Radeon HD 5670 - SETI using GPU when it shouldn't


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Message 1382343 - Posted: 18 Jun 2013, 0:59:41 UTC

I find that SETI is using my GPU when it shouldn't, eg, when I'm doing other tasks on the computer. I noticed it when videos were bogged down due to a maxed-out GPU. Right now, the only way I know to stop it is to shut down BOINC & restart it.

My computing preferences are set to avoid using it when the the computer is active:

Suspend work while computer is in use? yes

Suspend GPU work while computer is in use?
Enforced by version 6.6.21+ yes

'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 60 minutes


Any ideas?

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Message 1382350 - Posted: 18 Jun 2013, 1:36:46 UTC - in response to Message 1382343.


Known problem
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71581

... due to bug in BOINC API
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71581&postid=1377402#1377402

Will be fixed in next versions of GPU OpenCL apps (see the last post by Raistmer)


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Message 1382361 - Posted: 18 Jun 2013, 3:33:16 UTC - in response to Message 1382350.

Ok, thanks. I assume I'll just have to trudge through until the problem is fixed then.
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