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41) Questions and Answers : Windows : a little lost (Message 1504799)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile arkayn
Guys, the data directory is the root directory of the d: drive, something that Windows doesn't like. I have detailed before in another post how to fix that, but can't link to it as I swipe this from my phone.

Edit: thanks Arkayn.

No problem, I did a google search for GPU detection failed :error type 1 and found that thread.
42) Questions and Answers : Windows : a little lost (Message 1504551)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile arkayn
Correct it's a desktop, the processer does have a gpu, but I'm running all graphics from a dedicated video card. I'm not too sure how I would turn it off. S, no I haven't disabled it. Or I haven't purposely. The video card is Geforce 8800 GTS with the most recent driver ( There is a Radon R7 in the mail, so there'll be a new set of hardware and drivers to deal with next week. I reinstalled the manager with out the services, but still not detection of a gpu.

The VirtualBox was for other Bionic programs, but I'm not running them any more. Is that causing an issue?

4/15/2014 3:55:38 PM | | Data directory: D:\
4/15/2014 3:55:38 PM | | GPU detection failed. error code 1

That is another known issue as documented in this thread.

Easiest solution is to make a new folder on that drive, move all the BOINC contents into that folder and do another reinstall and point to the new folder.
43) Questions and Answers : Windows : stuck running cpu benchmark (Message 1504550)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile arkayn
Probably the easiest fix would be to disable the benchmark entirely.

This is what I have in my cc_config.xml file. It goes into the BOINC data folder.

44) Questions and Answers : Windows : a little lost (Message 1504502)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile arkayn
Hey guys, I just changed my motherboard and popped in a new processer, not I'm overwhelmed with computation errors and my gpu disappeared. (it's the same card as I had before.) after a few reinstalls, I cant fetch tasks.

any ideas?

4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.42 for windows_intelx86
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Running as a daemon
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Data directory: D:\
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Running under account boinc_master
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | No usable GPUs found
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Host name: Ambience-PC
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Processor: 4 AuthenticAMD AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1]
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm svm sse4a osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 tce tbm topx page1gb rdtscp
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Ultimate x86 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Memory: 3.23 GB physical, 6.45 GB virtual
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Disk: 225.52 GB total, 1.46 GB free
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | VirtualBox version: 4.2.16
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | SETI@home | URL; Computer ID 7236193; resource share 100
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Reading preferences override file
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Preferences:
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | max memory usage when active: 1652.15MB
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 2973.88MB
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | max disk usage: 4.78GB
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | max CPUs used: 3
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | | Not using a proxy
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/15/2014 2:18:10 PM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/15/2014 2:18:13 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

You installed BOINC as a service, that does not allow you to use the GPU.

You will need to uninstall BOINC, then reinstall and go into the advanced options and deselect the service install option.
45) Message boards : Number crunching : Issues with Lunatics site ? (Message 1504438)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile arkayn
I can still reach it, but I have it in my hosts file and I also have the google dns server added.
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Issues with Lunatics site ? (Message 1503599)
Posted 103 days ago by Profile arkayn
... at the moment like a turn light, works - works not - works - works not ...


Did you try to access directly with the IP adress?
All is working from here.

Best bet is to add that to your hosts file.
47) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1501544)
Posted 108 days ago by Profile arkayn
How do you do that. I have just been running as is. I haven't been doing any special things. I just put in the card and started crunching.

You can get some info from this thread.
I have this running as my app_config.xml

48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1501396)
Posted 108 days ago by Profile arkayn
Older picture of me, probably around 2009. It is in my user profile.

49) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1501395)
Posted 108 days ago by Profile arkayn
How many WU's were you running on the 550Ti?

You should be able to run at least 2 at a time on the 750Ti.
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (88) Server Problems? (Message 1500995)
Posted 109 days ago by Profile arkayn
Shorty storm and no AP!!
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Issues with Lunatics site ? (Message 1500509)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile arkayn
I was also cut off from, the DNS servers for two different ISPs were not able to resolve it and at the time I checked yesterday was also unable to. However, using a Google public DNS did work:


Non-authoritative answer:

I already had the IP address in my hosts file but it was commented out. Enabling it restored my access to the site.

I had to change one of my DNS servers a couple of days ago as I was unable to load any sites except for a couple that I had in cache. Once I added back in the google DNS, all site worked just fine again.
52) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.2.47 (Message 1500504)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile arkayn
I'm surprised that urge me to update to boinc ver. 7.2.47. Because when you look at "all version" is the next version is 7.3.11 (development (March 10, 14)) and the recommended is 7.2.42 (28 February 14)

There is no 7.2.47 build, 7.2.42 is the most recent stable build.
You can see all of the builds here...;O=D
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1499988)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile arkayn
I live in Oregon, two blocks from the sea. If you live here, it's part of life. The recent activity has worried me some. The tsunami sirens will only go off if there's time to evacuate. The rule is: if you feel it, run for it; the sirens won't be activated. Believe it or not, some towns have chosen to turn their sirens off completely, to "save money," with the excuse that other means of communication will warn folks. That's a joke. We held a tsunami drill with an airplane droning overhead, making announcements, and you couldn't understand a word, due to echo. Duh! They just don't want tourists alarmed by the regular tests of the sirens. I spoke with a TV crew that was down here filming a story, and to a person, they said if they lived here, they'd want a siren.

