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Sid Celery

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Message 109053 - Posted: 31 Mar 2024, 21:18:36 UTC - in response to Message 109051.  

Web settings made on one project will propagate to all projects.
If you make different changes on different projects, the last changed settings & values will be the ones that apply to all projects.

Bottom line is you should ensure on the Computing tab within Boinc you are using "Local Prefs" and don't accidentally click to use "Web Prefs"
From Richard's last posted log.
3/9/2024 7:57:31 AM | GPUGRID | General prefs: from GPUGRID (last modified 16-Feb-2024 23:38:58)
He was using web-based preferences when he started this thread.

Well-spotted. That's definitely the source of the misunderstanding.
And currently that seems to be one of the 4 projects removed early in this thread, so even if it was necessary to employ those settings for that individual Project, those settings have gone rogue over all the other projects by now.
Local prefs is definitely the way to go for clarity.
And I suspect if Richard wanted to rejoin GPUGRID in future, the earlier changes we made will make that more successful than it previously was.

As a side-note, following the advice everyone's given (including me), I've reviewed my home and work PCs in 3 different locations over the last few weeks (and 2 phones) and tidied up a helluva mess I'd made for myself too.
"Physician heal thyself" applies
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Message 109054 - Posted: 31 Mar 2024, 22:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 109052.  
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so even if it was necessary to employ those settings for that individual Project, those settings have gone rogue over all the other projects by now.
As i mentioned in my previous post, that isn't how it works.
The settings for that project, will affect only that project.
The computation settings are the same for all projects, regardless of where they are set- setting them on the web is exactly the same as if they were set locally (just more convenient).



so while ensuring web page settings for each project are as close to your local settings as possible, it's best to ensure you use local Boinc prefs so everything's as familiar and controllable as possible.
That's why web based settings are best- they are the same for each & every project, except for those settings that apply only to a project itself.

If you have more than one computer, then you need to manually make the changes to all of your computers if you use local settings.
And even if you only have one computer, web based settings are best. If it dies & you get another one, if you use local preferences then you have to change each and every setting that isn't a default value. Using web based settings, all you need to do is install BOINC & attach to your projects. The system will get those settings from the project site & it's done.
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Message 109056 - Posted: 2 Apr 2024, 1:32:45 UTC - in response to Message 109054.  

As I mentioned in my previous post, that isn't how it works.

And here's me pretending I know what i'm talking about... lol <sigh>
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