Originally Posted by country0129
All of the conversions were accomplished properly, and as the processes were eliminated to 3 cores processing, the fan speed slowed some, but 3 cores continued at 100%. RAM usage didn't change. It's the RAM usage that I need to improve, but I don't know how.
This must not be a problem with anyone else, for no one seems to have voiced a problem. However, I'd like, if possible, to improve this process. I just ordered an aftermarket cooler for the system that should keep the processors cool during the conversions, but, still.....DAD GUMMIT, I'd like to take advantage of all that extra RAM not doing anything!
One way could be to use a RAM disk. And put the temp folder there. I have done just that on my 16GB 8-core Bulldozer system. And I also have my Web browser cache there. I have a Linux system, so I don't really know how to do that in Windows.
If the CPU:s are running at 100 percent it doesn't mean that there isn't some room for improvement. It may be that a large portion of that percentage is used in context switching and handling slow disk writes and reads, instead of actual conversions. But I agree that there may not be a lot to gain. Still it may be fun to try.
It does help a bit, especially when doing large bulk conversions. But I very rarely do that, and when I do I don't mind a cup of coffee.