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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Phenomenon When Starting BOINC (Message 1681613)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
... Processes tab. Where you can enabled various memory options for programs & sort by the size.

Uh oh, I forget that only a few columns are shown by default
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-task-manager-memory-columns-mean#1TC=windows-7

2) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Phenomenon When Starting BOINC (Message 1681607)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
Obviously you did not understand what I was saying in my post

You said the same as now: "since I updated to the latest version of BOINC ... abnormally larger amount of RAM is being used initially"

This statement I didn't / don't believe.
If BOINC was causing this you would easy see it is the culprit - as the size of BOINC / projects processes are visible and will be big (but you didn't say you see this)
BOINC is not some hidden system process.

It have to be some process or driver that uses "abnormally larger amount of RAM initially"
I really don't know how to check the RAM used by drivers

Do you see all the processes? (and in which programs?)

E.g. many Services run in svchost.exe ("Generic Host Process for Win32 Services")
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-svchost-exe#1TC=windows-7
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1681465)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
Which 'limits'?
And where you "tried setting" them?
And why "to 0"?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Phenomenon When Starting BOINC (Message 1681151)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
If anyone has any ideas about this "problem" ...

'Problem':
You see 50% of memory (4 GB) is used when Windows starts?
Later (minutes?) the used RAM is less (35%)

Your 'Solution':
You think that RAM chips may be bad? (Why??)


If you find it strange that your RAM is used and then freed:
It's obvious that some program uses RAM at start.
I guess it is some Antivirus (making startup scan)

Check which process uses RAM
("Show processes from all users" - most probably will be process from the 'User': 'SYSTEM')
 
5) Questions and Answers : Preferences : work units (Message 1680722)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Mine says ...

Where?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1679950)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
I chose the GT730 in GPU-Z and looked to 'GPU Load'. The 2nd and 3rd try the GT730 was loaded.
At the 1st try I didn't looked to the Intel iGPU

Use SIV instead - it shows all GPUs in the main window, no need to choose
http://rh-software.com/

Direct:
http://rh-software.com/downloads/siv.zip

If 'Version 5.00' do not work use older:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

'Version 5.00' may not work because of:
"Migrated from the SHA-1 to SHA-2 code signing. This has no real impact on most systems, but to use SIV V5 on W7 you need KB3033929 installed and on Vista x64 to disable Driver Signature Verification."
7) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1679939)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
If I would like to execute both simultaneously,
I could make a .bat file?
How should look it?

Just like this in a .bat file (?) :
"C:\bla\bla\bench01\APbench211.cmd"
"C:\bla\bla\bench02\APbench211.cmd"

... and both bench test runs start simultaneously?

Not exactly, use "Start CMD /C ":
(but in fact a few seconds difference between starts don't matter so manual start is OK)

Put the file in:
C:\bla\bla\


@Echo OFF

CD bench01
Start CMD /C "APbench211.cmd"
CD ..

CD bench02
Start CMD /C "APbench211.cmd"
CD ..
 
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunshing suspended when computer's running on battery (Message 1679924)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
... but I'm not able to uncheck the correct box. Any ideas?

To be able to check/uncheck anything - use 'Edit preferences' at the bottom of page.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunshing suspended when computer's running on battery (Message 1679923)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
You can do it Locally from the BOINC ...

But mind this will 'freeze' the Preferences to Local (until you use [Clear] button):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77325&postid=1679909#1679909
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel® iGPU AP bench test run (e.g. @ J1900) (Message 1679922)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
In ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_Intel.txt: -cpu_lock -instances_per_device 1
in ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_NV.txt: -cpu_lock -instances_per_device 3

The same result in Task-Manager:
1 Intel iGPU app at Core#0
1 NV GPU app at Core#0 and 1 NV GPU app at Core#1

I think Raistmer means -instances_per_device 3 for both apps

You can just set (for both apps) -instances_per_device 8
-instances_per_device don't control how many apps (.EXEs) are started
It only tells the already started apps (started by BOINC, or by (several) benchmark tests) to really 'work' (use the GPU to compute and not wait for it to become free)
11) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Old account credit (Message 1679913)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Do you still have your old computers?
On their HDDs there is info ('authenticator') which can be used instead of email address and password:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/weak_auth.php
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_passwd.php
 
12) Questions and Answers : Preferences : work units (Message 1679909)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Probably you set the web Computing preferences

What are the values for:
Store at least XX days of work
Store up to an additional XX days of work

But (as written at the top):
These settings apply to all computers using this account except:
* computers where you have set preferences locally using the BOINC Manager


Read the top 'Note' on: Local preferences
* Settings override the same preferences set on the project's web page preferences.

