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Game Booster Premium Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Game Booster Premium

Game Booster Premium is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC.
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Game Booster Premium was available as a giveaway on May 26, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$9.99 / month
free today
Reliable data protection and disaster recovery solution.

Designed for higher FPS and less lags!
Game Booster Premium is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC. One-click to boost PC performance is not enough, Game Booster Premium also allows you to tweak your system for top PC performance.

By temporarily shutting background processes and unnecessary Windows services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance, Game Booster Premium concentrates every little system resource for gaming only. Game Booster Premium is compatible with PunkBuster, Cheating-Death, VAC, and any other anti-cheat software.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000





File Size:

7.45 MB



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My thoughts on 1 year only License Software - Yes, if it's good you might want to get Fully Licensed, if that Option is available, or keep Renewing.

But! - Especially with Boosters (I think) which offer to tweak things automatically - by showcasing "regions" of interest or concern - they can also point out what can be done Manually!
I found that out on many, many occasions, and as recent as yesterday with Game Booster:)

They can really be quite Educational!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Sorry, I hadn't read BillG's comment so I Thank You as well:)

Oddly enough, after the program was installed with setup from the folder not the zip file, I could actually download it. Very weird! It was strange cause I could download 2 days prior and all of a sudden...no more.

BTW, IE is down on my laptop ever since I tried upgrading to IE9. What a joke but I just wanted to mention that although GOTD does the verification via IE, Google and FF browsers cause no problems with installation. Well at least most of the time.

Now it's 3h03, past this software and you probably won't read this message but will post tomorrow a note for you to check it out if you want. Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I just wanted to thank Mike who took the time to offer me some help so, Thank You Mike :)

I managed, with a lot of work to get it installed. I still get the message: "Failed to..." ??? I will look into it later since I didn't have time today. The main thing is that I have it and I'm happy about that. I did the routine check with the program but haven't tried playing a game yet. Looking forward to it.

I'm also wondering if it's a permanent license or a 1 year one. Logically the answer would be 1 year cause that's what it says but...you never know since it's not common on GOTD not to get permanents licenses for the softwares they giveaway.

Thanks GOTD for all the great programs you get for us and thanks iObit.

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and activated okay for me on Win Xp Home SP3.
Seems like the only difference between this and the always free version is that you can add more than one program to the programs box (which is MOVES the shortcut to instead of creating a copy).

Make sure to uncheck the boxes on installation or you'll end up with an unwanted toolbar and your homepage changed.

It did find an updated audio driver (under game drivers) for my system and I thought I had the latest version as I had just recently downloaded Gamebooster 2 from Iobit's website.

The Game Defrag is a nice option too since you can just defrag whatever folder the game/program is in and not have to wait to defrag the whole drive, although I'm not really sure how much performance increase that creates if any.

To #22 Eric: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.html (I thought it would be worth a try but this caused Firefox (4.0.1) not to be able to load any pages, might work for others though)

It's still worth having in my opinion but even if you miss the free give away today there's not much difference that I can see between this and the always free version.

Thanks Iobit.com and the GAOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by gurutj  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have been using Game Booster for a couple of years now & I absolutely love it! Previous versions were free; then with v.2, there is a free & upgrade to Premium. If you already use Advanced SystemCare and use the Turbo boost feature, then that's pretty much the free version of GameBooster. GB Premium offers several more tweaks that can be customized to fit your needs. For us "novice" users, it's kind of a "set it & forget it" kind of program.

My main computer runs Vista Home Premium with only 1GB of RAM and I LOVE to play casual games. We all know that Vista is a memory hog & Game Booster really helps free up resources so my games run more smoothly. It's also makes a marked improvement for web browsing & other software/apps. I pretty much just leave it run all the time.

I didn't dl or install today's giveaway because I just got the premium version a couple weeks ago. Iobit's products are top-notch, IMHO. They offer great customer service & a very friendly & helpful forum.

My suggestions would be to have some way to sort the games that are in the GameBox and also add the option to defrag game within the GameBox when u right-click on it.

Thanks GAOTD & Iobit!!!

