Posts by Ageless

21) Questions and Answers : Windows : GPU detection failed: process exited with status 0x1: Incorrect function. (0x1) :( (Message 1996945)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
Process exited with code 1 means as much as your system is missing a driver or part of a driver to function correctly, or one of the GPUs has a memory problem. Also, trying to get two different brand GPUs to run is hell on earth as their drivers will overwrite parts of each other, in this case the OpenCL driver. Which may again give you the aforementioned error.

Start off with downloading and installing Display Driver Uninstaller.
First disable Windows 10 automatic driver updates.
Then run DDU. Uninstall the AMD driver, the Nvidia driver and for good measure the Intel GPU driver.

Don't install the Intel GPU driver.
Now, some swear that you have to install the Nvidia GPU driver first, so do that and reboot at the end (even when not prompted).
Next install the AMD GPU driver and at the end reboot (also even when not prompted)

When you now start BOINC, does it still give the error? If it does, you may have to repeat the removal steps and install the ADM driver first (reboot, then the Nvidia driver (reboot).

One extra thing you can enable which may give a little more detail on what BOINC feels is missing, is to enable the coproc_debug flag.
In BOINC Manager press CTRL+SHIFT+F and in the window that opens, check coproc_debug. Save the changes.
Then exit BOINC & restart it. Check the messages again to see if there's any more info.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU is being used by SETI (Message 1996866)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
...when I came back on to the PC the event logs shows it suspending GPU computation.
It's an informational message because you have set Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use in your preferences.

I have no work via my PC (you won't even see my PC listed in my computers list), but just set Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use and 'In use' means mouse/keyboard input in last N minutes to 1 minute, Then waited. After a minute I moved my mouse and up pops:
05/06/2019 08:55:42 | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use

It doesn't mean the GPU is being used by Seti. It just says that it's now suspended in BOINC because I am using the computer.
Remember that BOINC isn't just Seti, there are several tens of other projects you can run under BOINC and several of them use the GPU(s). You could be running one of those on your GPU.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : is anyone familiar with these computer builders? (Message 1996856)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
Origin PC are gaming computers, the company was founded by former Alienware employees.

While you will be able to run BOINC & Seti on it, the systems are specifically setup with 3D heavy gaming in mind.
24) Questions and Answers : Windows : How many video cards? (Message 1996737)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your CPU supports a maximum of 16 PCIe lanes, which depending on your motherboard is used by all the PCIe slots and any nvme M.2 slots you have.
25) Questions and Answers : Windows : computer keeps crashing because of seti@home! no idea why (Message 1996713)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
so BEFORE i spend $300 on a new power supply tell me why you think that its a power issue? is 750 watts not enough? what should i upgrade to?
There are PSUs and PSUs, but not all PSUs are equal.

$300.- is unnecessary. You can buy a good brand for around $100.- - $130.-, like Seasonic.

And with luck it'll be fully modular.
But best check your present PSU's brand and model against the tier list:

Is your present PSU in the lower end of this list, it may not output the correct value of Watt that is in its name. Get a high end certified PSU. And as I said, they don't have to be that expensive.
26) Questions and Answers : Windows : computer keeps crashing because of seti@home! no idea why (Message 1996709)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless

These 10016 events are recorded when Microsoft components tries to access DCOM components without the required permissions. In this case, this is expected and by design.

A coding pattern has been implemented where the code first tries to access the DCOM components with one set of parameters. If the first attempt is unsuccessful, it tries again with another set of parameters. The reason why it does not skip the first attempt is because there are scenarios where it can succeed. In those scenarios, that is preferable.


These events can be safely ignored because they do not adversely affect functionality and are by design. This is the recommend action for these events.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1995969)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
The competition isn't sitting still either. Intel is at Computex with some of their Ice Lake 10nm chips. No real details yet on what they're called, but apparently the integrated Iris graphics are 2x as powerful as the present ones, they can play games comfortably at 1080p.
It's got integrated Thunderbolt 3 in the CPU, as well as Wifi6. want to hear more, watch this video from Linus Sebastian.

And posted this here, because I don't want to make a separate thread on Intel CPUs. :)
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1995825)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
Nice video showing all MSI motherboards:
If you can't wait, go to ~ 6:00 for the details.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1995789)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
My motherboard maker of choice revealed its X570 boards, Asrock:

And then the M.2 SSD from Gigabyte:, with max sequential 5000 MB/s read, 4400 MB/s write speeds of the PS5016-E16. Wow.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1995441)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
Linus Tech Tips video with a lot of information about the new CPUs and motherboards.

