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CPUBalance Pro Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — CPUBalance Pro

Restrain CPU hogs to Improve PC responsiveness!
User rating: 92 (88%) 12 (12%) 29 comments

CPUBalance Pro was available as a giveaway on May 31, 2019!

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CPUBalance is real-time CPU optimization software containing Bitsum's famous ProBalance algorithm. This demonstrable technology helps to retain system responsiveness during high CPU loads. Even if you have the perfectly tuned PC and well-behaved applications, our ProBalance algorithm can save you from a hard reset in a worst-case scenario.

The offer includes 1 year license!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10


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I recall in the not too distant past there was a gamer boosting giveaway and I did post a comment about how increasing the priority of a properly designed program will not increase the performance of that process since it will regularly give back its CPU time slice while it's waiting for your user input or storage systems or LAN communication... And the ONLY benefit ever that could happen is if a background process has entered a loop that consumes all free CPU time reducng the the time available for same priority forground process... but in that case the proper course of action is to either terminate the rogue backround process if its crashed in some way or lower that processes priority to below normal or to Idle to give priority to Normal priority and functional processes.

There is a paragraph on Bitsums ProBalance explantion page https://bitsum.com/how-probalance-works/ a very balanced description considering its by the vendors/inventors themselves:

"What about Foreground Boosting (NOT what ProBalance does)?

Foreground boosting is a common scheme used by some snake-oil software. Do not be fooled! I am including it here because I want people to know this is NOT such an algorithm, and why such algorithms are not beneficial. Process Lasso does have this optional feature (and in every variation), if you really want it, but it is not something you should want …

The foreground process is that which has the keyboard and mouse focus. This means there is only ever one foreground process at a time, per user session. Windows already applies foreground boosting by giving the foreground thread longer time slices. Further increasing the priority of the foreground process and/or the specific foreground thread is not only ineffective, but harmful. Remember, giving a process a higher priority does not mean it will run faster. It simply means if several processes are active at once, it will have a higher precedence. However, if any single process has too high a precedence over other processes, as foreground boosting would result in, complications can occur. This is partly because of the additional (and now very high) CPU priority ‘skew’ between the process and its dependencies.

Be very wary of any utility that claims to boost PC performance by increasing the priority of the foreground process. In some cases, the author of the program simply doesn’t understand the CPU scheduler and why this is a bad idea. In other cases, companies don’t care and are just trying to make a profit. In short, it is a very wrong solution and should be avoided at all costs."

I personally would add system thermal monitoring to ProBlance with Affinity moderation to automatically protect devices operating in adverse conditions where designed thermal managment is insufficient to prevent the firmware/CPU microcode from sensing severe thermal stress and initiating emergency clock throttling, by which time the CPU life expectancy will have already been adversely affected.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bitsum is a great company. I've been using Process Lasso for many years which I originally found here. Great product!

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Since yestarday I am strugling to register with no success, I get the eror message "Bitsum's web server does not appear to be accessible! Check for firewalls or security software that may be blocking it, or check your general network connectivity.''
I allowed in firewalls but still no access!!!

Reply   |   Comment by muhozah  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have temporarily disabled all antiviruses but still, I can not register!!!

Reply   |   Comment by muhozah  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The biggest problem with process restriction is the program doesn't know what resources are needed to execute a program efficiently. If they are set to restrict memory anything below 4 GB will slow down the system dramatically. One thing Widows does well is allocate threads if a program is properly written so adding this program will probably slow down your system and only be useful on very old memory limited PCs left over from the 90's. Their examples of running 16 programs at once can bump up against memory resources but Windows allows up to 2000 threads so only single or dual core processors would show a decrease in performance. If you have a Pentium with 1 gb of memory then it may help.

