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Message 1119726 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 14:29:56 UTC

Hi,

I just got myself a new rig (old one as 8+ years old) and while I now have a good GPU (nVidia GTX 580) I don't want to run work units on it. While I can suspend the GPU processing, the client keeps on downloading work units for the GPU. Is there a way to stop this?

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Marcin

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Message 1119729 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 14:33:57 UTC - in response to Message 1119726.

Go to your account page, seti@home preferences and change use NVidia GPU to no.
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Message 1119731 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 14:34:36 UTC - in response to Message 1119729.

Thanks! I just checked the FAQ and saw that there as well...

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Message 1119732 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 14:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 1119726.

Your Account->Seti@Home preferences->Edit them->Check "Use CPU"->Uncheck Use Nvidia GPU->Update preferences.

At the next contact your BOINC has with the Seti servers, it'll automatically follow the new preferences and work download for the GPU is over.
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Message 1139223 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 3:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 1119732.

I have use GPU unchecked and it still is downloading cuda units ...

so the setting obviously doesnt work ...


any other way to stop it short of getting a ATI video card?
boinc version 6.12.33(x86)


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Message 1139229 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 3:37:35 UTC - in response to Message 1139223.

How can the setting "obviously not work" if it works for everyone else?


After you changed the preference, did you use the Update command in your BOINC Manager? BOINC doesn't know about the change in preferences until it contacts the server.

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Message 1139389 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 10:23:05 UTC - in response to Message 1139223.

any other way to stop it short of getting a ATI video card?

????

According to You computer list, you only have ATI cards. What work you have downloaded is CPU only: SETI@home Enhanced v6.03 and Astropulse v505 v5.05.

Would you have a hidden Nvidia CUDA card in any of those systems, you would get Seti@Home Enhanced 6.09 or 6.10 work, while the Astropulse v5.05 can only be run on a GPU through the anonymous platform file. You don't have any, as that would show in the work load.

So unless you have a system with an Nvidia card on a different account than the one you post with, which is entirely possible, you will have to post its ID number and the messages you see.
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Message 1139626 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 23:06:49 UTC - in response to Message 1139389.

I have 2 computers running on the same account
one with ATI card the other with NVIDEA card

currently in my queue i have seti@home enhanced 6.08 (cuda) x6 work units
on my Nvidea PC with GPU disabled

12oc10ab.13171.4157.4.10.67_1
12oc10ab.13171.4157.4.10.59_0
12oc10ab.13171.4157.4.10.53_0
06mr11aa.27259.2285.13.10.9_0
06mr11aa.27259.2285.13.10.3_0
06mr11aa.27259.2285.13.10.1_0

does that help?

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Message 1139628 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 23:13:56 UTC - in response to Message 1139626.

I found the problem ...

preferences did not update because one was using an old account

hopefully it will now work ...
thanks for you help
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Message 1139629 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 23:13:58 UTC - in response to Message 1139626.

I found the problem ...

preferences did not update because one was using an old account

hopefully it will now work ...
thanks for you help
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