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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Best Stealth config? (Message 1614682)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
if cpu monitoring is off, how does it know when its idle?

No keyboard or mouse activity is the definition of BOINC of idle computer

If she watches movies and don't touch keyboard or mouse for longer periods you may need to increase ( Computing preferences ):
'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 30 minutes

"Suspend work when non-BOINC CPU usage is above" should be 0 (zero)

If you use Local preferences the wording is:
"Only after computer has been idle for 30 minutes"

"While processor usage is less than 0 percent"

BOINC Manager Menu
Activity Menu have to be set to
"Run based on preferences"
"Use GPU based on preferences"
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : CPU Usage 100% (Message 1614667)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Why are you surprised? (you are here since 1999)
Why do you think you need to do something? (it is normal)
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Postponed: Unsupported OpenCL runtime - since Driver update. (Message 1613225)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
He (Thomas Tilson) have some laptop:
"Running a HP Pavilion DV7 ... with a Radeon 7470M HD card"

(too many models, all under name "HP Pavilion dv7")

Which means the drivers probably have to be from HP and not the 'generic' ATI AMD
(the laptop maybe have something called "switchable graphics" which complicates things)

HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Notebook PC series (~380 models listed)
Software & driver downloads
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Krisiya Todorova   [Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ?] (Message 1610863)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
Do you know this site?:

("The most interesting, humorous and uplifting videos on the net™. Updated Daily.
Each day the Flixxy team looks through hundreds of new videos to pull out a few we think are the best")

I didn't
I was puzzled by a recent peak on views on my video attributed to "Em­bed­ded play­er on oth­er web­sites" (and not to the usual max impact on views by "You­Tube sug­ges­ted video")
I was wondering which site may have "Em­bed­ded play­er" that show my video.
At first I was thinking it is some Bulgarian site but most views from that "Em­bed­ded play­er" came from United States.

It turned out it was easy to find the source:
ANALYTICS -> Play­back loc­a­tions -> Em­bed­ded play­er on oth­er web­sites -> 6,391 (95%)

5) Message boards : Number crunching : The Highest Ranked SETI AMD Host is a MAC: Time for a STOCK MAC APP? (Message 1609267)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
From Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe
<plan_class>opencl_intel_gpu_sah</plan_class> <cmdline></cmdline> <coproc> <type>intel_gpu</type> <count>1</count> </coproc>
6) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Postponed: Unsupported OpenCL runtime - since Driver update. (Message 1609086)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg

You seem to use driver equal to Catalyst 11.11 now (driver: 1.4.1607):

... and back on 14 Oct 2014 - your last Valid task for AstroPulse v6:

Driver version: CAL 1.4.1607 (VM)
Version: OpenCL 1.1 AMD-APP-SDK-v2.5 (793.1)

For AstroPulse v7 and SETI@home v7 you need at least SDK-v2.6 (Catalyst 11.12)
(You may try to install only OpenCL.msi from a newer package)

It's terrible that Dell's "latest" have 'Release date 18 Aug 2010' (what means 'Last Updated 05 Mar 2014'? - is this for the file or just the web page?)

ON YOUR RISK: You may try to find this file:

Check the 'Digital Signature' to make sure the file is not changed (have to be signed by ATI Technologies)

7) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA NVIDIA GTX275 - Crunching Options...???... (Message 1607723)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile BilBg
Einstein seems more problematic. It doesn't seem to want to come off of working three WU's at a time... It is now set to "Work", and "Work" is set to run one WU at a time; yet even after hitting Update several times it refuses to come off working three at a time. :-(

If you mean the Einstein online "GPU utilization factor" - it comes into effect only for new Downloaded tasks
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New Number Crunching rig. (Message 1607702)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile BilBg
If it was a US company ...

Name it!:

Most Motherboards are designed in Taiwan and made in China

ASUS is considered one of the best brands

ASUS (Taiwan) made the early Motherboards for Dell (American)
("Dell said to Asus. “You can produce our motherboards.” ")

"Dell doesn’t build those computers. It doesn’t ship those computers. It doesn’t service those computers. It simply allows companies in Taiwan to put the name “Dell” on the machines."
9) Message boards : Number crunching : New Number Crunching rig. (Message 1607684)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile BilBg
Are you saying that some motherboards might have 3 PCIe slots that might be in fact x16, x16, x16?

