Iwo Posted March 10, 2008 Report Share Posted March 10, 2008 It will be nice when user could set 1) priority of app 2) affinity of app.Both of course can be set by task manager. But I mean setting, which is always applied - by uTorrent itself. No need to use external apps.BENEFITSAD1) Sometimes we run CPU-Intensive apps, like compressing ones (7-zip, winrar) or games, but we want uTorrent to work at full speed. Setting to HIGH or Above Normal priority could help. Realtime should not be allowed (shortest way to crash system).AD2) Most apps are single-threaded. Probably uTorrent too. There is common tweak to boost speed of e.g. single threaded games by setting affinity of game to CPU1 (which means second core or second CPU) and systems apps to CPU0. For non-native quad-core processors (2x2 not 4x1) like Intel Core Quad, setting CPU2 or 3 for one app and CPU 0 or 1 for second also leads to not sharing L2 cache.I, for example, set game to CPU1 and uTorrent, eMule, taskmgr, Skype, firefox, explorer (it is quite wise to close explorer), IM app and others to CPU0. Counting on OS auto setting of affinity (CPU0 _and_ CPU1 and CPUX) is not so good. Two apps working at 100% on dual core processor work faster with fixed affinity than with OS-auto-on-the-fly-menaged. There was optimized BOINC client which set all apps to fixed affinity. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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