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Message 955252 - Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 17:55:41 UTC
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I am trying to upgrade my preferences from 2 processors to 4. I get the following message:

These preferences apply to all the BOINC projects in which you participate.

Unable to update preferences. The values marked in red below were out of range or not numeric.


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Nothing is marked in red and even changing the value back to 2 returns the same message.

Need advice, thanks...
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Message 955272 - Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 20:09:38 UTC - in response to Message 955252.

YOu can either go to your account page and change your computing preference to 100% or you should be able to change it on your boinc manager to 100% IIRC. I'm not sure if it allows you to change the actual # of Cores or if its a percentage
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Message 955273 - Posted: 16 Dec 2009, 20:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 955252.

I am trying to upgrade my preferences from 2 processors to 4. I get the following message:

These preferences apply to all the BOINC projects in which you participate.

This is the standard header line, even bevor you enter edit mode.

Unable to update preferences. The values marked in red below were out of range or not numeric.

Which values did you change?

The values that skildude mentioned are for BOINC version 6.x. Since you are still running version 5, the correct preference is
On multiprocessors, use at most -- processors
I believe the default is 16.

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Message 956964 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 21:07:33 UTC - in response to Message 955273.
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I want to change the number of processors used from 2 to 4.
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Message 956970 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 21:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 956964.

Repeating your first request doesn't help us. Did you read what we posted? which PC are you trying to adjust? the intel? are you sure this isnt a 2 core CPU. since INtel makes a core 2 duo and core 2 quad its hard to tell with the info we currently have.

You do have several problems that are pretty plain. Your BOINC version is very old. You might consider at least installing 6.6.XX or higher. YOu are also running a beta(testing) version of a Windows OS that is no longer in use since its been released as 7. You may want to consider installing either XP or 7.

I think the BOINC upgrade will get you where you want to go.
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Message 957040 - Posted: 18 Dec 2009, 5:45:51 UTC - in response to Message 956970.

You are also running a beta(testing) version of a Windows OS that is no longer in use since its been released as 7. You may want to consider installing either XP or 7.

Actually, "Windows Longhorn" was the code name for Windows Vista. Windows 7 was codenamed both Vienna and Blackcomb.

That his CPU is not 'registered' correctly is also a combination of the older BOINC version and the OS. So even with a newer BOINC version, the description of his CPU may not update.
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Message 958015 - Posted: 22 Dec 2009, 5:03:24 UTC - in response to Message 956970.
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Repeating your first request doesn't help us. Did you read what we posted? which PC are you trying to adjust? the intel? are you sure this isnt a 2 core CPU. since INtel makes a core 2 duo and core 2 quad its hard to tell with the info we currently have.

You do have several problems that are pretty plain. Your BOINC version is very old. You might consider at least installing 6.6.XX or higher. YOu are also running a beta(testing) version of a Windows OS that is no longer in use since its been released as 7. You may want to consider installing either XP or 7.

I think the BOINC upgrade will get you where you want to go.



Okay, sorry about that. I am trying to upgrade my AMD Quad core. I'll upgrade BOINC and maybe even use my Windows 7 coupon. :)

Thanks everyone!


Final NOTE: That's what I'm talkin' about!! Thanks again.
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