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Message 109876 - Posted: 26 Sep 2022, 13:54:20 UTC

Version: 7.20.2(x64)
OS Version: win10
Problem: my pc has 8 core i7 processors. i added a program named yoyo@home and set preferrences as below:
Processor usage
Suspend work while computer is on battery power?
(matters only for portable computers) yes
Suspend work while computer is in use? no
'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 3 minutes
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last
(Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers)
Enforced by version 5.10.14+ 7200 minutes
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave applications in memory while suspended?
(suspended applications will consume swap space if 'yes') no
Switch between applications every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 16 processors
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.6+ 100 percent of CPU time

Moreover i set the CPU util to 100% and time to 90% in the boinc manager.
But there is still only 4 processros running.

Event Log:
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.20.2 for windows_x86_64
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.84.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.12
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | Data directory: D:\BOINC\DATA
2022/9/26 21:31:01 | | Running under account Nicolas Franklin
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1050 (driver version 456.71, CUDA version 11.1, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 1911 GFLOPS peak)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1050 (driver version 456.71, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 1911 GFLOPS peak)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 (driver version 26.20.100.7325, device version OpenCL 2.1 NEO, 3231MB, 3231MB available, 211 GFLOPS peak)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 7.6.0.0814, device version OpenCL 2.1 (Build 0))
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Windows processor group 0: 8 processors
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Host name: DESKTOP
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9]
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.19044.00)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Memory: 7.89 GB physical, 16.89 GB virtual
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Disk: 931.51 GB total, 614.07 GB free
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Local time is UTC +8 hours
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | No WSL found.
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | yoyo@home | General prefs: from yoyo@home (last modified 26-Sep-2022 18:50:54)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | yoyo@home | Host location: none
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | yoyo@home | General prefs: using your defaults
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Reading preferences override file
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Preferences:
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | max memory usage when active: 3230.78 MB
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | max memory usage when idle: 5653.86 MB
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | max disk usage: 5.00 GB
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | don't use GPU while active
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 40%
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Setting up project and slot directories
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Checking active tasks
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | yoyo@home | URL http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/; Computer ID 514845; resource share 100
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Checking presence of 93 project files
2022/9/26 21:31:03 | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
2022/9/26 21:31:05 | yoyo@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2022/9/26 21:31:05 | yoyo@home | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU and Intel GPU
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | yoyo@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | yoyo@home | Project requested delay of 8 seconds
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | yoyo@home | General prefs: from yoyo@home (last modified 26-Sep-2022 21:11:44)
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | yoyo@home | Host location: none
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | yoyo@home | General prefs: using your defaults
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | Reading preferences override file
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | Preferences:
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | max memory usage when active: 3230.78 MB
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | max memory usage when idle: 5653.86 MB
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | max disk usage: 5.00 GB
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | don't use GPU while active
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 40%
2022/9/26 21:31:07 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
2022/9/26 21:37:01 | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
2022/9/26 21:37:01 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2022/9/26 21:37:02 | yoyo@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2022/9/26 21:37:02 | yoyo@home | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU and Intel GPU
2022/9/26 21:37:05 | yoyo@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2022/9/26 21:37:05 | yoyo@home | Project requested delay of 8 seconds
2022/9/26 21:38:15 | yoyo@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2022/9/26 21:38:15 | yoyo@home | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU and Intel GPU
2022/9/26 21:38:17 | yoyo@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2022/9/26 21:38:17 | yoyo@home | Project requested delay of 8 seconds
2022/9/26 21:41:20 | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
2022/9/26 21:41:30 | | Resuming computation
2022/9/26 21:42:00 | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
2022/9/26 21:42:11 | | Resuming computation
2022/9/26 21:44:12 | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
2022/9/26 21:44:22 | | Resuming computation
2022/9/26 21:46:13 | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
2022/9/26 21:46:23 | | Resuming computation
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Message 109877 - Posted: 26 Sep 2022, 15:51:18 UTC - in response to Message 109876.  

this is why:

suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 40%


you can increase this in your settings, or preferably stop whatever else on your system is using >40% of the CPU.
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