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Message 1487 - Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 11:26:35 UTC

Hey I usually turn BOINC on when I go to work, when I come back my computer has turn off completely, not even a reboot. I have this problem for about a week now.
Any suggestions? Or when can I look for an error log?

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Message 1488 - Posted: 24 Feb 2015, 16:12:48 UTC
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This happens while you run NFS@Home? I see you don't have enough memory to run 16e Lattice Sieve V5 but I don't think BOINC will reboot your machine due to this cause.

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Message 1491 - Posted: 25 Feb 2015, 8:29:08 UTC - in response to Message 1488.

Okay, yeah it's a bit of an old pc already. I have 4GB of ram, isn't it enough? I'm not quite sure with which project it is shutting down to be honest.
But in general this is due to a lack of ram?
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Message 1492 - Posted: 25 Feb 2015, 10:00:51 UTC - in response to Message 1491.
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The project is shutting down or the computer, you need to be more precise.
I can guarantee that for the application you are running ( 16e Lattice Sieve V5) you don't have enough memory if you are with 4 instances on.

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Message 1493 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 9:07:47 UTC - in response to Message 1492.

The computer is turned off when I arrive back home. So my question is if there is maybe a BOINC log file where I can look into. I'm pretty sure BOINC is the cause because when I leave my pc on without BOINC it's still running when I come back.

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Message 1495 - Posted: 1 Mar 2015, 5:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 1493.
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There is stdoutdae.txt (it is not created, when BOINC ist used on command line without BOINCmgr)

But you should also check the Windows event logs (application/security/system), if the shutdown has been issued by some heat protection that came with the motherboard, it has probably left some information there.

p.s.: You could also try to limit the number of concurrent 1GB tasks :

Create this file in the NFS project directory :

BOINCDATA\projects\escatter11.fullerton.edu_nfs\app_config.xml

containing these lines :

<app_config> <app> <name>lasieve5f</name> <max_concurrent>2</max_concurrent> </app> </app_config>


p.p.s.: I am too still using two Core2 computers with BOINC, they are consuming too much energy (later CPUs are more efficient) but other than that, they are not totally outdated :-)

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Message 1496 - Posted: 4 Mar 2015, 1:15:06 UTC

arora, you may want to look in the Windows Event Viewer to see if there are any clues. I would also suggest you monitor your system's heat as BOINC projects will increase the heat of your system. Especially many of the math projects. Take a moment to do the regular system cleaning of fans and such. You could also install an application called Tthrottle on your system that will throttle the CPU and or GPU down when it reaches a pre-determined temp to prevent the system from shutting down or becoming damaged.

http://efmer.eu/boinc/
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Message 1498 - Posted: 5 Mar 2015, 11:09:11 UTC
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@Ananas The Windows event log seems fine, nothing reported under 'hardware events'. And yesterday my PC was this running at the end of the day, so that nice. Maybe it was just one job that caused the problem.

@Coleslaw any suggestions for a heat monitoring app?

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Message 1499 - Posted: 5 Mar 2015, 16:41:27 UTC - in response to Message 1498.

@Ananas The Windows event log seems fine, nothing reported under 'hardware events'. And yesterday my PC was this running at the end of the day, so that nice. Maybe it was just one job that caused the problem.

@Coleslaw any suggestions for a heat monitoring app?

thx


http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
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