Posts by Cliff Harding

1) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA Driver 388.13 Crashing/Recovering... (Message 1955556)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I have one very important question -- why are you running GTX 1050s under 388.13, which is almost a year old (10 Oct, 2017)? I venture that if you upgrade your driver to at least 391.01 (26 Feb, 2018) you will have better success.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA Driver 388.13 Crashing/Recovering... (Message 1955052)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Check for those dastardly dust bunnies. Over the weekend my twin EVGA GTX 750Ti on my i7/7700K was crashing and bringing down the system, but only when crunching data. I blew out the dust bunnies and even took a tooth pick to clean out between the cooling vanes. When the system came back up, temps dropped 10c. BTW, I'm using the 391.01 driver.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : 20th Anniversary !! (Message 1952299)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Four years ago, we all banded together and got T-shirts for our 15th anniversary. I thought I whould start a new thread to what ideas we can come up with for our 20th. Who wants to be FIRST??
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1952296)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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19 years - has it really been that long? Or is it that this olde man is finally showing his age (74 in a couple of months)?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1951197)
Posted 21 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Having the advantage of being RETIRED, I allocated a block of time to watch the live GamesCom 2018 stream yesterday just to see the Nvidia announcements, and most of what is being speculated about RTX is true. The visual effects of what was being displayed with TRX being turned on/off, it'is selectable, anything but astonishment. It's like watching something with one eye close and the other barely open, then with both eyes fully open. Truly amazing and I'm watching all of this on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, image if I was watching all of this on a 4K screen. Jensen did say that they locked down the fps to 60 because of the screen they were display everything on. I would love to know how the Turing or the RTX aspects will affect SETI crunching, but I anyone has $1K for a RTX 2080 Ti, to give to an olde man to try, I will surely make a serious stab at it.

Here's a link to the live stream to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG2wVjQUr3c on You Tube. Unless you are really interested in watching the complete 6 hrs., forward to Jensen Huang 's keynote speech @ 1:26:26. ENJOY!!!

Watch out for the GPUs that they put together to use as a super computer for the deep learning for the end point GPUs. List price @ $68K for the whole beast. If I had the money I would grab it in a instant just to crunch SETI, regardless of how Turing or TRX affects crunching SETI. I'll worry about the electric bill later. I'll probably have to go solar to afford the juice.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1948884)
Posted 10 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Happy B-Day Petri, you make me feel like an olde man at 73!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1946682)
Posted 28 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I'm curious as to when the next version of Lunatics, beta or otherwise, will be released? Does anyone have an idea of when or has development ground to a halt?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : What's with the server stats? (Message 1944965)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I looked at the server stats this morning prior to the weekly shutdown and just now saw that the displayed work units and results awaiting DB purge are the same now as this morning.

work units awaiting db purge -> 0, 1,165, 1,461,202
results awaiting db purge ------> 71, 2702, 2.999,881

I thought that db purge was one of the functions of the weekly maintenance? And, what's with the v7 Astropulse (71) results still being on the database? How long has it been since there was even a rumor of a v7 work unit?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942615)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.


After many days the problem was found and corrected. The shadowcopy size determined by Windoze was too small. Deleted all shadow copies and resized the shadowcopy to 2% (2.37GB).
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942317)
Posted 2 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942248)
Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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You're right - the 750s are for crunching and the iGPU (HD630) is the monitor. The sfc /scannow only repaired something for One Drive which I don't use. As far as TrustedInstaller is concerned, it could hang at any time during an install, sometimes in the middle and others at the end. I don't know enough about the event viewer to decipher what is going on with it or what to look for. BTW, nothing is wrong with the 750s, they are running purrrfectly.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942210)
Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Most everything is working as it should as far as I can tell now. My main problem is that TrustedInstaller keeps hanging. I've replaced suspected files and registry items via M$S partner Reimage software. It worked for awhile, but then went south again. Any ideas?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941983)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The bios on my most recent mobo has an option to set a delay before it starts up the OS boot. So you can make it wait a little before it takes off into the OS.



What mobo is that?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941942)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The problem is not whether I had a discrete card in or not. The problem was the UEFI is so fast that I couldn't get to the menu by either F2 or the delete key. Regardless how hard I tried it always ended up going to the OS. By pulling the battery and clearing the CMOS it sent everything back to the basics. Once that was done, getting to the menu easy. I then had to change the boot the boot sequence from UEFI to the Boot manager on the system drive. Somehow it got changed to boot straight UEFI, which as we all know is ultra fast. There was no option to hit F2 or delete, just a black screen until the post finished and the OS started.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941901)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I was FINALLY able to install the 391.01 driver and am now crunching.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941887)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Since all else has failed, including all suggestions mentioned here, I went with the last ditch effort. I shut it Down , unplugged it and waited 10 minutes, then removed the CMOS battery and cleared the CMOS by pulling the jumper, which sent everything back to the basics. I had to plug one monitor into a 750Ti and the other into the onboard iGPU. As it turned out the 750 that I had to use was NOT the one that I would normally use for the primary. When I turned on the machine, I got a basic screen that allowed me to get to the menu and change the source for the primary monitor. My next challenge is to get the nVidia drivers to install. Something in the system keeps hanging, I think it's the install service for if I bring up the task manager and look at the 'services' tab, the service has stopped. But I'll keep trying.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941846)
Posted 29 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Does anyone know how to access the UEFI bios menu in win 10. The suggested ways don't work, and I'm at my wits end. I have to change my primary monitor to use the onboard iGPU (HD630) instead of my GTX 750 Ti. It's holding up me getting back to crunching. I also have to reinstall by GPU drivers, but can't do that until I change to monitor source.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1941692)
Posted 28 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I'm somewhat back in business. The main problem now is that whatever I try I can't get the Intel Ethernet drivers to install properly, but I'm still trying.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1941604)
Posted 28 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Have been down for the last several days. Update to version 1803 has basically bricked my machine.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1937259)
Posted 26 May 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Another 1804 issue reported, though very rare, is that the update may erroneously assign a hard drive letter to the hidden 450mb Win partition, causing it to mess up drive assignments and report a low disk space error on that partition.
Solution is to remove the assignment of a drive letter to that partition, either via command line or from windows.
Haven't seen this; just saw mention of it on Tom's Hardware.


I ran across this problem, it showed as a virtual drive which would increase over time, and if I remember correctly I was able to delete it but I can't exactly remember how. I do remember that I had to go to the web to find the answer, and I think it had something to do with the registry. The only other problem that I had was with 3.0 USB. Until then, the 3.0 USB ports were backward compatible and I had an 2.0 external Blu-Ray drive using a 3.0 port, which became unusable after the update as the system would not recognize it. I did find a 3.0 external enclosure ( NextStar DX) that uses an existing internal Blu-Ray/DVD drive and outputs it via the 3.0/3.1 USB with the same performance as if it was still an internal drive.


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