We have recently started updating our systems to Windows 7. Yes, I know it’s almost obsolete.
The newer systems we have are running the SoftPac virtual controller and as soon as you start the project, ie… put pac control into debug mode, it immediately consumes roughly 70 to 80% of CPU resources.
When we start runtime it goes up to about 85% of CPU resources. It only gets worse from there to the point that communication between the softpac and the I/O becomes intermittent causing all manner of mayhem.
If you attempt to open Opto Control with the runtime running, things get ugly real fast with all 4 cores railed at 100%.
Softpac is running the latest “firmware” (9.4c) , Brain is flashed up (9.5a) , Pac Control is the latest version. (9.5000-302)
Our other Opto projects NOT running softpac, but running the exact smae project don’t even break 1 to 2% of CPU usage.
PC’s are new and very good systems with Corei5 Processors and 16gb RAM.
Is anyone else experiencing this? We have started going through and putting in waits all over the place to slow things down but that’s only made a very minimal impact on the performance overall.