Reply   |   Comment by DB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

DB, I think you'll find the whole crux of why this ProBalance family of programs exist is that WIndows uses a hybrid co-operative/pre-emptive time slice multi-tasking scheme with multi-threading bolted on and if a program is not designed to co-operatively relinquish the CPU back to the process manager Process Lasso aims to reduce the badly behaved processes priority to below normal to maintain system responsiveness, the addition of thread affinity dynamic managment is used when a program is purposly nastily designed to take all resources in all CPU threads and never co-operate with the process managing of the OS so is only controlled by process priority and CPU core affinity. As processes like that can cook modern CPU's that have a turbo-boost facility that are designed so they can thermally handle short periods of turbo-boost overclocking but will exceed design parameters if stressed by long periods of turbo-boost overclocking like can happen with nastily written multi-core aware video reencoding to HEVC UHD or higher resolutions. In those circumstances ProBalance should dynamically be able to reduce the process priority to below normal or even to idle and potentially restrict the runaway process to a reduced number of cores to protect the CPU from thermal runaway. I am not aware that ProBalance places any restriction on process memory allocation thresholds or restrictions as that would hypothetically be very counter productive either breaking processes by denying an allocation request or forcing the process to swap its address space to paging files which would be counter productive if seeking continuous system responsiveness AND process stability. Of course I could be wrong in any of my inferances on how and what ProBalance plus Affinity governance does and does not do and would look forward to being corrected by someone that KNOWS better :-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OK I have got the registration info at least. Looks like that there was something
wrong in the autocomplete e-mail from at my side.

Reply   |   Comment by Artur  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have tried to got the registration info three times during the day . No information in my mail box as yet . (yes I was looking inside the spam box too).
Anybody has got similiar problem ?

Reply   |   Comment by Artur  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Yes, I also got no information in my mail box

Reply   |   Comment by Howie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Artur, hi I first did have same issue at first but I uninstalled it and reinstalled it ... looked in my email for it did not find it until I went to junk mail ... It well say Bitsum Technologies on it that would be the one.

Reply   |   Comment by Lourdes  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Howie, it be in your junk mail and it well say Bitsum Technologies

Reply   |   Comment by Lourdes  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Lourdes,hi I have already written that I WAS looking inside
the spam mail (aka junk mail) too. No e-mails from Bitsum.

Reply   |   Comment by Artur  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Artur, this is why I do not particiapte in license retrieval on giveaways where the vendor insisits on providing an email based personal data harvesting exercise with no specific privacy policy on the storage and re-use of the harvested personal data when there is always a high probability we won't even retrieve the license we practiaclly sold our personal data for. I personaly find giveawayoftheday.com administered email distribution of contributed license keys to be mostly reliable and to date not a serious concern of their data re-use.

I may consider retrieving a license from a vendors web server if they provide the required key on the thank you page after form submission but not all do this. Bitsum don't so I have only ever tested their giveaways as non-activated trials so they never remain on my systems or get to the familiarity level that could result in providing referals to customers and relatives and social circle.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can confirm that Windows 7 and above IS required for this as although the GUI runs ok under Vista the ProcessGovernor.exe service uses Windows 7 or above specific DLL exported procedures. It does install and uninstall OK under Vista so does not perform any Windows version checks during downloading the actual installer or in the actual downloaded cpubalancesetup32.exe installer itself. I presume the situation would be the same for the real 64bit installer download for 64bit editions of windows probably called cpubalancesetup64.exe in the temp folder after setup.exe is run and given internet access.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

What's the difference between this and Process Lasso?

Reply   |   Comment by Dave K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dave K, I'd recommed you first go read the two product home pages and connected articles and if anything is still unclear come back and ask something specific as you are asking an awful lot of end users to write an extended comment comparing the two products when much of that information is already published and viewable on bitsums website!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I reckon the "end user" is only looking for an opinion such as "I've got both and the are pretty much the same" or This one is much better than that one".
Don't know why you want to come off as a total boor with the type of answer you gave.
No wonder people don't find your comment usefull.

Incidently I have neither but I daresay some other "end users" will actually be helpfull unlike you.

