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Message 2024785 - Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 5:52:01 UTC

I got my new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X with 2 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER running since 23th December 2019. It is fully dedicated to SETI now.
Where can I check that my computer is performing well ? (benchmarking, log file ?)
What can I improve to get maximum performance on Windows ?

Many thanks for your help

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Message 2024797 - Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 7:44:05 UTC - in response to Message 2024785.  

Looking at your computers, https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=10870790 you have work for your GPUs but aren't using them.

Make sure that BOINC is allowed to use the Nvidia GPUs.
Set preferences for Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use to off.
Set BOINC manager, view, advanced view, activity, GPU to run based on preferences.

And when in doubt, post the first 40-50 lines of the event log (Ctrl+Shift+E).
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Message 2024798 - Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 7:55:59 UTC

You would also want to revert to an earlier driver- v431.60 was the last one to work without issue; some Arecibo WUs won't process with the later drivers.
And some command line values would almost double their output.
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Message 2024903 - Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 10:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 2024797.  

hanks Jord, the setting you mentionned ware already effective. Can you double check ? Many thanks

Here are some line of the event log :

25.12.2019 10:59:06 | SETI@home | Starting task blc46_2bit_guppi_58692_68985_NGC3379_0053.27184.0.22.45.240.vlar_0
25.12.2019 10:59:08 | SETI@home | Started upload of 22dc19aa.21362.22153.5.32.168.vlar_0_r492406241_0
25.12.2019 10:59:12 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 22dc19aa.21362.22153.5.32.168.vlar_0_r492406241_0
25.12.2019 11:00:57 | SETI@home | Computation for task 22dc19aa.21865.24402.9.36.131.vlar_1 finished
25.12.2019 11:00:57 | SETI@home | Starting task 22dc19aa.16112.21744.7.34.238.vlar_1
25.12.2019 11:00:59 | SETI@home | Started upload of 22dc19aa.21865.24402.9.36.131.vlar_1_r237697256_0
25.12.2019 11:01:02 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 22dc19aa.21865.24402.9.36.131.vlar_1_r237697256_0
25.12.2019 11:01:34 | SETI@home | Computation for task blc46_2bit_guppi_58692_68985_NGC3379_0053.27184.0.22.45.240.vlar_0 finished
25.12.2019 11:01:34 | SETI@home | Starting task 22dc19aa.21362.23789.5.32.93.vlar_0
25.12.2019 11:01:36 | SETI@home | Started upload of blc46_2bit_guppi_58692_68985_NGC3379_0053.27184.0.22.45.240.vlar_0_r643433438_0
25.12.2019 11:01:39 | SETI@home | Finished upload of blc46_2bit_guppi_58692_68985_NGC3379_0053.27184.0.22.45.240.vlar_0_r643433438_0
25.12.2019 11:01:41 | SETI@home | update requested by user
25.12.2019 11:01:43 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
25.12.2019 11:01:43 | SETI@home | Reporting 3 completed tasks
25.12.2019 11:01:43 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
25.12.2019 11:01:45 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
25.12.2019 11:01:45 | SETI@home | Not sending work - last request too recent: 182 sec
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 25-Dec-2019 11:01:24)
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | SETI@home | Host location: none
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | SETI@home | General prefs: using your defaults
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | | Preferences:
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | | max memory usage when active: 24535.69 MB
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | | max memory usage when idle: 29442.83 MB
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | | max disk usage: 465.44 GB
25.12.2019 11:01:50 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
25.12.2019 11:05:10 | SETI@home | Computation for task 22dc19aa.16112.21744.7.34.238.vlar_1 finished
25.12.2019 11:05:10 | SETI@home | Starting task 22dc19aa.21362.23789.5.32.138.vlar_0
25.12.2019 11:05:12 | SETI@home | Started upload of 22dc19aa.16112.21744.7.34.238.vlar_1_r1823985100_0
25.12.2019 11:05:14 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 22dc19aa.16112.21744.7.34.238.vlar_1_r1823985100_0
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Message 2024910 - Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 11:04:09 UTC - in response to Message 2024903.  

These event log lines aren't really useful. Can you please exit BOINC fully, then restart it and then post the first 40-50 lines of the event log?
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