Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Intensive Program Application is Causing PC to Freeze

Intensive Program Application is Causing PC to Freeze

This a a quick tip to get around a situation where a processor intensive program or application is causing you PC to slow down.  

This method assumes you have a multi core machine. 

Step 1 - Launch

Launch the application you intend to use. In this example Foxit Phantom PDF. 

Step 2 - Set Affinity 

Press Crtl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager. Select the processes tab.

Right click on the process that is causing the system to slow. Click on "Select Affinity".

Deselect 50% of the check boxes, so that the program can only use a limited number of cores. This should free up some resources so you can carry on with other stuff, whilst the intensive application munches through its task in the background.

This is handy for modelling programs, batch image compression, video rendering and other CPU intensive operations.

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