Hi, and thanks for the guy that explained cores and threads and how there MIGHT be an issue with the i7, and for the gamers confirming this resolved issues with stuttering performance, and big thanks
for the how to add cpu parking control to control panel
I've landed here because my performance sucks - boot time is ok because pretty much nothing is loading (fresh build and configuring for best performance, disabling all superfluous functions), but even flash games stutter in chrome!
I have a dell xps l502x with 8gb of ram. My brother shows up the other day with his new toshiba hermann, and ok his (radeon?) graphics outperforms my nvidia geforce 540m, but we're playing flash games
Every time I check my CPU performance half are parked, and ok maybe that's intelligent by design, and they are used only when needed... but I've yet to see them in use.
I don't know what (if any) correlation there is between fan noise and parking / other CPU config settings, but for now I'm happy to learn of the reg fix to add that option... and the parkcontrol
app looks like a well implemented solution...
If anyone has a suggestion of some
computational-test, or memtest (or other) instructions on how to see if CPU parking is affecting your performance
, that'd be great.
Approaching with caution (so many of these *tweaks* are just hot air - tried this
to try and make use of all 8Gb of RAM (usually 7.9 reportedly available?!)... and it went down to 6.5 available...
If I get any
results (ie data, preferably of the hard variety) I'll post.