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Message 12257 - Posted: 1 Sep 2009 | 18:34:58 UTC

Yesterday I received my new PC; Dell XPS 435, with an i7 processor, 6 gigs DDR3. It came with a "budget" Nvidia GT220 (only CUDA option in Europe) which I immediately switched to my trusty 9600 GSO.

BOINC 6.6.36 is running happily, with the eight CPU threads busy with Rosetta. Task Manager tells me each thread is 1/4 gig, x8 = 2 gigs of the six.

GPUGRID, with driver 190.62, is there too. BOINC downloaded NINE GPUGRID WUs (where did it get that many from??). It's there, but is it running?

No! It sits there showing "Waiting to run".

What's it waiting for??

Tom



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Message 12258 - Posted: 1 Sep 2009 | 19:08:55 UTC - in response to Message 12257.

No! It sits there showing "Waiting to run".

What's it waiting for??

Either for you to stop playing with your new toy, so it can get down to some real work.....

..... or for you to set "Suspend GPU work while computer is in use?" to 'no' (third line on your Computing preferences page - check other venues too).

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Message 12262 - Posted: 1 Sep 2009 | 23:23:23 UTC - in response to Message 12257.

GPUGRID, with driver 190.62, is there too. BOINC downloaded NINE GPUGRID WUs (where did it get that many from??).


I think somewhere in the forum I read that the logic recently is something like # of cpu's + # of gpu's. For you, that would be 8 + 1 = 9. However, I don't know if resource share or other things affect that, as I have a Quad w/ 3 gpu's and usually get 6 (only sometimes 7).

If you don't want 8, as I assume you wouldn't with a 9600GSO since you wouldn't get the quick-return bonus, you may want to reduce the # days reserve of WU's you have (BOINC setting) or lower the resource share so it is not as large compared to other projects you are running (Rosetta, etc.)

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Message 12266 - Posted: 2 Sep 2009 | 5:29:49 UTC - in response to Message 12258.

No! It sits there showing "Waiting to run".

What's it waiting for??

For you to set "Suspend GPU work while computer is in use?" to 'no' (third line on your Computing preferences page - check other venues too).


That's it! Thanks for the heads-up.

Tom

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