Dynamically adjust process priority of background applications to maximize game performance
GameBoostHD is a tiny application that will watch for various game launches. When a game is detected, GameBoostHD will lower the priority of common background apps that often use CPU. This includes things like game launchers (Battle.Net, Steam) and web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE). This will hopefully improve performance of the game as it won't be competing for timeslices with other processes.
GameBoostHD has no installer or user interface. Simply run the GameBoostHD.exe file and the program will be running. It will run continuously until a shutdown / reboot. It's written in C / Win32 API so it's extremely lightweight and will use minimal resources running in the background. If you want it to run when you start your PC, make a shortcut to it in your Start / Programs / Startup folder.
The program will work on 32 and 64 bit Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10. No additional files are needed, just unzip and run.
GameBoostHD-1.0.zip (2 KiB). GameBoostHD 1.0.
- v1.0 (2016-06-29)
First public version. Hard coded list of games (mostly Blizzard and Valve titles for now) and target apps (mostly launchers and web browsers).