Use Maximum PC Performance for Game Play

by on April 18th, 2010

You can set to consume all available PC juice, performance and resources to play any specific game. Whenever you play your favorite game locally at your PC, you jut play that game, right? You don’t do any other task at your PC while playing that game. So why not then allocate all available PC resources and power to only game which you are playing for that time. Here is a trick which will allow you to play any specific game at high priority level of the PC giving all resources to that game only resulting in high game performance.

Click at Start > Run > Type regedit > Hit Enter

Click at and expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Go to exefile (way down there)

Click shell
Right cick at shell > Click New Key
Rename that key to XQSHP
Click at XQSHP which will show its default value at the right side.
Double click at that default value and change it to
Start at High Priority


Right click at XQSHP and create New Key
Rename that Key into command
Click at command and change its default key value at right side to.

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start “XQSHP” /high “%1”



FOR 32 BIT Operating System use the following:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start “XQSHP” /high “%1”

FOR 64 BIT Operating System use following:
C:\Windows\SysWow64\cmd.exe /c start “XQSHP” /high “%1”

Now right click at the exe file of any game and select ‘Start at High priority‘.

Now the game will run in High Priority mode, all other PC processes will be slowed down and all PC resources will be utilized to increase performance of that game while you are playing it.

One Review

  1. Fdude says:

    i receive error message “windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.” after clicking “start at high priority”. Can you guys help me?