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1) Message boards : Number crunching : i7 4770K overheating when running seti@home (Message 1549597)
Posted 13 hours ago 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..:(

2) Message boards : Number crunching : 80 Plus PSUs for low powered systems? (Message 1531108)
Posted 37 days ago 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.

3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Donated Computers in Canada and elsewhere (Message 1524073)
Posted 56 days ago 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

4) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1471177)
Posted 179 days ago 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.

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1385932)
Posted 395 days ago 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!


6) Message boards : Number crunching : chart to compare gpu power? (Message 1368914)
Posted 438 days ago by Profile Lint trap
One of these, maybe??

Passmark, HWCompare, or SAH's own gpu_list.

7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1367451)
Posted 442 days ago by Profile Lint trap

Reached 20 Million BOINC credits today!

Should reach 20m SETI tonight or tomorrow...

Keep crunching!!


8) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367261)
Posted 443 days ago 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.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367118)
Posted 443 days ago by Profile Lint trap

I know that memtest is better , but I have a 64 Bit OS and memtest is for a 32 bit OS .

Memtest86 runs independent of your installed OS.

You only need your OS to create a bootable device (floppy, cd, etc) for the memory test program.

After rebooting to run the test program your OS is out of the picture.


10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The subject of UFOs (Message 1327134)
Posted 563 days ago by Profile Lint trap

The Law may still hold Universally, but suppose energy/matter could transfer from one multiverse "bubble" to another. That would give the appearance of violating the Law.


11) Message boards : News : SETI@home scheduler is down until further notice. (Message 1314277)
Posted 594 days ago by Profile Lint trap



12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1311270)
Posted 608 days ago by Profile Lint trap
I don't think the OP started this as a game thread!

Sorry Uli,

I wasn't attempting to start a game thread...just Saluting Victor for recognizing the old "hardware."

13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1310701)
Posted 610 days ago by Profile Lint trap

Victor wins!! YAY!!!

Yes, it's a floppy punch! ...

I still have plenty of diskettes around, but I don't think I have any Single-sided floppies anywhere.

ok, here's another old piece of hardware:

It's a six CD cartridge for a Panasonic 1x speed reader. I have the reader in the closet, but it's just too bulky to drag out right now... The reader connects to a scsi i/f card (around here somewhere, in one of the storage bins...). Though, it just occurred to me I might have thrown out the scsi cable when I was downsizing, getting ready to move to the apartment....dang! Well, that shouldn't be too hard to replace.

I had it working on my XP system a few years ago. Still have the s/w driver for it.


14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1310694)
Posted 610 days ago by Profile Lint trap
One of my earliest pieces of "Overclocking" hardware... :)

(I haven't needed to use it for a few years now...)

Some of you should know what it is.


15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (79) Server Problems? (Message 1307771)
Posted 617 days ago by Profile Lint trap

I hope Eric et al don't forget to hit the "Turbo" button when they get everything running again....I just ordered upgrades from Newegg!!

My current mobo/cpu is 5 yo, so yep, it's about time...:)


16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Why no English food restaurants in the USA? (Message 1299359)
Posted 640 days ago by Profile Lint trap

Well, there are a few "Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips" restaurants still around, though not nearly as many today as there was in the 80's (IIRC). I used to occasionally get lunch there on Chestnut St in Philly. That location closed before I left that area...but, surprisingly there are a couple locations still remaining here in the mid East Coast states.


17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : After Reading..................................... (Message 1281021)
Posted 690 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Damn budgets, always getting in the way of progress!

500 years ago, it was the Catholic church holding us in the stone-age, now it's accountants!

We were supposed to be inhabiting Mars and exploring the heavens by now. Not sat here on our little rock saying "oh it's too expensive".

It's only TOO EXPENSIVE because the Military-Industrial complex controls the US now...has for a long time....

If there was a military necessity to control Mars, we would have been there a long time ago...


18) Message boards : Number crunching : 10ja10zz. WU's ??? (Message 1280038)
Posted 693 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Simply aborting them would have been to difficult? Then they would have been sent to another host instead of waiting 6-8 weeks to timeout and then be sent to another host.

Yes, I would have aborted them if I had seen them before they errored.

Anyway, they were put on a very short deadline after being resent and timed out a few hours later.

19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Might this be unexpectedly important for Life? (Spherical Sun) (Message 1279824)
Posted 694 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Yet another "mystery" surrounding the Sun: scientists working with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have observed that the Sun is far too perfectly round. Centrifugal forces in a rotating ball of gas should make the Sun wider at its equator than along its axis -- that's the requirement of the standard model.

This seems to me to be another conspiracy theory. Next we'll have that aliens built the sun and its not a star at all!

You read it here first folks!

Well, the "experts" can't decide what a planet really, why should we trust them to be able to find a real Star?? :)


20) Message boards : Number crunching : 10ja10zz. WU's ??? (Message 1279823)
Posted 694 days ago by Profile Lint trap
The 6 I received all ended in computation error (because I'm on 'anonymous platform'??), so I used a modified vlar resend process to delete them.

Eithier way they'll end up being regarded as an Error, you could get them resent to the Stock app and complete them that way,


They were cpu wu's that all ended with Integer Divide by Zero faults. The result texts show no cpu seconds and no runtimes.

My Lunatics cpu app is AK_v8b2_win_SSE41.exe.

The files were resent, but they did not reappear in I deleted the files a second time. Another manual update since then was made with no more activity from the servers. They will timeout on 9/8.

Because they don't seem to be 'valid' workunits, I would just rather they all timeout than get computation errors.


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