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21) Questions and Answers : Windows : Google Chrome tick box problem. (Message 1655922)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
To show:
F12
<Esc>

I don't see such a box. Picture?
22) Message boards : Number crunching : New graphics card (Message 1655719)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Changing CUDA app version will/should not lose tasks (if done by Lunatics Installer as it have carefully made .aistub files)
Only if you have non-standard manual edits in app_info.xml on things like <version_num>NNN</version_num> or <plan_class>PPPPP</plan_class>
or forget to select any CUDA app may you lose tasks.

The old tasks will still show as CUDA 4.2 in BOINC Manager but will be done by CUDA 5.0 app (as you can check in Windows Task Manager)
The new Downloads will be shown as CUDA 5.0 in BOINC Manager

Just be careful to also select all the other apps (e.g. SETI@home v7 on CPU) you use now.
You may check in your current app_info.xml which apps you use now
'Apps' means not the particular .exe files but <name>setiathome_v7</name> on CPU and/or GPU and <name>astropulse_v7</name> on CPU and/or GPU
23) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Problem (Message 1655339)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
How to ;)

I go to your link:
http://prntscr.com/6jetdi

Right-Click on picture -> Copy image URL
... which gives:
http://i.imgur.com/P3tAVwI.png

(on some sites it is harder to get direct link to the picture - you need to use "Inspect Element" or look in the source Ctrl+U)
24) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Problem (Message 1655335)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
Hi Eric,
unfortunately your number crunching forum appears to no longer support IMG tags, such as this picture of Bert representing the budding Boinc Emrgency Response Team. That's a problem.


[img]http://prntscr.com/6jetdi[/img] is not picture but html page

This is picture:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/P3tAVwI.png[/img]

25) Message boards : Number crunching : Some GPU workunits cause driver reset (Message 1655308)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
On ATI usually AstroPulse runs much better - many (including me) report much less lag, gain/speedup compared to CPU is bigger
So you may try to run only AstroPulse on ATI

I run only AstroPulse on ATI + only SETI@home v7 on CPU
The lack of AstroPulse tasks recently (during the last month) 'forced' me to do some SETI@home v7 on ATI - every few minutes I was feeling lag/stuttering (2 peaks of ~5 s each) of mouse and ... everything

(The 2 peaks of ~5 s each of no responsiveness are also visible in Process Lasso)
26) Message boards : Number crunching : New graphics card (Message 1655300)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5967851

3/20/2015 4:46:25 PM | SETI@home | Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of AstroPulse v7

This means you have enabled AstroPulse in your SETI@home preferences but didn't selected any AstroPulse app during Lunatics Install

Lunatics Installer v0.43a (get it if you used older)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71867&postid=1596404#1596404

Now you use CUDA 4.20 app, for GeForce GTX 780 Ti better select CUDA 5.0
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Resend Lost Tasks? (Message 1654873)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
It seems you haven't "worked out" anything. Sorry...
Bolded it for you...

To think that Richard do not read is absolute nonsense
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Some GPU workunits cause driver reset (Message 1654870)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
If I see a message I'm pretty sure it's “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”.

Seems to be TdrDelay default of 2 seconds
Don't disable TdrDelay - just set it to somehow higher value:
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391&postid=1561837#1561837

Also you may test (or aim) for less load on GPU by cmdline options/switches:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76447&postid=1638568#1638568


It often happens when I'm away from the machine, and often if I try to restart the task (by suspending GPU then unsuspending again) it will immediately cause an initial black screen then some things will become visible again but the system is unresponsive. Mouse cursor can move but you can't actually click on anything that is visible.

After “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” the OpenCL part of the driver is in unstable state (I think I know that from Raistmer (the programmer of the OpenCL apps))
So don't try to do anything OpenCL (like "restart the task") before you do real reboot (restart of Windows)


Which of the tests you linked do you think I should use, or should I just try working through all of them?

Why not try them all? ;)
29) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Newbie (Message 1654851)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Also got an option to enable the Intel GPU too which I didnt notice before.

My Intel driver is above the version it states it needs but is not see by BOINC in its eventlog.

Would be nice to get this working too to bump the figures up a little!

Read "Intel GPU" thread and decide if iGPU worth the effort (times for CPU tasks may suffer a lot)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76941
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Some GPU workunits cause driver reset (Message 1654828)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Seti@home WU crashed as per my thread title.

1) "WU" is data file, so you probably want to say "Seti@home GPU app crashed"?
2) "as per thread title": "Some GPU workunits cause driver reset" (which means? ... what exact Message? "Video driver failed and was restarted"?)


As per my OP I have done Memtest, Prime95 and Furmark already.

