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Message 1225828 - Posted: 1 May 2012, 20:41:43 UTC

Hello,

I have a "fairly" powerful rig (for a personal machine). Core i7 970 Gulftown, 3xGTX480 so I thought why not let the machine do something useful when I'm not using it. Please bear with me as I know absolutely nothing about seti@home.

Question 1: If i can see things running, that means my machine is crunching, right?

Question 2: I've done a bit of searching but can't really figure this out. Is there any type of "visualizer" that I can install? The screensaver doesn't show anything other than the projects that are running.

Thanks for all the help in advance!

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Message 1225836 - Posted: 1 May 2012, 20:50:39 UTC

I did find this in another thread:

Once the files have downloaded, you can see a graphical output by opening BOINC Manager, and if you're in the Advanced View, you can select the Tasks tab, then select an active task that is currently processing. Once you have selected an active task, on the left there will be a button that reads "Display graphics"; if you click on that, you'll be able to see a graphical representation of the work being done.

However, that button is always greyed out for me.

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Message 1225848 - Posted: 1 May 2012, 21:08:25 UTC - in response to Message 1225836.

I did find this in another thread:

Once the files have downloaded, you can see a graphical output by opening BOINC Manager, and if you're in the Advanced View, you can select the Tasks tab, then select an active task that is currently processing. Once you have selected an active task, on the left there will be a button that reads "Display graphics"; if you click on that, you'll be able to see a graphical representation of the work being done.

However, that button is always greyed out for me.


You're using your Fermi GPU's to process work. The screensaver/graphics won't work while you are doing so.
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Message 1225850 - Posted: 1 May 2012, 21:12:40 UTC

Understood. Since I'm running triple SLI, is there any way to dedicate two to compute and one to graphics?

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Message 1225871 - Posted: 1 May 2012, 21:59:42 UTC

Short answer yes.

Long answer, you'll have to dig though the forums to find out how. I believe it can be done by making the proper edits to the appropriate files.

That's as much as I can tell you
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Message 1225966 - Posted: 2 May 2012, 1:16:36 UTC - in response to Message 1225871.

Short answer yes.

Long answer, you'll have to dig though the forums to find out how. I believe it can be done by making the proper edits to the appropriate files.

That's as much as I can tell you

The instructions are here.
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Message 1225968 - Posted: 2 May 2012, 1:19:53 UTC - in response to Message 1225836.

Once you have selected an active task, on the left there will be a button that reads "Display graphics";
However, that button is always greyed out for me.

Select an active (Running) CPU task (i.e. SETI@home Enhanced v6.03 task)
Then the "Display graphics" button will be active.

(the "SETI@home Enhanced v6.10 (cuda_fermi)" application have no graphics (screensaver) part)


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Message 1231874 - Posted: 14 May 2012, 5:00:52 UTC - in response to Message 1225968.
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hello, im new here, im only 13 and have just devoted my unused time on my computer to this exiting project, but how the hell does it work?

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Message 1231876 - Posted: 14 May 2012, 5:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 1231874.

i also have a quad core times 2, or a 8 core computer, would this effect it in any way? because i hope it wouldnt


please reply, I NEED YOUR AWNSORS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Message 1231952 - Posted: 14 May 2012, 11:44:59 UTC - in response to Message 1231876.

1. You have an Intel Core i3 processor, which means you have a dual core with HyperThreading, making it 4 logical processors, not 8.

2. You can start here to learn about how SETI@Home works.

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Message 1244638 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 5:50:18 UTC - in response to Message 1225850.

Nice man 3 480's?! What kind of power supply do you have for that?

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