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Message 1908240 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 1:56:36 UTC

A few years ago I set up my Boinc account, really liking that I could look at the nice graphs that acted as the screensaver. Now, after getting a new machine with Win 10, I see my score increasing and hear my fans working but no graphs appear. When looking at Boinc manager the "show graphics" is greyed out and not accessible.
I've made sure windows has it as screensaver, too.

Am I missing some settings or has Boinc/ SETI changed?
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Message 1908262 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 3:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 1908240.  

I remember lots of posts during the summer that Windows 10 broke the BOINC screensaver. I don't know if that was ever resolved. You might want to search the forums for all the threads pertaining to the screensaver. You should read the BOINC Screensaver Wiki
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Message 1908315 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 12:59:33 UTC - in response to Message 1908262.  

The Creators Update seemed to break the SETI screen saver, however the Fall Creators Update fixed it on two of my machines.

The clue here is that Fnokk said:
hen looking at Boinc manager the "show graphics" is greyed out and not accessible.


That means the workunit he's trying to look at is being crunched on the GPU which has no screen saver. He is using an FX9370 so there has to be one crunching on the CPU to look at.
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Message 1908343 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 18:35:54 UTC - in response to Message 1908315.  
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Show graphics button is greyed out for me on my PC running Windows 10 Creators Fall Edition for all running jobs.
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Message 1908346 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 18:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 1908315.  
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As far as I can tell I have one cpu core in use per WU and one shared cpu/gpu, nine in all. I've tried different computing options, percentages etc but to no avail.
And- the "show graphics" is still greyed out no matter which WU I look at, so it's not the core in use that's the problem.

And also- thanks for helping out, guys :D
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Message 1908410 - Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 5:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 1908343.  

Show graphics button is greyed out for me on my PC running Windows 10 Creators Fall Edition for all running jobs.


If you are using optimized binaries such as those from the Lunatics, they don't have graphics at all. Failing that explanation, I can confirm that the Show Graphics button is available on my Fall Creators Update system so it has to be something local to your system.
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Message 1908411 - Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 5:51:29 UTC - in response to Message 1908346.  

As far as I can tell I have one cpu core in use per WU and one shared cpu/gpu, nine in all. I've tried different computing options, percentages etc but to no avail.
And- the "show graphics" is still greyed out no matter which WU I look at, so it's not the core in use that's the problem.

And also- thanks for helping out, guys :D


Never said it was the "core in use." Any workunit being processed on the GPU will not have graphics. Those running on the CPU should have graphics available. The workunit in question must show in BOINC Manager, under the Status column as Running. If it says Running (0.04 CPUs) then it is running the GPU and will not have graphics.
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