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Message 952137 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 0:53:58 UTC

Normal ... so ~10 Years in the past the good old seti client was set on running only in idle so that any CPU usage from other programs are favored. the problem now with boinc ist all running applications are set on normal priority so they steal my cpu usage for the daily work. how can i set boinc the way to set all application from Boinc zu low CPU priority cause manual setting for every new task sucks hard...

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Message 952139 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:05:43 UTC - in response to Message 952137.

All project applications run at the lowest possible priority, even one notch lower than Lowest. BOINC and BOINC Manager run on normal priority, but they don't use the CPU that much anyway.

If you see things differently, perhaps that you tried a cc_config.xml file with the option <no_priority_change> on. That will run science applications at the same priority as the client: Normal. if you didn't.. well, then everything runs at one notch below lowest.
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Message 952144 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 952137.

Perhaps you should try "Suspend GPU work while computer is in use" in your Computing preferences.

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Message 952145 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:27:45 UTC

i did nothing on any XML file i just tried to find a way over the normal Preferences but there ist no option available for this problem and yes Boinc is running on normal and any task is also running on normal until i set in manualy on low

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Message 952146 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 952144.
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Perhaps you should try "Suspend GPU work while computer is in use" in your Computing preferences.

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no this will just cause to doing nothing all the time .. iam not afk from my Desktop for long time without switching him off.

update: Stoping the cuda task makes running flash movies more smoth but nothing more

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Message 952149 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:39:20 UTC - in response to Message 952145.

How do you start BOINC?

- If by going Start->Programs->BOINC, when looking at the shortcut link's properties, what does it tell in the Target line to start up?

- If by your own shortcut, also tell what it says on the Target line.

(I ask as there is a command line option to change the priority as well)

And can you else double check in Task Manager, with the Base-priority column ordered to show the Low users first. If need be post an image (needs an external site such as Photobucket) of what you see.
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Message 952155 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 1:55:22 UTC
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its coming up with Start up
but in the Shortcuts there are no more commands than the Path for the Exe
and like i said on task manager all task from Boinc and also the Project task in this case Seti (2 cpu task one GPU task) are running on normal

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Message 952157 - Posted: 4 Dec 2009, 2:02:23 UTC

hmm looks like Deinstall and reinstall (it was the same version) did fix the problem in this moment when i started boinc manual the 2 CPu task are running on low and the GPU task running lower than normal.

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