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Making WoW Highest Priority on Startup


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#1 Tybudd

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:19 AM

I wanted to know if this was possible, and what is needed in order to make it happen. At times other processes are running at the same time that I'm playing World of Warcraft. I know that after WoW is started, I can go into my Task Manager and manually put wow at the highest priority, but I have questions about that:

  • Is there a way to make it so, when you start wow.exe it automatically starts off in the highest priority?
  • Does playing wow in the highest priority actually help performance, even ever so slightly?
  • Is there a rish to playing a game like wow, in the highest priority, that background programs might cause an issue?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:28 PM

I don't think setting highest priority really does anything. You should look to closing most application that you are not using like anti virus since you are not browsing and just playing wow.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

I don't think setting highest priority really does anything. You should look to closing most application that you are not using like anti virus since you are not browsing and just playing wow.



Wouldn't that be dangerous to turn off the anti-virus, I heard that most keyloggers lay dormant until you activate certain programs, is this incorrect.?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:36 PM


I don't think setting highest priority really does anything. You should look to closing most application that you are not using like anti virus since you are not browsing and just playing wow.



Wouldn't that be dangerous to turn off the anti-virus, I heard that most keyloggers lay dormant until you activate certain programs, is this incorrect.?


This does not make a lot of sense. If you already had a keylogger you would likely had all your information stolen already for everything.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

Setting a processes priority will have an impact, but only if there are other programs running which are dominating the CPU.

There are a number of programs which can alter other programs processor priority and affinity automatically (including this one that I wrote, or this other one that I've heard some good things about but have never tried.)

If you computer meets the recommended specs for WoW and WoW is still running slowly then malware may certainly be the culprit. Run a full system scan with your antivirus (fully updated) and possibly try one of the good online scanners like this one: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

If the scanners find anything they can't remove or if you feel as though you may be infected anyway, you may post a malware analysis log in the Malware Logs forum




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