I've lived inland, and have felt several fairly large ones, including one from Seattle, but most local. That video of the bison running is very interesting and disturbing. We're 300 years overdue here at the coast, according to geological records. Guess if it happens, it happens, and we'll deal with it as best we can. The upside is that we'll have front row seats to a major historical event. Not that I want to, mind you.

Additionally, the video displayed above was actually taken more than two weeks before the 30 March 2014 earthquake that triggered fears of an upcoming eruption at Yellowstone and shows bison running into the park, not away from it:
Leo Leckie, a sales associate of the nonprofit Yellowstone Assn. ... shot the video, which lasts 1 minute and 9 seconds and was originally posted March 14 on his Facebook page under the title, "Yellowstone bison on the run for the joy of Spring."

"Those bison were running for the sake of running," Leckie said in an interview. "There was nothing chasing them. There was no mudslide. They were just running."

Added Leckie: "And they were running into the park, not away from it."
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1499718)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile arkayn
As I mentioned recently in another thread, the only quake I was aware of as it happened was a few years ago. I happened to be awake for no good reason and I heard stuff rattling a little. Didn't feel anything, but I thought "that must have been an earthquake!" It was 4am and the news was just coming on, so I turned on the TV and in a few minutes they confirmed it: a 4.1 centered near Pingree Grove, west of Elgin.

There have been two or three others in my lifetime, but I didn't notice them when they happened.

A tornado went through town when I was in 4th grade. About the only damage was to the roof of the Racquet Club. I was under my desk at school. My mother was in a Chinese restaurant within a mile of the Racquet Club. The staff didn't say anything until she left.

These are the ones that I have felt.
55) Message boards : Number crunching : Dreaming of a new computer.. Any ideas? (Message 1499124)
Posted 113 days ago by Profile arkayn
If you absolutely have to have an AMD then go with the FX. But I can tell you that I have both an FX AMD (8 core) and and i5(4 core). When I bought that FX it was top of the line for a new build. The i5 was in a store bought computer. What have I seen? The i5 is more than twice as fast as the FX AMD in crunching both MB and astropulses. Given what I have seen over the past 5 months, I'd go back and make all my chips intels, even though they tend to run hotter. Now, if you are not planning on using the chip for crunching or if you are only going to use it partially, then as Juan says, go with some good Nvidia GPUs. I have both an AMD 4 core and AMD 8 core. I plan on upgrading my 4 core to and 8 core plus put in a liquid radiator cooler just like my other 8 core. That way I have 4 cores just to feed the 4 GPUs and 4 left over to do some crunching. The AMD 4 core I found isn't cutting it so now I'm going to stop all CPU work units till then. Which Nvidias? Depends on how much you want to spend and how many slots you have on your Motherboard and/if you plan on doing any modifications once you get it. This is where you tell us what you are thinking...Beware that the FX chips only work on a select few Motherboards.

For the PSU, I like the following link. Here you can play with the different options and see what your unit will need as far as power.

PS... Crossfire and SLI aren't important in Seti, so don't worry about those things.

My own personal preferences on GPUs. I have a couple of GTX 650 Ti Boost but they don't make those any more. Now I'm really excited by the GTX 750 Ti Superclocked (have some of these too). They are relatively cheap, don't use a lot of power (get power from the PCI-e slot) and are as fast or in 1 case faster than my 650s. If cost is not an issue..then GTX 780's Ti are top of the line, GTX 770 next then the GTX 660s.(These will require extra power in the form of 6-8 pin connectors from your PSU) What are your thoughts?


The GTX760 is just slightly slower than the GTX670.
56) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher (Message 1498614)
Posted 114 days ago by Profile arkayn
I have this one installed on my FX-4100.
57) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1497698)
Posted 117 days ago by Profile arkayn
Validation pending (3478)... did i need to say anything else?

Validation pending (618), only one machine though.
58) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1496070)
Posted 120 days ago by Profile arkayn
With a little push of retry, I am getting some to upload.

59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts III (Message 1496068)
Posted 120 days ago by Profile arkayn
The weather guessers say that starting Thursday we will be in the 40's Untill Wednesday. Thats as far as the 7 day went. A whole week above freezing? I cant belive it. Just got my propane bill another 171 gallons deliverd.
We have rain forcasted also. I hope it helps melt more snow.

I use about 90 gallons a year.
60) Message boards : Number crunching : AP r2083 (Message 1489952)
Posted 131 days ago by Profile arkayn
Did i miss something?
Is there anywhere an AP6 r2083 (or later) version for Nvidia available?
I only got AP6 r2058 running.

Not yet.
We are working on new builds.
After additinal testing i will make them available.

We are up around r2167 currently, I am running a r2165 build on my 2 GPU's.

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