5.1.14. Running the Multi-ICE server makes my computer run very slowly

When you run the Multi-ICE server the Multi-ICE parallel port driver is activated. On some machines with more than one parallel port, the parallel port driver can consume a very large proportion of the available processor time in trying to check whether a second parallel port has a Multi-ICE unit connected.

There is no problem if there is only one parallel port.

To avoid this slowdown, explicitly select the parallel port you are using with the Multi-ICE interface unit, as described in Parallel port settings dialog. Do not leave the setting on Auto. From Multi-ICE Version 2.1 onwards, this setting is retained between sessions.

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