I’ve just installed this to try it out. Here’s a description of what it is from jkOnTheRun.
Anyone who has been using mobile devices for very long knows too well the hit and miss scenario caused by multi-tasking. You have too much running in the background and the CPU grinds up to 100% and it’s hard to do much of anything. Today’s Freeware of the Moment is a utility that aims to end that problem once and for all. Process Lasso sets some rules and runs (with very little resources) in the background and prevents bad things from happening when too much gets going at once. It watches your CPU resources and when they get tapped out it steps the priority down for processes until the system is running at an even keel. I have heard many people praise this program but none so well as Steven Hughes of BostonPocket PC who has published a very thorough review of Process Lasso. Check out the review and then give Process Lasso a try and see how well your older system runs with today’s programs. Note that Process Lasso runs under Windows 2000, XP and Vista and there are both 32 bit and 64 bit versions available. Be sure and get the right one and you’ll be hauling buns in short order. Don’t be intimidated, while Process Lasso has all sorts of technical settings to give you total control over your running environment the defaults will pretty much sort your system out with ease.