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MultiCore Optimizer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Darkgundam111, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Darkgundam111 New Member

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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    The site redirected to one of those "You Got A Virus! Click here to fix it!" bs ads. It's a scam.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Never redirected me.

    [​IMG]

    I dunno if the program does anything worthwhile or not though.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    From where I stand, it isn't worth risking your system to try.

    I know how multithreading works and the only way anything could change it is a processor driver and/or new processor architecture. If it isn't coming from Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AMD, etc., it's fake.

    You can do everything it says it does via Task Manager (largely, adjust priority).
     
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    I'd not bother with it, the only multi-core optimiser i'd ever use is the AMD one which was released when they first made their Athlon X2's. This kind of program would have to be pretty complex to be able to do a better job of load balancing than a modern OS does. I bet it wouldn't do anything and any benefits from such a program would be a placebo effect and not any real benefit.

    **edit**

    plus i got a ton of popups about my system having a virus in alert boxes after the page had been correctly loaded for about 5 seconds, would not touch that software or anything else from that download site with a barge pole.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    The "Dual Core Optimizer" was a bad name for a patch. It corrected a flaw with a certain timestamp instruction in early Athlon X2/Opteron processors. It actually made games slower than what they could be without the "Optimizer" but without, those same games were virtually unplayable (horrible framerates).

    I think they gave it that name to entice people to get it and cover up their blunder.
     
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    That sounds a lot like amds fusion
    it closes background programs that arent needed
     
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    Any modern OS handles multiple cores well enough. The earliest NT versions have been able to utilize them, the whole kernel has been created with such things in mind. It's not something they added later on. Same goes for Linux, has been able to use them since forever.
     
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    ah ok. thank you guys for the advice :)
     
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    That zooming bar chart graph, if true, has a y-axis scale of 0% to 1%. That's about the performance gains I can imagine you would get.

    By locking a thread or application to ONE core, you might gain by reducing the amount of data being shuffled between cache and memory, since you "bind" it to one Core and one cache.

    The downside is that it would require a total single threaded application to gain. And multithreaded application would clearly suffer.

    Personally, a smart load balancer would be better, so that you could ensure that certain applications or threads would received a more controlled priority allocation. And that this setting would be retained rather than lost like it is with Task Manager after a reboot.

    However, TBH, again, the gains would be very small, UNLESS you had an asymmetric CPU setup, with one CPU faster than the other... so you schedule high priority apps to the faster CPU, and lower priority apps to the slower CPU.

    But how many asymmetric PCs do you know of? LOL
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah this is just some thing some one thinks might help . For me it is not worth the risk ! One thing is for sure if there was any thing at all to optimize a CPU it would come from Intel or AMD and be written specifically for the CPU . AMD does this but Intel does not .
     
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    Well i downloaded it & tested it. Its the full version & no infections !

    Its for setting the priority of running progs also has the option to turn individual cores on & off.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It is a glorified task manager.


    I hope a trojan doesn't kill your computer Sir_Real. Installers can work under the radar of anti-viruses.
     
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    do they charge for this crap, its just a task manager

    EDIT: I tried to dl it and it sent me to ovguide then some porn site, thx
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah what a crock . gave me some weird virus screen , I closed out FAST ! this is just plain JUNK and no one should even try it . If there is a true CPU optimizer like the one AMD puts out I would not use it . I have a task manager any way . I would like to see Intel put out a true CPU optimizer like AMD has but really they do not need it any way as well Intel is FAST :eek: .
     
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    The only reason AMD needed to put out an optimiser was to fix a problem the early X2 processors had with syncronisation in some applications like games not working between the 2 cores, this was because AMD was the first out with an x86 dual core processor and so needed fixing. Intel's dual cores did not suffer from this problem and so there is no need for an intel optimiser (newer AMD processors don't need it either, they fixed the problem).
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah I know . My point is if there is a real need for some thing like this I would think that the CPU maker would put it out . This think is not an optimizer nothing more than a glorified task manager that is if you can get it to DL .
     
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    Aye, no denying that. There are 3 companies i trust for optimising my cpu and memory resources in my computer - Microsoft, Intel and AMD - anyone else would have to have better resources than those 3 to be able to do a more effective job.

    Judging by the content of the site and the context of it's adverts and unwanted redirecting i'd strongly suggest everyone avoids that site - you can't trust a site that re-directs potential customers away from itself to porn sites.
     
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    WOrks fine for me although kind of useless. Scaning for shit with malware bytes right now.


    EDIT:I'm clean... But getting rid of it anyways.
     
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    Yeah the cheeky sods are asking 15 euros for it. Bargin :laugh:

    Theres a KG in the zip file tho ;)
     
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    Darkgundam111,

    I would suggest (after what I have read in this thread) that you REMOVE the link in your OP. No need for them to get links from TPU through webcrawlers and search engines, nor for a casual TPU user to think it was recommended, and installing it, before reading the entire thread here.
     
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