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Set to GPU only, but still getting alot of CPU usage?

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New to BIONICing here, i'm doing Milkyway. I set preferences to GPU only but i'm still getting 60% CPU usage. is this normal?

Also I have an old 8500gt, is there a way I can set that up to run SETI on the GPU only?
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Hi mate and welcome aboard

Go to the actual project page of the project (not the BAM page) and log in with your account details. Then find the link that says something like:
Change milkyway@home project settings

Click that and you will see the basic settings for that specific project. Click "edit" and then deselect the "CPU" options, so that ONLY the "use GPU" options are selected.

Then save it and in your BOINC client manager, go to the "project" tab and click "update" for that project.

It will update and your new saved settings for that project will be used, which is only GPU and no CPU
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Did u attach to the project in the BOINC Manager before you changed the settings on the project website?
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Here are some screen shots. As you can see with CPU enabled It stays at 100%, but with CPU disabled it still Hovers around 60%. There is nothing running in the background and SETI is suspended as you can see.

CPU ON


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Got it working for some reason it didn't update my settings.

I also got the 8500gt going on its own. but it's not doing much lol.
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