Re: Re: Is it possible to limit processor usage for an applicati



scotttiamit
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
"d d" wrote:
> Thanks Shenan,
>
> I'm aware of the task priority in the task manager. I want
> something
> more specific, like "set task [mmaker.exe] to maximum 50%
> CPU".
>
> Not sure if such a thing is possible.
>
> ~ d d
>
> "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:u%23YCZ8GVFHA.3412@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > d d wrote:
> &nbsp;>> There are some programs that I'd like to have running
> (like a video
> &nbsp;>> conversion)
> &nbsp;>> that will normally use ALL of the system idle time.
> It'll grab as much
> &nbsp;>> processing
> &nbsp;>> power as possible and will therefore slow down the
> responsiveness.
> &nbsp;>> What I'd like to do is specify a percentage figure
> that's the largest
> &nbsp;>> share of processing
> &nbsp;>> power that the application is allowed to have. The
> task manager -&gt; set
> &nbsp;>> priority
> &nbsp;>> doesn't quite cover it. Even at the lowest setting it
> will still take
> &nbsp;>> as much time as
> &nbsp;>> it can get.
> &nbsp;>>
> &nbsp;>> If it's not possible I hope it will be in Longhorn
> >
> > Like TMPGEnc? If so, if has built-in task priority
> management.
> > (Options -&gt; Task Priority)
> >
> >
> > You can control most applications "priority level" in the
> task manager
> > (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) under the processes tab. Right click on
> the name and
> > "Set Priority".
> >
> > Notes directly from Windows Help..
> > -----
> > To change the priority of a running program
> > - On the Processes tab, right-click the program you want to
> change, point
> > to Set Priority, and then click the command you want.
> > Notes
> > - To view the priority of running programs, on the Processes
> tab, on the
> > View menu, click Select Columns. In the Select Columns
> dialog box, select
> > the Base Priority check box, and then click OK.
> > - Changing the priority of a process can make it run faster
> or slower
> > (depending on whether you raise or lower the priority), but
> it can also
> > adversely affect the performance of other processes.
> > ------
> >
> >
> > If you have multiple processors, you can set processor
> affinity and point
> > a process to a certain processor.
> >
> >
> > You can also look here:
> > http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20719700.html
> > Interesting read.
> >
> > --
> &nbsp;>>=- Shenan -=&lt;
> &nbsp;>>=- MS MVP -=&lt;
> > --
> > The information above is intended to assist you; however, it
> is
> > suggested you research for yourself before you take any
> advice - you
> > are the one ultimately responsible for your
> actions/problems/solutions.
> > Whenever possible, the advice will include the method/places
> used in
> > compiling the answer. Also, questions may have been asked
> to clarify
> > your situation OR to give you an idea of where to look - do
> not dismiss
> > them lightly.
> >

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