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Windows 7: Dedicating a core to my game?

19 Nov 2011   #1
Iamazn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dedicating a core to my game?

My laptop has 4 cores, but the game I play isn't multi threaded. I want to dedicate 1 core to my game and one core to FRAPS. The only way I know how to do this is by going to each and every process in Task Manager and setting it's affinity... But that takes a while and isn't "permanently" saved... Is there a faster/simpler way to do this?


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19 Nov 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just run them both.

Win7 should automatically balance the load, and assign threads to the appropriate cores on its own. No need tweak.


The only issue you may have if recording, is if you only have 1 HD.
It will need to juggle between seeking and fetching DATA for the game, as well as Seeking and writing DATA that you may be recording, as well as do everything else it needs to for the OS.

So its possible, some HD hitching could occur.
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19 Nov 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

my last post on this thread may help you.
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19 Nov 2011   #4
Iamazn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
my last post on this thread may help you.
Let's say I want my computer to run on cpu0. Is it possible to 'simply' change the rest of the rest of the processes to another cpu? (Other than right clicking all of them >.>)
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20 Nov 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you need to write a simple batch file for each process you want to control, and use the batch file to start it.

let's say you want the game running on cpu0 and fraps on cpu1.

write two batch files in notepad. the first one goes like this:

Code:
start /affinity 1 game.exe
obviously change 'game.exe' to the actual game program name.

save it as game.bat, in the same folder as the game.exe.

write a second batch file:

Code:
start /affinity 2 fraps.exe
save it as fraps.bat, in the same folder as fraps.

now you need to run the bat files - not the exe's. the batch files will start the programs for you and will run them on the specified cores.
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