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I have spent more time than I usually do troubleshooting this. The initial problem was when my computer was under gpu load I my screen would turn white, black and freeze. I took the video card out and tested in another computer, and it had no issues. I then think its the power supply, so I try another power supply with no luck. I tried different ram, no luck. Then I could not get it to boot at all. Yesterday I turned it on and it had no problems what so ever, that night it wouldn't boot again. Today it is fine. This is just plain annoying because it makes no sense.

I am also beginning to think it is a power issue from the socket. I did just one of my crunchers to the same wall socket, and it is working when it is off. This is my current lead.

Edit: I'm flummoxed as to what the problem was/is. I can not for the life of me get it to have issues for the last 5 hours.
 
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There's some servers down the road at what is essentially a business/garage sale. Dual Opteron 270 HE, look like some kind of thick blade server. They're asking $50 each. They have 78 of them. They require a 48v power, but maybe it's worth the 312 total cores. I bet they'd cut me a deal on all of them together. :p

Lets see if I can embed this image from Google.

 
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What part of washington if you dont mind me asking. If its on the eastside I am pretty close and a worth the drive for that price.
 
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What part of washington if you dont mind me asking. If its on the eastside I am pretty close and a worth the drive for that price.
About as far west as you can get, unfortunately. I'm considering grabbing a couple and parting them out if the specs are true. The Opteron 270 is Sck 940 and doesn't have much of any performance to it, as far as I can tell. Unless they're decently power efficient, I don't see them being useful in one piece.
 
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About as far west as you can get, unfortunately. I'm considering grabbing a couple and parting them out if the specs are true. The Opteron 270 is Sck 940 and doesn't have much of any performance to it, as far as I can tell. Unless they're decently power efficient, I don't see them being useful in one piece.
I wish I had a place for a few of these!!! Awesome price, low power...what's the catch? Oh yea, no place for me to put them. :(
 

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I wish I had a place for a few of these!!! Awesome price, low power...what's the catch? Oh yea, no place for me to put them. :(
Not quite low power (95w dual core):
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...OSA270FAA6CB (OSA270CBBOX - OSA270CBWOF).html

There are quite few of them though and probably some decent parts in them. ;)

If I was in that area/had a place to put them, I would consider offering 2x over light iron scrap rate (by weight) for the lot... that's where they will end up if they don't sell them.
 
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Not quite low power (95w dual core):
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Dual-Core Opteron 270 - OSA270FAA6CB (OSA270CBBOX - OSA270CBWOF).html

There are quite few of them though and probably some decent parts in them. ;)

If I was in that area/had a place to put them, I would consider offering 2x over light iron scrap rate (by weight) for the lot... that's where they will end up if they don't sell them.
They're the 270 HE, so they're ~55 watts each. I'd run Debian and WCG all 72 if I had the cabinet and PSU for them. Converting them to take AC would spike up the total cost quite a lot though, as would the 48v PSU ($??) and cabinet ($300+freight).

There's more than $50 in parts in those things, judging by ebay standards, but only just. I suspect they're only good for scrap in the eyes of the seller. Any idea what scrap value is? I'd love to pull parts on them, but not for more than, I don't know, $15-20 per.
 

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Hard to say on scrap value. The 250gb drives a person can probably get around $20 to $25 shipped each. I know scrap value on circuit boards (motherboards) bring a pretty good price. I think they go for over a buck a pound. Add in cards can add to that value as well. A person can snap off the gold fingers on all the PCI cards and that will add up very quickly in "gold" weight. About 3 years ago I scraped out about 30 very old Compaq's and just the gold fingers off the cards brought me about $300!!

I wish I was in Seattle again, I would be all over that to offer a lot price for everything. A person could stand to gross a couple of grand just scraping 72 systems out! No telling what kind of raid cards or other server parts are in them.
 

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They're the 270 HE, so they're ~55 watts each. I'd run Debian and WCG all 72 if I had the cabinet and PSU for them. Converting them to take AC would spike up the total cost quite a lot though, as would the 48v PSU ($??) and cabinet ($300+freight).

There's more than $50 in parts in those things, judging by ebay standards, but only just. I suspect they're only good for scrap in the eyes of the seller. Any idea what scrap value is? I'd love to pull parts on them, but not for more than, I don't know, $15-20 per.
Best to check with a local scrap yard on light iron scrap value but I would guess $0.05-$0.10 per lb.

and I believe you are correct in the AC conversion cost- the original setup was likely made of quite a bit of copper and is either already gone to the scrap yard or is packed up and waiting to get there.... scrap value of copper is pretty high.
 
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Sell the hdd's to us crunchers for cheap...
+1 on that James! :clap: I could use a hand full of drives! I am currently pretty hard drive poor. :laugh:
 
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Hmm...just figured out my budget, until next payday, the 30th. Looks like I have a whooping $16.05 spending limit, per day.

Well, at least the current wave of bills is taken care of. Sung to the song war, "Money, what is it good for? Nothing." Well, unless one likes to eat, or in my case, drink wine!!

:D Rant over, "clink," says my wine glass. :toast:

BTW, I am enjoying an Italian Shiraz from 2011. It tastes as though it has been poured into my glass from the barrel! It is gonna be hard to finish this glass and leave. Might not...Then again, I have made plans. It is good to socialize offline, right? :D
 
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I am getting really worried about [Ion]
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I am afraid something bad has happened.
 
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I am getting really worried about [Ion]
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I am afraid something bad has happened.
I have been wondering about him, also. I hope he doesn't think I WANT HIS JOB posting the Daily Numbers!! I was just helping out, now, I am wondering...
 

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I am getting really worried about [Ion]
Only four of his machines are running, I don't see Him posting here at all lately and He just keeps playing Europa Universalis IV w/out responding to me on Steam anymore.
I am afraid something bad has happened.
I had one reply from him on a PM a couple of weeks ago. Hoping he's just taking a little break to concentrate on his studies? :confused:


I have been wondering about him, also. I hope he doesn't think I WANT HIS JOB posting the Daily Numbers!! I was just helping out, now, I am wondering...
Shaddup and keep posting! :p
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I just came across the Formula Boinc site.

Turns out we, TPU, are placed third in League 2, WCG.



Overall, in League2 we are tied for 53rd. But because we are a one project team, we can only win the WCG "Grand Prix"....or something. :confused:
 
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I just came across the Formula Boinc site.

Turns out we, TPU, are placed third in League 2, WCG.

Overall, in League2 we are tied for 53rd. But because we are a one project team, we can only win the WCG "Grand Prix"....or something. :confused:
No idea what this is? :confused:
 
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Shaddup and keep posting! :p
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It gives me a reason to keep breathing. Well, that and discovering a new beautiful glass of wine. Well....there are other's. :rolleyes:
 
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No idea what this is? :confused:
There is a post in our forum, scroll down. And, there is a link embedded in my post.

I still don't REALLY get it. But, WE ARE 3rd in the WCG Grand Prix, one of the races that make up the SEASON. Results are finalized on Nov. 30th. So, between now, or rather since the 1st, and then, we need to out point the FRENCH!!!

See, now I have a concrete reason to want to beat them. To back up all my irrational ones!!

Thank You, Formula BOINC :toast:
 
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Best to check with a local scrap yard on light iron scrap value but I would guess $0.05-$0.10 per lb.

and I believe you are correct in the AC conversion cost- the original setup was likely made of quite a bit of copper and is either already gone to the scrap yard or is packed up and waiting to get there.... scrap value of copper is pretty high.
I got my IC7-G on a scrap yard :laugh: