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mutleey

Hello everyone, is there any way to relieve cpu usage using any parameter below 10 milliseconds?

I would like to use a sleep(5) for example, I know that sleep() is not possible because the use of 1 to 9 will be automatically standardized for 10 milliseconds. is there an alternative?

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Earthshine
Posted (edited)

If you can provide enough detail on what exactly you would like to do and provide a script (working or not) that you have tried, maybe someone can suggest a better way to do what you need to do without sleeps.

To me, it sounds like you might be juicing the cpu with your script, and it may be possible to do it a more efficient way, depending on what you want/need to do.

Edited by Earthshine

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BrewManNH

What else are you doing in the loop that you need that short of a delay for?

 


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Melba23

mutleey,

See here:

But like the others, I would question quite why you need to loop at anything faster than 10ms given the overall "speed" of AutoIt!

M23


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mutleey
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What happens is that I am doing an automation that requires a precision because it uses as an input an infrared receiver, the reading is very fast and if I use a looping check loop with a time of 10 ms which is the minimum that sleep() Sometimes (rare) the script loses its input, I'll give an example of how perfect it would be ..

 

While True
    ; input verification... perfect 0% error, but the use of cpu reaches 50%
WEnd

While True
    ; input verification... 0% cpu usage, but 10% chance of giving error
    Sleep(10)
WEnd


so I wanted a "pause" of 5 or 3 ms in the looping

Melba23 I already did some tests with this UDF, but the results were not good.

Edited by mutleey

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Melba23

mutleey,

Then it might have been a good idea to mention it so that I did not waste my time searching it out for you. <click>

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GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
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Earthshine

mutleey, maybe you are doing some stuff in your 'input verification' that could be re-factored to be more efficient. post it if you want others to look at it.


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mutleey

Melba23 sorry I forgot to mention this detail, it was my fault.

Earthshine I am rewriting the code by changing some calls to see the result.

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