CPUs running at only 80%

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CPUs running at only 80%

Postby magdaddy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:27 pm

My Windows PC CPU is running only at 80%. I can't find a setting to increase the CPU usage. Is there a configuration file that I need to edit to tell it to use al of the CPU?
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Re: CPUs running at only 80%

Postby Joe_H » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:36 pm

If you have a usable GPU, one CPU thread is reserved for that. Otherwise moving the slider to Full will use all CPU on the next downloaded WU. The CPU thread usage can not be increased above the number set at the time the WU was downloaded.

There are also some CPU thread counts that are not used, depends on how many CPU threads your processor supports.

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Re: CPUs running at only 80%

Postby JimboPalmer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Welcome to Folding@Home!

As Joe_H hints, we need to see the first 200 lines of your log to know what you have configured, Here are hints


There are ways to increase the CPU utilization, but they vary by Operating System and we don't know that. (yet)
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