BOINC useful tools and download locations

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  1. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Official Berkeley clients here: Download BOINC client software or from Google Play Store if using Android

    Other Brekeley software: BOINC add-on software

    nativeBOINC client here: NativeBOINC - Download NativeBOINC or from Google Play Store

    GPU-Z tool: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

    EVGA Precision (nVidia): http://www.evga.com/precision/

    MSI Afterburner: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

    eFMer TThrottle (for throttling CPU and/or GPU with predefined temp settings): Page Redirection to efmer.com This is great for laptops. I have used it a ton to prevent unwanted overheating/restarts.

    Core Temp: Core Temp

    There is also known issues with some Remote Desktop software causing GPU work to crash. You may need to test various options. I know that Ultra VNC, Team Viewer, and LogMeIn have all worked fine for me.
    I have personally used the following without issues
    LogMeIn
    Team Viewer ver. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    PCAnywhere ver. 11.5, 12.5
    UltraVNC ver. 1.1.9.3
    Chrome Remote Desktop

    Intel's OpenCL SDK: This is now included in the latest drivers for the GPU's that are supported. BOINC version 7.0.40 or above is necessary to detect Intel GPU's.

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package - Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 - Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

    ShaPlus bandwidth meter - ShaPlus Bandwidth meter - Free bandwidth monitoring software
     
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    CPU-Z is now available for Android devices from the Google Play store.
     
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    I wanted to make my fellow teammates aware of the excellent free program "BoincTasks," which allows you to remotely monitor and control all of your BOINC crunchers very easily and, IMHO, provides a much better interface than provided by the standard BOINC Client. I have been using this program for about a year now and consider it an indispensable tool for serious and casual crunchers alike.

    Website/Download location: http://efmer.com/b/boinctasks

    Thread at [H] dedicated to this tool: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1041365036#post1041365036

    This program does everything the standard BOINC client can do, plus much more. If you have multiple crunchers, this program is essential for keeping track of things on all your machines.

    I am just going to include several screenshots below, as most BOINC crunchers should see the benefits of this program just by looking at the screenshots. However, feel free to ask me any specific questions you may have and I will do my best to answer them.

    Please note, I have no vested interest in this program or developer whatsoever. I am merely a satisfied user of the program and I wanted to share my experiences with my teammates.

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    Is this cross platform? I wish to monitor Linux (Ubuntu) crunchers via a Windows machine.
     
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    I believe the BOINCtasks app is cross platform.
     
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