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Message 83392 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 14:05:27 UTC

Would it be possible to add a setting to configure different Usage Limits depending on whether the computer is in use or not? For example, when "In Use" the CPU time could be 35% but when no "In Use" the CPU time could be 85%.

The reason is that my machines have plenty of spare processing available, so I tend to leave boinc running all the time but at a low CPU time mainly to keep fan noise low. When I walk away from my machine for awhile, I wouldn't care if boinc ramped up.
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Message 83393 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 14:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 83392.  

Many times before requested, possible already exists as a feature request in Github development, ignored or forgotten. (BOINC has a function to pause if your 'user' needs are above N%. I've got it set at 50%, so the crunching is maximized without impairing when having heavy usage)
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Message 83394 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 14:12:57 UTC - in response to Message 83392.  

That is about the oldest request for BOINC: Issue #41: differentiate between number of CPUs to use in idle and busy mode. No time line when it will be added. If you know of a programmer who can do it, ask them.
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