Getting the absolute best performance out of your system

 

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All it takes is a click of a button, and it will automatically enhance the state of your system and focus all its resources purely for gaming, allowing you to zone in on your game the way it’s supposed to be played without wasting time searching online for the best game settings or configurations.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS  3

2. INSTALLATION  3

3. ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT  4

4. RAZER GAME BOOSTER GENERAL SETTINGS  12

5. USING THE RAZER GAME BOOSTER  15

6. USING THE RAZER GAME BOOSTER UTILITIES  23

7. RAZER GAME BOOSTER GALLERY  33

8. RAZER GAME BOOSTER SOFTWARE ADMINISTRATION  37

9. LEGALESE  40

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1.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
 Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows Vista®
 Internet connection
 At least 75MB of free hard disk space

Disclaimer:

All features listed in this Master Guide are subject to change based on the current software version.

2. INSTALLATION

INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE

The Razer Game Booster is a standalone software that can be downloaded and installed into your PC.

Step 1.  Visit www.razerzone.com/gamebooster to download the latest version of the Razer Game Booster installer.

Step 2.  Launch the downloaded installer.

Step 3.  Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 4.  Click Done once the installation is complete, and then restart your computer when prompted.

UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE

If you have a previously installed version of the Razer Game Booster or if you wish to completely uninstall the software,

Step 1.  From the Windows Start menu, go to your Control Panel and select Programs > Uninstall a program.

Step 2.  Right-click on the Razer Game Booster entry in the list and select Uninstall.

Step 3.  Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the uninstallation.

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3. ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

CREATING AN ACCOUNT

You can log into the Razer Game Booster directly using your Razer Synapse 2.0 login details. If you are not an existing Razer Synapse 2.0 user, register as follows:

Step 1.  Launch the Razer Game Booster from the Start menu.

Step 2.  Click CREATE ACCOUNT at the bottom of the window.

Step 3.  Enter a valid Email address and Password. Re-enter your Password for confirmation.

Step 4.  Click the TERMS OF SERVICE and PRIVACY POLICY links to read the terms of usage. Then, mark the checkbox to agree to be bound by these terms.

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Step 5.  Click CREATE ACCOUNT.

Step 6. Check your email inbox for an account verification email from Razer. Step 7. Verify your Razer Synapse 2.0 account by clicking the link in the email. Step 8. Return to the Razer Game Booster and log in using your registered

account.

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LOGGING IN

If you already have an existing Razer Synapse account, log in directly to Razer Game Booster as follows:

Step 1.  Launch Razer Game Booster from the Start menu.

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Step 2.  Enter the EMAIL address and PASSWORD of your existing Razer Synapse account.

Step 3.  Check the STAY LOGGED IN box ONLY IF you wish to automatically log into

Razer Game Booster using this account each time you launch the software.

Step 4.  Click LOGIN.

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LOGGING OFF

Log off from Razer Game Booster by clicking your display name from the Razer Game Booster main window and select Change User.

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RETRIEVING YOUR PASSWORD

If you have forgotten your account password,

Step 1.  Click Forgot Password? on the login interface of the software. Your web browser will launch and direct you to Razer’s Password Reset Request page.

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Step 2.  Enter your registered account EMAIL and type the image verification code shown. Then click SUBMIT.

Step 3.  Check your email inbox for a verification email from Razer. Click the link in the email.

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Step 4.  Your web browser will navigate to the password reset page as shown in the figure below. Enter your NEW PASSWORD and retype it to confirm. Then click SUBMIT.

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A success screen will be displayed. You can now log into Razer Game Booster using this new password.

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CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD

For security purposes, you are recommended to change your account password regularly. To change your account password through Razer Game Booster, Step 1. Launch and log into Razer Game Booster.

Step 2.  From the Razer Game Booster interface, click your user name to display a list of menu options. Select CHANGE PASSWORD.

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Step 3.  On the next screen, enter your OLD PASSWORD, and your NEW PASSWORD. Re-enter the new password then click SAVE to confirm the change.

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MANAGING YOUR USER PROFILE

You can view and edit your user profile from the Razer Game Booster interface. Click

your user name and select EDIT PROFILE from the menu options or click the image9 icon to display the settings interface.

