Hey guys, nuB folder here
I searched and found info on running multiple instances with HT processors, and how to put them in separate directories and what-not, but I'm curious about something...
I'm running an i7 920; 4 physical cores, each with hyper threading; so Windows sees it as 8 cores, but that's neither here nor there...
I use Everest Ultimate and monitor my CPU usage, memory usage, and get a general idea of my temps, and keep them up on my desktop on the sidebar.
Now, I noticed that if I start up a few FAH clients and change the Machine ID's to 1, 3, 5, and 7 (all the odd number's cores; just so happens to be the actualy physical cores), it really starts to make use of ALL the cores, which is good, that's what I was going for.
On top of that, I'm running a GPU client on machine ID 8, but that really doesn't make too much use of the CPU as it does the GPU.
But what I'm wondering is, will this really change my PPD much?
It's looking like just off the one CPU client and the one GPU client, this computer's going to turn out just under 800 PPD; about 400 from the CPU, and 400 from the GPU, roughly. But can I stack these up and really use this i7 and turn out some serious numbers like this?
Proof of concept here; obviously not efficient, having all the displays up and showing
but you see what I'm doing here; I showed the hidden icons in the lower right to show the running FAH clients as well. Note that I had just made the changes to the configuration, so most of them had restarted and were getting work from the server; it doesn't stay at 29%, lol, it's running at about 54% right now with all of them going.
I haven't noticed and ill side effects yet; the computer's still running just fine; no stumbles or hesitations yet, but the CPU's only running at about half tilt
But I was just curious if anyone's experimented with this yet on the i7's. I mean, I'm sure there's probably a bunch of you that have, but I'm just wandering if I can expect a good size growth in PPD running this setup. After all, that's what it's all about right? the competition?