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bigrockcrasher
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I am running on a amd 4000+ which is very fast in todays computer world. how come my floating point and integer math is about like 5 times slower than a computer with a slower prossesor. I can expect to see then faster than me but not by a lot.

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speed issues

Are you sure nothing else was running at the same time as the test?

Addit:
I see you are crunching in 44000 secs, and I saw an amd xp 3200+ do them in 21000 secs. (addit 2: may have been looking at an old unit for 3200+)
Are you running something else?

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Michael Roycraft
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RE: I am running on a amd

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I am running on a amd 4000+ which is very fast in todays computer world. how come my floating point and integer math is about like 5 times slower than a computer with a slower prossesor. I can expect to see then faster than me but not by a lot.

Yes, your benchmarks are far below what they should be, and your crunching speed is correspondingly slow, taking more than twice the time it should for a workunit.

Are you running a screensaver? Windows 3-D screensavers severely impact crunching speed.

I suggest you have a look in task manager, to see what other processes are running that are using so many CPU cycles. The Einstein app should show up at 99%.

Please report back your findings.

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i am not sure if it means

i am not sure if it means anything but my computer has windows 64 bit edition the the server says that i am running windows 2003 what ever that is.

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RE: i am not sure if it

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i am not sure if it means anything but my computer has windows 64 bit edition the the server says that i am running windows 2003 what ever that is.

Bigrockcrasher,

I haven't seen a 4000+ with benchmarks as low under any version of Windows. Your floating point bench should be roughly twice as high as it's reading and your integer bench should be about three time as high as it reads.

Have you checked the things we asked about? Open taskmanager (shift, alt, delete pressed simultaneously, then click the "Processes" tab), it will tell you what % of your processing time is taken by which processes. Again, Einstein should show as 99%.

Let us know if there is another process showing up as anything over 01%, and if so, tell us what the other process is named. We need this information from you to help diagnose the problem.

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Michael Roycraft
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Bigrockcrasher, http://ein

Bigrockcrasher,

http://einsteinathome.org/host/10108

Here's a link to server specs for an Athlon64 3000+, which I'm sure is running under the same 64-bit OS as yours, Windows XP Professional 64, though similarly server-listed as Win2003. Notice the floating point and integer benchmarks, and then calculate that yours should be ~33% higher. There surely is a background process running that's hoggng CPU cycles on your machine, possibly an extremely inefficient fulltime AV scan, but more likely some sort of virus or malware (this is assuming that you're not doing video rendering or some such intensive program *fulltime*).

Have you run a GOOD anti-spyware scan (Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware are the recommended ones) as well as a program named CWShredder (to clean out the particularly tough-to-remove CoolWebSearch junk)? These 3 programs are FREE, and universally recommended. Download, install, update them and run them periodically.

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bigrockcrasher
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The eistien program was

The eistien program was runnig under 99% the whole time. because of some issue with the running of other program and the fact that I had to get my motherbourd fixed because of the bios chip I desided to format the hard drive start all over again. the numbers have tripled so i got it fixed

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RE: The eistien program was

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The eistien program was runnig under 99% the whole time. because of some issue with the running of other program and the fact that I had to get my motherbourd fixed because of the bios chip I desided to format the hard drive start all over again. the numbers have tripled so i got it fixed

Wow! Pretty drastic measure, but effective. Your benchmarks are now what they should be.

It looks as if you're on a dial-up internet connection, so the next step is going to be one huge PITA, but absolutely necessary. Go to Windows Update and go through the seemingly endless series of update, resstart, return to WinUpdate, download the next set, restart, etc, until they say they have no more updates for you.

Then, go ahead and do as I said in the last paragraph, preceding message, and protect against recurrances of your previous problem. An unprotected computer is infected within 12 minutes of internet activity, on the average. Don't bet against the odds - chances are your computer has already been compromised since the reformatting. The protective programs I listed in that paragraph are readily available for download. Google is your friend, look for them.

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bigrockcrasher
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does anyone know how to get

does anyone know how to get the graphics for the einstien thing it work at one point but it stopped working after i install a couple of programs and drivers

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RE: does anyone know how to

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does anyone know how to get the graphics for the einstien thing it work at one point but it stopped working after i install a couple of programs and drivers

There is a graphics bug related to running Einstein 4.79 with BOINC 4.45. Try the Beta app (under More Information on the E@H home page). It works great.

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RE: RE: does anyone know

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does anyone know how to get the graphics for the einstien thing it work at one point but it stopped working after i install a couple of programs and drivers

There is a graphics bug related to running Einstein 4.79 with BOINC 4.45. Try the Beta app (under More Information on the E@H home page). It works great.

That is the first i heard of this problem. I'm using 4.79 and 4.45 and graphics run fine on my system.

98SE XP2500+ @ 2.1 GHz Boinc v5.8.8

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