FAQ

Should I Micromanage CPU Affinities?

In some cases, yes, but it depends on your goal, and you need to be smart about it. If your goal is increased performance, remember that the Windows CPU Scheduler tries to manage which threads are on what cores itself, and it’s not entirely dumb. So, when you micro-manage CPU affinities, you are second guessing […]

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Do Not Risk Your PC with Cracks and Keygens!

Recently I have seen a new round of malware-laden cracks and keygens for Process Lasso Pro. You MUST understand that your security software is not absolute protection. It’s not even close. I believe the real-world, 0-day malware detection rate lingers somewhere around 40%. If security software protected you 100%, we’d not have a malware problem in the […]

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HyperThreaded Core Avoidance

Spreading the Load – CPU Affinities and Hyper-Threading

Many users that disable Hyper-Threading to ensure maximum performance. When the technology first emerged, this was good advice for users with real-time application. However, now that CPU architectures have matured, as have operating system CPU schedulers, the question of whether to disable Hyper-Threading is a little more complicated. Modern desktop and laptop CPUs from AMD […]

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