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1) Message boards : Problems and Help : app_config.xml cpu planclass needed (Message 152845)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile mikey
Now i have another little problem (that said it won't bother me to sleep well) : i only can load 3 (full) cpu task for 8 core


Check your cache size settings, if you are running tasks that will each take a long time to run then it could be full with just 3 tasks
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Radeon RX 6700XT Error on GFN-15 trough GFN-19 (Message 152514)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile mikey
AMD finely FIXED the RX6000 series OCL2.dll driver in their new Adrenalin 21.12.1 Optional software driver package 3.dec. 2021


WOO HOO!!!
3) Message boards : General discussion : Windows 11 discussion (Message 152513)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile mikey
On the computer that I just upgraded the CPU, and also the bios, I got a windows update message something like this:
"Awesome, your computer can be upgraded to win11!"
Windows understanding of awesome, is a bit different to mine.
I would say "We have some bad news"
I did a quick search of what to turn off in the bios and turned it off.
It took a couple of days for the 'bad news' to filter through to windows telling me that my computer cannot be upgraded.
I think it joyous to be told "This PC doesn't currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11".


Don't worry MS will probably just lower the bar so your pc is 'ready for Windows 11' again. Remember it's all about the info and each new version gathers a bit more than the last version.
4) Message boards : Problems and Help : Unable to add PrimeGrid project (Message 152333)
Posted 60 days ago by Profile mikey
Well that seemed to be too easy.
What's the catch?
What am I going to swear at now?


Did you check your certificates to see if they got overwritten too?

With a new CPU, it would normally be a new install of windows.
Before getting the CPU changed, I uninstalled 7.14.2 - but did this with windows uninstall.
When I re-installed 7.14.2, I was surprised that the project was already there - and I REALLY did not want any chance of the previous system - that had made it to a billion - to now have the new CPU. Even though I had re-named the system so should be impossible? I really wanted to make sure. I removed PrimeGrid project from boinc, did another uninstall using boinc this time and when I reinstalled 7.14.2, wasn't able to add PrimeGrid as a project. Even with changing the certificate manually.
So I then installed 7.16.20 and was able to add PrimeGrid as a project.
I now have changed to 7.14.2 with it still working - that would mean the certificate is OK, or it doesn't matter?
People might be thinking I was lucky it didn't explode with all the uninstalling and re-installing.


Since it's working it at least thinks you have the correct certificate so i wouldn't mess with it anymore.
5) Message boards : Problems and Help : Unable to add PrimeGrid project (Message 152322)
Posted 61 days ago by Profile mikey
Well that seemed to be too easy.
What's the catch?
What am I going to swear at now?


Did you check your certificates to see if they got overwritten too?
6) Message boards : General discussion : Things better than what is going on (Message 152271)
Posted 66 days ago by Profile mikey
What was awesome about lighting is the layers of discipline.
You start with objective absolutes and it becomes subjective.
Which generally mirrored my connection with the work.

You have a theatre, budget, equipment, power, weight, time.
And from that, becomes something beyond any of those.

I am an old school lighting designer - not because I am that old - but because this is the way to properly light something. It is about colour relativism. With colours chosen to be mixed together - or not. LEDs just don't fit in with the method of choice. They are too vague.

Edit: What I am saying is the vast opportunities for colour that LEDs give gets in the way of making specific choices and from those choices, learning from them. And then there is the issue with them 'kicking in' at 1% which is jarring.

Art needs restrictions considering how infinite it is. LEDs rub me up the wrong way because it allows complacency.

And the colour is rubbish too - that probably should have been my first point.


So you are saying it will take a brand new way of thinking as a lighting designer to use led bulbs instead of the bulbs currently in use.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : best wu for thread ripper? (Message 152107)
Posted 77 days ago by Profile mikey
I wouldn't recommend SGS as a best WU. I've had to run a lot more hours of SGS to get to 1mil. Older tasks were ncpu = 2 but that seemed like a waste.
Here's a 5950x host
https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?hostid=1100025


Yes the SGS tasks are waaay to short to get alot of credits quickly
8) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.14 vs. 7.16 Differences. Better - worse? (Message 152106)
Posted 77 days ago by Profile mikey
Thanks Mikey I thought that was what it was.
I guess it makes the most difference is in GFN tasks where you want to be first returned.
Really don't want a tasks sitting waiting to start.
LLR2 it does not matter since you will be first anyway.
Seems it did it with 7.16 and rolling back to 7.14 stopped it.

But again if I remember right it did not do that on every system, some did some didn't.

Thanks for the reply.
Bill


The key for PrimeGrid is to always change the box that says how many tasks at a time you want to 1 for GFN etc.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.14 vs. 7.16 Differences. Better - worse? (Message 152101)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile mikey
I seem to remember there being an issue with the newest client 7.16
And I think I read it here in an old challenge thread buried somewhere.
May of seen it somewhere else too, just going by my memory.
Something about the new client can over ride our settings and it does things the way it wants to.

Could be down loading a new task before the one running finishes OR DL too many tasks,
more than you want it to and ask for??


Thanks for any input in advance.
Bill


That part above is one of the things that's new in the last few versions, it's to prevent your machine from being idle if you use a zero resource share, it pre downloads the next task when the current task is somewhere around 80% complete. Some Projects are always more aggressive than other Projects in the usage of that as they want you to stay with them and not go somewhere else. It was something that was asked for by people who use a zero resource share so the Boinc Developers added it in.
10) Message boards : General discussion : Windows 11 discussion (Message 152089)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile mikey
The issue with Microsoft is they will only leave upgrading it free for a period of time, then they will force people to pay for it, like with W10.

I'm not sure MS ever ended the free upgrade from Win7 or newer to Win10. Officially it was only publicised for a period of time, but if you update an existing activated Win7 system you get an activated Win10 system. Just you might have to jump through more hoops to do so than through Windows Update.

I've certainly done clean installs of Win10 within the last year using Win7 keys.


If you use the Win7 stuff for 'handicapped' people, ie the magnifying glass, the reading of the words on the screen etc, you can also still get a free update to Win10.


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