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I'm looking for a program/utility that will limit the use of certain core of multi-core procs. any1 know of something i can use?
I'm having a problem with a game that doesn't support quad-cores apparently and I can't alt+tab in and out of the game to set affinity within Windows for the prog. any help is appreciated... TIA, djc
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EDIT: rofl wow my bad, for some reason I thought you were talking about stress testing... I didn't sleep last night lol, I've been saying some dumb things today
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I use Process Lasso for this activity when called for. There is a free Process Lasso but the "pay for" is only 20.00 and it has more variables that you can throw at a cpu than Everest has information about your PC. There are several other free programs WIN AFC is one I believe,let me check

Yep, WinAFC I have it downloaded but not opened up as I use Process Lasso,it my take a bit of searching but do a mouse rollover over cpu affinity and then right click and a drop down appers,some combinationlike that.
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I use Process Lasso for this activity when called for. There is a free Process Lasso but the "pay for" is only 20.00 and it has more variables that you can throw at a cpu than Everest has information about your PC. There are several other free programs WIN AFC is one I believe,let me check

Yep, WinAFC I have it downloaded but not opened up as I use Process Lasso,it my take a bit of searching but do a mouse rollover over cpu affinity and then right click and a drop down appers,some combinationlike that.

I'll look into those, thx. maybe 1 of 'em will do the trick

I gave Win AFC a go, and so far its worked great. doing exactly what i was hoping to do... Thx again, for sending me in the right direction. djc
Edited by Whupass1 - 8/15/11 at 6:45am
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Go to Task Manager. Go to process tab. Right click on the target process and click on "Set affinity...". Choose the cores you want. Click OK. Enjoy.
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If you use windows 7, ctrl alt delete (then press task manager) ALWAYS works for me even if the app locks alt+tab out
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Under Task Manager>go the performance>select cpu>then resource monitor>then monitor>then select processors.I have never used this feature but it sure reads correctly
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If you guys read his OP you would have noticed that he said he doesn't want to tab out while gaming to change the core affinity each time. He's looking for a program that will do this automatically each time he starts the game.
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If you guys read his OP you would have noticed that he said he doesn't want to tab out while gaming to change the core affinity each time. He's looking for a program that will do this automatically each time he starts the game.
he didn't say he doesnt want to, he said he can't...there's a difference

a program called radeonpro will do exactly what this guy describes though http://www.radeonpro.info/en-US/

download that, and set a profile for your game, in the "tweaks" tab you can set affinity directly and it will handle it each time the game loads ( i use this program to force my triple buffering, works wonders)
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thank you all who gave their input on this, i really do appreciate it. it could have been alot easier if the <alt+tab> worked in this game (The Saboteur) and not forcing me to use 3rd party options. can't use Windows to set affinity if the game isn't running, and trying to <alt+tab> out freezes it. if the game wasn't good enough, I would just throw it out. But there's enough Destruction & Mayhem to put a smile on any guys face.
I've dl'd the progs. that were suggested... installed Win AFC and it does exactly what i needed, with very little overhead, easy to set up and config also. I will get around to giving Radeonpro and Process Lasso a good test run eventually, and throw my 2cents worth in after i see what they're all about.
At 1st glance tho, radeonpro might not work for me. it has the options I'm looking for but the min. req. ask for a radeon gpu, and i run nvidea. otherwise it has b*ttloads of options to play with, good tweak tool.
Thx again, all... djc
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