Game Booster

Game Booster

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 489 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,921,332
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 19, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Game Booster is an easy-to-use program that shuts down unnecessary system processes in order to improve the performance of resource-thirsty games. With an intuitive interface that makes it easy to switch between gaming mode and normal mode, Game Booster is a simple but powerful program.

Game Booster's interface is basic, with a list of 24 noncritical processes that can be shut down during gaming. Check boxes allow users to select specific processes. It is true that you have to take a leap of faith with some of these; if you're not extremely computer savvy, you may have no idea what it is that you're shutting down. We can say that our system suffered no ill effects from temporarily disabling all of the listed processes, and the program quickly started them again when we switched back to normal mode. We do wish that the program came with a Help file that went into detail about this issue, though. In addition to disabling unnecessary system processes, Game Booster offers a game defragmenter that specifically defragments the game directories, allowing a given game to start and run more quickly. Overall, we found Game Booster to be both easy to use and effective. We noticed a significant difference in game performance when using gaming mode, and we think this is a great choice for users who need to optimize their systems for gameplay.

Game Booster is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 489 votes

    • 5 star 300
    • 4 star 95
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 46
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2 stars

"Just didn't work"

February 27, 2011  |  By torquestomp

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

Cool interface, easy to use, very intuitive

Cons

Didn't work at all. I actually noticed a significant FPS drop after boosting, despite closing a number of irrelevant background programs.

Summary

Would not recommend
Also, despite neglecting to turn off anything w/Symantec in the description, the aforementioned promptly complained that it had been tampered with (not that other programs had been tampered with). Seems that the app recognition code is outdated.

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5 stars

"Does everything the description says!"

February 26, 2011  |  By theyemailme

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

Works beautifully and lets you select the programs you would like closed and cleans the memory for game use. Restores all of the running programs when done. Works better than my operating software boots startup programs!

Cons

You have to set it up and it, LOL! It offers minimal game speed advantage but I do have more games to test it out with.

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4 stars

"FAST!FAST!FAST!"

February 10, 2011  |  By DanielMiler

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

it is useful to free up system resources. pc as run fast as i wanted.

Cons

just none to pick up this time. under testing.

Summary

the best needed when gaming

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1 stars

"Program doesn't do ANYTHING. READ BEFORE PURCHASE"

February 09, 2011  |  By raptorcore

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

This program has a sleek GUI (graphical user interface).
This program is also very user friendly; if you read the CONS, you'll see why.

Cons

Does not do anything. It says it is boosting your game; but if you look in your running processes, all the processes that you checked to end are still in use by windows! It's also supposed to allocate more CPU to the game. It DOESN'T.

Summary

I spent 10 bucks on this program and it does absolutely nothing. Actually, when you click "boost game," it says it ends your background processes and allocates more CPU power to the game youre running. It doesn't do either of those. However, it does do one thing. IT RUNS IN THE BACKGROUND and uses more memory than you were already using before you even downloaded this application. Save yourself the trouble and don't download this. This should've been an easy program to write, but clearly, somewhere along the line the dev team screwed it up. I'm getting my money back.

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4 stars

"Results aren't incredible, but it doesn't hurt"

February 05, 2011  |  By gmboy902

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

One click disabling and enabling for Gaming Mode
Free
Non-intrusive, doesn't cause me any problems
Convenient defrag tool

Cons

The game tray seems a little lackluster

Summary

It doesn't boost your FPS four times over, sure, but for me I average 80-100 MB of RAM cleared, which is a decent chunk. It allows you defrag any of your games from one place (if you need that) and provides meters on the right for your RAM and CPU. It also boasts a gaming tray that you can put shortcuts in. Using these shortcuts will cause it to go into gaming mode, and it will exit the mode when you exit the game. However, as far as I know, you have to put the shortcuts in this tray to work, and I prefer to have them on my desktop. This means you have to remember to turn on/off the mode. But in the end, it's free and only takes up about 16Mb. No reason I can see not to download.

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3 stars

"have not used it yet!"

January 31, 2011  |  By wraphael51

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

have not used it yet!

Cons

have not used it yet!

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1 stars

"complete trash..."

January 30, 2011  |  By Jbone1337

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

nothing...

Cons

useless, false info

Summary

it shows innacurate memory usage(says ram usage is like 600mb and in task manager its like 400mb), innacurate system info(said processor was pentium III when its really a core 2 dou). also it only adds like 2-3 fps when playing(with game booster mode on). you can get similar effects just by setting your game priority in task manager to real time, and end processes with MSCONFIG.exe(comes with windows) and stop programs you dont need at startup.

IObit is a trash company with trash software, nothing of theirs is good and they steal code....

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3 stars

"Seems to be a good app most of the time"

January 28, 2011  |  By klherriman

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

Helps gaming in most instances. Games that I play run better using this app.

Cons

Some games (only a few) run better w/o using game booster.

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3 stars

"I haven't used it yet."

January 26, 2011  |  By dorbburg

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"Great but unstable"

January 20, 2011  |  By boldpaste2

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.2

Pros

Makes game faster by shutting down background programs

Cons

PC crashes when exit gaming mode and trys to start up background operations.

Summary

Wouldn't recommend to use without backing up your data.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
Version 2.2 improves interface, adds online verification and Latest News module, and fixes bugs in Game Box.
General
Publisher Razer
Publisher web site http://www.razerzone.com/
Release Date January 11, 2011
Date Added January 19, 2011
Version 2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.01MB
File Name RazerGameBoosterSetup_4.2.45.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,921,332
Downloads Last Week 5,041
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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