computer working too hard


log in

Advanced search

Questions and Answers : Preferences : computer working too hard

Author Message
BHLD
Send message
Joined: 1 Jan 01
Posts: 1
Credit: 299,144
RAC: 34
United States
Message 1107285 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 15:23:31 UTC

my computer seems to be working extra hard. the fan kicks in often ( or maybe just goes to a faster speed ) where do i go in preferences to slow it down
____________

OzzFan
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 02
Posts: 13307
Credit: 27,878,455
RAC: 15,877
United States
Message 1107314 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 16:32:22 UTC - in response to Message 1107285.

Go to your Preferences, find the option "Use at most X% of CPU time" with the description "Can be used to reduce heat". By default X = 100%. Change it to something like 75% or 50%. Save your preferences.

The next time BOINC checks for more work, it will notice that your preferences have changed and it will automatically download the new preferencs and begin using them immediately.

Profile Gundolf Jahn
Send message
Joined: 19 Sep 00
Posts: 3184
Credit: 354,976
RAC: 22
Germany
Message 1107324 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 16:38:35 UTC - in response to Message 1107285.

It's

Use at most __% of CPU time
Can be used to reduce CPU heat
in your Computing preferences.

But first see if removing the dust bunnies helps reducing the noise.

There's also an external tool (TThrottle) that works "better" than the builtin BOINC throttle mechanism.

Gruß,
Gundolf
____________
Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)

SETI@home classic workunits 3,758
SETI@home classic CPU time 66,520 hours

Questions and Answers : Preferences : computer working too hard

Copyright © 2014 University of California