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Message 4569 - Posted: 4 Jun 2016, 14:50:13 UTC
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I run BOINC on an HP Envy with an i7 processor. It has 4 cores and 8 logical processors by description. In computing preferences there are options for 'Processor Usage,' two of which are 'On multiprocessors, use at most' and 'On multiprocessors, use at most (enforced by version 6.1+)'. I keep BOINC current and wonder if I only have to consider the second of these two options or do I need to set both to restrict processor use on my machine. Do these options refer to processor cores or logical processors?
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Message 4629 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 17:19:29 UTC - in response to Message 4569.

I run BOINC on an HP Envy with an i7 processor. It has 4 cores and 8 logical processors by description. In computing preferences there are options for 'Processor Usage,' two of which are 'On multiprocessors, use at most' and 'On multiprocessors, use at most (enforced by version 6.1+)'. I keep BOINC current and wonder if I only have to consider the second of these two options or do I need to set both to restrict processor use on my machine. Do these options refer to processor cores or logical processors?

They refer to your 8 logical prozessors and yes, you only need to set the second of these parameters

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