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PCBoost 5.10.31 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PCBoost 5.10.31

Allows you to run software faster than it was originally designed for.
$10.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 56 (51%) 53 (49%) 41 comments

PCBoost 5.10.31 was available as a giveaway on November 25, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
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A hot key program launcher, a scheduler and a task reminder.

PCBoost allows you to run programs such as games, video production, photo editing software and any software that requires excessive processing power to run much faster than the software was originally designed for. With little to no effort you can instantly force programs & games to run faster on your computer without having to purchase new hardware. Most programs are designed to use a minimal amount of CPU (processor) power which often leads to the CPU being idle and not used to its fullest potential, with PCBoost your computer is able to take advantage of this by allocating more CPU power to the currently active application.

System Requirements:

Windows Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012 & Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

PGWARE

Homepage:

http://www.pgware.com/products/pcboost/

File Size:

7.48 MB

Price:

$10.00

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#24

If you want your pc/laptop to run faster, forget about this kind of software (unless your pc dates from the 90s, when it may possibly help you), rather do the following :

1) Get a SSD drive and put only Windows, plus only software that needs to be installed on the system drive, on it --- install all other software on another regular hard drive also on the pc, and remap all your user libraries to store on the regular hard drive.
2) Get more RAM, make sure to get 2 x RAM modules instead of one larger one, as these work together to boost speed.
3) Get a graphics card, even if you're not a gamer, even a cheaper one will also take a lot of pressure off the main CPU.
4) Last would be to get a newer and faster CPU, but at this point you may have to upgrade your motherboard, so the above 3 will already give you a HUGE boost in speed.

For example : I have an old 2013 Asus Transformer T100 laptop/tablet, which has Windows 8.1 on an integrated eMMC chip (functions like a SSD), with only 2 GB RAM and an average Pentium processor, but it runs like lightning, even with Chrome and 50 open tabs. I have plugged it into my large screen and full size wireless keyboard - it can practically handle almost anything I throw at it.
That's all due to the eMMC /SSD -- even if you change just one component, start with a SSD.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Я хотел бы видеть программу, которая позволяет мне легко подрезать то, что работает при запуске, устанавливает задержку для тех, которые используют больше ресурсов, и позволяет мне сделать заказ программное обеспечение безопасности для запуска сначала при запуске, перед другими утилитами и подключение к сети. Дайте мне что-то подобное, и я дам ему кружить.

Ответить нет | Комментарий от Therese -

Reply   |   Comment by nichto  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

These programs make a mess of your settings causing problems down the line, and usually the Boost is more than cancelled by the Resources the program itself is using

Reply   |   Comment by bobconstans  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

Judging from all the warnings concerning this type of program, I think it would be wise to say "Thanks, but No Thanks!"

Reply   |   Comment by Lonnie C. Major  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Every free app for windows i have tried recently tells me the file is corrupt
please download file again

Reply   |   Comment by dunk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

this is just a sugar pill

But if you want to have more power there is only one way

UPGRADE YOUR PC !

Reply   |   Comment by Peter v Rijswijk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

"Thought I'd give this a try out of curiosity and tested it on a couple of programs that are heavy on resources and noted the CPU, RAM and Swap usage before running today's software, then ran them again with the software installed and didn't see any improvement. All this does it is take up disk space. These types of programs are pointless as Windows does a good job of managing resources on it's own. Uninstalled.

Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)"

The +27 here will show up as positive to the giveaway here:
User rating:32 (38%) 53 (62%)
But I hope I´m wrong

Reply   |   Comment by Nissepelle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

In windows, the foreground software is limited to the DRAM speed and available memory after all of the background software is loaded and run, not the CPU. The CPU is like a turning wheel refreshing and dedicating the CPU time slices according to the priorities in the registers. It is all in balance, if you take time slices from other operating system software or applications, you will actually slow everything to a crawl.
If you want to see that in action go to task manager and see how hundreds of background software occupy the CPU and memory allocations. Now disable couple of background software and see your system stops working or almost stops.
In other words, the operating system software has priority over foreground software and the CPU time slices are allocated to them first and that is not negotiable.

