When you are running high-end applications like games that benefit from every bit of extra computing power and memory they can get you may want to reduce the background processes and services to a minimum so that additional resources become available.
Quite a few PC boosting applications have been released in the recent past, among them Game Booster, GMA Gaming Accelerator or IOBit Game Booster which all use the same concept that GBoost uses as well.
GBoost promises to “temporarily strip down your slowing PC to its bare essentials for gaming”. While gaming is mentioned it may also benefit other resource heavy applications. Performance increases can mostly be seen in the following two scenarios:
* Users on low end systems can benefit from the software as it frees up ram and cpu cycles for the game or application.
* Users who run a lot of “stuff” in the background, from Instant Messengers to music players, Bittorrent clients and backup software.
Users won’t see much of a difference on PCs with enough ram and power to run the game fine.
Operating Systems Supported
•Microsoft® Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/ Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
•Microsoft® Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business /Ultimate
•Microsoft® Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP2/SP3 or Home/Professional/Media Center
•300 MHz processor or faster processor
•256 MB of RAM
•30 MB of free hard disk space