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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.

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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: 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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