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Getting More Bang Out of Your Dual Processing Buck

Getting More Bang Out of Your Dual Processing Buck
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A dual-processor system with two 3 GHz Xeon processors does not automatically have the same kind of power as a 6 GHz computer. The application and the operating system have to support symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) or HyperThreading (HT) for performance to improve. Also, the native management features of the operating system aren't always as effective as you might imagine.

However, THG offers a software utility that allows you to switch over to manual operation. As our benchmarks show, you can push your dual-processor system to even higher levels of performance.

Download the THG Task Assignment Manager

If your applications have already been optimized for multiprocessing, the utility will not be particularly helpful. You can only draw some extra juice out of a multiprocessor system if you are running several applications without SMP support simultaneously. For example, while a CPU is compressing a movie in MPEG2 format with MainConcept software, the other CPU can be used for office applications or your Internet browser.

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    MorningDarkstar , June 26, 2008 6:08 AM
    Nice idea! Only one major malfunction - No minimize button! Most of us do not want to be annoyed by having this app open all the time.... Better yet would be a nice little icon sitting in the taskbar available instantly and automatically each time Windoz is started....
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    GameR , July 3, 2008 11:24 AM
    I have heard many good things about this but for me it wont work on ether of my computers.The first cpu is a dual core with xp os.The second is a Qcore with vista 64.The games im trying to assighn still only use the one core :( .But very nifty tool for most users.
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    jonnyt822 , November 13, 2008 5:53 PM
    If you want to minimize the application, just need to create a batch file (.bat) and write this command:

    start /m C:\taskassign\TaskAssign.exe

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    pxegeek , August 4, 2009 5:19 AM
    Please fix the link to the utility!

    Chris
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    dwebb5 , December 14, 2009 4:23 AM
    Century22: Please find this software.
    The Download is not working. [2009-12-14 06:19]
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2011 12:10 AM
    I know this is like... way dead, but I was reading here and then found that the download was broken, a quick Google search revealed the answer to me and I figured I would post it here for convenience.

    http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1393
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    Anonymous , June 13, 2011 4:15 AM
    Here is a download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?b3io2coj3h8hc1n
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    Anonymous , October 12, 2011 8:50 AM
    http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2004/05/28/getting_more_bang_out_of_your_dual_processing_buck/taskassign.zip
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    userhead , March 24, 2013 10:58 AM
    start /min C:\taskassign\TaskAssign.exe