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Windows 7: How to increase CPU usage for window Live MovieMaker over 50-60%?

05 Sep 2011   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

After setting you computer to performance that is it. The CPU will only do what ever it needs to do to get the job done.(What is being requested) If a program or what ever only demands 50% of your CPU ability that's all you get. You only get 80,90, or 100% when their is a demand for that much CPU work from a program or combination of things. This is a good thing.

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06 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


Especially when encoding video. That's actually all I have to add xD
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20 Sep 2011   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Another issue is that the software you are using might not be designed in a manner to benefit from dual cores. These are usually older programs and are designed to send single commands to the CPU instead of using multiple threads that can utilize either core. So check with the software as well.
Hey sorry for the late reply. I have filled out my laptop specs except the motherboard portion, don't know where I can find such info on my computer. cpuz or gpuz? anyway both window movie maker 6.0 and window live movie maker are multiple threads program and use multiple cores.

I've encode a few times and on core temp and cpu gadget show that all cores/threads are being used.
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20 Sep 2011   #14

Win7 Home Premium 64x

I like your computer.....

From what I have seen in other threads about MovieMaker, it should run at max cpu usage, but laptops work differently. I have not seen yet any replication of this issue anywhere else. Any examples of it running at full processor load are on Tower computers.

Your laptop, while awesome for gaming and many other things, has a mobile processor and as such is not as powerful as the i7 of desktop computers. They are designed to work with less energy and at lower voltages. They also usually have either throttling or the ability to lock down 1 core to prevent overheating.

I dont know if this can be changed, but if it can, I would worry about overheating as using a mobile CPU at max for that long would cause a lot of heat and your gaming laptop might or might not be able to exhaust all the heat?

Good luck though.
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22 Sep 2011   #15

windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
No, I don't think so. It all depends on the output file settings.
Perhaps changing the priority in Task Manager can help, though I doubt it.

1. Once you start exporting the clip, right click an empty area of the taskbar and choose Task Manager
2. Switch to Processes tab
3. Find WLMM.exe (or something like that), it should say Windows Live Movie Maker in the Description
3. Right click the process -> Set priority -> High (or Realtime, though I don't recommend it)

Also, take note that if you assign a higher priority to it, you shouldn't use your system at all until the process of exporting the clip is finished. Chances are the rest of your system will be bogged down and you'll just make it unstable by forcing it to do something else.

thanks for this information sir!!!i'll try this one in my pc!
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 How to increase CPU usage for window Live MovieMaker over 50-60%?

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