I have a Windows 7 64 bit machine with 8gb RAM and a 2.8 I7 processor.
Plenty of ram and horsepower, but it too will spike 30-40% processor usage
about every minute when using HRD. In between these spikes it only uses
2-5%. This ONLY happens when running HRD. I don't use Norton and no other
program causes this behavior. I have a widget that shows what all eight
cores and the load they are under continuously. If I really pay attention, I
can see a slight hesitation in the waterfall with DM780 when this happens.
If I had an older or slower machine I would probably have the same symptoms.
There is something going on within HRD.
] On Behalf Of wa4mit
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 5:13 PM
Subject: [ham-radio-deluxe] Re: Waterfall and decoded text has become choppy
Have you looked at program options, psk reporter and shut off unselect
enable updates and log updates. This psk reporter has caused lots of
problems with slowing, stopping things in HRD.
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<mailto:ham-radio-deluxe%40yahoogroups.com> , Robert Purrinson
> To be brief, it is not the CPU. It is the amount of ram. If your mother
> board allows for an increase in ram I would try that first. My CPU is
> 2.60GHz, but I have 8.00 GB of ram, and even with the newest version I
> no problems.
> 73, Robert
> From: JohnB <brushj@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Mon, December 31, 2012 6:20:01 AM
> Subject: [ham-radio-deluxe] Waterfall and decoded text has become choppy
> Several HRD revisions and Win7 updates ago I began to notice that the
> and the decoded text will become choppy at 45 to 60 seconds intervals. By
> mean the waterfall will abruptly stop and start its flow several times,
> which time the decoded text will stop until the waterfall starts to flow
> smoothly again. During this time I've also noticed that the CPU usage
> 20% to 70% and then back down to 20%. Note that the CPU usage as displayed
> the bottom of the DM780 screen always hovers around 8%. I've stopped just
> every program running in the background. My computer is an Intel Pentium 4
> 2.79 GHz with 2MB of RAM running Win7.
> Without a doubt a faster computer with 4GB of RAM would solve the problem,
> don't remember seeing this problem when using early versions of HRD. I'm
> there's an HRD or Win7 setting that will speed things up. If not, I see an
> I3 or I5 processor in my future.
> . . . John (WA3CAS)
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