Reply   |   Comment by MammawJo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've been using IObit's free version Game Booster on my old Pentium 4 machine (XP, sp2) at Whiterabbit's suggestion, and it's really improved the performance of on-line and off-line games: my CPU was getting really stressed out(I have a Taskbar monitor on) and slowing or causing glitches in games before -- much, much better with Game Booster on. I'm a fan!

Reply   |   Comment by mac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)


The only thing i did not like at all was the 1 year license...
why ? because the company said it has no limitations (lie), limits the use for a year

Only acceptable pratice if they release the program here next in about 12mo...

and of course, they have a lot of crapware in the installer, and i belive the installer would be less than the half of mbs, withhout the bloat (spyware, adware...)

Asking if we want additional software ok, because the programs are fine), but toolbars with adware and spyware are lame crap and only make the image of the company worse

Reply   |   Comment by Cristiano  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

A few things I want to mention...

During installation, make sure to uncheck the junk it tries to stuff. The first one is to put IOBit's website in your Favorites, under the screen that asks you for desktop and Quick Launch icon creation. The next one is after installation, asking you to install their toolbar. Uncheck both boxes. The last one is after that, asking you to try their software. Uncheck all the boxes, and select "Standard Installation" just to make sure it doesn't try to sneak something in silently.

On running the program, you are asked to allow its AutoUpdater and the program to access the Internet by your non-MS firewall. The auto updater is fine, but I found the program tries to access the following pages after allowing:


non of which are valid, and after activation (inserting the key and checking with its server)


I find these people to be over advertising. So if you don't want unsolicited advertisement, allow the program once for activation, and block it after that.

BTW, freenew.net seems like IOBit's all-in-one new system setup system, where it downloads and installs all of the top programs of your choosing. No idea how trustworthy it is.

(Maybe planting the URLs is a trap. Who knows.)

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For the ones worried that the free license expires 5.23.2012... With no updates happening in a year, do you really want to keep the security hole in your PC longer then a year?! To many people don't understand that PC they spend hundreds of dollars on. I've worked on hardware, software troubleshooting since the mid 90's, so I'm posting this comment to educate a few people. I'm not trying to come across like a smart-arss, so please forgive me if your taking it that way.

Lesson: Its not good for any PC (Windows, MAC, Whatever system you want to name)to not get the updates for software (any software! MS Office, Ccleaner, shockwave, flash, adobe, etc..etc. u name the software).

Updates to software are always fixes for bugs that are part of the software version you installed. Bugs can include security holes viruses can exploit, or make it easy for someone to gain remote access to your computer.. Adobe reader had one of these exploits not to long ago. Updates can include fixes for a multitude of other issues that were present when you installed the software, or they can be improvements to the software. With a lot of software, you need to get the updates, or your running some big risks (BSOD, Viruses, Hackers)

Thats why these companies are willing to offer their programs for free, & thats the bottom line. They make their money from the ones who decide they want to keep using the software, & get the updates. I myself think its great, & I've bought several great programs through giveawayoftheday.

"Updates are Very Important"

End of lesson

Reply   |   Comment by MAR  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To Weezie (#9), regarding the error message “Failed to connect. Please try again later.”

Apparently, GOTD uses Internet Explorer in its verification process, regardless of the browser set as your default. You can get this message if your IE is set to Work Offline. In the version of IE that I have, this is a choice under the File menu. So that is one place to check if you're troubleshooting this error message. (My thanks to the people who have posted this information in the Forums.)

Reply   |   Comment by BillG  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Earlier on I did wonder if by using Game Booster Premium I would be able to "cure" strange behavior of one Game giving us headache.

Installed Game Booster and decided to use Gaming Mode for a duration of playing the game in question (Yahtzee). Happily - it pointed me to direction of two positions (in particular) I've been wondering about when trying to understand (and solve) the riddle of major game slowing - "smack in the middle" of it..(not beginning, not the end)

So by stopping (manually) Cryptographic Service (Win XP Pro SP2) and allowing GB to stop (suspend?) ctfmon.exe while playing the game - Did the Trick!
Not for me to argue, just odd..

