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Todd R. Hill
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Message 1391672 - Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 16:42:25 UTC

I've been computing for SETI@Home for 14 years on a wide variety of boxes.

Something in the changes in the last 2-3 months is causing it to crash the desktops of both Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome and Windows 7. Both are fully up-to-date, and those systems have been running successfully for years.

So it is not the hardware. Given it happens on both Ubuntu and Windows indicates it's the Seti or Boinc software.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.


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Message 1391687 - Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 17:23:08 UTC

Given that the Windows and Linus executables are different I would be looking at the hardware. When did you last clean the dust out of the PSUs, clean the fins on the CPUs - I say this having just cleaned four years growth of dust from one of my crunchers that suddenly went unstable.
Next consider running memtest86, for a decent length of time as you may have some memory that is going soft.
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