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Message 1908026 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 10:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 1908024.  

What seems to be happening is that if you snooze the GPU or it runs out of work, Boinc adds an extra CPU task to the mix until GPU work comes back. Is it supposed to do that?

Well, yeah.
You've set a maximum % for CPU usage. When the GPU stops processing, the CPU usage drops below that setting, so it picks up another CPU Work Unit to meet your settings.

I'd suggest using Process Explorer (or similar) to see what's happening as it groups all related processes together making it easier to see what's using what & how much. With Task Manager, they tend to be spread out making it harder to see the overall picture.
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Message 1908029 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 10:22:31 UTC - in response to Message 1908026.  

Process explorer? Ok, thanks I'll give it a try.
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Message 1908030 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 10:24:33 UTC - in response to Message 1908029.  

Process explorer? Ok, thanks I'll give it a try.


Yep, best to get it from the source.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer
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Message 1908044 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 23:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 1908003.  

is there a script to force a CPU core to a GPU? If I have an 4 core CPU but I only run 3 CPU tasks That in theory should leave 1 core free for a GPU except it doesn't. Task manager in Win 7 shows all 4 cores loaded evenly. So the GPU gets a bit of each of the cores not one to itself.


You can modify the app_config to include CPU usage, then to a max concurrent to 3 that will limit only 3 CPU work units and leave 1 cpu core for the GPU. Of course, you need to change use at most back up to 100%

I have it somewhere in an old folder, will need to dig it up for you.
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Message 1908059 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 1:38:37 UTC - in response to Message 1908008.  

I'm not sure if you need cpu version at the bottom or not. Also not sure if max concurrent will work. Would need to test this to see how it goes.

<app_config>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v8</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1.00</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>1.00</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>1.0</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
<max_concurrent>3</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v8</name>
<max_concurrent>3</max_concurrent>
</app>
<project_max_concurrent>4</project_max_concurrent>
</app_config>
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Message 1908102 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 5:42:22 UTC

Thank you for your time, appreciated.
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