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Well I'm another one for bad luck today. H100 just exploded :(

Doing a cleanup and will test stuff later. Really hoping nothing else is damaged.

 

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Hey guys and gals.. It's been a f'd up morning.. I woke up to a flat tire on my truck, and then found my 1055t w/ the new MSI R7770 shut down.. I've been finding this rig shut down every morning.. After inspection I found a burnt spot on the board under the bottom PCI slot between the audio header, and usb headers.... :banghead::banghead: I'll have to wait till next week before I can order a new board.. I've been scoping out the 990FX boards.. :I want to play with one.. :laugh: I found a MSI one with 8gb of ram for $119. The ram goes for $39.99.

What's odd about this board is It will run just fine, but if I let the screen go to sleep then all hell brakes loose.. I have nothing else set to go to sleep. :banghead:

EDIT: Oh and the kicker is I slipped on my back steps and twisted my Knee that I had an ACL replacement done in '09.. Now it has fluid on it and I walk like I'm a crip... :toast: Ahh life.. hehehe if it was easy then everybody would do it.. lol
Hi Mindweaver I hope your knee gets better soon. I had a fall down the stairs about six months ago and damaged the cartilages in both knees only just started getting better now, :ohwell::I thought I would get enough money in for Christmas to by another 7850 but Microsoft had a surprise for me I have been running XP PRO for about four years on one of my quads it has been getting automatic updates and now they tell me it did not pass validation so I think I will have to delay getting a 7850 for a while:banghead:
 
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Exploded?? How did that happen? Presumably, even if something is damaged, Corsair will repair it under warranty..?
Well the liquid just burst out covering everything so I imagine the pump failed. Taking pics and will get in touch with Corsair. Fingers crossed because it's a lot of hardware I can't afford to replace.
 
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Kinda glad I'm still using air cooling on all my rigs just because of that. Good luck with your rig and I hope your stuff is alright.
 
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Kiex any idea how much damage it did? Mobo and a GPU? Now I can't sleep with my WC rig running.
 
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Kinda glad I'm still using air cooling on all my rigs just because of that. Good luck with your rig and I hope your stuff is alright.
Thanks. Yeah, starting to get that feeling now. Used to have nothing but megahalems before and those could run a Sandybridge even if the fan failed just with CPU throttling. I've had about 7 different Corsair AIO water coolers and this is the only one that failed me. Depending how Corsair deal with this problem I may remove the H100's from the SR-2.

Kiex any idea how much damage it did? Mobo and a GPU? Now I can't sleep with my WC rig running.
Well, this system was i7 2700K, 2x Asus 7950 DCUII TOP, HX1000, AsRock Z77 Extreme4. I hit the power switch in a blink of an eye hoping to avoid anything shorting out. (EDIT: Everything is covered up in liquid gunk) Disassembled the whole thing, cleaning it out and letting it dry. Won't power anything up till tomorrow when it should be dry. No idea right now what the level of damage is.
 
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Yeah, with 3770Ks I've stopped considering water cooling solutions because the chips @ 4.3/1.175v only consume 60w while crunching and ~80w under full IBT stress. Granted, it does run at 80c while crunching and hits 90c under IBT with my Hyper 212 EVO, but the problem is that the chip can't effectively dissipate its own heat due to the tiny die size and not the actual cooler itself. In fact, my newest 3770K is running on the stock cooler and it seems to have about the same temperatures as my main rig does, but I really need to install Windows and make sure.
 
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I'm suddenly worried about my H50. :ohwell:

Good luck with the cleanup, hopefully everything is okay.
 

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I wonder what they use for liquid inside the loop.
 
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So I'm still having difficulties:
  • Still haven't got multi WUs working on Win8
  • Running 1 WU/card in Win8 and they are taking forever, like 3 minutes each. Each WU takes like 30 seconds to start, then it pauses for about a minute at ~49.7-50%.
So I'm going to try a little more today with Windows 8, and if it still gives me headaches, I'll plug 7 back in for a while.

Seems we all have having issues :banghead: :banghead:
 
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So I'm still having difficulties:
  • Still haven't got multi WUs working on Win8
  • Running 1 WU/card in Win8 and they are taking forever, like 3 minutes each. Each WU takes like 30 seconds to start, then it pauses for about a minute at ~49.7-50%.
So I'm going to try a little more today with Windows 8, and if it still gives me headaches, I'll plug 7 back in for a while.

Seems we all have having issues :banghead: :banghead:
I'd say go back to 7. My GPU crashes with 1 wu when I open my web browser sometimes. I don't want to leave 8 but it looks like I'll have to if I want more WUs.
 

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I'd say go back to 7. My GPU crashes with 1 wu when I open my web browser sometimes. I don't want to leave 8 but it looks like I'll have to if I want more WUs.
Yes, I'm afraid you are right. I was running great on 7, never any issues that I recall, so it looks like I'll be going back to 7 :(

Anyway I'll update later if I do get it running on 8, but it's unlikely.

Also, sorry to hear about your water escapade KieX and your knee (and rig and truck) Mindweaver.
 

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So I'm still having difficulties:
  • Still haven't got multi WUs working on Win8
  • Running 1 WU/card in Win8 and they are taking forever, like 3 minutes each. Each WU takes like 30 seconds to start, then it pauses for about a minute at ~49.7-50%.
So I'm going to try a little more today with Windows 8, and if it still gives me headaches, I'll plug 7 back in for a while.

Seems we all have having issues :banghead: :banghead:
That's odd, I was able to get the multi WUs running immediately following the same steps in KieX's guide. I didn't run into any issues.

