Started by Lyandra, October 11, 2014, 12:05:12 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on October 11, 2014, 02:57:08 PMWe can also work to determine what is going on with your PC. I'd like to get to the bottom of cases like yours. I've heard it a handful of times, though the greater majority have no troubles. I suspect it may be some local security policy, registry corruption, or other software interfering.
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on October 11, 2014, 01:35:36 PMYou are right to be skeptical of the PC Optimization industry, it's full of hucksters and con artists. However, I can assure you that I'm not one. Lasso and ParkControl both do exactly what they say. They have definite and absolute functions that are of undeniable utility to some people. Your mileage may vary, but we're so far from the snake oil crap you'll find from other participants in the PC Optimization industry.
Quote from: Lyandra on October 11, 2014, 03:36:19 PMThat's why all my questions. I like to have a peace of software that's going to help me, greatly in the gaming area. I stream a lot and game with friends a lot and want all the performance possible I can get from my system.Thank you kindly for your words, it's not often said by software developers these days Now I just wish there was something like this for Video Card GPUs/Memory!
QuoteGPU Priority REG_DWORD The GPU priority. The range of values is 0-31. This priority is not yet used.
Quote from: BenYeeHua on October 11, 2014, 06:29:36 PMPS:A lot of off-topic. GPU Priority is not supported by Graphic card hardware and Windows, so you can just close the background apps that using the GPU(browser for example) to reduce the GPU performance loss, and full screen to bypass the DWM....(Windows want to support Priority for GPU, but they fail, I think it is because of driver, for now each GPU software should be the equal priority)For Memory, you can really upgrade your Windows to latest that has less memory footprint/usage, and hope the dev of your other software optimize the memory usage as well.Or just really upgrade the RAM, and also upgrade the SSD, so that the access to Page File is much faster and less stutter because lack of free memory.And also, hope most of your software don't page their Working Set, and paged it into the Page File to fake a small footprint... ----Ok... I just update my database, and found this.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb174534%28v=vs.85%29.aspxhttps://chromiumcodereview.appspot.com/9616035/So it is for the apps that is using the GPU to control it only, I guess.As this page is still the same, not yet used.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms684247%28v=vs.85%29.aspx----Wait...So Chrome is using highest priority for the GPU presenter threads, I wonder did this is the answer for laggy game when running Chrome in the background or not. ---Still, newer Windows has higher performance, like the reducing the overhead of Timer Resolution when it is too low by using dynamic tick, and the renew of Windows 10 win32k.
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on October 11, 2014, 10:01:09 PMYes, you are setting it correctly.I'm still considering the best way to diagnose your problems. I'll start with asking a series of questions:1. After disabling core parking for all power plans (or at least the current), you still see cores parked?EDIT: CPU Temps may increase marginally, but not significantly. Disabling CPU frequency scaling has a bigger effect on CPU temps.
QuoteEDIT: Just noticing that ProcessLasso (without and with using Process Designated as Games...) is making all my games run as Below Normal Priority. Why would it do this?
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on October 12, 2014, 06:10:07 AMAh, good that your question was answered. I figured it was just a misunderstanding.Yes, I think it was more of my misunderstanding Ok, so if you see no cores parked, then that means ParkControl is acting correctly, if it was used to disable core parking.I am working on a new version of ParkControl that is more clear. I took an objective look at it recently and realized it could be done better.You should classify game processes because Lasso will adjust how it behaves a bit with them. You should combine that with 'Application Power Profiles', so that you switch to the preferred power plan when a game is launched --- a power plan you've got configured like you prefer when playing games, maybe with core parking and CPU frequency scaling disabled.Gaming Mode is not well documented because it's in a state of flux right now as I prepare to launch our new Game Optimizer. [details confidential, but coming soon!]Oh this is good news to hear! I do hope it's more than a Service Disabler! I enjoy streaming my games and keeping my games running at top notch. If I could reverse time and force games to run from DOS I would! I like for my games to have all full resources available allowing the game to run at top notch, but I'm just picky I am not sure why Gaming Mode is causing your games to run as Below Normal. That doesn't sound right. They should be excluded from ProBalance restraint the moment they are marked as a game. However, you may want to exclude them from ProBalance by config as well, just to be safe. I'll also check the logic of Gaming Mode and make sure everything is functioning as intended.I'll take a look into this, thanks!Do you mean they go to Below Normal and *stay* at that priority class? If so, that's a really unusual scenario.Yes, appears to stay Below Normal. However I am able to change it and ProcessLasso does remember my change when adjusting it through the application, which is very nice.Is Lasso the only PC Optimization software you have installed? Other, inferior, products can be off doing stupid things to process priorities. I've had a few competitors try to replicate ProBalance lately, all have been dismal failures, and their implementations quite unsafe.Well I do run Prio in the background. This allows me to set, for example, my games to run as Above Normal or High and remember the setting. As for PC Optimizations, none at all. I have a very powerful system (I'll list the specs below) so I've never found a reason to run any Optimization software. I am addicted to tweaking things (just minor stuff in registry here and there, not a lot of stuff though) and came across your software and it intrigued me.Thanks!
Quote from: BenYeeHua on October 12, 2014, 10:40:00 AMYup, this sound like rather a Config is having issues, or the other software is changing the priority.---Wait...Did you check for it when your Game is minimized?Ahh, yes I was minimizing it and checking it. I didn't think about that! Good catch! I'll have to check the logs like you suggested below Because when the game is minimized, it is not the foreground process, so ProBalance will lower it as it should be.Unless you means the priority is not changing by ProBalance(which you can check the log and check for it) but other thing, it should be working as it should be.TR;DR:Check the log, as the game is background process while you are checking the process priority, the ProBalance should restraint it.