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Using Task Manager to Adjust Priorities
Figure 16-11: Use Task Manager to adjust application priorities.
TIP If your computer has multiple processors or cores, or supports
hyperthreading, you will notice an extra option called Set Affinity when you right-click a
process. This option enables you to specify on which CPU core the application will
run (or which virtual CPU, in the case of hyperthreading users).
Using Task Manager to change the priority levels is great. However, there is
one downside. When you close an application on which you have altered the
priority level, the priority level it was running at will be lost. The next time
you start the program, it will run at the default level. This downside can be
a pain in the neck for some users; however, a cool trick to ix this problem is
discussed in the next section.