[RC5] Win95/98 users take note:

nfo at deskmail.com nfo at deskmail.com
Thu Jan 28 11:51:15 EST 1999


Do you miss the priority function that was available last in ~ version 
417? A program called "wstart" available from 
http://www.winfiles.com can give it back. It's a program launcher 
app that lets you use command line switches to set the priority of 
Win95/98 programs just like you can with the task manager in NT.
On busy systems like mine, it can give you a substantial increase 
in keyrate while you're doing other things.
The speed increase is not without tradeoffs. The latency will be 
slightly increased  on your other apps. If keyrate is more important 
to you than minor system slowdowns then you might want to 
consider this program.

Personal results on my 486/dx4-100:

night rate (system idle) ~92 kkeys/s
day rate (without wstart) ~70 kkeys/s
day rate (with wstart set to "high") ~82 kkeys/s

Thats roughly a 15% increase in keyrate while system is loaded.
Your results may vary.

Something to think about :)


Scott/NFO

Put your idle CPU cycles to good use:
http://www.distributed.net

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