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News Razer announces Game Booster beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Sep 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    I sure hope it doesn't disable processing cores! Think you mean processes there ;)
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hah! Yes, yes I do. Fixed, ta!
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I'm highly sceptical of any software that claims to boost the performance of your pc.
     
  5. bigc90210

    bigc90210 Teh C

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    Same, hows about BT gives it and some similar "game fps boosting" software a run down to see if its worthwhile? I cant imagine it making much of a difference tbh
     
  6. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    The logic of it makes sense, if you watch the video. However if your machine isn't being taxed on the resources it free up already, then you'll see no difference. I'm in the beta for this and I can definitely see the benefit of it for people. Not for myself, but then I still want to contribute to the beta.
     
  7. SpAceman

    SpAceman New Member

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    I used to have Game Booster installed. It definitely freed up lots of memory. Not sure I saw any benefit though. The best part was when it classified Steam as one of those "non-critical processes" and stopped it running until you set it as one of the things to ignore.
     
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    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I'm sure older systems would see some benefit from it but a modern gaming box shouldn't need it.
     
  9. Showerhead

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    Yeah it's more for awfully weak systems. It makes skyrim playable as opposed to a slideshow on my gfs laptop which has 2GB ram a 2.6Ghz dual core and some awful 4 series integrated intel graphics.
     
  10. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    Downloaded it and tried to use the FPS overlay but it didn't work - 100% garbage
     
  11. digitaldunc

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    I vote bloat.

    I have a 395 byte batch script that kills any random unnecessary processes.

    Any self respecting geek should have disabled unnecessary services and startup guff anyway.
     
  12. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    I used to have an Acer Travelmate laptop, awful thing with 256MB RAM, 1.5GHz processor, IGP. To get a few more FPS in most games I went into task manager and force-killed many of the running processes including explorer.exe - this actually worked quite well, so I imagine IOBit's software does too.
     
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    So if it disables all non critical processes, does it disable itself before launching the game as well?
     
  14. ajfsound

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    Lol - yes I actually did.
     
  15. Star*Dagger

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    For people still running ancient Vista systems with old dual core tech
     
  16. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    It probably works. AMD had an app of a similar nature floating about the web a few years back. In full boost mode it crippled various bits of Windows. The result on my old PC was a 20-30% effective boost in CPU power, but at the cost of zero security features. I just disconnected from the internet and made sure to switch the app off and restart the PC before going online again. Not something I'd want to use nowadays though.
     
  17. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Bring back game specific boot disks!
     
  18. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    It has been a while since I had to make one of those.

    Although that is sort of what I do with DosBox.

    Sent on my CM10 JB powered i9100 by TapaTalk 2
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Razer....





    .....no thanks
     

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