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How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs?

How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs? Let's use an example (pictured) of a system with four cores, each with a hyper-threaded virtual core. Which cores correspond to each ...
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How to set processor affinity on OS X?

How do you set processor affinity in Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro?I know in Windows you could just switch it in Task Manager.
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How do I permanently set the affinity of a process?

I have a game that has issues with CPU usage, so one of the fixes is to disable one core out of a quad core cpu. Since everytime I launch the game I have to manually go into the Task Manager and ...
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How can I set the default affinity for any process in Windows?

I want to run some benchmarks on Windows 7. These benchmarks have to do with hyper-threading on a multi-core CPU. For this, I want to ensure that only the benchmarks are running on their own logical ...
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Is there a way to “hack” windows 10 to use its entire CPU power in one task or process?

I work with applications like Blender, and, according to "Task Manager" and "Resource Monitor", windows uses less than 40% CPU (at most, with the option below) and less than 30% memory when I render a ...
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Set default processor affinity for all applications

I'm trying to improve CPU performance in a game, to do this I want to try giving it 2-4 CPU cores that run ONLY that application, and no windows related services. Is there I was where I can set the ...