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Yesterday Windows froze three times. That has never happened before with me. The Folding process is suspect number one. Therefore, I have disabled it. Let's see what happens now. So far no freezing.
I had the client bug out on me (opened up the main window with the graphics display while another 3D app was running), and it absolutely HOGGED my entire CPU. Like it switched to realtime running the CPU 100%, not even the mouse pointer updated properly...
When I finally managed to get the program killed - which took a lot of doing - it decided to start all over again on the current work unit which it was 75% finished with. :roll: THANKS! :D
Yesterday I upgraded Bitcomet 0.56 to 0.57.
That's another suspect should windows fail again.
also in some parts of the world summer is coming up nad its getting hot outside . I know over here in new jersey we went from the 40s to the 70s in one week. So it oculd be heat related
Whilst testing some systems at work with Folding@Home we found that the number one arch enemy of Folding@Home was slightly bad or incompatible memory.
Folding@Home is an excellent system stability tester and I would not blame the program for freezes but rather your system for not complying with it ;)
Since I've had several computers running F@H I can provide the following feedback:
- some of my computers never, ever hang
- some of my computers hang while not actively used after a random amount of time that varies between I'd say 10 hours and 5 days
- it's happened to me a few times (in almost a year) that my home computer would freeze while I was using it (running the graphical client)
It's hard to know what causes this because they all run Win2k, one hanging unit and one working unit are the exact same configuration except maybe for the graphics card, and one hanging unit has not crashed since I changed the monitor (switched from an old planar 19" LCD to a Dell 2405 :wink:, both using DVI-out on an X800Pro)
However, I would suggest running a different client (like the pure Console instead of the screensaver) and see whether that solves any problem. I am actually performing this experiment right now, so I guess I'll know in a couple of weeks.
on my main comp the client was "in sleep mode" or some such... with a yellow exclamation mark... whatever it was it went away after I shut it down and restarted (the client only)
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