Not sure whether it's working

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Hi, I'm very new to BOINC and this project, and I'm trying to figure out whether my installation is working. From the page "All tasks for..." I see that most of the tasks show "Error while computing" and the other ones are "In progress". Is that normal ?
The screensaver seems to work, even though I often see a message about some "unspecified problem with the screensaver" and the numbers shown in the bottom right corner are often weird, like -100%.
Thanks for any possible hint.

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Bertrand Russell

Gundolf Jahn
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Not sure whether it's working

No, that's not normal!

The tasks from your "All tasks for..." list that I've checked all have restarted excessively often. Please go to your Computing preferences and check the setting for "Suspend work if CPU usage is above --- %". If it's at the default of 25%, you should try a higher value or zero, to disable the feature.

Maybe also setting of "Leave tasks in memory while suspended?" to "yes" could help.

Gruß,
Gundolf

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OK, thanks. My "Suspend work

Message 99368 in response to message 99367

OK, thanks. My "Suspend work if CPU usage is above --- %" setting was at 25% and I increased it to 50%. If that won't help I'll also try the other option you suggested.

If anyone has some clue about what the cause of this problem might be, I'd be very interested to know.

Also, if some kind of diagnostic tool exists please let me know.

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RE: If anyone has some clue

Message 99369 in response to message 99368

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If anyone has some clue about what the cause of this problem might be, I'd be very interested to know.


Maybe this message at the SETI boards gives a hint to the cause.

Gruß,
Gundolf

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Thanks, increasing from 25%

Message 99370 in response to message 99369

Thanks, increasing from 25% to 50% helped, it seems I just completed a task for the first time.

I also just got a BOINC crash for the first time, but I think it's unrelated. I attach the details below for the records. I'm confident this won't happen often anyway.

Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: APPCRASH
Nome applicazione: einstein_S5R6_3.01_graphics_windows_intelx86.exe
Versione applicazione: 0.0.0.0
Timestamp applicazione: 49e8b871
Nome modulo con errori: atioglxx.dll
Versione modulo con errori: 6.14.10.660
Timestamp modulo con errori: 45a279e1
Codice eccezione: c0000005
Offset eccezione: 00498eac
Versione SO: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
ID impostazioni locali: 1040
Informazioni aggiuntive 1: 0e7a
Ulteriori informazioni 2: 60dd9bd6cde6636a8a7fcec67fc56081
Ulteriori informazioni 3: 46da
Ulteriori informazioni 4: e3c85f817e89bb5656f507dc3e9650f3

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Falconet
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You can set "Suspend work if

You can set "Suspend work if CPU usage is above --- %" setting to 0 because boinc runs in idle priority.

I play games while boinc is running and there is absolutely no slowdown.

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Thanks, that's interesting,

Message 99372 in response to message 99371

Thanks, that's interesting, I'll definitely try.

By the way, I didn't get any more error like that one.

What men want is not knowledge, but certainty.

Bertrand Russell

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