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Is it bad to set a game priority to high?
Through the task manager? Is it bad to do that? I remember reading something that it helps performance but it can be bad.

Can anyone help explain that. Thank you
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Sooty & Sweep (Banned) Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:01am 
Real-time would be bad.
High is fine.
wuddih Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:04am 
you have 10 people that work on 2 problems.
5 people on problem A
5 people on problem B

you want problem A to have a higher priority
7 people on problem A
3 people on problem B

same for that priority setting, your system should already do this dynamically based on logic and rational decisions, the manual setting is just to enforce a certain condition and that is mostly just bad because you don't know what is good for the overall performance of your system.
cinedine Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:26am 
Just let the system handle it. If you have too many things running, so that the game will benefit from a manual change, all other applications and services will suffer. And there should be a reason for them to run.
Worst that can happen is the game freezing and you will not be able to tab out and close it manually, because it still occupies the clock cycles.

General rule: Don't mess with stuff you don't understand.
Originally posted by wuddih:
you have 10 people that work on 2 problems.
5 people on problem A
5 people on problem B

you want problem A to have a higher priority
7 people on problem A
3 people on problem B

same for that priority setting, your system should already do this dynamically based on logic and rational decisions, the manual setting is just to enforce a certain condition and that is mostly just bad because you don't know what is good for the overall performance of your system.


Originally posted by cinedine:
Just let the system handle it. If you have too many things running, so that the game will benefit from a manual change, all other applications and services will suffer. And there should be a reason for them to run.
Worst that can happen is the game freezing and you will not be able to tab out and close it manually, because it still occupies the clock cycles.

General rule: Don't mess with stuff you don't understand.

Oh okay thank you for this.
Sooty & Sweep (Banned) Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:37am 
It is better to kill or stop all the background processes and services to avoid resource contention than adjust priority of a process.

Makes far more impact on performance.

Run MSCONFIG instead of Task Manager.
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