Software Updates

DocH ID: 526372 Posts: 77
20 Feb 2015 01:11 AM


Hope I did not miss this topic discussed elsewhere, but how do we know we are running the latest version of the CE Desktop?

I am showing Ver 7.0.76 (x86)

And what is the best way to update if needed?

Thanks Much,



Win8.1 x64


AMD Quadcore @ 3.7GHz

Radeon HD6530D

PS: I wonder if I put the PC outside if it would run even cooler?

we had -38 F with the windchill here in Upstate NY the other night!!


Mark McA ID: 179 Posts: 213
20 Feb 2015 03:14 PM

Hi Doc,

Great question! Your instinct is correct, because BOINC does not allow auto-updating. This is a feature, not a bug, as it makes it more secure if updates cannot be pushed out and instead the users must actively request them. 

(That's in stark constrast to something like your OS or AV software which should be auto-updating regularly.)

BOINC updates are usually just minor bug fixes though, and hardly ever essential. If they are, then we'll email you.

You can always download and install the latest version of CE at any time by clicking 'Add Computer' in the Toolbox on the home page. 



PS. I wouldn't leave your PC outside. If the fans seize up with frost, or moisture gets in there, things could go wrong pretty quick. And someone might steal it... :)

DocH ID: 526372 Posts: 77
15 Apr 2015 11:54 PM

Hi Guys!!

Is this still the Latest CE software?

Ver 7.0.76 (x86)