Wishlist: Processor affinity as application setting
In my quest to get the FR on STALKER COP up, I have discovered that even though COP is a multithreaded .exe, the bulk of processing for this game is handled by a primary thread on CPU-0.
Staying away from system processes, the game's FR jumps and "studder" decreases with every background app that can be set to stay off CPU-0.
--which includes (but not limited to):
Logitech gamepanel software,
Audio Card application
and...you guessed it...
Setting the affinity for many processes is a slight hastle, and Micro$oft is obviously saving a right click/setting (like compatibility) to get us to buy a future OS. For time being windows doesn't remember affinity upon restart of application/OS...
My bit of reasearch into this found that although there are programs that can be used to manage/remember affinity for different .exe's, it is actually better when those programs are multi-core aware, at which point they can have a program setting for affinity (not multithreaded, just core aware).
Maybe for Christmas? (LOL)
AMD 9750 OC 2.6Ghz Win7x64 +8GB, ASUS Mobo, GTX 460, spinning HDs
Also worth noting: STALKER COP really likes having a decent USB flash drive plugged/set up as readyboost. Random small reads are one area a quality USB stick can rival in performance to an internal SSD. (and they're relatively cheap: if it wears out, just replace it!)
I'll have to look into what you're saying to see what if anything can be done for the future...