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Posts by Lancer Kind

1) Questions and Answers : Wish list : suspend tasks by fan speed or heat (Message 56702)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Lancer Kind
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I'm running Boinc on laptops and I usually keep the computer from wearing out it's fans (this one is on it's 3rd set) by setting the compute presences to be less than some percent of the cpu. As the seasons change, I have to tune that number. Recently, that hasn't worked very well. (It's summer.) Frequently it's because of Chrome heating up the laptop and the kids leave it running.

All of this would could be more directly managed if I could set the preferences to suspend the tasks when the fans speed up. I realize laptops have different fan speeds but maybe there is a min and max ratio and I could set iboinc to suspend when the fan runs at 10% of max.

Or maybe there is an even better way. For me, I don't want Boinc making my laptop sound like an airplane plus that just costs me money in fans after some time.
2) Questions and Answers : Getting started : No new tasks on Mac 1, Mac2 still computing away (Message 53068)
Posted 10 Dec 2015 by Lancer Kind
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For the past month Boinc has been idle on Mac1. I still see the project, ClimatePrediction.net. Mac1 isn't getting any notices. What do I need to do to put Mac1 to work? I clicked "Reset Project" but its "are you really sure...?" message scared me off.

Mac2 meanwhile is still chugging away.
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc Screen saver activates and often crashes OSX (Message 51906)
Posted 1 May 2015 by Lancer Kind
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Freezing black screen (other than mouse pointer) doesn't happen if the boinc screen saver is turned off.
I've updated to latest Boinc and cuda drivers. It still happens although rarely (maybe once a week) where before it happened *every time* the screen saver turned on.
4) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc Screen saver activates and often crashes OSX (Message 51666)
Posted 21 Mar 2015 by Lancer Kind
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I say this because that IS something I changed. I wanted to leverage the higher performance from the GPU and started fiddling with the GPU related preferences.
I also was on CUDA driver 6.5.37. There's an update out. I'll update that as well.
5) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc Screen saver activates and often crashes OSX (Message 51665)
Posted 21 Mar 2015 by Lancer Kind
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I have a suspicion that the relationship is between using the GPU (even when the computer is busy, or not, I don't know) and the Screen Saver. I'm running some tests to see if I can reproduce the problem in a deterministic way.
6) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc Screen saver activates and often crashes OSX (Message 51642)
Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Lancer Kind
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I've been using Boinc since 2014. Recently, when leaving my laptop unattended, I've been coming back to a black screen (sometimes a working mouse pointer) and the fans running on full blast. I can't get the OSX login to come up and it all seems locked up. So I have to restart it to get the system responsive again. This problem started happening during the month of March.

Yosemite, 10.10.2, latest patches, Boinc 7.4.36. Cuda 6.5.37. Boinc's using GPU.

I'm unclear what has changed this month to start this problem (Boinc or Osx).




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