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Message 1019795 - Posted: 26 Jul 2010, 20:49:15 UTC

I am downloading tasks for seti@home and for quite a while now it has not been downloading any tasks.
It trys to download tasks for GPU. However I changed the additional work buffer to 3 days and then it tried to download aditional tasks for CPU and it worked.
Why did it change from GPU to CPU. And how do I get it to download only tasks frofor CPU otherwise I wont get any new work?
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Message 1019799 - Posted: 26 Jul 2010, 21:01:13 UTC - in response to Message 1019795.

It looks like you have an ATI 4000 series GPU which cant run any GPU apps for seti. It is boinc that is requesting the GPU tasks which you can't do. Ignore that request it will ask for CPU tasks the next time it asks for work
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Message 1020018 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 8:19:51 UTC - in response to Message 1019795.

Hmm. Only it did not request work fr the CPU for a couple of days. It just kept asking for GPU tasks. IT was only when I changed the setting ofr buffer work to 10 days that it requested work for the CPU.
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Message 1020027 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 8:53:15 UTC - in response to Message 1020018.

So all the time before BOINC assumed you still had enough work in cache to get by. Mind, when checking the tasks tab, check for the "Show active tasks" and "Show all tasks" button. When it shows "Show all tasks" it's in the Show active tasks state and will only show tasks that are running, waiting to run and suspended. It will not show all those ready to start, ready to report, uploading, or downloading.

I mean, you may think you have only got 4 tasks in queue, when in truth there are 264 hidden behind the "Show all tasks" button. (numbers are made up).
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Message 1020038 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 10:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 1020027.

I mean, you may think you have only got 4 tasks in queue, when in truth there are 264 hidden behind the "Show all tasks" button. (numbers are made up).

Actually it should be 105 (save for ghosts), so no bad guess ;-)

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Message 1020045 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 10:12:37 UTC - in response to Message 1020038.

Actually it should be 105 (save for ghosts), so no bad guess ;-)

You have too much free time on your hands, boy. How about looking into a hobby?
I hear computers are nice. :P
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Message 1028129 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 16:09:28 UTC

Guys, how can i set it up for doing only GPU jobs?
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Message 1028133 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 16:39:02 UTC - in response to Message 1028129.

Guys, how can i set it up for doing only GPU jobs?

Go to your SETI@home preferences and set
Use CPU no Enforced by version 6.10+

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Message 1028198 - Posted: 25 Aug 2010, 3:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 1028133.

Muchos gracias!
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Message 1031842 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 16:15:32 UTC - in response to Message 1028198.

you have a relatively slow GPU so you might actually consider running WU's on your quad as well. More than likely you'd get more work out of the quad than the 8800
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