Posts by Bill G


log in
1) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647966)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Thanks, that gives me two more options. I will wait for the current problems to resolve before trying to resolve mine.....
2) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647803)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Yes, I have seen that all downloads are down now.....but my error message is still different on that computer.
Guess I will have to wait for downloads to begin before I can look further, but I do not know where to look further at this point. As far as I can tell I have reached the end of things I can do. For some reason this computer has never kept restore points, it will tell you it is creating them but they can not be found. It is possible that the fact that this computer runs a RAID 1 might have something to do with it.

Well still no answers, just ongoing questions. At present this computer does nothing but SETI so I could wipe and install again I guess.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647111)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Well resetting the project did not help.
Now I am getting:
2/26/2015 7:33:59 PM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of sah_40.png: connect() failed
2/26/2015 7:33:59 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 00:19:46 on download of sah_40.png
and the like...so now nothing is working.
Now with 20 downloads stuck.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646919)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Only thing that did help me was to Reset project. All stuck in transefer will become Timed out but at least my host started to download again


I may resort to that when the GPU work is finished in a few hours.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646918)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I suppose it couldn't be the "hosts" file with an entry for georgem?


No, I am not using a hosts file. Good thought though.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646882)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Josef,
I did all you suggested and nothing changed.
I have now run out of CPU work for this computer(except that which will not download). Any other suggestions?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646726)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
No, I do not have a server specified.
This was working yesterday....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646646)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I have over 130 WUs stuck in transfer.
Msg I am getting is:
Bill-AMD6

32 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:22 PM Started download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.188
33 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:22 PM Started download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.190
34 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Temporarily failed download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.188: connect() failed
35 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Backing off 00:08:44 on download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.188
36 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Temporarily failed download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.190: connect() failed
37 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Backing off 00:14:04 on download of 10oc12af.9416.889.438086664195.12.190
38 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Started download of 06au12aa.29186.14795.438086664207.12.193
39 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:30 PM Started download of 10jl12ac.27698.15997.438086664202.12.195
40 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:32 PM Temporarily failed download of 06au12aa.29186.14795.438086664207.12.193: connect() failed
41 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:32 PM Backing off 00:05:09 on download of 06au12aa.29186.14795.438086664207.12.193
42 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:32 PM Temporarily failed download of 10jl12ac.27698.15997.438086664202.12.195: connect() failed
43 SETI@home 2/25/2015 3:55:32 PM Backing off 00:04:38 on download of 10jl12ac.27698.15997.438086664202.12.195
44 2/25/2015 3:55:49 PM Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
45 2/25/2015 3:55:50 PM Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

I am having an ongoing problem with dropping my Internet connection but my other computers are download WUs just fine...only this one is having problems. Since I am able to get on the Internet it must be something that got changed on this computer only. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Splitting an internet feed (Message 1646099)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor

So of course that begs the question ....

Why are these things sold and what are they used for? Blowed if I know!



This allows you to put two phones on the same line. If you have DSL you can filter one side and put a phone there with a landline phone with your modem on the other and all will work just fine. (I even have one that looks like this, basically, that separates the four wires in a phone line.) I used to have two different wired phones and used a single wire for both.

Edit: Sorry Mark, I did not see your post.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Any thoughts upon this one? (Message 1644149)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Chris,
I have found that when installing multiple updates I often have to restart the computer more that once, in fact often some of the updates will not install the first time...
I do not know if this is your situation or not.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation question (Message 1638188)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
For me that is good to hear, for the project, maybe, now so good.

Thanks
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation question (Message 1638180)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Since bringing this computer back online it seems to be doing quite well. Perhaps I am oversensitive about errors but is it possible I am correct on this one and the validated ones are both incorrect?
Just asking.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1697885327
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 (Message 1591709)
Posted 25 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Well I recently installed Windows 10 as an upgrade from Win 7. All went well with the exception that it installed Windows graphic drivers and SETI stopped working on the GPU. I just changed the drivers and the GPU is working again.

By the way, this is much better than Win 8.1 for my desktop (which I really did not like at all-I went back to Win 7 on all of them). It shows as Win 8.1 in my account for now.

This is a tech preview and not fully functional but what I see I am really liking.

By the way, all I did before doing the upgrade was to exit BOINC, it started up again on its own after to upgrade finished.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Max temp for getting the normal life out of a video card? (Message 1582582)
Posted 6 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
You should be moving hot air out of the case via the radiators not blowing it back in - the idea is to get the whole system as cool as possible.


I know this seems like what you want to do but it is better the other way, bringing the coolest air in through the radiator into the case. This is because you have the coolest air possible cooling the coils that go to cool your electronics. If you have a complete water cooled system this is especially important. Taking the hot air from inside the computer to cool the radiator really makes no sense.

I only cool my cpu with the radiator and then I rely on the other fans to exhaust the heat from inside my case. This gives me the coolest cpu temperature possible. The gpu's cool from their fans and the fans that both bring in air and exhaust the air through the case. Keeping the air moving through the case really helps.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Apologies to my wing persons (Message 1517926)
Posted 18 May 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I have transferred my toaster credit to your account. RIP
16) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher (Message 1516972)
Posted 16 May 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I know my AMDs run hot. My computer room is getting very hot in what is only supposed to be Spring temps here. I try to use efficient cooling on the CPUs. Now here comes the "monkey wrench", as we say, I am running two different temperature monitoring programs they differ by 20C as to what the temperature is. I try to keep the temps below 80C as the computer self protects above that and shuts down.


Just for your information Bill.
A FX CPU for example shuts down at 71°C.

I did not know that as I have seen CPU temps over 90C on two of my computers when the computer room is way overheated. I take immediate action when I see that.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher (Message 1516929)
Posted 16 May 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I know my AMDs run hot. My computer room is getting very hot in what is only supposed to be Spring temps here. I try to use efficient cooling on the CPUs. Now here comes the "monkey wrench", as we say, I am running two different temperature monitoring programs they differ by 20C as to what the temperature is. I try to keep the temps below 80C as the computer self protects above that and shuts down.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Did the work unit limit change? (Message 1515427)
Posted 13 May 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Confirmed, it is per GPU regardless of vendor.

Still 100 per CPU - no change. For single CPU hosts, at least.

That is what I am getting and my GPUs are the same on each of my computers.
So 300 tasks per computer for me.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Help: after WIN7 switching MAX GPU 75% (Message 1508157)
Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Before: Zotac 9800GT, TDP 125 watts, purchase price (Jan 2009) GBP 77.47 before sales tax.
After: Gainward 'golden sample' GTX 750Ti, TDP 60 watts, purchase price GBP 99.75

Richard, what GFLOP rating does BOINC give for your 750Ti? I replaced a GT 440 with an EVGA "Super-clocked" 750Ti today (because my proprietary [(hp)] rig doesn't have any PCI-e power connectors). BOINC reported 311 GFLOP for the 440, which agrees with the figure on the Wiki NVIDIA GPU page, but that gives 1306 for the 750Ti while BOINC reports 2406.

Boinc reports 2082 GFLOP on my 750TI and that is not overclocked.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 8.1 Issues and Questions. (Message 1508154)
Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Just coming on here but having read all you have done so far I just wanted to be sure of what you have done, or are doing.
Disconnect the old HD and install the new one.
Then try a startup boot with the DVD in your drive.....you do not need any drivers for this to happen......there is no reason to try to install the new DVD drive to the XP HD.
Make it as simple as you can to start, old computer, new HD and DVD with the 8.1 disk installed in the DVD when you turn it on.


Next 20

Copyright © 2015 University of California