Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Could the smell be from the PSU?
I don't think so. I've stuck my nose right up against the PSU grill, and the air coming out of it smells merely warm. I'm going to keep an eye on things--hopefully the board din't blow a chip or something
Going home late from work today, less time with my new 7970.
But the weekend is almost here
My main PC went offline today, conveniently after I left for work. I'm going to guess that it will be frozen again.
I have a new cruncher online for the team--an AMD APU. It's a slow one--a 2.1GHz quad with some Radeon GPU. It's going to be crunching on the CPU 24/7 and the GPU probably 12/7 (it's a friend's HP desktop). It'll be interesting to see what PPD it does
I have more I'll post later in the My PC atm thread.
Can't wait to see how it handles GPU WUs tonight.
I can't wait to see how that does--should get you into the Pie!
Do you guys have any idea what's up w/ this?
This is my friend's AMD APU--and all of the GPU WUs are coming back invalid
I really have no idea what could cause this--I'm going to look at the system when I head there today to see what I can figure out
The rig is getting partial credit for the wu so it may be an issue from WCG. Keep an eye out for what happens with the pendings.
Is the APU overclocked?
As Daimus is indicating- check the usage of the PC when it's doing the wu's. If possible, let it run them w/o doing anything else with the rig and see if it still gets errors.
I got the same invalid results on HD6670 if I use PC for web browsing while GPU is running WU.
Heh. Overclocked. This is a HP desktop--as stock as you can get!
I'll look--I have it set to only do the GPU computing when the computer is idle (and CPU computing 24/7)
I'll keep an eye on it--perhaps I'll want to set it to wait longer before starting up the GPU WUs so it doesn't start-and-stop as much (although, it was running for at least 8 hours uninterrupted overnight, so IDK what's happening).
Sorry, I'm not sure what you're saying here
There have been no valid WUs thus far--there are a few CPU WUs pending validation and the GPU WUs are all either invalid or pending validation.
After I removed my Nvidia drivers in an AMD rig I got errors as fast as I could download new GPU WUs. Eventually I swapped cards between two rigs (a 680 and a 7770) deleted all drivers and reinstalled. Btw my new work PC is up and running with 4 intel cores (8 was to warm - 70 C) and a 7770 in a nice Fractal case. Now I can use internet and run GPU WUs (only one at the time for now).
To ION - I got one invalid with partial points too on a laptop (525M).
Edit: 2 pages full in fact all on the 25th (a mix of HFC and GFAM and all with ½ points and in a Nvidia and an AMD rig). Strange.
I'm going to install the newest ATI GPUs when I go over--it's possible he's running the out-of-date HP or M$ drivers.
Most likely that is the issue.
I'm hoping so. I've never run an ATI card for WCG, and I always use the latest nV drivers, so I haven't experienced that
I have someone coming to look at my C2D system tonight--with luck, he'll pay the full $150 I'm asking for it. That would mean a loss of ~1k PPD for now, but enough money to pick up a HD7850 1GB or something later on
Core2's are awesome even today. Hopefully the potential customer realises that and makes a deal.
Anyone crunching on Windows 8 X64?? How are the numbers.
That they are! I have 2 Core 2 Duos going right now (well, one is a PentDC) and I get ~.9k PPD from the PentDC and just over 1k each from the C2Ds. So I get a total of just over 4.5k PPD from the four duals I have here--admittedly not great PPD/m^3 or PPD/W, but I was able to get the systems cheap, so I crunch on them until I can sell them
If you want to keep running multiple WUs on your GPUs, you might want to stick with 7. Supposedly the newest BOINC (not the WCG site one) that is required for Windows 8 has issues with running multiple WUs. My 7950 crashed like a mother trucker until I removed the app_info.xml.
Still haven't upgraded to 12.11b4 yet, been too busy working and I apparently have some sort of infection in my right upper eyelid as it is painfully swollen.
Did the GPU WU's become harder on the cards? My computers are even less responsive than they used to be. :S
Hey man Norton is and he should be able to let you know whats what on ppd under cpu.
Well guys I finally got my 1055t with the HD5850 crunching... after I had to re-install the OS, but now windows 7 is telling me the drive is failing... So, hopefully next week I can order a new drive.. I've got it crunching CPU and GPU. I had to lower the clocks on my Q9550 from 3.4ghz to stock due to overheating, and shutting off in the middle of the night.. It's crunching strong with a GTX285. I figure at stock with the GPU it will still out crunch what it was doing OC'ed x3 to x4 the amount. Next week I'm going to start rounding up all of my GT240's 3 or 4.. I can't remember.. lol The GT240 that was in the 1055T was completing WU's every 8-12 minutes, but it's setting out on my Tech desk right now. I'm hoping to put it into my opty 2U rack server, it doesn't require any added power. I'm hoping to bust a 100k PPD this weekend.
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