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Message 1319715 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 20:55:06 UTC

Hi,

When I first startup Seti@Home I manually set the priority of the 2 core processes to high but them if I check them later they keep changing to low. How do I keep then on high?

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Message 1319736 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 22:53:54 UTC - in response to Message 1319715.

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When I first startup Seti@Home I manually set the priority of the 2 core processes to high but them if I check them later they keep changing to low. How do I keep then on high?

When you change the priority in, for example, Task Manager or Process Explorer, you are changing the priority for that specific instance of the executable. So the effect disappears at the latest when the WU being processed by that instance completes.

What you appear to want to do is to change the default priority for a particular executable.

Process Lasso is an application which can do that. Quite a few of us use it to modify default priority, affinity, or both. While I paid for the full version, I believe the free version might serve your purpose.

There may be other options--possibly other responders will offer them. I don't think there is a reasonable way to do this just using Windows 7 native facilities.

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Message 1319738 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 23:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 1319736.

DarkStar wrote:
When I first startup Seti@Home I manually set the priority of the 2 core processes to high but them if I check them later they keep changing to low. How do I keep then on high?

When you change the priority in, for example, Task Manager or Process Explorer, you are changing the priority for that specific instance of the executable. So the effect disappears at the latest when the WU being processed by that instance completes.

What you appear to want to do is to change the default priority for a particular executable.

Process Lasso is an application which can do that. Quite a few of us use it to modify default priority, affinity, or both. While I paid for the full version, I believe the free version might serve your purpose.

There may be other options--possibly other responders will offer them. I don't think there is a reasonable way to do this just using Windows 7 native facilities.

I don't know about the limitations of the free version but the full version of Process Lasso turns up on Giveaway of the Day now and again.
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Message 1319867 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 14:12:30 UTC - in response to Message 1319736.

DarkStar wrote:
When I first startup Seti@Home I manually set the priority of the 2 core processes to high but them if I check them later they keep changing to low. How do I keep then on high?

When you change the priority in, for example, Task Manager or Process Explorer, you are changing the priority for that specific instance of the executable. So the effect disappears at the latest when the WU being processed by that instance completes.

What you appear to want to do is to change the default priority for a particular executable.

Process Lasso is an application which can do that. Quite a few of us use it to modify default priority, affinity, or both. While I paid for the full version, I believe the free version might serve your purpose.

There may be other options--possibly other responders will offer them. I don't think there is a reasonable way to do this just using Windows 7 native facilities.


Thank you, your information was invaluable. Even people on the Neowin forums could not answer this question.

I will try it and post my findings.

Joe Lore

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Message 1319871 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 14:27:23 UTC
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I happen to use and like Fred's Priority tool. Just click the Priority 1.2 button to download.

It does the trick for me, very simple, small program. I just add it to the startup menu. You can set Seti apps to high priority, or force to low priority if they are tying things up. You just add the name of the Seti apps, tell it what priority you wish, and it works very well.
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Message 1320171 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 21:20:17 UTC

You could also set the no_priority_change value in your Client config to have everything start at normal priority. I am not sure if using the command line option of "start /high" would work in conjunction with that config settings to make everything run at high priority.

There is a command line option in windows to change application priority on the fly. http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69381
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Message 1320197 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 22:01:32 UTC - in response to Message 1319867.


Thank you, your information was invaluable. Even people on the Neowin forums could not answer this question.

I will try it and post my findings.

Joe Lore

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I agree the people here are very knowledgeable like no where else.
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