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Message 1769 - Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 14:33:03 UTC

New date of server migration is planned on friday 20th. It should start at about 07:30 UTC and supposed needed time is about 6 - 8 hours.

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Message 1770 - Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 15:59:33 UTC - in response to Message 1769.

Thanks for keeping us posted! I really appreciate that.
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Message 1772 - Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 22:56:29 UTC - in response to Message 1769.

What, if anything will be different after the move is made? Should we expect anything different?
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Message 1773 - Posted: 18 Sep 2013, 0:23:08 UTC - in response to Message 1769.
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New date of server migration is planned on friday 20th. It should start at about 07:30 UTC and supposed needed time is about 6 - 8 hours.

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Message 1783 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 21:21:26 UTC

Hey, welcome back!

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Message 1879 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 13:04:49 UTC

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Message 1888 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 17:04:50 UTC

my computer is severely over heating and causing thermal shutdown. when i fix this problem i will restart program. i am finishing downloads that have been sent. thoughts would be appreciated. thank you for allowing me to participate. all work sent to me will be completed and sent back.
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Message 1889 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 20:36:25 UTC - in response to Message 1888.

My first thought is that your post is off-topic in this thread. The thread is about the Server Migration; your post is about heat issues. Technically nobody should respond to your off-topic post but since the migration is finished the original topic is pretty much dead so what the heck. Just be aware that some of the other volunteers are not as willing to bend the rules. They won't respond to off-topic posts under any circumstances which means you might miss out on some excellent advice. Just something to think about. Don't be shy. New threads cost nobody anything so just click the New Thread button and have at 'er. It's good to bring up the whole Cooling and Heat Issues topic from time to time since it's something every cruncher needs to think about.

I think the root causes of your problem is that you computer is a laptop that uses a Pentium 4 CPU. Laptops are notorious for having fairly small CPU cooling capacity while your CPU is notorious for generating a lot of heat. Crunching numbers is a "pedal to the metal" activity that drives your CPU as fast as it can possibly go which in turn generates a lot of heat. If you intend to continue using it for crunching you should do two things:

1. If you haven't cleaned the dust out of your laptop recently then you definitely need to do so. If you want to save some money by doing it yourself, Google "how to blow dust out of laptop". You'll get several links to sites that explain why you need to clean your laptop and how to do it. There are various techniques and none of those links explains everything you should know so read several links.

2. Install eFMer TThrottle. I think the website explains why you need it and how it works so I'll only say it's freeware, it works very well but only if you RTFM. I think there are discussion forums for Tthrottle users at that website.

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Message 1890 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 3:06:19 UTC - in response to Message 1889.

I think the root causes of your problem is that you computer is a laptop that uses a Pentium 4 CPU.
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2. Install eFMer TThrottle.

TThrottle is a good program (I use it) but it will work only if the CPU has internal temperature sensor.
I think that Pentium 4 do not have internal temperature sensor.


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Message 1893 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 19:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 1890.

I have a hunch you are right, BilBg.

Maybe just blowing the dust out will fix the problem. If not then he could try reducing the number of cores (virtual cores) BOINC uses.

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Message 1894 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 21:46:15 UTC

This sounds a bit prosaic but I use the household vacuum and put the hose right up to the warm air discharge of the laptop. Then I seal the other discharge and suck air in through the intakes. Temps run ~ 6°C cooler afterward.

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Message 1906 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 2:25:15 UTC - in response to Message 1889.

Throttle the BOINC app so it doesn't use 100% of the processors. You won't be able to rip through work units as fast, but you also won't burn your CPU to a crisp.

It is important to understand that heat is the primary killer of chips. The hotter they run, the shorter they last. That is, a chip (any chip), running at 50% of its thermal limit will last longer than one running at 90% of its limit.

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