BOINC


Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 51 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.28
File Size:
7.63MB
Date Added:
June 29, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
7,792
Downloads Last Week:
5
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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All User Reviews

    Results 1-10 of 51

  • 1 stars

    "Does not work on on my Win7 system"

    December 13, 2011   |   By wbkennedy

    Version: BOINC 6.12.34

    Pros

    Good idea and used to work but no more

    Cons

    doesn't work

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  • 5 stars

    "Seamless download/installation of the available upgrade"

    December 01, 2011   |   By Guidocnet

    Version: BOINC 6.12.34

    Pros

    Love to be able to contribute my spare cpu time for a worthwhile cause. Boinc fits the bill. I have been at it for several years and just recently reached 100000 work units...

    Cons

    None...No issues installing the application or the upgrade

    Summary

    Great way to contribute to scientific research

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  • 3 stars

    "Has not worked on my computer for several months now."

    November 20, 2011   |   By criadaddy

    Version: BOINC 6.12.34

    Pros

    When it works, it makes good use of processor time when not in use bu user.

    Cons

    Have tried to download several times, and the install cannot find its own msi file, even though it is where it is supposed to be. Also my computer cpu runs too much for the program to run, even when it would install.

    Summary

    If it would install, I would run it.

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  • 3 stars

    "intersting"

    November 12, 2011   |   By bill49152

    Version: BOINC 6.12.34

    Pros

    shares computer idle time for various tasks.

    Cons

    unknown, still not set up.
    I've used something similiar on a laptop and the laptop OVERHEATED!
    I don't think the same problem will occur with a desktop pc.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice app. I"

    September 26, 2011   |   By fernandodrf

    Version: BOINC 6.12.34

    Pros

    think my computer is actually processing SETI units faster with this version.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 1 stars

    "Computer is ruined"

    September 24, 2011   |   By bluemetro

    Version: BOINC 6.10.18

    Pros

    Never got far enough to be able to give any pros

    Cons

    Computer crashed after loading program and re-starting as requested.
    I can't get the computer to run again.

    Summary

    I downloaded the program thinking I was helping a good cause. When the computer was restarted after loading the program Windows XP wouldn't load. I keep getting a blue screen error message. I tried to get help from the BOINC site from another computer but there was nothing there that would help me out.

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  • 1 stars

    "cnet TechTracker multi-update download from scan error!"

    September 23, 2011   |   By victordsmith

    Version: BOINC 6.12.33

    Pros

    I thought it was a good idea (techtracker)

    Cons

    downloaded TechTracker from c-net, performed scan, and instructed the program to download the multiple updates applicable to the software on my computer. As each tried to open and install, error box pops up with : "installer GUI will not initialize"

    Summary

    can't use any of these updates until this issue is resolved

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  • 5 stars

    "Best application of its type."

    September 10, 2011   |   By 1alexh

    Version: BOINC 6.12.33

    Pros

    It's all good.

    Cons

    Not a thing to say in the negative.

    Summary

    If you have spare computer power, donate it to this project; it is well worth it, and won't cost you a thing.

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  • 4 stars

    "Not bad but they took out stuff..."

    September 07, 2011   |   By Peterd29

    Version: BOINC 6.12.33

    Pros

    It remains a great medium for individual running apps for a larger project.

    Cons

    I like the messages that would come out as the program was running. In this version, they removed the option and only have certain things coming out in the messages.

    Summary

    Keep up the science computer work!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Glad to see my spare CPU cycles put to good use"

    August 31, 2011   |   By BrerBunny

    Version: BOINC 6.12.33

    Pros

    It feels great to participate in philanthropic causes, and BOINC allows you to do this with ease. You can set the amount of CPU, memory and disk space it uses and network usage too. Some projects have a nice screensaver too.

    Cons

    If not set properly, it can bring your system to its knees, so it requires some care in the installation process. Also, it doesn't warn you if your project has gone offline.

    Summary

    Take part in altruistic causes and it's free! I particularly like the SETI project. Great for scientists, IT enthusiasts and curious people alike.

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