Asus coming with 30 x570 motherboards. One of which has water cooling around the PCIe 4.0 slots and on the PCIe 4.0 chipset, because it gets so hot (as it draws 11 Watts)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1995373)
Posted 26 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
X570 chipset motherboards revealed:
ASUS has teased their next-generation AMD X570 chipset powered motherboard lineup which will be ready for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs. The new motherboards include some of the most iconic ASUS series, offering users a wide variety of motherboards to select from when they launch in the 2nd half of 2019.
MSI has just unveiled its next-generation X570 chipset powered products for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs which will include the MEG X570 ACE and the X570 Gaming Plus boards.
MSI X570 Motherboards Pictured, The X570 Gaming Pro Carbon and The X570 Gaming Plus For AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs,39411.html
VideoCardz already leaked the Gaming Plus motherboard a few days ago, but the MEG X570 Ace had never been seen before. It is basically a more high end version of the Gaming Plus, with three full 16x PCIe slots, three M.2 slots, a post code display, two 8-pin connectors, robust VRM and chipset cooling, two (yes, two) Ethernet ports, five audio jacks, an optical audio port, five USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB type C port, two Wi-Fi antennae connectors, a BIOS update switch and CMOS reset switch. This is likely the highest-end board ever made for the AM4 platform aside from the Crosshair VII Hero from ASUS.

MSI also commented on the chipset fans, saying they were necessary due to some "speedy" additions to the chipset, which likely means PCIe 4.0. It is not certain under what exact conditions this seemingly overkill chipset cooling is required, though one rumor is that NVMe RAID using PCIe 4.0 is the main reason.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Tuesday outage (Message 1995018)
Posted 24 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
[Edit] I've looked back through the forums and CTRL-SHIFT-F was the correct way to access the Event Log options back on BOINC 7.2.42.

Think you need to post your question over in the Questions and Answers forum and hope for Jord or one of the old-timers still using ancient BOINC versions for how to access the Options for the Event Log.

I wonder why the poster is still using 7.2 and cannot update to 7.14 or at least a version that's somewhat newer?
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1994792)
Posted 22 May 2019 by Profile Ageless

We’re mere 5 days away from the announcement of AMD’s highly anticipated next generation Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 series CPUs which are set to make their debut next Monday on the 27th of May. In the meantime however, we’ve got a whopper of a leak for you to keep you entertained.

Two of AMD’s upcoming flagship Ryzen 3000 CPUs have been leaked. And if this leak holds any water, and with this source we certainly expect it to, then these chips are going to be absolute beasts.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1994716)
Posted 22 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
Windows 10 1903 is being rolled out, so watch out for your BOINC/GPU detection.
35) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Got a new getting started error message (Message 1994163)
Posted 18 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
Exit BOINC completely.
Go to the BOINC Data directory and delete the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file.
Restart BOINC Manager.

If this doesn't work, add a password of choice into this file. Don't add an Enter after the password.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1993940)
Posted 16 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
The patch is for XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Vista isn't being mentioned. The vulnerability is not present in 8 and above. For XP and 2003 the patch has to be downloaded manually from the Microsoft website: The others are updated via Windows Update.

Of course if you're reasonable, RDP is something you disable completely.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1993897)
Posted 15 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
AMD 12 Core Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Series CPU ES Benchmark Leaked – Higher IPC vs Threadripper 1920X

So let’s get into the nitty gritty details. It’s crucial to first point out that this is an engineering sample, and one that we have in fact seen several months back. Although this time it’s been paired with a new motherboard, code named AMD Qogir-MTS. It features relatively low clock speed, as expected for an engineering sample. Running at a 3.4 GHz base clock and a 3.7 GHz Turbo. The production units are expected to operate at significantly higher clock speeds than that.

The CPU has been paired with very modest 1600 MHz DDR4 memory and a 500GB HDD. Although, that’s not really the interesting part. The more interesting bit is how this chip compares to AMD’s existing 12 core Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. And it’s actually slightly faster, especially at floating point operations, despite having a slightly lower clock speed and significantly lower memory bandwidth.
38) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Why can nobody join my team? (Message 1993857)
Posted 15 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
If you are currently running 2 X 32GB for your 64GB of installed memory, just add another two sticks to bump up to 128GB.
Not all motherboards are capable of running (with) more than 64GB of memory.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1993381)
Posted 10 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
The new AMD Ryzen Gen 3 look interesting enough that I plan to buy one for a system I plan on building later this year. I'll wait for some good motherboards with PCIe 4.0 and perhaps that AMD will be friendly enough to release a newer Radeon VII that can utilize that bus. The CPU I'm eyeing is the Ryzen 7 3700X.,38233.html
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1993380)
Posted 10 May 2019 by Profile Ageless
My computers are MY computers.
Yes, your computers are your computers. But Windows is theirs. Even if you bought a license, all you have is the license that's your, the Windows that license is for isn't yours. Windows is and will always be Microsoft's. That's also what their EULA states.

License. The software is licensed, not sold. Under this agreement, we grant you the right to install and run one instance of the software on your device (the licensed device), for use by one person at a time, so long as you comply with all the terms of this agreement.

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