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Closing background processes and/or programs

Warren Dawes

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Does anyone recommend a good (simple) program to help me close down background processes and free up memory for gaming.

I have lost my gaming PC for a while (off for repairs) and I'm trying to use my laptop for some emergency gaming. It seems reasonable but usually the game gets stuttery due to an overall lack of RAM and video Ram.
I know I could use Task Manager and try to "trial and error" my way through the list, but this takes forever.

My system on the Laptop is Vista, and seems to have lots of stuff hogging the limited memory I have (2 gig RAM).
 
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Robert Adair

Does anyone recommend a good (simple) program to help me close down background processes and free up memory for gaming.

I have lost my gaming PC for a while (off for repairs) and I'm trying to use my laptop for some emergency gaming. It seems reasonable but usually the game gets stuttery due to an overall lack of RAM and video Ram.
I know I could use Task Manager and try to \\"trial and error\\" my way through the list, but this takes forever.

My system on the Laptop is Vista, and seems to have lots of stuff hogging the limited memory I have (2 gig RAM).
Try Game Booster available from C-NET :)
 

Marcel Hulsbergen

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Dec 29, 2006
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You can create a command file withe the taskkill command.

Example:
taskkill /f /im "iexplore.exe"
taskkill /f /im "mcafee.exe"

Look in the taskmonitor for the programs and processes you want to kill.

In the taskmanager options you can set pid on, every process has a unique pid, you can also use the pid number instead of the application name.

Name the file like:
close.cmd
 

Tim McIver

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Jun 9, 2009
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I've been using gamebooster for a while and it was really good at preventing Nvidia freezes, but now when I switch to gaming mode my internet connection goes down? Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance...

Tim.
 

kikie

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Jul 2, 2009
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You could also try this:


It's not exactly what you're looking for but it might help.
 

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