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Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by alex_virr » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:38 am

Courtesy of StoreDJ:

Essentially it's designed to optimise your gaming experience (on a PC only, no OS X version) by shutting down various background processes, cleaning up your RAM and other bits of technical wizardry. The idea is that you run it before you start up a processor-intensive game so that you get the best possible experience.

Wait a minute - shutting down background processes, optimising, cleaning up the RAM - isn't that exactly what we recommended for digital DJs before they start up their software?

The software used by digital DJs is pretty demanding. There's a lot of work going on under the hood - processing audio, computing effects, keeping things in time. The more resources your computer has available to do all this work the better, and that's where optimising comes in.

We always let our customers know that a bit of optimisation goes a long way. Shutting down your wireless network adapter, turning off anti-virus programs, screensavers - you may not realise it, but all of these things are quietly working away in the background. And that means they're using up your precious computing power and memory (RAM). If you're mixing away in your bedroom then this can avoid some annoying glitches. If you're actually playing out in public, then it's pretty much a non-negotiable. The last thing you want to happen is have your software crash on you in the middle of a set, and the more you can do to help prevent this crushingly embarrassing situation the better.

So while the abovementioned software's intended use is for gamers, there's no real reason I can see not to try this out if you mix on a PC. It's a much easier way to do a whole lot of manual tinkering - one click of a button in fact - and a quick Google shows that a lot of people have been using it with favourable results.

A word of warning - try the software at home a few times BEFORE you try it out in the club. You'll want to be sure it does the job for you before you risk a meltdown in front of a packed room.

The software is completely FREE and you can nab it from here:

http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

Let us know if you use it and if it does the trick or not.
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by ben & lex » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:51 am

i use this on my old laptop and it proper sorts it out :D
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by BLista » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:15 am

oohh! I need this badass for tower which has seen better days
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by Lennon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:55 pm

very useful, good work Implants 8)
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by HandSolo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:03 pm

ben & lex wrote:i use this on my old laptop and it proper sorts it out :D

i used the iobit windows care to keep a knackered old pc running for about 2 years. use it on my new lappy too as its pretty handy for keeping the little bugger clear of shite.
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:03 pm

hmm, might have a fiddle with this for when running Cubase with ridiculous amounts of plugins.......
I assume you can turn it on/off at will?
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by Doomo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:13 pm

downloaded. good find.
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by andymac » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:26 pm

Used this all morning whilst working on a track running 7 or so midi channels. Seemed to run a lot smoother. Gonna see what it does for the laptop as well 8)
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by Doomo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:06 pm

Cool. will try it on my laptop later. Fingers crossed it may make it stable to the point that its usuable for music production
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by Koop » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:56 am

Deano wrote:oohh! I need this badass for tower which has seen better days
What he said, i'm gonna give this a crack for editing on adobe premiere methinks

Nice swan.
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Post by leme » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:45 am

Cheers bud 8)
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by EvilKeg » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:27 pm

Bumpo and sticky please :D
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Re: Optimise your PC with GameBooster

Post by BLista » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:34 am

I won't sticky it but I will stick it in the FAQ's
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