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1-09-2012 @ 4:58PM
It's been a long time, and I can't find the article on changing the affinity for Windows itself, at least for Windows XP. I can find the article about forcing older programs to use other cores, leaving Windows on the first two, but with the changes to the game, it would probably override it.The easiest way to do it is to run the program, then bring up Task Manager. Right-click the process, select Choose Affinity, and change it.This places the game on other cores, and should let Windows take the first two cores for itself. With the OS and game on separate cores, it should increase performance. The old AffinityMask setting used to let you do this, but like I said, the game autodetects now. However, the perfomance increase might be minor. Newer versions of Windows are pretty good at shifting loads around, and the game might just try to ignore it anyway.
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