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Jay Carr
06-06-2005, 04:29 PM
Can I use Unix to goof around with Resource Allocation? I want to get my computer to focus on certain programs when they're running to see if I can get a performance boost.

hayne
06-06-2005, 04:49 PM
Look on the main macosxhints site for articles that talk about setting the "nice" value for processes. There are also some 3rd-party utilities that provide a GUI to do this.
But you shouldn't expect much change. It is relatively unlikely on a modern system that any perceived slowness is due to a lack of CPU. Instead it is likely that the CPU is waiting for other resources, e.g. reading data files from disk.