Started by ccl13, January 05, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
Quote from: tomasz86 on January 20, 2019, 03:26:46 AMI am very sorry for reviving a very old thread, but I have exactly the same problem and have not been able to find any viable solution so far.In my case, the software in question are old games, such as Diablo 1 or 2. When run, these games always peg one CPU core at 100%, even when minimized in the background. This results in the CPU always staying at its maximum frequency and unnecessarily using power.Even applying the "Lowest" hard throttle to the game process makes the CPU reduce its frequency normally. When hard throttle is applied, the game itself stutters, but that is not the point. I would be interested to simply apply the hard throttle automatically when the process is in the background, and disable it when it comes back to the foreground. Would such an automatic policy be possible with Process Lasso?
Quote from: edkiefer on January 20, 2019, 08:40:09 AMTwo things come to mind you could make a power plan profile with max processor state to something below 100% (say for test use power saver and change to 75% max) than in PL link the game to application power plan= power saver.The downside of this is it is a global thing, so the whole system will run at this lower clock as long as the game is running.
Quote from: edkiefer on January 20, 2019, 08:40:09 AMA cleaner option would be to try a frame cap on the actual game, so for example run MSI AB+ RTSS and in RTSS and your game to list then enter a frame limit value.Depending on your monitor refresh rate 60, 100, 144hz pic a lower value, so if 144hz, try 60 if 60 try 30 or 45.That should work and will only affect that game