You may read this if interested in details:
10) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Boinc v6.10.60 versus v7.4.27 (Message 1607677)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile BilBg
I tried BOINCTasks, and I can't get it work Correctly. It can only see the computer it is running on.

On [Computers] tab:
- in 'Computers' column: Copy/Paste the name of the remote computer
- in 'Password' column: Copy/Paste the password found in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg on the remote computer

Allow BoincTasks in Firewall

On the remote computers:
- create by Notepad file remote_hosts.cfg with contents similar to:

'Read config file' or restart BOINC on the remote computer (so it can see the new remote_hosts.cfg and allow the 'main' computer (where BoincTasks is) to connect)

Both .cfg files are in BOINC Data directory
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Krisiya Todorova   [Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ?] (Message 1607605)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile BilBg
Krisiya finished second on Junior Eurovision

                  Promo (English subs)                                                    Live



                  Simply The Best                                      Ain't No Sunshine


   Listen (English subs)   (first video ever) (link jumps in the middle)

On Junior Eurovision surprise for me was too high vote for Armenia (even my teenage daughter say this song sounds like "summer disco hit that lasts a few weeks") and too low for Russia and Slovenia

On the separate 'Press vote' Krisiya was placed first by a big margin:

All 'Promo' and some 'Live' you may watch on this list:
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 (Official Videos)

This is the Official channel

12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Intel GPU - computation errors (Message 1606408)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile BilBg
This have to be no surprise for you as it was already mentioned in this thread:

The problem may be caused by:
- faulty RAM cell which 'flips' bits from time to time
- too fast (= too low numbers in BIOS) RAM timings (if you did not set timings manually - try to disable in BIOS 'XMP profile' for test)

- bad contact of RAM in the slot (remove the RAM, clean contacts with alcohol, insert in different slot (swap the 2 DIMMs))
13) Message boards : Technical News : I was right... (Nov 24, 2014) (Message 1606404)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile BilBg
... and now I'm copying everything into the new table. Early estimates are that it will finish on Thursday.

I don't have any experience with database software so don't know if the following is of any help to speed-up the 'things' (and you probably know it all):

PDF: Performance Tuning Tips for IBM Informix Dynamic Server

Monitoring Informix Dynamic Server for Higher Performance

IBM Informix Dynamic Server Performance Guide

I used this search:
14) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Trouble getting GPU units to run on Quadro FX 1600m (Message 1605498)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile BilBg
boinc_installer.exe /v /a c:\temp xcopy c:\temp\boinctemp\app\*.* e:\boincportable\app\boinc

actually modified the registry.

If you used Sandboxie that would not happen.

I didn't realize Sandboxie was critical to the process (keeping the registry clean), as you mentioned installing to a USB was an option, nor did I realize Sandboxie's wider usefulness. It will have much more use from me now that it's installed.

:) In fact I didn't know what will happen during the 'unpack' by /a (it was the first time I try it)
That's why I used Sandboxie (I have it for years)

I "mentioned installing to a USB" as a minimum precaution in case you don't want to get a new program (Sandboxie)
I see in 'DefaultBox' two directories with names WINDOWS and Windows
- this means the boinc_installer.exe /a (try to) write in directory named Windows
(I don't know if it is the real Windows directory or just another directory named 'Windows' - my real Windows directory is D:\WINDOWS\)

It was surprise for me that it "actually modified the registry" (I didn't expected this so didn't checked this at the time)

Since I still have the files in 'DefaultBox' I checked this now and it is really changed
(for info: the changed parts of the Registry are in ...\DefaultBox\ in file RegHive)

If I run RegEdit the normal way and 'Export...' "BOINC Setup" I get this:

If I run RegEdit under Sandboxie (in 'DefaultBox') and 'Export...' "BOINC Setup" I get this:

Is this bug or intended behaviour I don't know

You may also like this program: RegFromApp
"RegFromApp monitors the Registry changes made by the application that you selected, and creates a standard RegEdit registration file (.reg) that contains all the Registry changes made by the application."

