for a program will only improve that program's priority if it's competing with other programs for CPU time. So if you have significant background tasks or if you're running some other CPU intensive application, this can help. If L4 is the only app you're running, this won't change anything.

Note that I *decrease* the CPU priority of the L4 indexer if I'm trying to get interactive work done in some other application.

Donnie

 

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 10:48 PM

Donnie Hale:
Note that I *decrease* the CPU priority of the L4 indexer if I'm trying to get interactive work done in some other application.

And the opposite is also true.  If you want to increase the speed with which LOGOS searches or performs other functions, the priority of the L4 can be increased a notch or two.  This is done through the Task Manager:

                           

 

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 13 2010 2:43 AM

I wish windows would REMEMBER this priority setting!

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 13 2010 6:30 AM

Robert Pavich:
I wish windows would REMEMBER this priority setting!

Two solutions:

  1. http://www.prnwatch.com/prio.html - a small utility that adds the option to associate the new priority with the program.   
  2. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Program-Start-at-High-Priority-(Windows) - instructions to make a shortcut that will start a program with higher priority

I have used the first, I have not tried the second.

 

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Floyd

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greypilgrim | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 6:40 PM

I have a Dell Studio 1585, 4GB Ram, an Dual Core i3 2.26 Ghz, with a 2.0 Gb Video Card. This configuration is well beyond the "recommended." I bought this machine after consulting with Logos staff to make sure that I have enough power and memory. After running Logos 4 for a few weeks I called tech support to find out how to improve the performance of L4. They did not offer any of these suggestions or any others. I sent a very terse email to customer service. Bob P responded with an offer to refund my money. I declined and countered with a request to change the recommended configuration. Logos declined. They still have a completely unusable system as the recommend.

I would have been in the camp of complainers about L4's performance.

I renewed my efforts this morning to figure out a new configuration. I spent an hour once again with customer service and got no where. I have tried most of these suggestions. I will have to use L4 before I make a judgment. I am not impressed by the initial response. Some resources loaded faster but editing in Notes is still cumbersome.

I did find an article http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/intel-hd-graphics_7.html#sect0 on improving the frequency of the the graphics from 733 to 900. I cannot figure out how to do this on my machine. Does anybody have any thoughts?

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greypilgrim | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 6:55 PM

Has anyone tried ReadyBoast to speed up their system?

John H Pavelko

Crossroads Presbyterian Church

Walled Lake MI

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