Most of us play computer games now and then for some entertainment but some of us are truly passionate about gaming. We have earlier reviewed about Game Booster beta 3 which has captivated many gamers. Now, Game Booster Version2 has launched to take the gaming experience to the next level.

Game Boosterv2 is designed to help optimize your PC for smoother and more responsive game play in the latest PC games.

It is supported by Windows 2000, xp, vista and 7 and must require DVD or CD-ROM drive for installation. It is compatible with PunkBuster, Cheating-Death, VAC, and any other anti-cheat software.

It basically works by updating hardware drivers, downloading essential gaming tools, tweaking system settings for gaming, defragmenting game directories, temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. More »

Although DirectX has been around for some time, there are still quite often problems with DirectX that are related to versions and DirectX files. Microsoft has actually updated some of the files of the latest DirectX version for Windows XP, which is DirectX 9.0c. As a result you can not always be sure that the correct DirectX version will ensure that you do not have problems. Typically a lot of PC games make use of DirectX, so they are the applications showing DirectX errors.

Runtime errors often relate to DirectX DLL files, like the d3dx9_25.dll, d3dx9_26.dll, or d3dx9_27.dll, while DirectX update problems often cause “internal system errors” or “missing file” errors.

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The fact that Microsoft is offering several flavors of Windows Vista should not be the primary concern when purchasing a new computer or upgrading an operating system, at least according to one analyst who suggests thinking about the kind of hardware you need first, and only then deciding what operating system you need or want to run on it.

Vista continued to eclipse technology news headlines on Thursday as everybody from industry analysts to tech bloggers to home users chime in on the arrival of Microsoft ‘s latest operating system.
It seems few of Vista’s hundreds of features are left to review. News reports are focusing on almost every aspect of the operating system. Although Vista is getting high praise on many fronts, some reviewers are pointing out issues such as game glitches, problematic voice-command features, and DVD restrictions.
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Windows Vista Beta 2 is a landmark. While it’s too early for us to say with confidence that you can use it all day for your normal tasks, Beta 2 is solid enough for us to report on this important question: How well will your games run on this new OS?

To find out if Vista’s got game, we set up the 32-bit version of Vista Beta 2 on a high-end gaming test rig using a 2.8-GHz AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 chip, an nVidia nForce 590 SLI chipset, 2 gigabytes of mem­ory, an ATI Radeon X1900 XTX graphics card, a Creative sound card, and a 160GB Seagate hard drive. ATI released new drivers on the Web to coincide with Beta 2, and nVidia did the same with platform drivers, so we used the latest and greatest.
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You want to know if all your favorite games are still going to run under Windows XP. Remember what happened when we tried to run games on our Windows 2000 machines? Sometimes we were a little disappointed. Windows 2000 was made more for corporate applications than “Quake,” but true techno-geeks know they don’t have to sacrifice death matches for a robust business environment — at least not anymore.

Windows XP has shown an impressive track record of game compatibility. We ran a number of standard games, such as “Tiger Woods Golf,” “NHL 2001,” “Max Payne,” and “Unreal” on our Windows XP Professional machine. Some of these games were specifically slated for Windows 95 and 98, and were shown not to work in Windows 2000. The installation in XP was as smooth as silk. The games ran quickly and beautifully — not a problem in sight (except for my bad chip shot — Tiger was hanging his head in shame).
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