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Message 20222 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 18:17:01 UTC

I'm trying to run Colatz on my GPU, but when I installed Boinc, it didn't see that I had one. It's running on the CPU. I could use some help. Thanks.

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Message 20223 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 18:21:40 UTC

I may have just realized the answer to my question...I installed Boinc as a service. I think that means no GPU crunching?

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Message 20224 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 20:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 20223.

Correct, installing as a service will not allow GPU crunching.

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Message 20225 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 20:39:29 UTC

But what exactly is the advantage to installing as a service? Is it so that crunching will start even if no one logs onto the computer?

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Message 20226 - Posted: 4 Feb 2015, 23:26:53 UTC - in response to Message 20225.

Service is good for say servers that are headless (no graphics). Before Windows Vista, Service would work with video, but MS made some changes that cannot be bypassed and it stayed in the software.

If you machine is home and you are the only user, you can set the machine to just automatically login and no need to worry about Service mode.

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Message 20227 - Posted: 5 Feb 2015, 10:57:21 UTC - in response to Message 20226.

Service is good for say servers that are headless (no graphics). Before Windows Vista, Service would work with video, but MS made some changes that cannot be bypassed and it stayed in the software.

If you machine is home and you are the only user, you can set the machine to just automatically login and no need to worry about Service mode.

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