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Started by hanemach_gt, November 23, 2011, 09:51:33 AM
QuoteIt is pretty annoying when you have dozens of windows and documents opened, and OS suddenly freezes. I had only one solution: reset the laptop. I had known my hardware was not the cause, so I began to look for software addressing this problem. I have made small research around OS stalls and have found a sparingly advertised application called Process Lasso. An article written about the problem it addressed was convincing, anyway of that I am distrustful in matter of wonderful healing optimizers. Process Lasso, a process priority optimizer is available in both free and paid versions. I was really surprised when I saw how little disk space it occupied (as living in times of monstrously capacious storage devices most programmers do not care about space), and when I saw it using so little RAM. I have tried the free version. After a week of testing, I almost forgot about it. Reason? No stalls, CPU-hungry-being tendency of processes has gone. That was free option, coping with situations Windows CPU scheduler could not properly deal with. I thought it was a great value as for a free software.I got a give-away license, allowing for unlimited paid version usage, limited only in matter of product updates. Paid version offers many more functions, but those are not that important for normal users. I am one of those "abnormal", wanting to have yet more control. I felt overwhelmed by numerous process control possibilities. These include (may not be all): conditional CPU affinity/process (I/O) priority/both changes, default priorities/affinities/power plans, disallowed processes, gaming mode triggers, power plan switcher, no-sleep processes, foreground/thread boosting, multimedia mode triggers, instance limiting, conditional process restart/termination, keep-running process list and more. I admit, I do not use all of them - ProBalance does its work so great that I do not have to make any adjustments. I love the power plan switcher (Energy Saver), which allows me to set my computer to have energy-saving power plan turned on when I am away from my laptop. It was advertised that most users did not need to change anything - the author did not lie.All in all, Process Lasso is the most valuable program I have ever used. This application is the best way to take control over galloping processes, thus helping OS survive high CPU loads. Pro version comes in lowest price possible, to keep business prospering, so it is worth supporting the author, as you will feel the money were well-spent. I have not encountered any OS stalls since I installed Process Lasso.
Quote from: Gary MI started using Process Lasso within the past 6 months, and it's been great. It was so good I registered it shortly after starting to use it[though I haven't gotten around to applying the key to my laptop which I use 15% of the time].... Before using it I was highly frustrated with the fact that despite having a good deal of memory and processor power, my system kept dragging - and the windows task manager wasn't always up to killing bloated tasks.I do a lot of web development and often have 20-50 tabs open in chrome...which eventually eats memory like crazy. With Process Lasso, I am able to give my IDE and VirtualBox testing server high priority access to my system, encourage the system to give them a dedicated cpu core so even if everything else drags, they are still responsive - and when I periodically kill all my browser settings the forced pruning of memory helps get it back fast.
Quote from: bitsum.support on July 28, 2012, 05:08:19 PMThank you keesue . I hope you enjoy Process Lasso. Please, let us know if you need anything, or have any troubles - no matter how minor.
Quote from: keesue on July 29, 2012, 12:12:17 AMI just purchased the lifetime license to help you folks continue to develop this software. Thanks again.
Quote from: bertie97 on August 05, 2012, 02:19:07 PMYou don't need to be a power user to appreciate Process Lasso, you just need to try being a happy user & see what that is worth.
Quote... I was just complementing you on Process Lasso 6xx. It is a very worthwhile program. I mess around with alot of programs such as [some application] etc. and most of them will screw up ones system after awhile. I have a 3 year old eMachine 250 with only 1 gig of RAM with Windows 7 and Process Lasso works great on it. It seems to smooth the system out. Have not tried anything but Pro Balance Settings so far. I will try the Multimedia setting when I use Skype this evening. Just wanted to let you know that I like the Program. It WORKS. Running your Beta now. Thanks [xxx].
QuoteBTW, Process Lasso already worked for me. i use CrashPlan (another awesome product) for backups, and a series of moving files around and created symbolic links ended up with CrashPlan traversing a recursive directory structure! instead of grinding my machine to a halt, it just got noticeably slower, and i was easily able to determine the culprit.
Quote from: bertie97 on August 05, 2012, 02:19:07 PMAs a test, I would ask people to use Process Lasso for a month or so & then uninstall it for at least a week to see what I'm talking about. When you start asking why the PC isn't doing what it's told, ask yourself if you can afford not to support Process Lassos continued existence...You don't need to be a power user to appreciate Process Lasso, you just need to try being a happy user & see what that is worth.
