How do I start the Seti screensaver in Windows 7?


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Message 1373021 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 9:30:15 UTC

I would like to run the Seti screensaver. How do I start it please in Windows 7?
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Message 1373056 - Posted: 29 May 2013, 13:42:24 UTC - in response to Message 1373021.

By setting BOINC as the Windows screen saver.

Windows Start button->Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Display->Personalization (lower left corner)->Screen Saver. Check that it's set to BOINC.

One caveat though, you run a mix of CPU and GPU tasks. Only the CPU tasks come with the graphics application, the CUDA application that runs on the GPU does not have a graphics application, thus can't show the graphics or screen saver. When these run only, or when you managed to get an Astropulse to run (Astropulse don't have a graphics app either), you will see the standard BOINC screen saver.
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