Posts by Paul McMullin

1) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Updated to GEFORCE Experience NVIDiA drivers, SETI stopped using 1080 GPU (Message 1858500)
Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Profile Paul McMullin
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(I hate windows) Just about anything I try to do in WIndows seems fragile; I've had Linux systems that ran for MONTHS without problems... I don't think I've ever run any flavor of Windows that I didn't have to reinstall stuff to restore functionality that "just stopped working" - so my advice is "try reinstalling Boinc and then reconnecting to the SETI project". But (I hate windows) I imagine you've tried that already.

Good luck!
2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Updated to GEFORCE Experience NVIDiA drivers, SETI stopped using 1080 GPU (Message 1857324)
Posted 24 Mar 2017 by Profile Paul McMullin
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Bah - just after posting that, I reopened the "Task" panel, and found that it was showing quite a few tasks; at the top of the list, it showed 8 work units in progress, but when I scrolled down in the list, I found a ninth work unit "in progress, using 0.466 CPUs + 1 NVIDIA GPU".

Out of curiosity, I tried clicking on the "Status" header at the top of that column on the "Tasks" window, and it resorted the column... clicking a second time got the column resorted with the "0.466 CPUs + 1 NVIDIA GPU" task at the top of the column. Maybe the last few days, when I was ONLY seeing 9 work units (8 active and 1 ready to start, none apparently using the GPU), the only available work units weren't 'GPU compatible'?

In any case, it DOES seem to be using the GPU now.

(I blame the new machine's Windows 10 OS for my confusion - doesn't EVERYONE hate Windows?)
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Updated to GEFORCE Experience NVIDiA drivers, SETI stopped using 1080 GPU (Message 1857318)
Posted 24 Mar 2017 by Profile Paul McMullin
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I got a new computer with an MSI GTX 1080 NVIDIA card; I installed Boinc and the seti project, and it was screaming thru tasks using the GPU. After a few days, a notification popped up offering to update the NVIDIA driver with the GEFORCE Experience driver, which I accepted. Once that installation completed, the "Tasks" display no longer shows that the GPU is being used, and the Statistics page shows that I'm only processing about 1/20th the number of SETI tasks I was the first few days.

There don't seem to be any posts about incompatibilities with GEFORCE Experience drivers.

How do I get Boinc/Seti back to using the GPU? (I do have "use GPU always" checked!)





 
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