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Every now and then when I have the CPU set for 100% and the GPU being utilized, my system gets very sluggish. I've tested it with the GPU at stock and overclocked, and it only seems to happen when the card is being used. Right now, I've got CPU usage at 100% and the card usage turned off, but once I turn it on, everything gets sluggish. Anybody else experience this?

Seems to be when a GPUGrid workload is running.
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That's normal for several projects. It's a pain, and a downside to using your everyday PC as a BOINC PC. You'll find GPUGrid, Distrtgen, Milkyway and a lot of the heavy GPU projects will lag your PC pretty badly.

So no, it's not a fault of any of your hardware, just the way it is for some projects.
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That's normal for several projects. It's a pain, and a downside to using your everyday PC as a BOINC PC. You'll find GPUGrid, Distrtgen, Milkyway and a lot of the heavy GPU projects will lag your PC pretty badly.
So no, it's not a fault of any of your hardware, just the way it is for some projects.

Thanks. I was kind of thinking that, but nice to hear it from someone else.
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No prob, thanks for the +rep smile.gif
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the world community grid cancer project lags me terribly
yet some gpu projects like einstein and albert barely lag my system at all despite using like 98% of my gpu
just how they are coded i guess
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I usually don't notice any lag with moo, but that maybe due to leaving 1 core free.
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Would it be possible to change my HDMI cable to the intel integrated GPU port on my motherboard and continue to crunch HCC WU on my 6870?

This would allow my to crunch 24/7 on it as opposed to stopping it each time I want to do anything on my computer. Could I just change it back when I wanted to game?
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Quote:
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Would it be possible to change my HDMI cable to the intel integrated GPU port on my motherboard and continue to crunch HCC WU on my 6870?
This would allow my to crunch 24/7 on it as opposed to stopping it each time I want to do anything on my computer. Could I just change it back when I wanted to game?

Don't see why not. I've done that on several boards and the only problem came from OLDER BOINC versions that misread the GPU ram size since the Mobo had AMD/ATI integrated video.

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Would it be possible to change my HDMI cable to the intel integrated GPU port on my motherboard and continue to crunch HCC WU on my 6870?
This would allow my to crunch 24/7 on it as opposed to stopping it each time I want to do anything on my computer. Could I just change it back when I wanted to game?
a lot of the newer motherboards will disable the integrated gpu if it detects a gpu in the pciex slot. might want to check on that.
    
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Just tried it out by switching the HDMI cable from my AMD 6870 to the Integrated GPU.

Seems to work great, its still crunching on my 6870 but I no longer have any lag in windows or when watching videos. I just have to remember to switch the cables back when I want to game
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