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Message 1156813 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 13:01:16 UTC

Problem No 1: I've just downloaded Boinc again onto my most recent (this) computer after having moved house/countries. Nothing is being downloaded however. The message on the screen is to the effect that Boinc is suspended when computer is NOT in use. I've checked Preferences. Can't find anything there to put matters right. Don't really understand them.

Problem no. 2 is that I need to update my profile but am being refused permission because of some rating or credit? being less than 1.0
I don't understand that either.

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Message 1156822 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 13:29:33 UTC

Hello, And welcome back.

For problem Number 1. Go to Boinc manger and where you see a tab called Prefernces, click it. Then you will see a line that says computing preferences, click that.
the second line down should be suspend work while computer is in use, That should be no. If it isnt you have to edit that. If you have a GPU, Edit that to no also.

For problem number 2. You have to have Rac to change your profile and post on the main boards. You need work to get Rac and that has been hard to get for everyone.

Hope this helps.
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Message 1156849 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 15:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 1156813.

There's indeed a preference

Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last --- minutes Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers
in your online Computing preferences. Perhaps it's not mirrored in the local preferences.

However, if you want your BOINC client to run independently of the preferences, select "Run always" from the Activity menu in BOINC manager's advanced view.

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Message 1156944 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 3:10:28 UTC - in response to Message 1156822.

Hello, And welcome back.

For problem Number 1. Go to Boinc manger and where you see a tab called Prefernces, click it. Then you will see a line that says computing preferences, click that.
the second line down should be suspend work while computer is in use, That should be no. If it isnt you have to edit that. If you have a GPU, Edit that to no also.

For problem number 2. You have to have Rac to change your profile and post on the main boards. You need work to get Rac and that has been hard to get for everyone.

Hope this helps.

A Recent Average Credit of 1 should not be that hard to get after a week or two of crunching.

For #1, you answered the wrong question. There are two settings that suspend work based on keyboard and mouse activity. You pointed at one, he was having trouble with the other one.
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Message 1156945 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 3:11:58 UTC - in response to Message 1156849.

There's indeed a preference
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last --- minutes Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers
in your online Computing preferences. Perhaps it's not mirrored in the local preferences.

However, if you want your BOINC client to run independently of the preferences, select "Run always" from the Activity menu in BOINC manager's advanced view.

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I just checked. It isn't in the local UI, it has to be set on a project web site.
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Message 1158982 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 8:45:39 UTC - in response to Message 1156822.

Thank you and also everybody for your help in this. I've now set my computing preferences as suggested.

All I have to do now is find out where my Boinc Manager is!

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Message 1159006 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 10:51:09 UTC - in response to Message 1158982.

All I have to do now is find out where my Boinc Manager is!

If you want help with that, tell us. :-)

For starters, try the program files directory or the Autostart folder in your Start menu directory.

BTW, your only downloaded task expires today (5 Oct 2011 | 11:33:49 UTC).

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Message 1159080 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 14:57:25 UTC

Or, if it has started already, it'll be in the system tray next to the clock. Just click on the little arrow you see there and look for an icon that looks like this: , then double-click on it to open BOINC Manager.
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Message 1161180 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 9:11:49 UTC - in response to Message 1159080.

Thanks for the further info. I did successfully set my preferences and Boinc started working away on my laptop. The noise was terrific, like a ship's engine room and my laptop became very very hot. Then the screen went blank or rather black. I had to reboot my computer. Therefore, I have disabled Boinc until I have the time to investigate. I'm running on Windows 7 64 bit and I've an Asus Intel Quad Core i7 bought May 2010.

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Message 1161190 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 10:10:31 UTC - in response to Message 1161180.
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Don't run BOINC without some Temperature Monitoring Programs:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=59292
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=62044


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