Exactly -- sorry i have not read the whole thread yet, but if your routine whatever its application is - requires 100% cpu - ie intensive calcs for fractals, whatever - then let it have itWhy would you want it to use less than 100% of the CPU capacity?
I can remember trying to run doom demos on win 3.1 on a crap computer and continually tweaking config.sys, autoexec.bat etc to try and free up enough memory to play that legendary game - did i care about being able to type a poem on a word processor at the same time if i got bored and still leave my game running? ...erm... no.Most game programmers have the notion that if you are running their game then your system is theirs. They will do everything they can to make the gameplay smooth and fluid and if that means consuming every last free resource your system has...well so be it....you decided to play their game
Major commercial release games programming pushes the envelope *across the board* -pun unintended :-> - Nobody can argue against that