Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1940257)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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I agree it is possible.
However since that brief incident it has not happened again. I am in fact thinking about trying to up the clocks a bit to performance settings and see what happens.
And again, HOWEVER, temps are rising here and I am afraid to do so. I have the A/C running in the small passageway that the computers are in but it is not that good a unit and it was built in when I had the garage and mud room built.
So for now I will be happy that all it running well.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1940222)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Sorry for this late reply, but I have been busy elsewhere.

Recently, I had one computer with a similar problem of the clock randomly jumping forward or back, and not just a few minutes but years. It turned out that my CMOS battery had given out, and even though power was being supplied 24/7, the clock wasn't getting any of it. Replaced the battery and the problem stopped.

By the by, it was a stock configuration, no OC.

That would be doubtful as the system is less than a year old.
Thanks for thinking of me.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1940221)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Managed 12 for the 18th here.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1940059)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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34 on the 17th here.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1939915)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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2 on the 16th here, but there were 11 on the 15th.
and they continue to download.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1939296)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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16 arrived here for the 12th UTC with just 2 left to return.

Cheers.

Same number here.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1939217)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Managed 22 here.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1939081)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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11 picked up here.

Just the luck of the draw, but as Wiggo said, the more requests the better the chance to pick up some.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938795)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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1 resend for the 8th.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938645)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Good way to set up.
1 resend here.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938536)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Only 8 here, but I had an interesting thing happen...…..I had a fuse blow and my main computer continued on battery UPS. I turned it off. But it seems that when I recently moved computers around I left the cable from the UPS plugged into a different computer and I did not notice that it turned off that computer. More lost computer time. I really need to get that power straightened out and that computer off an extension cord (I was not thinking when I turned on the air compressor. but I was able to change the blades on the mower)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938369)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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11 for me.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938282)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Managed 15 here. Just shows the luck of the draw.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938253)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Sounds good and likely.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938243)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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And scrambled video drivers would probably account for the errored WUs. Running Win10 pro you can use the Group Policy Editor to stop Windows Update from doing any driver updates.
How to stop Windows Update from updating drivers.

I had done this in the past when I set up the computer but apparently it got changed along the way. Thanks for reminding me again. I would like to say that I always reload the NVidia drivers after each update, just to be on the safe side. This computer is on the normal update path. I do have two other computers which are on the Fast Track.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938239)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Another thought to put into the melting pot...
A few years ago I had an overclocked computer that would periodically loose track of "clock face" time. The description in your first post is very much the same as I was seeing, PC time was skipping around and causing things to happen in the future or past in a fairly random manner. In your case you are seeing automatic calls for work going out from your computer far too soon (184 seconds instead of >500 seconds). The annoying thing in tracking this problem down is that it is neither consistent nor permanent - I didn't know exactly what was going on until I was at the PC when the displayed time dropped back by a couple of minutes, then a few minutes later jumped ahead of itself.

Yes Rob, but how did you fix it. Do you remember?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1938199)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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8 here as well.,
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938172)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Did you change to enable the HPET clock by chance? What does bcedit /enum say?

No, no changes there. (and is that a RUN command, I have not tried it, remember I am on W10)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938171)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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And i'm not sure what all those errored WUs are about.


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Or have you already done that? I found some more recent WUs that haven't errored out.

Those might have been happening when the system might have overheated on a warm day when I was not at home to cool things down. Just do not know.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Timer/Clock problems (Message 1938170)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill G Special Project $75 donor
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Also CPU runtimes are also longer than I would have expected.
You have 32GB of RAM, how many modules have you used for that?
Ideally, 8*4GB DIMMs. If it's 4*8GB DIMMs, you need to check you have them in the correct slots for best memory performance (also for 2*16GB DIMMs). Different number of memory modules, different slots should be used for best memory throughput.

Grant, thanks for all the hints. I really appreciate them.
My memory in 4 X 8 and they are in the correct slots. My run times seem to me to be consistent with what they were.

Basically I had to reinstall Lunatics and the drivers to get it working. Still had clock problems but it seemed to be working. I had almost no time to devote to the computer but seemed to be forced into it by a power hit. The computer kept running on battery but I had a bit of free time so I started with a reboot and BIOS reset to DEFAULT. On that reboot the W10 update decided to install so that blew me away for another day as I was again out. Finally managed to again reload the drivers after the update installed and the system seems to be running OK now. I am certain that the video drivers were somehow blown up several times and the system would come up and start running and then all of a sudden the drivers would be gone.

I am going to let things run for awhile before I go back in and play with clock speeds.

Again thanks, I checked everything you suggested.

My app_comfig is the same as yours.


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