BOINC Version upgrade 7.14.2

Bill F
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Topic 216660

The recommended version of BOINC has been raised to 7.14.2

This is for Windows and Mac OS X (64-bit Intel) Version 10.6.0+

Bill F

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Millenium
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It's always a good idea to

It's always a good idea to run the updated BOINC version!

mikey
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Millenium wrote:It's always a

Millenium wrote:
It's always a good idea to run the updated BOINC version!

Except when the Developers make a change that a project isn't ready for, then it's not a good idea. I haven't heard of any of that going on this time and I upgraded one of my computers to it with zero problems.

QuantumHelos
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this version 7.14.2 is better

this version 7.14.2 is better than the 7.10 version it appears to me

mmonnin
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QuantumHelos wrote:this

QuantumHelos wrote:
this version 7.14.2 is better than the 7.10 version it appears to me

I haven't tried it yet. Were there bugs you ran into that are now fixed? just wondering how it appears better.

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Yes a GPU bug that stalls the

Yes a GPU bug that stalls the computer

Gary Roberts
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Since BOINC doesn't use the

Since BOINC doesn't use the GPU but simply launches the Einstein App which then uses it heavily, it's a bit hard to imagine how BOINC itself could expose a "GPU bug that stalls the computer".  Far more likely to be the Einstein App or the GPU driver or a combination of the two.

I see your GPU model is AMD RX 560 - one of the Polaris range.  I have quite a few as well, ranging from RX 460 through to RX 580.  I run Linux and not Windows but I also used to see lots of GPU crashes which only happened after a couple of weeks of continuous use.  That problem was solved a couple of months ago with a driver update.  Nothing to do with BOINC at all.

 

Cheers,
Gary.

Richie
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Boinc 7.14.2 is now available

Boinc 7.14.2 is now available also for Linux.

https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc

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