TIP -- Setting the Processor Affinity for Avant Browser

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TIP -- Setting the Processor Affinity for Avant Browser

Post by notestracker » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:55 am

I've made a few posts today, one of which was for the discussion thread http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22693 regarding Avant's heavy use (at times) of system resources.

When you get in the situation that Avant is chewing up CPU resources, and you have a multi-core CPU, is there a way to automatically make Avant use just one of the cores so that it doesn't slow down the whole machine?

I've written elsewhere about Window's minimal support for processor affinity, see: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14572/1127/

The free tool provided by Toms Hardware Guide ("Getting More Bang Out of Your Dual Processing Buck -- Getting The Most Out Of Software By Properly Assigning Threads") at http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/05/28/ ... index.html is something that you might find useful. It's a start, but needs more features to be really useful.
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Re: TIP -- Setting the Processor Affinity for Avant Browser

Post by Circumlocutus » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:16 pm

Follow this post from the AB 10.2 not closing thread to find a program which when run in a command line or as part of a shortcut, which start any selected program with affinity to whatever processors / cores and whatever priority you choose.

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