Yea I even compared my processor to the Pentium G4560, and I wasn't that surprised by the results knowing that the G4560 a dual core processor beat my i5. well since the G4560 has a 14nm architecture and runs at 3.5ghz. the only thing I'm worried about is my GPU which is from 2008 and it has a low texture and pixel filrate.
Are VN's CPU or GPU intensive?
Running Minecraft in 20fps sure hurts though
Nah, no worries about the background programs. I always disable them before I game. I even disabled Windows Defender and removed Internet Explorer to save RAM then set dwm.exe to normal priority. My only problem is the GPU which has a low texture and pixel filrate, and like you said that there are VN's that are buggy and badly optimized that worries me too cause I don't want reformat and install hundreds of drivers again just because of a memory leak caused by a VN. so yea maybe I'll start trying out the VN's that uses Kirkiri Engine.