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All information are optional. Profile details can include:

 Avatar: Change your display picture
 About me: Brief description about yourself
 Personal details including your preferred nickname, actual name, date of birth, age and gender
 Location details, including language, city and country
 Preferred UI display language

Changes are automatically saved as they are made. Click image11 to return to the main interface.

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4. RAZER GAME BOOSTER GENERAL SETTINGS

UNDERSTANDING THE INTERFACE

By default, your Razer Game Booster displays the GAMES tab when activated.

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This tab displays a list of your games and applications. Use the tabs on the top to access the various functions of the Razer Game Booster. Please refer to the later sections of this guide for more information on each feature.

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TOOL TIPS

A simple tool tip providing a brief explanation on each feature of the Razer Game

Booster is included for every tab of this interface. Simply click image13 to find out more about a particular feature.

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RAZER GAME BOOSTER SETTINGS

Razer Game Booster provides a number of general preferences to manage the software’s behavior.

Step 1.  Launch the software and log in.

Step 2.  From the right of the window, click the image15 icon.

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The GENERAL tab includes options that determine the software’s basic behavior including the capacity to:

 Enable Razer Game Booster to be launched when Windows starts
 Run Razer Game Booster in the system tray when system first starts up
 Run Razer Game Booster in full screen mode
 Enable the Razer Game Booster UI sound effects
 Launch Razer Game Booster when a controller is connected to the system
 Show the Gamepad Controller guide when a controller is connected to the system

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5. USING THE RAZER GAME BOOSTER

When Razer Game Booster is installed and launched for the first time, it automatically scans your computer for installed games it can recognize.

ADDING GAMES TO THE LIST – AUTOMATIC SYSTEM SCAN

From the GAMES tab, click image17. Razer Game Booster will automatically start scanning your system for recognized games and add them to the GAMES list.

Note: Only games recognized by the Razer Game Booster can be added using this method.

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Games found by Razer Game Booster through this scan will be automatically added to your GAMES list.

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ADDING GAMES TO THE LIST – MANUAL SELECTION

To add your own game and/or application to this list, click image19 on the GAMES tab.

Razer Game Booster scans your system for all supported games and applications.

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Simply click to add the application to your GAMES list immediately. If the application cannot be found on this list, click ADD GAMES and then locate the file.

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SEARCHING FOR A GAME

A search function helps you locate a game you wish to run faster and more conveniently.

Step 1.  From the GAMES tab, click the image21 icon.

Step 2.  Enter a search phrase into the textbox.

Note: You can tap image22 to clear the textbox.

Step 3.  A list of all games matching this phrase will be displayed.

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SETTING UP GAME PREFERENCES

You can configure preferences for each game individually. From the game list, click on the game you wish to configure.

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Note: Click anywhere outside of game details frame or click image25 to return to the main Razer Game Booster interface.

Here you can:

 image26 – Launch the game
 image27 – Add/Remove the game from the Favorite list
 image28 – Set up preferences for this game

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Game preferences may include the following:

 Display name, which is shown on the GAMES list
 Target location of the game’s executable file
 Extra parameters to be automatically applied when launching the game (Optional)
 Directory the game will run in. Click image30 to select a folder.
 Cover Art, which displays the picture to be shown for this game on the GAMES

list. Click image31 to pick an image file to use as the cover art.

 Click REMOVE FROM LIST to remove the game from your GAMES list.

Click UPDATE to save the settings.

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ADJUSTING BOOST SETTINGS

When Boost is toggled on (either by launching a game or by manually activating boost), Razer Game Booster suspends a number of processes and services that are running on your computer to allocate more resources for your game. Turning off Boost will restore your computer to its original state.

Razer Game Booster allows full control over which processes and services to be temporarily stopped when Boost is toggled on. Go to the UTILITIES tab and click

BOOST.

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The left side of the screen lists the ways in which you may toggle boost on/off. This includes:

 Turning on/off automatic boost when a game is launched
 Manually boost or restore your PC
 Specify Boost and Restore hot keys to toggle boost on/off respectively
 Specify a hot key to exit Game Desktop mode after the game launches

The right side of the screen allows you to customize the various processes and services that will be temporarily suspended when Boost is on. If you are unsure, choose AUTO to use the recommended boost settings.

