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"Above Normal" priority for games, consequences?

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I have a pretty low end computer, and have been using "Game Fire" for years to disable annoying windows functions that like to take over your computer when you're in full-screen mode. I've recently started to enjoy streaming my games from time to time, but due to my computers weak processor I have trouble during complicated scenes where my FPS dips below my monitor's refresh rate (60hz). I mainly like to play fast-paced games, like FPS, so dropping below my monitor's refresh rate causes aiming inconsistency.

To cut to the point, Game Fire has an option to increase my main process' (game) priority in task manager to "Above Normal". This increases my FPS, but I heard from a friend that setting a game process to above normal causes issues with the mouse drivers which can also cause bad aiming. Is this true, and what are the consequences (Besides the obvious) from running a game "Above Normal" rather than "Normal".
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Never heard of gamefire, ever.
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That was informative but not covering the main question I'm asking. True, I'm not setting it to "High" so i don't have to worry about incredible OS instability. Although I want to know if "Above Normal" will cause issues with my USB mouse.
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I don't assume setting your program will change anything about the way the mouse interfaces with the system as a whole. On the contrary, I think that a setting like above normal might even help. Regardless, if you're worried about tracking issues, I think getting a good mouse with no acceleration or flawed sensors (z-axis issues and whatnot) would be your first priority, not worrying about your program settings.
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I already have my hands on a Razer Deathadder 2013. I think I'm good on the mouse. I'll be giving this setting a few test runs in a bit.
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