Originally Posted by cpjust
But it sounds like this program is I/O bound, not CPU bound. Would changing the priority make a difference for an I/O bound process?
I don't know. I can't say for sure.
I can only say that usually when resources are hogged, priorities do help.
Is there a way to change the I/O priority, kind of like there is for changing the CPU priority?
For Vista, yes. For XP, no. For Linux, most likely yes.