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BOINC task shows as running, but is not actually running the task

Go to solution Solved by FakeKGB,

Alright, I think I found the problem.

Apparently Radioactive@Home simply doesn't support this old of a CPU.

PrimeGrid does, though, and it's running now.

CPU time is ticking upwards and I've made 0.001% progress in 1.5 minutes.

Estimated time to finish is 31 hours though.

 

Wonder how long it'll take to hit 25,000 credits?

I will be enlisting a 2 GHz single-core G5 soon though.

Earlier today, I decided to set up BOINC on my Pentium III machine. It's got a Pentium III 500 MHz Slot 1, 2GB of PC133 RAM, and Windows 2000 SP4.

I picked a project, chose the LTT team, and it showed as running. So I left it until now.

Under the Tasks menu, it said this:
Project                              Application                             Name                                  CPU time            Progress         To completion       Report deadline                  Status

Radioactive@Home         Radioactivity Monitor 1.78      sample_12900356_0         00:00:00              0.000%           2.5 hours*             4/20/2021 4:07:21 PM        Running

9 hours later, it says this:

Project                              Application                             Name                                  CPU time            Progress         To completion       Report deadline                  Status

Radioactive@Home         Radioactivity Monitor 1.78      sample_12900356_0         00:00:01              0.000%           02:14:14             4/20/2021 4:07:21 PM        Running

It is set to "Run Always".

If I look under Task Manager, under Processes it lists boinc.exe as using 0:00:38 CPU time with 8672K of RAM used, and boincmgr.exe with 0:30:32 CPU time and 8072K of RAM used.

Does anyone know why it's not actually running?

If you would like any more info I am happy to provide.

 

*Did not say this exactly but was around 2.5 hours

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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Alright, I think I found the problem.

Apparently Radioactive@Home simply doesn't support this old of a CPU.

PrimeGrid does, though, and it's running now.

CPU time is ticking upwards and I've made 0.001% progress in 1.5 minutes.

Estimated time to finish is 31 hours though.

 

Wonder how long it'll take to hit 25,000 credits?

I will be enlisting a 2 GHz single-core G5 soon though.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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On 4/6/2021 at 7:47 PM, FakeKGB said:

Earlier today, I decided to set up BOINC on my Pentium III machine. It's got a Pentium III 500 MHz Slot 1, 2GB of PC133 RAM, and Windows 2000 SP4.

I picked a project, chose the LTT team, and it showed as running. So I left it until now.

Under the Tasks menu, it said this:
Project                              Application                             Name                                  CPU time            Progress         To completion       Report deadline                  Status

Radioactive@Home         Radioactivity Monitor 1.78      sample_12900356_0         00:00:00              0.000%           2.5 hours*             4/20/2021 4:07:21 PM        Running

9 hours later, it says this:

Project                              Application                             Name                                  CPU time            Progress         To completion       Report deadline                  Status

Radioactive@Home         Radioactivity Monitor 1.78      sample_12900356_0         00:00:01              0.000%           02:14:14             4/20/2021 4:07:21 PM        Running

It is set to "Run Always".

If I look under Task Manager, under Processes it lists boinc.exe as using 0:00:38 CPU time with 8672K of RAM used, and boincmgr.exe with 0:30:32 CPU time and 8072K of RAM used.

Does anyone know why it's not actually running?

If you would like any more info I am happy to provide.

 

*Did not say this exactly but was around 2.5 hours

Boy that brings back memories. I think I still have one of those in a PIX at work.
 

Can you include a screen-shot of the BOINC Manager Options screen please.  Likely you have it set to just fold when the System is idle and/or to not use the CPU 100% of the time. You’ll likely have to use <Ctrl>+PrintScr in Win2k then paste into Paint and save as jpg tho ...

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Just now, Gorgon said:

Can you include a screen-shot of the BOINC Manager Options screen please.  Likely you have it set to just fold when the System is idle and/or to not use the CPU 100% of the time. You’ll likely have to use <Ctrl>+PrintScr in Win2k then paste into Paint and save as jpg tho ...

I got it working. The task I had attached to just wasn't working with my CPU. PrimeGrid does though. I've got 0.021% done in 8 minutes now.

 

I have a new problem though - I can't select "Join this team" for the LTT team.

Picture attached (screenshots aren't working but I have a decent camera):

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I'm using Firefox since IE fails at everything and I couldn't find a working version of Chrome.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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46 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

I got it working. The task I had attached to just wasn't working with my CPU. PrimeGrid does though. I've got 0.021% done in 8 minutes now.

