CPUBalance Pro – Restrain CPU Hogs to Improve PC Responsiveness

OR get the big boy toy, Process Lasso. CPUBalance offers only a single feature of Process Lasso, ProBalance.

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 Screenshot

CPUBalance Advanced ProBalance Options Dialog Screenshot

CPUBalance Advanced ProBalance Options Dialog Screenshot

About CPUBalance

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.

How many other PC optimization algorithms can be DEMO’d in both synthetic and real-world tests? ALMOST NONE. We can do that! You can run the live demo yourself, or try real-world instructions which just require a particular type of PC use. Let ProBalance be there the next time a process goes out of control, or needs a lot of CPU for a period of time!

While CPUBalance can stand apart from Process Lasso, it can also run along-side it with perfect integration (when complete). It uses the same core engine (Bitsum’s processgovernor.exe), so you get the same algorithm with either product, and the two do not conflict with one another. Instead, CPUBalance offers an additional system tray icon and easier access to ProBalance controls. In the future, it will offer more UI functions that may not be present in Process Lasso. However, Process Lasso is always the ‘big dog’ and the ‘up-sell’ that includes everything, all our many algorithms.

Already Using Process Lasso?

You can install both products, but it is recommended to choose one or the other. If you need the extended features of Process Lasso, then use it since it also contains all that CPUBalance offers. If you are already using Process Lasso, there is no need for CPUBalance.

Learn About The ProBalance Algorithm

The ProBalance algorithm is a time-tested, proven, demonstrable algorithm to improve Windows PC responsiveness during high CPU loads. It works amazingly well, so the point that it is easy for us to demo in real-world and synthetic tests. To learn more about it, visit this page about ProBalance.

You can also see the video below:

Difference between Pro and Free?

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Q: Does CPUBalance replace Process Lasso?
A: NO! Nowhere close. It can complement Process Lasso by running along-side it, where it integrates perfectly, or it can run without Process Lasso. I think that it’s actually best to run with Lasso, and that will definitely be true of existing Lasso users who appreciate it’s wide array of features.

Q: What happens when Process Lasso and CPUBalance are both installed?
A: When installed with Process Lasso, it and CPUBalance work together. They both use the same core engine, ‘processgovernor.exe’. So if you already have Process Lasso, this just extends the user interface and system tray icon, perhaps a newer core engine, and additional ProBalance tweaking.

Q: Is ProBalance still going to be part of Process Lasso?
A: YES, of course. No tricks here. Both these products will use the latest rendition of our famous ProBalance algorithm.

Q: Is a PAD file available?
A: Yes, it is hosted here: https://bitsum.com/pad/cpubalance.pad

Revision History:

v1.0.0.84 – Improve performance of GUI
v1.0.0.84 – Fix issue where CPUBalance could cause changes to a co-installed Process Lasso’s configuration to not persist. Note that if you have Process Lasso, you don’t need CPUBalance.
v1.0.0.84 – Allow governor refresh rate to be adjusted regardless of license.
v1.0.0.84 – Latest ProBalance algorithm
v1.0.0.84 – Adopt any theme in use by Process Lasso (e.g. Dark Mode)
v1.0.0.84 – Minor cosmetic

v1.0.0.82 – Fix right-click on list item can inappropriately trigger exclusion toggle
v1.0.0.82 – Minor cosmetic improvements
v1.0.0.82 – Add Slovenian
v1.0.0.82 – Update to latest core engine
v1.0.0.78 – Improvements to listview sorting
v1.0.0.78 – Improvements to listview column initial sizing
v1.0.0.76 – Fix language selection
v1.0.0.74 – Update to latest core engine
v1.0.0.74 – Improve support for 64 logical CPU cores
v1.0.0.74 – Adjustment to behavior of ProBalance advanced options dialog
v1.0.0.72 – Fix governor refresh rate not persisting in some Pro installations
v1.0.0.72 – Switch to latest compiler
v1.0.0.72 – Remove user query before auto-download of correct edition (bit size) at install