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1) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1562504)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thanks FalconFly for the info

Makes it difficult to decide what to do as i all ready knew that you can overpower your system if you get a power supply to big
Working out how much this dam AMD uses at full load doesn't seem to marry up as a 850 should be enough but that does not seem the case.

Starting to wish i just bought Intel oh well i by AMD for the first time and i'm not happy

Do you understand that they lie, lie, ... and lie ?

Label is just FAKE
The inside is NOT in fact '850' and not '80+'

The way 'Cooler Power' try to imitate the Cooler Master logo speaks for itself how much you can trust such a 'brand'
http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=422&d=1374654539

Do not trust the advertised 'specs' unless the manufacturer is reputable


Will you trust Mercedes-like logo if put on some India or China made car?
http://www.drivespark.com/four-wheelers/2014/indian-cars-fail-global-ncap-crash-test-006251.html

20 Chinese Fake Brands and Copycats
http://www.oddee.com/item_86044.aspx


P.S.
I didn't know anything about CoolerPower, I just put the name in Google and the first result was/is ...:
https://www.google.com/#q=CoolerPower

For (unknown for me) Honli I used the first result of this search:
https://www.google.com/#q=honli+psu+850w+bad
 
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1561957)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
Check the links, they are both:
http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=705197&fid=5022035

...and for me auto-change to:
http://www.antec.com/?page=cookieSet&url=/product.php?id=705197&fid=5022035

... which shows the exact same home page as:
http://www.antec.com/
3) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1561903)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
"Cooler Power GX850. Fake wattage and Fake Brand":
http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/showthread.php?t=16089

"Some Not Recommended Power Supply Makers" (Honli)
http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Power_Supply_Unit#Some_Not_Recommended_Power_Supply_Makers
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1561872)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
I'll give a last shot setting the values to 0

Don't set TdrDelay to 0
If you want to set it to something 'normal' set it to 2 (the default)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1561842)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
Hm, those keys mentioned seem Windows 8 specific.

No:
"In Windows Vista and later, the operating system attempts to detect situations in which computers appear to be completely "frozen""
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff570087(v=vs.85).aspx

"Both Windows Vista and Windows 7 try to detect these problematic hang situations and dynamically recover a responsive desktop."
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/jj676805(v=vs.85).aspx


Of course TdrDelay do not exist, you have to create it.
The simplest method is to create 2 .reg files (as per my first link) and run one or the other to set/remove it.

EDIT:
You edited the text in your post to completely different!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1561837)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
Probably will help to set TdrDelay:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74843&postid=1553166#1553166

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff569918(v=vs.85).aspx
7) Questions and Answers : Web site : Unable to Post (Message 1561681)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
RAC: >1 is sufficient (I think)

Give the link of thread where you can't post and what you click.
(if the thread is locked no one can post)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1561378)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try the v7.02 app on Beta? It is based on build r2601.

The last I try was this build (AP7_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2567_oclFFT_11.12drv_issue_fix.7z):
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185&postid=51771#51771

It works in offline test
.....

It is good the app version to fix that issue works on your system.
Your message:

Add also this issue:
AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2058 ... r2567
Fail on Catalyst 11.12 on Windows XP

Seemed to say that all revisions from r2058 on did not work. Including AP7 r2567.
You can use app_info.xml on beta to specify whichever plan class you like.

"Including AP7 r2567":
Yes, I included this number because if you look again on the Beta thread - there is NOT ONLY ONE debug package posted with r2567
So I prefer to include r2567 in the range as only the last debug sub-version have the fix (the exe file have the same name for 'bad' r2567 and 'good' r2567)

The version included in the Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 have this problem (AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2399.exe)
Do not run it under Catalyst 11.12 as it will Fail


Tested only on Windows XP but seems it is driver issue and will probably be the same on other Windows:
"11.12 can't accept NULL for buffer.
I would say it's driver bug, cause nothing about it in OpenCL specs as far as I can recall."
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185&postid=51770#51770
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : SETI@Home Bluescreen Crash (Message 1561372)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Get TThrottle and don't let the CPU go over 80°C
http://efmer.com/b/

