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Allocate more system resources to Excel

Hello  Experts,

Is there a way ( Windows XP SP2  , MS Office 2003 )  to allocate more system resources - CPU time and/ or Memory  to certain applications - in my case - MS Excel ?

I would like to set aside , let's say,  50 % of CPU and Memory to Excel and the rest to go to the other programs and processes.

Thank you for your input.
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You can start excel with the START command (or put it in a batch file)
eg c:\program files\Microsoft office\office11\excel.exe /Abovenormal
 

This will allow you to specify the processor priority without having to restor to the task manager each time  eg
/HIGH Start application in the HIGH priority
/REALTIME Start application in the REALTIME priority
/ABOVENORMAL Start application in the ABOVENORMAL priority
/BELOWNORMAL Start application in the BELOWNORMAL priority


see http://www.computerhope.com/starthlp.htm#01 for other options

Warning: chnaging the priority of programs can casue issues with others programs.
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Basically KrisKaBob ' s and KCTS 's solutions do the same trick , KCTS's saves more time and mouse clicks .
zorvek proposes more general approach and this solution will contribute to the overall health and speed of the system as a whole.

Thanks for your input.