How To Dedicate CPU Priority For Specific Windows 10 Applications (2020)
- July 21, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Dedicate CPU Priority For Specific Windows 10 Applications in 2020, This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
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Why Learning How To Dedicate CPU Priority For Specific Windows 10 Applications (2020) Is Important:
WARNING! It Is Not Recommended To Set Processor Application Priority To Realtime. The Realtime Processor Priority Can Override Critical System Processes And Result In System Lockups And Performance Issues.
The Two CPU Core Performance Boosting Methods
Often, the majority of users are more interested in stability than performance. However, I know you’re not reading this guide because you’re only interested in system stability. Performance boosts happen with a couple of minor processor tweaks. The first tweak is to utilize multiple CPU cores when your computer boots up. This one is pretty easy to do because the tip is built right into Windows. We don’t need to make any registry modifications to boot Windows with multiple CPU cores.
The second trick is maximizing CPU usage in the Windows environment by leveraging processor priority. Leveraging processor priority is the process of letting Windows know when to dedicate more processing power to a specific application. Microsoft Windows attempts to make the best decision by prioritizing processing power on its own. You, as the user, actually know what the most critical applications are.
What Does Processor Priority Do?
Processor priority lets you go into the task manager to specify what degree of importance to give applications. Priority gives various options: Realtime, High, Above Normal, Normal, Below Normal and Low. One should only use real-time with caution. Setting a process to real-time lets Windows abandon other processes in honor of the one you selected. While this sounds great in theory, some of those other processes may lock up your machine. Generally, you want to go with high or above average when you are prioritizing. There are also many other processes inside of the details tab. Sometimes, it is more appropriate to reduce the prioritization of non-essential tasks.
Other times, it’s essential to go in and kill a task. Generally speaking, though, it’s not a great idea to kill tasks unless you know precisely what the task is doing. Processor priority is a great tweak when you have multiple processes running, and you want to make sure the most important one gets the attention it deserves. Adjusting processor priority is not a permanent modification. As soon as you close the application and reopen it, the priority gets reset to default. It is possible to set priority on launch using a batch file, but that is beyond the scope of this lesson.