(I know as I read before posting)
None of which is OpenCL (so don't test the Computing ability of the GPU+driver)
(in my links are some OpenCL tests)

Prime95 is old and do not load CPUs much. For CPU + RAM test better try
LinX (Linpack):
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?201670-LinX-A-simple-Linpack-interface
31) Questions and Answers : Web site : Odd Signature! (Message 1654306)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
You now use this:
[img]http://www.boincstats.com/signature/user_202703.gif[/img]




Probably you want to change to this:

[img]http://boincstats.com/signature/-1/user/2485755/sig.png[/img]




P.S.
The flag of your (chosen) country "Isle of Man" do not exist (here):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/im.png

Do you want this fixed? (is this your real country?)

E.g. some other flags:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/nl.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/bg.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/gb.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/br.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/ck.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/cc.png
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/cx.png


Antarctica do not exist (of the few I checked):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/flags/aq.png

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains#Country_code_top-level_domains
 
32) Message boards : News : News from Berkeley SETI Research Center (Message 1654286)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
You won't find me dead on Facebook ...

I don't use social sites either but this Facebook page is visible without log-in.

The only thing I clicked on is this link/page which looks interesting (but consumes full CPU core):
"Animated map showing SETI@home data in randomized order from a 5 minute period within the last 24 hours":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/kiosk/
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Some GPU workunits cause driver reset (Message 1654079)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
... when restarting BOINC and re-enabling GPU it crashed almost instantly.

What crashed? The app, driver, BOINC, Windows ...?

Try the stability of the computer/GPU/driver/PSU with some test programs:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76878&postid=1650200#1650200
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76878&postid=1651402#1651402
34) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1653509)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
where do i find TThrottle

In the link in my previous post (TThrottle word is blue)
35) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1653089)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
Check heatsinks/fans, clean dust, and try TThrottle to limit the temperature.
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why BOINC not use my GPU? (Message 1652825)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
The RED have to be on these:

2015/3/14 18:35:25 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.4.36 for windows_x86_64
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.39.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1j zlib/1.2.8
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | Running as a daemon
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | Data directory: D:\BOINC\DATA
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | Running under account boinc_master
2015/3/14 18:35:26 | | No usable GPUs found

Which means You intentionally (by checking Option manually) installed BOINC as a service. (this was already noted by arkayn)

Now Uninstall BOINC - this will NOT lose tasks or Settings/Preferences - just Uninstall, do not delete anything manually.

Install BOINC again but now Uncheck "Service Install"
(as BOINC installer remembers your last choice you will need to Uncheck this manually)
 
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Banana Pi (Message 1652704)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
BOINC doesn't seem to be reliably able to determine the number of CPU cores -- sometimes it thinks 1, sometimes 2, finally settled on 4. I've never worked out how to use the fifth core in Ubuntu ...

You have to be able to use <ncpus>N</ncpus> in cc_config.xml to force/tell BOINC you have N CPUs (cores)
38) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Power Usage Varies Significantly With RAM Frequency (Message 1652427)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
Makes it sound like it may have been a bad decision to move it into the CPU ...

Do you try to cheat the laws of physics? ;)
If you 'move' the memory controller back to the chipset you'll also move the heat "problem"
With the additional "benefit" of slower RAM transfers and need for additional cooling of chipset ...
39) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home How-To Article on Digital Ocean VPS (Message 1652416)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
I'm not sure why you recommend <cpu_usage_limit>25.000000</cpu_usage_limit> ("CPU usage is limited to 25%")
The apps run at lowest priority so should not interfere with the 'normal' work.

If you still think you need to make less CPU load - better use for this <max_ncpus_pct>XX.000000</max_ncpus_pct>
BOINC CPU usage throttle is not fine-grained, the time-slice is 1 s (if 'they' did not changed this recently?)
- CPU usage 25% = "suspend/pause the app process for 3 s" + "resume/run the app process for 1 s"

<cpu_usage_limit> will make spikes in CPU load, <max_ncpus_pct> will just start less tasks and CPU load will be more smooth/constant.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Can I prevent longer 7.03 WUs being downloaded? (GPU problem) (Message 1652410)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
The minimum driver/SDK combination is Cat 11.7 with CAL 1.4.1457, SDK 2.5, and OpenCL runtime 2.5.684.213

ATI Driver Version Cheat Sheet

Are you sure? (are the stock apps so old?)
Better to use as minimum Catalyst 11.12 (SDK 2.6 / AMD-APP 831.4) to be prepared if the stock apps are updated to the current 'optimized'. (or if the user decide later to use Lunatics installer)


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