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Feature Requests / Re: Clear search field X
« Last post by bertie97 on December 13, 2017, 08:38:58 AM »
Yaaaay Thanks Jeremy   ;D
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Feature Requests / Re: Clear search field X
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on December 12, 2017, 08:51:18 AM »
This is on my top 5 list ;). It won't be long.
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General / Re: Settings changing
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on December 12, 2017, 08:50:52 AM »
Have you got any other rules or non-default configuration at play? Is this something that you see on all processes, or are you primarily working with a single process? I can't help but think there is some other factor that is at work here. Please try to give me as much detail as possible so I can evaluate this report more thoroughly.

What do you mean 'Process need incidentally brought down by ProBalance'? ProBalance should never take any process 'down'. By default it just makes a marginal priority class adjustment that rarely, if ever, has any negative impact - but provides enough wiggle room in precedence to improve responsiveness during high loads.

Thanks
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General / Re: Settings changing
« Last post by Gregory012 on December 10, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
I simply saw something here saying a short time later: Process need incidentally brought down by ProBalance. This procedure may have been influencing framework responsiveness. Possibly it's ProBalance that is evolving it? :)
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ParkControl / Re: Sluggish system - parkcontrol bug?
« Last post by tyl on December 06, 2017, 05:59:46 AM »
Cheers for the reply.  I think the problem may have been windows update KB4048955. 

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ParkControl / Re: Sluggish system - parkcontrol bug?
« Last post by edkiefer on December 05, 2017, 07:48:22 AM »
Hi,
First of all, thanks for providing parkcontrol as freeware.  Very cool.

I may have a problem with it though.  My system since has become very sluggish, both desktop and applications.  I use windows10prox64, build 1709 on ryzen7 1700 cpu and x370 chipset.  I tried uninstalling parkcontrol and reverted to amd balanced power plan without any improvement.

I know there have been windows updates since and nvidia video driver updates and that the problem may be there instead of parkcontrol. But I thought Id ask if anyone else has a similar problem and possible solution?

-tyl
Hi, I have not heard of any reports with sluggish performance with ParkControl, but since you uninstalled it and somehow worried about left settings or something (which shouldn't be a issue).
But lets say for example on your 8 core Ryzen you parked all the cores possible when you had installed ParkControl.
You can either install ParkControl again, and make/reverse changes you made or even easier just go to windows power options>advanced window and go through all the power plans you altered and hit the "restore plan defaults settings" button and it will bring power plans as they were originally.

My guess is something with 1709 and driver/Ryzen platform as its new, see if any new updates (drivers, bios windows update 0 bring back performance.
You could also try older driver like if your on Nvidia 387.xx+ and try older one but I know windows try to install 387+ for 1709 so that might not work.

That's the down side of fast feature upgrades.

Anyway, hope this helps some.
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ParkControl / Sluggish system - RESOLVED, windows update issue, not parkcontrol bug
« Last post by tyl on December 04, 2017, 11:58:50 AM »
Hi,
First of all, thanks for providing parkcontrol as freeware.  Very cool.

I may have a problem with it though.  My system since has become very sluggish, both desktop and applications.  I use windows10prox64, build 1709 on ryzen7 1700 cpu and x370 chipset.  I tried uninstalling parkcontrol and reverted to amd balanced power plan without any improvement.

I know there have been windows updates since and nvidia video driver updates and that the problem may be there instead of parkcontrol. But I thought Id ask if anyone else has a similar problem and possible solution?

-tyl
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Process Lasso / Re: Gaming Mode does 'extra stuff' to ProBalance, please elaborate.
« Last post by edkiefer on December 03, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »
Hi, on priorities, there two mindsets, one is which you set what you want to run (whether its foreground or background process) to a elevated priority.
The other way is to lower all processes you don't focus on so the ones in focus (foreground0 get the most CPU time-slice.

Its been my experience overall the second works better, the reason is you need to be very sparingly with the amount of processes set above normal.
By default windows raises priority on focused (foreground) processes, so setting one of these to high "generally" doesn't do much, but there are always exceptions.

PL by default works as lower background priority so foreground gets most out of CPU but of course you can alter things if needed, but the default should work best for 95% of systems.
When you get to servers or systems with large amount of cores and mostly background processes things can change but still defaults should work well.

As I mentioned the feature I noted it down, so it will get evaluated and we will see (basically a watchdog rule change x process affinties/priority when x runs).
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Process Lasso / Re: Gaming Mode does 'extra stuff' to ProBalance, please elaborate.
« Last post by buddybd on December 03, 2017, 02:34:34 AM »
Hi

You have to be careful on micro-managing process affinities, it is possible things could get worse.
For example if you had some services and say a few app running in back ground (browser) and you set all on #1 core.
Then if your dealing with a i5 quad core and are playing a modern game which uses all of them, it might be worse.
I much rather adjust priorities so the cpu time slice is less while still maintaining default affinities. BTW PL does this by default automatically.

On setting priority to high on some processes, you also have to be careful, its much better to lower priorities of back ground processes than to raise a few focused processes.

That said having affinities and priority change  for some processes while running a game or performance process maybe a positive thing, it just depends on usage and HW, that would have to be implimented into PL.

There doesn't seem to be any real big complaints with CPUCores so I'd be willing to use such functions if they were implemented in PL as well.

I think the only affinity that is problematic is Real Time, anything up to High should be fine. I used to do that before when I had a lower spec PC, never ran into any issues.
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Process Lasso / Re: PL & Windows 10 1703 Power management
« Last post by bertie97 on December 02, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
OK thanks Ed.

BIOS is latest - 2017/11/20 - definitely helped to upgrade that from the mobo supplied state! 
It was doing some weird things, but they did reveal just how far they've come on BIOS & reboot vs lockup/recovery - pretty impressive seeing it auto restart a bunch of times until it found a volt/clock setup that allowed it to start OK with the new ram & cpu.  Wasn't so long ago I would have had to sit & try out all those settings manually.   ;)

I missed the checkmark on betas, so used to that being ticked I didn't even look... !!!   ::) :-[  Am updating to beta 413 now.

Now it's a hurry up & wait game to see if the PM changes stick. 

Bit OT -  Hate that they removed the req PW on wake option in PM.  Why shouldn't I have the option?!  Surely the security thing should be down to me & if only I use the PC, I should be choosing how it's locked when I'm AFK.
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