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Offline Lyandra

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Assigning Application I/O Priority
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:10:57 PM »
Could someone help me to understand what benefits there may/may not be to assigning an application to I/O Priority? And would this help with Games if setting to Critical?

Offline edkiefer

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Re: Assigning Application I/O Priority
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 06:49:11 AM »
Could someone help me to understand what benefits there may/may not be to assigning an application to I/O Priority? And would this help with Games if setting to Critical?
Hopefully this will give some background to I/O priority

https://bitsum.com/pl_io_priority.php

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/f/7/af7777e5-7dcd-4800-8a0a-b18336565f5b/Priorityio.doc&sa=U&ei=xqs7VMX6PMWHsQTTuoKYBg&ved=0CDUQFjAF&sig2=IyHeDlDLuF9JftnBTCU22w&usg=AFQjCNEtlyGqGPX_9KyHTLO9srXzRH9eFw

I would not alter a game process I/O priority , in fact I would not alter manually any process that is in foreground , if anything has to be manually done for a specific (high resource process ) , I would lower the background giving trouble . that goes for both CPU and I/O priorities .
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Re: Assigning Application I/O Priority
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 08:01:51 AM »
Changing it to high might causing issues for Anti-virus, broswer etc, most of the time I just change the Game Launcher to IDLE, as when it is patching the game file, it will bite the HDD.

I will said that changing other high I/O background processes to low/idle might be a good idea, but not changing the game process to high. ;)