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

  1. [Ion]

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    I'm almost certainly adding another system soon, please check out this thread and toss down your opinion on which one
     
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    All 25 PentDCs are now going again as of this morning & I fixed the issue with the PentM
     
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    Whoop whoop! :rockout:
     
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    Well, after a very promising start with SandyBridge doing 4K in less than a full day I'm now looking at a bunch of silicone :(

    Either the motherboard has crapped out on me, or even worse, I've killed the CPU. Seriously hope it's the first. Will be going back tomorrow to shop see if they will RMA my board and test my CPU on another. :ohwell:
     
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    Dammit dude :( What's it doing?
     
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    :eek: Sh*t.
     
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    Started BSOD'ing so thought it was because I was going light on the voltage. So upped them slowly till I reached the "max safe" volts as per the few other users of Sandybridge. But it kept crashing over and over again. Now it won't even load an installation CD at full defaults.

    Changed everything sequentially to rule out things one by one. But then the Motherboard's backup BIOS kept reflashing the main one. And now.. nothing can't do anything but look at BIOS. This might be the last time I jump onto a new platform that hasn't been thoroughly tested by the community.

    But damn, when it was working it was looking like a 6K+ PPD combo.
     
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    The HDD in the PentM seems to have died...not what I was expecting TBH.

    I talked with James, and apparently the school can actually stand to make money from running WCG. Apparently they can claim $500 tax deductions for "charitable donations" and he thinks he can make WCG count for this. If that is the case, it would be very cool indeed :D
    Oh wow, neither of those are even remotely good options. I hope you haven't killed the CPU either, that would be expensive :eek:
     
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    Hopefully it was just the board of yours and not the proc! but even if it was, we probably have something in common...
    nothing is sure till now, but the chances are good that the 4870x2 of me is also dieing... it started to give red flashing dots all over the screen... nothing that would stop ordinary use, but surely ugly and distracting...it doesnt crash tho, and shutting the rig down for a few min made the pixels disappear partly, but some still are there.. can it be that my psu is just degrading, and dieing? i hope so... sadly, i dont have a psu i can test with atm :(
     
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    Are you sure it isn't temps? Is the card OCed? But it sounds like your card may just be dieing :ohwell:
     
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    I got a extra HDD I got from 4x4 I believe. Need it?
     
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    4200+ ARRIVED! 740G was shipped yesterday so once it arrives then i will put it together in the coolermaster case and ill be using that Evercooler Transformer 4 that CP hooked me up with last year and get this RIG crunching, i may try to OC to 3Ghz to get more PPD but i dont know if this chip will do that
     
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    Nah, I had a spare 60GB 2.5" disk I put in. Thanks though! :respect:
    Awesome, keep us posted! :toast: :rockout:
     
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    temps are nice, the card was oced, but does it on stock, like oced with no difference... with lower volts then 1.2, i was able to run furmark for about 3 minutes, and in that time the fps were good and no crash happened. (with 800/1000 on 1.2v i got a brownscreen after 3 min)
    i also could try to game on it, i guess it would work a while. the artifacts are not that big... what i find strange.... when i killed a vram on a 4850, it artifacted so badly,that the screen was heavily distorted, even with random symbols and multicolored lines and jibberish.
    while writing this i got a greyscreen related to an Ntoskrnl crash (so the debugger told me)
    does that iron out the PSU problem more? i had the proc at 1.25v with 3.1ghz, with 1.325v cpu-nb at 2400 nb... so dead stable normally
     
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    In that case, I really don't have any idea. I've only had one GPU go out recently, and it was a 6600GT, so it was time for a replacement anyways ;)
     
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    it gets better: now after the crash, the artifacting is lesser again! :laugh: do cards die that dramatic? :D

    EDIT:
    my own inexperience was the culprit.... the connector to the screen came loose a bit, and the artifacts were the results!
    never had thought this can happen due to aloose connector! ash on my top!:eek:
     
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    Anytime bro :toast:
     
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    That's an interesting expression. I can probably guess what it means, but would care to explain? Thanks. :toast:
     
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    Glad you got it fixed :toast: :)
    Is it SATA or IDE? If it's SATA and a decent capacity I could put it to use in the upcoming build (assuming that happens, which it should)
    Very nice :toast:
     
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    I beleive it's SATA, I'll have to check when i get home.
     
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    In German "Asche auf mein Haupt!" is a polite term of humility, if you have done something very rude or dumb... it was taken from the hebrew tradition of piling ash of the dead, or ordinary ash on their heads, to repent for their sins... is the term not existant in the english language? :)

    yeah, i also was thankful that it was just my dumbness, and not a physical damage! :)
    man, that was quite a shock :D
     
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    Not really. There is the idea of wearing sack cloth and ashes as a sign of extreme grief, but that's the closest I can think of.

    edit: And that is straight from the Old Testament narratives - just fyi.
     
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