Does anyone have an answer to an unusual problem
I have recently upgraded my computer to an AMD dual core 2.4G Athlon with 2 Gig ram and now Wildfire 2 has started giving problems. It worked without a problem on the older computer - an ASUS with an AMD 2.4 Gig single core with 1 Gig of ram. But I decided to upgrade, mainly because of a bigger monitor.
I have a fairly simple assembly of a frame consisting of 27 simple parts (square tubes and plates). I am making changes to each part. But now when I have more than 4 parts open, the computer slows to a crawl. So slow that it is unusable. The fifth object opened reacts slowly (rotations, moves and zooms etc.) yet when I activate a previously opened part, it works normally, even though I haven't closed the window with the fifth part in. Going back to the fifth one and it doesn't work. I have tried different combinations of opening the parts and the problem is always with the fifth and subsequent parts. So the end result is that I can't open more than 4 parts at the same time. This is very inconvenient and it didn't happen with the old, single core processor.
Asus has a utility called PC Probe II that monitors most of the systems on the computer. The section USAGE shows me that when this is happening, all the activity is with the CPU's. When I have four or less windows open in Wildfire, both CPU's share the load. But when the5th part is open and active, one CPU goes up to 100% and the other remains around zero until I release the mouse and then both go to zero. This only seems to happen with Wildfire. The voltages, temperatures and fan speeds hardly change. The changes to the memory or Hard drive monitors is negligable.
Is there some setting that can optimize wildfire 2 for a dual core processor? Or does anyone have another solution?
Thanks for your input. Peter