Posts by quiggibub

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Computer upgrade question (Message 16492)
Posted 6 Apr 2008 by quiggibub
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Pentium processors are "old". The way to go now, is "Core" processors.
Presently Core 2, with either Duo or Quad.

They use less power, (and so run cooler), and they have a larger inbuilt cache, which speeds things up for some projects.
You'll probably find that they are also cheaper than a Pentium chip, as these get harder to find.

As for faster ram, for some projects it will make a difference, for others, possibly not. But whether or not it's worth it on a Pentium cpu, is another matter.


I can't afford to buy a new core 2 processor, I just have enough for a RAM upgrade at the moment. I'm not upgrading just for BOINC, I just want a computer that will be usable for a few more years before I buy a new one.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Computer upgrade question (Message 16483)
Posted 6 Apr 2008 by quiggibub
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I plan on upgrading my computer soonish. Would installing RAM at a higher speed (replacing my current 533Mhz DDR2 with 667Mhz, not adding to) make much much of a difference? Would upgrading to 800Mhz make a difference in crunching times? I'm running on a 2.8Ghz Pentium D. I could upgrade to a faster model Pentium D, I know, but that's a pain and want to wait a bit before doing that.
3) Message boards : BOINC Manager : manager not responding (Message 16310)
Posted 1 Apr 2008 by quiggibub
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After applying the fix to get BOINC crunching again, go to transfers, and ABORT all LHC work. Then go to the projects tab and suspend LHC. Now set your network prefrences to whatever you like to use. You will lose credit for any unreported LHC units, but you will be able to dl/ul work for other projects.
4) Message boards : BOINC Manager : manager not responding (Message 16223)
Posted 31 Mar 2008 by quiggibub
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Does anyone know if it'll be fixed when LHC comes back online? I have several work units in another project due tomorrow morning, it would be a shame to have the time spent crunching them wasted.
5) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Unable to connect to BOINC Client (Message 16222)
Posted 31 Mar 2008 by quiggibub
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Found out what the problem was. Apparently there's a problem with trying to upload to LHC that causes BOINC.exe to crash.


"You can try to edit the client_state.xml file, scroll all the way down and edit the network option to show <user_network_request>3</user_network_request>

That means you suspended network activity. " - taken from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=2563#16170

I did this and it worked, BOINC.exe didn't crash on start up. I'll try to upload my work when LHC is back up and running.
6) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Unable to connect to BOINC Client (Message 16212)
Posted 31 Mar 2008 by quiggibub
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I just talked to a BOINC helper on skype, who determined that BOINC.exe crashes whenever it's started. I have installed the newest version of BOINC, and I still get the same exact problem.
7) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Unable to connect to BOINC Client (Message 16192)
Posted 31 Mar 2008 by quiggibub
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This sounds similar to another current thread, here

So, are you using Vista?
Did you install in the default location?


Nope, running XP.
8) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Unable to connect to BOINC Client (Message 16187)
Posted 31 Mar 2008 by quiggibub
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BOINC was running fine for a few hours, then all of a sudden,I get an error "BOINC manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client". IT WAS RUNNING FINE. I haven't made any changes to the computer at all. When I close BOINC and restart it, my projects appear for about 3 seconds, then everything blanks out and the error message appears. I have tried to repair BOINC, but I still get the error. Before I get suggestions of "check your firewall settings", please note that IT WAS RUNNING FINE FOR SEVERAL HOURS TODAY before this error showed up, and I've been running BOINC for a little over a year on this computer without this problem.




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