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Message 1978076 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 5:48:23 UTC

Since the 21st of Jan., I've had a significant drop in my user average. I've maintained the same settings in my Boinc manager other than tweaking it to see if I can bring it back up. Is there a reason for this on the Seti side?
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Message 1978082 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 8:01:05 UTC

So, what did you change?

One thing I can see is you have dumped a large number of tasks in the last few hours, that may be a red herring or it may have been one of the "mass abort" events that we suffer from every now and then.

Many people have found that the built-in Intel GPUs are very poor, and seriously hamper the performance of the CPU when running SETI - looking at the run-time for your CPU results they are running VERY slowly (3-5 hours) and have a poor "clock:run" ratio - both of these are symptoms of the CPU being affected by the GPU (which is built into the CPU package and shares a lot of resources with the actual CPU).
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Message 1978131 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 16:13:09 UTC - in response to Message 1978082.  

Thanks for the reply. Would you suggest I not download and run GPU data files then? I disable it when I'm using the PC, which is my main computer. I run the GPU only when the PC is idle.
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Message 1978135 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 16:57:59 UTC

You can turn off getting Intel GPU tasks here:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
It can take a good few hours for this to take affect, and any tasks for the Intel GPU will run to completion.
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Message 1978164 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 21:40:37 UTC - in response to Message 1978135.  

Bob, thanks for your help.
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