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Message 16899 - Posted: 24 Aug 2004, 2:43:33 UTC

Can anyone look at these no.'s and tell me what changes to make to my preference settings for optimal performance


CPU type Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.70GHz Pentium
Number of CPUs 1
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 1, (05.01.2600.00)
Memory 246.98 MB
Cache 976.56 KB
Swap space 606.5 MB
Total disk space 31.7 GB
Free Disk Space 25.13 GB
Measured floating point speed 1724.4 million ops/sec
Measured integer speed 3665.25 million ops/sec
Average upload rate 4.33 KB/sec
Average download rate 27.09 KB/sec



Do work while computer is running on batteries?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Do work while computer is in use? yes
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave project applications in memory while activities are suspended?
(applications will always consume swap space if 'yes') no
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
(matters only if you use a modem) no
Disconnect when done?
(matters only if you use a modem) yes
Keep enough work on disk to last between 0.1 and 3 days
On multiprocessors, use at most 2 processors
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Limits on disk space and memory used by BOINC:
Use no more than 20 GB
Leave at least 0.1 GB
Use no more than 100% of total space
Use no more than 75% of total virtual memory
Limits on network bandwidth used by BOINC:
Maximum download rate: 512 KB/s
Maximum upload rate: 128 KB/s
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Message 17337 - Posted: 25 Aug 2004, 9:28:14 UTC
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Looks pretty good. I would sugest changing the queue to 2 to 3 days (1 to 2 if you also run predictor), and use no more than 50% of disk space.

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Message 17620 - Posted: 26 Aug 2004, 0:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 17337.

> Looks pretty good. I would sugest changing the queue to 2 to 3 days (1 to 2 if
> you also run predictor), and use no more than 50% of disk space.
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John Keck
> BOINCing since 2002/12/08
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Thanks for the info. It is greatly appreciated
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Message 23697 - Posted: 8 Sep 2004, 14:00:11 UTC - in response to Message 17337.

> Looks pretty good. I would sugest changing the queue to 2 to 3 days (1 to 2 if


can anyone tell me how to change this setting - can't find it under the prefrences

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Message 23778 - Posted: 8 Sep 2004, 17:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 23697.

> > Looks pretty good. I would sugest changing the queue to 2 to 3 days (1 to
> 2 if
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> can anyone tell me how to change this setting - can't find it under the
> prefrences
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This has been replaced in V4.xx with "Connect to network about every" x days - The work fetch policy tries to keep enough work for between x and 2x days.


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Message 23984 - Posted: 9 Sep 2004, 4:25:58 UTC

I would also change leave project applications in memory to yes. Otherwise every time the projects are swapped, you will lose work. This is a known bug, and it will (hopefully) be fixed.

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Message 24128 - Posted: 9 Sep 2004, 15:48:00 UTC - in response to Message 23984.



Thanks for that

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