How to speed up your computer and remove lag while playing video games on Windows [Tip]

game-booster-usp-2-v2Although many suggest that Windows is the best operating system to play PC games on, it is by no means optimized for running them. The operating itself is more geared toward the general web browser who likes flashy desktop features, but who needs them during a firefight in Battlefield 3?

Enter the Razer Game Booster. Previously developed by IOBit, this freeware program works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and can boost your in-game performance with just the click of a button. The program will go into “Game Mode” when you launch a game that has been added to its library. By doing so, it will reduce your windows theme to a basic version, using the least amount of graphical resources as possible. It will also disable many other Windows services that it deems unnecessary.

Also, if you are ever curious as to what is being disabled, or want to add or remove items from that list, you can use the Configure menu to do so.

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The bottom of the program also has temperature monitors for all of your internal hardware, and the share menu makes it easy to record game footage and take screenshots along with displaying your systems FPS (frames per second).

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Some more advanced option of the program allow you to defrag a certain game’s files, perform registry tweaks, and even update your drivers.

This application aims at being an all-in-one resource for gamers, and it is on its way to becoming just that. Check it out if you are a gamer and would like to increase computer performance while gaming, speed up your games, and/or remove lag.

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9 comments

  1. SilverDragonSys

    [@Zac Davis]

    Thanks, I should have made the surround sound driver install option clearer in my previous post. I actuallyl ike using the driver for some of my games as it makes my cheap 3-speaker set sound quite a bit better than they actually are. :)

  2. SilverDragonSys

    [@MarkQ]
    You still have to create an account but it is well worth it as it saves your settings to the cloud. I like that feature a lot as I run MS WIndows (or WinBlows ;) ) and know I will have to reformat in the future, so having my settings saved to the cloud saves me a bit of time when that moment comes to reinstall everything.

  3. MarkQ

    Still using the last version by IOBit; works like a charm. Considered installing the Razer one when it was first released but was immediately put off since they wanted me to create an account with them. Wonder if they’ve dropped that requirement since.

  4. SilverDragonSys

    A very good program. I’ve been using Razor since it came out and love the boost it gives my MMO games. There is also an option to install a virtual surround-sound driver that works pretty good with FPS games, but it can cause problems with games that aren,t really set up for surround sound