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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works well with Windows 8.1, 64-bit"

    January 30, 2015  |   By sellyourmom

    Version: System Explorer 4.7.0

    Pros

    The only program that I could find that allows you to permanently set priority of processes in 64-bit Windows. Aside from that, this program shows you a wealth of information about various system performance characteristics and processes.

    Cons

    The version on this website is outdated; the most up-to-date version can be downloaded from the publisher's website.

    The priority of own processes (two of them: SystemExplorer.exe and SystemExplorerService64.exe) has to be lowered to "Normal" with the option "Permanent". In my experience, higher priority of any non-Windows process can destabilize the operating system, and thus should be avoided.

    Summary

    Highly recommended.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Perfect Replacement For Windows Task Manager"

    January 11, 2015  |   By Bighugs1965

    Version: System Explorer 4.7.0

    Pros

    I had a program installed called Prio. Prio gave the windows Task Manager the ability to set process priority. System Explorer has that ability built right in so I uninstalled Prio. Saved me some disk space.

    I've always used memory cleaners and optimizers. Examples are Wise Memory optimizer, Cleanmem Mini Monitor and others of it's kind. System Explorer has the ability to clean ram on a schedule. Just look under Options/Processes in the options menu. I uninstalled my other memory cleaner. Saved yet more disk space.

    Cons

    Maybe a little difficult compared to the native Task Manager

    Summary

    Now my computer starts faster, has more drive space and available ram. Before using System Explorer my computer would be at about 32 percent ram use at an idle state. Now at an idle state my computer sits around 24 percent. That's a big improvement! I am really impressed with this software and recommend it to anybody looking for an excellent alternative to the Windows Task Manager. If you are like me you may find that this jewel can really improve overall system performance and make managing your system much easier than before.

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