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

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    It ran through the night on the 1 stick so I will leave it alone/leave it crunching until I get the other build up and crunching.

    Will do some hardware testing on it when I take it offline to see what is making it act up? :banghead:
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  2. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a plan Norton, keep us posted. When do you expect the rig to go offline?
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    Also Norton if you need anything from me let me know.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I will probably take it offline on Monday but my ppd should go up as I'm taking down a 4 core rig and replacing with a 6 core one :toast:
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    Alright fellow crunchers, tomorrow is going to be my last day of crunching. I am shutting down all my crunchers.














    For the weekend. I am going out of town with the family and refuse to let the systems run without me being able to check on them. I have been down that road before and don't want to come home to fried systems. They will be back online either Sunday or Monday. So if anyone notices no results for me for a couple days that is the reason. :toast:
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    Enjoy the Holiday! See you when you get back :toast:
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    Got my Newegg stuff in as of today (along with Mad Shot's ASUS A8N-E to revive my X2 4400 CPUs). Acer G215HV is a really cheap monitor (and looks washed out) but for $107 I really can't complain for a 1080p work monitor. Also got my 4 pack of Rosewill acrylic fans (which came with screws BTW, Norton), Rosewill Ranger-M case and Xigmatek Loki cooler for my 1045T/Biostar A780L3B/GTX 460 768MB and my new ASRock 990FX Extreme4 mobo which replaced my dead Crosshair III and working 925X board (has a 955BE and a GTX 460 1GB/550 Ti/ GT 440 using all 3 PCIe slots). The 990FX rig is powered by my LEPA G900 Gold PSU, so I'm probably saving a little bit of power with a P4 rig and crappy PSU out of the picture.

    Configuring the 990FX remotely right now. I forgot to turn sleep off and it went to sleep, but by a stroke of luck it randomly woke up (probably the crappy optical mouse did it) and I was able to get in and change it.

    I also bought a Q6600 G0 from TONYSALEM78 (replacing an E6400) which should be here soon, and I'm assembling this A8N-E right now to see if my CPUs still work. Maybe I can get some more PPD soon. :)
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  8. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    That board with the 3800+ x2 under Ubuntu gave me close to 1k ppd. It did well and served me well. When it boots, if you see a checksum error get your new battery out lol. I just replaced the battery a couple weeks ago so you maybe fine. Also it does have the latest bios update on it so your good to go there.
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  9. Norton

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    @Jstn7477- I found the screws for mine wedged inside one of the fans..... after I hunted down what I needed through the parts bin :shadedshu

    Got a lot of building going on there :toast: I have 1 more left to finish.....

    FYI- updated my system specs page (listed all of my current/near future systems)
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yep I don't blame ya a bit! That is pretty much going to be my scenario as well. I will be leaving late tomorrow afternoon and will most likely not be back until late morning on Monday. Heading to the mountains.......Will be cold as hell up there. :laugh: Nights still dropping down in the low to mid F20's and the days hitting the low to mid F60's.
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  11. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Wow am liking those temps. Over here in the Mountains it is only getting down to the upper 50's and hitting close to 80 in the day. We are heading East to the beach area where I am from.


    Be safe on your trip Stinger and will catch up with you when you get back. :toast:
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    Yeah, your battery was completely dead on my Micronta tester. Also, the time and date were going absolutely nuts in BIOS (but are fixed with a fresh battery).

    Booted into safe mode on a 36GB Raptor I was using on my now backup A7DA-S, working good so far. Ironically, everything in the system (including the Apevia X-Dreamer II case) besides the GT 220 video card is from around 2005 more or less. :roll:

    EDIT: lol, should have refreshed the page before posting.
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    Yelp thats what it does. It freaks out like that when the battery dies. Once you change the battery all is great with it. I think a new bios chip might fix the problem with it draing batteries down and it's failing to soft off. I was going to replace the bios chip ( it's like $12 on the net) but never got around to it as I was able to live with it like it is.
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    It's all good. I'll use it until it finally dies (I'm amazed someone still has working NF4 boards after all these years, as they are quite hard to find). Thankfully, the 4400+ I got back this year (was on a customer's DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra-D for 6 years) still works considering the Arctic Cooling Alpine64 had seized up. Surprised the NB cooler still works after this long as well. :)
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    Oh you maybe be in for a wait. That thing is like the energizer bunny. It just keeps going and going. It will probably run forever. :toast:
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    That'd be awesome. Considering it doesn't have any squealing chokes or blown caps (although one near the NB did leak), I think it's in great shape.

    In other news, my Thuban and P-9750 systems are not responding right now. There was a bad storm that just occurred, but the rest of the rigs are still running up there so hopefully it was just a minor dropout and not a surge. I'll hope for the best when I go up there tomorrow, as those are 10 threads that are crucial to my crunching output.
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    I didn't even notice the leaking cap. But that is easily repairable considering the board does work so well.

    I hope your systems are alright. :toast:
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    Hell yeah :rockout:
    Enjoy :toast:

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    I actually just helped a buddy put together his Q6600 he had laying around for a while without use. He bought a few parts and tossed it together for his GF. Been a while since I used a rig with a Q6600.

    You enjoy as well!
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    Why not install teamviewer on them so you can remote from your phone to check their status? This is how I have all of mine setup and it works great if I need to reboot or shut them down. Also realtemp has a setting were you can set a specific temp and it will turn the PC off it it goes past it.

    *UPDATE*

    I will be switching all my PC's from the ChimpChallenge back to WCG tomorrow (My work PC today)
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    Guys, NZXT cases are 15% off with the following promo code until the 28th.

    NZXTMAY12

    You can get a NZXT Source 210 for $34 with free shipping doing this. If I wasn't broke I'd buy one in a heartbeat. :laugh:
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    Brandon, that Real Temp idea sounds interesting.
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    Um, where? Oh, here!

    Free Shipping, NZXT cases
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