I have a 32bit I7 machine. I would like to know if I can assign a single cpu just for pro e? Would it make for better stable performance?
I concur with Bernie, and I have run the same tests (and other tests) myself.
Genrally, Hyper-threading "off" slightly improves performance and stability.
While ProE is predomiately single-threaded, from monitoring Windows Task Manager, I see that there is some indication that opening very large assemblies benefit (a little) from multiple CPU cores.
I have never been able to show a configuration where ProE is able to exercise Intel's "Turbo Boost" mode, where the CPU automatically overclocks by a multiplier or two.
27% cpu usage sounds like a situation with a quad-core cpu (or dual core, Hyperthreading "on").I don't undrestand how/why Windows sends xtop to the different cores, but the totalcpu usage endsup being 100% of a single core equivalent.
I am running:
windows 7 pro 64 bit
Xeon quad core E5507 2.27GHz
6 Gig Ram
Wildfire 4.0 M170
If I resume suppressed features it is really slow, I will watch the CPU Usage and the Memory in Windows Task Manager. CPU goes as high as 25% and the Memory 1.79Gb. It sure seems like their is a lot of resources not being used.
This computer is dedicated to running Pro E and nothing else, I have a second computer for running office applications.