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Gorn
2016-Dec-27, 09:42 PM
Hello. Are you able to 'easily' alter the software packages when you download them so they don't do the job in (just) screen saver mode or at all? ie. I would like to consciously have the option of say general internet surfing and simply turn the program on while I am doing so.. or off?

Also, is there a way to 'supercharge' my computer or the program so the @home program can maximize its functioning on my computer?

Tanks
SC

Solfe
2016-Dec-27, 11:58 PM
Hello. Are you able to 'easily' alter the software packages when you download them so they don't do the job in (just) screen saver mode or at all? ie. I would like to consciously have the option of say general internet surfing and simply turn the program on while I am doing so.. or off?

Also, is there a way to 'supercharge' my computer or the program so the @home program can maximize its functioning on my computer?

Tanks
SC

The screensaver is just a screen saver. You can turn that off. Under General settings, you can limit how much processor Boinc gets, including none. There is also the option of killing the process or turning off Boinc as a startup item.

In theory, you could overclock your machine, but most generic computers don't do well overclocked.