When it comes to gaming, the hardware may be the most important factor that decide the game’s performance. Give a system more RAM, higher CPU and GPU power and it should tackle effortlessly most of the high-end games in the market. On the other hand, if you are not prepared to shell out the money to upgrade your PC, you can actually improve your gaming performance by tweaking the OS (Windows OS). This is where Game Booster comes in.
The usage is extremely simple. Download and install the game booster software.
Launch the Game Booster application. You should see a big button that encourages you to “Slide to boost”. If you are not computer savvy, sliding the button is all (almost) you need to optimize your PC. As simple as that.
What this “Boost slider” does is to stop the services that are not essential to the operating of the system. At the bottom of the window, you can actually view the detail of the services that are going to be stopped.
If you are playing the latest 3D games in the market, more often than not, you will need the latest driver for your hardware (mainly graphics card and soundcard). Game Boosters came with a Game Driver feature that will scan your current hardware and see if the driver is up to date. If not, it provides you with options to download and install the latest driver.
There are some components/software that are important (or useful) to a gameplay, like the DirectX. The Game Essential section checks the web for updates and update your system accordingly.
While you have heard a lot about defragging your computer, few have heard about the needs to defrag your games. The concept is similar. Game booster will scan the particular game for all its files location and determine if they are scattered all over the place.If yes, it will defrag your game and bring all the files together. Theoretically, when all the files are together, the system has an easier way locating them, and hence the less seek time is required.
As the name implies, the System Tweaks deal with tweaks that optimize the System settings. There are two options: Default and Top Performance. Unlike the main section where it shows you a detail of the tweaks that it performs, there is no way to know what it going to do to your system, until after the tweaks are performed. Furthermore, the tweaks require you to reboot your system.
The Game tools section contains a series of shortcut links to the various hardware option page, like Mouse, Keyboard, Game controllers, etc.
In terms of usability and simplicity, Game Booster v2 is top notch. However, there is just so much that it can optimize your system. if your hardware is not up to the mark, no amount of software optimization can help you improve your gaming performance.