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Done, It is include in the  1.59 version. ;D
Wish List / Re: A few minor changes
May 30, 2009, 06:37:14 AM
--> A check for whether or not a value for "Set Core" is present when Auto-Active is clicked (gave me an exception when there was no value present)
I can't reproduce this, can you tell me exactly what you did to let TThrottle crash.
But in any case it put in an extra check, in case the box is empty.
Quote from: Soulmech on May 30, 2009, 05:41:08 AM
Quote from: benDan on March 09, 2009, 04:21:40 PM
Actually I was only using the astropulse task as an example of a larger problem. I run BOINC in the background 24/7 and virus scans, disk defrags, internet explorer, and other tasks can push the temp accross the line even if boink programs are throttled back.
What I was asking for was a way to cut back on ANY high usage process if the temp got into the danger zone. This would be valuable for more than BOINC users.
I think this would be a great feature, as it would help me out as well.

If this is done though, it would be a good idea to add a "whitelist" for processes such as media players or web browsers that you want to exclude from the auto-detection feature.

The first item is on the todo list and I will check that when I have the time.
The second item is on the list now
Quote from: Soulmech on May 30, 2009, 05:50:42 AM
I can assist with the Spanish translation. I'm not a native speaker, but my family speaks some Spanish at home, and I have taken classes for a few years.
You can check the program for translations error, two always see more than one. I'm sure Corsair, who does the translation, doesn't mind if you give him some suggestions.
It should be fully Spanish as from 1.58
Wish List / Re: Fan 'control'
May 30, 2009, 06:14:38 AM
Quote from: Soulmech on May 30, 2009, 05:39:23 AM
I don't know much about hardware, but I can imagine that this is very machine-specific. Speedfan, a temperature monitor and fan regulator, allows the user to import configurations that are specific to that model of motherboard. Whether or not there is a more coarse-grained approach, I don't know.
Indeed very specific to the machine. And I personally don't like the idea, because you could easily get conflicts between other programs/drivers. You could even damage your computer if the fan doesn't work correctly.
Wish List / Re: A few minor changes
May 30, 2009, 06:10:41 AM
--> A check for whether or not a value for "Set Core" is present when Auto-Active is clicked (gave me an exception when there was no value present)
Thanks I added this to my bug list.
-->An easy way to add TThrottle to system startup, preferably as a service so that you don't have to login to run the program.
For now you have to add it to the "startup" manually so it starts automatically.
But it is on my todo list
-->An auto-conversion for "Set Core" when "View degrees in Fahrenheit" is changed. This would help to keep an inattentive user from allowing their system to heat up when the maximum temperature goes from 170F to 170C
I added this to my bug list.
-->Whenever TThrottle tries to monitor more than 6 processes at once, it crashes. Given that I have Folding@Home running alongside BOINC alongside P2P clients, I would like to be able to throttle more than 6 processes.
This I can't reproduce. I have TThrottle running on a 8 processor system with 2 Gpu's, so that's 10 programs/processes running.
What crashes; TThrottle or a program? Can you give me more details about what happens.
Signed drivers 32/64 are now in the regular installer as of V 1.58
Signed drivers 32/64 are now in the regular installer as of V 1.58
Quote from: benDan on May 22, 2009, 11:32:32 PM
I works fine now ... Win7 doesn't gag atall!

Way to go!
A was a bit worried about Win 7 but as it has the same kernel as Vista.
That's one mayor installation problem solved.  ::)
Questions / Re: ATI GPU status not shown
May 22, 2009, 03:13:07 PM
Quote from: Corsair on May 22, 2009, 02:35:36 PM
Hi Fred,

as you said and I've check about CUDA is only for NVIDIA GPU, but as
"Whish List" could be fine to have at least the status/Temperature of
ATI GPUs, just for info, with no Throttle as there is no way of Throttling
it, because there is no BOINC software designed at this moment.  :'(

Cheears all, Corsair.

