Joined: 9 Oct 02
I have 4 CPU cores. So, like possibly many other helpers, I have excess CPU capacity when I am using my PC, as most of what I do is not very CPU intensive.
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Joined: 26 Jul 99
FWIW even on my single-CPU systems I have BOINC running all the time, and I never notice it, either at home or at work. When I monitor my CPU usage I see the science apps' share drop whenever the system or other applications show increased activity. So IMO—and assuming adequate cooling—there’s no need to place further restrictions on BOINC’s demands than its “nice” behaviour already does. And there’s always the “snooze” function, if you occasionally do something particularly CPU-intensive.
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