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Message 547208 - Posted: 16 Apr 2007, 15:37:15 UTC

Hi folks, I have been away for a good while, since my old W95 would no longer handle Seti. I am back with WXP and dowloaded the recommended 'client'. It seems to be killing my PC. Would it help if I downloaded another version? I noticed there was one option with no graphics for instance. I can get nothing else done the way things are at present. Any help would be much appreciated. :(
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Message 547215 - Posted: 16 Apr 2007, 15:51:54 UTC - in response to Message 547208.  

Hi folks, I have been away for a good while, since my old W95 would no longer handle Seti. I am back with WXP and dowloaded the recommended 'client'. It seems to be killing my PC. Would it help if I downloaded another version? I noticed there was one option with no graphics for instance. I can get nothing else done the way things are at present. Any help would be much appreciated. :(

Silly billy, me. I am entirely new to this level of complexity, the old Seti was happy working by itself. I have set preferances now for it to opperate only when idle...this I trust will sort things out. Many thanks to those that have answered this (similar) query below. :)
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Message 547220 - Posted: 16 Apr 2007, 16:07:09 UTC
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The screensaver is very much optional, just turn it off . Unlike Seti classic which was based around a screensaver, Seti on Boinc has a screensaver for people who just can't let go of the old ways and like pretty pictures and wasting CPU cycles.

If you have any questions just ask.

BTW a lot of people run Boinc 24/7 on very slow machines with W98. I did for a year. The graphics can cause problems on older machines.

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