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Process Tamer v2.09.01

by James 28 November 2008 5 Comments

Overview
Process Tamer is a freeware program that allows you to monitor and control the CPU usage of the processes that are running in your PC.

 

Review 

The Windows Task Manager  gives you some basic info about the CPU usage of your processes, but the adjustments you can make are minimal. That’s why I chose to try Process Tamer, a freeware program that would allow me to be in control, set rules and so on.
The first good thing about Process Tamer is that it’s tiny and quite easy to use. You can set some rules, giving processes high or low priority or you can let the program take care of that automatically adjusting priorities to prevent your system from becoming sluggish because of a process that is taking too much CPU.

 
  
If  you want to shut it down, just double click the icon in the system tray and it’s off.

Version Tested 
v2.09.01

Author
Mouser @ donationcoder.com

Operating System 
Windows All

Download link
download

Summary
Crystal_Clear_action_edit_add Easy to use.
Crystal_Clear_action_edit_add Can be turned on and off in a second.
Crystal_Clear_action_edit_remove Does not have a memory usage module, you can only monitor the CPU usage. Although it’s free, you have to register on the author’s website and get a license key that you will then have to renew every six months or something like that.

Rating
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Verdict
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I’m keeping this one because it has really proven its utility in the few days that I kept it running on my computer. If I will find a similar freeware program that would include memory usage monitoring and adjusting this one will be uninstalled.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!

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  • ProReviewer said:

    I use Process Tamer on all my main PC’s and Laptops to stop any particular process “taking over” and stopping other things I want to be getting on with. Posted a detailed review a while back if anyone is interested.

    http://proreviewer.com/2008/03/09/process-tamer-free-cpu-resources-winner-donationcoder/

    Barry Cleave

  • Johnny Karp said:

    @Barry
    Thanks for the info. I like the DonationCoder stuff too. I’m already using some of them and planning to get more 🙂

  • Alexandre Andrade said:

    Please, put if your To Be Tested list this one

    http://www.bitsum.com/prolasso.php (process lasso)

  • Johnny Karp said:

    @Alexandre
    Thanks, it will be added to the list today. Hopefully I’ll get to test it soon too.

  • 72 Programs For A Freeware Only PC « streetvisuals said:

    […] Process Tamer – great tiny freeware tool that allows you to control the processes that are running in your system. […]

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