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Message 967398 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 3:38:57 UTC

Wow, a lot has changed since classic version (ran it back in 2002, haven't since around '03 or '04. Keep getting the same error messages no matter how much i play with the preferences.

31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: Your NVIDIA GPU has insufficient memory (need 384MB)
31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.


Why it's requiring 384MB when the site says a 256 will do I'm not sure, and as for the disk space... i have 70 gigs free on the disk so why it's confused that i don't have enough space is unclear too. Anyone have a clue whats going on with this thing?

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Message 967417 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 7:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 967398.

Wow, a lot has changed since classic version (ran it back in 2002, haven't since around '03 or '04. Keep getting the same error messages no matter how much i play with the preferences.

31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: Your NVIDIA GPU has insufficient memory (need 384MB)
31/01/2010 10:42:48 AM SETI@home Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.

Why it's requiring 384MB when the site says a 256 will do I'm not sure, and as for the disk space... i have 70 gigs free on the disk so why it's confused that i don't have enough space is unclear too. Anyone have a clue whats going on with this thing?


Local preferences set in BOINC Manager -> Advanced -> Preferences
override the web ACCOUNT > Computing preferences.

Try setting both to:

Disk and memory usage
Use at most 5 GB disk space Leave at least 0.1 GB disk space free Use at most 10% of total disk space


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Message 967470 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 15:59:17 UTC - in response to Message 967417.

No go, still getting same error messages. :(

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Message 967494 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 17:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 967470.

try backing off to the 191.XX drivers for Nvidia. they tend to work faster than the newer Drivers. are you running something that uses a lot of graphic power? It almost sounds like you are using the GPU for something else and BOINC won't interupt it.

make sure you read Bilbgs message. you'll need to override your web preferences. and I'd set the "use at most % to 50%. Seti won't get close to using that much but its worth a try.

try cleaning up your HDD. get rid of the trash and defrag.
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Message 967582 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 967494.

Backed off to 191.07 Version, cleaned up HDD and went through and defragged it. Also tried force updating and tried using Reset Project to see if it'd help, i'm still getting the same error messages. Does this thing just hate windows xp 64 or something?

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Message 967584 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 967582.

Can you shut down BOINC, restart it and copy the first 20 lines from the Messages tab here? That might help track down the problem.
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Message 967585 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 967584.

01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.18 for windows_x86_64
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Data directory: F:\
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Running under account Brandon
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ [AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3]
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor: 1.00 MB cache
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 3dnow mmx
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.02.3790.00)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.87 GB virtual
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Disk: 80.69 GB total, 10.84 GB free
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Local time is UTC -7 hours
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8600 GT (driver version 19107, CUDA version 2030, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 97 GFLOPS peak)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Not using a proxy
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5285760; resource share 100
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 30-Jan-2010 16:25:09)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home Host location: none
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home General prefs: using your defaults
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Reading preferences override file
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.15MB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1841.67MB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit disk usage to 7.00GB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Suspending computation - user is active

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Message 967588 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:47:37 UTC - in response to Message 967585.

01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.18 for windows_x86_64
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Data directory: F:\
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Running under account Brandon
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ [AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3]
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor: 1.00 MB cache
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 3dnow mmx
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.02.3790.00)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.87 GB virtual
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Disk: 80.69 GB total, 10.84 GB free
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Local time is UTC -7 hours
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8600 GT (driver version 19107, CUDA version 2030, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 97 GFLOPS peak)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Not using a proxy
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5285760; resource share 100
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 30-Jan-2010 16:25:09)
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home Host location: none
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM SETI@home General prefs: using your defaults
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Reading preferences override file
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.15MB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1841.67MB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Preferences limit disk usage to 7.00GB
01/02/2010 6:21:33 PM Suspending computation - user is active


OK, a few things I see:

The item in bold tells me you have the root of drive F: as your data directory. Most file systems have a limit to how many file entries can be in the root, so this may cause problems in the future.

The item in red tells me you only have 10GB of free hard drive space. Depending on your disk space values, you are more than likely choking BOINC too much.

The item in purple tells me you are using local preferences (the preferences override, meaning you are overriding any preferences you have set online for this computer).

Based on that, please go to BOINC Manager -> Advanced -> Preferences -> Disk and Memory Usage and post your values for the first three items (i.e. Use at Most X Gigabytes disk space, Leave at least X Gigabytes disk space free, and Use at Most X % of total disk space).
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Message 967589 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 967588.

Use at most 7.00 Gigs
Leave at least 0.10 Gigs
Use at most 50.00% of total disk space

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Message 967591 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:58:29 UTC - in response to Message 967589.

As to the F drive, i cleared out 15 gigs of space off it shifting stuff to other drives, thought i had it mapped to another HDD, prolly got the two paths mixed up so everything is on the wrong drives but meh.

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Message 967592 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 1:58:52 UTC - in response to Message 967589.

Try "Leave at least .001 Gigs disk space free".
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Message 967596 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:07:46 UTC - in response to Message 967592.

Still getting same error messages. I also tried resetting all my computer side preferences back, then after that failed i changed settings on the site itself, used the update button and I still have the same messages, ugh! lol

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Message 967600 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:19:43 UTC - in response to Message 967596.

Ok, let's try some really big values just to see if we can get it working.

Use at most 100GB disk space
Leave at least 0.001 (the smallest supported amount)
Use at most 100% total disk space
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Message 967602 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 967600.

Still a no go, going to try an uninstall/reinstall and see if maybe it doesn't clear up a malfunction somewhere lol.

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Message 967607 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:33:56 UTC - in response to Message 967602.

Lol boy i'm not having any luck tonight, just to be sure nothing had gotten corrupted I tried to re-download the file, this time i specifically grabbed the xp 64 one, but all the links on the page are broken, the mirror server go down?

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Message 967609 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:45:11 UTC - in response to Message 967607.

Ok, it finally works!!! Thanks man!

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Message 967613 - Posted: 2 Feb 2010, 2:54:44 UTC - in response to Message 967609.

Ok, it finally works!!! Thanks man!


Glad you got it working. Normally BOINC isn't this hard to get up and running. I've installed it on many machines over the years and normally it's a simple install-and-run type deal.
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Message 972297 - Posted: 20 Feb 2010, 16:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 967613.

Ok, it finally works!!! Thanks man!


Glad you got it working. Normally BOINC isn't this hard to get up and running. I've installed it on many machines over the years and normally it's a simple install-and-run type deal.


The same is true for me. I've installed it for years and it work every time without any problem. But know I'm having the same trouble as described here.
I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and it looks like reinstall will be the only solution. But what went wrong?
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Message 972308 - Posted: 20 Feb 2010, 16:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 972297.

the servers are experiencing upload/download problems. Please be patient
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Message 972319 - Posted: 20 Feb 2010, 17:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 972297.

Ok, it finally works!!! Thanks man!


Glad you got it working. Normally BOINC isn't this hard to get up and running. I've installed it on many machines over the years and normally it's a simple install-and-run type deal.


The same is true for me. I've installed it for years and it work every time without any problem. But know I'm having the same trouble as described here.
I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and it looks like reinstall will be the only solution. But what went wrong?


Seems to be a problem with the version 6.4.5. After update to 6.10.17 every thing is working. I mean of course the boinc software.
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