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does going from 100% 2600k usage to idle hurt your cpu?

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does stopping folding for a few minutes, or a minute, and restarting hurt your cpu? making it go from using 100% to 5%, then back to 100%?
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Nothing to worry about. As far as I know there isn't the surge like when you first start and even that doesn't really matter anymore.
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does stopping folding for a few minutes, or a minute, and restarting hurt your cpu? making it go from using 100% to 5%, then back to 100%?
No, it shouldn't
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Why would it hurt your CPU? That is like saying that turn your facet from full blast to off with cause your house to explode.
 
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Why would it hurt your CPU? That is like saying that turn your facet from full blast to off with cause your house to explode.
+1 ^9000th
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Why would it hurt your CPU? That is like saying that turn your facet from full blast to off with cause your house to explode.
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+1 ^9000th
you realize that 1^9000 is still just one right? :-P
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It helps it if anything, when it down clocks it actually running at lower speeds so it will last longer, a lot longer.
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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx View Post
you realize that 1^9000 is still just one right? :-P
Yes, but it is ^9000th
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the usage percentage you see is a sluggy average, your cpu goes through dozens of cycles of near idling every second even when it shows 100% utilization under most workloads.

Also 100% is a very loose term - imagine 2 programs doing a loop of i++, one of them uses simd to do it 8 times more then the other program thus doing 8 times more work yet both use 100% cpu.
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