Best CPU Affinity Control Software?

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  1. djjonastybe

    djjonastybe Master Guru

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    I am looking for software to control CPU affinity

    I have some single core based games for example I want to restrict to a specific core and all other software to another one.
     
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    If it's just for games, use RadeonPro - otherwise I recommend Prio.
     
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    I was searching for a Task manger enhancer that was free.
    And, wow.
    Prio is awesome. Thanks a lot Pill.
     
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    Hey no problem glad I could help, and yeah Prio is a great app. :)
     

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    System Explorer can also be used to set Affinity.

    System Explorer is also an excellent system information utility / Task Manager.

    http://systemexplorer.net/

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/System-Explorer.shtml

    • Detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.
    • Easy check of suspicious files via VirusTotal, Jotti service or our File Database.
    • Easy monitoring of processes activities and System changes.
    • Usage graphs of important System resources.
    • Tray Hint with detailed System and Battery status
    • WMI Browser and System Additional Info
    • Multilanguage Support


    or if your looking to start an application with a certain Affinity, read the following information:

    Start an Application Assigned to a Specific CPU in Windows Vista

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...-assigned-to-a-specific-cpu-in-windows-vista/

    or use:

    RunWithAffinity 1.0.2

    http://www.wieldraaijer.nl/others.html

    Home Page: http://www.wieldraaijer.nl/
     
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    Thanks, did not have heard about that program. I do like the TCP/IP tab in there :)
     
  8. djjonastybe

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    We should make a sticky of this :D but definately single core based games benefit from affinity.

    Like assigning core 1 to that game. And assigning the 7 others to all other software :)!
     
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    Tat3 & EspHack, you guys are welcome...glad you like it. :)
     
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    Prio is doing a good job here :D!

    I am now trying to figure out to make my own. I am making one that has a focus mode.

    eg: ArmA/CoD4 use one core only

    So we use my tool to set affinity to one core! And focus mode makes sure no other software runs on that core.

    Is that a good idea or not? I also wanted to save affinity for processes. So I was hoping for a all in one solution.

    In NET Framework I also discovered more options aside priority and affinity. So I thought we could give 'em a try.
     
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    Are there any features you guys would like to see on top of Prio? I can remake it in C#. It will be more resource heavy ofcourse. but it will do a better job :)
     
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    What about something like this, from Process Explorer:

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    Well if I can get it to work I will make it for you.

    My application will also have the feature:
    - Focus Mode: Choose a application or game and dedicate a certain core or certain cores to that application. And it will make sure no other application will use that specific core. It will also make sure that game runs in two possible ways:
    - Responsive (Realtime)
    - Very high (will have priority over other software)

    Note that realtime and very high are different from eachother...

    In my opinion faster CPUs benefit from realtime while slower benefit more from very high.

    Focus mode will also prevent other programs interrupting the performance of your favorite application :) Focus mode does however not work when assigning all cores. When you have a eight core cpu, you can assign 7 cores to the game and 1 core to the rest of your applications. This way you can also benefit from focus mode :)

    Isn't that great? Or am I thinking wrong?
     

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    Focus Mode of my Advanced Task Manager is almost finished.

    I will post benchmarks from OFP as soon as possible :)!

    Are there other people with quadcores or eight cores willing to test ?
     
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    This thread has peaked my interest in Affinity once again.

    Looking through my files from my last venture, I came across a program that I can't believe that I forgot about.

    It's called Bill2's Process Manager.

    The program earned a 5 Star rating from Softpedia. Read the review here:

    http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Bill2-039-s-Process-Manager--Review-88317.shtml

    Download from here:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Bill2-s-Process-Manager.shtml

    The home page is in French so you will need to translate into a language you can read, [ unless you can read French :) ].

    http://www.bill2-software.com/processmanager/index.shtml

    Graph of comparisons with similar programs. Again, in French, but easily understood even if you do not translated the page.

    http://www.bill2-software.com/processmanager/compare.shtml
     
  18. djjonastybe

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    Looks heavier than Prio :)

    Still it's better. I think this one is going to be a win.

    Good find!
     

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