[RC5] How to configure client to leave idle CPU time?

Ray Booysen rj_booysen at rjb.za.net
Tue Sep 7 11:52:06 EDT 2004


Wacław Schiller wrote:

>On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 23:18:07 +0800, Elektron <elektron_rc5 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
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>>>About month ago ;)
>>>It's just that it's a bit too hot for this CPU & fan. And I'm not 
>>>buying a new fan for
>>>a box on which nothing CPU-eating except dnetc is run. Hell, the most 
>>>CPU-eating
>>>apps there are browser and solitare.
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>>Not really. dnet doesn't use the FPU, so it probably doesn't use quite as much power as
>>it could. But for an old-ish computer, running it specifically for dnetc doesn't seem
>>worthwhile.
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>It's not that old ;) It's an Athlon XP, that is just used mainly to launch an SQL querry 
>at a remote server and to play solitare waiting for this querry to finish.
>And I'm not running it specifically for dnetc. I've just installed it and told not to 
>change anything in usage. The querries run for a few hours sometimes, during which 
>the CPU really has nothing to do.
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>>>Maybe, I haven't investigated that. It was installed by a person who 
>>>should know
>>>how to do it, but I haven't checked myself, so I'm not sure ;) Maybe 
>>>I'll do it when
>>>I have some time.
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>>You could just check the CPU fan, or replace it with a better one. There's also the
>>motherboard temperature to look at.
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>Only other temperature the MB software shows is circa 20deg lower then the CPU one.
>And when I noticed the CPU reaching 78 I've paused dnetc for 3 minutes, which
>lowered thes to 70. The temperature was raising slower and slower, I just didn't check 
>if 78 was stable or growing very very slowly.
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Ouch! The Maximum an XP can go is 85 degrees.  I would seriously have a 
look at what is causing that high temperature.  Are you sure that the 
temperature monitor that you are using is giving a correct reading?


>>Running with the case open is a good way to keep things cool, actually (unless the
>>airflow design is very efficient, which it usually isn't).
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>Unless the user complains about noise. I got used to it, but can't force others.
>Torinthiel
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