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CPU Affinity/Priority

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    CPU Affinity/Priority


    Is there a way to set CPU affinity or priority to an app in the dev preview at all? I checked task manager, but the feature seems to no longer be in there as it is in previous versions of Windows.

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    Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc then click on the details tab on the top right. You will be able to set the affinity by right clicking on the program. Give me a thumbs up if it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    Is there a way to set CPU affinity or priority to an app in the dev preview at all? I checked task manager, but the feature seems to no longer be in there as it is in previous versions of Windows.
    It's just changed locations a bit.

    Instead of being under the Processes tab like in Win 7, it's now under the Details tab in Win 8. Right click there, and....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibuckyi View Post
    Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc then click on the details tab on the top right. You will be able to set the affinity by right clicking on the program. Give me a thumbs up if it works.
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    Is there a way to set CPU affinity or priority to an app in the dev preview at all? I checked task manager, but the feature seems to no longer be in there as it is in previous versions of Windows.
    It's just changed locations a bit.

    Instead of being under the Processes tab like in Win 7, it's now under the Details tab in Win 8. Right click there, and....
    I see, thanks so much to both of you.

    Reason I asked, is I was playing Warsow yesterday and the game initially only runs on 1 core and the sys_affinity command doesn't seem to work for me so I generally forced all 4 cores via affinity and raised priority to above normal.
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