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Windows 7 network priority ( wired v/

enter image description here In my setup I have two PC’s running Windows 7 . PC1 has a wireless client interface and an Ethernet interface. Wireless client interface is on 192.168.x.y subnet , ...
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How to make All Chrome Threads Run High CPU Priority?

Run normally, all Chrome processes have normal priority. The various threads represent various tabs, extensions, etc. But, then i launch chrome with high CPU priority. I'm using: cmd.exe /c start "...
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Prioritising task scheduler

I have recently started using task scheduler to make an authentication window pop up when the workstation is unlocked. This doesn't need to be secure or anything, it's for monitoring time spent on the ...
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What is the difference between PR shown in top output vs PRI shown in ps output

I would assume both to be the same, but on my system these are different. Top displays PR=20,NI=0 while ps displays PRI=80,NI=0. Whats going on here?? Top: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR ...
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What should I focus on for a custom PC NOT for gaming? [closed]

I'm wanting to build my own powerful PC, but I'm not interested in PC gaming (I prefer my Xbox, thank you). My question is, what components are less or more important for general usage (coding, office,...
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Why some processes cannot change CPU priority?

I'm on older machine and setting priority to Above Normal or High helps to improve performance for certain applications. Like e.g. for games. I use System Explorer to set priority and set to ...
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What prevents my RT thread from working?

I have some data acquisition application running under Linux 2.6.37 on DM8148 with TI Linux. I have two threads: thread named IDE, scheduled as SCHED_RR, prio 114 (75), which collects data from HW ...
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Lower I/O and Memory priority from command line

There's an option in Process Explorer Set Priority > Background (Low I/O and Memory Priority) which isn't available in the default Task Manager. How to set this from command line?
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What happens if I set single threaded process to realtime priority on multicore PC?

I'm referring to Windows 10 operating system, but I believe the answer might be OS independent. On windows, the real-time priority level is the highest priority level, use to process keyboard and ...
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How can a batch lower the priority ONLY of the cmd that runs it?

I have a batch that runs a series of commands that will be long and CPU intensive. I don't mind when it will be finished so I would prefer it to use only idle CPU cycles. If I set the priority of the ...
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Start process in realtime priority

This is a follow-up on this question I need to start a process with the realtime priority. start "my_script.py" /realtime "Z:\location\of\python\script" doesn't result in realtime priority. It sets ...
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start /realtime with a .bat file but the process is still not realtime

I have created a .BAT file: start /realtime "c:\software\mysoftware.exe" but when launching it on Windows 10, it's not displayed as"Realtime" in the Task Manager. What can be the potential problems ...
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launching a program with cpu affinity AND priority presets

I'm trying to create a shortcut for Traktor pro 2 which assigns the programs priority level and core assignments. In this case i'm trying to launch Traktor with realtime priority, set to function on ...
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Change process priority using cmd

Using the command wmic process where processid= 2140 CALL setpriority 128 (found here) I am trying to change the priority of a specific process (PID 2140). Running the command it gives me the ...
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Why is VLC Player unable to keep up with decoding a video when another program is using CPU, even though it's low priority?

I'm running ffmpeg on Windows 7 to re-encode some videos to x265. While it's running I want to watch some other videos in VLC Player (also x265-encoded, so decoding them takes a lot of CPU, too). I ...
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Can I run a low priority query on MySQL?

I have a MySQL table with 3GB data and the ALTER TABLE to create a new field lasts about 15 minutes in pre-production. The software can both do read- and write-queries with the new field or without ...
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Prioritize UDP over FTP, SCP, etc. in Linux

I have a setup wherein one "master" Linux system communicates with 3 "slave" systems also running Linux on a dedicated Ethernet interface(just the master & the 3 slaves). The slaves send data to ...
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Set internet priority access on program by program basis [duplicate]

Is there a way to prioritize which programs are using my bandwidth? For instance I often have background downloads running when I play video games but would like to make sure Dota 2 has all the ...
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On a GPU in Linux, how can a process be killed when another process is launched, and then restarted when the other process completes?

I have a laptop that is normally running GPU cryptocurrency mining. I want the laptop to kill this cryptocurrency mining when any intensive deep learning process is launched. So, I'm not trying to ...
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How to prevent extra latency caused by a download

I use tcping, which pings a TCP port, in order to check the connection of my computer to a certain port. The average response time of a specific address and port is 50ms in normal connection. Now I ...
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How do I prioritize WLAN over LAN in Windows 10

I have an issue with my Wireless disconnecting when I dock my notebook. I usually have a Citrix session going and if the connection is changed from WLAN to LAN, the session crashes/disconnects. SO......
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Setting process priority in Windows Task Manager on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to change the base priority to "Above Normal" for a process using Task Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, but the value keeps changing back to "Normal" in the Base Priority column (and ...
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Changing boot priority - Ubuntu fresh install from windows 10 -

On my old laptop, a Samsung NP915S3G-K03UK [1,2], I was changing the OS from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. What I have done Booted the software launcher from a USB Installed and restarted the ...
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What is the lowest priority Process Explorer can set?

