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Windows 7: Run a program at double or triple speed?


07 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Run a program at double or triple speed?

When I say at "double or triple speed" I do not mean make it run smoother, as in it's lagging.

I have a program that does tasks, it waits about 20-30 seconds between tasks (I can't change that, I didn't
make it :P) and I want to shorten the time it takes, so I want to change the speed of the whole program.
I haven't found anything like that, all I get is how to stop lag on your computer, since it's referred to as
'running your computer faster'. Hopefully there's a program that can do what I want?



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07 Feb 2013   #2

 

There may be a technically good reason for taking this much time in between tasks. What is the program in question?
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07 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was from a friend in late 2010, I don't see him much anymore, he made this thing for me in his spare time since I wanted to experiment with something like it, and he didn't give me the source, the fact that it was taking time didn't really bother me then, but now it's really getting on my nerves so it doesn't really have a name, i just named it dostuff.exe. (Can't get ahold of him anymore for some reason) In that time, it just says 30... 29... 28... etc. until it reaches 0 and moves on... I don't see any use for this. My computer is indeed capable at running programs at much higher speeds, it can run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings with no major lag, so I don't see a problem with my specs. I expected there to be a program that let's you especially run something at X speed or X fps. And my internet is horrible, pages take 10-20 secs to load and my upload speed is 0.20mbps, but that's how my internet is, I can't pay for much more I'm kinda low on money.
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07 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You cannot make a program run faster without being able to edit the source code even then...Software can only run as fast as the programming allows and the hardware.
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07 Feb 2013   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwilightSparkle View Post
It was from a friend in late 2010, I don't see him much anymore, he made this thing for me in his spare time since I wanted to experiment with something like it, and he didn't give me the source, the fact that it was taking time didn't really bother me then, but now it's really getting on my nerves so it doesn't really have a name, i just named it dostuff.exe. (Can't get ahold of him anymore for some reason) In that time, it just says 30... 29... 28... etc. until it reaches 0 and moves on... I don't see any use for this. My computer is indeed capable at running programs at much higher speeds, it can run Battlefield 3 on ultra settings with no major lag, so I don't see a problem with my specs. I expected there to be a program that let's you especially run something at X speed or X fps. And my internet is horrible, pages take 10-20 secs to load and my upload speed is 0.20mbps, but that's how my internet is, I can't pay for much more I'm kinda low on money.
Yeah, the only way is to have a new program written for you that does the same thing - except without this countdown. It would replace the old one.
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07 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So, it's basically impossible to even emulate a program at double speed? What about console emulators? There's a hot key to speed it up at insane speeds, and they have no access to source code. So maybe some kind of emulation?
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07 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I also have a TAS program called Hourglass that let's me run things at specific speeds while emulating them, but it won't work for my program.
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07 Feb 2013   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwilightSparkle View Post
So, it's basically impossible to even emulate a program at double speed? What about console emulators? There's a hot key to speed it up at insane speeds, and they have no access to source code. So maybe some kind of emulation?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwilightSparkle View Post
I also have a TAS program called Hourglass that let's me run things at specific speeds while emulating them, but it won't work for my program.
That's the way they were coded. It's kind of like comparing two different browsers where one browser has tabbed browsing and the other doesn't and then wondering why you can't get tabbed browsing in the other browser. That's because that's the way it was made and you can't change it.

In other words, there are just some things about programs that cannot be changed no matter what.
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07 Feb 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

You can speed up those console emulators because they are programmed to run at a slower speed so when you are speeding them up you are really just changing how much they are slowed down. The only way to speed up the program your friend wrote would probably involve speeding up the system clock.
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07 Feb 2013   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
You can speed up those console emulators because they are programmed to run at a slower speed so when you are speeding them up you are really just changing how much they are slowed down. The only way to speed up the program your friend wrote would probably involve speeding up the system clock.
Overclocking won't help because the program is designed to count down at a specific rate.
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