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I have winRar right now (64 bit) and I dont see my cpu going above 45% on extracting files... is this bottle neck my hard drive? I was doing it on my 5400RPM green 2TB drive...
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The bottleneck exists on the hard drive as it is by far the slowest part of a computer. I never see very high CPU usage when unraring myself and I have a pretty beastly storage setup.
    
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I know on 7zip I could use all 8 threads of my computer in the setup.
    
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Hm... maybe I should try 7zip... does it tax your system more than 50%?
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I use 7-zip and it doesn't come close to maxing my system (~30%). The bottleneck is in your hard drive.
    
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yeah the hard drive handles all of that stuff. both of my cores dont go up much but my hdd light is forever on while unraring.
 
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post #7 of 14
try 7zip

though it seems to fill out your ram more than tax the CPU.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
try 7zip
i agree try 7zip:link;http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
try 7zip

though it seems to fill out your ram more than tax the CPU.
kinda like RAMdisk
makes me want 12GB of RAM
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post #10 of 14
WinRAR is already multithreaded - the only reason you're not seeing high CPU usage is because your HDD isn't feeding your CPU data fast enough.
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