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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Some sad news I need to pass on... (Message 1655164)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
May good thoughts be remembered of such a wonderful, amazing woman. What a wonderful and interesting mother you had Richard. May peace follow you and yours.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1651666)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
NO he is running CPU as well, but his GPU is throwing the errors.

P.S. This is not a Panic Server Problem.....
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1649150)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think my status has been upgraded to being in SETI Hell verses merely AP Hell. AP Hell is just where your worse nightmares are experienced, ie things being lost during reshuffling. In SETI Hell you get to stare at amazement at a Cricket graph that shows normal traffic while none of your three computers can receive any work. According to the SSP 'Results received in last hour: 37,700', it seems some people are getting work while others aren't. Is anyone here getting any work? My three machines have been out for a day now.

No work here. I have no idea what the Cricket graphs are talking about.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1649143)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
So was this before or after they brought the 2nd download server on line?
Not entirely sure when that occurred.

EDIT: 2 March at 8:38 PM which would be 1:38 on 3 March UTC is when the downloading started.

But as a sidebar my kitchen TV which is a Smart TV and should connect to the Internet on it own would not connect. It would connect to the router but could not connect to the Internet. It also is now working. I do not know if this means anything or not, or even if it is related but is sure seems to be.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1648845)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Well after, long after, the reset I did yesterday Lost Tasks started to download and heading the list were some vlar's which were not downloaded because they had timed out. After that I go downloads and downloads, over 100 errored out because of being abandoned. Then my cache filled and the computer has been happily generating heat and completed WU's ever since.

But the computer did connect to start downloading software before it went on to the WU's.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1648844)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Not exactly back up, look at the server status and the Cricket graphs.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647966)
Posted 27 days 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.....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647803)
Posted 28 days 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.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1647111)
Posted 29 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.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646919)
Posted 26 Feb 2015 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.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646918)
Posted 26 Feb 2015 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.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646882)
Posted 26 Feb 2015 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?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646726)
Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
No, I do not have a server specified.
This was working yesterday....
14) Message boards : Number crunching : One Computer will not download (Message 1646646)
Posted 25 Feb 2015 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.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Splitting an internet feed (Message 1646099)
Posted 24 Feb 2015 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.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Any thoughts upon this one? (Message 1644149)
Posted 19 Feb 2015 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.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation question (Message 1638188)
Posted 6 Feb 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
For me that is good to hear, for the project, maybe, now so good.

Thanks
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation question (Message 1638180)
Posted 6 Feb 2015 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
19) 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.
20) 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.


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