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cartooncraze

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Priority Settings Question
« on: October 19, 2005, 10:53:05 PM »
Can someone explain each of the following settings and how they will make the application behave when selected? Especially the "Real Time" setting. I think this information would be great for the Help Manual. I have already filled out the ones that are the most obvious.

Ignore: Process Tamer will ignore the program and not make any changes when it is running.
Force Low:
Force High:
Force Normal:
Force Below Normal:
Force Above Normal:
Force Real Time:
Force Kill: Process Tamer will stop or close the program when it detects it running.


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Re: Priority Settings Question
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 05:53:31 AM »
basically the low,normal, high, above, realtime
are just priority levels from lowest to highest order, so the higher the priority, the more attention that program will get when competing with others.

you should almost always avoid Realtime, as it takes up much too much resources of your computer and can make it unresponsive; definitely do not use this mode unless you have good reason to.

below and above are new and not very useful, they are kind of in the middle levels.

the most useful are Low, Normal, and High, these are really the only 3 you need to worry about:

By default programs run at Normal priority.
When process tamer tames an app it sets it to low priority, so it will get less cpu than others.
You might want to set your CD/DVD writer to a rule to force it to high priority to insure it gets the attention it needs.

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Re: Priority Settings Question
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 04:58:45 PM »
Thank you very much! I appreciate the insight!