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Question - High CPU usage

PMLL

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#41
I happened upon this posting for the first time this morning and wow, I feel noobish again, just coming back from a near 3 yr eq hiatus, and have been struggling boxing on my laptop, mostly I could get 5 going, but once in a while would lag horribly, basically locking all the way up, and now finding this I have gone back through and changed alot of things that I was clueless about, which is sad with 18 years of EQ now, just waiting for the updater to work to really try this out and see if I can run 6 fine-Thank you to all whom posted all of this information, even if it doesnt allow me to box better, it did allow me to tweak alot of settings...stick figures who the hell figured that out hahahahah, never even heard of it. Maskoi, you said to turn playnice off, that means no wineq at all correct, I dont see a function to turn it off, but I am a moron, well im just a moron in general and with computers, thank you once again folks.
 

Eq_Dna

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#42
Hi guys,
First I must say that this is a great thread.
I used stickfigures for the first time today and something really odd happened. I loaded 9 accounts. Of the 9 only 7 loaded stickfigures.
I logged off the two that were not using stickfigures and re-logged them. No luck. They are still using regular images.
Any ideas?
 
#43
Hi guys,
First I must say that this is a great thread.
I used stickfigures for the first time today and something really odd happened. I loaded 9 accounts. Of the 9 only 7 loaded stickfigures.
I logged off the two that were not using stickfigures and re-logged them. No luck. They are still using regular images.
Any ideas?
Some toons have no stick figures. The Drakkin I know do not turn into red stick figures. I suspect it is because the race was developed after the stickfigure hack was introduced............

As always,
Playbetter
 

Eq_Dna

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#44
yes,
You are exactly right. Both toons that did not turn into stickfigures are Drakkin.
 

braedo

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#45
sounds like you have fixed the problem, but I know this problem can also come from having too many plugins loaded.
 
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#48
I get that and according to the intel site threading is a software method of passing instructions though a single core and on that particular processor you linked it has 4 threads per core so from that I would mean it can thread 4 instructions per core ( 4x2 would make 8 instructions at once.). but don't get how that equates to 4 cores.
 
#49
how do you hyperthread a dual core to run as a quad core?
scotsbiker you are correct. I misstated a core increase.... there is no core increase.

The way I understand cores and threads is; cores are actively computing while threads are data deliverers..ers.. A thread is a data conduit and there are redundant threads for each active one. So a quad core with the ability to hyperthread actually has 8 threads with 4 in reserve to kick in if any of the working 4 fails. When you activate the dormant ones you improve throughput to the cores.

We have many tech minded people here that can explain this more eloquently.

If I am incorrect this will be a great opportunity for me to learn.

As always,
Playbetter
 

Eq_Dna

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#50
Great post.
However, if i don't load mq2 my eq screen is black. I can see the windows in my eq screen like group window, chat, ect. However, i can not see the world. It is just black.
Any ideas?
It has made it impossible to play on patch day.
 
#51
i had the same issue, it is related to mq2viewport. I had to copy a layout from a toon that didn't have it set before the patch.
 
#52
Same issue of visible UI, but world is blacked out on loading. World appears when I use this command in the macro window:
PHP:
/viewport reset
If it continues, you can also try turning off viewport in the plugin section of your macroquest.ini file.
 

Zero0003

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#55
It doesn't surprise me on this. Since that viewport plugin came out it utilizes the EQ function for that and just calls it and automates turning it back on and off between your screens. Since it doesn't reset back viewport reset if game crashes or whatever it gets stuck.
 

Maha

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#57
#58
EQ isn't really using 100mbs of memory from the pics above. Windows 10 will compress unused memory (virtual memory) and use that instead it wont show for each process though it will show under system process.
 

Akatora

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#59
EQ isn't really using 100mbs of memory from the pics above. Windows 10 will compress unused memory (virtual memory) and use that instead it wont show for each process though it will show under system process.
if you mean the system processes from the task manager im averaging about 150mb with each instance in that process tab
 

jyaku

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#61
I had the same problem with my intel i5.

I bought an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and now with 12 clients I have 40% cpu usage. It might be 4 cores/ 4 threads vs 6 cores/ 12 threads.
 
#62
I had the same problem with my intel i5.

I bought an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and now with 12 clients I have 40% cpu usage. It might be 4 cores/ 4 threads vs 6 cores/ 12 threads.
Upgrade to the 1700x :) I got 28 eq clients up with 42% CPU usage I had to upgrade my GPU because that was starting to cause FPS issues. I wouldn't recommend going with 1080ti like I did though its overkill.
 

jyaku

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#63
Are you using stick figures? I still have my graphics decently on and my video card is using about 400 mb VRAM per client.
 
#65
Windows update 1803 has helped me out. It just launched a few days ago. New setting Graphics option under display section. It fixed a lighting problem I was having for quite some time.
In game under general tab, you can hide afk players, mercs, and pets. Turn off environment sounds, combat music, and randomize Loading music.
Display click off show pc, npc, pet, and merc names. Click off 3d target ring. Leave on Level of detail. Click off all buff and song options. Set Load Screen to none, sky off, New armor none. Turn off Particles. Don't for get to hide chat you not using. Here is a link for basic maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttiA0zRbzko
I know some of you use steam and have
razer products. Razer Cortex works with both of them and has a game boost tab. Here are video and download links.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0a3z8-j3vI
https://www.razer.com/cortex
 
#67
Either manually set affinity every time you load an EQ instance by using "Task Manager" under the Details tab........ or
use "Process Lasso" by "Bitsum" to set affinity automatically for you... at https://bitsum.com/. I have it use the same three cores on all and leave one for spikes. It works. I figured it out..... so can you.

That is it.
As always,
Playbetter
Sorry to pull a cleric on this thread but I would like to know what settings or options you used in Process Lasso? It has a ton of options and I want to be lazy and not figure them all out! Thanks! :)
 

Akatora

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#68
CPUAffinity0=-1
CPUAffinity1=-1
that is in the eqclient.ini in your eq folder.. -1 means it will use all processors.

where the 0 and the 1 are is each client, if you have 18 you will go up to 17 *CPUAffinity17=-1, just make sure you have all set to -1
 
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