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Re: [dxatlas] More help on testing

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  • Pete Smith
    Fascinating, Joe - did you measure the Task Manager values with Skimmer minimized? 73, Pete
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 21, 2008
      Fascinating, Joe - did you measure the Task Manager values with Skimmer
      minimized?

      73, Pete

      At 04:44 PM 11/21/2008, you wrote:
      >Hi Pete,
      >
      >Vital statistics: P4, 2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, XP Pro SP 3
      >
      >LP-PAN/Delta 44: Skimmer 18 - 21 (avg. ~20) Task Mgr 20 - 30 (avg.
      >~25)
      >SDR-IQ Skimmer 21 - 23 (avg. ~21) Task Mgr 30 - 43
      >(avg. ~32)
      >
      >Skimmer stopped/started several times with consistent results.
      >
      >Hope this helps.
      >
      >Joe n6kk
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Pete Smith
      > To: skimmertalk@... ; dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:11 AM
      > Subject: [dxatlas] More help on testing
      >
      >
      > I would really appreciate some more help on trying to replicate the CPU
      > consumption problem with Skimmer. If you are running an SDR-IQ with
      > Skimmer, or a SoftRock with a 96 KHz sound card, please try this:
      >
      > Open Task Manager, and select the Processes tab. Start Skimmer, select the
      > 96 KHz scanning rate, and on the Miscellaneous settings tab check "Decode
      > only in CW Segments" and select the CW Contest band-plan. Check the
      > "adaptive" decoder box.
      >
      > Start Skimmer's waterfall. Now compare what Skimmer reports as your CPU
      > usage with what Task Manager reports. you will see two processes in Task
      > Manager - the important number is the total of the two.
      >
      > If the Task Manager total is lower than what Skimmer reports, close
      > Skimmer. Now restart Skimmer, start the waterfall, and do the comparison
      > again. If the Task Manager total comes in higher than what Skimmer is
      > reporting, you are seeing the CPU problem. Try it a few more times and
      > report the results. The relative outcome between Skimmer and Task Manager
      > is what's important - not the precise numbers.
      >
      > If you try this, please also report your CPU, operating system, clock
      > speed
      > and RAM size. Thanks a lot!
      >
      > 73, Pete N4ZR
      > the World Contest Station Database is back...
      > www.conteststations.com
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >------------------------------------
      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
    • Joe Barger
      LP-PAN/Delta 44 Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 26 - 17 (avg. ~20) SDR-IQ Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 35 - 27 (avg. ~31) Dual monitor accelerated
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 21, 2008
        LP-PAN/Delta 44 Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 26 - 17 (avg. ~20)
        SDR-IQ Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 35 - 27 (avg. ~31)

        Dual monitor accelerated video card with some relatively small amount of internal RAM.

        73

        Joe n6kk


        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Pete Smith
        To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 2:11 PM
        Subject: Re: [dxatlas] More help on testing


        Fascinating, Joe - did you measure the Task Manager values with Skimmer
        minimized?

        73, Pete

        At 04:44 PM 11/21/2008, you wrote:
        >Hi Pete,
        >
        >Vital statistics: P4, 2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, XP Pro SP 3
        >
        >LP-PAN/Delta 44: Skimmer 18 - 21 (avg. ~20) Task Mgr 20 - 30 (avg.
        >~25)
        >SDR-IQ Skimmer 21 - 23 (avg. ~21) Task Mgr 30 - 43
        >(avg. ~32)
        >
        >Skimmer stopped/started several times with consistent results.
        >
        >Hope this helps.
        >
        >Joe n6kk
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: Pete Smith
        > To: skimmertalk@... ; dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:11 AM
        > Subject: [dxatlas] More help on testing
        >
        >
        > I would really appreciate some more help on trying to replicate the CPU
        > consumption problem with Skimmer. If you are running an SDR-IQ with
        > Skimmer, or a SoftRock with a 96 KHz sound card, please try this:
        >
        > Open Task Manager, and select the Processes tab. Start Skimmer, select the
        > 96 KHz scanning rate, and on the Miscellaneous settings tab check "Decode
        > only in CW Segments" and select the CW Contest band-plan. Check the
        > "adaptive" decoder box.
        >
        > Start Skimmer's waterfall. Now compare what Skimmer reports as your CPU
        > usage with what Task Manager reports. you will see two processes in Task
        > Manager - the important number is the total of the two.
        >
        > If the Task Manager total is lower than what Skimmer reports, close
        > Skimmer. Now restart Skimmer, start the waterfall, and do the comparison
        > again. If the Task Manager total comes in higher than what Skimmer is
        > reporting, you are seeing the CPU problem. Try it a few more times and
        > report the results. The relative outcome between Skimmer and Task Manager
        > is what's important - not the precise numbers.
        >
        > If you try this, please also report your CPU, operating system, clock
        > speed
        > and RAM size. Thanks a lot!
        >
        > 73, Pete N4ZR
        > the World Contest Station Database is back...
        > www.conteststations.com
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >------------------------------------
        >
        >Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >




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      • Pete Smith
        Thanks, Joe. The mystery continues! 73, Pete
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 22, 2008
          Thanks, Joe. The mystery continues!

          73, Pete


          At 07:36 PM 11/21/2008, you wrote:
          >LP-PAN/Delta 44 Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 26 - 17 (avg. ~20)
          >SDR-IQ Skimmer (minimized) Task Mgr. 35 - 27 (avg. ~31)
          >
          >Dual monitor accelerated video card with some relatively small amount of
          >internal RAM.
          >
          >73
          >
          >Joe n6kk
          >
          >
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: Pete Smith
          > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 2:11 PM
          > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] More help on testing
          >
          >
          > Fascinating, Joe - did you measure the Task Manager values with Skimmer
          > minimized?
          >
          > 73, Pete
          >
          > At 04:44 PM 11/21/2008, you wrote:
          > >Hi Pete,
          > >
          > >Vital statistics: P4, 2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, XP Pro SP 3
          > >
          > >LP-PAN/Delta 44: Skimmer 18 - 21 (avg. ~20) Task Mgr 20 - 30 (avg.
          > >~25)
          > >SDR-IQ Skimmer 21 - 23 (avg. ~21) Task Mgr 30 - 43
          > >(avg. ~32)
          > >
          > >Skimmer stopped/started several times with consistent results.
          > >
          > >Hope this helps.
          > >
          > >Joe n6kk
          > >
          > > ----- Original Message -----
          > > From: Pete Smith
          > > To: skimmertalk@... ; dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
          > > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:11 AM
          > > Subject: [dxatlas] More help on testing
          > >
          > >
          > > I would really appreciate some more help on trying to replicate the CPU
          > > consumption problem with Skimmer. If you are running an SDR-IQ with
          > > Skimmer, or a SoftRock with a 96 KHz sound card, please try this:
          > >
          > > Open Task Manager, and select the Processes tab. Start Skimmer,
          > select the
          > > 96 KHz scanning rate, and on the Miscellaneous settings tab check "Decode
          > > only in CW Segments" and select the CW Contest band-plan. Check the
          > > "adaptive" decoder box.
          > >
          > > Start Skimmer's waterfall. Now compare what Skimmer reports as your CPU
          > > usage with what Task Manager reports. you will see two processes in Task
          > > Manager - the important number is the total of the two.
          > >
          > > If the Task Manager total is lower than what Skimmer reports, close
          > > Skimmer. Now restart Skimmer, start the waterfall, and do the comparison
          > > again. If the Task Manager total comes in higher than what Skimmer is
          > > reporting, you are seeing the CPU problem. Try it a few more times and
          > > report the results. The relative outcome between Skimmer and Task Manager
          > > is what's important - not the precise numbers.
          > >
          > > If you try this, please also report your CPU, operating system, clock
          > > speed
          > > and RAM size. Thanks a lot!
          > >
          > > 73, Pete N4ZR
          > > the World Contest Station Database is back...
          > > www.conteststations.com
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          > >
          > >
          > >------------------------------------
          > >
          > >Yahoo! Groups Links
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
          >
          >------------------------------------
          >
          >Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >
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