Question Used smart game booster for performance gains......Seem to have screwed up my laptop a bit now.

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All the games I have worked perfectly fine before this. I clicked boost and did some system tweaks provided within the software. Performance in games did improve a heck lot. Then I shut it down and come back later to find out that no games working now just giving me the not responding. Some games did work but gave me only like 3 fps. Tried running games with the booster nope still the same. Tried resetting all the system tweaks and performed a clean boot....still the same thing. Even Microsoft store began to crash, some other programs aren't running either, it's perfectly fine when I'm using my browser though.

So I found out that the booster actually overclocked both my cpu and gpu for performance gains and I kinda think my laptop isn't really meant to be overclocked. Also I have no prior experience in overclocking.
 
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then it shouldn't have cause any issue.
I did mention overclocking......That seems to cause a lot of problems also my laptop works fine out of running programs and games.

'game boosters' often carry along weird stuff that borders right on "malware".
Not viruses as such, but stuff you don't want.

And you don't want those booster things anyway.
Anti virus won't help me get rid of those essentially unwanted things anyway then? Also I haven't uninstalled the booster yet. Maybe uninstalling it would remove those things with it?
 
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Uninstall it. See what happens.

Those things do not take into account the needs of you and your system.
They just brute force random settings. OC, etc.
I'll uninstall it in about an hour then. Also...... I'm kinda worried about my 27 hrs on hollow knight and 30 hours on dark souls 2 :(
 

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Did that too :( . So the way we're blaming it on the booster means that a problem like this isn't common with overclocking? I'll keep a windows reinstall as a last resort in mind here.
Overclocking in a laptop IS a problem. They are generally not built for that.
OC = more heat. Laptops have poor heat management at stock.

In addition to what other junk that booster thing did.
 
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Overclocking in a laptop IS a problem. They are generally not built for that.
OC = more heat. Laptops have poor heat management at stock.

In addition to what other junk that booster thing did.
So my laptops trashed for good? I was monitoring temps and the first time both the cpu and gpu remained 60 C. When I launched it and the 3 fps problem happened my cpu reached 75 C while my gpu reched 90 C a couple times ;-;
 
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No its not trashed. You just have to undo whatever that booster thing did.
Can you please help me figure that out then? I seem to think I already did undo stuff. The booster had on option for system tweaks that I've already undid and I also defragmented my HDD using the booster, should be nothing wrong with that. Apart from that I also uninstalled it so that should've reverted a few things if I can't remember those.
 
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Well, I don't know what that thing did.

How are the temps when the game crashes?
Any errors in the Event logs?
Temps don't seem to be affected the slightest bit and the games just don't respond when they open and I eventually have to close them.

I'm just gonna copy-paste the log file from starbound here:

