I am not sure if anyone has noticed, but Heavyweather Beta 2.0 is a
CPU hog. My guess is that they did a poor job implementing the serial
I/O routines and are rapidly polling the serial port for characters.
On this particular machine (900Mhz AMD), it is eating up about 20% of
the CPU at any given time.
If you reduce Heavyweather's priority, your other applications will
be more responsive.
If you are running NT 4.0/2000/XP, you can go to the task manager and
then click Processes, right click Heavyweather, select Set Priority,
select Below Normal priority. Windows will warn you about changing
the priorities, click yes to finish. Unfortunetly you will have to
set the priority back to below normal each time you re-boot.
Another method that can be used is to create a batch file to startup
Here is the contents of the .cmd file that I use:
start /SEPARATE /BELOWNORMAL "" "heavy weather.exe"
Save the file in the HeavyWeather Directory (C:\HeavyWeather), and
call it something like "Startup HeavyWeather.cmd"
Add a shortcut to "Startup HeavyWeather.cmd" in your startup folder.
When the computer starts, HeavyWeather will be started with a below