Setting game to run with a higher priority

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Setting game to run with a higher priority

Post by Mort » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:31 am

Since I've been using Win7 I've found my gaming experience to be pretty much as good as it was on XP. There is one thing I've noticed though, and perhaps it is just because I'm still on a single core CPU.

If I have multiple apps open (Outlook is a big offender) then I sometimes get stutters in my games. This is fixed easily by using task manager to set the priority of the game to "Above Normal". Only problem is I have to do this every time I start the game.

I've just found this utility that will allow me to set the priority and then "save" it so it will be set the same each time it runs.

HomePage - http://www.prnwatch.com/prio.html
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Re: Setting game to run with a higher priority

Post by Brad » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:55 am

Yep, used it before.
It also lets you set the affinity of a program ie tie it to one of your cores if you have multiple core CPU. Back in the day when they were rare (eg bf2142), you'd sometimes get programs bouncing between cores and generally behaving screwy. Can't say I've noticed any problems in the last 12 months though. It cetainly isn't a problem in Win7

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