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ReNicing, a good idea?
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pendragon
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Sep 3, 2004, 01:17 PM
 
Iím new to the world of ReNicing and think I now understand enough to venture forth. OTOH, I have made monumental mistakes by assuming I knew what I was doing. Now I at least check with them what knows...

So if you have opinions, musing, thoughts, rants, raves, re renicing and what shareware/freeware is preferable (I am still apprehensive about renicing through Terminal) well, I do value and appreciate your time.
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Sep 3, 2004, 01:36 PM
 
I say: Don't bother. I've never felt the need to do anything like that on my 800MHz iBook G4, which is not even a fast machine.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:09 PM
 
The only thing I ever renice is Virtual PC - and get this - I do it to LOWER it's scheduling priority (raise it's nice level to 10 to be precise). I do this because VPC frequently sucks up so much CPU that in fullscreen or windowed mode it can disable my computer and require a hard reboot.

So, that's my renice story - and I'm sticking to it.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 05:23 PM
 
I don't think you can do any damage with renice, so go ahead and play with it.

That said, I've never noticed the difference after renicing an app...

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Sep 3, 2004, 06:06 PM
 
It's not worth the effort, in general, unless you have some background processing app that you want to be running all the time crunching numbers or the like.

Renicing will only make a difference if your machine is 100% busy with multiple applications -- in which case the high priority apps will be given more priority than the low ones.

If you're not doing anything *else*, then a "nice" app will take 100% of the CPU itself because there's nothing else working.

A good "nice" app is something like [email protected]
     
pendragon  (op)
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Sep 4, 2004, 07:35 AM
 
Thank you all for your comments. Most appreciated!

Now, armed with your feedback, I have decided to give it rest and not go mucking about.

Thanks again and have a nice day.
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Sep 4, 2004, 11:09 PM
 
Originally posted by pendragon:
Thank you all for your comments. Most appreciated!

Now, armed with your feedback, I have decided to give it rest and not go mucking about.

Thanks again and have a nice day.
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