Posts by Toppie

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc sees only one core of GTX 295. (Message 1178078)
Posted 14 Dec 2011 by Profile Toppie
I have a problem that I only noticed yesterday. Don't know how long
it's been happening.
Boinc sees only one core(?) of my GTX 295.
Two weeks ago there were two.
GPU-Z sees both and reports on temerature, etc.
Everest Ultimate sees both.
I run the latest drivers from Nvidia (uploaded yesterday).
OS is Win Vista Prof x64
Latest opt apps from Lunatics installed. (o.39)
Restarted Boinc. Restared computer.
Downgraded to Boinc 6.10.60.
Any ideas please.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : HE connection problems thread (Message 1145495)
Posted 26 Aug 2011 by Profile Toppie
Same here from South-Africa. Last connected on
22nd August.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway Down since 7/21 (Message 1131290)
Posted 24 Jul 2011 by Profile Toppie
Thank you very much for keeping us informed.
When MW goes offline I get palpitations.. :-)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : For those wondering about Milkyway's status... (Message 1113940)
Posted 6 Jun 2011 by Profile Toppie
MW's board is back up.
No new work yet.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : For those wondering about Milkyway's status... (Message 1113097)
Posted 4 Jun 2011 by Profile Toppie
Thank you. Now I can go to bed without fearing
But...ohh, the withdrawal symptoms!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (44) Server problems (Message 1079975)
Posted 21 Feb 2011 by Profile Toppie
Anyone experiences problems with result uploading now?
[I do]

I can upload...but...updating,reporting,requesting new work
just hangs in limbo.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : The Best X58 motherboard for 3 GTX295 cards is... (Message 885231)
Posted 14 Apr 2009 by Profile Toppie
I've been told by Thermaltake that 4 GTX295 cards would not be possible in the US. So I may just stay with a GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard since the 4th slot in the ASRock would just stay empty as Thermaltake said their 1500w psu is only for Europe not the US(I guess We don't have 240vac in their little minds). :(p

Can you use 2 PSU one for the board and 2 cards and the 2nd for the other 2 cards. Put 2 PSU in your case.

There could be problems using two power supplies.
Only one of them would be connected to the mobo with the 24 pin connector.
This would mean only that psu would be connected to Vsense (pin 13) and psuOK (pin 8)
The Vsense pin is used to ensure the correct voltages reach the motherboard by canceling any losses in the cables.
The psuOK signal is used at boot time to tell the mobo it is OK to switch on and to cause an immediate computer shut down if the psu reports in is NOT OK.

Therefore what are the consequences if the second psu supplies the wrong voltages, and what happens if it fails and the computer does not close down.

Could there be a release of that all important smoke?

Get yourself a Booster X5. Available at NewEgg. It is a dedicated Graphic
Power Supply.
LianLi also makes a double 24-pin connector to enable 2 PSU to be connected
to the mobo's 24-pin connector.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : What type of number cruncher? Server/farm? CPU/GPU? (Message 883101)
Posted 7 Apr 2009 by Profile Toppie
Umm...sorry. My fault. It should read
9) Message boards : Number crunching : What type of number cruncher? Server/farm? CPU/GPU? (Message 883096)
Posted 7 Apr 2009 by Profile Toppie
Dear Friends in Space!
I'm planning to set up a SETI/BOINC oriented system. I've been reading lots of posts and unfortunately my research is inconclusive. Therefore you guys are my last hope. ;-) So to clear a little bit. The system should cost at most $1000, should be eco friendly (low power consumption) and size doesn't matter. And now, I discovered myself (+read about it ;)) that the most important thing in CPU is L2 cache (I have Pentium M 1.8 GHz 2MB which is more efficient that Xeon 2.6 GHz 512 KB) but what about L3 cache? As far as I know it's little less accessible for the core than L2 but Itaniums and i7s has lots of it... And now there's also the CUDA thing... I'll appreciate any suggestions! Thx in advance and happy crunchin'! :-)

Saw an iteresting combination today. Look at:
This may take some beating and the OS is Vista64.

10) Message boards : Number crunching : LOL...April Fools.... (Message 881347)
Posted 1 Apr 2009 by Profile Toppie
Looks like our friend Scarecrow is playing a little prank on us....the Scarecrow Graphs are a little topsy turvy this morning...

Hiya Scarecrow!!!

But makes better reading this way ;)

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Very bad coincidence -Einstein@home crashed too (Message 880043)
Posted 28 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie
Hi folks!
Just wondering whether there´s a problem with this project or not. I have the las 1 1/2 days no connection to the project/server.
Someone else has found this?
For the last 1 1/2 years it never took so much time offline (since I added my account to the project).


Down due to a file server crash. They say things should be up sometime

Saturday 28.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Vista 64 - enabling Remote Desktop (Message 879990)
Posted 28 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie
I'm looking for pointers on enabling Microsoft's remote desktop (RDT?) on Vista 64 system. Preferably one that you might have successfully used. I've followed multiple links the last two days were the Vista hack works in 32 bit and not in 64 bit. I'm hoping that someone on this forum might have already successfully crossed that hurdle.

Also, when I searched the SETI message boards I saw a comment about RDT interfering with the CUDA devices. Any comments?

Thanks for the help!

I'm a bit of a tyro with this myself. But you might want to look at

13) Message boards : Number crunching : V10 of modified SETI MB CUDA + opt AP package for full multi-GPU+CPU use (Message 875791)
Posted 15 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie

SLI has never prevented it running. It is a function of CUDA (go look at the nVidia site) that 2 cards in SLI function as 1 card (that is the purpose of SLI in the first place) so Boinc will "see" only one CUDA device. If you want to use the cards (or cores on a 295) independently then SLI must be disabled.

F. does one disable the sli on a 295? Just bought one and not installed yet. Hope I needn't open the card.

14) Message boards : Number crunching : Error 417 (Message 875788)
Posted 15 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie
Can anyone tell me what error 417 is??

I get an error :-

Scheduler Request Failed: error 417.


Try this thread for an explanation.


15) Message boards : Number crunching : Q35 Motherboard OCing (Message 873791)
Posted 8 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie
Ahh...thanx for the info. Things I didn't know and were too afraid to ask...

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Q35 Motherboard OCing (Message 873737)
Posted 8 Mar 2009 by Profile Toppie
Try the following site:
It looks as if this guy knows what he is talking about.

17) Message boards : Number crunching : AK V8 + CUDA MB team work mod (Message 857793)
Posted 25 Jan 2009 by Profile Toppie
It will work on x64 (at least CPU part) too.
x64-x86 performance difference not so big to think about it on this stage of development.
Redo PGO optimization for this build will give better speed increase.

18) Message boards : Number crunching : AK V8 + CUDA MB team work mod (Message 857691)
Posted 25 Jan 2009 by Profile Toppie
[quote]This version intended to allow simultaneous SETI MB processing on CPU and GPU on the same host.

It's just workaround of BOINC's inability to maintain such config. So, as any workaround it has its own advantages, disadvantages and limitations. Peruse known issues and use this package wisely. Please, report all unknows issues in this thread.

P.S. Now you can easily see how fast CUDA is indeed (on non-VLAR tasks). CPU apps completed <20% of their tasks when CUDA app finished its first task on my Q9450+9600GSO host ;)

Those who have no access to Lunatics site can download package from this link:[/quote

Presumably this is 32bit only? Any 64bit version available?


19) Message boards : Number crunching : No requests for new workunits (Message 848300)
Posted 2 Jan 2009 by Profile Toppie
I have the same problem. No tasks to crunch but a bunch of uploads
that I cannot upload.
Will have to wait it out.
20) Questions and Answers : Web site : OS2 WARP4 (Message 816336)
Posted 9 Oct 2008 by Profile Toppie
Thank you very much. I will get on it tonight.

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