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CPU Resource Allocator

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December 15, 2006 2:55:44 AM

Is there such a program? Some software programs like, video and audio converters use a lot of CPU resources. As I don't have a modern 2 core cpu this can be annoying when doing conversions and trying to watch a h264 encoded movie at the same time. It would be cool to be able to "throttle down" some programs so as to make my computer more efficient. At least until I upgrade to 4 cores.

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December 15, 2006 10:20:55 AM

There is way to do it. Do Ctrl->Alt->Delete go to Processes and right click the process you are interested in and set priority.
When you are finished you may have to reverse this.
It's not very convenient, but it works.
December 15, 2006 11:13:00 PM

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There is way to do it. Do Ctrl->Alt->Delete go to Processes and right click the process you are interested in and set priority.
When you are finished you may have to reverse this.
It's not very convenient, but it works.


Thanks for the tip. Went into Task Manager and set the priority to low. Seems to be working. Right now I'm trying to convert 14 gigs of AVI files to h264 to try to squeeze some more space out of the HD. It's going to take about 18 hours with the CPU running at full throttle. At least now I can also use the to do other tasks at the same time.

Waiting for affordable quad core.

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