If you ever clicked [OK] in Local preferences - they are in effect.

(They ALL are in effect, not only the values you eventually changed.
And there is [Clear] button which deletes global_prefs_override.xml
If you decide to use [Clear] button - never use [OK] again to "close" the dialog, use [Cancel] or <Esc>
)
13) Questions and Answers : Web site : Submit Profile (Message 1679572)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Which browser?
I guess there is some incompatibility with your browser or your extensions/add-ons
If "screen block" means tab or browser hangs - try to disable your extensions or use another browser.

The following tests are in:
Slimjet Browser Portable 3.1.6.0 (Chromium 40.0.2214.93)
http://www.slimjet.com/en/

http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php
http://www.slimjet.com/release/archive/


For me when I click on "I'm not a robot" there are 3 variants (which change from time to time)
pictures, text, or just the click 'solves' it:





https://support.google.com/recaptcha#6081880
 
14) Questions and Answers : Web site : Submit Profile (Message 1679197)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
What means "doesn't work"? (in much more words)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Balancing CPU and GPU Downloads – How? (Message 1678762)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
That computer is on another account!
Computer 7535648 Owner KLiK http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989917

Compared to the account you're posting from here: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358
(E.g. Computer 7422247 Owner KLiK http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358)

...so anything you do under this account won't affect that computer.

probably is sthg to do with BOINC-BAM & SETi@home accounts not being joined...

how to correct that? :/

SETi@home accounts can Not 'be joined' (can Not be merged)
Choose one of the accounts and use it for all computers.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1678759)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Which tool & test task I must use for to let run SETI (MB) bench test run (simultaneously) on NV (GT730) GPU?

I think:

MBbench 2.10
http://lunatics.kwsn.info/index.php?module=Downloads;sa=dlview;id=387

V7 MB test WUs 1 - WUs adapted for V7 testing (PG set)
http://lunatics.kwsn.info/index.php?module=Downloads;sa=dlview;id=296


For apps - maybe compare:
Lunatics_x41zc_win32_cuda42.exe
Lunatics_x41zc_win32_cuda50.exe

One in:
...\MBbench210\MBbench\Science_apps\Reference\

and the other in:
...\MBbench210\MBbench\Science_apps\
 
17) Questions and Answers : Wish list : SETI@Home and AstroPulse for Android Lollipop (Message 1678754)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
You posted this question in 'Android Version Checking' ~2 months ago:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76729&postid=1653854#1653854

If they don't answer there I don't think they will answer here (I doubt they look here)
I guess they will release it when they have time to focus on that app
18) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1678246)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
BTW, it's possible to make a bench test run with AP app/task and SETI (MB) app/task simultaneously?

The same answer:
Maybe just run 2 bench tests simultaneously from 2 directories
(to load CPU you may run even more tests simultaneously or use BOINC to load CPU by 'mode noBS')
19) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD ATI Radeon HD 2300/2400/3200/4200 (RV610) (336MB) - SETI/AP possible? (Message 1678178)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
EDIT: BOINC say 'driver: 1.4.344' installed.
What does this mean, is this the laptop manufacturer driver 'v8.635.0.0 Rev. B'?

BOINC 'say' the CAL version

http://www.hal6000.com/seti/boinc_ati_gpu_cheat_sheet_full.htm

CAL 1.4.344 = Catalyst 9.7 = 2D Driver Ver 8.632.0.0000
so v8.635.0.0 should be about the same date 2009.07.xx

Test the new app with this driver before making the user to change drivers
- you know: old GPU 'feels' better with old driver

Prepare for the user benchmark package - ask him to run it and send you the results (the .txt file from ...\APbench\Testdatas\)


Your link for "Win7 x64 AMD GPU Driver" = Catalyst 14.12 will not work.

Last Catalyst for AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series seems to be:
Catalyst 13.9 (I don't know if it's good or not)
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy2&os=Windows%207%20-%2064
20) Questions and Answers : Web site : Valid Tasks not changing for nearly 24 Hours (Message 1678174)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77102&postid=1677919#1677919


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