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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

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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.

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Message 1107324 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 16:38:35 UTC - in response to Message 1107285.


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.

Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)

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