Upgraded Mac Pro 1,1 Clovertown issues with compressor etc.

CoryTV

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Dec 13, 2006
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First thanks to the forum for all the info and help, I just upgraded my MacPro 1,1 to 8-core and 4870-- much appreciation.

Now, I'm a bit concerned about all of my programs actually being able to use my cores. While the OS and most apps seem to work great, Compressor Qmaster seems to not be able to see more than 1 core. It saw 4 before w/ my 5160s. This is also reflected in the 'standard' activity monitor CPU Usage-- it only shows 1 box instead of the 4 it used to.

Does SL have some shell-level problems telling apps how many cores you actually have because of the upgrade? While the kernel recognizes them, I'm wondering if there isn't some other place

Theoretically, in the future, compressor shouldn't be such a POS, and actuallly be encoded for multi-core computers instead of this crappy apple q-master hack. But that doesn't help me today...
 

CoryTV

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Dec 13, 2006
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I know it's 'normal' I'm just trying to guess why compressor only sees 1 core. It just reminded me of the upgraded 'activity monitor' cpu usage graph 'issue.'

I know compressor is lame. I have used it for several years, but my specific issue is that the prefpane doesn't give me a choice for # of instances, is just let's me add 'This Computer' as a single instance-- it occurs to me that it might be looking at the same thing that activity monitor does to 'determine' the number of 'cpus'
 

CoryTV

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Dec 13, 2006
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Figured it out..

I had to switch over to 'services and cluster controller' and then switch back to create a new 'quickcluster' (with 6 instances, according to barefeats recommendation) and it seems to be working great)

Might have something to do with the previous cluster having a different # of cores...
 

Macinposh

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Jun 7, 2006
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Might have something to do with the previous cluster having a different # of cores...
Might.
But the apps itself are so consistently unconsistent that they boggle my mind. Some day they work,some day the dont.
I tried to set up my macbook as a extra cluster in addition to MP.
The setup worked maybe on 20% tries untill I gave up.
 

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