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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Ordered a cheap slim mATX case off Amazon, should have the G530 up and running WCG on Saturday (might even run Win8 on it). Will post pics of the finished build.
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    Awesome, it will be great to have it :toast:
    Was it not running right now?


    My Xigmatek Gaia for the upcoming i7 build arrived today, and the motherboard/RAM is getting shipped out tomorrow. Should have a test run near the end of next week :)
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    It hasn't been on, too much of a hazard leaving it running on top of the box on my desk- I think its been bumped, hit, or otherwise moved at least 2 dozen times. Nixed the idea before I actually damaged the setup.

    I'm supposed to get an FX-6100 tomorrow, but I took a trip to Tahoe last weekend and got a little carried away at the casino so I am not sure if I want to take on that project immediately :laugh:
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    Understandable. I'm planning on running the i7 caseless, but I have a shelf in the desk I can put it on away from damage. Or even on the far end of the desk would be OK--no children or pets or other people to mess with it :)

    Good luck with that FX build! Where are you getting the CPU?
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    i think it helped a bit.

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    I'd say :toast:

    Once that setup levels off, I'd say it should be pulling 1k PPD easy (I get ~1.2k from a C2D @ 2.8GHz and ~.9k PPD from a PentDC @ 2GHz). A very welcome addition
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    well this is annoying. the pc went down again the other day and now boinc won't even open. Even tho the pc restarts, Boinc usually starts back up and just has a bunch of completed wu's waiting to upload but all this time it wasn't even running. That just ticks me off. Why let a pc run wasting power and not even doing a thing ? So i'm completely uninstalling it and removing all data and going to put a fresh install. Hopefully that'll fix it.
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    Good luck, hopefully that will fix it! :rockout:
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    nope. didn't do a darn thing. it won't open period. the pc is running slow and keeps freezing up as I do anything. So I think the rig is just done for.

    * i got it open now. I'll be monitoring it so I catch any errors. sucks I can't be on my main rig cause I only have one screen for the time being.
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    everything is freezing?

    temps good?

    more importantly check HDD health.

    especially if things are freezing and it takes an abnormally long time to boot.

    might not hurt to do a chkdsk and if vista/7 SFC /scannow

    when i got my I7 running for the first time in a year It was having a hard time booting and stuff was crashing left and right i spent awhile thinking it was the board and bios tinking with voltages etc for hours. turns out my primary HDD had bad secots everyware, changed it out and it was still happening checked again and one of my secondary drives was toast. removed both and I was gold.
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    Temps aren't an issue. Its under a havik 140, no case. I'll check hdd now. I would guess thats what it is. the hdd came out my laptop which I haven't used for a long time.

    any good apps I can try out? just ran chkdsk and no errors. when done it just closed real quick so I couldn't read everything.
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    TheUltimateBootCD has a variety of HDD scans that we use to test all incoming disks at the place I work :)
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    here's my hdd. I do hear clicks seldomly but not really loud like another hdd i hdd that i tore apart lol.

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    shits toast dude.
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    I wonder if that would explain the constant/random bsod's/restarts. what do you think? I never had a hdd go bad on me yet. so no exp there.
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    I have that 1TB in my FS thread that I can make a good discount on for crunchers.
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    it could the issue here is the incorrectable count. my 2TB has some bad sectors that it fixed. the problem is 100 may not sound like alot on a 500GB drive but depending on location they can be if they are near the center were data is written to the most then the more chance their is of bad data. and yes it can cause random BSODs especially if its a system file.
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    That wouldn't surprise me at all. When I first built my 2700k system, it would just hang randomly and sometimes not boot or BSOD. I replaced the HDD and all is now good.
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    @pop I missed a lot soo can you start from the top. System spec's, mother board, ram, overclock ? Programs running in back ground?
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    I would as thats a nice size hdd but being in my situation I don't have anything extra at the moment. I can barely swing a lil here and there. I can still do our current agreement though but I'm limited to one thing at a time for the moment.
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    is it sata?

    if i can find a few $$ i have an 80GB fujitsu i yanked out of a laptop its 5400 and sata but i use its siser in my laptop and they work fine. its not big but if its just a fold machine it will take windows and BOINC
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    lol, no prob man. anything for you ;)

    cpu: amd x3 720
    board: gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
    gpu: his iceq x 6950
    ram: g skill ripjaws ddr3 2x2gb 1600
    hdd: segate 500GB 2.5 (sata 7200.4)
    cpu cooler: havik 140
    no case

    only apps running is boinc and F@H with the exception of avira, catalyst, wlan utility monitor.

    * I was planning in the future to swap any old drives out with ones I have currently as I know they are a tad newer and still work so I can get away from the older drives thats in these rigs. I was going to swap my 250g out of my main rig to this one and replace it with a 1-2tb so I have more space for some games as the 250 is currently my os drive and haven't got around to learning how to migrate os from one drive to another yet.
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    out of those 2 yellow errors on my hdd. which is the more problematic? why?
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