It might be so, so obvious to Someone who knows a great deal more than me about mechanics, practices a.s.o regarding "what goes on behind the scenes" when playing simplest (or complicated) games..
But in this instance - I had to be "taken by hand" and "enlighten", it had to be spelled out to me - and that is exactly how I (sometimes!) like things be, after raking my brains in vain:)

Again - by visiting this Site I could not only find the right Software to fix what was not working, but use wonderful Advice of Experts and Folks of good will - not to sound deliriously pathetic, lol - but I mean it!
Thanks GAOTD and Game Booster. Keeper - to be used where & when needed, it allows me.

BTW -I'm not dropping any stand-alone Games into Game Box (I did that mistake with Real Arcade in the past, this could be entirely different, but the lesson of "anything else" than myself, keeping my Games in their Consoles and/or manipulating them, or updating behind my back:) - still holds on.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Have older system HP Pavilion a1560n running XP it does not like Gamebooster at all. Took 3 times to get it to install then as soon as started it up error from zone alarm of unstable. So shut off zonealarm and tried and and nice blue screen of death unfortunately computer did not stay long enough for me to read the message.
I am finally back and GB is off. I've upgraded power to 300 high as I can go and I've just got new Ram to install up to 4 gbs need new graphics card but been hard to find one. I've got Intel Pentium D 915 2.80 GHZ &Intel 829456 Express Chipset Family, Resolution 1280 x720.60Hz Refresh. I have room for a card but small & need HDMI on it.
I am having more and more trouble with newer games. Hey Mike what do you suggest for this one?

Reply   |   Comment by Beverly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hey dudes...this APP rocks but do you know if I can use the Gaming Mode, to improve PC Performance, even when I don't play any game??

Reply   |   Comment by Roberto  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

You can't make good bread from bad wheat. Even if this does filter out some unnecessary usage, I can't imagine it even makes up for its own footprint.

Reply   |   Comment by Lobster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

It works great for regular users and for advanced users save lots of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean Belmont  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I believe we should all give Iobit a chance. Although the 1 year limit is completely rubbish, we shouldn't refer and mock Iobit by saying "Iobit stole Malwarebytes' codes, they are evil, etc." Those are only theories as there were no solid evidence that Iobit really did steal the codes. Like they said, they "didn't have enough time to analyze the codes". Come on guys... other AV companies steal codes from each other. Let's set that aside and enjoy the free software.

This program can also be good for programs other than games such as Photoshop. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge-6025  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@ meteke #26, I play games alone too, that way I also win. Want to be my friend :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ashley  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I find it hard to believe that adding a software that uses a process can actually add to the performance of your computer. That is just backwards thinking in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by TechGeek  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thank you IObit & GOTD!
This makes my old HP D530/XP Pro/ 1GB Ram come to life again when playing a game.

Just One question- Is this a life time license or a one year license?
Hopefully it will be a life time license.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob.C  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

=43 chaotic? It is not free software, it is GAOTD. Then it is not a GAOTD tomorrow or yesterday.
In comparison with a freebie? GameSpeeder or winspeeder?
Gamebooster does not speed up your system, game or any application. All it does is clear some memory and these days on 64bit machines that is not needed as you always now have more memory with your system (like 4 to 8gigs). I wish someone could add what the above mentioned pgms do. I really just want to know how those two I mentioned work.

Reply   |   Comment by ezetarget  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you. Installed and activated fine on W7,64b.

Reply   |   Comment by Mystique  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been using the free version for a couple years now this is a nice giveaway for us Gamers.. thanks and thank you Iobit

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered ok... after config GameMode the motherboard launchs a Timelock and complains:

''date/time is incorrect'' and I need to hotboot to avoid locking

It's a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Win7 Ultimate 64bits

The program, itself is running fine but the GameMode is creating this error

Reply   |   Comment by Ayrton  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ive been using this piece of software for awhile and it really does help in a lot of games, and when using the game bar, it doesnt always list the game, but its still amazing to use, especially if your running something new and want to have things turned off.

