Ok, we all thank the old psu for the betterment of us all. On to a new unit.
I propose you get a seasonic titanium unit. They have 12 year warranties and they more than make up for their cost in 24/7 crunchers.
I hope you will not find it financially difficult though.
I tried going to 90% on boinc manager cpu usage and cpu time usage, but there wasn't much difference.
Even elevating the desktop (Xorg and cinammon processes) to nice -15 didn't help all that much.
It is really weird.
I have been running wcg on windows 10 for ages without anything else becoming unresponsive or slow. WCG processes just back off and give all others priority.
But when I install linux (any flavor) on the same distro, everything becomes very slow as soon as wcg starts running. All wcg...
I guess a threadripper would make for many additional years............... :D! Come on AMD, don't be late now!
Not to forget to mention that 1,4 mill years is the whole contribution to WCG from everyone. It is not mine!