[17:33:58.225] [Info] Root: Preparing Root...
[17:33:58.226] [Info] Root: Done preparing Root.
[17:33:58.226] [Info] Client Version 1.4.4 (windows x86_64) Source ID: 8cbe6faf22282659828a194e06a08999f213769e Protocol: 747
[17:33:58.226] [Info] Root: Scanning for asset sources in directory '..\assets\'
[17:33:59.615] [Info] Root: Scanning for asset sources in directory '..\mods\'
[17:33:59.616] [Warn] Root: Unrecognized file in asset directory 'mods_go_here', skipping
[17:33:59.616] [Info] Root: Detected asset source named 'base' at '..\assets\packed.pak'
[17:33:59.616] [Info] Root: Detected unnamed asset source at '..\assets\user'
[17:33:59.616] [Info] Loading assets from: '..\assets\packed.pak'
[17:34:01.251] [Info] Loading assets from: '..\assets\user'
[17:34:03.457] [Info] Assets digest is 531f0b8469832a566d23a0b9870ed717c63291164883670d0ee17086a100d3cd
[17:34:03.463] [Info] Root: Loaded Assets in 5.23115 seconds
[17:34:03.630] [Info] Application: Initializing SDL Video
[17:34:03.664] [Info] Application: Initializing SDL Joystick
[17:34:03.844] [Info] Application: Initializing SDL Sound
[17:34:03.912] [Info] Failed to initialize Steam platform services
[17:34:03.932] [Error] Failed to instantiate discord core (err 26)
[17:34:03.932] [Info] Was not able to authenticate with Discord and create all components, Discord services will be unavailable
[17:34:03.944] [Info] Application: Creating SDL Window
[17:34:08.462] [Info] Application: Enabling VSync with late swap tearing
[17:34:08.608] [Info] Application: Opened default audio device with 44.1khz / 16 bit stereo audio, 2048 sample size buffer
[17:34:08.663] [Info] OpenGL version: '4.5.0 NVIDIA 377.55' vendor: 'NVIDIA Corporation' renderer: 'Quadro 1000M/PCIe/SSE2' shader: '4.50 NVIDIA'
[17:34:08.936] [Info] Application: initialization...
[17:34:09.077] [Info] Root: Loaded Configuration in 0.0757543 seconds
[17:34:09.235] [Info] Application: renderer initialization...
[17:34:09.384] [Info] detected supported OpenGL texture size 16384, using atlasNumCells 128
[17:34:10.346] [Info] Root: Loaded ImageMetadataDatabase in 4.1e-06 seconds
[17:34:11.777] [Info] Application: main update loop...
[17:34:12.451] [Info] Root: Loaded NameGenerator in 0.505553 seconds
[17:34:18.543] [Info] Root: Loaded PlantDatabase in 6.09181 seconds
[17:34:20.710] [Info] Root: Loaded ProjectileDatabase in 2.16685 seconds
[17:34:21.240] [Info] Root: Loaded ObjectDatabase in 9.29536 seconds
[17:34:22.059] [Info] Root: Loaded NpcDatabase in 0.818599 seconds
[17:34:22.182] [Info] Root: Loaded StagehandDatabase in 0.12309 seconds
[17:34:22.241] [Info] Root: Loaded VehicleDatabase in 0.0586113 seconds
[17:34:22.412] [Info] Root: Loaded PlayerFactory in 0.171233 seconds
[17:34:22.508] [Info] Root: Loaded MonsterDatabase in 1.79867 seconds
[17:34:22.513] [Info] Root: Writing runtime configuration to '..\storage\starbound.config'
[17:34:22.722] [Info] Root: Loaded VersioningDatabase in 0.213829 seconds
[17:34:22.722] [Info] Root: Loaded EntityFactory in 0.310207 seconds
[17:34:23.198] [Info] Root: Loaded ParticleDatabase in 0.455906 seconds
[17:34:24.853] [Info] Root: Loaded MaterialDatabase in 2.13068 seconds
[17:34:24.958] [Info] Root: Loaded TerrainDatabase in 0.104957 seconds
[17:34:25.736] [Info] Root: Loaded BiomeDatabase in 0.776731 seconds
[17:34:25.826] [Info] Root: Loaded LiquidsDatabase in 0.0902594 seconds
[17:34:26.120] [Info] Root: Loaded StatusEffectDatabase in 0.293957 seconds
[17:34:28.190] [Info] Root: Loaded DamageDatabase in 2.07043 seconds
[17:34:28.293] [Info] Root: Loaded EffectSourceDatabase in 0.101373 seconds
[17:34:28.441] [Info] Root: Loaded FunctionDatabase in 0.149308 seconds
[17:34:29.084] [Info] Root: Loaded TreasureDatabase in 0.642081 seconds
[17:34:38.236] [Info] Root: Loaded DungeonDefinitions in 9.15221 seconds
[17:34:38.256] [Info] Root: Loaded TilesetDatabase in 0.0195051 seconds
[17:34:38.284] [Info] Root: Loaded StatisticsDatabase in 0.0284821 seconds
[17:34:38.305] [Info] Root: Loaded EmoteProcessor in 0.0195523 seconds
[17:34:38.412] [Info] Root: Loaded SpeciesDatabase in 0.107698 seconds
[17:34:38.850] [Info] Root: Loaded QuestTemplateDatabase in 0.436767 seconds
[17:34:38.913] [Info] Root: Loaded AiDatabase in 0.0634734 seconds
[17:34:38.953] [Info] Root: Loaded TechDatabase in 0.0400664 seconds
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[17:34:40.707] [Info] Root: Loaded BehaviorDatabase in 1.64057 seconds
[17:34:40.996] [Info] Root: Loaded DanceDatabase in 0.289168 seconds
[17:34:41.035] [Info] Root: Loaded SpawnTypeDatabase in 0.0384543 seconds
[17:34:41.130] [Info] Root: Loaded RadioMessageDatabase in 0.0944399 seconds
[17:34:50.620] [Info] Root: Loaded ItemDatabase in 28.1121 seconds
[17:34:51.173] [Info] Root: Loaded CollectionDatabase in 10.043 seconds
 
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IF you've returned all the hardware setting back to original, and it still crashes, I'd consider reinstalling the game.
It's not just this game and not games only either, a few programs aren't working and all the games I have. So it's likely not a specific issue related to one game.
 

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