climateprediction.net home page
using BOINC-cp.net only as a screensaver

using BOINC-cp.net only as a screensaver

Questions and Answers : Preferences : using BOINC-cp.net only as a screensaver
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
old_user13532

Send message
Joined: 6 Sep 04
Posts: 3
Credit: 893
RAC: 0
Message 6346 - Posted: 24 Nov 2004, 18:53:12 UTC

Hello.

I'm using BOINC version 4.13 on a WinXP machine.

What settings to I need to do to make BOINC function only as a screensaver?

Thank you.
ID: 6346 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Andrew Hingston
Volunteer moderator

Send message
Joined: 17 Aug 04
Posts: 753
Credit: 9,804,700
RAC: 0
Message 6354 - Posted: 24 Nov 2004, 23:31:12 UTC
Last modified: 24 Nov 2004, 23:31:30 UTC

Go to <i>Your account, General preferences</i> then select <i>edit preferences</i>.

Choose to have BOINC running only when idle and choose your preferred delay. To co-ordinate with your screensaver you will need to refer to your Windows settings (right-click on the Windows desktop). Choose BOINC as the screensaver here.

Note however that CPDN graphics are quite processor intensive; it's not worth running CPDN as a screensaver at all with some older graphics cards, but you could always try updating the drivers. If you are worried about getting credits or doing as much work for CPDN as you can forget the screensaver and only look at the graphics when you want to.
ID: 6354 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
old_user13532

Send message
Joined: 6 Sep 04
Posts: 3
Credit: 893
RAC: 0
Message 6399 - Posted: 26 Nov 2004, 4:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 6354.  

Andrew,

Thank you for your suggestion -- I appreciate it.

To avoid the potential performance issues with the graphics, I've changed the BOINC screensaver settings to the following:

1) I've put a check mark in the "Go to blank screen" box

and

2) I've entered a zero in the "Minutes until blank" field

I've also "sync'd" the start of the screensaver to match the preferred delay settings in BOINC.

Again, thanks for getting back to me.

R
ID: 6399 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote

Questions and Answers : Preferences : using BOINC-cp.net only as a screensaver

©2019 climateprediction.net