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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2011, 12:05 »
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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2012, 01:33 »
Bumping old topic because this is basically the topic I'm looking for, also because I don't know.

Anyway... I'm looking to know if there is a way I can run a script to stop certain services, programs, etc. running (for example, run the script before I play a game on Steam) and if I can run another script starting those services, programs, etc. again?

Again, sorry for the bump!

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2012, 02:37 »
I believe you can toggle things like that using gamebooster.

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2012, 10:18 »
Bumping old topic because this is basically the topic I'm looking for, also because I don't know.

Anyway... I'm looking to know if there is a way I can run a script to stop certain services, programs, etc. running (for example, run the script before I play a game on Steam) and if I can run another script starting those services, programs, etc. again?

Again, sorry for the bump!

Gamebooster is indeed a good help, also try Autoruns, it's a program that maps all services and programs in the background of your computer. When you find something you don't want, you can disable it from there.

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2012, 06:27 »
Bumping old topic because this is basically the topic I'm looking for, also because I don't know.

Anyway... I'm looking to know if there is a way I can run a script to stop certain services, programs, etc. running (for example, run the script before I play a game on Steam) and if I can run another script starting those services, programs, etc. again?

Again, sorry for the bump!

  • Tip for better game performance Tip by GPow69
    For better game performance (More noticeable on low-end PCs) use a free application called Game Booster



    Basically, after you click "Switch to Gaming Mode", Game Booster will find all the applications that aren't necessary and give you a checklist of items you want the app to close for you.



    After Game Booster closes the un-needed apps, it will start shutting down services that don't really do anything but could be eating up performance, such as search services, updater services, etc.
    (This process is very fast and only takes a few seconds)



    After it's done, Game Booster will minimize itself to the system tray until you're done playing.

    When you are done gaming, open up Game Booster again from the system tray and click "Switch back to normal mode" and it will start all those "unnecessary processes" (search etc) again so your computer will work perfectly normal.



    Download : http://www.majorgeeks.com/Game_Booster_d5952.html
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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2012, 01:02 »
Yes, I have gamebooster already, but it doesn't boost games that are played through Steam (at least it doesn't on my laptop), that's why I'm asking.

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2012, 07:30 »
Yes, I have gamebooster already, but it doesn't boost games that are played through Steam (at least it doesn't on my laptop), that's why I'm asking.

Tick the "Monitor steam games" in the Settings for Gamebooster ;)

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2013, 01:40 »
I downloaded gamebooster just to see my CPU temp and the program caused my hard disk to start ticking. This scared the shit out of me and I did a restart. Still ticked :S Closed computer for 10 min, came back and it was fine. Opened gamebooster and again it started ticking. Closed it and it stopped. Instantly removed gamebooster. Should I be worried about this? How exactly does the GB temperature monitoring work?

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2013, 05:39 »
I think your HDD starts ticking because Gamebooster shuts it down?
It could try to turn it off in order to save energy (Windows does the same thing when your PC idles for a while), but the game needs the data from the HDD, so it starts it back up again.
I think.

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #69 on: September 16, 2013, 09:17 »
I downloaded gamebooster just to see my CPU temp and the program caused my hard disk to start ticking. This scared the shit out of me and I did a restart. Still ticked :S Closed computer for 10 min, came back and it was fine. Opened gamebooster and again it started ticking. Closed it and it stopped. Instantly removed gamebooster. Should I be worried about this? How exactly does the GB temperature monitoring work?
Stop using Gamebooster for this, and use a program dedicated to reading temperatures only.
I recommend HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2013, 10:42 »
I downloaded gamebooster just to see my CPU temp and the program caused my hard disk to start ticking. This scared the shit out of me and I did a restart. Still ticked :S Closed computer for 10 min, came back and it was fine. Opened gamebooster and again it started ticking. Closed it and it stopped. Instantly removed gamebooster. Should I be worried about this? How exactly does the GB temperature monitoring work?
Stop using Gamebooster for this, and use a program dedicated to reading temperatures only.
I recommend HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Thanks for that. Also my hard drive seems to be fine :)

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Re: Tips for speeding up your PC
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2013, 05:43 »
I downloaded gamebooster just to see my CPU temp and the program caused my hard disk to start ticking. This scared the shit out of me and I did a restart. Still ticked :S Closed computer for 10 min, came back and it was fine. Opened gamebooster and again it started ticking. Closed it and it stopped. Instantly removed gamebooster. Should I be worried about this? How exactly does the GB temperature monitoring work?
Stop using Gamebooster for this, and use a program dedicated to reading temperatures only.
I recommend HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Thanks for that. Also my hard drive seems to be fine :)

No problem, and glad to hear it's fine.