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Can you give a couple of links just as a reminder more broadly what process tamer does and how it can affect applications? I'm wondering if you tame one (badly written?) process, it might free up partial cpu usage to make the rest of your computing experience bearable.

I think the two that come to mind for me are MsMEng or whatever, tied to Ms Sec Essentials, when it does whatever it does, especially at reboot when it wants to check everything. I'd like to slow that down.

The other is some combo of Flash and Plugin Container when I watch videos. I'm curious what taming will do to that, and if in fact there might be a point there is no loss of video quality (adware fighting adblock in the background?), and then again the overall computing might be bearable. "Your choice of a third case".

On topic for this thread - I'm not sure the exact setting but I'd put it maybe medium aggressive because it's always the same X things that really crush the cpu, so anything more than the 2 second spikes that web page scrolling does, should be picked up.

Process Tamer web page is here:

The program isn't a magic cure-all, and won't make your old pc suddenly into some super fast modern gaming workstation.

It's a small utility that can be useful in some situations, where you have a process that for some reason is dominating your cpu:

There are times when a process will hog your cpu, such as when converting audio/video files, or working with compressed archives. Because these processes completely consume the cpu, your system becomes sluggish to respond and using the computer for other tasks becomes impossible while these processes are running.  Process Tamer solves this problem by identifying such these degenerate conditions and temporarily reducing the priority of the offending processes in order to allow your system to respond to other requests.

The other way that Process Tamer can be useful is in IDENTIFYING the processes that may hog your cpu and make it unresponsive -- if such behaviors are happening unexpectedly.

On a modern multicore cpu, a program like Process Tamer is less useful than on an older cpu, because the presence of multiple cores means that even if one process is completely hogging a core, your operating system may remain fully responsive by using the other cores.

I've got it and I'm trying it out. I'll have to observe it over time and see if I can report some results.


I stuck both Pale Moon and Plugin Container on Force Below Normal Priority, and the other big offender, MsMpEng from MS Sec Essentials. So I'll let them sit there and see what results.


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