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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566284)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile BilBg
although once astropulse_v7 arrives you'll need to add an entry for that

Only if he (again) want more than one task per GPU
i.e. even if the app_config.xml do not have astropulse_v7 section BOINC will Download and run astropulse_v7 apps if they exist as stock for Linux

(of course you know all that, this was to clarify things to the OP)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566280)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile BilBg
setiathome_v7 and astropulse_v7

;) Of course it is still astropulse_v6 but even when astropulse_v7 will be here the above app_config.xml will not stop new stock apps to run

(and if someone still didn't notice: the OP is using Linux (so directory will be in different place, but app_config.xml is still applicable and have the same format/contents as in Windows))
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566274)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile BilBg
I don't want to switch back to the anonymous platform configuration you are suggesting ...

No, he is Not suggesting Anonymous platform app_info.xml

He is suggesting app_config.xml (which can be used with stock apps)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : skype wish for my seti machine (Message 1566272)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile BilBg
I use now (on XP) fixed Skype 4.2.0.187 from here:
http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=39440&start=4680#5
http://webfile.ru/file/b37cbe4312abae8865256a8b6c8740ac
http://rghost.ru/57811045

This is only .exe which replaces Skype.exe (in the install directory)
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Screensaver Graph? (Message 1566265)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile BilBg
- The SETI@home screensaver have no known problems to show all the graphics on NVIDIA and ATI AMD (if the monitor is connected to them)

The following is not graphics card dependent:
- The BOINC screensaver (which in turn invokes the projects screensavers) in some versions of BOINC may have a 'flicker' problem which is fixed in the last 'Development version'
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

- on SETI@home only the CPU apps have graphics part = you can see the SETI@home screensaver only when some SETI@home task runs on the CPU (no matter if another runs on GPU)
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Validation Inconclusive and Invalid statuses (Message 1565822)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile BilBg
 
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

Base Clock (MHz) 980
Boost Clock (MHz) 1033


Your GeForce GTX 660
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3710848660

"Kepler GPU current clockRate = 1149 MHz"


Too much Overclock may lead to wrong Computing (usually false/more 'signals' found)
(other bad factors may be heat/temperature and unstable or low voltage (weak PSU))

The same WU done on other computer with GeForce GTX 550 Ti found one less 'Autocorr' (the same is true for a few other Stderr I looked at in your list of 'Validation inconclusive (127)'):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3710848661


The first thing to try is to return GPU to the 'normal' MHz

(and yes, the results in categories: 'Valid (120) · Invalid (1)' will vanish from the web pages after ~24 h)
 
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Scheduler wait: CuFFT Plan Failure, temporary exit (Message 1565799)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile BilBg
Probably because of only "256MB, 175MB available"

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391&postid=1555012#1555012

"NVidia GPU (CUDA) app
...
Should run on all NVidia CUDA cards with at least 512MiB video RAM. Actual free memory required is in the region of 200-235MB, depending on driver, OS flavour and CUDA variant. The code will scale up if more memory is available.
Running on a 256MiB card is just possible, but you will have to free up as much VRAM as possible, e.g. by disabling Aero.
"
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : New User: Questions.. (Message 1565643)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile BilBg
And this have to be "why do we get", not "why do i get"

Look
Server status page

Under 'Splitter status' - 'File name' you'll see which 'tapes' are in processing now
('splitting' - making small WU files to be sent to us from 50 GB big files. Those big files we call 'tapes' for historical reasons)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : combo 4650 and 6570? (Message 1565344)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
... and then install Catalyst 12.4 which is the last driver that will work with the 4650 and the 6570 card in Windows Vista/7.

I think Catalyst 12.1 will be even better (if exists for the OS used)
It (maybe) will give less CPU load?
(as I'm on XP I'm not sure of the above)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1564386)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
You can check by yourself:
Open the Lunatics_Win??_v0.42_setup.exe files with 7-Zip and see what files are inside:
http://www.7-zip.org/
11) Message boards : Number crunching : HP printer cartridges (Message 1564377)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
My Canon printer refuses all refilled cartridges, while the HP printer accepts them.
Tullio

By "refilled cartridges" I hope you mean original Canon cartridges refilled by you (and not some china-made replacements)

Old Canon (>8 years old) have no any protection.

New Canon (I don't know about the last 2 years) usually only need:
- while the printer is ON: press and hold 'Cancel' button for 10-20 sec
('Cancel' is usually pink circle with triangle in it)

If the printer have more buttons - sometimes you need to use [OK] button the same way

(only for some (like Canon MP520) more 'button pressing' is needed)


These 'secret keys' are probably added so the 'authorized personnel' can test the printer without need to put new cartridges.
(the same way 'cheat codes' in games are put there so the game developers can easily test/debug the game)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : HP printer cartridges (Message 1564289)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
You can put the Black No.15 in both printers and it will work.

