Lightroom Classic: Running vert slow with AMD 1950x and the ASUS Zenith extreme motherboard

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Hi. I upgraded! my main system to the AMD 1950x and the ASUS Zenith extreme motherboard. I am running this with all high end components. I have one Samsung 960 pro 1Tb M.2 drives. One as my main C drive ane the second one a 500Gb 950 pro as my scratch drive. I also have my photos stored on a Samsung 1Tb 850 pro SSD. My question is WHY AM I HAVING SUCH A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH LR&PScc. I also have another problem whereby while in LR and working on an image for some strange reason I get the import screen  popping up every thirty seconds or so? I am at a loss as to why ADOBE plays so poorly with AMD CPUs. From what I gather from other members on the Adobe forums It's not only AMD CPUs but all high end HIGH CORE count CPUs? 
Could someone please advise as to what I can do to help with these issues.
Regards.
Mike
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Michael, 

Which version of Lightroom are you speaking about? Lightroom Classic CC (7.x) or Lightroom CC (1.x) or are you talking about an older version?
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Hi Rikk. I have LRcc but? But if you look at the top left hand side of my screen it shows RLcc 2015? Even as I am replying to your post with LR running in the background it loaded to import screen for LR?? I just don't understand what the hell is going on.
Shi? It's just happened again. I have now closed out of Lightroom. Thats twice in the space of 30 seconds!
Cheers.
Mike 

Mike
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Ok. So you are running Lightroom CC2015.14 on a Windows machine. 

Well, with such scant information, first guess is that you have Windows set to launch Lightroom when it detects a drive and that a drive is going to sleep on you and then, when the disk is woken or spins up, Lightroom detects it and launches import. 

1. Check your Windows Autoplay settings and make sure you aren't launching Lightroom. 
2. Check your Lightroom preferences and make sure you aren't requesting an Import dialog launch upon detection.  Preferences>General>Import Options "Show import dialog when a memory card is detected".

Those are two things that can cause-by design- what you are seeing. If your Autoplay settings and your Preferences are set correctly then we will have to look deeper. 
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I see where you are coming from Rikk. Logical conclusion. I will check this out and report back here.
Cheers for now.
Mike
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Hi Rikk. Well I made changes to my windows import settings but I hadn't got the auto import set in LR. The problem is still there unfortunately. 
Mike
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Hi Rikk. Well I may have found the problem. I noticed that I had some of my photos on my C drive and all the others on my E drive. I am in the process of copying all the images over now. One thing I would like to mention is the lack of CPU core usage while copying so many images over. You would think that LR would use as many cores as possible to compleate this task ASAP? Take a look at the Windows task manager . I cannot believe that their is such a low core cound usage here given the task it's been asked to do.
I have included a screen grab.
Regards.
Mike.
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I didn't mention the Auto-import section, I was talking about the Preferences setting for importing when a card is detected.  Auto-import has zero impact on your issue.  Go to Edit>Preferences and check that setting. 
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Sorry if I misunderstood you Rikk. Here is the import screen from LR. Are my settings here wrong?
PS. Thank you for sticking with me Rikk.
Mike
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This is the setting I am talking about. 

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Sorry Rikk. I wasn't sure if I was to unclick that one but I have unclicked it now. Once again thanks you for all your help.Cheers.
Mike
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Hi Rikk. I have LR running in the background for more than 1 hour now and I am happy to say that the problem I had with constant importing window popping up has now stopped.
Thank you again for all your help Rikk.
Could I ask you if you know anything about LR/PScc not using multiple cores when when under load. From what I've seen it looks like Adobe isn't using more that 10 to 15% of my CPUs potential. I am also a member of the Adobe forum and this problem was raised numerous times without proper results. Could you help or maybe point me in the right direction please.  
Kindest regards.
Mike 
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Lightroom Classic (v7.2) improves performance and hardware efficiency: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Lightroom-Classic-CC-Version-7-2-Performance-1110/