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How to give 100 percent CPU usage to a process

(windows 8.1 machine with i3) Is it possible to put a process using 100% of my CPU? I have a rather "slow poke" CPU and after a while working with an application, it gets really slow. I'm wondering ...
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0answers
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One particular instance of svchost.exe taking up awful lot of memory. Why?

I have been observing that the process "svchost.exe" in my list of running processes keeps taking an awful lot of memory; close to 550MB at times! There are multiple instances of svchost.exe running ...
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1answer
129 views

Can a kernel that supports multi-core reduce cpu overhead, reduce cpu overheat

I found only a single core as identified by kernel from /proc/cpuinfo. Therefore I am installing a 686 pae kernel to identify all cores and get multi-core functionality. I read about how a process ...
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3answers
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Hard drive dying? One CPU core runs at 50% but System Idle Process at 99%

I think I have a hard drive or video card dying in my HTPC. It's a dual core CPU and one processor is almost always at 100% usage, but processes are all nil, System Idle Process is at 99% It's a ...
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2answers
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Why is the computer hogging 22gigs of ram? [duplicate]

Where's all my ram going? I don't have that many processes running: However when I look at the performance tab it shows that I'm using 22gigs: Why is there a huge difference between what the ...
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1answer
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System processes like DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe are slowing down Windows 8

Windows 7 started to work slower and I used Autoruns, ProcExp and ProcMon to look at what was causing the issue. I found that it happened when DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe were running, but I'm not ...
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2answers
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Windows 7x64 Using Too Much RAM and Slowing Down

I have been trying to figure out why this is happening to me. I have about 190+ processes running on my computer at any given point in time. Since I see a lot of people running like 20-30 at a given ...
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4answers
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In Windows 7, is there a way to know how much memory a service is using?

In windows 7, is there a way (by using common interface or a custom utility) to know how much memory a specific windows service is using ? It seems most services are hosted by svchost.exe processes ...
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1answer
8k views

SVCHost using 100% CPU in Windows 7

I am having a problem with Windows 7. When I boot up, the CPU jumps to 100% execution for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, it is really slow, and if I play any music, the songs play slowly and ...
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2answers
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System and Interrupts causing high CPU

Under Process Explorer, I noticed that System -- and occasionally Interrupts -- are taking between 5% and 20% CPU constantly, for hours on end. This is resulting in weird video playback problems. ...
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1answer
93 views

xperf profile services

When I profile using xperf there are always cases when I see, that, say svhost(1552) "eating resources". I could then go to ProcessExplorer and see that svhost(1552) running like 10 services. How to ...
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Why does a system apper to “hang” when there are many processes in 'D' state?

I have noticed that on a (linux) system if there are many processes in "D" (Uninterruptible) state, the system starts "hanging". The D state is mostly due to process waiting on I/O. By "hang" I mean ...
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1answer
179 views

Is it possible to sleep a process by force externally?

Say we have a game that runs 100% cpu time via its global loop. However, we need to 'sleep()' its main process externally so that it goes to lower cpu time. We do not have access to its source. Is ...
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Why does Chrome group my tabs in processes and how can I stop it?

I noticed that in Chrome, it groups all the tabs into one renderer process, at least for me. This is a problem because that makes Chrome really slow from having 150k of RAM to sort through. Is there ...
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3answers
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How to change I/O priority of a process or thread in Win7?

Process Explorer is able to show the effective IO priority of a given thread, but not change it. Seeing as IO priority support is a comparatively new feature, most programs don't set their own IO ...
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6answers
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How can I log my hard drive activity by program?

I am using Windows XP and am looking for a utility that can tell me the percentage of hard drive activity a program is using. Basically, I'm looking for something like Task Manager and its ability ...
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2answers
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How can I see which processes on Windows XP are accessing the file system?

Some process on my XP workstation is randomly clobbering performance for minutes or hours at a time with, I believe, a steady stream of hard drive access. This does not seem to correlate to processes ...