(in this case - in BOINC set 'Use 100% CPU time', TThrottle will do its own reducing of CPU time if the temperature you set (type in the box) is reached)
10) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Screensaver not working (Message 1561369)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Happens only on Intel HD Graphics, no cure unless Intel fix the OpenGL in the drivers to follow standards (it was working in old drivers (~2 years ago))

You would found the answer just by simple Google:
https://www.google.com/#q=Frequency-Time-Power+graph
11) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1561366)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try cold-reboot (shutdown, switch-off electricity, wait a minute, switch-on computer)

What is shown in SIV and other monitoring programs? (you never posted any pictures)

Try to just change/swap the slots of the 2 identical cards (card that is now device #0 put in PCIe slot where the working card is)

Do the problem follow the card?
Or the problem stay on the same slot? (i.e. again device #0 show problem but this time it is in fact the other card)

It may be just some dirty pin in the PCIe slot that do not make good contact.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1560979)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try the v7.02 app on Beta? It is based on build r2601.

The last I try was this build (AP7_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2567_oclFFT_11.12drv_issue_fix.7z):
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185&postid=51771#51771

It works in offline test


My computer is attached to Beta but the problem is (copy from my PM to Raistmer):

I try to run some stock ATI AstroPulse tasks on SETI@home Beta but I don't receive any
It seems there is no plan class for ATI AMD + old BOINC
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/apps.php

For NVIDIA there are cuda_opencl_100 and opencl_nvidia_100
For ATI only opencl_ati_100

Do you know why there is no ati_opencl_100 (which I think is the plan class name used for old BOINC)?
If ATI + old BOINC is not banned for purpose can you ask Eric to add ati_opencl_100 plan class for AstroPulse?

Is there a way to fake the BOINC version reported to the server?


I understand Russian so Raistmer answers in a 'common' language ;)

Привет.
Я Эрику про это уже писал. Собственно, для NV план по моей просьбе он и добавил.
С АТи пока думает как лучше сделать. У АТи есть битые драйвера - как их под BOINC 6 исключать - непонятно...
13) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1560973)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
I can see this:

<venue name="work">
<resource_share>8</resource_share>
<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>1</no_ati>
<no_cuda>1</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>
<project_specific>
.......
<app_id>2</app_id>
<app_id>11</app_id>
</project_specific>
</venue>

So it looks OK, this translates to:

Use CPU no
Use ATI GPU no
Use NVIDIA GPU no
Use Intel GPU yes

SETI@home Enhanced: yes
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: no
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? no


So remind us - what does the computer that is put in Location/venue "work" do when the above Preferences are in effect?

I see it have SETI@home v7 v7.03 (opencl_intel_gpu_sah) tasks - so where is the problem you see?:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7285344


Note: with so low <resource_share>8</resource_share> there will be times (days) when the computer will not get any tasks from SETI@home
(I presume you have Resource share 100 on PrimeGrid)


P.S.
Don't confuse SETI@home preferences and Computing preferences

Only the Computing preferences have the line:
"These preferences do not apply to Android devices"
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about GPU usage and optimized apps (Message 1560966)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
I just started, with a fresh new BOINC manager ...

Welcome back after 1.589 years of absence ;)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1560953)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Add also this issue:
AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2058 ... r2567
Fail on Catalyst 11.12 on Windows XP


AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r1843 works OK

Windows XP
AMD ATI Radeon HD 6570 (NI TURKS) [ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP)]
Catalyst 11.12

==============

I reported this in PM to Raistmer on 16 Jul 2014
Next day I posted the copy of PM here (in the middle of the post):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74864&postid=1543057#1543057

Then it was also reported by TBar (18 Jul 2014):
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2182&postid=51630#51630

Then the 'debug session' was here (I continued in PMs because no RAC on SETI@home Beta):
"oclFFT's -34 failure in last AP builds debugging":
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185
 
16) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Terminated EC2 instance and return of WU (Message 1559900)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
That's why I'm looking for a way to abort/cancel/terminate assigned WU from my account and allow a reassignment to others (or myself).

