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17:18 <MiniFridge> which add on do you guys reccomend to prevent overheating of my PC while calculating with BOINC?
17:19 <MiniFridge> I'd like my temperature not to go above 60C
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17:59 <MiniFridge> anyone know?
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18:22 <PovAddictW> MiniFridge: what OS?
18:22 <MiniFridge> 8.1
18:23 <PovAddictW> I wrote my own script for Linux
18:23 <PovAddictW> don't know of anything for Windows
18:23 <Romulus> Title: BOINC add-on software (at boinc.berkeley.edu)
18:23 <MiniFridge> I don't think BOINC would link to any malicious software, but some of the sites look dated.
18:24 <MiniFridge> Even if it may work.
18:27 <MiniFridge> thanks anyways
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21:57 <MiniFridge> Hi, so I had BOINC running for some hours, leaving my computer idle, and I come back to find the task bar icon disappeared right in front of me when I opened my desktop.
21:59 <MiniFridge> it certainly looks like it was running, though...
21:59 <MiniFridge> from the BOINC Simap profile for my pc.
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22:06 <MiniFridge> Also, can BOINC reduce the lifespan of your HDD greatly?
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22:29 <desti_T2> no
22:29 <desti_T2> maybe if you have set it to spin down after a few seconds of inactivity
22:30 <MiniFridge> desti_T2, no settings are changed on the HDD
22:31 <MiniFridge> I have a WD Black (5 year warranty) so I also hope they don't count BOINC as non-normal use for it. Because, if it ever dies and I can't get a replacement, that would be disappointing considering I paid the extra money.
22:34 <MiniFridge> desti_T2, also to reduce writes to disk, should I raise the "Tasks checkpoint to disk at most <insert number> seconds"?
22:35 <desti_T2> you can, but not every project cares about that setting
22:36 <MiniFridge> desti_T2, why would a project try to override that setting>
22:36 <MiniFridge> ?
22:37 <desti_T2> to stupid, ignorant, want low memory usage ect
22:38 <MiniFridge> well, the tasks shouldn't even take up much RAM, am I right?
22:38 <desti_T2> depends on what the project does
22:39 <desti_T2> most projects dont need much ram for each task, but when you have a virtual 24 cores processor, it sums up
22:40 <desti_T2> some projects do checkpoint in fixed intervalls, but other do checkpoint after a specific point of calculation is done, which means different cpus will reach the next checkpoint faster or slower
22:40 <MiniFridge> oh
22:41 <MiniFridge> do you think WD would consider it misuse or out of spec/purpose of the drive by running BOINC?
22:41 <desti_T2> dunno
22:41 <MiniFridge> maybe I should email them
22:42 <PovAddictW> the extra I/O is negligible compared to other tasks you could be doing
22:42 <PovAddictW> like running a database
22:42 <desti_T2> i wouldn't consider it as abuse, it's really not using more disc writes than your browser cache
22:42 <MiniFridge> I would assume that would fall under enterprise drives though and be unaccpetable for warranty, PovAddictW
22:43 <desti_T2> or having your email client on auto check every 5 minutes
22:43 <MiniFridge> desti_T2, I wouldn't think that writes to the drive, does it, desti_T2?
22:44 <desti_T2> if you got a lot of spam :p
22:46 <MiniFridge> I may be able to call tomorrow
22:46 <MiniFridge> I'm tired
22:46 <MiniFridge> I'm going to go, thanks for your input. Goodnight.
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