Quote from: PZD user on September 10, 2012, 09:52:22 AM[...]UÅ¼ytkownik grr napisaÅ,:My current system is W7 PRO 64-bit, 4Gb RAM, Intel i5-2.53Ghzâ€"Donâ€™t be surprised as to why I still require Process Lasso with this config..lol. If you have more than 150 Mozilla tabs, or downloading a video using Vdownloader, or are working on a 100 page word document, or have 15 Chrome tabs open, and have a virtual XP OS running in VMware- You NEED Process Lasso.The installation is pretty simple and it allows you to choose how Process Lasso should start up and instruct it to handle the processes of the current computer user/all users.The interface of Lasso has remained the same since version 3. The real-time graph in the upper part of the interface gives a very quick visual health of your system with respect to: Processor Use, Responsiveness, Process Restraint and Memory Load.This is useful not only on low end computers, but also in multi-core environment, when the load is high. You may argue what could Lasso do when one is already have a multicore processor such as Intel i5 or i9. For those having multicore the CPU affinity feature is very useful wherein users can limit programs to specific CPUs â€" keeping the others free for use by other processes. See below how I could assign/remove CPU affinity for a process:The Core optimization technologiesinclude default priority classes, default CPU affinities, disallowed processes, keep running processes, per-process power schemes, a process watchdog, and processinstance count limits. Using these you will have better control on how the programs should utilize your computerâ€™s resources effectively and leverage best utilization of multicore. For example, you could choose on what CPUs/cores a process should run, as well as what their CPU priority class and I/O priority class should be.Another multicore (real/logical core) feature in Lasso is HyperThreaded Core Avoidance. This feature was made available only in Process Lasso v5, and helps you reap the benefits of HyperThreading feature of your processor.Let us talk about another great feature which was refined in version 5- â€œDefault Power Profiles / Power Profiles per processâ€. Microsoft have already provided some power schemes in Windows using which you could set a particular power profile for your system. But using Process Lasso you could do even better. Now it is feasible to switch back-and-forth between power profiles based on processes.Yes, with Lasso when the specified processes are started, you can automatically switch to a particular power profile. When the process closes, Lasso would automatically revert back to the previous profile. Again all power profiles, even custom ones, are supported.Additionally, the Energy Saver profile introduced with version 5.1 allows you to save electricity without compromising performance. Here, Lasso switches to a lower power profile when you are idle, thus saving power/electricity. Once active, the profile is switched back to the original profile.You could access Energy Saver from Options>Power. It is disabled by default.It might seem to you that Process Lasso is not designed for a novice user, but I would say that you install & then forget about it. Once installed, it never bothers you. It keeps working on its own, without requiring any input(s) from you. DO NOT get frightened with the list of options provided in the menu. Truly speaking, I never changed the default settings ever.[...]My experience with Lasso has been great, and since 2010 I have been recommending Process Lasso to one & all.The Good:1. Small setup file and quick installation2. Install & FORGET about it. It does not require anything. Works good with the default settings.3. Could be installed for either only current user or All Users.4. Nice GUI/interface5. Very good support/response from Developer6. Continuous improvements & availability of new versions.7. Separate installer for 64-bit OS.8. Works good on both 32 as well as 64-bit OS. Tried on 32-bit XP, 64-bit W7.9. DOES NOT interferes with antivirus, security suites â€" whatever the case may be10. Has PRObalance & Gaming modes â€" adjusts the CPU in case we are playing FULL screen games or one/more working applications require more CPU. All this without freezing!!11. Updates are available from both the website (support section using your login/password) and from within the program GUI>Updates.12. Fully utilizes my i5 processor due to CPU intensive applications/programs â€" using its â€˜ProBalanceâ€™ technology. I was able to check this while monitoring the CPU usage from â€œAll CPU Meterâ€ Gadget on W7.13. Has 2 tabs -one for all running processes & other for just currently active process.14. Provides almost every information on the process such as: name, user, associated-application, file/path, priority, CPU usage, memory usage, status, CPU affinity and a lot more. You could choose to select what you want to view.15. Available options for processes include: terminate, set priority/CPU, power scheme and others. I have used some of these and it always worked fine for me. If you are not aware please DO NOT mess up.16. Ability to import/export the configurations for future/reuse.17. It has 16 languages. So itâ€™s Multi-lingual.18. The offline help file which describes things in PLAIN ENGLISHPlease count me in.Thanks,GrrUÅ¼ytkownik vhick napisaÅ,:Process Lasso is a wonderful program that can optimize your running programs. Process Lasso uses Microsoft API to optimize its priority so its really safe to run in your system. Process Lasso can be used out of the box but if you read the documentation, you can tweak its settings as you wish.Some of my tips:1. If you run programs in the program, lets say you scrape or test a set of proxies to the background. Add it to watchdog and change its cpu affinity to other cores. Don't change the cpu priorities because it will slow that finish its task.2. Exclude process if needed. Just right click on the process in the main UI and then exclude from restraint.3. If you have a program that constantly crash, include it in "keep running" so that it automatically restart.4. Games is process intensive so be sure to include it in "classify as a game".I know there are so many option in this powerful software. The main cons here is the interface. Just take time to read the documentation and its really easy to use.Thanks for the giveaway![...]
QuoteAs a license user of Process Lasso I wanted to thank you for a outstanding piece of software. My laptop has never run better since I have installed your software. I am one satisfied customer and will be recommending your product to other associates of mine. Keep up the good work, you have one of the best applications on the web today. - Regards Axxxxxx
Quote from: arcanum on April 30, 2016, 01:06:08 AMHi,My friend streams NHL. Full HD. It takes about 50% cpu time, but i can surf on the net etc, because of PLI already have lifetime license, but i do like to donate. Is there any way to donate. One-man Coder Jeremy needs some support.