A high CPU utilization often makes for a much slower PC. While current PCs always bring more power, but by analogy, also increases the load on the computer. In particular, multimedia applications to ensure that available resources are often busy. At peak times, it may therefore happen that even current computer come to a halt. Especially audio and video encoding tools often require more power for a short time.

If this can not work without delay, it may under certain circumstances cause errors in the ready to alternate the file. This performance will need browser or mail client not, here it is not a tragedy if it once a "lag" comes. Below you will find three ways to adjust the CPU utilization and the free Process Lasso Download this can even be permanent.

manage CPU usage via the Task Manager

One way to distribute system resources, the Windows Task Manager. This is reached by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Relevant is the tab "processes", For clarity, all entries should be in alphabetical order. This is done by clicking on the column name "Surname" (First entry next "User name"). Following one seeks out the companies belonging to the program process names - mostly the program file has the same name as the software.

After clicking the right mouse button to choose the menu item "set priority" the desired level of prioritization. For applications with high CPU utilization, the option is recommended "High", This already provides for more power. "real time" gives the application of course wings, but can cause problems.

CPU utilizationthe CPU utilization on the Windows Task Manager can be members. (Image: Screenshot Windows / Editorial)

Process priority for dual cores

Who calls a fairly new computer its own, which also usually have a dual core processor. Two cores of the CPU to ensure that the computer has theoretically double the performance compared to a single-core CPU. Dual cores are predestined to distribute computationally intensive processes to individual cores. Here's how: Repeat the steps above, but click, right-click the process name, and then click "set membership", In the window that appears, you get an overview of the available CPU cores, each bears the name "CPU" followed by a sequential number.

With a dual-core CPU so are "CPU 1" and "CPU 2" to disposal. Those who have a quad core can even choose from four cores. can be set now that CPU cores is allocated a software. These removed or simply check the box in front of the corresponding CPU core name. It is recommended, for example, to assign the video editing tool exclusively CPU1 while accessing other applications on CPU2, which ensures a balanced CPU utilization.

comfortable control process priority by Tool

Unfortunately, the Windows standard tool is only able to determine the process priorities for the duration of a Windows session. Once the computer is restarted, the old settings are lost. comfortable in this regard is the freeware Process Lasso. With it the priority of individual programs may be set permanently. The software also acts as an intelligent load balancing and prioritizing resources more efficiently than Windows itself.

A graph in the upper part of the window is always information about the current capacity status. The only fly plugs: In the free version disturbs a nagscreen that requests to the paid pro version at startup to update.

CPU utilization Process Lasso(Image: Screenshot Process Lasso / Editorial)