RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

RunWithAffinity 1.0.2

Run selected apps on just a single core of your CPU

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 September 2013
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1947
Developer: Emiel Wieldraaijer
RSS News Feed: http://www.wieldraaijer.nl/news.xml
Give your PC a boost with the latest iolo System Mechanic 18 for only $19.95, saving 60%, only from store.downloadcrew.com
RunWithAffinity 1.0.2
Run selected apps on just a single core of your CPU

RunWithAffinity is a simple tool that makes it easy to run programs on only one core of a multi-core CPU.

The program is essentially a shortcut wizard built into a single dialog. Choose your executable file, decide where the shortcut will be created, and in a click you can create a shortcut that will launch your target program on just a single processor core.

This will, of course, slow down whatever programs you choose to run this way. But it'll also mean they're unable to use all your system's CPU time. And so if you've a large number of background processes running on your system, then you could allocate them all to CPU core #1, say, and the other cores will remain free to run more important foreground applications.

RunWithAffinity may also be useful for troubleshooting purposes. Some old games, for instance, have problems running on multi-core CPUs. If you're having problems getting a game working, use RunWithAffinity to launch it on a single core and that just might help.

Verdict:

The Windows command line tool "Start" can already run programs on a selected core, and more flexibly, but RunWithAffinity is definitely much easier to use - and it can be a very handy optimisation and troubleshooting tool

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Prio - Process Priority Saver

Prio – Process Priority Saver 2.0.0 [32-bit]

Free, for personal-use only

Save priority settings for different programs to optimise your PC’s performance

Prio - Process Priority Saver

Prio – Process Priority Saver 2.0.0 [64-bit]

Free, for personal-use only

Save priority settings for different programs to optimise your PC’s performance

Process Lasso

Process Lasso 9.1.0.6

Free, for personal-use only

Prevent runaway processes from hogging valuable CPU time

Process Lasso

Process Lasso 9.1.0.6 (64-bit)

Free, for personal-use only

Prevent runaway processes from hogging valuable CPU time

Other Download Articles From This Category
Bandizip Portable

Bandizip Portable 6.22

Freeware

A free and easy-to-use archiving tool

Audacity Portable 2.3.1

Audacity Portable 2.3.1

Freeware

Simply the best free portable audio recording, editing and mixing tool

PeaZip Portable

PeaZip Portable 6.7.1

Freeware

Open, edit and create just about any archive using this powerful manager

PeaZip Portable

PeaZip Portable 6.7.1 (64-bit)

Freeware

Open, edit and create just about any archive using this powerful manager

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $17.46
RRP: $24.95
Saving 30%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.30

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.19.30 

• Adding contacts using WhatsApp is now easier. You can enter a phone number and check if it's on WhatsApp before saving it. Tap "New Chat" > "New Contact" to get started.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: