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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Experience (Message 1642889)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
LOL, upping the ante.
Using 7-zip, I unpacked all files from the Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe archive.
I then put them all back into a 7-zip archive, and set SFX on (Self-extracting archive). Named this 15.9MB (16,326KB) version also Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe and uploaded that into Virustotal: Detection ratio: 3 / 57.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some options for cooling alternative paste (Message 1642094)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well... I rummaged around in all of the pots and small containers that we have containing screws, bolts, washers and all that loose stuff you constantly lose when you (re)build your PCs. I found a small tube of Zalman zinc oxide thermal grease in it.

Can remember I didn't like the stuff, don't know why. Probably because it's white. But given that I don't have a good alternative...

Put it on, put the system back together (7th time tonight), started her up.
Idle temp 19C.
MP4 video in Media Player Classic 36C.
Flash video in browser 38C.

So I guess I got it fixed.
But thanks Jason for the hand on my shoulder. :)

I'll go take her for a test ride, what shall I watch?
Shanghai Knights or Dirty Dozen: The deadly mission?
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some options for cooling alternative paste (Message 1642081)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
Found the problem with the tape, it had air bubbles. That will do it.
So, will mill around for 15 minutes waiting for possibilities.

Does that need to be mint toothpaste, or can we use dental paste as well? ;-)
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some options for cooling alternative paste (Message 1642076)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
This afternoon I finally changed the fan of the TV server for a new one, an Arctic GT 11 rev.2
Had some trouble getting the push-pins to work around the heatsink, but in the end it sat snug and so I put all cables back in and turned it on. Enormous racket. For a silent cooling solution, it was making quite a lot of noise. Aye, it did cool all right, but really, the noise was louder than the Intel fan had sounded. I also noticed the fan running at only full speed, 2100 rpm.

So I installed Speedfan and turned the speed of the fan down. Even at 300 rpm the racket stayed loud. 62 dBA loud. We could hear it in the kitchen, through two doors and a hallway. I also noticed a tingling sound, as if metal was bouncing around in there.

After 45 minutes of trying to reseat it and putting new cooling paste on, I gave up, packed the thing in and returned it to the store. The store gave me two old Intel fans along, one with a big copper base and one similar to what I had before.

Tried the copper heatsink... didn't fit. Definitely not one for a socket 1156, its push-pins just ran short 2 mm on all sides. So I then tried the other fan... what? Same problem, didn't want to fit.

Knowing my luck, I'd already bought some bicycle oil, so I started oiling my old fan. Put it back together and replaced two of the broken push-pins with parts from the replacement fans. At this point I found that we didn't have any cooling paste anymore, but Holly did have Akasa thermal adhesive tape. I cut a piece out of it, stuck it on the heatsink base and put the computer back together.

Started it up, sounds nice and quiet.
But... it's running 65C idle. I turned the fan speed up to 90% and managed to get it down to 47C. Still not good, as before it was 27C idle. Running just a Flash video in the browser will give temperatures of 105C -- yep, the maximum for the i3-530.

So, in a moment I'm going to take that machine apart again and taking that tape off, as it's really not doing its business. What alternate can I use for cooling paste, though? I've read that people use petroleum jelly, but the only version I have of that is something called udder ointment (uierzalf), which is petroleum jelly with paraffin, a bacterium killing bit and sheep fat. Not sure if that can be used.

So if not, what else can I use? It's just past eleven thirty in the evening, so no option for me to hop to a store and get something else.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Experience (Message 1641439)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
Something's afoot. I downloaded the file from Crunchers Anonymous and then uploaded and reran it through VirusTotal. Outcome: Detection ratio: 7 / 57.

Ikarus Win32.SuspectCrc Jiangmin Backdoor.Win32.Yoddos.an McAfee Artemis!060E0553B4E7 Norman Suspicious_Gen5.AWBHN Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.75f Symantec WS.Reputation.1 TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V1208
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Jst a cupple of Questions. (Message 1641271)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
So unless you can find PS3s with the right firmware that never get updated, it is no longer possible to crunch on a PS3.

Even if you manage to find a PS3 with the correct firmware, it is no longer possible to use it, because the available PS3 science applications are Seti (5.27) and Astropulse v5 (5.03 and 5.06).
27) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639488)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
A High end GPU like a Tesla might eek out 200K hashes/s. Versus a USB stick ASIC that runs 2G hashes/sec & costs around $30.

I said that they looked like Teslas to me, I didn't say they were. And apparently they aren't. In the video there's speak of those 900 broken Avalons, which are 40nm ASICs.

