CPU % Limiting

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    CPU % Limiting

    Is there a way to tell windows XP (pro or home) that a certain program is only allowed to use x% of the CPU?

    I have a game that if left to its self will suck up as much CPU juice as it can get its hands on (usally about 70 - 75%) but I can run 3 instances of the game and have it run well with less then 30%.

    Was more courious then anything.

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    Not sure how well this will work, as it is more of an "optional" thing for windows, but go to the windows task manager, under the "Processes" tab, and right click on your app. Go to "Set Priority" and select a lower one. Might not help at all, but worth a try.
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    I had tried that before and it comes back with an error saying access was denied. I'm logged in as an admin and have full rights on the machine.

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    Don't think it would work anyway, if a thread has a low priority, and there are no higher priority threads in a ready to run state, it will still be the highest priority runnable task and run as normal.

    Why do you want to do this?
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    Why do you want to do this?
    So I can load three instances of the game easier. Its an online game and I'm a quasi power gamer if you want to know why I want to have 3 instances of the game going

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    Admin doesn't have full rights to an NT machine. System does. And it's impossible to log in as system.

    Use linux

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    Originally posted by Thantos
    So I can load three instances of the game easier. Its an online game and I'm a quasi power gamer if you want to know why I want to have 3 instances of the game going
    Ultima online?

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    ewww no. EverQuest

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