CaptainUnlikely, is this her laptop? http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=18890 or is it this one: http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=51849 I'm seeing the host in the second link getting this: <core_client_version>7.0.64</core_client_version> <![CDATA[ <message> too many exit(0)s </message> ]]> I'm guessing you have used BOINC's Throttling mechanism to reduce the amount of CPU time. If this is the case, I would recommend moving it to 100% and then downloading tthrottle and set it to throttle the CPU when it reaches a pre-determined temp. I have had better luck with this and many others have as well. It is also recommended to just change the number of cores/cpus available to BOINC if you don't want to use 3rd party software. Play around with this option and see if your results change at all. Another thing is if you have BOINC set to pause while active but have the number of minutes set too short (ex. 3 minutes) you can run into this as well. For example: mouse click, pause, scroll, pause, click again, pause all while reading a web page and spending 3 minutes paused each time can cause BOINC to start and stop a lot in a very short amount of time. I would try setting BOINC to run while active and see if she notices. If she does, you could even use the option to pause BOINC while certain apps are open. Otherwise increase the duration to something higher like 10 minutes. If she watches videos on the laptop maybe 30, 60, or 120 minutes. (That is if you don't set BOINC to pause while those apps are open.) Another possibility could be if you have the setting for pausing if non-BOINC usage is > then whatever % you assigned is too low.