Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Try a different PSU already?
Does the motherboard post even?
I ninja-edited my post--I've tried two known-good PSUs. All that happens is the fans spin about a quarter-turn and then stop. No POST--it doesn't get that far.
Sounds like a short on the motherboard. My little Biostar A780L3B suffered the same fate, PSUs would only activate for a split second and nothing more.
I'm not really sure what could have happened to it. I did drive home in the rain with the windows down, but it was under vinyl in the trunk. It's not a crisis though, as I should have no trouble exchanging it for something else.
Things happen, man. It was probably on its last legs when you tested it before bringing it home. You never know when something won't turn on ever again until it happens.
This is what my Intel board was doing. I think this one got an accidental static discharge to kill it.
The Atom is up and crunching on a new HDD, doing a marvelous ~450 PPD again. More importantly, it's also serving as a WiFi bridge for the i7 (no free expansion slots for a WiFi adapter), so I cam move the laptop now
Powering down both machines for a day as I need to swap hard drives around, install different OS and shuffle things in my room too. Could do with a day of peace and quiet as well to be honest.
So my pie slot is up for grabs, but not for long. Should be back stronger than ever on Saturday
Guys, I'm looking to switch my main rig to an SSD. Currently I use a 500GB drive as my boot drive and it has about 200GB free. Should I just spend the extra $ and get a 500ish GB SSD? Or would I be okay with a 256 GB?
I use a lot of different programs and other applications on my home machine. But I feel there's certain things I've installed at the moment I just don't need.
I've been looking at a Crucial M4 256GB SSD...
A 500GB seems extremely excessive to me. I run my laptop off a 128GB disk, and have no secondary--I would imagine that you should be able to make do with a 256GB. You may have to move a few games over to a secondary or some less-used programs, but it seems like it would be worth it with the price difference.
Yeah, I'm not too worried really. I just wanted to confirm that I have the right mindset here.
Here's my Options
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-240GBP3 2.5" 240GB SAT...
Kingston SSDNow V+200 KR-S3040-3H 2.5" 240GB SATA ...
Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA I...
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Int...
If you were to purchase a SSD tomorrow out of which four of these would it be?
We use both Crucial and Intel at work so I'm kinda in the air about it.
Probably the Intel 335. Intel SSDs have a well-built reputation of giving good performance and reliable operation. The Crucial M4 is also good, although my Dad has a strange issue with the one in his laptop. If he suspends the computer, it crashes upon resume--probably not as important for a desktop system (particularly a cruncher), but still perhaps relevant. I'd probably choose between one of those two.
I wouldn't get anything over a 240/256GB model or your IOPS will be cut in half. I'm considering selling my sealed Corsair Force 3 120GB that is fresh from RMA to save up for a 240GB model myself.
Yeah, I'm thinking about that Intel SSD. We use them for servers at work and they work really well.
Got a new screen for my desktop. Which means it's now been overclocked.
(RAM is a bit down, but it wasn't in the mood for overclocking, and my multiplier steps are enormous.)
CPU could go higher, but I'm keeping the temps below 50°c, and my cooling ain't all that amazing.
My advice to you is to buy a small SSD, like a 64GB OCZ Vertex 4, and use it for the OS and programs. Doing this, I'm only using 27GB out of the 128GB available with my Plextor M5S.
Later on, I bought a 512GB SSD to load games off of. All it's for is games. In heinsight this was a terrible decision as games do load faster, but not $300 faster. Better spent on a platform upgrade IMO (2600k and mainboard or somesuch).
So, get a small SSD and use your current hard drive as a second drive for games and what have you. Games, in my experience, see little benefit from being loaded from my OCZ Agility 4 compared to even my aging hard drive that I was using before—WD5000AALS (an older 500GB Caviar Black drive with 32MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s, no advanced formatting).
My i7 has run dry of GPU tasks and it won't fetch new work--it keeps saying "connect() failed"--can someone else try to upload something?
Both rigs are running and uploading
My rigs here seem fine?
Try restarting the rig. I have been having connection issues that require a restart lately.
I've tried a restart--it turns out that the Atom setup makes a shitty network bridge. I'm not sure what happened, but it's bridged through my laptop now and works as it should. I'm going to see what I can figure out.
You need me to send you a switch with the H50?
Hey All! Sorry haven't been around much...but here I am!!! Had A nice chat session and shring with KieX tonite and I miss you all.
I am working on getting a corporation (building property managers) to get me crunching again!! Hopefully in spring...March is the goal!
Miss you all once again... CP I hope all is well, Norton, Madshot you crazy, Ion, Brandon, Jr, popswala, Stinger you fucker...lol and anyone else I missed.
Mery Christmas to all of you! I will be back!!!!
The problem is that we have Ethernet downstairs and then a WiFi network--and the i7 rig doesn't have any space for a WiFi card (3 double-slot GPUs). I could get a USB WiFi adapter, but I'm too cheap to spend the $17 when I'd only use it for three weeks. So here I am trying to figure out a way to use the Atom as a wireless bridge to the i7, which will then be linked to the i3 with its secondary Ethernet port. Progress has not been as forthcoming as I might like...
@Chaotic: Glad to hear from you--and a Merry Christmas! Dan is a great guy to chat with any time of the day
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