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Message 1539 - Posted 14 Jan 2006 23:46:36 UTC

    I am getting ready to do a major upgrade on my computer. New motherboard, processor and RAM, so, basically, a whole new system. I plan on moving the hard drives over without installing a new OS. Should I let all of my current work units finish or will it be ok to continue work on them with different hardware? Should I Uninstall BOINC and reinstall on the new hardware or will the project care if this copy of BOINC is suddenly on a new computer? And are there any other problems that I am not thinking of?


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    Message 1545 - Posted 16 Jan 2006 8:04:31 UTC

      Afaik. ClimatePrediction is the only project that will accept results from a host different from the one that has received the work.

      If BOINC \"thinks\" that your host changed too much (hardware or operating system), it will probably give it a different HostID and the results will not be accepted from that one.

      So you\'re on the save side if you empty your buffers and install BOINC fresh on the new box.

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      Message 1577 - Posted 23 Jan 2006 8:08:42 UTC - in response to Message 1545.

        I was able to (almost) empty my buffer, and BOINC was able to detect my new hardware, run new benchmarks, and start new workunits. I\'m not positive, but I think I even kept the same HostID. There was only one listing when I look at my computers online and it had my new hardware listed.



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