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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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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I've seen that. I'm gonna try and get a few more HPs....I think if I can get a pair of switch cords and a 12-port switch, I can run twelve---two stacks of six would fit with no issues I think :)

    Those Compaq SFFs are basically just a newer Core i-series revision of what I have :)
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    So I purchased a VisionTek 7770. I will try adding it to my main rig. Not real comfortable having two drivers installed but oh well. I was going to try and build another rig, being married though has kept me from spending $$$ on computer stuff:(
    I sent a PM to MetalRacer to let him know about the mass GPU PPD people are earning! He hasn't crunched for us for a while, but he usually has an arsenal of powerful CPU's and GPU's. Let's see if he joins the fun (before [Ion] and others pass him up):)
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  4. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm part of "others" :laugh:

    It would be great if another veteran brought their arsenal back for a little while! :toast:

    Wondering how da_vid is doing with his upgrading- he's been idling for a little while???
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright fellas, my 2600K rig keeps locking up. One thing I've had issues with this SSD since day one. I thought they were fixed when I finally flashed the firmware on it and things are better, but at the end of the day I'm having the same issue I had ever since I bought this SSD.

    I might be ordering one soon, but until then I will not have it crunching. I've tested and swapped out just about everything else and it's stable. It's just a very random lock up, not even sure if it's relative to crunching or not but for now I will leave it idle and see if it happens. I'll keep all of you posted.
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    IT just switched out our PC's with newer Dells (and Win 7). Our old ones have been sitting in one of our storage rooms...
    [​IMG]

    To bad we have to send them back to Dell:(
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OOh!!! [Ion] pron! :laugh: :roll::roll:
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    Dell Optiplex 745's. If you have them running to this day you're lucky - many of the ones we have at work die from capacitor death. But I'm pretty good at reviving them ;)
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    I hope by this week I will have a gtx465 also crunching for this team along with my gtx460(that is crunching now)
    I also plan to try and get a hd7770 after I get paid this week. Thursday I will be getting a cpu to test my old am2 board I have laying around,if it works I will put a a11 x4 in it for crunching.next month be looking for a 6 pr 8 core fx rig crunching fom me too.
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    All this talk of extra rigs crunching really makes me want to put together an extra rig. Hopefully I'll have the funds to do it soon.
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    You have been bitten by the crunching bug :laugh:
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    Yessiree :D
    I'm thinking of something mild, not as intense as my main rig (due to the price tag), but a nice little CPU (mayhe even an AMD like Norton's running) and maybe one of those 7770s that are so popular recently. I have some time to think more and get opinions from everyone.
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    Crunching will consume you :laugh:

    Its always nice to have a secondary machine running in tandem with the 'boss' machine. I say have the second machine be an AMD setup so you can play with both platforms- and maybe even run Linux on it too so its really different :D
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Really impressed by what Vishera is so far. The FX-8350 is giving me a 20% boost in performance over the 8150 and at cooler temps :toast:

    If you want to setup an AMD rig I'm no expert but I do have experience :D Drop me a PM if you want some options...
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok guys I am back from a weekend in the woods. My 2600K at work crunched the entire time with 8 CPU threads and 1 GPU thread. My home PC would not stay crunching, it would crunch about 3 sets of WU's on 4 per card then stop all together. This morning I remoted into it from work and deleted bionc completly and reinstalled the newest version without a .xml file. Right now its running two WU (1 per card :/ ) and I guess I will have to leave it this way until a good working XML file is made. Also I have looked back at some of my previous screen shots and some of the other members and for some reason its crunching on the CPU AND the GPU??? Check out the screen shot below. How do I get it to just use the GPU?


    [​IMG]
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm sorry to hear about that--you've been having so much trouble with this rig :(
    Oooh, me likey! Those are smaller (and probably faster) than my HPs :D
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    That's awesome! It sounds like you're building up a real collection now!
    Only a secondary? That's not nearly enough crunchers :p
    Each GPU requires a CPU core to feed it. So it's exactly how it should be :)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes ION, but I had the issues in every PC I've used this SSD in. Might go to tiger direct today and just purchase a SSD!
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    What are you going to do with that old SSD? If you would like to get rid of it , I wouldnt mind poking around to see what the issues are with it. :)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I might just want to keep it around, not sure what I'll do yet. I'll definitely keep you posted though. :)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok sounds good CP :) Hope you get that machine back up and running soon!
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    Numbers will be down today. Turning off the cruncher to work on some extra special crunchiness. Fingers crossed this doesn't go horribly wrong like last time :roll:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Mmmmm, crunchiness :D :toast:
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    Ditto :laugh:

    I'm having trouble with the Julia rig (FX-6100/A880GZ board) went to report its work and found it with a BSOD. I rebooted and it went right back to a BSOD while trying to load Windows :( :banghead:

    I brought it back home to go through it and see what the issue is but atm I'm thinking the HDD is the problem (it's an older one from paulieg).... which would be great as I can break up a pair that I'm using in another rig to test it out. If it's not the HDD then it's just a matter of finding what messed up and get it replaced- everything else was bought new and is still under warranty.

    Wish me luck :eek:
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    You don't need luck: you got this, like a pro! :toast:
    May I say though that I like that you name your rigs, I'm going to think of a name for mine ;). I'll update the team when I have a name picked out.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The naming is easy- Trish and Julia are my sisters, Junior is my son- I crunch on those rigs for them... my contribution to their future :toast:

    P.S> I'm hearing that I may have my first niece or nephew on the way so that rig, when built, will have it's name too :)
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