CPUBalance - prevent resource hogs

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CPUBalance - prevent resource hogs

#1 Post by webfork » Tue May 19, 2020 7:14 pm

Short version: If you have a lot of CPU-hungry programs choking your computer and slowing down the interface in the process, give this a try.
CPUBalance is real-time CPU optimization software containing Process Lasso’s famous ProBalance algorithm. This demonstrable technology helps to retain system responsiveness during high CPU loads. Even if you have the perfectly tuned PC and well-behaved applications, our ProBalance algorithm can save you from a hard reset in a worst-case scenario.

CPUBalance offers our famous ProBalance algorithm that is proven to retain system responsiveness during high CPU loads. While it can’t fix all responsiveness problems, its impact during a high CPU load, even on modern multi-core CPU’s, is amazing. Real-world demos like saving a file in multimedia editing software is a great example; your PC is brought to a sluggish state until you switch away from that app (letting ProBalance kick in since it excludes the foreground app by default), then you see a night and day difference. It’s hard to believe, so test it yourself. You can create your own ‘high load’ demo, and it does not need to run at anything but a normal priority class with normal priority threads. That is all it takes to severely impact the responsiveness of Windows, to the point of it being unusable, and hence the problem that ProBalance resolves.
Steps: Download and open using 7zip, Launch Probalance, disable check for updates and start on login.

Status: Not portable, writes to AppData\Roaming\ProcessLasso

Resources (in Win10): 3.3 RAM, 25 megs disk space (mostly taken up by optional language files)

Requires: admin

Testing notes:

Part of my analysis comes from the reason I downloaded this program: my i5 Lenovo is very crashy, especially around high CPU usage programs. It's definitely a several shades duller than previous Thinkpad devices. The only way I was able to up the ante here was to push the device using the Folding@home program. That seemed to cause crashing (again, due to my poor quality system -- I've had no issues with Folding@home on any of the dozen or so systems I've tested over the years).

Websites

Home: https://bitsum.com/portfolio/cpubalance/

Review: CPUBalance: improve PC responsiveness
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/24/cpubalance/

Mirrors
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/CPU ... ance.shtml
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/detail ... lance.html

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