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Beta testing problems / Computer Freeze ... no dump
February 27, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
I have been fighting a freeze up problem on 2 different PCs one of which I rebuilt to try to solve the problem.
I see a frozen screen with no option except hardware reset button.
This happens at various times and I first thought It was caused by SpeedFan because it would happen sometimes during SpeedFan start-up. I stopped running SpeedFan and it didn't happen as often but it still occurred.
I rebuilt this PC and started adding programs back one at a time.
When I started Tthrottle it started occurring. I stopped using Tthrottle for a few days and it stopped.
I went through this process about 4 times with and without SpeedFan and the problem always/only occurs with Tthrottle.
I am going to send a log via the Email function of Tthrottle. I wish I could add more information but there doesn't seem to be any tracks in the system logs.
I also ran Tthrottle with Gflags.exe with heap tail checking , heap free checking , heap parameter checking and heap validation on call set. Freeze occured without trap going off.

I have not seen anyone else reporting this problem and I do NOT know what else I can do to solve this.
Bye the way ... the log "Debug" box is checked but the only thing showing up in the log file C:\Users\dan\AppData\Roaming\eFMer\TThrottle\log) is " Start logging"

Wish List / Manual update?
November 08, 2010, 05:45:48 PM
Can the manual get updated?
There is nothing in there about rules.

from FAQ:
if gpu temperature < 58 email reset 68
When the gpu temperature goes above 68 degrees the rule becomes active. If the gpu temperature goes below 58 degrees an E-Mail is send.

This seems counter to my understanding of the rules grammer but nothing in the manual to explain.
Wish List / Add a disk LOG file?
November 08, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
I would like to see an option to turn on a disk log file for debugging.
I realize that this would slow down the program but sometimes I really want to see what is going on 'under the hood'.
It could run with a big warning on the task window so you don't forget.
It should be set to run at startup if a config file entry is true.
various options could be used to explore different functions.

<!--    ==============
   set LOG File

      <LOGFILEDISK>C:\Program Files\eFMer\TThrottle\LOGFILE.txt</LOGFILEDISK>
      <LOGFILEoption-1> ... </LOGFILEoption-1>

      <LOGFILEoption-n> ... </LOGFILEoption-n>

Thanks for considering this
tasks that use 1.00 GPU and 1.00 CPU escape Tthrottle control during high CPU temp events.
CPU is not checked for these tasks.

from the log:
97%: Cpu: einsteinbinary_ABP2_3.11_windows_intelx86__ABP2cuda23.exe, PID: 5812, Threads: 3
27 October 2010 - 08:44:34 Number of matching Programs (Processes): 2
Cpu: einsteinbinary_abp2_3.08_windows_intelx86.exe, PID: 5004, Threads: 3
Gpu: einsteinbinary_abp2_3.11_windows_intelx86__abp2cuda23.exe, PID: 5812, Threads: 3
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   1 0 1 0
this allows overheating until the universal throttle rule kicks in.

Now checking, the number of processor core temperature messages message is showing.
The bar goes from 0 to a little over 50% then back to zero.

I sent a logging email.

In logging/send email I get the little email progress window then the above error.
Same thing in prefence/email setup/send test.
I get the message "the setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program. ???
WIN 7 with all updates.
Wish List / stastics graphs time frame sync
February 14, 2010, 06:23:15 PM
If there is no activity on a project for a few days the graphs for all the projects show different time frames.
Currently Einstein@home has had no work after the 7th but SETI@Home has work thru today. Einstein@home's graph runs from Jan 16 thru Feb 7 with a devider every 3 days. SETI@Home's graph runs from Jan 14 thru Feb 13 with a devider every 4 days. This is confusing to me (I'm a visual thinker) and does not show me at a glance that I have had no Einstein@home work for 6 days.

THis change would help me alot ... Thanks.
Just like Tthrottle and for the same reason.
The subject says it all.

I have been unable to override driver signing.

The F8 process has been defeated in RC1.

ReadyDriverPlus and Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider programs do not work.

Group Policy Editor/Administrative Templates/System/Driver Installation/Code Signing for Device Drivers/Enabled/Ignore will not work.

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
will not work.

I copied the signed driver from VISTA to Win7 and it got the driver not loaded message in the log.

Do you know of any thing else I can try?

Wish List / Auto detect of High usage processes?
March 06, 2009, 05:56:06 AM
There is a new SETI module [ astropulse_5.03_windows_intelx86.exe ] but TThrottle did not have it in the BOINC list.
Temps went wild because no action was taken. Would it be possible to throttle any process that has high usage if the temp goes into a "high risk" zone? This would be a last attempt before shutdown.
I have TThrottle set to start taking action at 55.
I have SpeedFan set to shut down (actually hibernate) at core temp 68.
TThrottle works fine for expected tasks but updates occur and process names change.
I believe the requested feature would be very valuable for many users.

SpeedFan is an example of this. It makes it Much easier to see if I'm up to date.
Sometimes I start a heavy use function and even though it is the list of processes to be monitored it has time to run the temp up because it is not yet in the thread list. Same when BOINC shifts from a low demand task to a high demand task.
Is there a runtime command or config file that can be used to set this?