The pausing in the middle of the WU is something I see on Windows 7 and Windows 8- I thought it was normal. Was under the impression those were the 'double' WUs and the pause was the software wrapping up the first half of the WU and starting the second half. The pause at 49.7 happens on my 580 and 6770.
 

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That's odd, I was able to get the multi WUs running immediately following the same steps in KieX's guide. I didn't run into any issues.

The pausing in the middle of the WU is something I see on Windows 7 and Windows 8- I thought it was normal. Was under the impression those were the 'double' WUs and the pause was the software wrapping up the first half of the WU and starting the second half. The pause at 49.7 happens on my 580 and 6770.
Dub, are you running on Win8? I can run multi WUs on Win7 without a problem, but on 8 it crashes everytime, has since I first started.

So the pausing is normal then.... I forgot about the double WUs, they made that switch while I was on 7 so I will disregard that. It makes sense too since they originally took 1:30 and now the double WUs take 3:00 lol, silly me :laugh:
 

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The i7 860/6770 combo is running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and has 2 WUs running on it as we speak. Just copied over the app_config file I made using the Sticky Guide, updated BOINC to latest version, installed new Catalyst drivers, and away it went.

Your PC is physically crashing, like BSOD (not sure if Win8 Even BSODs, lol)? Or just immediately fails the WUs?

Mine is setup to have each GPU WU given a single thread of the CPU and .5 the GPU core. Maybe you could try to change up how your CPU and GPU resources are split- maybe Win8 doesn't like your previous Win7 configuration?
 

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The i7 860/6770 combo is running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and has 2 WUs running on it as we speak. Just copied over the app_config file I made using the Sticky Guide, updated BOINC to latest version, installed new Catalyst drivers, and away it went.

Your PC is physically crashing, like BSOD (not sure if Win8 Even BSODs, lol)? Or just immediately fails the WUs?

Mine is setup to have each GPU WU given a single thread of the CPU and .5 the GPU core. Maybe you could try to change up how your CPU and GPU resources are split- maybe Win8 doesn't like your previous Win7 configuration?
I'm going to give it another go.

No BSOD. When running multi WUs (even 2/card), I get an AMD driver crash and recover as soon as GPU usage goes over like 60% (keep in mine running single WU driver doesn't crash with GPU usage over 60%).

I updated BOINC, running latest driver, and no good for me.:(
 

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I'm going to give it another go.

No BSOD. When running multi WUs (even 2/card), I get an AMD driver crash and recover as soon as GPU usage goes over like 60% (keep in mine running single WU driver doesn't crash with GPU usage over 60%).

I updated BOINC, running latest driver, and no good for me.:(
I think if you can disable error logging (reporting?) in the catalyst driver you can prevent this. I read something about this somewhere regarding Win8 and driver crashes (maybe the WCG website forum or the XS forum?)

I'll post the link if I can find it again.:eek:
 

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I think if you can disable error logging (reporting?) in the catalyst driver you can prevent this. I read something about this somewhere regarding Win8 and driver crashes (maybe the WCG website forum or the XS forum?)

I'll post the link if I can find it again.:eek:
Ok thanks for the tip. I'm going to take a look into that and see if it'll work. I was about to uninstall everything (BOINC and driver) and retry it, but I'll see if I can do that first :)
 
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The problem with Windows 8 is the display driver crashes on the 7xxx cards at least that cause the WUs to break and get stuck. Don't know if it's AMD's less than great drivers or the OS are to blame, but Far Cry 3 was full of random full screen checkerboard "artifacts" and random crap when I played it. I have to back down my clocks anyway as Far Cry 3 would keep flipping my GPU between 850MHz and 1050MHz despite having the power limit slider maxed out.
 

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I don't have any problems playing games, but i haven't tried Far Cry 3 yet. I played BF3 today, as I have before, without any problem or driver crash. I'm looking for what Norton mentioned about disabling error logging now and will try that :)

Edit:
*Tried installing 12.10 with only the bare minimum required and driver alone, and everything errored out immediately (computational error)
 
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I don't have any problems playing games, but i haven't tried Far Cry 3 yet. I played BF3 today, as I have before, without any problem or driver crash. I'm looking for what Norton mentioned about disabling error logging now and will try that :)

Edit:
*Tried installing 12.10 with only the bare minimum required and driver alone, and everything errored out immediately (computational error)
Follow what Bun Bun has to say in this thread @ XS it may help:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283934-GPU-Quandries
 

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Follow what Bun Bun has to say in this thread @ XS it may help:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283934-GPU-Quandries
lol, that's the thread you PM'd me about and I've read it through several times. I've tried pretty much everything that those guys talk about, and I'm still stuck. That Mr Bun-Bun is a lucky one ;)

Edit:
*Reinstalled 12.10 again with everything (except HDMI driver, as I don't ever install that), and the cards work with 1 WU. I'm going to try again to see if I can pump it up to more.

**So after trying a lot, everything I could think of, I'm back on Windows 7, running what I should be running without any issue.,
 
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lol, that's the thread you PM'd me about and I've read it through several times. I've tried pretty much everything that those guys talk about, and I'm still stuck. That Mr Bun-Bun is a lucky one ;)

Edit:
*Reinstalled 12.10 again with everything (except HDMI driver, as I don't ever install that), and the cards work with 1 WU. I'm going to try again to see if I can pump it up to more.

**So after trying a lot, everything I could think of, I'm back on Windows 7, running what I should be running without any issue.,
There's got to be a solution out there- there are a few high output rigs out there running Win8..... not a lot but at least it's number greater than zero.

We'll find the answer somewhere ;)