Software to shut down programs during games

November 3, 2009 at 08:54:07
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.6 GHz / 2047 MB

I know you can do it manually in MSConfig, but I once had a piece of software, a genius little program which would basically turn on and off all non essential programs and tasks when gaming.

I don't think it had a name, but I can no longer find it anywhere, if anyone can point me to it I'd be grateful?

I've searched hi and lo and can no longer find it.


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#1
November 3, 2009 at 13:44:23
You don't do it thru MSCONFIG, you just press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up Task Manager, click on the Processes tab, hi-lite the process you wanna to shutdown, then click 'End Process'. But if you need to do that to be able to play games, either your system specs are weak or you have WAY too much crap loading at startup.

Anyhow, I believe the program you're asking about was called EndItAll.


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#2
November 4, 2009 at 04:06:04
No I have a good system but I can't afford any more RAM at the moment. I only have 2 gb of RAM and the recommendation for Dragon Age Origins is 2GB but with all other programs and such, I'm only getting around 1.5 gb.

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#3
November 4, 2009 at 05:15:26
"I have a good system"

I wouldn't know...you didn't bother to list the specs. For a gaming system, having a decent video card is critical

"I'm only getting around 1.5 gb"

Do you have an actual video card or are you using onboard video. Onboard usually doesn't have any memory of it's own & has to "steal" it from the system RAM. If you have it set to use 512MB, that would be the reason why you only have 1.5GB.


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#4
November 4, 2009 at 06:09:55
I have an ATI 4850 and a 2.6 gb quad core CPU

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#5
November 4, 2009 at 06:11:08
The 0.5 gb usage is from windows programs, anti-virus, other programs, etc.

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#6
November 4, 2009 at 06:35:37
I believe when a game developer sets the specs, a certain amount of RAM is assumed to be used by the system. In other words, if 2GB is recommended amount, it doesn't mean 2GB after subtracting "0.5 gb usage from windows programs, anti-virus, other programs, etc."

Once again, you didn't list your specs so I can only guess that you have 2GB (2 x 1) DDR2. RAM prices are up right now but with Black Friday & Christmas right around the corner, there's bound to be some major sales. I stocked up last year when 4GB kits were selling for about $20...I still have 2 kits left :)


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#7
November 7, 2009 at 20:44:53
I think you're referring to Game Booster by IoBit?

Hope this was what you're looking for.


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