Only a single CPU manages all the processes in a computer system. Whether background processes or fore ground processes, they are all managed by the CPU. If you want to know all the processes running in the computer at an instant then open task manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del or Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Then click on processes in the menu tab in order to see all the processes running in the system. The CPU has limited system resources that are shared between this Foreground and background processes running simultaneously. This resources are managed automatically by windows. However, windows puts priority to the processes running in the foreground as opposed to those in the background. If you want to change this then follow the procedure in this tutorial.
Procedure of changing allocation of resources in Windows 8 for better performance.
- Press Windows Key + X to open the advanced options of Windows 8 in the left bottom corner of the desktop window.
- Form the list that appears left click on System. Alternatively you can open the Control Panel and change View by from Categories to Large icon and select System from the sub-menus that appear.
- Next click on Advanced system settings. A new window titled System Properties will appear.
- In this window click on Settings and then in the top part click on Advanced.
- In the area labelled Adjust for best performance of: check the option which you want to be given priority and higher system resources that is either Programs or Background Services.
- After doing this click on Apply and then Ok.
- You might be prompted to restart the system in order for the changes to take place. Click on Restart now or Restart later in order to either restart the system immediately or later on after completing your work.
- This means that changes will take effect after the next reboot.
Changing the resource allocations will depend on the preferences of the user. Some users value background processes as opposed to the foreground processes. Hence depending on your preferences you can allocate resources to the type of resources you want. It is not a hard task to perform because now you have the procedure of doing it above. That’s it when it comes to CPU resource allocation. Thanks for reading.
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