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Message 14659 - Posted: 7 Aug 2004, 23:09:03 UTC

I use a Pentium 4 2.8GHz Prescott supporting Hyper-Threading Technology. I set it up so BOINC/Seti@Home only runs when my conputer is idle for at least 3 minutes. As soon as BOINC starts my processor would run at maximum capacity causing it to run hotter and hottr, making my CPU fan get faster and faster and louder and louder.
Is there any way to make BOINC use a specific percentage of CPU capacity only?
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Message 14681 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 3:27:15 UTC

From what I have read about the Prescott it tends to run very hot. One way to lessen the load would be to set your preferences to 1 CPU, then you would be only using 50% of the processor instead of 100%. If you could add more case fans that would be another option.
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Message 15667 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 2:03:52 UTC

You are not by any chance running Intel Active Monitor? It sets off alarms when possible overheating is occuring. I've been advised by my PC supplier that they no longer recommend it as it sets itself too low and causes unnecessary panic.
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Message 15687 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 3:18:54 UTC - in response to Message 14681.  

> From what I have read about the Prescott it tends to run very hot. One way to
> lessen the load would be to set your preferences to 1 CPU, then you would be
> only using 50% of the processor instead of 100%. If you could add more case
> fans that would be another option.
>
>


HUH!!!! does not work that way dude, it still runs at 100% jeeezzzzz

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Message 15691 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 3:20:29 UTC
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How hot does it get? My p4 3.0 runs about 120f under 100% load..... and I have HT disabled....

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Message 15692 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 3:22:11 UTC

"Is there any way to make BOINC use a specific percentage of CPU capacity only?"
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No, there is not.

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