Game Booster

Game Booster

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,088,492
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2012
  • 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

    4.8

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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5 stars

"Improves gaming pc performance by 40+ percent"

January 27, 2012  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

It can boost any gamer's pc performance.

Cons

None, none, none, except that it hasn't found a way for my machine to sprout wings. Yet that is....

Summary

Have tried and used before Windows 7 to present. If using Windows 7 home premium or ultimate there's more performance to be gained from your pc. Doesn't matter if you overclock or not. You'll have improvement that can be noticed. When you finish playing it restores the pc PERFECTLY.

One thing is certain. If you use your pc for anything other then gaming, this will enable you to play as if your pc was a dedicated gaming machine.

I refuse to believe any player that's been around for awhile (5 to 20+ years)would not see the difference and great performance boost that this software can give them.

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5 stars

"Actually works!"

February 28, 2012  |  By sham66

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

Actually increases game performance and reduced online latency issues.
Easy to use interface.
Tons of options.
Works with Windows 7!
Can switch from game mode to normal mode on the fly.
Built in Defragger for games and other demanding applications.

Cons

Doesn't allow commands to be added to game shortcuts. If you want a shortcut to have specfic commands (like -window -vidmode etc). You have to make the shortcut yourself on your desktop; add the commands; and then drag the shortcut over to the game booster menu.

Summary

I was having problems within various games under windows 7; such as slowdown, online lag. Even after trying many system tweaks and shutting down many background applications. So I decided to give this program a chance. After trying programs like this in the past I didn't expect much. Well...I was wrong, this one actually does work. Windows 7 and Vista have so many background services and applications running. Many of them can cause serious lag issues; especially in online games. You can try disabling them yourself, but there's so many of them. Not to mention shutting them down can cause serious system errors.

With Game Booster on the other hand this all done automatically in the background. Simply add your game or application shortcut to menu and click boost. All of the unnecessary background task are suspended temporary while playing your game. After the game is closed down; game booster initiates all of the background task and returns windows to it's standard operations.

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5 stars

"Excellent tool for gaming performance tweaks."

February 25, 2012  |  By TJH00ker

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

One-click ease of use.

Cons

Once was the result of windows believing it was a counterfeit copy.
That was an easy fix though.

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5 stars

"Works great on Diablo II Lord of Destruction"

February 25, 2012  |  By Golfer51

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

Easy to use simple and clean a must have

Cons

so far I have found no problems running diablo II Lord of Destruction

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5 stars

"i like it...."

February 22, 2012  |  By moh_max

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

i like it..

Cons

i like it...

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5 stars

"Amazing speedup program for gaming!"

February 22, 2012  |  By jaysdailydose

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

Helps clear your system of all unnecessary programs for gaming, and then you can shut down to normal function with the blink of an eye, and that's with the free version.

Cons

I have had a few crashes, but I have no proof it was not the games themselves. And with the performance increase I have seen, I doubt it. The free version only allows you to keep one game in your "gamebox" but its as easy as drag and drop.

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2 stars

"Doesn't do what it says."

February 20, 2012  |  By Zeugirdor_Susej

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

Can't find any.

Cons

It takes up too much RAM that it actually slows down my computer/game.

It turns off my necessary programs.

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

February 19, 2012  |  By iC-Hitman

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

Free, easy to use, allows you to add certain games or applications that you want to boost.

Cons

None that I can find

Summary

I have been using this for over a year, I DJ and the software I use when making mixes or broadcasting can really drain the system resources so I start this and run it and it kills all unneeded programs and processes.

This is by far the best software I have found around that is for boosting your system.

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5 stars

"It does what it claims to do."

February 18, 2012  |  By mmth6

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

One enjoys better performance while playing games.
In this version (3) the installed games appear in the program window and once you select a game to play, pc is automatically put in game mode and the game is started. Once you exit the game, computer is restored to normal mode also automatically.
You can even use game mode to boost performance in order to use resource-hungry programs.

Cons

The only thing that goes wrong for me is that when the computer is restored to normal mode, the language bar is not being correctly displayed but switching between keyboard layout works fine. Not much of a problem.

Summary

I think it is a nice program to use. It really boosts the computer's performance and makes even previously unplayable games playable.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says it will"

February 15, 2012  |  By cloverman84

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

It just works!

Cons

None......

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1 stars

"Installs malware/adware"

February 15, 2012  |  By perlestellar

 |  Version: Game Booster 3.2

Pros

maybe it helped with game performance? IDK, the cons outweigh the pros

Cons

Installed a browser plug-in, Dropin Savings, that has completely jacked all my browsers even after uninstalling all IOBit software.

Summary

Do not install! Installs extra add-ons and malware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2
Version 3.2 added "Delete" game in Gamebox and Defrag module.
General
Publisher Razer
Publisher web site http://www.razerzone.com/
Release Date January 16, 2012
Date Added January 16, 2012
Version 3.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.01MB
File Name RazerGameBoosterSetup_4.2.45.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,088,492
Downloads Last Week 4,949
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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