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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I have my Core i7 860 rig set up on the new Maximus III motherboard. I'm still having some troubles--it hung while running the Windows Experience Assessment, but is otherwise working OK. It's BOINCing along now @ 2.93GHz (Stock+turbo). Provided it lasts the night fine, I'm going to overclock it tomorrow. Both GPUs and six threads are running HCC WUs for the contest :toast:
     
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    By tomorrow all my rigs will be doing hcc only. 4 of them are there now and the other three only have a few more of the other project wu's to finish then it's straight hcc for the remainder of the challenge.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Awesome! :toast:

    All of my systems are receiving nothing but HCC WUs at this point--but the dual cores in particular still have several days (probably three) before they will be cleared of other WUs. The i7-920 should be doing HCC by tomorrow AM:

    [​IMG]


    Forgot to post a SS of the i7-860--but here it is:
    [​IMG]
     
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    Copied and pasted this:

    Code:
    <app_info> 
     <app> 
     <name>hcc1</name> 
    <user_friendly_name>Help Conquer Cancer</user_friendly_name> 
     </app> 
     <file_info> 
     <name>wcg_hcc1_img_6.56_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</name> 
     <executable/> 
     </file_info> 
     <file_info> 
     <name>hcckernel.cl.6.56</name> 
     <executable/> 
     </file_info> 
     <app_version> 
     <app_name>hcc1</app_name> 
     <version_num>656</version_num> 
     <platform>windows_intelx86</platform> 
    <plan_class>ati_hcc1</plan_class> 
     <avg_ncpus>1.0</avg_ncpus> 
     <max_ncpus>1.0</max_ncpus> 
     <coproc> 
     <type>ATI</type> 
     <count>.33</count> 
     </coproc> 
     <file_ref> 
     <file_name>wcg_hcc1_img_6.56_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</file_name> 
     <main_program/> 
     </file_ref> 
     <file_ref> 
     <file_name>hcckernel.cl.6.56</file_name> 
     <open_name>hcckernel.cl</open_name> 
     </file_ref> 
     </app_version> 
    </app_info>
     
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  5. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Well, i tried setting up multi WUs on my cards, but I ran into troubles and errors. in the event log, I had red errors reporting form the app_info.xml, so I must have done something wrong.

    I'll get back to it tomorrow, as I'm too tired to deal with it now. For now, I'm set back up as I was running a single wu on each card, so it should go alright til i figure it out. Thanks for all the help so far!
    :toast:
     
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    I had the same thing the first couple of times. Copy the text as it is exactly fromt he "code" link (do not quote it & copy), paste in into notepad and do the "save as" bit. You might double check for spaces at the end of each line.

    If it still doesn't work, copy and paste the text from the GPU WU thread for the GPU only file - that's where I got this from, except you'll need to edit the "count" number from .5 to .33.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it another go tomorrow. I'll go over it carefully like you said and make sure it's all correct and exact; gotta tax those gpus lol. I'll be reporting back tomorrow if it gets going right.

    For the time being, I'm running the cards w/ a slight OC at 1000/1375 (dropped the memory down to default) and no driver crashes :) so til tomorrow.....:respect:
     
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    When they're running WU's, it varies between 75-95%. When the WU reports or uploads, it will drop, sometimes as low as 2-6%.

    I had a driver crash. I looked for the registry key but could not find it on my system. I also had a few stuck jobs, which I aborted. I even suspended them all and rebooted, but still had one more after. :(

    I am running the 12.11 betas though.
     
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    If you're running Win 7 it is safe to create those entires in the registry by saving the code as .reg file. It was something that a member of XS had found on the Microsoft help website.
     
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    What Catalyst driver works best for this? 12.11 beta, or one of the old ones?


    The i7-860 has been rock-solid overnight in circumstances where it locked up on the old board. I like to think it's fixed--I'm going to OC it after class today. Hoping for ~3.5-3.6GHz, which should be a decent boost :toast:

    According to Newegg's tracking, I'll get my new GPU Monday :)
     
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    Hey T try disabling cross fire in ccc. You don't need to remove the bridges. I was getting some driver crashes only while crunching and disabled cf and haven't had one since. I just re-enable it when gaming.
     
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    What GPU did you choose?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ended up going with a HD7770. KieX has gotten great results with them, and they're reasonably cheap :toast:
    o_O :eek:
    What is this I don't even! :eek:
    I guess we should have known that those cards would be fast...but damn!


    According to Free-DC, we're already at 5.2 million WCG points for the day. I think that ten million is entirely doable :toast:
     
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    Hey Norton, I see you sneaking back up in there LOL


    Oh and thats the second update for today. And he got 53656 on the last update. :toast: He is on the way to close to 200k ppd
     
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    Free DC seems down for me?

    *EDIT*

    Nevermind it finally loaded.

    HOLY MOTHER Tski 100K and its not even 10:30AM yet.....
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm cooking along pretty good atm- I'm 10k 15k over the latest FreeDC totals... should break through 60k by the end of the day :rockout:

    Agree 100%- T is well on his way to a 200k day. Just WOW!
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yes---this is going to be amazing. Perhaps he'll pull 1.5m WCG PPD :eek: :toast:
     
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    I am thankful to be a part of this team. I just hope soon to get my numbers back up to speed!
     
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    am pretty much decided on this:

    [​IMG]

    The 6870 and HX1000 will go into the IB build and the PSU/GFX above will go in the Z68/i5 2400 rig.
     
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    Why don't you spring for the 3570K? At least here in the US, it isn't that much more, and it OCs much better :toast:

    The Gaia is a great cooler, it serves me well on my SB setup :)

    The GTX650 really isn't a very good card--can you spring for a GTX650TI or HD7770?
     
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    Thanks guys - I'll give these a shot later when I get home.

    Done, but I'll have to check this later (blocked by work proxy).

    Lol I need to set up TeamViewer on my rig so I can remote in and make sure no WUs are stuck. I had another one or two this morning, so I killed them and let it pull new ones.
     
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    Im tapped as it is if I order off the Egg as i will have to do it in 1 order. 650 is cheaper than the 7750s i was looking at and I dont want to spend the extra $20 for the K version that I prolly wont overclock. I also had to add ram so that puts me at $550.
     
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    OK. I guess that's understandable. Personally, I love to OC my systems, so the extra $20 would be worth it to me. I assume your budget is $550 CAD?

    I'm testing a 3.5GHz OC on my i7-860 now--I'll let it run LinX for an hour or so, and if everything works it'll go back on the Grid :toast:
     
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    You got it running now? I see you've broken into the top 10 as well :toast:
     
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