Regulate CPU Resources for Best Performance in Windows 8

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Have you ever wondered how a single CPU manages all the process on the system? There are different processes executing on the system not only the ones that are running on screen but also the ones running at background. CPU is allotted with limited number of resources and these are managed automatically by Windows. However, Windows puts priority on the foreground programs and this is set by default. Here is the tutorial how you can set Windows to share processor resources equally between background and foreground programs.

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The foreground programs is always given the priority but at times you feel like putting priority on the background programs. For instance, you want to print or disk backup that runs while you are working but sometimes you want them to respond faster. This can be achieved by sharing processor resources equally between background and foreground programs in Windows 8.

Here is the tutorial how you can adjust processor scheduling in Windows 8 to properly manage processor resources between foreground programs and background services and enhance Windows 8 performance.

Steps to regulate Processor Scheduling in Performance Options

  • Firstly, open System, to do so, either press Windows + X simultaneously, this opens Power Users Tasks menu and select System Or open the Control Panel in icons view, and select System

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  • In the left pane of system window, click on Advanced system settings

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  • Upon prompted by UAC, click Yes to continue and close System window.
  • Under Advanced tab of “System Properties”, in Performance tab click on Settings

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  • Under it click on the Advanced tab
  • To Adjust Processor Scheduling for Best Performance of Programs, you select Programs and click on OK

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  • If you want to adjust Processor Scheduling for Best Performance of Background Services in Windows 8, select the radio button besides Background services, and hit OK
  • Finally hit OK.

By default foreground process are allocated more resources or say OS gives more priority. For Windows 8 PC, it is recommended to allocate more resources to background services.

The tutorial here allows you to adjust or regulate the Processor Scheduling or allocate resources for Best Performance in Windows 8. The procedure described above is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 also.

Priyanka

Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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