rc5 impact on computer?
I just started rc5 and I like it. I administer approximately 20 computers at work. Most of them are between pentium 90's to pentium 2 266's, with a few faster 300 mhz + machines. All of them have at least 32 mb of ram. My question is if I were to put rc5 on these machines, in hidden mode, would it bother the users of the computers in any way, ie slow them down while doing other things? I put seti on the pc's when it first came out, but had to take it off because it was causing problems even though was set as screen saver only mode. It would cause some of the pc's to lock up or act really strange after the screen saver kicked in.
I've placed it on several PC's hidden. It will not slow down PC's. I've noticed a couple of lock ups during a week period. But that's about it. Not to say user installed programs didn't contribute either.
the only problem is on overclock PC's...it will generate extra heat, but if they are not overclocked, no problem
I put it on every computer. Work computers, servers, even the pproxy is still running the rc5 client.
Have not noticed a problem other then two computers that had sick windows installs. Which the usual format and rebuild, fixed. But that happens to every computer that runs MS software.
I have 3 assimilated machines and RC5 doesnt seem to get in the way of anything I use at work. It seems polite enough to stop when I run database queries and other intensive stuff where I need CPU time. I do stop it before I play games at home though.
SETI on the other hand, IMHO, is the resource-sucking *****app of the demon overlord. I killed it after a couple of days because a) it got in the way all the time b) it doesnt do blocks as fast [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks for all the replies. I will try to get all the computers at work going this week. I hope it will be a significant help to our team.
make sure you install the cli version and not the gui version, as the gui version has some kind of memory leak and eats slows a computer right down after running for 24 hours or so... the cli version does not have this problem...
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