Reply   |   Comment by Bart  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@ezetarget #31, As this site is for 'free' software... please don't compare any giveaway with a $37.50 program. (or at least mention the costs)
Either review the software given 'as is' or suggest free-ware alternatives.
I believe that you can do enough by keeping your system up-to-date and tweak a little for overall performance (not just for gaming)
My 3,5 year old pc (intel quad 2.4 4GB GF 8800 GTS winXP-MC 32b) still plays Never-Winter-Nights-2 without a problem so I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Chaotic  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

I am not a gamer but I was wondering if something like this would help with latency problems when recording music using programs such as Cakewalk Sonar. I am having sever problems wih latency while tryind to ad additional midi tracks.

Reply   |   Comment by bozeke  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

#9: "When I tried to setup both programs, I got the message: “Failed to connect. Please try again later.” I lost yesterday’s software because of that but hopefully I won’t lose this one. I would appreciate if you could fix that issue for me please"

Maybe it would help to check out the comments for various games on game.giveawayoftheday.com? Whiterabbit-uk is the moderator there, & has frequently addressed the issue pointing out links to info, discussions etc. Long story short, if the servers were down or broken you wouldn't be able to post your comment, view the page to see what the GOTD was & so on, so it would seem something related to your system or connection is preventing setup.exe from getting through.

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#19: "... it can temporarily suspend many operations non-essential to running a game and so clear out some memory – big deal; with today’s memory capabilities, how often is memory really a gaming issue?"

FWIW, running processes/services may be using the CPU slightly, but not enough to show up in Task Mgr. -- Process Explorer gives more detail in that regard, &/or can show values changing a lot, which would indicate Windows is spending time because of it. They can also use shared files, Windows may check on them periodically to see if anything needs done, & files used by a given app or service may conflict. In my experience, even in win7 64, stopping an apparently innocent app or service can make a difference depending on what you're doing, though that difference may be very slight. At any rate, the only certain way I know of to make sure whether stopping something makes a difference or not is to try it.

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#32: "Q: What is the difference between this and Process Lasso (earlier giveaway)?"

Process Lasso is more complicated & tries to throttle things in the background dynamically -- Game Booster Premium stops a list you create of apps, processes, &/or services.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Just out of curiosity...What's the difference between this and the GAME BOOSTER module provided by Advanced System Care?

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Game Booster Premium 2 is a nice app for stopping a customizable set of services &/or processes on demand -- once you select the individual apps or services you want to be able to turn off, it just takes one click to shut them all down, rather than doing it individually via Task Mgr. &/or Admin Tools -> Services. While marketed for gaming, it could potentially be useful for anyone as a shortcut to turn stuff off that you don't *always* want or need, but don't want to do without entirely, e.g. by setting services to disabled. On the downside, Game Booster Premium 2 does consume resources on its own, so you immediately give back some, maybe even all of the resources you gain. Another consideration is DRM services -- some apps require a separate licensing service that runs constantly with Windows, & while you can usually turn those off/on at will, I have had one such service that regarded it's temporary shutdown as an attempt to hack it, & would not work afterwards... for max safety do backup or set a restore point before turning those sorts of services off. Other features include the ability to temporarily set Windows Power profile, e.g. so your PC/laptop doesn't go to sleep, and you can defrag just a folder rather than an entire disk/partition, which can be handy when/if you don't want to wait. Less useful IMHO, some users may appreciate the pop-up task bar window for storing game or app shortcuts, & there is a collection of individually selectable Windows tweaks -- TweaksBackup.reg is created when/if you apply those tweaks, but as always make sure you can put things back in case it doesn't work out so well. There is a menu where you can open control panel applets for things like setting your mouse, & another for updating drivers [though personally I shy away from those, preferring to find, download, & install any driver updates on my own terms... in my experience the drivers that really matter (for graphics & sound cards etc.) can also really screw things up, so I research beforehand, backup etc.].

Like most IObit apps, installing Game Booster Premium 2 has very minimal impact on Windows... you get two new folders & the registry gets an uninstall key. The program's folder holds 50 files, 7 folders, & takes up ~14 MB -- the 2nd folder in All Users Application Data or ProgramData [XP/win7] holds configuration data & is also where you'll find the above mentioned registry [.reg] file. For those wanting a portable app Game Booster Premium 2 looks like it would work in the portableapps.com format, though IMHO the nature of the app itself is not ideally suited for portability -- the processes/services you'd select & save will be different from one machine to the next.

