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Message 961751 - Posted: 8 Jan 2010, 2:02:53 UTC

First let me say that I love the visual aspect of SETI@home!

Is there a way to stop that axis-rotation effect and just display the work statically?

I used to run the classic version and my FPS was smooth (>15). Now I get about 3-5 FPS on the screensaver.

Can I modify the settings or, can I revert to an older version while processing the same amount of data?

Currenly running boinc_6.10.18_windows_intelx86.

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Message 961832 - Posted: 8 Jan 2010, 7:07:18 UTC - in response to Message 961751.  
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Message 961912 - Posted: 8 Jan 2010, 15:03:50 UTC - in response to Message 961832.  

Just an FYI, the screensaver while pretty isn't necessary. also it will slow your WU processing down just a bit.
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Message 962284 - Posted: 9 Jan 2010, 16:39:40 UTC - in response to Message 961751.  
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If you "used to run the classic version" you can "Claim your SETI@home Classic workunits".
If you do so you will be shown as SETI@home participant since "old" times (since somewhere between 1999-2006 and not 2010)

Look the links:

Instructions for SETI@home Classic users:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic.php

Claim your SETI@home Classic workunits:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic_link.php

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Message 962342 - Posted: 9 Jan 2010, 20:30:20 UTC

Thanks for the links guys! That covers all my issues!

If seti@home.scr impedes WU processing, does it not stand to reason that the same holds true for the Einstein.scr?
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Message 962352 - Posted: 9 Jan 2010, 21:03:28 UTC - in response to Message 962342.  

Thanks for the links guys! That covers all my issues!

If seti@home.scr impedes WU processing, does it not stand to reason that the same holds true for the Einstein.scr?

Yes, it does.


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Message 962387 - Posted: 10 Jan 2010, 0:51:06 UTC - in response to Message 962342.  
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Thanks for the links guys! That covers all my issues!

If seti@home.scr impedes WU processing, does it not stand to reason that the same holds true for the Einstein.scr?


In your SETI@home preferences:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

you can set
Maximum CPU % for graphics (mine is set to 10)


Also set the BOINC ScreenSaver to go blank after 5 minutes -
if you like to look at it and forget to close it (move the mouse)
it will go to black screen after 5 minutes.

(You don't need to run the BOINC ScreenSaver to make the computations)

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