Make Firefox +/- 20 times faster...

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by trickywoo, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. Broadband only - this h config change allows Firefox to make more efficient use of your bandwidth by opening multiple http connections simultaniously. Try loading a page of Ebay items with pictures before and after the change to see the result:

    1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

    2. Alter the entries as follows:

    Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
    Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
    Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.

    This means it will make 30 requests at once.

    3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

    If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages much faster now.
  2. How to Make Firefox +/- 20 times faster...

    Throw the PC out the window and get a Mac.
  3. You, Sir, are a FUNNY man. Really. What a talent to amuse is within; how charming to see life from the perspective of the happy tourist. Nought but felicity waits upon you, I am sure.

    I shall now throw my PCs out of the window as you suggest - would that I too could have but one tenth of your wit.

  4. As techno muppet, can I ask will this make all connections faster or just your ISP?

    If the latter, know anyways of making my BF2 run better, it slows down something terrible the first 10 mins online

    Ta Z
  5. This will do nothing to increase the amount of bandwidth available to you, it is an attempt to retrive information from a remote server (website) in a speedier fashion than the default Firefox settings.

    Bear in mind. On a page with high graphic content, the pictures will only be sent to you as quickly as they can be retrived from where they are stored, and also bear in mind that the remote server will queue you http requests along with those from others, and deal with them in a "queue".

    Personally, on a good fast broadband connection, i doubt whether this config change (its not a hack!!!) will give you any improvement you can see at all - If your traffic is stuck in a queue, making 30 requests for it is more likely to slow things down rather than speed them up.

    As for your game problem, could be loads of things. Does BF2 have an amount of HDD space it uses as a cache, which could be filling up after about 10 minutes causing excessive paging off your HDD into memory? Just a thought, i dont have the game installed to have a look at the settings.
  6. Not sure BM, but I have a pretty empty 250gb drive so there should be loads of space avail, I also de-frag it every week or so.

    Is there anyway of prioritising the application as far as my PC goes, so that it gets maximum resource allocated to it? Sure I have read that this is possibel??
  7. The game should use any system resources available while its running, have a look at what you have installed and what is running at the same time as the game.

    There are ways of prioritising processor time and guaranteeing memory space to a specific application - a little out of my field i'm afraid, but its not as simple as running an XP wizard!! Suffice to say, your game and the OS should handle that just fine on its own.

    My thought about the cache was that there may be a setting which limits the amount of space it can use (it will soon fill up on a complex game with fast moving maps).

    Edited to add - Have you thought about asking a question here?

    You might be suffering a common problem that the game geeky can sort in an instant!!!
  8. Nice one chap, holy crap it's a lot quicker cheers mucker