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Old 2011-07-16, 06:03   #1
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Does prime95 limit the number of worker windows I can have running?
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Old 2011-07-16, 07:49   #2
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IIRC, 32 worker windows is the current limit.
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Old 2011-07-16, 08:33   #3
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IIRC? Why is it only allowing me to run 4 then?
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Old 2011-07-16, 08:39   #4
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Ok, quick research on my hex box indicates that the maximum number of worker windows is the lesser of (a) number of logical processors or (b) 32.

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Old 2011-07-16, 15:11   #5
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You don't want it to run more than the number of cores that you have. If you have hyperthreading on, you can run 2x the number of physical cores, but often there will be no net improvement.
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Old 2011-07-16, 15:58   #6
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Hyperthreading reduces the overhead of switching tasks, since it makes context switches faster, but not the amount of time required to do the tasks.
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