Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Remember in our PM's. I mentioned IMC & MAYBE hdd's.
Yup. Responded too. thank you Jr.
Memtest86+ one pass - no errors
Will be rewiring the computer as the power supply will be coming out of that one and going into ULTIMATEVORTEX V2 which I am finally going to be building this Friday night, So get ready to see my PPD's Triple and a 3 star or maybe even a 4 star badge on the way
Fan arrived and installed. It was tight, but it just fits.
And with some undervolting, I've gotten the temp down a good bit.
Positive results... always a good thing
Did you end up going with the AC Freezer 7 or one of the other ones?
So I set my bios to default and no overclock whatsoever. Boinc was not running at all and still froze up.
now some other observations I have made:
1. It only freezes when idle, never while I'm using it.
2. it only freezes with the screen off.
@JrRacingFan: I have also checked to make sure all sata power/data cables are secure. How do I check the IMC?
So I'm going to turn the "turn screen off" option to "never" in the power options and turn on a screen saver. Let's see what happens while I'm out today buying the parts for My 2nd rig.
Yep, it is the AC Freezer 7.
A bit of an unexpected way of fitting, but got it on.
It cut about 5°c at full boinc(Turbo deactivated), and undervolting got me another 5°c, so running full at about 44-45°c with what I believe is a bit aggressive fan profile. Might look into a bit of overclocking.
Temps are according to current bios reports, which I'm still not sure are entirely correct.
If you're running CnQ, as a test disable it. See if it still does it and report back. Also, about the IMC, Give IBT a run at 3072MB or greater, 3 iterations minimum.
Ok I just switched over to my cruncher at work to find it at the login screen. Sometime during the night it got BSOD 3B which from what I seen is some kind of page pooling error. I since set to autologin incase it ever does this again to get it back crunching but I am doubting its an OC issue. It has ran for 10 days straight of crunching on the OC
dude, please stop using acronyms, CnQ? IBT? WTF?
CnQ - Cool 'n Quiet, AMD's energy saving technology that downclocks the CPU when idle.
IBT: IntelBurnTest, Linpack based stress testing program.
Haha!! Thx. Ok Cool 'n' quiet I only use in my bathroom not in my computer bios, disabled.
I have run stress tests and my overclock is stable but I've already run my comp. with no overclock and it still froze. So nothing to do with that.
Anything useful in the error logs?
I'd check those, maybe there's something wrong with the OS itself.
You ever end up checking the HDD?
I gots a feeling it may even something as silly as a bad sata cable. I just recently had this occurring with the HTPC, but it was throwing BSOD's with all different stop codes.
you mean SSD. the HDD is only a data drive.
Anyway as I said. I removed my overclock and it still froze. it only freezes when idle and screen turn off. so I removed power management altogether and will use a screensaver while it's idle today when I go to pick up the parts for my new rig. If it doesn't freeze then I know it's turning off the screen that causes it. I have a feeling that when I pull out the HD 7970 to put in the new rig and put the hd 6870 back in this one all will be back to normal.
Totally missed that. I should really start looking at specs more often. AMD drivers playing up? Who knows. If that 6870 cures it that would be soooo fail.
I'm out with the wifey tonight and won't get back til late
Can someone post the daily #'s, stones, and pie for me?
Thanks much..... wish me luck
Here's a rig I'm attempting to get up and running. It was my wifes old motherboard that I think went bad while I was deployed. When I first messed with it, It made a high pitch whine sound kinda like a bad cap or something but that was a while ago that I messed with it last. Its nice and quiet now. Just need to get a hard drive on it to install an os and see what it can do. I can also test the ram to make sure they still work perfect for selling purposes but that is the last of my ddr2 lol.
MSI K9N sli
AMD PH 9600
OCZ FLX DDR2 800 1GBx2
SilenX Extreme cpu cooler
XFX 8600gt XXX
Ultra 500w PSU
Thats all I got so far. Just a hdd to hold an os on and a few apps
I learned from my friends who own 7970 (2 different friends) that sometimes AMD ZeroCore acting up weirdly, especially when idling, light load (like browsing, streaming from youtube,etc.) and OS waking up from sleep state. Causing freezing, green or red/pink screen, and sometimes BSOD.
They said that the latest BETA driver (12.6 or 12.7, I don't know which one) reduce this bug. You might wanna try that, Chaotic. Unless you're already using those driver.
But try putting your 6870 back is also a good (and probably easier) move. Give it a go.
Thanks man...the 6870 is going back in soon. I'm currently in the middle of a build. Pics will be updated all night in my build thread in my signature.
Good luck with the build CA
My friend had a issue where his screen wouldn't come back on with his 7870 during sleep mode/screen off only. Might be the AMD driver. I know it isn't an issue now after he changed drivers.
Reformatted 2 of my machines today. The Phenom X3 8550 got Ubuntu 12.04 x64 treatment, and the dv5000 laptop got upgraded to XP x64. Didn't go Linux on it because I use RMClock to undevolt the Turion64 by 100mv and that keeps it 10c cooler and cools down the charger a lot as well. For some reason the default voltage is 1.5v which is nuts for a 2GHz/90nm Athlon64.
I learned that Teamviewer blows on Linux but at least I put it in the startup applications manager with auto login so it actually starts. BOINC also feels the need to incessantly flash the "Notices" button and wiggle the taskbar icon, when clicking that button brings up a blank window. Derp.
Yeah I noticed that too. No messages but it says you have some. I am going to do a Ubuntu /Windows comparison and see which one gives the best ppd. I have a spare hdd right now so I will load win vista to it and test for a couple weeks and the last 5 days I will jot the numbers down and do a average. Then i'll load Win 7 and do the same and com pair all three. For the next 5 days I am going to jot the numbers down for the Ubuntu rig.
In the middle of a build. Check my build log for updates. This computer will come apart soon as I need the PSU from it. Will be powering up on this Comp with my 600 OCZ soon. This is a live build!
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