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Message 1422877 - Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 1:33:25 UTC

10/1/2013 6:33:36 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task 07fe09ae.31190.71546.8.12.127_1 using setiathome_v7 version 700 in slot 2
10/1/2013 7:13:44 PM | SETI@home | Computation for task 07fe09ae.31190.71546.8.12.127_1 finished
10/1/2013 7:13:44 PM | SETI@home | Output file 07fe09ae.31190.71546.8.12.127_1_0 for task 07fe09ae.31190.71546.8.12.127_1 exceeds size limit.

Computation error after 73 hrs of crunching? WTH?

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Message 1422962 - Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 5:49:18 UTC

As slow as your CPU is it should've finished that in way less time.

What temps are you getting there on the CPU?

Are you running throttling or power saving apps?

Are you running any other apps that could be using a lot CPU time? (nearly anything could be to blame here these days with very old hardware)

Have you checked for malware?

And far to many other questions to ask.

Cheers.

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Message 1423162 - Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 17:37:42 UTC

What I believe happened is that the MSDN library SP1 iso image - 2.2 GB - I downloaded used up the freespace on %SYSDRIVE% and that exceeded BOINC disk useage parameters; I left BOINC running during the download.

Apparently Windows downloads files in the browser in their entrirety to Temporary Internet Files folder before moving any downloaded file to the specified destination.

What a bite in the nads.

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Message 1423365 - Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 0:08:26 UTC

..it does that depending on the browser you're using. Firefox, if you have it set to ask where to download files to, it saves the partial file to the same place you told it to save to.

IE downloads to the temp folder and then moves later. Not sure about how Chrome does it.
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Message 1423388 - Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 1:37:46 UTC - in response to Message 1423365.

Chrome does the same as Firefox; same folder as the download itself with a temporary name until the download is finished.

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Message 1424263 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 23:56:48 UTC

MSDN Library SP1 better be worth it! Anybody know if its not? What I'm perplexed about is that SP1 is a 2.2GB iso, while the standard is a 3.3 GB iso. So do I install this on top of the standard, or is it standalone (uninstall the existing MSDN Library and then install SP1)?

One solution I'm aware of regarding space constraints on %SYSDRIVE% pertaining to massive downloads is to use FTP Voyager (it possible there are other similar apps of worthy mention). Of course it probably's not all that big a deal that much for people using at least 21st century technology. With all the terraquad capacity isolinear chip storage units that are so prevalent nowadays (practically toys for pre-elementary kids' Happy Meals), only anal retentive stone-aged curmungeons insist %SYSDRIVE% should only be so large as what the OS requires. That way defragging is rather quick; the system doesn't spend time thrashing about mega-size files it doesn't need to.

Oh, my bad: defragging is such a quaint anachronism these days given the sub-nanosecond access times for any arbitrary GB memory-pixel these days (even with storage fragmentation in excess 153%).

One of these days I hope to have enough credits scrounged together to afford an upgrade to a motherboard that sports PCI-X functionality so I can run my AHA-39160 SCSI host adapter at native 64-bit speed. Heck I might even live dangerously: migrate my primary desktop OS to Windows Server 2008.

Word of advice for any of you techno-Guttenuff's that may be reading this: take stock of your free-space before doing any downloads. And when in doubt shut BOINC down; its better to waste 5.5 hrs crunch time when downloading a 50MB file than to lose 6.8month elapsed crunch time.

LOL.

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Message 1424447 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 6:02:31 UTC - in response to Message 1424263.

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Word of advice for any of you techno-Guttenuff's that may be reading this: take stock of your free-space before doing any downloads. And when in doubt shut BOINC down; its better to waste 5.5 hrs crunch time when downloading a 50MB file than to lose 6.8month elapsed crunch time.

LOL.

I know what's important, so set up a separate partition for BOINC and its data. So if the MS garbage pit on C: collapses, BOINC and SaH aren't affected.

Hmm, even on my dial-up connection, a 50MB download doesn't take 5.5 hours...
Joe

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