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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by A novice, May 9, 2009.

  1. Chicken Patty

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    I still don't know why my i7-950 is pumping out such shitty #'s. Maybe Windows 8 and 2GB of RAM are not getting along or something? Uses about 65% while 100% load. I do notice my HDD is active like crazy, is that normal?
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    That amount of ram is low and the HDD activity sounds excessive? My Win8 rig is using a 4GB and the HDD seems to be OK....

    What kinds of times are you finishing wu's in. I was getting long run times and some errors on the 965BE rig w/Win8. Trimming out the projects that were giving me problems have seemed to bring the output up nicely ;)
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    I am trying one thing at a time, I had it at 3.4 Ghz, I dropped it back down to 3.2 GHz where it was doing fine, however it did fine at 3.4 GHz for a while so I don't know. :(

    ...and yes the HDD noise is pretty often and loud, almost constant. The disk usage is about 100% when crunching. I'm thinking try W7 again, but W8 was fine for a while. I'm puzzled. :confused:
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    Sounds like you need 4GB+ RAM for that setup. Considering each WU generally needs 250MB of RAM and you have 8 threads going, that is 2GB alone just for the WUs. Heavy disk usage at idle almost always means you are paging to the HDD due to low RAM.

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    it was totally fine with Windows 7, ran like that for months. I'll see when I have a chance and go back to Windows 7. That should do it. Thanks for the help guys, I'll keep you'll posted and let you know if the problem has been fixed. :toast:
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    True, could be Win8 compatibility problems as well, but to me 2GB seems quite restrictive for an 8 thread WCG rig. I try to have at least 512MB/thread on my machines when possible (which is doable for dual core DDR machines and 4/8 thread DDR2/DDR3 machines). Maybe you can get a cheap kit off of someone here if you are considering upgrading (Brandon's $25 4GB DDR3-1866 set seems like a steal). :)
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    CP, I'd definitely try and go w/ 4GB. I have 4GB in my i7 crunchers, and I'm seeing 75% memory usage occasionally. 2GB seems awfully tight for more than four threads
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    I have that 4gb kit on my FS thread that I could make you a deal on CP
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    What I find weird is that on W7 I never had an issue running 2GB. Unless its some recent WU's causing this change. Brandon, I'll get to you in a bit man. :toast:
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    That surprises me. I had 2GB in a C2D WCG rig and that was tight...now it's down to 1GB and its tortuous. At least RAM is a cheap upgrade :toast:
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    I PMed you back, I can offer to ship them tomorrow money or not :)
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    Yeah, I'm trying to work something out with Brandon right now.
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    Time for Pie!.... :)
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    Managing to hold top 20 with my hindered i7-950. Wait till I add the RAM, buahahahahahahahahahaha. :laugh:
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    Its on it way, you should be back up by saturday :)
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    Thanks bro, you've been of great help. :respect: :respect:
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    Should be top-15 easy :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah sounds about right. Can't wait till I get the FX. Then maybe top 10?
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    I'd say so, or at least close. Top-10 is taking ~15k PPD or a tad less, which I'd say should be doable with two i7s and a FX-8 :toast:
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    Yeah I should be right around there, and that's if you guys don't continue to step it up :eek:
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    I have another 3-5k PPD coming tomorrow, so there's more of a challenge :toast:
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