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CNC_Kid  
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 22, 2018 4:56:20 PM(UTC)
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So, my new system is a Win10-pro-64bit with lots of SSD and RAM, with a decent nvidia card and zeon cpu.

Come to find out there are some things th OS simply does not do during install that makes things run better/faster.

Look into setting Large System Cache to "1", and then set your L2 and L3 cache numbers correctly (some cpu do not have L3).
But see this writeup. https://pandoon.info/en/...s-l2-et-l3-de-son-cpu-3/

I did not yet fully benchmark, but things seem to fly faster now (CAD seems better, opening apps is faster, computations on data seems faster, etc).
VCpro v11-1417
Win10Pro 32GB
Xeon E3-1270-v3 3.5GHz
Asrock Extreme 9ac
Samsung SSD RAID5
nvidia GTX760
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#2 Posted : Friday, March 08, 2019 6:29:12 PM(UTC)
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Hello Kid..

Any ideas on optimizing CPU cash on Macs?
CNC_Kid  
#3 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 9:54:42 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PRP Go to Quoted Post
Hello Kid..

Any ideas on optimizing CPU cash on Macs?


I do not know directly, but you should look through the Apple developer docs
https://developer.apple....ormance/Performance.html

And also visit some of the Apple developer forums.
VCpro v11-1417
Win10Pro 32GB
Xeon E3-1270-v3 3.5GHz
Asrock Extreme 9ac
Samsung SSD RAID5
nvidia GTX760
CNC_Kid  
#4 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 6:09:56 PM(UTC)
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Here's another tip.

I start programs that need the most attention of CPU & RAM using PowerShell script. As example, my video editing software, along with my VCprov11, start up and then change to AboveNormal priority. This actually makes these programs run better for you. I also tune out the realtime component of AV software where these programs create files as they run (aka "working files" that come and go).

So to make this all ez from a "click" perspective I use PowerShell script (below). For VCpro it's fairly ez as it does not spawn additional process like my video editing software does.

Default Win10 powershell policy is to not allow any user to just dbl-click a powershell script and run, which is good. So you need to right click the shortcut you make and select "run with powershell" option.

1) create the .ps1 script (notepad is fine, but if you know how to use the PS ISE editor then use that so you can edit and test more easily and see errors if they occur).
2) then create a shortcut to that .ps1 file. You can change the icon when creating the shortcut, just browse to your program exe file and select it.

The path to your program may be different, just be sure the path is right, and the name of the EXE file is correct in line 3.
Quote:
& "C:\Program Files\Punch! Software\ViaCAD Pro 11\exe\ViaCADPRO.exe";
Start-Sleep -Second 5;
Get-WmiObject Win32_process -filter 'name = "ViaCADPRO.exe"' | foreach-object { $_.SetPriority(32768) };
exit


There's a short pause in there because the script can run faster than the time it takes for the EXE to get fully loaded into the OS. You can test with AboveNormal and High, do not use Realtime

For reference (SetPriority values):
256 Realtime
128 High
32768 Above normal
32 Normal
16384 Below normal
64 Low


VCpro v11-1417
Win10Pro 32GB
Xeon E3-1270-v3 3.5GHz
Asrock Extreme 9ac
Samsung SSD RAID5
nvidia GTX760
CNC_Kid  
#5 Posted : Thursday, June 04, 2020 10:34:24 AM(UTC)
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Also try setting the "customize graphics performance preference" in the Display Settings of Win10.

right click desktop --> display settings, scroll to bottom and select Graphics Settings, browse to the EXE and then set it to High Performance.

It's a bit confusing, because apps that already use OpenGL or the like should already be using GPU's to the best of their ability.
VCpro v11-1417
Win10Pro 32GB
Xeon E3-1270-v3 3.5GHz
Asrock Extreme 9ac
Samsung SSD RAID5
nvidia GTX760
Art Smith  
#6 Posted : Friday, June 05, 2020 7:03:38 PM(UTC)
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like CNC_Kid, I recently upgraded my computer hardware to better address my current CAD and emerging CFD requirements. the dual requirements set drove me in a slightly different direction:

SharkCAD Pro v12 (1543) with DAR's current AeroPack
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Core i9-9900KS; 8 cores at 5GHz concurrently (think very large water cooler AND concurrent Linux partition)
64GB DDR4 2666Mhz
4TB Samsung SSD Raid5 array
8TB Western Digital Gold HDD Raid5 array
NVIDIA GTX1080
two 55" 4K monitors

running SharkCAD Pro from the SSD array does wonders for loading and saving time. the faster CPU with more memory helps execution time. however, the most noticeable improvement in performance and productivity comes from the two 4K monitors configured as one contiguous desktop. more can be seen in the CAD window AND there's no longer a need to switch context to see references/calculator(s)/spreadsheets/.... !!

Art
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L. Banasky  
#7 Posted : Saturday, June 06, 2020 5:00:47 AM(UTC)
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<<<< two 55" 4K monitors >>>>
Wow Art,
Please post a picture, with screenshot.
Thanks,
Larry
Art Smith  
#8 Posted : Saturday, June 06, 2020 7:47:03 AM(UTC)
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L. Banasky  
#9 Posted : Saturday, June 06, 2020 10:54:06 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Art,
Those headers look like actual size.
Nice setup.
Larry
Art Smith  
#10 Posted : Saturday, June 06, 2020 12:25:03 PM(UTC)
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Larry-

the other "nice" benefit is the display can be scaled (via graphics card setting(s)) such that 70+ year old eyes do not require glasses to see any of the icons or text in SharkCAD Pro !!!

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