Ashampoo Core Tuner

Ok, this might be another one of those apps that doesn’t do a damn thing, but it certainly looks interesting. In my spree of trying to clean out all the old junk on my machine I’ve decided to let loose Ashampoo Core Tuner to see what kind of difference (if any) it makes.

It looks really interesting in that you can raise and lower the priority of processes and define whether they use all the cores on your processor or just one. For example, does the Digsby chat client need to run on all 4 cores of my machine at normal priority? Would it work just as well if it only worked on 1 core at a slightly lower priority? Seems like the chat client could be lower on the priority list and still work just fine.

Once you make your adjustments you can then save those as a profile so that it can be loaded again as needed. In theory, you’re now giving more priority and more processor speed to the apps that need it, things like Photoshop or Handbrake. It’s a sound theory, so we’ll see how it works out. Everything still seems stable so here’s to hoping!

Anyone else use Core Tuner? Did you notice a difference? I’ve got an AMD Quad-Core with 8GB of Ram. The machine is pretty fast under regular usage, I’m curious to see if adjust the values will make things even quicker or if I will send this rig right into the toilet.

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