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Endeavour915

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Message 395 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 23:05:35 UTC

Anyway of turning off GPU tasks since most of them on most projects lock up my laptop? I tried preferences on my BOINC application and on the website and I can not find anything.
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wulf 21

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Message 398 - Posted: 7 Apr 2020, 5:55:59 UTC - in response to Message 395.  

unfortunately this website does not have this option in web settings, but you can still set this in the local settings on your machine. Unfortunatley my BOINC is in German, so I hope I get the name of the settings right.

Go to options --> computing preferences. There you can Tick the "pause using Graphics processor while computer is in use" (or similar) and you can define a time since last input in minutes, to define what "in use" means.

This should solve your issue. Also, on a laptop you pobably want to use "pause computation while running on battery" (or similar) - but I think this is turned on by default. Click OK to take over the settings.

Doing this will effectively override the settings on website with your local preferences, so the website computation preferences will do nothing after configuring this locally. (You can undo this by clicking the "use web preferences button in the same window).

I understand that this website is built to make using BOINC as easy as possible - but this should really be an option on the website, additionally to the 3 computing preferences the site offers.
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Shoddyan

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Message 405 - Posted: 10 Apr 2020, 23:35:05 UTC

In ADVANCED VIEW, you can turn the GPU Processing off completely. Under the ACTIVITY menu, changed USE GPU ACCORDING TO PREFERENCES to SUSPEND GPU
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