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Message 112621 - Posted: 2 Sep 2023, 4:19:00 UTC
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I've been running three gaming PCs on the GIMPS prime-searching platform for the past three years and after finding BOINC recently I decided to try it. I've been having a little trouble figuring out how to customize the usage specs for my computer, and in looking at the event log it has messages such as "suspend if no output in last 30 minutes," "suspending computation--no recent user activity" and "suspending GPU computation--computer is in use." I'm not home much and would like for my PC to run BOINC around the clock without stopping, rather than it being idle when I'm not home. I'd also like to override the command to suspend the app if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50 percent. I've been browsing the forums and other links on the projects page but I can't figure out how to change these settings. Here is my Event Log activity so far:

9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.22.2 for windows_x86_64
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/8.0.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.13
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Running under account chads
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1660 (driver version 457.51, CUDA version 11.1, compute capability 7.5, 6144MB, 6144MB available, 5153 GFLOPS peak)
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1660 (driver version 457.51, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 6144MB, 6144MB available, 5153 GFLOPS peak)
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Windows processor group 0: 16 processors
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Host name: DESKTOP-CKQHMMI
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Processor: 16 GenuineIntel 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz [Family 6 Model 167 Stepping 1]
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.19045.00)
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Memory: 15.87 GB physical, 18.25 GB virtual
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Disk: 930.90 GB total, 880.75 GB free
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
9/1/2023 5:39:52 AM | | No WSL found.
9/1/2023 5:39:57 AM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | Preferences:
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - When computer is in use
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - 'In use' means mouse/keyboard input in last 3.0 minutes
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - don't use GPU
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Use at most 100% of the CPU time
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - suspend if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - max memory usage: 7.94 GB
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - When computer is not in use
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - max CPUs used: 16
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Use at most 100% of the CPU time
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - suspend if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - max memory usage: 14.28 GB
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Suspend if no input in last 60.000000 minutes
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Suspend if running on batteries
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Store at least 0.10 days of work
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - Store up to an additional 0.50 days of work
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - max disk usage: 837.81 GB
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | - (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | Checking active tasks
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | PrimeGrid | URL http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID 1314814; resource share 100
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | PrimeGrid | Not using NVIDIA GPU: project preferences
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
9/1/2023 5:39:58 AM | | Checking presence of 20 project files
9/1/2023 5:39:59 AM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
9/1/2023 5:46:42 AM | | Resuming GPU computation
9/1/2023 6:43:43 AM | | Suspending computation - no recent user activity
9/1/2023 9:07:24 PM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
9/1/2023 9:07:24 PM | | Resuming computation
9/1/2023 9:14:38 PM | PrimeGrid | update requested by user
9/1/2023 9:14:42 PM | PrimeGrid | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
9/1/2023 9:14:42 PM | PrimeGrid | Requesting new tasks for CPU
9/1/2023 9:14:44 PM | PrimeGrid | Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
9/1/2023 9:14:44 PM | PrimeGrid | Project requested delay of 7 seconds
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Message 112622 - Posted: 2 Sep 2023, 10:13:31 UTC
Last modified: 2 Sep 2023, 10:15:59 UTC

but I can't figure out how to change these settings.
In the manager, click on options> Computing preferences then under the Computing tab ensure everything is un-ticked except leave non GPU tasks in memory while suspended. That should remove any computing restrictions.

Edit: If you are running BOINC without the manager use boinccmd to set the options.
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