Seeing how they have 900 broken ones and they're earning 4,050 BTC a month, I don't think they'll have trouble paying the 13 BTC that Avalon is asking for 2,500 of their second generation units.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639477)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
If it were that profitable to do so, it would be on everybody's agenda.

Thus far, at a 4,000+ Bitcoins per month for each farm (so times 6), it's been pretty profitable for these guys (a monthly gross of $1.5 million). Their only cost, $80,000 a month for electricity and the machines (but saying nothing about them, what's in them). I think that's the thing that stops most of us dead in our tracks.

Nothing said about the 4 man crew that eat, live and sleep there on the server floor to keep track of everything and step in to go fix things when they break.

Too bad they didn't really say what they run inside those servers, although they did look to me like 4 Teslas.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639412)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
But then, when you see a server farm such as the one in this video (that's one farm out of six!) do all that work to mine 25 Bitcoins a day, you may wonder if it's even worth the electricity these days to try to mine some.
30) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Mac not using(Downloading) CUDA tasks (Message 1638910)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, first off the tasks your computer is downloading at the moment are VLARs which do not go to any GPU at all as GPUs cannot crunch these without lots of problems. But second off, as you can see in the Seti applications page, the only tasks that run on the GPU on a Mac are the Astropulse v7 tasks, and those aren't available, what with their database trouble and such.
So the only tasks your Mac will get at the moment are for CPU.
31) Questions and Answers : Web site : Web site errors (Message 1637818)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
Forwarded to behind the scenes.

And fixed 15 minutes later.
32) Questions and Answers : Web site : "Find a team" notices (Message 1637052)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
Fixed. Filling in nothing at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team.php, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/user_search.php or http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_search.php now returns anything added in the past minutes, hours and days.
33) Questions and Answers : Web site : RSS Feed (Message 1637050)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
Should be fixed.
34) Questions and Answers : Web site : RSS Feed (Message 1637043)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
Forwarded to behind the scenes.
35) Questions and Answers : Web site : "Find a team" notices (Message 1637042)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
Forwarded to behind the scenes.
36) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Optimizing & Dowloads (Message 1636794)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
this is telling me there is major problems trying to use the GPU.
i cant update drivers,i get other display issues with the new ones.
so unless there is a way to optimize the GPU, i may have to abort GPU tasks.

The default preference setting for using the GPU is when the system isn't used by anyone. It was set that way because of the lag/drag that will occur when you run calculations on the GPU. This has always been the case, it won't change in the future. Although it does seem to depend on the task and the angle range it was recorded at.

In any case, the best advice is to reset the GPU preference to let BOINC only use it when the computer is idle, and set Activity for the GPU to "Run based on preferences".
37) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Optimizing & Dowloads (Message 1636705)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
In the mean time, try changing the DNS server entries. Perhaps that your ISP has a problem with one of the Seti download servers and not the other.
Best change the DNS entries in both Windows AND the modem/router you have.

Good ones are those from Google:
Address 1: 8.8.8.8
Address 2: 8.8.4.4

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305553 for how to change the DNS servers in Windows XP.
38) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Optimizing & Dowloads (Message 1636344)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
The lowest result was downloads were 5 Mbps and uploads were 1 Mbps.
And best result was downloads were 15 Mbps and uploads were 3 Mbps.

Just for clarification, and also because you said something different in this post in your other thread: what do you mean with Mbps?

In the other post you said you download at 3 MB/s, which means 3 megabytes per second. Here you say you download with anything between 5 and 15 megabits per second. Is that what you really mean with the Mbps? Or did you mean MB/sec with all those before?

Table, Mbps divided by 8 == MB/sec.
1 Mbps = 125 KB/sec.
3 Mbps = 375 KB/sec.
5 Mbps = 625 KB/sec.
15 Mbps = 1,875 KB/sec.

So reverse,
3 MB/sec = 24 Mbps.

My internet connection is high speed cable

Which tells us exactly nothing. What is the speed your ISP says you have? Your ISP will advertise in Megabits per second.

E.g. my ISP advertises my line as 180Mbits/8Mbits. It's also cable.
Steam will upload (so I will download) games to me at 22.3MB/sec. That's very close to what I pay for.
39) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC Messages tab. (Message 1636080)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
Just setting the browser itself to be the default browser doesn't help, you'll have to tell Windows which browser is your default browser, through the "Program Access and Computer Defaults" option: How to set up your default browser in Windows?
40) Questions and Answers : Web site : What happened to my statistics? (Message 1635832)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Ageless
Merging or deleting accounts under BOINC is not possible.
Besides, the new account you posted with initially had no computers associated with it, and thus no credits.


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