 

I have a new problem though - I can't select "Join this team" for the LTT team.

Picture attached (screenshots aren't working but I have a decent camera):

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I'm using Firefox since IE fails at everything and I couldn't find a working version of Chrome.

Yeah, welcome to BOINC. If memory serves it’s always a little twitchy getting it setup at first as every project is slightly different.

 

@Windows7ge @Ithanul would likely be able to help out

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Fold7: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 9 3900x; Noctua NH-D15; 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

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Just now, Gorgon said:

Yeah, welcome to BOINC. If memory serves it’s always a little twitchy getting it setup at first as every project is slightly different.

 

@Windows7ge @Ithanul would likely be able to help out

I've run into a circle of problems...

I can only attach to three projects.

Radioactive@Home, RNA World, and PrimeGrid.

Radioactive@Home doesn't run the tasks.

PrimeGrid runs the tasks, but I can't join teams on their website (there is no "Join this team" button anywhere).

RNA World just straight up doesn't have any tasks.

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RNA World 4/9/2021 9:15:47 PM Message from server: Project has no tasks available

 

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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4 minutes ago, Gorgon said:

@Windows7ge @Ithanul would likely be able to help out

*Get's summoned to help with BOINC* 😄

*It's about how to join the LTT team...* 😄

*It's for a project/site I never joined...* 😅

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Check if there's a join button here it's the team page for the LinusTechTips_Team. I don't have an account so if there is one I can't see it.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

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Just now, Windows7ge said:

Check if there's a join button here it's the team page for the LinusTechTips_Team. I don't have an account so if there is one I can't see it.

I looked, and nothing.

Even on my Ryzen machine, to rule out the age factor.

There's also no join button for other teams.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

I looked, and nothing.

Even on my Ryzen machine, to rule out the age factor.

There's also no join button for other teams.

Strange. Reading the search page instructions:

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To join a team, visit its team page and click Join this team.

There is suppose to be one.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

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7 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

Strange. Reading the search page instructions:

There is suppose to be one.

Yep, I saw that.

Very confusing to me.

Anyway, after trying every. single. project, I've determined that I can only attach to RNA World, Radioactive@Home, and PrimeGrid.

Every other one fails with "The project is temporarily unavailable.   Please try again later."
All the projects that have HTTPS fail, and all but the three I mentioned with HTTP fail.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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26 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

Strange. Reading the search page instructions:

There is suppose to be one.

I have absolutely no idea what changed but it works now.

Decided to detach and reattach (and thus log out and log back in) and the join button appeared.

I am now attached to PrimeGrid and have joined the team LinusTechTips_Team.

 

BOINC estimates I'll finish in 31 hours.

But the time to completion is going up one second every second.

I am currently annoyed at Apple for making a stupid incompatibility between their iMac G5 ALS 1.8 GHz and iMac G5 ALS 2 GHz logic board models.

820-1540-A, while the same form factor (and is 95% compatible) does not work interchangeably with 820-1747-A because one has pins and one has pin sockets.

Blarg.

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4 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

I have absolutely no idea what changed but it works now.

Decided to detach and reattach (and thus log out and log back in) and the join button appeared.

I am now attached to PrimeGrid and have joined the team LinusTechTips_Team.

 

BOINC estimates I'll finish in 31 hours.

But the time to completion is going up one second every second.

The time to completion is only an estimate and until you do finish some work it's not going to show you anything remotely accurate.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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2 hours ago, Windows7ge said:

*Get's summoned to help with BOINC* 😄

*It's about how to join the LTT team...* 😄

*It's for a project/site I never joined...* 😅

I’ve ended going through hell trying to get my accounts joined at projects.  Glad to know it’s not just me.

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Fold8: Fractal Define S; Gigabyte ax370 Gaming K7; Ryzen 7 2700; Hyper 212; 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold7: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 9 3900x; Noctua NH-D15; 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold6: Fractal Define C; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Master; Ryzen 9 3950x; EVGA 240 CLC; 4 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 512GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming; Corsair TX750M

Fold5: Fractal Define R4; Gigabyte ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 7 2700x; DeepCool 120 CLC; 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1660ti XC Ultra Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold4: Fractal Core 1100; Gigabyte b450 Aorus m; Ryzen 7 2700; 4 x 4GB DDR4-2400; 128GB SSD; Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB; Corsair CX500

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43 minutes ago, Gorgon said:

I’ve ended going through hell trying to get my accounts joined at projects.  Glad to know it’s not just me.

Given the project sites involvement in BOINC I wish it was kind of a UI standard that the steps to join a team were the same across the board.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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