CPUBalance Pro Made by the same guys who developed Process Lasso Pro, CPUBalance Pro is a lightweight tool that uses the company’s ProBalance technology to monitor and prevent running processes from hogging the processor, in order to improve the system’s response time. This application can be run standalone or along with Process Lasso, enhancing its existing ProBalance feature.
Monitor running processes to block CPU hogs
Following a speedy installation that shouldn’t be difficult, CPUBalance Pro gets integrated into the systray at startup, although it doesn’t draw your attention. Also, it adds itself to the Windows autstart sequence to run automatically every time you turn on you computer.
As soon as it’s fired up, the utility begins to keep an eye on your running processes, taking note of their activity, such as time of launch and process priority change. Clicking the tray icon brings up the main window, where you can view a list of all processes sorted by the restraint count.
Set exclusions and change the CPU affinity during restraints
Returning to the main window, you can disable ProBalance from the menu or set it to disarm itself when the PC is idle, play sound on process events, manage excluded processes, disable core parking or lower I/O priority during restraint as well as allow or forbid the app from acting on system services, non-normal priority processes, foreground processes or children of foreground processes. Also, the CPU affinity can be changed during restraint.
Promising process manager for CPU-related events
All aspects considered, CPUBalance Pro can become a reliable assistant for controlling the behavior of CPU-demanding processes, especially for users who frequently work with multiple applications at the same time. It ran smoothly on Windows 10 in our tests.