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Message 1875945 - Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 19:12:34 UTC

Hi All , can anyone tell me what it is when I see three spikes on my seti screensaver that are green at the top .


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Message 1876162 - Posted: 1 Jul 2017, 8:38:14 UTC

Have a look here:


The page is a bit old but covers the basics
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Message 1877451 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 12:24:17 UTC - in response to Message 1875945.  

Hi All , can anyone tell me what it is when I see three spikes on my seti screensaver that are green at the top .


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Darn, the response says the colors are not significant. Maybe the 3 spikes are though. :)

It looks like you are running a laptop on this. My own experience with laptops is you will want an external fan table (cooling table) sitting under your laptop when you are not using it (assuming you are running Seti anytime you are not using your laptop). I found one at my Walmart for something like $20 that could either plug into the wall or the laptop usb port.

You will need to clean out your cpu fan (blowing it out with "canned dust remover" maybe sufficient) quarterly (?). Depending on how hard it is to access you may want to open up the case to do the clean out.

I also recommend a utility that throttles your cpu/gpu depending on how hot it gets (you get to choose how hot, do research). Its called Tthortle (free).

If you run stock seti gpu tasks long enough you should probably start getting SOG tasks which are a lot faster than the Mcuda tasks (32, 42, 50). There are parameters you can add to command line files. Check the "readme" .txt files in the ProgramData/Bonic/project/project-name sub-directory. If you don't see the "ProgramData" subdirectory you need to select "show hidden files" under the file explorer organizer button/link.

Watching the graphics is one of the pay offs for computing with Seti that I enjoy the most.


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Message 1877473 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 15:07:17 UTC - in response to Message 1877451.  

Its called Tthortle

You try to type this difficult word? ;)

I use abbreviations:

So I type tt` to get TThrottle
And type ttl` to get TThrottle

Some other abbreviations:

abb` abbreviations
bm` BOINC Manager
s` SETI@home
rs` Resource share
nnt` No New Tasks

btl` BoincTasks
bmm` BOINC Manager Menu
cpl` Computing preferences
spl` SETI@home preferences

btl` [url=http://efmer.com/b/boinctasks]BoincTasks[/url]
bmm` [url=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Advanced_view#BOINC_Manager_Menus]BOINC Manager Menu[/url]
cpl` [url=http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global]Computing preferences[/url]
spl` [url=http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project]SETI@home preferences[/url]

dd` BOINC Data directory
sd` SETI@home directory (<BOINC_Data>\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\)
tm` Windows Task Manager
pex` Process Explorer
be` boinc.exe
bme` boincmgr.exe

c/` Copy/Paste
[e` [Enter]
c+` Ctrl+
a+` Alt+
s+` Shift+

0c` °C
0f` °F
us` µs

kr` Krisia Todorova
кр` Крисия Тодорова


- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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