Joined: 29 Nov 17
Hej folks, name is Orrin from northeast Calif -- about 3 weeks ago had BOINC running with the SETI and the 'mind modeling' projects. After a couple weeks, my Win10 computer started re-booting itself every 5 minutes. The problem went away when I uninstalled BOINC.
Just re-installed BOINC and am doing just the SETI project. Have to see if the problem returns. I tried to limit CPU usage in the settings. I don't see a setting to moderate GPU usage.
The boinc Manager says I've done 7,765 units of work for the SETI project. I don't know what that quantity means. I probably should join a team, but not sure how to do that since I opted out of that when I first signed up.
Thanks for any comments. Orrin. (amateur radio op WN1Z)
Joined: 27 May 99
You can decide if you want to use the GPU or not in the computing preference page under your account on the seti@home website.
You change change when BOINC uses your computer from the advance settings of the boinc. Go to view on boinc and change it to advance.
By default, BOINC will run after your computer shows no activity for 1 minute. You can change this under the Options pull down of the BOINC. There you can tell it when (what times) you will allow it to run. This is referred to "local" setting when you talk to others here.
Credit refers to the numerical number you have been give for each work unit. That value varies from work unit to work unit. It is not a measure of how many work units you have done. Example, a typical Multibeam will give anywhere from 40-90 credits per work unit. Astropulse will give anywhere from mid 200s up to 500 per work unit.
You can join different teams at any time. There is a list of team under the pulldown on this seti@home page under the community tab, listed as teams.
Not all teams are open, some teams only accept people that they recruit directly, others have an open door policy. It varies.
Welcome to the Seti Boards. If you are feeling adventurous, you could go to community ---> message boards --->number crunching. Most people hang out there.
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