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PC Performance Tools

A Toolbox for Improving Your PC's Performance

By HOWARD MILLMAN

Tips for keeping your computer running smoothly.

For Windows

Ace Utilities
http://www.acelogix.com/
Manages start-up items and cookies, removes unneeded or duplicate files, deletes records of Web site visits; $29 to download.

Norton SystemWorks
http://www.symantecstore.com/
Diagnostic and repair tools plus a utility that lists and manages start-up applets; also works for Macintosh; $69.95.

System Mechanic
http://www.iolo.com/
Tools for speeding up an Internet connection and managing Windows configuration settings; $59.95 to download.

Starter
codestuff.cjb.net
Tools to suspend start-up applets and manage other processes; free to download.

For Macs

iPulse
www.iconfactory.com/ip_home.asp
Visual monitoring of memory space; free for ad-supported version or $9.95 for ad-free version.

ProcessWatch
ftp://ftp.ibacom.es/ibacom/macintosh/ProcessWatch104.hqx
Monitors memory use by running applications; free to download.

Extension Overload
www.xoverload.com/extensionoverload/
Database for managing memory-consuming extensions in OS 7.5 through 9.2 ; $29.

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