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Questions / Boinctasks stuck on "updating"
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:43:50 pm »
I often see Boinctasks not refreshing the screen.  Either it does it very several seconds (instead of the 1 I set it to), sometimes every 30 seconds, sometimes never again until restarting it.  The status bar at the bottom says "updating.....73" where 73 is counting the number of seconds since the last update.  It's monitoring itself and 3 other computers on a local network which has no other problems and is fast and not overloaded.  The computer Boinctasks is on is not overloaded.  Any idea why?  Boinctasks does have immense difficulty connecting to new computers or ones I've rebooted, it seems a rather flimsy communication system.

Wish List / Messages view doesn't show all computers at once
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:10:12 pm »
Messages view doesn't show all computers at once, but allows you to select all computers, without telling you it's not doing so.  It just displays the last single computer you selected.

Wish List / Memory preference missing
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:24:07 pm »
I am unable to set the max memory usage using Boinctasks.  I'm getting projects sending me tasks which overuse the memory on an older machine and wanted to change it.  I had to go into the Boinc Manager to do so.

Mind you, Boinc ignored me anyway!  I set it to 50% memory usage, and Amicable numbers gave me an 8GB task, completely locking up the 8GB machine :-/

Wish List / kbps should be kBps on transfers
« on: January 09, 2020, 01:26:27 pm »
Boinc Client correctly reports download speed of files as kBps (kilobytes per second)
But Boinctasks (I have the latest Beta, version 1.80) reports it as kbps (which would be kilobits per second).

Questions / Can I view an android device form Windows Boinctasks?
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:01:16 pm »
I currently run Boinc on 3 desktops, all Windows 10.  One of them has Boinctasks, which I use to control them all and view progress.

I just installed Boinc on an Android phone, can I view it with my Windows 10 machine with Boinctasks along with the 3 desktops?

Wish List / Group tasks all the time
« on: April 01, 2017, 03:28:54 pm »
I often get two groups of the same (queued unstarted) tasks, they don't all group as one.  For example I currently see a group of 81 SETI tasks and a group of 18 SETI tasks.  Both groups are identical when contracted: 0.133C + 1 AMD GPU.  When expanded they both contain different names (blc12_2bit_guppi etc) within the group, so that can't be why they split into 2 groups, I'm not sure what causes it.

Questions / Lost "sidebar computer selection"
« on: April 14, 2016, 09:13:43 pm »
I clicked something accidentally within the sidebar for selecting computers, and it disappeared.  It's ticked in the view menu, but it isn't there.  I've tried unticking and reticking it, I've tried closing and reopening BOINCTasks, and I've tried to find a little button on the left edge of the window to pull it back.  But it's gone forever, please help!

Wish List / Manually retry connection to remote computer
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:53:04 pm »
When trying to get a remote computer to talk to my main one, I have to wait to see if BoincTasks gets the connection or not, and I'm never sure how long to wait!  Some way of telling it to retry immediately would be helpful.

Questions / Show history for one computer only?
« on: December 07, 2011, 08:03:15 pm »
I have a ridiculous number of computers running boinc, so I'd like sometimes to see the history of ONE computer to check on problems with a particular project for example - is this possible?

Questions / How does project debt work?
« on: November 16, 2011, 06:20:30 pm »
Milkyway has a priority 3 times higher than Moo, yet I noticed Moo was doing way more work than Milkyway.  These are both set to ATI only, and I'm looking at the ATI debts).  So I looked at the debts for each project to try and work out what was going on.  Can anyone explain what these numbers mean?  To me a debt means it has to do more work.  So a negative debt means it does NOT have to do more work.  Is this the right way round?  Milkyway has a long term debt of 0 and a short term debt of 13.334052.  Moo has a long term debt of -783246.958682 and a short term debt of -60914.118392.

Questions / Dual sort? How to sort on TWO columns?
« on: November 12, 2011, 09:00:53 pm »
I've occasionally noticed that boinctasks will have a ^2 on one of the columns, which seems to show that it's a secondary sort.  How do I make it do this?

Questions / Two gpus - bad scheduling
« on: November 12, 2011, 08:58:17 pm »
Look at this:

I've got two GPUs.  I have a single GPU task and a dual GPU task queued.  Boinc chooses to run the single one on one GPU leaving the other idle.  WHY?!?!?  Why not download more?!?!?

Yes I know, it's BOINC and not BOINC tasks that's causing it (probably).

Questions / Tjunction problem
« on: November 11, 2011, 11:14:10 am »
I've had to set Tjunction to 80 to get the correct temperature reading.  This seems to have limited me to throttling at a maximum of 79C.  My CPU is happy at 90C, so I can't get the maximum out of it using Tthrottle.

Yes yes I know maybe it's not recommended, but I've always run i7s at 90C and they've never worn out.  They have autoshutoffs so they won't melt!

It's an Intel i7 940 on a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard.

Questions / What does tthrottle throttle?
« on: November 10, 2011, 12:49:55 pm »
Does tthrottle only throttle boinc, or will it throttle other programs?  Not that I can currently think of anything that will run on 8 cores....

Wish List / Extend messages tab
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:48:17 am »
I frequently need to see messages older than the message tab displays.

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