Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
I'm sorry to hear about that. I think I have a 160GB disk I could send your way...
Thanks bud but I'm not sure it's the HDD yet- may just be the cable or the motherboard. I don't know if it's worth an RMA to Biostar if it's a dead channel on the board since it's only a $60 board :shadedshu
It's been running for the past hour w/o issue....
I assume you have cables? I also assume that you don't need all 4 SATA ports--so couldn't you just move it over to another one?
LMK if you want the disk and I'll get it shipped your way
Hopefully it was just the cable man.
I have plenty of cables and it's still running fine- will let it run through the night and if all works ok then I'll switch out the cables/try the other SATA channel tomorrow.
Last P4 Northwood 2.8/533 is up. This brings me up to 20 systems with BOINC installed currently (though some team members still completely decimate my output by 2-4x).
I have 15 systems right now
I was actually offered a dual 3GHz Pentium 4 Xeon system (Dell Precision 670) yesterday for $10--that would have been interesting, but it's enormous, and far too heavy to carry on the bus. That and it would probably perform no better than the Celeron HPs I have, which are admittedly twice the price, but so much smaller and probably use 1/3 the electricity.
Was the drive very hot? I've seen a few drives that could not be recognized and they seemed to have died from a heat-realted death. Also read about the famous IBM "Deathstar" drives dying fom excessive heat (especially a chip on the controller board).
Found it locked up and BSOD'd this am (didn't stop to look at the code)- checked the drive now and it's nice and cool. It's been running w/o issue since I swapped the SATA cable and channel.
May need to get another t_ski special HDD
If you need them, I have them, but I think Ion may have offered you something better than what I can provide.
Check it out
TPU WCG TEAM BREACHES TOP 20 OVERALL!!!
Anyone wanna help me setup 2 470s for the GPU WUs?
What CPU are you going to use this with, and do you intend on using the rig while it's crunching, or just when it's idle?
EDIT: Oh, and we should take this here:
My rig is in specs CPU is clocked at 4.6 and is 100% stable.I do all of my daily tasks in the morning and after that it just sits idle all day as I move over to my laptop for browsing the web and whatnot.
LOL I knew you had the 2500K, but I figured you had a bunch of extra parts laying around that you were trying to do this on. Check out the last post in the thread I just linked - I made it just for you
Which stage are you at?
If you need to start from scratch, follow this guide: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93395
Then follow t_ski's link for setting up GPU for maximum return. If you have Windows 8, it might not work though.
No you took all my extra parts remember! I have a 8800GTX laying around thats about it,unless you think a AMD E2-1800 APU is worth crunching
Well, as he is running nVidia cards there isn't really a benefit to multiple WUs--I think he'd be just as well off running one WU/card and then the CPU.
With that setup, I expect you'll get about 25k PPD (I get 28k PPD with my 2700k/GTX470s).
Check out the link in my signature--I suggest that you tell BOINC to let it use the CPU always and the GPU only when the computer is not in use.
I completely disagree. I have had one of my rigs running with a GTX 280 and it would blow through GPU WU's in about 8 minutes, versus hours for the CPU WU's. You can set it to do a couple WU's each and you should get more points faster. Granted, there can be some additional tweaking once you get it up to make it run better for you.
OK. I admittedly didn't do a ton of testing--but I didn't find much of a benefit on my nV cards. Of course, he would definitely want to run a WU on each card--but what I remember is that the nV WUs keep a GPU core & a CPU core each loaded to 100%.
EDIT: And that AMD APU isn't great, but certainly is worth crunching on--with the GPU, it'll be far faster than my Atom box
I think his best setup is going to be two WU's per card, each with one of the cores on his 2500K, then set it to use the GPU after a couple minutes of inactivity. If that's too much, he can always go with one GPU WU per card and two CPU HCC WU's.
You're right--it's always worth experimenting with
The advantage of 1 WU/card though is that it keeps the cards running cooler--these GF100 cards put out a phenomenal amount of heat, given the chance.
After reading the news and seeing the amazing achievement everbody here has contributed towards, ive now felt compelled to chip in myself.
I seem to be spending less and less time actually using my pc so while its sitting there idling it may as well do something useful.
Quick question, can i also use an old HD3870 ive got collecting dust or is it too old of a gpu?
Probably too old. IIRC, you need a HD5000 series or newer GPU to crunch on it.
Thank you for joining us--it's greatly appreciated
You cannot use the HD3870, it is unfortunately too old. However, your HD6950 can easily handle multiple WUs at once--and will be a very solid performer. Check out the link in my signature and KieX's thread here
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