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Message 1284263 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 21:25:42 UTC

I can`t download files for computing in SETI@home.All files make an error. My second client - Einstein@home - works properly
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Message 1284269 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 21:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 1284263.

Quite a simple one - you are running Windows 7, 64bit, while trying to run the x86 (32 bit) application. Download the 64 bit application and it should be much happier.
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Message 1284299 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 23:23:56 UTC - in response to Message 1284269.

Thank you for yours help, but I have version 7.0.28 for Windows 64-bit (8.98 MB). From SETI@home side. I installed it three times....
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Message 1284309 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 0:01:18 UTC - in response to Message 1284299.

The file that keeps failing is seti_609.jpg. Copy that file from another machine if you have it, or try turning off compression in your preferences page. Under "Network Usage" see "Skip image file verification" and make sure it is set to Yes (off).

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Message 1284334 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 1:46:31 UTC - in response to Message 1284269.

Quite a simple one - you are running Windows 7, 64bit, while trying to run the x86 (32 bit) application. Download the 64 bit application and it should be much happier.

Actually, that doesn't matter. 64bit bit Windows will quite happily run 32bit BOINC (as long as it's installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC\ or anyplace other than C:\Program Files\BOINC\), better even is that 32bit BOINC will quite happily run both 32bit and 64bit applications.

The only difference between 32bit and 64bit BOINC is that the 64bit version can address more memory. But other than that...
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Message 1284402 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 6:56:36 UTC

Strange. I expected much the same, when I built this cruncher I initially loaded the 32bit S@H app, and it failed with errors, since I was watching I spotted this and loaded the 64bit version and away it went.


(Yes, I KNOW windows 7 64bit version is supposed to run 332 bit programs, but every now and then it has an iffy fit and throws one out even if it has run it without problems previously)
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Message 1287600 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 4:43:47 UTC

Quick question: I am running S@H on a Win7 (64) machine with 16megs of memory, lotsa disk and a GPU. I am also running Rosetta at the same time. I have noticed that the download for Rosetta is 10 to 100 times faster (12 to 15 Mbps) than Setti download (2 to 30 Kbps). It suspends sometimes for over an hour. Is the Seti server that busy?!! Just wondering, the job gets done and uploaded/downloaded eventually.

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Message 1287660 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 10:26:17 UTC - in response to Message 1287600.

Yes, the Seti server is that busy and overloaded.

Can Windows 7 (64) even run in 16megs of RAM? ;-)
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Message 1287790 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 22:21:02 UTC - in response to Message 1287660.

Thank you for the reply and information. I am glad it is nothing I am doing wrong or wrong w/ my computer

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Message 1287877 - Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 4:13:38 UTC

I believe that the current bottleneck is the 100Mb/S link that SETI has.
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