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Message 6182 - Posted: 25 Oct 2006, 1:51:18 UTC

With a little bit of work from your side, you can make things work that don't work at this moment. Therefore I'll give you some links to sites where you can update your motherboard chipset drivers, videocard or -chip drivers and DirectX.

Motherboard:
AMD Updates and Support
Intel drivers and support
nVidia nForce
SIS
VIA

You can use CPU-Z to find out details about your motherboard. If you run dxdiag in Windows, you can check up on your DirectX version and videocard. (Start->Run, type dxdiag and hit Enter)

Video:
Intel Integrated drivers
ATI.
nVidia.
Matrox
SIS (for integrated videochips)
VIA (for integrated videochips)

At all times, if you have an integrated videochip on your system, check your motherboard maker's site first for updated drivers.

DirectX:
DirectX 9.0c October 2006 update
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Message 6289 - Posted: 2 Nov 2006, 17:54:58 UTC

Fixes for the screen saver:
- Make sure you are up to date with your drivers and DirectX version. See this post for links.

- Make sure your video card is OpenGL 1.2 compatible. (It doesn't need to be compliant, just compatible with a latest drivers update. If the latest drivers update didn't add at least 1.2 compatibility, your video card can't be used)

- Set your Settings in Windows to not switch to a blank screen or resume with password. (Usually Desktop properties, Screen Saver, BOINC as screen saver choice, Settings)

- Don't let your monitor power down after less minutes in Windows Power Options (in Control Panel) than you set your BOINC preferences.

- Adjust your screen saver to kick in 1 minute after you let BOINC go crunch in Idle time, especially when you have an embedded videocard. Embedded videocards are video chips on the motherboard. They use your CPU and motherboard RAM, instead of an independent GPU and additional RAM for graphics only.

- You can at all times open the graphics on the running result. In Boinc Manager, go to Tasks (Work in 5.2.x and before), select the result that shows Running, press the Show graphics button. This window can be maximized. If you can't see graphics in this window, you have a problem with your videocard. (If you have BOINC installed as a service, you don't have this option by default. You do need this work around)

- Using the screen saver (or graphics) takes up CPU cycles. If you have a slow computer, consider not using either for prolonged periods of time.

When none of this helps, always state what videocard and operating system you use.

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Message 18912 - Posted: 29 Jul 2008, 11:53:09 UTC

Are all this tips for Windows only ? Or did I overlook some for Linux ?

MfG, MEX

PS: Currently using Fedora 9 installed from the i386 DVD on my FSC ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 with problems connecting to the projects servers when the client is started as a demon during boot until I manually RESTART the client :rollingeyes:
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Message 18913 - Posted: 29 Jul 2008, 12:12:09 UTC - in response to Message 18912.  

Are all this tips for Windows only ? Or did I overlook some for Linux?


They are Windows-centic (although the links to the drivers might not be, I didn't look at them). There is no screensaver for the Linux version, although some projects do have graphics, you just have to use the show graphics button in the manager.

Kathryn :o)
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Message 24403 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 20:29:11 UTC

can I and my friend - Merge him BOINC account's in my ?
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Message 24404 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 21:03:57 UTC

Of course not. That's cheating, and BOINC won't allow it.

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Message 24405 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 21:24:32 UTC

ok )
when account exit one team and join to another
credits don't adds to new team?
only new credits will be add in new team?
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Message 24406 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 22:36:21 UTC - in response to Message 24405.  

Yes, when moving teams your old credits will stay with the old team and you start from zero in your new team. Your overall credits always stay with you.

Only on CPDN can you move teams with your credit.
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