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12-31-2003, 12:54 AM
Why is only 50 percent of the cpu working for lw (as seen in my Task Manager) while the other 50 is running the System Idle process???
Is there something I can enable/disable so that lw uses more of the cpus? I've got a dual 2,1 GigaHertz machine with 3 Gbs of RAM.

12-31-2003, 05:44 AM
Under the Rendering Options panel, change the number of threads LightWave is using to 2 or 4 - you'll have to experiment to find which renders fastest for your scene - on Intel Hyperthreading enabled PC's one CPU counts as two so you can try 2 to 4 threads for a single CPU and 4 to 8 for a dual.