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Need an Expert on Waterfall Cooling Program !!

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buff

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Jan 13, 2001
Thanks for looking, I was reading that Waterfall has a very small footprint and no drain on system resources, but when i use it my Active Cpu program shows my Cpu at 100 %.
Can antone shed some light on this.
Thank you.
PIII 550 100/5.5
Asus P3B-F
384 Ram
 

Big Mike

Senior Head of Import Performance
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Location
Fort Wayne, IN
First off how these cooling programs work: newer processors have a special HLT <halt> instruction which tells them not to do anything, which causes them not to heat up, what these cooling programs do is use all available cycles to send HLT commands, so the system shows up as 100% cpu utilization all the time. You should see the temps drop despite the 100% cpu usage, its just the nature of how these programs work, they only grab cycles that no other program uses (they run only on idle cycles). For some strange reason none of these work with Athlon/Duron processors, but at any rate your situation is completely normal, as long as the temps are dropping everything is fine.
 
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buff

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Thanks for setting my mind at ease... I did notice a difference with Waterfall pro, and even a bigger one with rain. Just wanted to be sure i wasn't overloading my Cpu.
Again Thanks for the info.
 

Jon

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Location
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Just make sure you guys don't run these programs on Win2K or NT systems. They will corrupt system files and are not needed since NT based systems already use HLT commands.

Don't know what you run, just a warning.
 
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buff

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Jon (Jan 24, 2001 03:54 p.m.):
Just make sure you guys don't run these programs on Win2K or NT systems. They will corrupt system files and are not needed since NT based systems already use HLT commands.

Don't know what you run, just a warning.
Windows 98, thank you anyway.