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Forum: Software 2011-05-19, 20:18
Replies: 32
Views: 8,199
Posted By Freightyard
The best solution I could come up with was to...

The best solution I could come up with was to eliminate two worker processes. I'm hoping I removed one from each CPU (dual quad-core) to spread the load out, but I'm not certain exactly how the...
Forum: Software 2011-05-19, 19:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By Freightyard
I experienced the same issue using ntprime64 on a...

I experienced the same issue using ntprime64 on a dual quad-core Xeon (not hyper-threaded). I ran Prime95 and changed from 4 to 8 workers, then restarted the ntprime service. All is well now.

I...
Forum: Software 2011-05-19, 19:01
Replies: 32
Views: 8,199
Posted By Freightyard
"Throttle" option FAILS

Thanks! However, it appears the "Throttle" option is a giant FAIL for my predicament.

The CPU graph, below, indicates Throttle=100, 85 and 50. As you can see, Throttle does not limit CPU...
Forum: Software 2011-05-19, 00:49
Replies: 32
Views: 8,199
Posted By Freightyard
Limit/throttle CPU usage (110% is too much!)

How to limit CPU % usage?

After running ntprime64 for a few years, I've only run into a couple conflicts with other software. Photoshop CS4/5 is one; I have to stop the ntprime service to use...
Forum: Hardware 2010-08-27, 12:13
Replies: 72
Views: 5,842
Posted By Freightyard
I'm withholding my answer to the poll until March...

I'm withholding my answer to the poll until March 2012.

Personally, I'm a huge fan of my single-core 2 MHz RCA 1802 CPU.
Forum: Software 2010-08-27, 11:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By Freightyard
I'd be interested in throttling how much work the...

I'd be interested in throttling how much work the GPU does. I don't want to hear my GPU fan running full-blast 24/7. Also, I don't need any more room heat until winter sets in.
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-05-09, 05:20
Replies: 67
Views: 4,537
Posted By Freightyard
There's Paris Hilton news on here? That's hot. ...

There's Paris Hilton news on here? That's hot.

LOL!
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-05-08, 07:00
Replies: 67
Views: 4,537
Posted By Freightyard
^^^^ The above discussion illustrates the...

^^^^ The above discussion illustrates the endearing charm certain to follow any post that makes visiting this site worthwhile! :smile:

I have observed that many threads end with (1) a mathematical...
Forum: Hardware 2010-04-27, 18:56
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Freightyard
Or a power failure that corrupts the volume....

Or a power failure that corrupts the volume. Sure, I agree, but it still seems obvious that RAID provides a level of backup. Never said it should REPLACE a backup, though.
Forum: Hardware 2010-04-25, 10:57
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Freightyard
I've always felt disdain for three unit RAID 5...

I've always felt disdain for three unit RAID 5 arrays (the bare minimum and least efficient of RAID 5 setups). RAID 5 is slow unless you have good XOR hardware. And, RAID 5 is most suitable for long,...
Forum: Software 2010-04-25, 10:03
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Freightyard
Yes. You MUST use it and all other distributions...

Yes. You MUST use it and all other distributions will be deleted.



"Reasonable defaults" being the ones that I choose? :lol: Actually, I wasn't thinking of doing anything beyond correctly...
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-25, 09:43
Replies: 67
Views: 4,537
Posted By Freightyard
Does GIMPS cause global warming? Perhaps it...

Does GIMPS cause global warming? Perhaps it should be banned. I'm calling Al Gore.
Forum: Software 2010-04-10, 06:32
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Freightyard
Me too, and I suspect most here are similar....

Me too, and I suspect most here are similar. However, for GIMPS to proliferate well it makes sense to cater to those looking for an easy install, and to those unable or not willing to deal with the...
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-10, 06:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Freightyard
Yes, I figured that out...

Yes, I figured that out (PauseWhileRunning=explorer.exe would prevent prime95 from running ever)



Yes, it is still explorer.exe in Vista/7.
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-10, 00:20
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Freightyard
Ditto. Hence, sometimes a little duct tape...

Ditto. Hence, sometimes a little duct tape suffices.
Forum: Software 2010-04-09, 21:36
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Freightyard
Any insterest in a Windows installer?

I am becoming inclined to throw together a "click-through" Windows installer (.MSI) to ease some of the frustrations with the "Program Files" permissions, and installing Prime95 as an application or...
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-09, 21:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Freightyard
Correct; and for good reason. I also understand...

Correct; and for good reason. I also understand the reasons prime95 uses the .exe location for data (not having a separate development fork).

As I am running ntprime64 as a service under the Local...
Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-09, 02:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Freightyard
I read this before somewhere. What is your...

I read this before somewhere. What is your understanding of how being in Program Files causes problems? I'm running the ntprime64 service, by the way, and it runs under the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM...
Forum: Software 2010-04-09, 02:23
Replies: 17
Views: 6,795
Posted By Freightyard
Don't forget that Chrome runs each tab in a...

Don't forget that Chrome runs each tab in a separate process! :) (Coming soon in Firefox 3.7)

Firefox simply is the best for web development as there are some killer add-ons, not to mention Ad...
Forum: PrimeNet 2010-04-05, 07:42
Replies: 311
Views: 16,458
Posted By Freightyard
I can't wait, this is so exciting! ...

I can't wait, this is so exciting!
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Forum: Information & Answers 2010-04-05, 07:35
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Freightyard
Ditto. I've had same non-responsive problems, but...

Ditto. I've had same non-responsive problems, but 100% repeatability is when opening Photoshop. It hangs for a LONG time, but if I exit Prime95 then the hang ends instantly.

Adobe has a background...
Forum: Software 2010-04-05, 07:30
Replies: 30
Views: 2,840
Posted By Freightyard
You know... it shouldn't be too tough to write an...

You know... it shouldn't be too tough to write an auto-installer for Windows (.msi file) that packages up Prime95 and/or ntPrime. Bet I could do it in a couple hours crudely, maybe a couple days to...
Forum: Software 2010-04-05, 06:56
Replies: 30
Views: 2,840
Posted By Freightyard
I've used the -W switch to change the entire...

I've used the -W switch to change the entire working directory with good results. Good Windows practice would dictate using one of the special environment variables, such as %AppData% or...
Forum: Software 2010-04-05, 06:32
Replies: 17
Views: 6,795
Posted By Freightyard
Exclamation More important to realize is 25% = 1/4. Thus one...

More important to realize is 25% = 1/4. Thus one core of your quad-core processor is blocked by this process. Any other process on that core is effectively crippled.

When using Task Manager with a...
Forum: Software 2010-03-12, 14:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By Freightyard
LL Today, I realized ntprime64 was running...

LL

Today, I realized ntprime64 was running and I only experienced a "freeze" one time. Something's odd. The other day the freezes were very clearly connected to when P95 was executing.

I'm...
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