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NetBalancer Comments

Comment by R0ttenB
about NetBalancer · Jan 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Sad to see that the bandwidth limiting functionality is gone in the new free version :(

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CPU usage can be slightly lowered...

Comment by norz
about NetBalancer · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

...by changing latency (in 'performance' tab of settings) to a higher value than default, eg: 15. I saved 0.5% to 1% on a 2015 ultraportable laptop with a broadwell core i5 2.3Ghz.

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Thanks, I've just made the change

You're welcome!
It'll save some battery too... ;-)

Possible me to restart that service after closing it without restart?

Comment by hedecan
about NetBalancer · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I quit the service app of netbalancer wheneveri login to my computer - just for performance, but when i want to use netbalancer, it pops error because of the non-working service app. is it possible me to restart that service after closing it without restart?
thanks.

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