Einstein@Home causing system chunkiness

Cruisin'
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ok so I dont have a configxml

ok so I dont have a configxml file or a DATA directory in the Boinc directory. So I would create both of these right?

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No. BOINC 6 has separate

No.

BOINC 6 has separate program and data directories. The program directory is where boinc.exe, boincmgr.exe etc. live, normally in C:\Program Files\BOINC\
The Data directory is in a different place, outside the Program Files directory structure, since Windows 7 and Vista do not allow programs to constantly write to subdirectories in the Program Files tree.

The default Data directory on XP & 2000 is at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\ and can be a hidden directory. So either fill in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\" without the quotes into Windows Explorer's address bar and hit Enter, or make sure you instruct Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders before navigating there.

Now, what do you want written in your cc_config.xml file? Perhaps that we can write it for you, so you have it in the correct order.

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Well I wanted to make sure

Well I wanted to make sure that BOINC got completely out of the way when a few of the more system intensive games I play are active like Call of Duty 4, Battlefield Bad Company 2. Those are the two major ones I want boinc out of the way for anyway.

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RE: I don't know, but

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I don't know, but perhaps there is a significant difference when games are enacted in windowed vs full screen mode .... does a user initiated BOINC suspension trigger the creation of a checkpoint?

Cheers, Mike.

It probably cannot. I've seen no sign that any BOINC projects are capable of creating checkpoints at random points in the progress of the application program. Some have closely spaced checkpoints, though.

Ageless,

Thanks for the information above about creating a cc_config.xml file. It looks likely to help a problem I've been seeing with automatic backups while BOINC is running at night.

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Here is some of the programs

Here is some of the programs I want exempted.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - BFBC2game (I think it has an exe extension but I dont see it.)

Call of Duty 4 - iw3mp.exe

If you guys could show me how to put that in a config file for boinc to goto sleep when either of those two are running would be a good start.

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No.

BOINC 6 has separate program and data directories. The program directory is where boinc.exe, boincmgr.exe etc. live, normally in C:\Program Files\BOINC\
The Data directory is in a different place, outside the Program Files directory structure, since Windows 7 and Vista do not allow programs to constantly write to subdirectories in the Program Files tree.

The default Data directory on XP & 2000 is at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\ and can be a hidden directory. So either fill in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\" without the quotes into Windows Explorer's address bar and hit Enter, or make sure you instruct Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders before navigating there.

Now, what do you want written in your cc_config.xml file? Perhaps that we can write it for you, so you have it in the correct order.


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Your cc_config.xml would look

Your cc_config.xml would look like this:

[pre]

BFBC2game
BFBC2game
iw3mp.exe
iw3mp.exe

[/pre]

Just copy and paste the above into your text editor. If that doesn't suspend the BOINC tasks when playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 then try adding a .exe extension to the end of BFBC2game. Remember you must click Advaanced -> Read Config File after you first create the cc_config.xml and after every time you change it.

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Thank you!

Thank you!

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Cruisin'
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Thanks guys. Setting these

Thanks guys. Setting these programs as exclusive apps seems to have solved my chunkiness problem. However after having read config file for first time last week then running COD4 without rebooting caused my system to blue screen lol. Killed a bunch of my COD$ profiles. So probably good idea to reboot first. After I rebooted I had no further issues.

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robertmiles
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RE: Your cc_config.xml

Quote:

Your cc_config.xml would look like this:

[pre]

BFBC2game
BFBC2game
iw3mp.exe
iw3mp.exe

[/pre]

Just copy and paste the above into your text editor. If that doesn't suspend the BOINC tasks when playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 then try adding a .exe extension to the end of BFBC2game. Remember you must click Advaanced -> Read Config File after you first create the cc_config.xml and after every time you change it.

Where do you put the cc_config.xml file afterwards? I've never used one before. It looks like I need to try something similar on my laptop, but for a few background programs instead.

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You save it in your BOINC

You save it in your BOINC Data directory. Default places for it are in this FAQ.

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