Reply   |   Comment by Tam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Tam, so your point is to attempt a personal attack and not provide a useful answer to either OP comment or even constructive criticisim of my reply which would have probably given the OP ALL the information they asked for if they followed the suggestions and not some cut down one liner you suggest due to your assumption that the poster did not mean what they ASKED that does NOT address the crux of the question as THEY ARE NOT VISUALLY or FUNCTIONALLY the same but they do both perform similar functions comments about HAVE already been publicly visible BEFORE the OP posted so therefore was probably not the answer the OP wanted or else they would not have posted or they never refreshed their page to read latest comments.... What is a "boor"? I am aware of a boar and a bore but not a "boor" could you please be more specific with your attempted insults as I am not sure if am supposed to be offended or amused by your attempt at peer genereated censorship! aka trolling. Looking forward to your useful comment on the days giveaway or vendors activity...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Tam, TK already answered the same question couple hours before this one.
Some people are just too lazy to read and prefer to be spoon-fed...

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Tam: Boo, Hiss.... Your answer also didn't contribute anything to the conversation or contain any useful information. If you want to troll I hope you'll do it on another site where people don't need information but just throw barbs.

Reply   |   Comment by DBP  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

For those that enjoy a decent technical read and mind twister there is an interesting open source research project being done by Bitsum on reverse engineering some processor peculiarities with certain models of AMD processors https://bitsum.com/portfolio/coreprio/ of course it's not directly relevent to today specific giveaway except it shows real WORK is done by the developers on researching CPU optimisations rather than like video encoder vendors that are all just re-hashing the GUI on top of open source products like ffmpeg or youtube_dl.exe etc. Those that are not interested in such topics I apologise, feel free to skip this comment even vote it down as not useful if you like I won't take it personally :-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+58)

TK, Thanks for the tip. I have noticed a long time ago that some tools count four cores in my desktop, other only two. Perhaps their finding explains that: "This means that 2 of the 4 dies in these CPUs do not have memory channels attached to them. They must instead pass all memory requests through the Infinity Fabric chip interconnect."

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

From their product home page there is conflicting information... either:

"Difference between Pro and Free?

At present, nothing except your name. That’s right, it is 100% free right now. That may change going forward with certain feature restrictions or such. For this first release, we just wanted to show off our technology. That said, now is the time to buy if you want the best deal, or want to support the project, and we very much appreciate that! IF we ever restrict features, it will be like Process Lasso, only those on the fringes."

Either that is no longer true like suggested in the feature comparison matrix where "/w Affinity Changes" a fairly significant enhancment to ProBalance algorithm is not enabled in the Free license not a "fringe" feature. I do accept Governance rate is likely to be a fringe enhancment that most will not notice or miss if the default setting is sensible. Also this being only the one year license the price listed *should be* $4.95 not $9.95 which is the single PC lifetime license price.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Does anyone know how is today offer comparing to Process Lasso Pro?

Reply   |   Comment by Gideon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Gideon, From the FAQ section on the product home page:

"Already Using Process Lasso?

You can install both products, but it is recommended to choose one or the other. If you need the extended features of Process Lasso, then use it since it also contains all that CPUBalance offers. If you are already using Process Lasso, there is no need for CPUBalance."

I think you can consider cpubalance as processor Lasso extra light with a much simpler user interface and reduced granularity of user customisation But of course I could be wrong, I am only going by screenshots and feature listings bitsum publish.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

Thanks for the info,
I don't see process lasso as complicated to operate software. first, it comes pre-configured for optimizing PC computation resources pretty well. Second, following initial quite simple installation and few clicks to choose from recommended settings, it works in "set and forgets" mode for as long as you not thinking of changing something. Hence, I think I'll stick to PL.

Reply   |   Comment by Gideon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

TK, Thank you for that quote about how only Process Lasso is needed. I missed seeing that information over the past few years! I installed Processor Lasso many years ago, and after A/B testing, bought a lifetime license.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S1  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Gideon, absolutely, if you have PL and have lifetime upgrade license and find it helps with taming badly written programs and you are happy with it definatly stick with it... If you have a really old lifetime license no updates giveaway of PL it may be worth considering this IF your computer has dual core or better CPU for the newer processor affinity addition to ProBalance technology... but if you don't see a need for that newer tech definatly stick with PL in almost any form over a 1 year Pro license of this.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

TK, Thanks! - Exactly what I popped in here to check!

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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