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Hi all. I was wondering if any of you knew anything about something like AMD fusion for intel computers. My gaming rig is starting to age a little bit, all except for the graphics card which absolutely has to be upgraded every couple of years if you even want to come close to running new games on high settings. And as we all know, being a PC gamer, playing on high (or preferably ultra high) is what its all about. If not then we'd just play Xbox or playstation. Anyway, I want a toggle button that turns all unnecessary services on, or off for gaming. If I can gain 300mb of RAM before I run a demanding game, my framerate goes way up.

It doesn't matter that I have more than enough RAM for the game, which I do at 4Gb. The less crowded the RAM is, the better the framerate that's just how it is. So can yall think of a way for me to be able to fairly quickly turn off all unnecessary system services, and then switch them back on when I'm done playing? Preferably without having to restart the system. It would be a great help for my aging ddr2, core2duo machine. I need to make this system last another year and a half. Something that could do this with the services would really help.
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The AMD Fusion your asking about (first of all I thought you were talking about SOC) was never very good anyway, it would often cause crashes the times I tried it. I think you'd be better off managing your start up programs, with non essentials on manual you should only have around 30 processes running (less if you want to cut visuals). Then if you really need to cut back to basics anytime, you can just restart your pc.
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And as we all know, being a PC gamer, playing on high (or preferably ultra high) is what its all about. If not then we'd just play Xbox or playstation.
False. The 'only play for good graphics' argument is typically that of a console player.

Also it appears your understanding of underlying technologies is a bit flawed.
If you aren't at >90% RAM utilization, background processes aren't going to make a huge difference (less they are hogging >5% CPU utilization)..
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Try Gamebooster. It shuts down a crapton of programs with one click.

You can restart them with one click afterwards too.


p.s. why on earth do you have 1200w PSU?!
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False. The 'only play for good graphics' argument is typically that of a console player.

Also it appears your understanding of underlying technologies is a bit flawed.
If you aren't at >90% RAM utilization, background processes aren't going to make a huge difference (less they are hogging >5% CPU utilization)..
Maybe not for you, I don't know if you've noticed, but this site has more than just a few rigs that are built for speed.

I can't believe I'm actually hearing someone say this. Yeah all these people build all this stuff so they can play on medium or low.
Edited by Bennylava - 1/29/11 at 6:37pm
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It is obvious to me that you don't think things through very thoroughly..
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It is obvious to me that you don't think things through very thoroughly..
A perfect quote for your first post lol
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yeah lol if that guy thinks i built my rig to game on medium he's crazy. if i was going to do that i could have saved a bundle. but look at his sig he's obviously just some hater. good person for the ignore list.
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