Prioritize CPU usage by controlling running processes, in order to improve the performance of your applications using this application
Every running process uses some amount of system resources, depending on what type of data they need to handle and how. Your CPU dictates how fast computation is done, and Windows decides what the best distribution is in order to keep performance balanced. However, specialized applications like Process Lasso Server put you in control of distribution, also displaying usage and other details.
Analyze processes and save logs
When the application starts, you're overwhelmed with a rich window that displays real time updating info on CPU use, as well as processes with all there is to know about them, such as user, restraint history, application name, rules, priority, affinity, and other memory and CPU related fields.
Bringing up the context menu puts you in charge of considerable more options that the task manager lets you handle. Amongst others, you can set class, affinity and memory priority, limit the number of instances, make it restart upon termination, prevent it from running, classify as game or enable hard throttling. If you don't want to risk accidentally messing up system processes, you can always switch to the active processes tab to view only applications you're currently using.
In case you're computer's processor is under a lot of pressure, chances are that changes are instantly visible. A detailed graph displays real time updating CPU usage, percentage used per thread, as well as RAM load. Gathered data is logged, with the possibility to view and save as CSV.
Thoroughly configure distribution
On the other hand, you don't have to go through management by yourself, because the application is equipped with several preset configurations such as ProBalance, SmartTrim, IdleSaver and Gaming mode. It's also possible to save your own setting to use as profiles.
All of them can be thoroughly configured, with an abundance of options to go through like excluded processes, whether or not to act on foreground processes, those of non-normal priority, system services, set CPU affinity during restrains, have power plan changed for more performance and even auto-engaging the gaming mode when playing on Steam.
In fact, there is such a large variety of customization available that you might just be tempted to stick with default settings. All the application can handle is subject to change, from default CPU and I/O priorities and foreground boost, to process watchdog, instance count limit or anti-sleep processes. Enthusiasts even have the possibility to tweak configurations right from the root through an option that opens the corresponding INI file.
A few last words
To sum it up, Process Lasso Server is not meant for just anyone, although its set of features is comprehensive enough. Everything using CPU is monitored and given full control over, with the possibility to even go through preset configurations to perfectly balance distribution or get the most out of your computer's processor. There's also the portable version in case it tickles your fancy.
To use the beta, unstable version of Process Lasso, you can perform an update from the main app window of the stable version. "Updates" menu -> "Include beta versions" and then "Updates" menu -> "Check for Updates Now".
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONAfter the 30-day trial period, some features are disabled and license purchase is required for commercial use During the 30 days of use, users may be occasionally asked if they would like to upgrade to Process Lasso Pro.