Joined: 4 May 20
I am currently having to throttle CPU usage to keep temperatures down. (I have another thread open on the temp problem and wont bore you with that).
So, I have been tinkering for days with max CPU frequency at the hardware level, number of cores, percentage, etc.
For reference CPU is FX8350 8 cores, 1 thread per core, 4 ghz.
Since this is my work desktop, I want to try and keep the max frequency at 4ghz so I while working it's nice and responsive.
A while ago I found that running 6 cores at 45% of the time was a sweet spot. Everything was at most points, and lowest overall temp.
Today I found that when I specify 45%, the average CPU that it was actually using was around 6%.
If I changed it to 35% then usage was a steady 35%
If I changed it to 50% then usage was a steady 50%
change it to 45% and it's back down to a steady 6%
Very odd. Has anyone else reported this?
My current workaround is to run 2 cores at full tilt.
Joined: 28 Mar 20
My current workaround is to run 2 cores at full tilt.It's generally best to run less cores at full sped than to set "Use at most 100 % of CPU time" to anything other than 100% The smaller you set that percentage, the longer it will take to actually process a Task.
Joined: 22 Aug 06
I agree, seems a very odd and unexpected result. Is it possible that you found a sweet spot on a power saver setting or something?
I also agree that running less CPUs at 100% is a better way to achieve the result. Helps improve your memory and L2/L3 cache utilization. Sort of helps the machine concentrate on a smaller number of things.
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