Should You Disable Hyper-Threading?

Symmetric Multi-Threading (SMT), also known as Hyper-Threading, exposes two logical CPU cores for every physical CPU core. It does this by sharing computational units of the physical CPU core between the two virtual CPU cores. If neither of the paired cores needs to use the same CPU resources, then they can run simultaneously. This allows […]

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Process Lasso v9 GUI

All About Process Lasso 9

Config Profiles These are alternate configurations that you can create. Later, we’ll add these to automation capabilities, but for now you can manually switch between them. Filtered view As seen in the image at the top of the page, you can now filter the list of processes, so you see what process you are interested […]

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Process Lasso per-process CPU use screenshot

Process Lasso’s little white (or black) line

This has been in Process Lasso for ages, but few noticed it, and our documentation needs – well, it’s on the agenda. This post is intended to supplement it. The white line on the graph shows the CPU utilization history of the processes you’ve got selected. It will disappear if none are selected. In the […]

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Quit using Registry Cleaners!

Useless Registry Cleaners

So, you use a registry cleaner. Well, that’s fine, none of us wants to be ‘dirty’ and supposedly these tools will clean up your registry. Let’s do some analysis. When Microsoft designed Windows they realized that they would need a shared store for OS and application options. This store would need to support both the […]

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New Battery Icon Slider on the Microsoft Surface

Why do I only have a Balanced power plan?

Many Windows devices now have locked-down power plans. These systems have only a singular power plans, usually ‘Balanced’. Microsoft extended the Balanced power plan horizontally and eliminated the additional power plans. They call these new tiers of Balanced plan ‘Power Modes’. Read on for how to restore traditional power plans… Did you know? Power Plans, […]

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