WARNING: Suspending Windows services may affect the operation of your system.

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Others provide a number of Windows settings that can be adjusted by Razer Game Booster to further enhance the game performance on your computer. This includes:

 Launching the game on “Game Desktop” mode. This reduces the graphical display on your Windows desktop including shortcut icons and taskbar graphical effects. You can exit this mode using the Exit Game Desktop hotkey (default: Alt+F12).
 Clean your PC’s RAM to increase available memory. Random Access Memory (RAM) is a temporary storage for various application data in order for them to run faster on your computer. This option cleans your RAM to remove unused application data from the temporary storage, thus freeing up space for your game.
 Clear clipboard. Data from copy/cut operations performed on your system are stored onto your system’s clipboard. This option clears unused clipboard items.
 Change your power settings to high performance. While in high performance mode, your system performance is maximized, providing more processing power to your game. This mode can be power consuming and may generate more heat. If you are using a battery powered computer (such as a laptop), we recommend connecting your system to a power source.
 Close Explorer.exe to increase available memory. This option will close Windows Explorer (including the task bar and all open folders) once Boost is toggled.
 Turn off Automatic Updates to prevent it from interrupting your game. This prevents your system from scanning for system updates online while Boost is toggled on.

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LAUNCHING A GAME

Select a game from the list and click image34. Razer Game Booster will perform the following operations:

1.Toggle Boost on if it was set to turn ON automatically in UTILITES > BOOST.
2.Activate Game Desktop if the option is selected.
3.Launch the game.
4.Minimize Razer Game Booster to system tray.

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6. USING THE RAZER GAME BOOSTER UTILITIES

Razer Game Booster also gives you a number of optimization tools to further improve your gaming experience. Click UTILITIES to show the different tools.

DIAGNOSE

Razer Game Booster is equipped with a diagnostic tool that lets you generate a report of your computer, including information on hardware, software and any error message. Click the DIAGNOSE tab to view the interface.

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Click Analyze to begin the diagnostics. Click Copy to copy the report to clipboard or Export to save the report into a .txt file.

You can use this report to analyze the operation of your computer and pinpoint the errors that you experience. Alternatively, you can upload the report to online forums or websites to discuss and seek assistance from the online gaming community.

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TWEAK

This tool automatically adjusts your PC to improve its performance.

For example, to allow Razer Game Booster to increase the number of download sessions over Internet Explorer to 20 downloads per server, check Increase IE download sessions. Click Customize and enter “20”.

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Click OPTIMIZE to start the optimization process. You can RESTORE all settings to Windows default, or even Import and Export settings from/to a file using the OPERATION menu.

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DEFRAG

This tool chooses and defragments games and folders quickly, making your games load and run faster.

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Choose a game from the list and click DEFRAG to begin.

CAUTION: We do not recommend defragmenting games and application data stored on solid state drives (SSD). Unlike a normal hard disk (HDD), the SSD does not read stored data sequentially. Hence, fragmented files do not slow down the speed at which an application stored on the SSD is accessed. Furthermore, the SSD is built in such a way that each write operation wears down the drive. Hence, defragmenting your SSD may reduce your drive’s lifespan.

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DRIVERS

This tool keeps your computer up-to-date by checking for driver updates for your system. Relevant updates that are found will be listed on the screen.

Note: Only drivers recognized by Razer Game Booster’s database will be listed.

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Click DOWNLOAD to download and install all found drivers.

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FPS (FRAMES PER SECOND)

This tool allows you to enable and control the behavior of the FPS display on your game screen. You can select the display position of the FPS value, toggle this feature on/off, and even assign a hotkey to turn the FPS display on/off quickly while in-game.

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The highlighted box indicates the current FPS display position.

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SYNC SAVEGAMES

This tool lets you back up your game data (such as game saves, systems settings, and add-ons) from your computer to a cloud storage service so that you can access it anywhere.

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To start using this feature, you will need to log into a cloud storage service.

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After you have logged into your account, SYNC SAVEGAMES will automatically create a copy of known game data locations to the cloud.

