[RC5] Slow?

Bjoern Martin boris59 at gmx.net
Thu Oct 4 22:00:58 EDT 2001

>You should never change the priority of the the client.  Doing so will not 
>increase your keyrate, it will only slow down the responsiveness of the 
>computer when you try to use it for anything else.  Setting the priority 
>too high could actually prevent the OS from getting enough cycles to do 
>its work.  Even when running at the lowest priority, the client will use 
>all CPU cycles not being used for other tasks.

And here's some numbers: my PIII-800 WinNT4 box at work had
an uptime of 22 days up to now with the client running
nonstop. During that time the idle process got as much as 8
minutes of the cpu time. That's about 0.025% of the cpu



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