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In the User Interface General Options tab there are two items;

enable optimization

more responsiveness

Exactly what do each of these do if checked?

Edwin Brown Keremeos BC Canada.

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I think the one ('responsiveness') raises the thread priority for MCE while the other one uses slightly more RAM to account for some pre-fetched items. I have hem both on with no harm.

 

For multicore systems with sufficient RAM for FSX plus tools, browser, ect., I'd say that both are fine. One could tune weaker systems when it comes to saving RAM or seeing a fps hit with MCE running with that higher priority.

 

You can try running the Windows Task Manager and looking at the numbers. Same goes for the actual MCE behaviour in regard to the responsiveness. By that, you can find your own settings if looking for some savings.

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Thanks CoolP,

As you can see by my sig I should have no problem having these both checked.

Have been using the Task Manager, CPUID & Core Temp for quite some time to monitor things.

Edwin Brown Keremeos BC Canada.

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In the User Interface General Options tab there are two items;

enable optimization

more responsiveness

Exactly what do each of these do if checked?

Edwin Brown Keremeos BC Canada.

 

I looked into this myself and you can confirm with task manager.

 

Enable optimization seems to just put MCE on the last two cores of my CPU instead of all 4

 

More responsiveness raises the priority of MCE from normal to high.

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GHarrall,

That explains why I've been seeing cores 5 & 6 activity go up with MCE running with the "enable optimization" checked.

Never did expect to see that and there is no info anywhere in the MCE manuals that I could find.

Good thing to know.

 

Re the "more reponsiveness" -- how does MCE go about raising it's own priority and where does it do this?

Does anything get bumped down in this priority -- wherever that is?

Thanks for the reply.

Edwin Brown Keremeos BC Canada.

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Re the "more reponsiveness" -- how does MCE go about raising it's own priority and where does it do this?

 

Task Manager, Process Tab, Right Click on the process you want to look at (In this case MCE), then click on 'Set Priority'. You can also look at the 'Set Affinity' menu option to see which cores its running on.

 

Does anything get bumped down in this priority -- wherever that is?

 

No.

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