Utility to throttle CPU usage for a process or application?

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  1. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Folks,

    Does anyone know of a utility that can CPU throttle a particular process or application?

    Example, if I'm doing some video encoding in Handbrake, or rendering something in iDVD it will gobble up all of my CPU time, slowing down my VMWare Fusion session. Something that will put a ceiling on CPU resources for a nominated application would help a great deal.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that :)

    I'm surprised there isn't a (ahem) 'nice' GUI utility for Johnny Averageuser similar to the task priority in XP/Vista.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i would think that there would be, i just havent come across one:eek:
     
  5. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    There is such an app - Cunning Fox - but it doesn't work on the macs with Intel processors. Works pretty good on an iMac G5 though.

    Dave
     
  6. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Try Blitz
     
  7. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks dude ;)
     
  8. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Blitz doesn't do what the OP wants. Its an interesting concept though. Kinda like single threading but with a multi-threaded CPU lol.
     

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