Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 1080 ti's, but only one seems to work for SETI (Message 1895694)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Just a very basic thought, I lost one of my video cards and did not know it until I saw only one working for SETI. Are you sure both cards are working?

/edit: Scratch that, it looks like SETI sees two cards.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Dead i5 - Seagate ST1000DX 001 Migration Issues (Message 1893640)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Just to add a bit here: when you tried to boot the disk on another MB, did you wait long enough? I moved a OS/HD from one computer to my new TR, it took almost 10 minutes before I got anything on the screen, but the HD was working all that time and it finally booted.

Second, as I think you understand an OEM OS it tied to the MB and changing the MB causes the HD to eventually boot to an "Invalid OS" scenario. This can only be overridden by calling MS. I have always had good luck with them validating the new computer.

I have always had the best luck moving HDs when I move them to a MB of the same manufacturer and the MB drivers are usually much more compatible.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892934)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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and a start delay of 2 for BOINC (so the machine can get past the initial start before trying to run 16+ tasks). You specify the start delay in cc_config.

That's smart for startup with high core count crunchers.

I do not have BOINC start with the turn on of the computer as it keeps getting updates of the OS which can destroy the NVidia drivers, but that is a good thing to keep in mind.
Also, I had to go to 300 sec timer as with 120 the use of the HD only went from 100% to 90%. it now shows normal disk usage of almost nothing.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892905)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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It was being caused by BOINC. I changed the checkpoint timer to 120 and the disk has quieted down.
Thanks again.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892898)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Congrats on getting the TR up and running painlessly. I see you are running the Anonymous platform, I assume via the Lunatics installer. You will do yourself a BIG favor by running back through the installer and choosing the AVX app. Ryzen and TR REALLY love the AVX pathways. Much faster than the SSE3 app. Almost 50% faster.. And with that many cores available, you should be able to do some serious improvement to the system APR. Once you get comfortable with the stock speeds, try for getting the memory clocks up as that really improves the system speed.

Thanks, I have done that. I remember that being said before but I did not remember.
One thing I notice is that I do not think my HD is going to last long as it is constant !00% useage according to Task Manager.......
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892879)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Keith
Congrats, Bill. Hope to see the new cruncher online soon. .

Well it is online.....believe it or not I took the HD out of the old system and put in in the TR and it booted right up. (there were a few problems after that) but it is at least running on 32 cores right now and doing SETI just fine. I had aborted all the WUs before I took the other computer off line about 2 weeks ago so when I started BOINC I got a full 300 WUs in one request
I will not play with timing for a bit, I want it to settle in an get a feel for it.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1892876)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Slow but steady wins the race.
Congratulations.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892292)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Congrats, Bill. Hope to see the new cruncher online soon. I have been lurking on this Threadripper thread at Overclock.net. Lots of good info on this board.
asus-rog-zenith-extreme-x399-threadripper-overclocking-support

[Edit] I think you meant 32GB of memory.

Indeed that is what I meant.
Thanks for that link, I have been looking for a good support link without success.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual E5-2670 vs. Threadripper 16 core ?? (Message 1892241)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have one, almost assembled sitting on the kitchen floor. I bit the bullet and decided not to refit one of my computers that was in desperate need. I hope to apply some power tomorrow after I put in the optical drive from the older system.
I do not expect to get super numbers from it as I will be only using 750Ti to start with. I have no money left for better GPUs. When I get it running on the 750 running I am going to switch in my 1050Ti's.
Oh, only 32K of memory as this is a dedicated cruncher.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1891991)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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........... Seems like the faster a host processes work the more it is ignored.

I have noticed that for some time now but just did not comment. It has always been the case with my computers and there is not that much difference between them.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : help please: GPU missing (Message 1891656)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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How do others cope with the way Windows 10 automatically installs updates? I guess any PC reboot will stop GPU jobs until you log in again?

Remove yourself from the Fast Track and you will only get the full/major updates. When you signed up for Fast Track you gave MS permission to download and reboot your computer.
NOW: What I have done is remove the Auto-restart of BOINC after a re-boot. That means no jobs are lost as I download the drivers before starting BOINC again. I know this looses a bit of crunching time but I think it is better than loosing all the WU's.
Just a note: Full version of Fall update will not be out until October.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 1050ti Optimize (Message 1891635)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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He's running -use_sleep. The 1050Ti should be able to handle 2 at a time

I run 2 at a time on my system with 2 1050Ti's.
(Normal RAC is 32,000. It is a bit lower right now because of down time with W10 upgrades coming every other day it seems)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU tasks failing (Message 1888706)
Posted 8 Sep 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Gentlemen,
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below is a copy of the event diary do you notice anything strange?


7/9/2017 8:35:18 μμ | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.15063.00)
7/9/2017 8:35:18 μμ | | Memory: 4.00 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
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7/9/2017 8:35:24 μμ | | don't use GPU while active
7/9/2017 8:35:24 μμ | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
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7/9/2017 8:41:16 μμ | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
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I would like to suggest that it is best with W10 to have a bit more memory than you do. It will run with your 4G, it would run smoother with a bit more.
Second:You are telling the system to suspend when you hit only 25%. I would eliminate that restriction and see what happens. That would certainly cause the Suspension.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1887588)
Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Creators Update FALL edition is scheduled to release October 10.
Correction: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17.

Boy I wish I did not have double vision in each eye....makes for a lot of read errors.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1887519)
Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I've had no issues with the Creators Update other than it clobbering my video driver- it remained un-changed, but I had to re-install it to get OpenCL to work again.

Grant - Do you have your system set up so that it does not update hardware device drivers? I have mine set to "NO" I've never had a problem with my NVidia drivers with that turned off. BTW, it will be here on the 17th with more bloatware then before. I wish M$S would allow desktop users who have Win 10 Pro installed to deselect 90% of the crap we don't use.

Creators Update FALL edition is scheduled to release October 10. Creators Update is current.
Creators Update is working just fine for me.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1887433)
Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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They are downloading just fine now.......stranger and stranger.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1887382)
Posted 1 Sep 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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All of a sudden my 3 computers are reporting "Computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress"
No new WUs for the GPUs, CPU doing fine.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : nVidia GTX 570 troubleshooting (Message 1886546)
Posted 28 Aug 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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DDU is not required to to a "clean" installation of nVidia or Geforce drivers - use the "advanced" options during installation, which has the option to do a clean installation. This is essential when removing any MS supplied driver, or you are going back in driver version level.
According to the nVidia website the current Geforce/nVidia driver is 385.28 or 3.85.41
There is a "feature" with some of the drivers in the 340 to 370 range that prevents older cards like the GTX570 from running CUDA properly.

Just a personal note: all the latest NVidia drivers remove the old version with the "Default" setting. I have not had to use the Advanced Install for some time now. (and I get a lot of updates from W10)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : So who is going to be a guinea-pig this time?? (Message 1883023)
Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I knew there was something out there, but what I was seeing was that they were adapting the round cooler which did not cover the CPU. Thanks for the additional info.
I may have to bit the bullet sooner than later as I have one system that keeps rebooting one me. I think the first thing I will try next week is a new PS as all temps looks good.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : So who is going to be a guinea-pig this time?? (Message 1882994)
Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I expect to upgrade to Threadripper........but I have not figured out if the XATX board will fit in a ATX case and since there is no water cooling yet being made specifically for this chip, I am going to wait.
What I will be doing is to take down my farm and relying on one computer.
Amazon had it on preorder but now that it is shipping they are out of stock of both the chip and the MB.
There are so many innovations built into the MB that I am anxious to try them.
Release of necessary parts and finances will dictate when I do the upgrade.


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