Black No.45 will not work in HP 840C (just because it was cheap printer and HP want to 'reclaim' money by forcing people to buy Black No.15)

This is intentional: 15 contains less ink from the factory (but if you refill it you can put the same amount of ink (42 ml) in it as in #45)
No technical reason - 15 and 45 are the same electrically and both have 300 nozzles.
But there is check in the firmware of 'cheap printers' to intentionally not accept 'full' cartridges (like 45 and 23/41)

If you refill #17 it will 'accept' ~3*15 ml (the factory is only 3*5 ml)
(Note: there are some new modifications of 'half-empty' cartridges (like #17) that contain half sponge (from the bottom to the half-height of cartridges) - they will not 'accept' more than ~3*10 ml)

Colour No.17 have 64 nozzles per colour (total 3*64) but Colour No.78 have 128 nozzles per colour so they are not interchangeable in any direction

(Colour No.17 can be used instead of Colour No.23)


EDIT:
Note about 'ink level' shown in Software - it is calculated, NOT measured

Calculation is based on the serial number of the cartridge.
Printer will remember (in Printer's flash memory) 2 serial numbers for Black and 2 serial numbers for Colour cartridges.

While you print the 'number of drops' (billions) remaining (for this serial number) will be decreased.
HP Printers have only warning if they think 'ink level is low' but there is no 'protection' so you can continue to print with (refilled) cartridge even if the printer show it is 'empty'

The above shows:
- When you put the Black No.15 in the other printer it will show as completely full (even if it is empty) - the printer do not know this serial number
- If you print on 'the other printer' and consume e.g. 1/3 of the 'ink level' - when you return the cartridge in the first printer it will show the same 'ink level' as it was before you removed it
- To make printers 'forget' 'ink levels' (just as experiment) - get some old empty cartridges - put 2 Black and 2 Colour (one after another of course)
then put the 'original' Black + Colour back - and the printer will show them 'full of ink' ;)
 
13) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Upgrade from ati hd 7770? (Message 1564281)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
I think I am going to move my 6570 over to my second machine using the riser. It now has something like a 4650 in it which is processing seti tasks too.

You may have problems with such combination (ask in Number Crunching):
the 'Legacy' drivers that work for 4650 may not work for 6570
and vice versa - the drivers that are needed for 6570 may not work for 4650

Better try your two 6570 in that machine instead of 6570 + 4650
14) Message boards : Number crunching : blanked AP tasks (Message 1563625)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Your "only a 400 watt" PSU is probably good brand/model (and powers less demanding system)
Your PSUs of "850 watt" are not (that have to be the problem, not the FX CPU)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1563618)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
I've generally observed that the NVidia cards comparably scream through Cuda MB tasks like hell while taking their time on AP (although still good) - while AMD cards eat AP tasks for breakfast but really take their time chugging through MB tasks.

That's what Raistmer say from a long time:
- the most effective use of GPUs here (not 'by credit' but 'by performance'/'by work done') is to:
use NVIDIA for CUDA MultiBeam
use ATI AMD for OpenCL AstroPulse
16) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Upgrade from ati hd 7770? (Message 1563614)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Don't ditch your HD 7770 especially if you at some time want to participate in projects which need DP (or use some program that wants/uses DP)

HD 7770 "Has Double Precision Floating Point (DPFP)"
http://versus.com/en/amd-radeon-r7-265-vs-sapphire-hd-7770-vapor-x-black-diamond

Some more compare links:
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2040&gid2=796&compare=radeon-r7-265-vs-radeon-hd-7770-1gb-gddr5
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-265-vs-Radeon-HD-7770

AMD Radeon R7 265 Review
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-265-review,3748.html
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1563609)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
No need

The app that do AstroPulse on OpenCL ATI AMD is only one (= the same for any OpenCL ATI AMD GPU):
AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2399.exe

(If you open Lunatics_Win64_v0.42_setup.exe with 7-Zip you will see that)


If you use the previous installer Lunatics_Win64_v0.41_setup.exe the app in it is:
AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r1843.exe

(this older r1843 app needs deleting of .wisdom and .bin* files if you change the driver version.
Lunatics (re)install will do that for you (but edits you eventually did in app_info.xml will vanish if you (re)install Lunatics)
)
 
18) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1562504)
Posted 7 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
 
19) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1561957)
Posted 8 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/
20) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD and PSU's (Message 1561903)
Posted 8 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


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