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IOCC.com Megaboost Quick Start
This page lists IOCC.com's recommendations for and experiences with the Megaboot Accelerator. IOCC.com may disagree with the manufacturer on some of these recommendations.
Megaboost is for Windows-based computers. Sorry, the Mac version is NOT yet available. IOCC.com recommends a minimum of:
IOCC.com finds that an acceleration in the mid-range of the scale produces very acceptable quality graphics while still reducing downloads about 75% (250kb instead of 1,000kb). On a slow connection, that means a picture that's been taking 4 minutes to download will take about one minute. IOCC.com isn't happy with the picture quality when configured for full acceleration.
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Megaboost is a fairly quick 1.4 Megabyte download.
Megaboost loads when Windows starts up. When Megaboost detects a network connection, it will login (that can take about one minute).
If something isn't working correctly, check the settings by clicking on the icon in the bottom right system tray.
If the available memory on the computer is low, it may appear the computer runs slower with Megaboost. Removal of unnecessary memory-resident / background programs improves not only the speed with Megaboost, but also the overall performance of the computer.
When you want to see an image with better quality, right click on the image and choose "Show Original Image".
We've noticed web site ads are directed toward Canadian users. If you want US ads, go to Settings | Connection | Advanced
and change the setting for "Remove Server Hostname" to
We've experienced faster browsing with Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Download Firefox (about 5 megabytes).