P.D. English is not my mother tongue, but for my job I've to work everyday,
everytime in English, as I'm a mariner and as captain of Tankers (Oil, Gas,
Chemicals) this of Throttling a valve (word, action) is the most frequent in
Loading and unloading a vessel, the point is that I never care about the
traslation to Spanish, becuase I've always been with non Spanish crews and
I know the meaning (in English) and the effects, and some days ago I look for
in the dictionary for the proper translation of such word, when I saw that I nearly
cried "regular (verb), regulador (name)", that's life when we mix our native
language with others that we use to use frequently, something like Spanglish.  ;)
It's on the wish list.
And I posted a signed driver in the FAQ board.

English is not my mother tongue; but as long as we understand each other.
But I stay in the US a couple of months a year so that helps some. ;D
Good sailing, even without a sail but you never know, as they start equipping (freight) ships with sails again.
FAQ / Signed drivers
May 22, 2009, 03:04:36 PM
Signed drivers 32/64 are now part of the regular installer as of V 1.58.

Run sigverif to check if the drivers are signed.
This is the driver I signed, it passed all my test, but I don't have W7 yet.
Download this. Copy it into the efmer/tthrottle directory. Start installdriver and choose remove. Start installdriver again and choose install.
Perhaps this will work ;D.
Warning: This is the 64Bit driver !
FAQ / Cuda Tab
May 21, 2009, 10:37:47 AM
Everything in this Tab is a bit experimental so take extra care and report any problems to me.

When clicking on this tab you get the message:

You need to enable TThrottle by setting "Auto Active" otherwise this will not work.
If you don't need the throttle set the temperatures to a high setting.

"Enable Graph"
A graph is drawn of the total runtime (process and threads).
The white line is the overall total run time so far, in a percentage of the core run time.
The yellow line is the actual run time per second, in a percentage of the core run time.

"Enable Text"
Text is displayed, with info about the Process and its Threads.
You can see the Kernel (Windows) and User (Program) run time as well as the current priority assigned to the process and its threads.

Priority setting: See other chapter in this forum

Feature supported as of V 1.58

Checkout the manual:
You need to enable TThrottle by setting "Auto Active" otherwise this will not work.

The CPU/GPU feeder program, called something like MB_6.08_CUDA.exe, feeds the CPU with data (CUDA).

To keep the GPU busy it is essential that the CPU keeps sending data as fast as possible, failing to do so can mean that less work is done.
TThrottle has a tab called "Thread" and a priority setting. Normal this is set to "Keep" this means TThrottle doesn't change a thing.
By clicking on "Text" you can see the current priority settings of the program and its threads.
Elevating the priority  to "Below Normal" or "Normal" can get you a better feeding of the GPU.
The downside is that other programs get less time assigned, so this may cause the keyboard to freeze at times. If this features gives some results (feedback please) I will add a method to switch this on, only when the computer is not in use.

:o WARNING: A priority setting above Normal may create an instable system as there may not be enough time for other critical tasks! So be aware of the danger. A higher setting than normal is only to be used on a system with at least 4 cores and even than the results may be unpredictable.

Thread: Is a program started by the main program.

Priority: The higher the priority the more likely the program or threads get time assigned to it to run.
From high to low the priorities are: High - Above Normal - Normal - Below normal - Low (idle).
Idle threads run only when the system is not busy with anything else. This is the normal project setting of projects running in BOINC.

PID: Program identifier, all running programs and threads have a unique number assigned to it.

Kernel: The Windows program doing something for the program or thread.
User: The program or thread itself.

Feature supported as of V 1.58

Checkout the manual:

As of version 1.73 this feature is no longer part of the default installation. On the download page look for TThrottle Special Edition.

A stand alone version is now available:
Quote from: benDan on May 20, 2009, 06:42:14 PM
Correction ... F8 will work, I just tried it again.
My bad, but not acceptable for an unattended number cruncher that may reboot after power outage.
I had hoped to set up a Windows 7 computer this week. But the new computer is still not here....hopefully soon.
The order for a signing certificate is send and paid, so I have to wait for the approval. So maybe there is a signed driver before the end of the month.
You have to live with the F8 key for a couple of days. ;D