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Thread: Seti@Home causing computer to reboot?




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    Hi ya'll,

    I installed command line version of Seti@Home last week and my computer started rebooting by its self. Sometimes as much as three times an hour. I removed the Seti driver from the Startup menu, rebooted, and the computer seems to be running fine.




    I followed the install instructions on kane2's web page... .

    My other box is running fine with Seti installed.

    Any ideas? (You can call me a dummy, I don't mind... :) )

    Thanks for any help...

    ASRock?
    AMD ATHLON ~1666
    512 Megs memory
    XP Pro with all updates and patches.:)

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    Hmmm I b stumped with that one, I have never personally had this problem, but maybe one of the other members has and can help out more!

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    That's got me stumped as well as I've never had that prob either (the GUI version is another matter though). :confused:

    If ya usin' XP have ya checked out the Event Viewer for details on the error causin' it? The PC isn't runnin' too warm? :?:

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    :bounce:

    Thanks for responding so fast!! You guys are great!

    Nothing in the Event viewer and as far as I know the pc isn't running hot. It only shuts off when I run Seti. Would that raise the temps?



    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by benue
    Would that raise the temps?
    yes, but not above their nomal max temp. S@H, as with all DC projects that I'm aware of, will run your cpu @ 100% 24/7 (if you let it). So if your max temp is too high, that could cause the problem. But most games also max the cpu, so if it doesn't shut down during a long gaming session, you should look for another problem.

    I don't know about the S@H client, but the Folding@Home clients allow you to set a certain amount (%) utilization for different reasons. You could try something like that and see what happens since it will cause the CPU not to run as hot.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I don't know how to check the temps on the CPU but I had Seti set to run in "Low Priority" mode. But when I'm not using the computer I guess it runs at 100 %.
    I have a couple of case fans I can put in but that will have to wait till Tuesday. I leave for Virginia tomorrow and won't get back till late Monday.
    Guess some times family HAS too come first!!! :(

    Thank guys, I'll check in next week
    Have a good weekend.

    :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    Check to see if your mobo has support to use MBM5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benue

    I followed the install instructions on kane2's web page... .
    :eek:
    Mabye its just me, but since your computer is running 100% it might be power and/or heat related.
    get MBM like suggested above and check both.
    BTW Low priority means that the process will pause to any other process with highter priotity, but will still take any available spare cpu cycles. :thumb:

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    If it is temp related, remove the side panel and leave it off while running SETI@home. Check for dust buildup on the fans and cpu hsf, too. Clean 'em, if necessary.
    :-(

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    Installed MBM5. Core temp runs at 136 deg F and the preset alarm is set to go off at 158 F.
    Started SETI and waited a couple of minuets and the temp went up to 142. Started IE to come to TT and the temp now goes from 149 to 150. Mostly stays on 149.
    Is that too high?
    Side panel off and no dust in case.

    Also, last night (Well, 2:30 this morning) I started SETI before I went to bed and the computer did not reboot all night.

    Of course since the computers are in the basement the room temps vary. Cooler at night.

    I still plan on installing the other fans Tuesday!!

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