Reply   |   Comment by KPG2  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

KPG2, Correct and good analogy. In order to free more time slices from the CPU, you have to take it from other applications or OS. What good is fast software when the OS has been slowed downed to a crawl. There will be net loss in speed when you include the alleged software that supposedly will speed up the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#16

Another snake oil software. While the software might cause a placebo effect that makes it seem like programs are running faster, the truth is the only things that can make your software run faster is the hardware in your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Rebeldawg  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I'd like to see a program that allows me to easily prune what runs at startup, sets a delay for those that use more resources, and allows me to order security software to run first at startup, before other utilities and network connection. Give me something like that, and I'll give it a whirl.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Therese, There are many applications/programs out there that will do as you want. Heck, you can even do it yourself through windows built in Task manager if you want to take the time. Here's a link to a decent one.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-delay-time-startup-programs-windows

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Therese, there is indeed such a program, it is freeware and it's highly rated - I've used it for years, all the way from Win XP up to Win 10 64 bit. It does all that you mentioned : WinPatrol

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

the webaite to get the activation key doesnt exist
To activate your copy visit:

http://www.pgware.com/promo/gotd/pcboost/

Reply   |   Comment by daniel griffith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

daniel griffith,
That website you posted is in the readme.txt file inside the zipped file.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

At the moment we have 13 comments:
12 of them have 113 +
1 of them has 1 -
So please GOTD explain the thumbs up thumbs down witch at the moment shows:
22 up 39%
34 down 61%
It doesn´t make sence to me.


Thank You for your quick response.

Reply   |   Comment by Nissepelle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

Nissepelle, NOT all viewers have to leave comments in order to vote, it is NOT required, some people vote even without trying the software, they can often base themselves on the comments they read here to form an opinion and then they vote so no math can be applied and no logic to follow.

Reply   |   Comment by Man dRB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nissepelle,

do you be dense? plus votes on comments dont mean good software... they mean good comment... unlike yours...

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

Eeh, perhaps for Pentium 2 @ 233 MHz and earlier ;P

Reply   |   Comment by jermin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#11

I have built a dozen PCs over the years from scratch for myself and friends. I have extensive experience with virtually every home version of Windows, and several server version. I have yet to see one of these applications do anything perceptible. The fact that they are even offered at all seems pretty dubious to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Austin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Oops. Hit the enter accidentally.
The software DOES do something very perceptible.... Make Money! (or try).

Reply   |   Comment by Dr X  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

All I get is - "The name and serial number you have entered is not correct." Any suggestions as to how I might proceed?

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Guys and gals be very careful with applets like this one.

If you own a Volkswagen Beetle there is nothing in this world that could make it to perform like a Mercedes-AMG GT. If you try additives or gadgets to improve its performance you will end up with a destroyed Beetle.

If you think you need a better computer and you don't have the money to grab a new one, then get a faster RAM, a faster disk and/or faster peripherals. Everything else is nonsense. Even the microprocessor replacement is nonsense cause in that case it is better to change the complete motherboard and power supply, in short the whole computer.

The tune-up of a computer requires knowledge and expertise not just a "magic" program.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Luis, I have to disagree, AVG TUNEUP works, safely. I was the kid who at 16 stupidly put a Judson Supercharger in my Beatle and broke a tie-rod.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Luis, Well said!

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Robert, tools like AVG TuneUp will be the death of the computer.

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Robert,
How does a supercharger for your engine affect a chassis, or suspension, steering maybe part, i.e. "tie-rod"? I could believe a piston rod breaking from the engine stress????

