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Message 1038555 - Posted: 3 Oct 2010, 3:00:48 UTC

Seeking help to maximize theWU utilisation of an NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M graphics card

Hello, embarrassingly I must admit that I am an 11 year clueless N00B. I just install Seti@home on my computers, and let them run.

A fortnight ago I bought a new laptop, an Acer Gateway NV59C V1.06. My first computer with a GPU that Seti@home can use. I am eager to maximize the Seti@home work this laptop can do.

I run BOINC Manager Version: 6.10.58 wxWidgets version: 2.8.10.

I think I have set the preferences to maximize processor usage with ticks to:
computing allowed while computer is on batteries,
while computer is in use
use GPU while computer is in use.
While process usage is less than 0

For other options I have the following:
Switch between applications every 60.00 minutes
On multiprocessor systems use at most 100% of the processors
Use at most 100% CPU time

Are these the most efficient settings for WU crunching?

When I view tasks I see 5 applications running with one for each of the four threads of the core i5 CPU and the fifth application has the following information in the status column (Running 0.18 CPUs + 1.00 NVIDIA GPUs)

I got the following message:
1/10/2010 6:16:57 PM SETI@home Message from server: NVIDIA GPU: _("Upgrade to the latest driver to use all of this project's GPU applications")

Can someone give me advice or directions on how to do this?

The specifications of my laptop are as follows:
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core i5 M 520
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M [Display adapter]

NVIDIA System Information report created on: 10/03/2010 12:08:06
System name: LAPTOP-GATEWAY

[Display]
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz (2395 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce GT 320M
Driver version: 188.86
CUDA Cores: 24
Core clock: 500 MHz
Shader clock: 1100 MHz
Memory clock: 790 MHz (1580 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 128-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2747 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1723 MB
Video BIOS version: 70.16.5D.00.02
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16

[Components]

nvCplUIR.dll 2.5.750.12 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvCpl.cpl 2.5.750.12 NVIDIA Control Panel Applet
nvCplUI.exe 2.5.750.12 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvViTvSR.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Video and TV Server
nvViTvS.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Video and TV Server
nvDispSR.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Display Server
NVMCTRAY.DLL 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Media Center Library
nvDispS.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Display Server
NVCPL.DLL 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver, Version 188.86
NVCUDA.DLL 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA CUDA 2.2 driver
nvGameSR.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
nvGameS.dll 8.16.11.8886 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server

In anticipation of your forbearance and hopefully advice that I can understand, thank you

Respectfully
Stuart

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Message 1040194 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 13:39:12 UTC - in response to Message 1038555.

Are these the most efficient settings for WU crunching?

yes WU's won't stop running unless you have a debt on another project or a WU is in danger of missing its deadline.

Can someone give me advice or directions on how to do this?

yes, Head to the nvidia websites download page and proceed to download the appropriate drivers for your GPU. That always seems to work : )
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