I think Game Booster Premium 2 is one of those apps where mileage really will vary, depending on hardware, Windows version, & what you've always got running with Windows. Task Mgr. can give you an idea of the resources listed processes are using, SysInternals Process Explorer gives you more, better data, but sometimes the only way to tell if shutting something down helps or not is to try it, carefully -- you can cause Windows to crash, so you don't want to be doing something really important when you try shutting a service or process down for the 1st time. In XP Pro I spent a fair amount of time researching & experimenting with services, getting a bit of a performance boost, especially when I was running a [single core] Pentium 4 -- I also found that when rendering video there were services I could stop that would increase encoding speed, & others that I *Had* to stop or risk a chance the render would crash. The same held true with Vista 32, but to a much lesser extent. With an AMD quad in win7 64 OTOH I haven't seen much of a difference with the *sometimes* **Maybe** exception of McAfee's real-time scanning -- 9 out of 10 times I shut it off I think it's more wistful thinking than anything else. That said, standard practice for me is to set any services I rarely use to manual -- if I use it once a month or less I can put up with going to Admin Tools -> Services to start whatever service beforehand *if* necessary [many apps will start required services themselves] -- so there aren't many services left that I can shut down.

For those that want to go further there is software like AMD's Fusion, that with the right hardware will let you [over]clock your system on demand. Many motherboard manufacturers have their own utilities for the same purpose. And many graphics card/chip driver sets have an app or console where you can overclock that card/chip too -- AMD/ATI's Catalyst Control Center lets you save profiles so you can switch settings on demand. While your gains can be more impressive, Unlike using Game Booster Premium 2, when you overclock you can do some damage. Overclocking usually means more electrical current & more heat, & well... chips can melt. Just getting close to the max temps can also cause errors, so while your PC/laptop is running faster, it may actually take longer to get whatever processing done. FWIW overclockers pay a LOT of attention to cooling, but then they're not taking baby steps either -- sometimes baby steps are enough [e.g. my wife's PC has a sweet spot of sorts just barely over default or stock settings].

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Had been using the free version to help with WOW, thanks GOTD for offering the Premium version for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Pauliwood  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you GOTD, Installed and updated v.2.2 to v2.3 without entering the code.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

#26 Dwight Guy--Please don't tell other people what to ask for or what not to ask for in regards to features. Please don't flame other people just because you don't see value in a feature like portability. Newsflash: Not everybody is like you and they shouldn't be expected to be like you and dance in lockstep to your tune. Some of us think, why would we want every program in the registry? Is there extra functionality in being in the registry? Is it really necessary? Most companies uninstalls leave crap behind in the registry which you have to dig out of the registry with revo-uninstaller or some such.

Reply   |   Comment by c1oudrs  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Ah, PC Games! - "her" games, "his" games, children's. Passions and Rituals..
One such ritual is so called evening wind-downs, games we enjoy playing with, and/or against our partners. In our case - handful of games of rather gentler nature, to test our wits(?), to say all is fine, or even start talking again, ha ha.

One of these favorites is "Yahtzee Download Edition" (bought, lost, bought again).. Played and enjoyed for years without a stumble.
Few month ago it started behaving in most strange way. Like a clockwork - about 15 mins into playing - it starts "stuttering", slows down to irritating speed - and providing we have stomachs to carry on - it'll "pass" and ca 20 mins later all is fine and back to speed.

I have totally exhausted possibility of anything trying to update itself at the same time (nothing on task list either), game played at different times (before, during, after midnight) -- Nothing unusual, nothing else running, yes Process/CPU is high, but what "gets" to it for those 20 mins and then "gets out" is one big enigma to us!

I'm sorry if this looks like "one-to-one clinic" - but if Today's Software can (like some "magic wand"?) fix this behavior - it would have my thumbs up.
I cannot test it yet, I don't play this particular game on my own, remember, rituals.., lol.

I will also pay attention to what Others say about capabilities of this Program, I don't know it, simple as that. It would be stupid however to employ something to fix one game, but "ruin" the rest, and more advanced? All advice sweet and precious:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Definitely one of the best ones so far.

