Freeing up CPU, Page File, Memory usage

By mossimoboy
Aug 27, 2006
  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 TS Rookie Posts: 185

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


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

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    yeah, add more RAM!
  4. patrickc284

    patrickc284 TS Rookie Posts: 18

  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Any other suggestions?
  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    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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