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i see when i goto task manager, and right click on a running app, i can set affinity....choose core 0, or core 1 to run the app.

for example, i run a program called MyTheatre, a DVB-satellite program for watching satelitte tv on the computer (with a dvb-s pci card), now, i run MyTheatre on my second monitor, while i surf the web, or whatever on the second monitor. well, i noticed that when MyTheatre is dragged over to monitor 2 to run, the cpu usage goes up to around 30-50%, 30% higher than when run on monitor1, so i set the affinity for my theatre for core 0, so it runs on core 0 only, and the cpu usage dropped to around 10-15%, and i notice that if iset the affinity for Firefox to core 1 while MyTheatre is running, the cpu usage drops a little for Firefox also.

my question here is, is there a way for the Affinity setting to be saved in the application startup, i need to reset the affinity settings after every reboot, or application start up, the setting isnt saved..... can i set affinity in a .ini file for example, or a config file?

has anyone here had any expeience with this?

TIA,

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I believe you can do that in System Properties> Hardware> Hardware Profiles..Maybe.
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I believe you can do that in System Properties> Hardware> Hardware Profiles..Maybe.
REP+ always wondered about that..what you suggested worked for me THX..
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I beleive you can also add a tag to each programs shortcut. By adding '-A0' or '-A1' to the end of each programs shortcut under the target section, for example:
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"C:\\Program Files\\Acronis\\Acronis Disk Director\\DiskDirector.exe" -A0
But, the way grunion suggested looks easier, just thought I would throw this out there as well FYI
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awesome, reps for you!
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