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What will actually put my cpu at 100%

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November 27, 2008 11:01:46 AM

Hiya, besides prime95 or any other stress things I was just wondering how your cpu gets used 100%, because...

Prime95- 65c
Crysis- 57-60c
Far Cry 2- 56c
CSS- 55c

none of these are really that close to prime 95 (except Crysis which doesn't count)

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November 27, 2008 11:06:33 AM

probably things like compression and encoding will get you closest to 100%. or multitasking the above.
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November 27, 2008 11:43:07 AM

good call.

my folding at home (CPU & GPU at the same time) runs 60-70% cpu usage at "idle"
November 27, 2008 11:48:38 AM

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November 27, 2008 1:27:37 PM

try sisoftware sandra, its a benchmarking software, theres a benchmark called processor arithmetic which maxes out my cpu to 100% (both cores, and ive got a e6300 overclocked to 3ghz from 1.8ghz). Theres also tool within sandra called burn in computer , only select proccessor arithmetic from that list if you want it constantly at 100% and then run it.

you can download it here
http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?dir=dload&location...
November 27, 2008 2:13:49 PM

Folding@Home
November 27, 2008 3:18:24 PM

a malfunctioning windows driver
November 27, 2008 3:25:44 PM

I don't want to put it at 100% I just think that using prime to tell what it runs at what temp it runs on at max load is pointless if there are no programs that will actually put it at max load
November 27, 2008 3:29:55 PM

toms hardware uk site with gchq ad on it. Only a single thread though but impressive cpu usage for a frigging advert!!!!!
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November 27, 2008 3:36:03 PM

^+1 lol
November 27, 2008 4:33:22 PM

Ok, seriously - video editing and transcoding will eat all the cpu time you can give it. I transcode dvds to divx and the more cores the better. I belive supreme commander will use a lot of cores if you let it. Even if you dont max all cores doing one task, it is handy being able to do a cpu intensive task and play games will u wait
November 27, 2008 4:55:54 PM

bobbknight said:
a malfunctioning windows driver

Lol
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