Process Tamer

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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  2. Rock Smasher

    Rock Smasher Registered Member

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    I downloaded this and will play with it tomorrow.

    I'll be interested to see if it can narrow down what
    is eating up all my CPU power at times and/or if it
    can help me do anything about it.

    ;)


    Wow! It's been awhile since I chimed in here.
    I usually just read everyone else's posts.

    :cool:
     
  3. Pedro

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    I read about it in Gizmo's Tech Support Alert newsletter.
    Seems most interesting. I'm going to download, but wanted to know what you good people think of it.

    So any verdicts out yet?
     
  4. pugmug

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    My take on this is less is more.You don't add programs to control cpu usage,you remove or stop them from running at startup.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Not a bad philosophy. :)
     
  6. starfish_001

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    Can be a very handy little tool
     
  7. Pedro

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    I'm trying it out and so far seems nice. It lowers a process's priority if it reaches x% of CPU (you can set it to what you want), and restore it after y% is achieved (a drop of CPU usage).

    You can set to ignore some processes. You can open process explorer (example) from it if you wish for more detail. Some other features.
    It keeps a log if you want of its activity.
    Right now, VirtualBox was tamed a few times:) . I keep on using other programs while VB sorts things out.
    You can always overide the rules when you want.

    I think this could be nice to stop Windows from freezing due to some program. I had that in the past and didn't like the experience.

    So far i like it. Easy to disable, and it only starts with Windows if you say so.
    Anyone tried it and thinks this could be bad?
     
  8. ratchet

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    Another way to tame memory! I have this little app called MemInfo that shows how much memory is being used or you have left, you decide (very customizable, % or bites). It sits in your tray and can also be set with all kinds of alerts left up to you. Uses very little RAM. You also need AVG Anti-Spyware. I'm not sure if the free version works or not. If memory usage gets to high you just run a two minute or less memory scan and all leaked memory is returned. I've got mine scheduled twice a day but if I've run some other prog and my MemInfo graph turns yellow (+50%), I open the AVG context menu from the tray, hit memory scan and in two minutes I'm back to normal! If the family has been surfing all day my memory usage may go to the mid 40% of 1G. After the AVG scan it will return to less than 30%!
     
  9. pugmug

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    Apps to slow, stop or control apps,lol.Is this a joke?
     
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    I have used this program maybe about 1 year already. It really can helps to "tame down" applications programs that eats up high cpu power...so that there is always available power reserved to other programs. :cool: ;)
     
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    It is the same one all my PCs live my. :D
     
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