Thread: CPU usage
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Old 2003-11-18, 20:39   #3
TauCeti
 
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Default Re: CPU usage

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Originally posted by Unregistered
I am currently running prime95 on the side but primarily do a lot of processor-intensive work during the day, although not every day. I'd like to be able to pause/halt prime95 while I'm running only specific programs. Can I do this?
You can use test/stop anytime you like.

But Prime95 is one of the most benign applications known to me. I have never encountered a performance problem with prime95 in all the years since 1997.

I suspected some cache-thrashing using prime95 and 'normal' programs but never had a measurable performance dip doing so.
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