Freeing up CPU, Page File, Memory usage

By mossimoboy
Aug 27, 2006
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  1. Hey all, I was just wondering if anyone could help me to lower my cpu usage, page file, and memory usage.

    See, I run a CS:Source Dedicated Server from my home PC and I need all the free cpu, memory and page file I can get. I turn off all my programs (IM's, processes, anything I can find.)

    So I was just looking for suggestions to lower the usage of these things to dedicate them to my server.
  2. werty316

    werty316 Newcomer, in training Posts: 246

    Change the "memory usage" in "System" settings in the "Control Panel" to "System Cache" as shown.

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    How much memory do you have in the server? Having less than 1GB could hurt it.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    yeah, add more RAM!
  4. patrickc284

    patrickc284 Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    I have 2GB of PC3200 ram. Also, why would giving more memory to system cache make it better? the Source Dedicated Server is a program..
  6. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Any other suggestions?
  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    If you right click any process in Task manager you will see where you can raise/lower the Priority for different programs . You should use this with "extreme prejudice" though.
    So be careful.
  8. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Yeah I set my server to "Realtime" and it blue screened me once before. I will try it on high later though as its said that it reduces ping.
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