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Message 1508596 - Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 23:53:54 UTC

a lot of the time i`m crunching numbers for my self,
home movie ect using cpu. But i would like to use both cpu + gpu
( GPU Mainly ) as got more grunt but Both would be great if possable?,
flat out as cooling is not a problem with ither,
i`m sorry in advance,
i have been looking and trying new settings for weeks that the COMMUNITY have advised,
but i must not be doing it right,
I`ll not be able to respond right back, prob few days,
but any help would be very welcome, thanks :)
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Message 1508602 - Posted: 26 Apr 2014, 0:19:38 UTC - in response to Message 1508596.

Looking at the only computer on your account, BOINC isn't detecting your GPU, so we'll have to start with that. If you can provide the first 30 lines of your Event Log by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + E, then selecting the first 30 lines (approx. is fine) and pasting them here we should be able to determine why. You may have to exit and re-start BOINC so we can see the first start-up lines that will give us the information we're looking for.

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Message 1509253 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 18:00:39 UTC - in response to Message 1508602.

many thanks for your help ;)

27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.42 for windows_x86_64
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Running as a daemon
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Running under account boinc_master
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | No usable GPUs found
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Host name: SONICHHH
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Memory: 3.96 GB physical, 7.93 GB virtual
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Disk: 1.05 TB total, 519.89 GB free
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Local time is UTC +1 hours
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | VirtualBox version: 4.2.16
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 87222; resource share 100
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7255865; resource share 100
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 19-Apr-2014 22:54:01)
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Reading preferences override file
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Preferences:
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | max memory usage when active: 2029.48MB
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | max memory usage when idle: 3653.06MB
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | max disk usage: 100.00GB
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Not using a proxy
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Message 1509264 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 18:26:48 UTC - in response to Message 1509253.
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27/04/2014 18:59:32 | | Running as a daemon

You have BOINC installed as a service, and when doing so, BOINC won't be able to detect the GPUs as the drivers for them run in a different session than your account does.

Simplest way to solve this is to uninstall BOINC, then reinstall it. Next in the installer, click three times until you come across a screen with an Advanced button. Click the Advanced button, next uncheck "Service Install". then continue the installation.




If you installed drivers from the GPU manufacturer, BOINC will then detect the GPU.
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Message 1509282 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 19:39:29 UTC - in response to Message 1509264.

nice thanks, i`ll try this and get back prob in couple of days, would it allso be possable to just run it when I tell it to, as at min its running as soon as i turn on the pc, taking an Age for windows & firewall to get started, as taking all the cpu power, so no screen saver just flat out Cpu+Gpu when i ask for it then suspend when i need to? thanks for your help :)
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Message 1509295 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 20:25:48 UTC

The default setting for Use of GPU is only when the system is not in use (idle). The default setting for Use of CPU is to use always. You can change that to also when system is idle.
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Message 1509301 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 20:45:16 UTC - in response to Message 1509282.

would it allso be possable to just run it when I tell it to, as at min its running as soon as i turn on the pc, taking an Age for windows & firewall to get started, as taking all the cpu power, so no screen saver just flat out Cpu+Gpu when i ask for it then suspend when i need to? thanks for your help :)


BOINC launches science applications at the lowest priority it can. All user tasks get access to resources (CPU and RAM) over the science applications, which run at a higher priority. Therefore there is no such thing as the science applications "taking all the CPU power"; the science applications have no say when Windows takes away those resources to give them to higher priority applications.

But yes, you can change your preferences to only crunch when you're not using the computer. Simply go into your preferences and change the option "Do work while computer is in use?" to No.

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Message 1509313 - Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 21:31:28 UTC - in response to Message 1509301.

thanks i`ll try the new setting now, i`ll let you know how i`ve got on, or messed up for more advice, thanks
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Message 1509686 - Posted: 28 Apr 2014, 23:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 1509313.

big thank you for helping me out, i`ve not had time to fine tune the settings but what you have given me so far works Great, i`ll be in touch soon, many thanks i was about to give up BUT YOUR help means i can crunch some numbers ;)
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