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Kerry Summerfield
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2015-03-18 23:54:55

I notice now that the PC freezes over the last month or so.

I run out of RAM.

I have 32Gb of RAM here.

"Process Explorer" shows that over the course of a day, BOINC starts off using 3.7GB of RAM and that amount steadily increases with time.

This, after around 20 hours, the RAM is fully used, and if the BOINC process is "suspended", I get back some 26GB of RAM.

There appears to be a problem with BOINC.

The PC runs 24/7, and there was no problem using BOINC.

Now I have to reboot twice daily, first clearing out all Cache and .tmp etc files before the Reboot.

Appreciate further advice.

Thank you

Kerry


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2015-03-19 02:36:13

"Process Explorer" shows that over the course of a day, BOINC starts off using 3.7GB of RAM and that amount steadily increases with time.

This, after around 20 hours, the RAM is fully used, and if the BOINC process is "suspended", I get back some 26GB of RAM.

How can you REGAIN 26 GB of RAM when BOINC is only USING 3.7GB of RAM? THAT IS LOGICALLY & MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE!

1) Please provide us more details of your BOINC installation:
* Operating System & Version
* CPU type/# of cores
* Hyperthread On or Off in BIOS
* GPU Type & how many
* BOINC VERSION & are use using BOINC with VBox Installed
* How much FREE RAM does Process Explorer show just BEFORE starting BOINC.
* What project(s) are running when this happens?

2) How large (in KBytes or GBytes) are the stdoutdae.txt and the stdoutdae.old files (located in the BOINC data Directory) when you restart BOINC or it grinds to a halt/crashes?

3) What else is running on that PC:
* Anti Virus
* Anti Malware
* Firewall program (other than built in to the Operation System)
* etc.

At one time there was version(s) of BOINC that were memory hogs that just kept consuming RAM and far as I recall that bug was fixed.
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