maybe co both cancer curing software (stuff that runs in the background) and VCool will both have lowest priority CPU settings they compete with each other hence the slowdown.
Actually, [email protected]
had low priority and the System process had normal priority, but I was not allowed to change the setting in Task Manager.
I'm guessing the author didn't think someone running VCool would want not to run a background task like ud due to the huge amount of extra heat these programs create.
Yes the cooling programs should be useless with a distributed computing client or 3D game running which is why I thought it was a good thing when I ran [email protected]
and my CPU temp stayed lower than when playing Quake. But it was just the cooling software stealing half of the CPU cycles form [email protected]
It didn't happen when playing Quake though.
I think that the cooling software is best avoided anyway. I think if the CPU heats up under load and then cools way down at idle this just thermally stresses the hardware. Also, when this would happen (when not running [email protected]
), I would notice a change in the pitch of my system's fans which I found annoying.