Customize The CPU Cycles Given To Programs And Processes!
XP assigns every program and process running on your PC a priority which
determines the relative amount of CPU power that it gets compared to other
programs. The priorities that XP assigns are: Low, Below Normal, Normal,
Above Normal, High and Realtime. Most programs are assigned the Normal priority,
but using the Task Manager, you can change the priorities assigned to any
process or program. If you've got a lot of applications running, but want one -
like a 3D shooter to get most of the processor's attention, this can really
speed it up. To change the priority of a running program or process:
1. Run the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
2. Click on the Processes tab.
3. Right-click on the program or process whose priority you want to change,
highlight Set Priority and choose the priority for the program. When you assign
a new priority to a process or program, that new priority sticks only as long as
the program or process is running. Once the program or process ends, and you
restart it, it defaults to the priority assigned to it by XP.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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