Nir Sofer makes many other very-small and useful tools, you may want to check what will be of use for you (I use ~15)
15) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Merging Computers (Message 1605471)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't want to just delete it, because then I lose my credits

You will not lose any credits if you delete computer.

But there is no need:
- It will 'vanish from view' after 30 days since 'Last contact' (will be visible only if you click 'All computers')
- I don't think project have any trouble storing the list of computers (not much space used):

Your highest number computer is ID: 7437252 (and probably is the 'new' you talk about)
Lets say the info for one computer (CPU type, Operating System, BOINC version, ...) stored on the server is 1 KB (~1000 letters/symbols)
All the 7 437 252 computers registered will need 7 437 252 KB = 7 GB (the size of one DL DVD)
If I am wrong and the info is 10 times more - even you can store 70 GB on your own HDD

If you look here:

- the biggest file is   host.gz   607 MB - and contains info about all the computers at SETI@home
These files from the above link are used by sites like BOINCstats to show everything on their pages (the only info they have is from those a few .gz files)


These are 'All computers' of yours:

The oldest 'Last contact' is '18 Nov 2008' for:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz

I should be able to transfer those credits to the "new" OPR3 computer

Why do you think you "should be able"? (they are in fact different computers)
(only you see your computer names like 'OPR3' (and only I see my computer names, etc.))
16) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1603586)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
@BilBg: I use TThrottle ... That is why I stated that the i7-860 needs to be monitored continuously to prevent overheating.

(or you mean "needs to be monitored continuously" by TThrottle and not by you??)

And what's with underlining words like "it" and "app"? Is that supposed to mean something to me? :\

Of course. It shows to readers which word I am talking about

Disconnecting something because it is not performing properly is not the right answer

And your "plan of getting a new MB and CPU is still on, just more urgently than earlier this morning" just because of wrong LED info is "the right answer"?

Nobody said you have to "disconnect something" forever - this was only for test (which you did).
Next step was to suggest where to connect it (and you found the answer yourself following Cosmic_Ocean's "Moved the DVD drive to the second controller on that board and that problem was resolved")

From your first post:
"Any thoughts or suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated. :)"
So - did you used any suggestions or you come to the idea that DVD (or the connection to it) is the culprit (as it turned out to be) by yourself?
17) Message boards : Technical News : Status Update (Nov 19, 2014) (Message 1603571)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
If you don't mind me asking, what version of Informix do you use?

IDS 10.00, unfortunately.

And which Edition?
Some say e.g. "Resource limited to a single CPU core and 1GB of server memory"
18) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1603519)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
I'm tired of the i7-860. It has to be monitored continuously to prevent it from overheating.

TThrottle - and no need to 'monitor continuously' by eye
Set the highest temperature you want and CPU will not go over it (auto for BOINC apps, to 'TThrottle' for all other programs/processes make 'Rules')
19) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1603517)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
2. No need to get so snarky. If you would have read and quoted that WHOLE line of text you would have read that I was going to run with the cable off today. As I am doing right now. See what happens when you do not read everything in a message?

The rest of the line:
"The issue goes away with a re-boot. I'll do it tomorrow when I have more time to deal with it."

Since it comes directly after 'a re-boot' I was thinking it refers to 'a re-boot'
20) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602948)
Posted 20 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Why would this issue not show up months ago instead of a couple days ago?

It may be bad SATA cable or bad contact of cable 'pins' to DVD or to motherboard.

Some DVD drives (or motherboard controllers?) make the LED always ON when they are opened. (and the device may 'think' it is opened even when you see it as closed)
If you open/close the DVD drive what happens to the LED on the computer case?

I don't have my CD/DVD burner app running. There should be no "pending I/O operation" where the optical drive is concerned.

No need to have any special 'app', Windows itself may poll the DVD from time to time.
In 'Safely remove' icon (on Windows XP) I see my DVD drive listed for 'removal'

If I remove the cable, I will have to wait 6 to 9 hours to see if that will "fix" the issue.

So what? Do you use the DVD every day?

The issue goes away with a re-boot.

On every re-boot or is random?

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