Win2K Limiting CPU Usage?

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    Win2K Limiting CPU Usage?

    I know how to limit the VCache, the memory usage for programs, but how can I limit cpu usage; I'm getting readings as far as 98 and 99% on things that shouldn't be taking that much up. I have a P4 1.8GHz. Anyway to limit cpu usage?

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    task manager, select the process, right click, set priority, select low or something like that, then set system idle processes (or something you want to have higher priority) to high.
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    why would you want to limit the CPU cycles a program gets? unless it's stealing from other programs, all it's really doing is working fast...
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    Some programs do steal cycles...if I'm running a background virus scan...I want it to do just that, run in the background, not steal all my resources.
    Some thing to that effect is what he's probably getting at
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    well in that case just set it's priority lower, like you said... I thought he meant liek when you have one prog running and it's taking up 85% CPU time...
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