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9:05 am on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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By turning the "Google Compute" off I noticed it stopped some annoying short "freezes" I would have while surfing around.

Anyone else noticed having the compute on would lock you up some?

3:08 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well - ya, compute uses your computer. (scratch head), what'd you expect?
4:56 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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brett - *noted* - but what I am describing is annoyingly long pauses - like a 5 secord IE freeze.
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I found Google Compute was slowing down my system and causing it to freeze occasionally while it thought about stuff. I got a BSOD once too. But then my computer only just meets the system specifications necessary to run it as listed on Google (and even then I thought I might be pushing it), so I wasn't surprised. Once I turned it off everything went fine again.

The joys of having an old machine *shrug*

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Take a look at all the variables.

The app is using YOUR processor, so it claims cycles. So, how fast is your procesor, how much RAM do you have, etc. With a couple of gigs of RAM and a 1.4 Mhz Athlon XP processor, I never saw a freeze with the toolbar app trying to map proteins or whatever it was doing, but some of the folks running a 633 Celeron with 128 megs of RAM did notice a few glitches.

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I'm running a 2.2 GHZ processor - I should be in the clear.
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2.0 ghz P4 - 768mb RAM - 80gb 7200 rpm HD

Explorer freezes and occasional system crashes. I've reluctantly disabled Google compute. I'd like to help the world.....but not at the expense of it affecting my livelihood....Sorry World

12:25 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Ross,

I am inclined to think something else is the cause of the troubles you experienced.

I am running Google Compute on my Duron 800MHz with 512MB RAM and MS W2K, without a problem. The latency of my computer's reactions is a few milliseconds higher, but not annoying enough to stop contributing to an excellent cause :-)

What operating system is your computer running?

 

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