Tested it on my computer, it installed easily and quickly, although there is a small part where they offer toolbars and unwanted things, but you can choose to not install those.

The program itself looks great and very professional, and it was a smooth transition into "Gaming Mode". You can fully customize features such as what you wish to be running whilst in gaming mode. One problem is the updates, there is no "turn off" button for the automatic updates, so beware.

I tested this software out on my middle range computer with CoD4, and it did indeed reduce the gaming lag astronomically. On my computer (XP service pack 2) it experienced no problems, and it was easy to deactivate "Gaming Mode"

A definite keeper

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Rate  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I was SO waiting for this

Reply   |   Comment by Axel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

Q: What is the difference between this and Process Lasso (earlier giveaway)?

Reply   |   Comment by Dobromilka  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

The interface looks nice but way too big compared to what it is being used for. If you need it for speeding up a game then why make it so clunky? Take for example this small program named SPEEDERXP.
I suggest that if YOU REALLY want to speed up your pc then you should try speederxp... speederxp.com That is for true believers of speeding up your system. From the website mentioned: "You can speed up your computer, your internet access and your games. Make your old slow computer more efficient and run faster in games. " btw (speederxp) not 64bit compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by ezetarget  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

@ ed # 18

Not really a hardcore gamer myself but thanks to the link you posted I watched the short video tut and I will definitely give Game Booster a try as it appear to serve also other purposes.

Note: I just changed my nickname from Mark to Archimede since I noticed a few other Mark(s) playing copycat on this forum... Hope my new nickname will not be used by other posters pretending to be me ;)

Maybe GOTD admin should introduce forum registration to permit posting? That would be one way to discourage clo(w)ners!

Reply   |   Comment by Archimede  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

GAH! So difficult to post here, keep forgetting name and email.

@Lou2 (comment 5) there are 2 different types of lag. FPS or performance lag and packet or internet lag. FPS stands for Frames per Second in this case. The program offered here addresses FPS lag by dedicating as much of your computer to the game itself, as there are always background programs that hog your computer's resources. Internet lag is difficult to change through a program, most available are placebo. The only real way to improve your internet latency is to make sure only one program is using it at a time, and probably not have other users on your network.

Reply   |   Comment by Forgotthisfieldtwice  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Installed ok. Use it to speed up games and normal PC operation. Since I can choose which processes to shut down, if there are some that are critical to the work I am doing at the moment, I can leave those running [there rarely are]. By the way, since I usually play games alone, lag, as mentioned above, doesn't affect me.

Reply   |   Comment by meteke  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Please stop asking for a portable program. Why would a company allow software they are GIVING AWAY to be run on as many computers as you wish? Furthermore, why would you want this to be portable? Do you travel around borrowing other people's PCs for gamin on a regular basis?

Reply   |   Comment by Dwight Guy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+70)

#12: "...old system still supports all released games even on maxed out graphics (apart from GTAIV), but I’m sure Battlefield 3 will be an excuse to upgrade my 3 year old system (3.2GHz dual core Athlon, 6Gb RAM and a NVidia GTX275 864Mb RAM graphics card)"

If it helps, Whiterabbit, AMD has had a similar app for some time now that, if your system supports it, will not only shut down services & such but tweaks your CPU speed etc. http://goo.gl/mxgnz . That AMD developed & continues to develop their app tells me that IObit's Game Booster Premium could be more than snake oil.

Also, while I don't wish to talk you out of a new rig, there's a decent chance you could replace the CPU with a quad or 6 core -- AMD's current AM3 CPUs fit AM2+ sockets that were used a few years ago, but Google/Bing with your motherboard make/model to see what luck others have had. You might also still find an nvidia GTX 460 cheap [they were down to ~$75 after MIR here in US (down from a $200+ price tag)]. Intel's stuff is nicer, faster but AMD quads [over-clockable Black Editions] are only $100-$150 while an i7 sets you back $300.

