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Message 1250731 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 2:41:36 UTC

The supposedly-fixed Win7 box is locking up AGAIN....i'm out of answers. Lost 400+ CPU WU's :(
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Message 1253238 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 16:39:15 UTC

New video card installed...back up!
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Message 1253444 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 22:08:17 UTC - in response to Message 1253238.

New video card installed...back up!


Hi Blurf, b.t.w. which GPU is new, the GTX460 or the ATI Radeon?

I see both tasks from CUDA and ATI.... well both appear to operate OK ;-)


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Message 1266338 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 4:43:19 UTC

Sorry for the delay in responding...the ATI Radeon is the new one.

What happened was it was locking up.

Got a guy from my office to come over yesterday to look at the hardware again. My tremors don't let me do hardware work.

Apparently my "brilliant" nephew who built the box put the main HD in a bay where it didn't get much air flow so we suspect it was overheating.

Now the other day he "borrowed" my rig to test some components. Ends up he never screwed the Video card in properly. I'm lucky that didn't short out. Also he never plugged my CDrom back in. So we rearranged the box and did some software/registry cleanup and it seems to be running significantly faster.

My nephew and I need to have a discussion.
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Message 1266928 - Posted: 3 Aug 2012, 6:22:58 UTC

Frustrated. It was locked up again when I got home and I think it's heat-related. After I hit my 5 mil in Moo I'm going to stop all GPU work on that machine (except for gaming) and see how it does.
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