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How to make Access use close to 100% CPU

anoble1
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Hi,
Very odd question for you. What could you make in access to Make your CPU run at 100%?

I assume you could use a loop of some sort. But, would you have it create records and delete them?
Ideas?
Apr 22 '14 #1

✓ answered by Rabbit

Just make it generate random numbers in an infinite loop. But you should be aware that if you have a multicore CPU, the standard Windows Task Manager will never show a percentage more than 1/(# of cores) for Access because it is not a multithreaded application.

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Rabbit
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Just make it generate random numbers in an infinite loop. But you should be aware that if you have a multicore CPU, the standard Windows Task Manager will never show a percentage more than 1/(# of cores) for Access because it is not a multithreaded application.
Apr 22 '14 #2

anoble1
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Great idea. What a shame that it will only go on 1 core.
Apr 22 '14 #3

zmbd
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and yet some installations of OFFICE2010 are supposed to take advantage of the multicore for several of not all of the applications. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363800,00.asp However, unlike Excel, Word, Powerpoint, I don't see Access specfically mentioned within the article.
Apr 22 '14 #4

Rabbit
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Are you doing this as a stress test? And do you need to utilize every core?
Apr 22 '14 #5

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