Otherwise would be interesting I think if you could post any of your experiences &/or numbers using IObit's Game Booster Premium. From what I've read & in my experience trying to optimize things, FWIW, Vista is less tweakable than XP, & in 7 turning off services & such doesn't make much difference. Of course mileage will vary I imagine, as people with a lot of things running would likely benefit more than someone who has already turned off all non-essential services/processes, & different brands of AV software impose different levels of slowdown.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Remove Crapware during install
Remove Otional installers
Remove auto webpage open on exit.
1 year license.
10000 activations, expires 5/23/2012
Seems like a great idea to Turn of unecessary services. I am not a gamer, but I can see applications in CAD and memory intensive programs. Also if you are running a laptop on battery this can be handy to save power.

Reply   |   Comment by Koji  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

My review:
The GUI is clean, modern and concise; receiving high marks.

> 'Main'; this is the most useful item, especially for novice users. Disabling unnecessary processes can increase performance significantly; but I would like to see more options (I could provide suggestions, if requested). The RAM is "defragmented", but some disabled processes don't seem to be unloaded from RAM (?).

> 'Game Essentials'; I'm not sure what this item is supposed to show. When I select it, it shows an empty list box with "Congratulations, you already have the latest tools.", and a disabled "Download" button (?). I have 'ATI Catalyst Control Center' which I expect *should* show up in this list, since it is a handy "tool" for tweaking game-related graphics and animation.

> 'Game Defrag'; this might be a useful item if it had an option for auto-searching game files; for example, most of my games are hiding somewhere in C: > Valve > Steam ... etc., and I can't seem to find any using the browser. Defragging games files can improve loading (a little), but I have experimented with interleaving defragmented game files, and have found this to be the best way to have them load into memory.

> 'System Tweaks'; the tweaks included here are rather generic in nature, and really won't improve game performance. There ARE tweaks that improve game performance, but are not included (modify 'TCPAckFrequency', for example); [for a description, see: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.html].

> 'Game Tools'; this simply opens control panel applets. It's nice to have them together here, but would be more useful if there were some tips for using them.

Overall, I'd say this is better than nothing, but not as good as it claims; and not as useful as it could be. I haven't done any benchmarking, but I believe that it would show little or no improvement in game performance for me (since my computer has already been extensively tweaked).

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Downloaded, installed and activated fine. I uninstalled a previous game booster, and the new registration showed once I restarted the program. Also, the expiration date appears as May 23rd 2012. We are being given tech support for the year also. I am not sure if we can continue to use this "as is" without updates and support after that time, however, Iobit has always been very generous, and their premium programs with a full years license, are often up for grabs on GOTD and elsewhere. I cannot understand people's complaints about about renewal fees. Consider this as a fee for future yearly upgrades and support and take it or leave it. In the meantime, enjoy a full free year of a great program, offered today by Iobit and GOTD. It certainly speeds up games wherever it can and I plan to keep it. Thanks Iobit and GOTD, a great addition to my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by shelley maruyama  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Installed & activated fine on win 7 64-bit.

Some may find a benefit in installing a second time...?

These guys making pretty nice software, have used several of theirs in the past. Hope this speeds up some of those c r a w l i n g one person games.


Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

Oh Man!!! IOBit u rock...good piece of software..But would like to have a little more themes rather than black & red...

Reply   |   Comment by Vaibhav Jain  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-38)

As I read the up/down stats now, it's a perfect 50-50, and that's this program; I own this, and it does what it says it does, it can temporarily suspend many operations non-essential to running a game and so clear out some memory - big deal; with today's memory capabilities, how often is memory really a gaming issue? Not very often, unless you're trying cutting edge, system-cramping intense graphic games, and then doesn't your card bear most of the graphic burden anyway? Also, while IObit makes some really fine software -especially smart defrag 2 runs in the background and seems to keep your drive very well defragged; they do try to hook you up with lots of software offers free and paid. I've used their products for years and like them; this particular product I remain skeptical as it its actual affect on games running better. There is also a free version.
OH, one word of caution: IF you drag your game icon over into the program's listing of games, it will MOVE it there, not copy it!

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

i luv this software,it's owsum.my pc is faster than ever.......!!!
but 1 thing i noticed is that you can download it for free in iobit website,sam version.but who cares......!!!
anyway thnx GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Aki94  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)

Mine just activated just fine, so it seems to be working now!

Reply   |   Comment by Chocolate Chip Charlie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
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