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Re: How to hobble a CPU

by Withigo (Friar)
on Jun 08, 2006 at 07:45 UTC ( #554225=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to hobble a CPU

Perhaps running "renice" on the pid of the process that you want to run at a slower speed might have a close enough effect ? This assumes you're running *nix; I don't believe renice has been ported to Windows.

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Re^2: How to hobble a CPU
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 08, 2006 at 08:16 UTC
    I don't believe renice has been ported to Windows.

    You can adjust process priorities directly through the task manager. Unfortunately, doing so wouldn't work for either OS. No matter how low you set the priority, if there is nothing else utilitising the cpu, the even an idle priority task will receive close to 100% cpu if it wants it.


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