I ask because the last two entries in the context menu sound as if they may be in the wrong order: … Background: 4 (Low I/O and Memory Priority) Idle: 4 If these both have the same numeric base ...
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Set disk I/O priorities in Win7 or only allow disk access to specific processes (via batch file)?

The former would be more elegant but the latter is also fine for my purposes (and probably the more errorproof solution). I capture 720p50-HDTV losslessly (ULH0/ULH2) and my archive-drive is fast ...
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Is process priority periodically recalculated by OS?

I have a question regarding win-7 schedule and process priority. The scenario is: I have a process running, initially in priority "Normal" I find this process to be often reduced to Background (Low ...
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What is the difference between ulimit -r and -e?

What is the real-time scheduling priority mean (ulimit -e) ,and how to use it ? -r The maximum real-time scheduling priority -e The maximum scheduling priority ("nice")
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How to prioritize an application's network interface use?

We have a OSX.10 MacPro that runs AFP (apple file protocol) file sharing services (client version, NOT server) on a gigabit network with approximately 20 machines. A regular need is 1 or several ...
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Priority in Static routes?

I have 2 default routes with different gateways: # netstat -nr Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface -------------------- --------------------...
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How do priorities work on task-manager and when should/n't I set this?

I've been setting some processes priority in order to see what it actually happens, but, guess what... Nothing; it all runs the same way... I found on Google that priorities are not really linked ...
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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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Can I tell Windows 8.1 to always switch to a certain network, even if connected to another one already?

At my grandma's place, I use a public network that's provided by the ISP of a neighbor to all the ISP customers. The network is public, but it requires a username and password to even connect to the ...
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Prioritising network bandwidth with Huawei E5172 router

I have Huawei 5172 router and I wonder is it possible to prioritise network bandwidth for some computers in my home network? By 'prioritise' I mean in a general way, not any specific protocol or ...
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Change default priority for an exe (every time the program is launched)

I have a big image manipulation program that runs slow and that I am used to run with no other apps. I want to permanently set the exe to run at a higher priority. I could run it through a batch file ...
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Reactivate Dormant Processes in Windows7

I have a very computationally intensive program (which I wrote in python) and starting two days ago I ran 6 copies of it in parallel (using 6 Cygwin terminals on a Mac Book Pro running Windows7 in ...
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A process CPU usage doesn't change for different priority

I wrote an infinite loop in python to print No! in the output. while True: print("No!") When I execute it, I see its process (pythonw.exe) in Windows-Task-Manager that uses 60% of the CPU. I did ...
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Why doesn't prioritizing processes produce a speed improvement?

I have got 2 applications that are both using a lot of system resources. When I decrease the priority of one in Task Manager, while increasing the other, I don't notice any significant improvement in ...
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getting todo.sh to sort due items first, then by priority

How can I get todo.sh to put items that are due: today first, then after that sort the normal way (A-Z priority then everything else)? There's this solution, but then you lose A-Z priority and have ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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Extra low priority processes in linux?

On Linux processes have "nice" values ranging from -20 to 19. I wish I could assign even lower priority like 100 so that "background work" will yield as much as possible to other process but still ...
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Network priority in OS when exceeding LAN capacity

I'm trying to develop an desktop application which requires realtime networking. Now I have some questions when many applications share one NIC and exceed the whole LAN capacity of the NIC in ...
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Nicing processes and unresponsive computers

I've a of process running on a machine. The machines are 6-core hyperthreaded for an effective total of 12 cores and the process takes 400% of the cpu so 4 cores. I niced the process to +19 for a ...
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Is there a way to prioritize internet traffic between computers on my network?

My household has four computers in it- not counting an iPod which uses Wifi and my smartphone. Is there a way I can prioritize my laptop for internet usage over the rest of the devices?
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Driver priority during boot in Windows 8

I've Windows 8 installed on my laptop. It's pretty old, so old that it's touch-pad is not natively supported in Windows 8. Whenever I boot/restart it, all the applications and other less needed ...
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Changing Windows process priority via command line

I want to change Windows process priority via command line. How can I do that?
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Difference interface priority and metrics in windows

I would like to ask what exactly is the difference between the priority settings of network adapters in the advanced settings window of the adapter settings (adapters and bindings, like mentioned in ...
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Automatically starting a child process with 'High' priority?

My computer running Windows 7 is getting old, and Flash content stutters a bit too much. I am finding that elevating the priority of the plugin process helps a lot. I know of the /high switch to ...
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How do I set memory priority on my Windows 8?

Can I set memory usage priority in Windows8? I would like to give certain programs, specifically JavaW, priority access to available RAM.
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Pulseaudio high CPU usage

Is it normal that the pulseaudio process has sometimes a CPU usage of ~40%, even without playing audio? The process seems to run in realtime-priority, is that the cause of the problem? Update: I ...
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Quality of service in IPV6 [closed]

IPv6 was developed to solve some of the problems of IPv4, such as QoS. We know in IPV4 based on TOS values, a packet would be placed in a prioritized outgoing queue,or take a route with appropriate ...