Reply   |   Comment by neslousa  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#8

Thought I'd give this a try out of curiosity and tested it on a couple of programs that are heavy on resources and noted the CPU, RAM and Swap usage before running today's software, then ran them again with the software installed and didn't see any improvement. All this does it is take up disk space. These types of programs are pointless as Windows does a good job of managing resources on it's own. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by DaveC  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#7

Seen such programs before (Process Lasso) and they all SLOW DOWN your computer by running a program which is supposed to change the priority of CPU tasks. If your CPU is not hitting 100% there will be no benefit from any of these programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Paul, I agree in general with your post.
The vast majority of the PC "performance optimizer" apps I have seen are fairly useless. But I don't consider ProcessLasso to be in that group. "ProLasso" doesn't claim to be a magic bullet that allows a PC to run "applications faster" as today's offering does, or "Make your PC run like new", but it does keep resource-hungry or buggy apps from hogging more than their share of system resources, causing everything else to run at a glacial pace, and it helps prevent system lock-ups due to buggy apps causing hangs in Windows' inter-app message queue.

I have used ProcessLasso a lot over the years to regulate some of my video trans-coders and other apps to prevent from grabbing 100% of available CPU cycles. I have also used it to keep buggy apps from causing Windows to lock-up and require a restart.

And yes, I use it to give my flight sims priority access to system resources while I'm "flying". These are the types of operations ProcessLasso was designed for: giving power-users more granular control over their applications' use of system resources.

- Best of Luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Luckystiff63  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#6

"Allows software to run faster than it was designed for". Eh????

Windows own Task Manager quickly allows anyone to modify an app's CPU allocation via the set priority or set affinity controls.

Independent developer Emiel Wieldraaijer's RunwithAffinity has been around for several years. Like Task Manager, it's also free:

www.wieldraaijer.nl/download/RunWithAffinity/RunWithAffinity.exe

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#5

Do not use this kind of Software.Windows does everything you need properly.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Wain  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Windows is a relatively inefficient OS compared to Linux or MacOSX (Windows keep hard drive manufacturers happy!) but I agree - this kind of software just doesn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Chris, This is more true if you compare Mac OS with earlier versions of Windows, before Windows 7.
But I have to say that some operations in video related software can be done faster in Mac OS, on the same hardware, and I think it's because some mac software are better optimized for Mac, so it works faster, and their Windows versions aren't very optimized for Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Evgeny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#4

I doubt that this will help to boost anything in the case of using old Photoshop cs2 on windows XP with 1GB RAM. Upgrading hardware is the only way to real boost.

Reply   |   Comment by Evgeny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#3

Was going to give this a go, but it contains the .gcd file, which means I have to restart in safe mode, install, then restart again to try this stuff out. I've complained about this before, so I won't be trying it.

Reply   |   Comment by Audiomonk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Audiomonk, the maker provided an older version oif his software and Giveawayoftheday wrapped that into the .gcd file to protect his interests. So the front door is locked professionally. But the maker gives you a key that is accepted by his trial. So the back door is wide open. You can test today's software by using the official trial and your name and key.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

Quote:

Allows you to run software faster than it was originally designed for.

Quote end:

Only one word - Snakeoil !

Reply   |   Comment by Black5  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

Black5, That should be two words.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Moran  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Black5,
Yep, I agree, snake oil like engine rear oil seal stop leak. Want software to run faster?, turn off unneeded background process hogs, depending on if the software is a computer based or net based, clear cache, go to website of mobo mfg, know what your processor is capable of, add ram if mobo supports it, check bios version I had to change the bios of a Dell laptop to be able to double its capacity to read it. If you can overclock in the bios, READ the mobo book, if not confident, go to Extreme Tech, Tom's Hardware, etc. heh, is snake oil poisonous to computers?

Reply   |   Comment by neslousa  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#1

I have used software like this in the past, it turns unused windows services off... I don't know about this software, but the one I used nearly destroyed my windows 7 ultimate. So I urge caution, beware all ye who enter here...

Having said that... I have not used this program nor do I wish to... but if you feel confident, then do so... and good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
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