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Can't get folding@home idle mode to work

29 minutes ago, Opencircuit74 said:

Try to look at the usage using MSI afterburner. Task manager works most of the time, but is pretty garbage if it doesn't know what specific process is running.

MSI afterburner shows that the idle mode worked as I hoped and turns on when the displays turn off. It was just task manager being useless.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have set folding@home to work only on idle. It is set to full folding power. I set my PC to turn the display off after 3 mins and I hear some noise from it when the screen turns off but then when I view usage it shows that around 1-5% cpu and gpu is being used, apart from a spike when I move the mouse to get the displays back on. Do I need to set things up differently to make it fold while I'm idle?

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Have you tried waiting a little longer than the said 3 Minutes?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, FloRolf said:

Have you tried waiting a little longer than the said 3 Minutes?

I left it for around 20-30 mins. The cpu had completed a project, and there was some nice warm air coming from the back of my case, but task manager shows that no resources were being used

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33 minutes ago, MaxTheDog73 said:

I left it for around 20-30 mins. The cpu had completed a project, and there was some nice warm air coming from the back of my case, but task manager shows that no resources were being used

Try to look at the usage using MSI afterburner. Task manager works most of the time, but is pretty garbage if it doesn't know what specific process is running.


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29 minutes ago, Opencircuit74 said:

Try to look at the usage using MSI afterburner. Task manager works most of the time, but is pretty garbage if it doesn't know what specific process is running.

MSI afterburner shows that the idle mode worked as I hoped and turns on when the displays turn off. It was just task manager being useless.

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10 minutes ago, MaxTheDog73 said:

MSI afterburner shows that the idle mode worked as I hoped and turns on when the displays turn off. It was just task manager being useless.

Good that it got sorted out.


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