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1) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1780718)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Ok, I have a problem, win 7 pro x64 says I can't install cause I have an editing bios which requires a gpt partition and not an mbr disk partition, if I go gbt I lose files, like email and paint shop pro 4.12, etc, etc, etc...

Why am I going this route? Cause my win 7 pro Installation blue screens, even in every version of safe mode...


I have had this problem a number of times. The only solution that I have found is to use an external drive to make a backup of my files and then do what the install wants. After that you can bring the files back. If you are using Win7 you can use the WET method, Windows Easy Transfer. That can copy your files and settings and bring them into your new install.

I have spent days getting UFEI to properly see all my drives, both HD and Optical as it will tell me the Optical drive is not UFEI one time, and the next reboot it will be UFEI. I have not figured out what it is, except maybe my MBs are early UFEI and do not offer all the options that are now available.

WET is used on the old running drive first, before anything else is done. The program is found on the OS disk, or installed on your system already.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1779995)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor

This might seem stupid, but I put a grain of rices worth on the center of the cpu and let the block spread the compound, since I swapped cpus, I will get 100% coverage before any power is applied.


Not true, you need to spread the paste, usually with something like a credit card to insure the minimum amount between the cooler and the CPU chip itself. There is not guarantee that it will spread on its own.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1779933)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor


The pic shows that about 70%-75% of the cpu is covered.


The amount should be right but did you spread I? I am sure instructions call for that. You need 100% coverage to insure 100% contact. There can not be gaps in coverage. I have never installed a CPU without spreading the compound.

If that is what the picture shows, it is just plain wrongly applied.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Help (Message 1779150)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
One thing you can do is to pause all the other WUs and the AP will start. You can then resume the other work and in my experience the AP will finish before the GPU is taken over again.

I did notice that you seem to have APs that have finished without problems.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Help (Message 1778893)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
You cant. But the AP will start at some point. I notice that it seems to take at least 2 days for the APs to start running on my computers. I run 2 APs or 3 WU on my GPUs. I know it seems like the APs will never start, but the do.

The AP, when it starts will just suspend the still running WU.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New Greenbank Files (Message 1778744)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor

Talking of NVidia OpenCL apps, has anybody had any problems with the latest drivers, perhaps especially 364.72 for Windows 10?

I've had an email from Jacob Klein, drawing my attention to this POEM project message board thread: Do not use Nvidia driver 364.47. I'm about to try and reproduce his NVidia SDK sample failures, but with the Windows 7 version of the drivers - if I have time, I'll run a SoG bench as well.


I am running 364.72 on one of my computers. I have noticed nothing out of the ordinary so far. (I installed that driver last night as that computer updated (fast track) and I had to reinstall NVIDIA drivers, so I did the latest ones). Hoping all continues to work well.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : New Greenbank Files (Message 1778538)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
It looks like this: blc3_2bit_guppi_57451_19958_HIP62472_0005.15430.0.18.27.64.vlar_1

I have 8 of them on 4 systems.

I am looking at times of 3 hours 10 minutes.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: NVIDIA Pascal details (Message 1777173)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3053600/hardware/apples-aging-mac-pro-is-falling-way-behind-windows-rivals.html?token=%23tk.PCW_nlt_pcw_bestof_html_2016-04-08&idg_eid=a0e1f7b61040fb71f0dec4f3f7f091c8&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20PCWorld%202016-04-08&utm_term=pcw_bestof_html#tk.PCW_nlt_pcw_bestof_html_2016-04-08

Just to add a bit to what is coming (and perhaps going).
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1776709)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.

The irritating thing about that is that it requires a 1TB drive to backup to, even if the Windows partition is just 120GB.

I see that Macrium allows for individual partition imaging and cloning, so you can store multiple images or partitions on a 1TB drive.


I must be doing something wrong as I am using 500GB drives for backup. If you are backing up a 1T drive, it will only restore onto a 1T drive, even if the image size is smaller.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1776630)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Or you could use the built in Windows Image found in Backup on your W7 computer.
I recommend it as well as Macrium.

Test Post... Please forgive..

My Win 7 PC 64-bit crashed bad and I needed a HD re-format. Am now trying to get BOINC and my on-line business working again. I have about 35 programs to load and try to find the registration codes for. A real nightmare!

Sorry for taking up BW.. Just wanted to make sure all aspects of SETI are working for me.

I will shut up now. :)


It might be an idea to grab yourself a free copy of Macrium Reflect, acquire an external HD, and do occasional image backups. It means you can do a full restore in a matter of minutes. No more re-installations.

worth a look, no?

P.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1775735)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Well that was a good run. I got a total of 9. Now the waiting game until more get split.

I am still getting some at this time and the splitters are still turning them out.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1774842)
Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Looks like SSP is stuck again.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1774598)
Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
You're right, they are uploading, just not reporting as of right now.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1774589)
Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Now getting reports that Server is shut down for maintenance. No WUs uploading/downloading.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 900 In Progress (Message 1774543)
Posted 27 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Well one of my computers, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7965534 and this is the new designation, took two real hits last week.
First on a reboot for an update, it errored by saying the HD was no longer UEFI and it could not boot. After spending 3 days trying to restore an image I had, but constantly getting messages about either OS was not UEFI or disk was not UEFI I was able to restore the image. (You see every time I went into the BIOS it would tell me the HDs and DVD would be altering their status as UEFI or not). All this made no sense to me. The image was just going on a month old so I lost all my SETI tasks, but at least I thought I was working again, even if loosing 300 WUs.
Well it happened again on the W7 computer. I then tried to install W7 again but it kept telling me the disk format was incorrect and I kept trying to Clean it without success. Thinking that perhaps this was because the disk did not have SP1 on it I decided to change MBs and processor but the disk was still wrong, so I loaded W10 and it worked.
I then combined computers by name and lost another 300 WUs. Those extra 600 WUs are not all ghosts as there were a lot of them that were waiting for validation but I am sure there be many that will just have to time out.
Sorry to any of you who are waiting on me.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Getting back into it, advice appreciated (Message 1769847)
Posted 5 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor

I did notice that the ram sockets were kind of weird, they only had hold downs on one end instead of both like I am used to. I will have to shut this bad boy down and re-seat them later today, do you know if there is a program that can identify which sockets have RAM recognized, so I'd only have to mess with 2?

Belarc Advisor is what you want. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
17) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Upgrade - need advice (Message 1769750)
Posted 5 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor


I have been looking at GTX750 TI cards and they seem to need an external 150W rated PCIe 6 pin power connector.


Not so, I am running NVIDIA 750Ti's and none of them require external power. They draw their power from the MB bus, running off the PCI-E socket.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1769545)
Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
It will take 10 completed tasks to average and then things will go back to the way they were. Just have to wait for that 11th one.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : How do I get APs running again? (Message 1767017)
Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Try suspending (not aborting!) all the v8 tasks, and see if the APs start then.

Why did I not think to try that???

They are starting to work now. I will let a batch of them finish before I un-suspend the V8 tasks and see what happens. I was getting worried as the due dates seemed to be getting close.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : How do I get APs running again? (Message 1766947)
Posted 22 Feb 2016 by Profile Bill GProject donor
On this host, and my other desktops as well, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6969420 I have a number of APs that are not starting. I must have done something to all of them around the 15th of January.
Any ideas on what I need to do to get these tasks started again? They are just sitting there. The GPUs have been kept busy doing V8 work.
As I said, something must have been done, probably by me, to something.
BOINC starts without error or error message.


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