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How to disable all unnecessary processes?


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Xellon

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This is for gaming. I want to keep all the important processors necessary to run windows and amd drivers and such. I used game booster, but that doesn't really seem to disable everything.

I don't want to have to disable processes or end task, perhaps there is something simpler I'm missing?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello Xellon

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the OS, providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

I used game booster, but that doesn't really seem to disable everything.

This type of software is a gimmick and I suggest that you get rid of it before it hoses your computer, some information on this @ http://miekiemoes.bl...weaking_13.html
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There may be something you can do. Go to your game exe file and right click on it. Go to properties and there you can turn off some functions for game play.

Note that clicking on your shortcut icon will not do.

Edited by Brazened, 13 August 2013 - 05:22 PM.

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Thanks for the replies.

2 games I'm mostly playing are Elsword and scarlet blade. I get good frame rates on both.

I have an Asus G73jh-A1 Notebook running on windows 7 64 bit.
i7-720qm
5870m and latest drivers
8 gigs of ram
SSD drive

Problem is I have around 80 processes running. Game booster manages to lower it down but not to what I expect. When I do serious gaming or if I plan to game for a while, I stop services myself.

Note that game booster isn't a registry cleaner. Its suppose to disable processes when u run the exe file of a game you set up.

Games like elsword and scarlet blade actually run pretty smooth but there are times when the fps is unusually slow when it normally runs faster.

Lowest fps for elsword is around 17fps when there is a LOT going on (15-20 units on screen at once with projectiles, etc).

Thanks to the experts on this forums as well, my computer is virus/adware free so this is no concern.

Edited by Xellon, 13 August 2013 - 08:43 PM.

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Gday.
This site may helop with more advanced service tweaking.
> http://www.blackvipe...configurations/
You should also look at optimizing the SSD.
Tweaking the GPU would help more with FPS.
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Gday.
This site may helop with more advanced service tweaking.
> http://www.blackvipe...configurations/
You should also look at optimizing the SSD.
Tweaking the GPU would help more with FPS.


This actually looks like very useful information. Thanks for the link.
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Why do you want to disable certain processes? 80 processes seems pretty normal to me, I currently have 63 processes with just Firefox open, and bare minimum entries in my Startup tab (MSCONFIG).

Do not end services and processes without knowing what they are, and how Windows is dependent upon them.

Please follow -
  • Start
  • Type: msconfig
  • Startup tab
  • Post a screenshot and attach in your next post

Edited by xBlueRobot, 14 August 2013 - 02:24 PM.

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I'm trying to squeeze out every inch of juice I can get out of my processor for gaming. I'm happy even if I can only improve my game by 1fps

I google before ending processes.

I just wish there was a "disable all processes I don't need for gaming" button then "enable them back when I close game" which game booster does a decent job of doing but not quite. I managed to get it down to 40-50 processes at one point my manually ending services.
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Please post the requested screenshot, and ensure you read from a valid source from Microsoft.

Why are you focusing upon the CPU? Your efforts should be upon the GPU.

Edited by xBlueRobot, 14 August 2013 - 02:58 PM.

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Why are you focusing upon the CPU? Your efforts should be upon the GPU.

Agreed, Post #5.

I just wish there was a "disable all processes I don't need for gaming"


That was achievable in XP by building a second hardware profile then logging on to a choice at start up. Microsoft removed it from Vista and up.
Depending on the size of your HDD? a very good solution is to set up a Duel Boot system. You can then pare down the Gamer to a bare min and if you mess things up, not a big problem as you have the original OS 'safe'





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The GPU... I doubt I can do much to improve that. I know I could overclock it but I've never done it before.

Just googled how to oc gpu and saw this site - http://www.pcworld.c...phics_card.html

Is this " Futuremark 3DMark 11" capable of OC (seems it cost money though)? Or is it just a benchmark tester?

edit - then again, I don't want to fry my gpu, though the temps on it are good.

Edited by Xellon, 14 August 2013 - 11:34 PM.

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Gday.
Moderate over-clocking the GPU is relitavllly safe and that article is a very good intro to the subject. Futuremark 3DMark is only for benchmarking, which version you use depends on the GPU you are using. The Demo ver is free and is all you would require. If you have a Steam Account, read this, > http://www.futuremar...t/faq#faq-steam

Please list your full hardware specs, brand/models, including the PSU, as this will be helpful to us




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Gday.
Moderate over-clocking the GPU is relitavllly safe and that article is a very good intro to the subject. Futuremark 3DMark is only for benchmarking, which version you use depends on the GPU you are using. The Demo ver is free and is all you would require. If you have a Steam Account, read this, > http://www.futuremar...t/faq#faq-steam

Please list your full hardware specs, brand/models, including the PSU, as this will be helpful to us





I updated my signature with my computer specs. As for the PSU....

Input: 100-240v~ ,2A, 50-60hz
Output: 19V 17.89A

edit - I don't have a stream account.

Edited by Xellon, 15 August 2013 - 07:21 AM.

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Gday.
As I am not much of an overclocker, you may get better advice from a couple of dedicated sites like these.
> http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/
> http://forums.extrem...splay.php?f=56
This tool seems to be a favourite, > http://downloads.gur...nload-1985.html
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Yea, I'm a regular at the notebookreview forums so I'll ask there then but that gpu clock tool looks way too easy. I'll just need to find the right speeds to set.

thanks for your help
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