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Close background apps before game starts & restart them after exit


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manu08

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I usually close much of my running applications, especially the ones hiding away in the system tray before I play a game that would require much of the cpu so that I could get the best performance, games like F.E.A.R. & BF2. Anyway its rather annoying to close all the applications before running the game & then reopen the applications after I've stopped playing the game. Any software that could basically do that procedure for you ? Like close the applications you tell it to before the game starts & then reopen them after the game has been exited ?
I don't know if this is of any importance but, I've got, Pentium 4 3.00GHz with HT, 1.5GB RAM, 256MB (AGP) Radeon X800XL graphics card & am running Windows XP Home Edition.

Thanks in advance.
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Neil Jones

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In all honesty if you have to close a lot of background programs on a machine of that specification in order to get something to run at a decent speed, you've got a whole different problem altogether.
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Yeah, you shouldnt have that many anyway you will find many apps dont need to be running in the background at all, just disable them from the startup and turn them on when you need them. Really all that should be running is your AV, hardware utilities and drivers if needed, and maybe a messenger but most of those have a low footprint so turning them off makes little difference.
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