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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    BTW, it's a 650W PSU. :)

    I suspended BOINC, shut the rig down, put the MSI card in the lower slot, booted it back up. I verified both cards were in device manager, updated the Windows score (went from 3.9 to 5.9), rebooted, opened BOINC and let it run for a few minutes on the one card, then closed BOINC and edited the XML file to run on both cards. It seem to run fine for a while and I left. I came back a few hours later and it was locked again. I shut it down, took the Sapphire card out of the top slot and left the MSI in the bottom slot. I started it up and let it run. I saw it blue screen a few times with a "reference by pointer" error.

    EDIT: MSI card is this one:

    http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7770-PMD1GD5.html

    Sapphire card is this one:

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GD...

    MSI card has no crossfire connector on the board, but the Sapphire does. Could that be something to this?

    Also, now I am running the MSI card back in the top slot, and it seems to be stable. I also swapped around the PCIe cable and am using the one that was on the Sapphire card right now.
     
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  2. james888

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    Dropping that cpu wu while having 16 gpu wu's dropped me 15k it seems. Either that or 13.2 beta3 drivers are not as good as 12.11 for crunching. I guess my 2500k@4.4ghz has enough cpu power... so I added another 4 gpu wu's to see if that makes up for the 15k lost.
     
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    My ppd is going to be down for a few days thanks to the Blizzard about to hit the Northeast :(

    It looks like I won't be able to get to two of my remote rigs, which are about 30 miles away, until the storm passes and the roads are clear. I should be able to get out there on Sunday and get them reported in :eek:

    Hopefully the storm isn't as bad as is predicted.....
     
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    Well there is no general formula for optimal output but I doubt that running 20 GPU units on 4 cores is optimal. Keep us posted and keep an eye on errors.
     
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  5. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Sorry to hear about that Norton--I hope it isn't too bad :eek:

    I'd certainly say that's true. I found that running 10 WUs on an i3 was already too much---even on a real quad, I wouldn't want to do more than ten or maybe twelve.


    I set up two C2D E8400s last night to help us along during the challenge. I'm really glad I picked up the 16 port switch a few weeks ago :laugh:
     
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  6. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm going to put my Studio 14 lappy in the mix and see how that does- it has an i3 and a decent dedicated Radeon gpu so maybe I can get 5k or more ppd out of it :cool:
     
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    Mobility Radeon 540v is pretty much a Radeon 4350, so it's probably a no-go. :eek:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    We need pics of your dorm room with all these rigs scattered about now.

    :toast:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    You know, I am just speechless. This team/community just never stops to surprise me.

    I needed a wireless adapter. Norton said he'll send me one. I'm expecting a used one he no longer had use for. Well he sent me a new one straight from Newegg.

    BUT... That's not only it. He sent me some USB docket thing(is that what it's called?) and a FREAKING 7770!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I honestly don't even know if to thank him, that's just not enough. I cancelled my plans for tonight to have time to install it, install windows and get this PC back online!
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    HELL YEA!!! norton is the MAN!
     
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    These are some of the reasons why I love this community :rockout: Everyone here is so generous and loves helping out! I think it might be USB dongle...
     
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    Best team. :toast:

    Lots of generosity flowing around this forum and community. :rockout:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I intend to get a picture of everying tonight--hopefully spark some new interest in the WCG Farm thread. Currently at 13 systems and counting :p
    That should do probably 1.5-1.8k from the CPU--not sure about the GPU :toast:
    Wow--that's incredible! Norton is amazing, and a perfect example of why I love TPU's WCG team so much! Enjoy that new card--I'm sure it will serve you well! :respect: :toast: :rockout:
     
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    I was planning to add my ASUS n56 with an i5 and dedicated nvidia gpu, but sadly I had to send it back to ASUS the day after I got it back from RMA =(
     
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  15. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Pay it Forward it works and don't ever forget that. I've received a lot from this Team and the best thing you can do is give something back when you can. :)

    We all work together :toast:


    P.S> I think CP was referring to the "docking" cradle that came free with the USB adapter ;)
     
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    More and more reasons why I love our community.
    Thanks to Norton and congrats to CP!

    Oh, and I blame Norton for his persistent "promotion" :)D) about Xigmatek DK Nighthawk.
    I'm tempted, I bought one, and WOW! This cooler performs better than CM HYPER 212 EVO (dual fan).
    Slim design, sturdy mounting mechanism, cool looking, and great performance. Amazing.

    Btw, managed to find sweet spot for my setup, 5 GPU WUs running simultaneously hehehe :

    [​IMG]

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    ahh docking cradle makes a lot more sense. :roll:
     
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  18. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Why do you think I run 3 of them :D

    Love that cooler and it looks awesome!!! :rockout:

    EDIT- unfortunately there's no gpu loving for the Studio 14 :( I'll run through the work I have already downloaded on it and put back in the For Sale closet :eek:
     
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    Hi everyone. Miss you all very much.

    Got some bad news and some good news. Bad news is I got laid off from my job just after Christmas. Good news, I got a new job Salary + Commission starting February 25th, and a way better job than I had. And guess what? It's in I.T. Sales!!!! :toast::rockout::toast:

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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Good to hear from you and glad a better job came in for you!!! :rockout::toast:
     
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    Thanks Norton, and even though I'm not crunching (yet) I'll try to be around a little more now. The last job was so low paying that I had to do so much overtime to make ends meet.
     
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    Great news CA. And we have missed seeing you around. I could always find a post everyday where you made me laugh. Glad to have you back buddy.
     
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    Congrats on your new job!


    Congrats
     
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    Still running stable. Now I want to try the Sapphire in the bottom slot.
     
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    I don't know if it is but I will certainly find out.
     
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