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How powerful should be HS3 computer (Windows 10)

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  • How powerful should be HS3 computer (Windows 10)

    My HS3 host machine is hitting 100% CPU. It runs Windows 10 and is only few years old. It doesn't run anything but HS3 and few pug-ins.
    Peak CPU usage reaches 100% quite often and it is split like this

    HS3 - 66%
    MyQ (garage doors) plug-in - 26%
    Big5 (communication) plug-in - 0.3%
    Other plug-ins - insignificant
    System - remaining to 100%

    I consider my HS3 installation fairly large with about 500 devices and 500 events roughly, but I have seen other users here with similar size setup. Is something wrong with my HS3 installation or do I need to put HS3 on a more potent computer. Attached are the hardware specs of my HS3 computer.


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  • #2
    Is the high CPU causing problems?


    • #3
      I'd start by disabling the MyQ plug-in. Its 26% CPU usage doesn't seem reasonable and it would be interesting if it is what is driving the HS CPU load so high.
      I have a 7th gen i3 processor with 8 GB and am seeing about 20% total CPU usage for HS and all my plug-ins.
      My system:
      HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition
      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Work Station
      System Uptime: 9 Days 23 Hours 5 Minutes 21 Seconds
      IP Address:
      Number of Devices: 1090
      Number of Events: 618
      Available Threads: 400
      HSTouch Enabled: True
      Event Threads: 13
      Event Trigger Eval Queue: 0
      Event Trigger Priority Eval Queue: 0
      Device Exec Queue: 0
      HSTouch Event Queue: 0
      Email Send Queue: 0
      Anti Virus Installed: Windows Defender
      In Virtual Machine: No MFG: intel corporation
      Enabled Plug-Ins BLBackup BLRfid BLRussound BLSpeech Blue-Iris Caddx EasyTrigger Ecobee ImperiHome mcsXap Restart RFXCOM SqueezeBox
      3.0.5833.22517: UltraECM3 UPBSpud weatherXML X10
      Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
      HS3 Pro Edition

      HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3


      • #4
        Have you tried using Pi 4? HomeSeer would run just fine on the Pi, the problems come down to plugins. Some write better than others, and some use Windows libraries and can't run in Linux. So really it depends on how much flexibility you need.
        I hope this information helps!



        • #5
          Originally posted by risquare View Post
          …. Is something wrong with my HS3 installation or do I need to put HS3 on a more potent computer.
          I would bet it is probably an issue with a plugin. I have a 8yo laptop with a Gen 5 I5 and 4GB of memory, running HS3 with 817 devices and 197 events and 20 plug-ins, and it is our iTunes machine. Nothing Crazy. It runs at about 25% and about half of that is Z-Wave. Generally works without issue.... Have you tried disabling all your plug-ins and then adding them back one at a time to see how they affect HS3? If so, did your results show anything out of the ordinary? If not, give it a shot. It doesn't take much time.

          I don't run MyQ so I cannot say how it would affect my cheapo machine.



          • #6
            mine is running on this without issues:
            HS3 Pro on Windows 8 64bit
            53 Z-wave nodes(46 devices, 7 remotes), 15 DS10a's, 10 ms16a's, 9 Oregon Sensors, W800, RFXCOMtrx433, Way2Call, 3 HSTouch Clients, 2xRussound CAS44, Global Cache GC100-12,10 Rollertrol blinds(+ zwave) ,3 Squeezebox Radios and 1 Squeezebox Boom,DMX Arduino via ethernet,Rain8Net,3x Echo Dot's

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