Sorry, not possible to abort tasks from account/web/browser (nor "to reset the project")

The situation you describe is similar as if (on local computer) HDD dies, right?
No any data from BOINC left in your possession?
Even in backup?
17) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Terminated EC2 instance and return of WU (Message 1559847)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
What are 'Amazon spot instances' and how they 'work'?

I try to read this:
http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/purchasing-options/spot-instances/

... but it seems too business/economy language and I hate it and refuse to read (this is the first time in years I refuse to read something)

I think I know BOINC well but never heard of 'Amazon spot instances'
If you don't explain better I doubt anyone here will be able to help.

"Is there a way to return them manually to avoid waiting until deadline ?"
'return' what?
What do you mean by 'return'?
18) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Estimated time to complete Astropulse tasks (Message 1559839)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
AstroPulse tasks are available in large quantity usually only ~2 days a week
Consult this link:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html

Look at 'Splitter status' - right column Astropulse
If there is green - AstroPulse WUs are generated
If all is (done) - there will be 'pause' of 5-10 days with no new AstroPulse WUs

In that 'pause' period you may get 'just one or two occasionally' - they are 'old' tasks that did some kind of error on another computer so next copy was sent (this time to you)

In BOINC Manager the 'new' tasks names end with .wu_0 or .wu_1
The 'old' tasks names end with .wu_2 .wu_3 .wu_4 ...
19) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559357)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Will changing <no_cpu> to 1 keep it that way or will a server update eventually override it?

Every update (e.g. to ask for tasks) will overwrite it


If you have set Location you have to have <venue name="XXXXXXX"> ..... </venue> section and inside it the 'special' settings for this Location/venue:
<project_preferences> <resource_share>100</resource_share> <no_cpu>0</no_cpu> <no_ati>0</no_ati> <no_cuda>0</no_cuda> <project_specific> <format_preset>Custom</format_preset> <text_style>Pillars</text_style> <graph_style>Surface</graph_style> <max_cpu>10</max_cpu> <grow_time>10</grow_time> <hold_time>5</hold_time> <graph_alpha>0.7</graph_alpha> <roll_period>0</roll_period> <roll_range>0</roll_range> <pitch_period>0</pitch_period> <pitch_range>0</pitch_range> <starfield_size>0</starfield_size> <starfield_speed>0</starfield_speed> <color_preset>Rainbow</color_preset> <start_hue>0</start_hue> <hue_change>1</hue_change> <app_id>2</app_id> <app_id>11</app_id> <app_id>12</app_id> <allow_non_preferred_apps>1</allow_non_preferred_apps> </project_specific> <venue name="school"> <resource_share>500</resource_share> <no_cpu>0</no_cpu> <no_ati>0</no_ati> <no_cuda>0</no_cuda> <project_specific> <format_preset>Custom</format_preset> <text_style>Pillars</text_style> <graph_style>Surface</graph_style> <max_cpu>10</max_cpu> <grow_time>10</grow_time> <hold_time>5</hold_time> <graph_alpha>0.7</graph_alpha> <roll_period>0</roll_period> <roll_range>0</roll_range> <pitch_period>0</pitch_period> <pitch_range>0</pitch_range> <starfield_size>0</starfield_size> <starfield_speed>0</starfield_speed> <color_preset>Rainbow</color_preset> <start_hue>0</start_hue> <hue_change>1</hue_change> <app_id>12</app_id> <allow_non_preferred_apps>1</allow_non_preferred_apps> </project_specific> </venue> </project_preferences>
20) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559350)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
OK, I checked my files:

It seems 'Use Intel GPU' is in the 'SETI@home preferences' web page
but the value is not passed to BOINC

On SETI@home Beta it is passed (according to my files, using BOINC 6.10.58)

In account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml

<no_cpu>0</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>


In account_setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu_beta.xml

<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>


In account_einstein.phys.uwm.edu.xml

<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>
<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>


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