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Author Topic: Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?  (Read 4798 times)

willi000

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Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?
« on: December 08, 2006, 09:43:26 AM »
I mean, did anyone really get a positive reducing effect from this tool ?

Ok, i downloaded latest version and installed it. Then i used this config:
CPU Trigger Low :10
CPU Trigger High : 60
Min Interval : 02

Now i start Firefox Browser, open some tabs which contain embedded videos and flash anims. Ok as i see on the processes tab, the CPU usage goes rapidly up to 70/80 %. Now i would exspect that PT would react and reduces it , but nothing happens. The high usage stays as long as the videos/anims plays and only goes down after they are finished.

Ok, so what is now the efect of PT ???

Edited by brotherS: no need for multiple question marks in the subject line
« Last Edit: December 08, 2006, 10:37:42 AM by brotherS »

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Re: Is this tool useless ???
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 10:07:04 AM »
You will still have "high CPU usage", since applications still do as much processing as they have to...

The priority of the high-usage tasks, however, is lowered - giving other tasks a chance to chew some CPU time, which should (hopefully) result in an over-all smoother user experience.
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Re: Is this tool useless ???
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 10:20:11 AM »
i find it comes in very handy when encoding video - usually with virtualdub, which has it's own cpu process settings but i tend to ignore them. without using process tamer my mouse would become less responsive (jerky) as would the movement of other windows.

i've also had several apps be tamed by process tamer when they get stuck in an endless loop (i assume that is what is happening), things like acdsee and internet explorer.


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Re: Is this tool useless ???
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 10:21:34 AM »
Well, hmm, ok, i see the PT tool only reduces the process priority not the cpu usage right ?
But does anyone know of a tool that can do this ?

I mean, what i need is this:
I have a notebook for work and when i run some apps the cpu usage often goes up near 100%, then the cpu gets hotter and hotter, the fan gets louder......well this sucks.
Now i can lower my cpu to 800 MHz ( normally 1,73 GHz ), then the app would run as smooth as with 1,73 GHz but the cpu wont get so hot cause of the reduced frequency.

But i dont want to run my notebook always with 800 MHz, cause some other apps ( which maybe well coded or why , i dont know ? ) , which run under 1,73 GHz fine without using too much CPU load and which run too slow under 800 MHz, so i would always have to swith between 800 and 1,73.

Now i thought, i let it run always with 1,73 GHz and for the "bad coded apps" i use a tool which automatically limits the cpu load to max of 70% or so, so that my notebook not get too hot.

Anyone have an idea ???

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Re: Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 10:48:01 AM »
Notebook Hardware Control is one app that does something along these lines (not on a per-app basis though):

http://www.pbus-167.com/

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Re: Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 11:14:15 AM »
Yes, thanks for your quick help, this maybe useful for me.

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Re: Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 03:21:12 PM »
Hmm, it would be possible to force an application to "suspended" state for "a short period" of time every "short period of time" - this would be pretty brute-force, but might do what you need... the apps won't run smooth then, though, so not suitable for taming something ugly like flash.
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Re: Is this tool useless or am I getting it all wrong?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2006, 03:38:44 AM »
This is a program which reduces CPU usage:

http://bednorz.uni2....ter/threadmaster.htm


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