View Full Version : CPU cooling program ????

02-04-01, 02:36 PM
Lot's of us use them,
They work by issuing the cpu the halt command which shows up on a resource meter as 100% usage.
What they do is idle your cpu whild not in use to keep it running cooler.
My question is how does this affect the console version of F@H since it run's on extra cpu cycles?
Would it be beneficial to disable this software for this project if it is not needed for say overclocked units that really need the cooling?

02-04-01, 02:47 PM
um, to my knowledge the Console version runs all the time=100% CPU Usage

[ 02-04-2001: Message edited by: balakov10 ]

02-04-01, 02:55 PM
Comparisons of Colling programs, performance, commands per millisec. etc.. (http://www-student.informatik.uni-bonn.de/~canavan/wateridle.html)

02-06-01, 08:08 AM
If you are running windows millenium or 2k then it already has one of those HLT programs built in, windows 98 and older dont have them.

Just in case you didnt know :D

02-06-01, 09:02 AM
Those cooling proggys use the HLT command when a CPU cycle is idle, but since Folding/SETI/etc. use all the idle cycles, there are no more idle cycles. Thus, the cooling proggy's don't have any effect.