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Message 2027418 - Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 4:37:12 UTC

It may not be just Windows only but there seems to be more work units with validation inconclusive. The most I usually see are ten or less. It is up to fifty-five on work units in which I participated.
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Message 2027427 - Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 8:29:02 UTC

Every now and then we get a pile of data sets that, due to the way the calculations are done by different applications trigger lots of inconclusive validations. Don't worry about them unless when they finally validate you get a load of "invalid" results.
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Message 2027430 - Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 9:15:59 UTC
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There has been an issue with some video cards producing Invalid results, that have been getting through Validation because they've been matched up with another card producing the same wrong result. So they have changed the settings for Validation for these types of Work Units to stop this occuring, which means there are a lot more Inconclusives out there for everyone.
At present my number of Inconclusives is about 5 to 6 times more than it's usual number.
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Message 2027439 - Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 13:29:46 UTC

In the OP's case most of the inconclusive validations are not down to the well known GPU issues, but down to the variation in the way different applications present the results - I would expect most, if not all his to end up being valid.
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