The seti@home app itself runs a little slow if you watch the pretty colors, but if it's minimized it goes pretty quick, I can do a unit in about 15-20 hours on my 800MHz machine. As far as slowing down other apps, it doesn't, at least not enough for you to actually notice if it does. I have never seen it mess up any computer, and I consider it one of the safest and "most respectful" programs I have ever used.Nicool003 said:
It sounds very interesting but I heard it was slow and that it could kinda of mess up your computer.
Where have you guys been? I've been on for 3 years (though I haven't done much in 2 years). I only have 190 units, my old email is now defunct, and I don't know my seti password, so I'll probably just start a new account (built a new computer yesterday finally).Originally posted by KL Kam
I just started using it yesterday, after a television program introduced it.
You can set the processing priority of most programs in windows. Seti automatically sets itself for "low" meaning windows only gives it processor time when it isn't doing anything else.Originally posted by Nicool003
I thought that since it was such a large program it could slow down your computer... Maybe I mis-understod what someone said. I would like to do it but I don't have my own computer
me as well. I don't even set SETI@home as my screen saver because I think this lowers the speed to complete one unit.originally posted by J-man
I don't use it as a screen saver.
It runs minimized whenever my computer is booted. I don't leave my p.c. on all the time either.
i got the same story, and now that its all popular and i have a much better computer ive been thinking about giving it another tryOriginally posted by kyle_soule
I had it a while back, when it was much less popular, and I thought it made a pretty nice screensaver, but I didn't understand exactly what it was doing, so I deleted it But there seems to be a big push for it lately, it's been popping up on the news, and I've heard people talking about it a lot more...I will prolly give it another try
I don't think it really would find any intelligence, IMO, but never hurts, it's not like you use your computer when the screensaver comes on anyways.