David Demaria

stuck in second gear...

Discussion created by David Demaria on May 12, 2009
Latest reply on May 12, 2009 by Rick Nagel
ok boffins... Can anyone assist with a question about how simulation and Photoview360 interact with hardware. Whenever my machine is processing a simulation or rendering it takes some considerable time. Nothing suprising really until I go check out the system resource activity meters in windows. It's telling me that each of the two cores are only being utilised to about 40% of their capacity. Similarly, the physical memory is is only employing about 4-5GB of the installed 8GB capacity (at most)!

Why do these operations still take so long when it seems that the system has ample power to throw at it. I can continue using the system running multiple other applications simultaneously without affecting SW chugging along in the background.

Could it be the way I have it set up perhaps. I don't use any page file but am otherwise using the hardware straight out of the box as supplied by DELL.