BOINC not using GPU at all

danee
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I have BOINC up and running and it is using 90%+ of my CPU and 70%+ of my RAM, however it is not using my GPU at all, in the computing preferences I have unchecked "Suspend GPU computing while computer is in use" however if I open task manager I can see that my GPU is not being used. How can I enable it?

Betreger
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Since you have chosen to hide

Since you have chosen to hide your computers in your preferences it is impossible to see what is going on.

Zalster
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Close out BOINC manager and

Close out BOINC manager and relaunch. Post the first 30 lines of the event log here so we can review it. Also, as Betreger stated, hiding your computers makes it hard for us to help.

danee
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I have made my computer

I have made my computer public and here are the lines:

2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
2018/11/01 18:55:18 | | Running under account danee
2018/11/01 18:55:23 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 950M (driver version 398.11, CUDA version 9.2, compute capability 5.0, 2048MB, 1682MB available, 1188 GFLOPS peak)
2018/11/01 18:55:23 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 950M (driver version 398.11, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 2048MB, 1682MB available, 1188 GFLOPS peak)
2018/11/01 18:55:23 | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 (driver version 23.20.16.4973, device version OpenCL 2.1 NEO, 3217MB, 3217MB available, 211 GFLOPS peak)
2018/11/01 18:55:23 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 7.6.0.611, device version OpenCL 2.1 (Build 611))
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Host name: Anthropomorphic
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9]
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.17134.00)
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Memory: 7.85 GB physical, 11.23 GB virtual
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Disk: 916.77 GB total, 681.14 GB free
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | No WSL found.
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | VirtualBox version: 5.2.16
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12734048; resource share 100
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | No general preferences found - using defaults
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Reading preferences override file
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Preferences:
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | max memory usage when active: 4021.46 MB
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | max memory usage when idle: 7238.62 MB
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | max disk usage: 681.09 GB
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Setting up project and slot directories
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Checking active tasks
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
2018/11/01 18:55:24 | | Checking presence of 112 project files
2018/11/01 18:55:26 | Einstein@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2018/11/01 18:55:26 | Einstein@Home | Reporting 8 completed tasks
2018/11/01 18:55:26 | Einstein@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU and Intel GPU
2018/11/01 18:55:36 | Einstein@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 4 new tasks
2018/11/01 18:55:38 | Einstein@Home | Started download of templates_LATeah1025L_0172_15683696.dat

Betreger
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It looks to me that your GPU

It looks to me that your GPU is being used.

Here's one that completed and validated.

LATeah1025L_164.0_0_0.0_24628100_0 376693148 1 Nov 2018 10:41:56 UTC 1 Nov 2018 16:55:30 UTC Completed and validated 4,352 3,996 3,465 Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 on GPUs v1.20 () windows_x86_64
danee
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But when I open up task

But when I open up task manager I can see that BOINC is using ~0.1% of my GPU, surely that is practically nothing?

Betreger
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What does GPUZ show? 

What does GPUZ show? 

danee
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It also shows a load of ~1%

Oh wait, it shows ~90%, why would task manager not show this?

Betreger
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Where in task manager are you

Where in task manager are you seeing that? I don't know where to look in task manager to see GPU usage.

danee
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If you right click on the box

If you right click on the box where it shows CPU or Memory usage and then enable GPU it should show. Or under performance there is a graph that shows the usage over time.

Betreger
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That doesn't work here, maybe

That doesn't work here, maybe that's a laptop thing. Anyway GPUZ is working for you and you are getting valid work done. 

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