Almost all the version of Windows have a built in tool “Task Manager” which is one of the greatest features present in Windows. Task Manager can be used to diagnose an unresponsive machine, stop processes which are not responding or to gather information about running processes. Most users use Task Manager to check the performance of their PC and stop those programs which are using too much resources or highly unresponsive processes. Now you can use a feature "Set Affinity" present in Task Manager to prevent problems with processes in future. This feature only works for machine which have multicore CPUs or multiple CPUs, which are fairly common these days.
- Open Task Manager by right clicking on the taskbar and then by choosing “Start Task Manager” or just by using shortcut “Ctrl + Alt + Del”.
- Click On the “Processes” tab and then sort the running processes by memory by clicking on the “Memory” column.
- Now select any process you want, which is taking too much memory and right click on that and the choose “Set Affinity”.
- Choose only “CPU 0” to assign only that CPU to that process.
- From now on that process will run only on CPU 0, which will leave CPU 1 to be available for other processes to use and run smoothly.
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