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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. james888

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    Such hijinks make me question my hobby sometimes. Few things are as frustrating as computer hijinks. Not yet have such negativity got me to quit my addiction.
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    And the hijinks continue on my end, this time on the i3 rig. All of a sudden tonight, I started getting repeated bsods. Figures, tried out a few things on this pc today: installed Origin, downloaded BF4, updated to the new AMD beta driver, driver sweeper.

    I guess now it's time to uninstall everything and go back ....


    edit: It's been a few minutes though since the last one :p
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    :slap: No complaining about self inflicted beta wounds.:laugh:
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    I suppose you're right. The main pc has been completely fine running the beta driver, but perhaps it's not good on this pc. I uninstalled the beta driver, clean swept, and reinstalled the 13.12 so hopefully tomorrow morning it will still be running fine. I got several bsod's so I hope the current work doesn't error out or report as Invalid. :rolleyes:

    Update: after installing the 13.12, everything ran fine over the night, no bsod. I hope it's taken care of
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    Hypothetically, lets say I had a system that used well under 100w, even under 50w. I am thinking of that 8 core avaton itx board thing. What would be a cheap reliable way to power it? I feel like since it uses so little power it does not need a real psu.
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    Lower spec Seasonic OEM?
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    You can get that same quality on EBAY for $5. Worth it is the question.

    I feel like there should be something cheaper and better? I wonder what they use for NAS psu's. Looking that up.

    Edit: Custom power solutions.
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    50W is less than a laptop adapter. Is there something there that you could rig up?
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    I do have an old laptop adapter I believe, but if not the local thrift stores have dozens. I would not know how to make that work though. I don't have said hypothetical system and don't plan on getting one soon. My question is more future planning idea stage because I am waiting for these things to drop to the ~$200 price range first. Be a fun experiment.
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    Checked the board at the Supermicro site- all it needs is a 12v/12a DC power supply (board has a molex plug on it)- a decent power brick can supply that.

    EDIT
    These types would be ideal to mess around with:
    SUPERNIGHT (TM) DC 12V 20A Regulated Switching Power Supply AC 110-240V
    *search on Amazon (link wouldn't work)
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    I saw that molex power connecter too. I didn't know what it was for. So all it needs is a molex connector? As in I could hook power it say a psu I already have crunching open air for another rig? Have two computers, three maybe off one power supply?
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    That's what it looks like and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to borrow power from another rig as long as it could handle an additional 12v/12a load and is grounded appropriately*

    * Maybe use/make a PCIE to molex adapter for it?
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    Hi guys,

    Just added an Intel Pentium G3220 (parents server) to replace the sempron 2600+. Moarrrrr crunch!I could have took the i3 but less money the pentium :D
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    @james888 and @Norton , I looked at that SM motherboard last night, even downloaded the manual. I think you might be confused about what some of the connectors do. There is a molex connector on the MB, but that is for power to a storage device like a DOM (Disk On Module) (these are just so cool-I want one for my DC box, just because). There are also the 24 pin ATX connector and the 4 pin CPU power connector. Only one of those gets used to supply power to the MB.
    This seems to be an entirely new entity, these very low power micro server (max power 144 watts which includes attached storage devices). I'm thinking that the power supplies for them just don't exist yet. SM has a nice 1u server with a 200 watt PSU, but SM charges a lot for a case and PSU.
    (hope I'm not causing more confusion)
    Edit: I think you're looking for something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015PSYHA/?tag=tec06d-20 <=80 Plus
    Edit2: Even better: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...onic-250SU-250W-80Plus-1U-Server-Power-Supply <= 80 Plus Bronse
    Edit3: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-300M1U <= 80 Plus Gold
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    So back to the laptop power supply idea?
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    I'm wondering if you saw my edits....?
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    I saw edits 1-2. Those are options.
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    I went by feature #8 on your MB link (12VDC or ATX) and section 1-5 of the manual stating use of J1 connector (12VDC) or ATX 24pin but not both.
    *Edit- also see note on pg 1-6 regarding power.

    My error was that the J1 connector is up next to the ATX one and not the molex one.:oops:

    AFAIK you can still use a universal 12V/12A power source for the board.
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    Well, I broke another Ubuntu rig. I was trying to fix the lag with my A10-7850K and changed from the open-source to proprietary drivers. Now it goes to a black screen after the Ubuntu splash screen, and for some reason I can't get into grub either.

    I wasn't too happy with the performance on this anyway. Someone want to buy it from me? :laugh:
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    Got a GB Z68 UD4 board and an i3-2100 that we could talk about swapping ;)
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    We're talking about a $300+ motherboard. If there's a problem, the first thing anyone is going to ask is what PSU is being used. That might even void the warranty. I'm a scaredy-cat; I'd use a commercial ATX conforming PSU. Also, I assume that a storage device will be used and it will need a power connector as well?
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    If I were to get this, I think I would attempt a boinc on usb option to avoid just that.

    That looks like a winner for what I was thinking of. At the same time, it seems way overpriced compared to getting a regular atx specification psu.
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