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PC is running slow
show user profile  PS3D
Hi. Hoping someone can help me out with this.
My computer used to be able to render large files in the background, and I could still use other program's at the same time. But recently it's become impossible, as it just hangs every time I switch program's or even just move the mouse!
Is there anything I can do to try and improve this??

Cheers.


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7/14/2014 11:35:30 AM (last edit: 7/14/2014 11:35:30 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Set your 3dsmax.exe to low priority, and if you have a multi-core processor, set the affinity to leave a couple of cores free for other tasks.




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7/14/2014 11:43:05 AM (last edit: 7/14/2014 11:43:05 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Did Nik Clark get replaced with a HelpfulAdvice.bot?

Swear you wrote that exact same reply, character for character, the other day in another thread...
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7/14/2014 11:57:51 AM (last edit: 7/14/2014 11:57:51 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Response ID #0217 - not found
EOF - Process terminated


Resetting interface.....
Startup.....


Listening API initialised


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7/14/2014 12:06:18 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 12:06:43 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
Cheers Nik! Much appreciated.


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7/14/2014 12:21:59 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 12:21:59 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
one more question for you!. I'm trying to free up some disk space on my C drive, and noticed that i have 82gb of data in a folder, under AppData/Local/Temp.
Does anyone know if this is safe to delete??


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7/14/2014 12:47:09 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 12:47:09 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Regularly use cCleaner from PiriSoft. Also their DeFraggler tool is also very useful.

In short: Yes, Temp folder contains temporary files. 82gb is pretty wild though so I'd double check nothing important is in there...


Just ran cCleaner now:



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7/14/2014 12:48:23 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 12:57:09 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
according to MS, if a program puts anything important there, the programmer should be fired. Both %TMP% and %TEMP% can be wiped. Don't delete the actual folders though.

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7/14/2014 1:26:54 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 1:26:54 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
cheers guys. might just make a back up of the files before i delete them!


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7/14/2014 1:32:08 PM (last edit: 7/14/2014 1:32:08 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
So I installed ccleaner as recommended, and I've run an analysis, and this is what it's come up with.
I'm a bit concerned that it lists applications to delete, such as NVIDIA install files.. Does this look right to you?



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7/15/2014 10:28:32 AM (last edit: 7/15/2014 10:28:32 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Most likely it is okay.

Usually temporary, unpacked files left hanging around after you install drivers or software. I've been using cCleaner for years and it's never broken or deleted anything it shouldn't have.
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7/15/2014 4:02:28 PM (last edit: 7/15/2014 4:02:28 PM)
show user profile  npcph
sometimes i have a similar problems with running out of drive space on my c drive. If you use Photoshop , i have found that sometimes when Photoshop crashes, it will leave the scratch files on the drive. I will normally do a search on my c drive for large files and that will find them. then you can just delete them.

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7/15/2014 5:56:59 PM (last edit: 7/15/2014 5:56:59 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Just make sure you don't delete old windows service packs installation files.
If you delete them you will not be able to uninstall a service pack if it gives you problems.
It's just something from my experience...

Joel



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7/15/2014 6:53:01 PM (last edit: 7/15/2014 6:53:01 PM)
show user profile  PS3D
cheers guys.


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7/15/2014 9:33:42 PM (last edit: 7/15/2014 9:33:42 PM)
show user profile  Mack_Blariah
You have McAfee. Stop having McAfee.
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7/16/2014 6:37:27 AM (last edit: 7/16/2014 6:37:27 AM)
 
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