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Each game will have an indicator that will show its current status:

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– Currently syncing local game data with cloud game data

Syncing  – Local game data is queued to sync with cloud game data

Synced  – Cloud game data is in-sync with local game data

Not Synced  – Local game data cannot sync with cloud game data

The status bar below the game titles indicates the overall syncing progress, while the bar graph below the status bar indicates the overall capacity of your cloud storage.

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To change the location of the game data you want to sync, click the image44 icon.

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You may also add a new game data location to sync with your cloud storage by

clicking the image46 icon.

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Games that have known game data locations will automatically be selected to sync,

as indicated by the image48 icon. Game data that exceed 100 megabytes (100 MB) will

not automatically sync; thus, you need to click the image49 icon to manually sync it.

Games that have unknown game data locations will have the image50 icon, and you need to manually locate their respective game data locations.

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To manually sync all game data, click the image52 icon.

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7. RAZER GAME BOOSTER SCREENCAST

The Razer Game Booster Screencast gives you the ability to share your favorite gaming moments with your friends.

SCREENSHOT

Capture your favorite moments in-game and share them with your friends with a simple hotkey. Easily manage and view all of your game screenshots right from the Razer Game Booster interface.

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Toggle the Screenshot feature on/off and specify the following:

 Hotkey to capture an in-game screen
 Folder to save all screenshots
 File format of screenshots

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VIDEO CAPTURE

Record video footage of your gameplay to share with your friends, or use as tutorials to help other gamers. Easily manage and view all of your game videos right from the Razer Game Booster interface.

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Toggle the Video Capture feature on/off and specify the following:

 Hotkey to record a video in-game
 Folder to save all videos
 Video resolution and quality
 Audio recording device to use when capturing videos

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SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING

Share your screenshots and videos on various online social media websites directly from Razer Game Booster.

Step 1.  From the right of the window, click the image55 icon. Click the ACCOUNTS tab and log into your Facebook and/or YouTube accounts.

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Step 2.  Return to the SCREENCAST tab.

Step 3.  Click the screenshot/video you wish to share.

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Step 4.  Click the Facebook icon (for screenshots) or YouTube icon (for videos) to share the file online.

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8. RAZER GAME BOOSTER SOFTWARE ADMINISTRATION

CHECKING YOUR SOFTWARE DETAILS

Click on the image58 icon from your Razer Game Booster window and select ABOUT.

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The ABOUT window displays your software’s version information and copyright statement.

This page also allows you to:

 Check for any Razer Game Booster updates
 View the PDF user guide for the software
 Submit feedback on the software
 Change the software display language

Click image60 to return to the main interface.

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GOING OFFLINE

Razer Game Booster requires an Internet connection to log in. Once logged in, you no longer require an Internet connection to use most of its features. To activate the offline mode, click your user name and select GO OFFLINE.

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Note that the following features will not be accessible when you are in offline mode:

 Software update notifications
 Settings and profile update synchronization
 Access to the latest Razer Game Booster’s game support library
 Feedback submission

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SUBMITTING FEEDBACK

Razer Game Booster has a built-in function that lets users send feedback and report problems to our developers.

Click the image62 icon on the Razer Game Booster window and select ABOUT. Click the SUBMIT FEEDBACK button.

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If you are reporting a bug, select I have a problem in the drop down box. If you are submitting a suggestion, select I have a suggestion. Select Other if you are submitting general feedback.

Describe your feedback in the textbox below. Please be as detailed as possible.

Check Send log file to attach your Razer Game Booster log with this feedback form.

This will be automatically selected when reporting a problem.

Click SUBMIT to send an email to the Razer Support Team.

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9. LEGALESE

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION

Copyright © 2013 Razer Inc. All rights reserved. Razer, For Gamers By Gamers, and the triple-headed snake logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Razer Inc. and/or affiliated companies in the United States or other countries. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Razer Inc. (“Razer”) may have copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, patent applications, or other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) concerning the product in this Master Guide. Furnishing of this Master Guide does not give you a license to any such copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right. Razer Game Booster (the “Product”) may differ from pictures whether on packaging or otherwise. Razer assumes no responsibility for such differences or for any errors that may appear. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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