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I'm using Process Lasso Pro to adjust processor affinity [as well as priority and I/O priority]. Attached below is what I've done. I want to know if it is safe to restrict any of the other processes to cores 4-7, with the intent of freeing up cores 0-3 workload for games. Also, will increasing I/O priority help in any area? I increased Priority and I/O Priority for Intel's Turbo Boost as it seemed the type of application that could benefit and I've seen no ill effects, but is there anything else?

Process Lasso enforces changes at login, so changes won't interfere on boot.

Any help with further tweaking will be appreciated.

Edited by thegreatsquare - 6/13/11 at 7:49am
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That looks about right.
    
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I went ahead and confined svchost.exe [netsvcs and the two NetworkServices] just taking it off 0,1 to test. [It is on cores 2-7, but now a 2nd taskmgr.exe sometimes pops up also with it's affinity set on cores 2-7. I wonder if I should accept the tradeoff, put it back *or restrict it further to cores 4-7] It doesn't seem to have any ill effects otherwise.

*picked this one.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 6/14/11 at 2:32am
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It doesnt look like its taking up that much resources
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It doesnt look like its taking up that much resources
No, but I just wanted to clear as much as possible off the first two physical cores since a good many games seem to prefer running on those primarily. Not all games, but enough.
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I think I'm done, final pic below.

Other tweaks not shown because they weren't running.

GFWL Processes:
-gfwlclient.exe confined to cores 4,5
-wlidsvc:exe confined to cores 6,7
-wlidsvcm.exe confined to cores 6,7

Fraps confined to cores 6,7.
Bandicam confined to cores 4-7.

Stuff unchanged:
Steam, as confining it confined the first game tested [Witcher 2] to the same cores.
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