Posts by Lint trap

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Window resizing BAM (Message 1594727)
Posted 31 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
I have gone back to using 344.16 and it is fine.

It Was fine.

344.16 just downclocked on me and I had to restart again to get the card back up to a reasonable speed (Pstate P2). I was crunching 2 ap7's when it idled.

OK, Nvidia needs to fix the drivers for these new cards.

2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Window resizing BAM (Message 1594699)
Posted 31 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
There are two previous drivers that recognize the current 970/980 cards: 344.11 and 344.16.

After a short stint with 344.48, I have gone back to using 344.16 and it is fine.


ps I don't know what "CUDA 6.5" is or why you thought you needed that. The Lunatics app you crunch with doesn't need it.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Window resizing BAM (Message 1594672)
Posted 31 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
I noticed that you are running the latest video driver 344.48.

If there were no problems before switching to this driver, you could revert to an earlier version.

It helps to always select the Custom Install option and click the Clean install box.


edit: I've run as many as 6 mb's at once and 3 ap7's. The 970 doesn't like to "idle" with just one-anything- at a time. My ASUS will downclock and turn the fan off if I do that...
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Window resizing BAM (Message 1594628)
Posted 30 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
My pc is similar to yours.

I have no problem resizing BM main window or the Event Log window.

Anything else relevent to the problem?? Multiple monitors? Spanned views??

Anything in any of the event logs for windows??

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Latest NVidia Driver potential problem (Message 1591494)
Posted 24 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
I installed it yesterday also. Driver only.

I always use Custom/Clean install.

No problems so far.

6) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Pulses, but too bright for pulsar. ET beacon? (new nuSTAR discovery) (Message 1589712)
Posted 21 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
There is a serous problem with this object. At only about 1.5 solar masses, it would have to draw in more surrounding material than a much more massive object, a black hole, does. Otherwise, there is no known way to account for the high energy x-rays observed from it. These are about ten times as intense, as in a typical pulsar.
The possibility that this is an example of stellar engineering by some super-advanced extraterrestrial race can not be ruled out at this point. They could have arranged to force-feed the pulsar with much larger amounts of material than could be expected in a natural astrophysical scenario.
That could make for a very conspicuous beacon, of sorts. It might serve some other purpose, or a combination of purposes.

If the technology exists to do that, why use a SOL beacon? We don't warn ants of imminent danger.

If it is not a natural object, is this confirmation that the SOL is absolute?

or, maybe it's a trap? A duck blind...

7) Message boards : Number crunching : I need a ups especially for when I have to flash the bios (Message 1582780)
Posted 6 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
You may get a few minutes use from your old ups'. That could be a few minutes saved if you are around for the event to do a safe shut down of the computer.

With many (most?) newer UPS's you don't need to be present. My Cyberpower is connected by usb cable to the pc and the UPS software will shut down the pc when it is necessary.

You can 'test' the shutdown operation by pulling the UPS' plug from the wall long enough for the run time to reach it's limit..

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Max temp for getting the normal life out of a video card? (Message 1582403)
Posted 6 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
Personally I won't run any video card above 70C, and preferably no more than 60C. Only had one die on me in all these years.

Yes, the cooler the better.

Just now, my 970 is crunching 4 mb's plus daily driver stuff at ~52c with the fans turning on a curve at 56% speed (almost total silence). Room temp is ~78f.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : I need a ups especially for when I have to flash the bios (Message 1582392)
Posted 6 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap

I think Cyberpower 900 watts is close to $140 from NewEgg but some places go as high as $200. Make sure to look at Watts not Volts


The Cyberpower here is also 1500va/900w and looks similar to the unit you linked, but produces a true sine-wave output, has 10 outlets and is ~$200 at Newegg and elsewhere.

A true sine-wave output is supposedly better for newer psu's.

I have this one and so far, so good...we'll see when the weather turns in the next month or so...


I had a Gigabyte mobo lockup during a BIOS flash once. Three or four years ago. RMA'd it to Gigabyte and they soon sent me back a working board. No problem.


10) Message boards : Number crunching : Potential (temporary) problem for GTX 980/970 early adopters (Message 1581800)
Posted 4 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
344.16 did not recognize my 460's as compatible hardware; failed system requirements check.


[edit] and Nvidia's Supported Products tab says only the 900 series, 980/970, are compatible with it.
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1580918)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Lint trap
The circle of SETI@Home's influence is widening. SAH is mentioned here as a partial influence for a non-BOINC related project.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : What's in stock? (Message 1579814)
Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Profile Lint trap
Found my new video card with the aid of this site...many select options available. UK and Canada recently added.


13) Message boards : Number crunching : i7 4770K overheating when running seti@home (Message 1549597)
Posted 29 Jul 2014 by Profile Lint trap
Intel is reportedly changing it's "lidding" process (How the metal cpu lid is fitted to the chip underneath) on the next generation HEDT chips.

Should be Good News for those who can afford them...uh, Not Here..:(

14) Message boards : Number crunching : 80 Plus PSUs for low powered systems? (Message 1531108)
Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Profile Lint trap
Not a low, low power psu, but a Seasonic SFX 300w that meets the 80+ requirement in the range you want
here. It's an older model that is still available at Newegg (~$40+sh) and there's an in-depth review here.

15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Donated Computers in Canada and elsewhere (Message 1524073)
Posted 3 Jun 2014 by Profile Lint trap
[quote]That's good news that organizations like this exist. Thanks for the information, Michael.

Also, the link posted in your first Thread by Candorchasma seemed to have good information in it; as well.

I wish I knew of such an organization in the US; but, I don't.


For those in the Washington DC area there is Project Reboot, which is run by the Capitol PC Users Group, Inc (CPCUG) in DC. Project Reboot sells donated pc's (with a new fully licensed copy of Win7Pro (32-bit)) for $25 USD. "Sells" because Microsoft won't let them give away their software.

The website is

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1471177)
Posted 31 Jan 2014 by Profile Lint trap

SETI@home use. However PCIe v3 may be enough bandwidth at x1 now.

Maybe not enough for a top-end card (690, 770+), but might be enough for a mid-level (460) card.

Maybe someone will do a test in different PCIe configurations as was done a few years ago to show the % slow down for running fewer PCIe lanes.

The software tool 'NVidia Inspector' has a Bus Usage monitor which is not enabled by default.

IIRC, one of my factory o/c'd 460's needed about 35% of a pcie v1 x4 slot to crunch 2 version 6 mb's simultaneously. That was on a long gone E8400 C2D system.

Crunching 1 AP + 1 MB today, with the same model of 460 in a pcie v2 x16 slot is using at most 5%, according to the monitor.

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1385932)
Posted 29 Jun 2013 by Profile Lint trap

Missed my 14th Anniversary on 17 June while in the hospital recovering from hip surgery and complications...

SO GLAD to be back crunching again!!

Congrats to all!


18) Message boards : Number crunching : chart to compare gpu power? (Message 1368914)
Posted 17 May 2013 by Profile Lint trap
One of these, maybe??

Passmark, HWCompare, or SAH's own gpu_list.

19) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1367451)
Posted 13 May 2013 by Profile Lint trap

Reached 20 Million BOINC credits today!

Should reach 20m SETI tonight or tomorrow...

Keep crunching!!


20) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367261)
Posted 12 May 2013 by Profile Lint trap
I get memtest86 from here:

You want a Windows package if you are using Windows to create the bootable device of your choice.


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