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21) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602377)
Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
The LED that you call "HDD light" is active also for DVD drive access.
So check do you have some old disk in the DVD drive.
Open/close the DVD drive.
Or disconnect DVD drive (and, if possible, other 'data' HDDs) to check which one causes this.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : MB temps per HW Monitor (Message 1601341)
Posted 15 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
These maximum temps are shown by HW Monitor for my ASRock Z87 MB:
systin 37C
cputin 28C
auxtin 38C

You can see by yourself - there is something strange: cputin < systin (= CPU "is" cooler than the air inside the computer case)
So I will not believe this program

In SIV look:
- in the center - for CPU cores (internal) temperatures
- in the rightmost - for CPU package (external) temperature

If you have program from motherboard manufacturer (AsRock) - use that to compare the values to other programs
(in fact I had to 'work' with the author of SIV a few years ago.
He wanted a series of screenshots to see the movement of values simultaneously on several monitoring programs (ASRock OCTuner, SIV, HWiNFO32, Everest)
- so he can tweak SIV to my motherboard (which is AsRock from 2006) to show all the right values)


In BIOS - write down the temperatures, then (on idle computer) compare the values shown by programs - they should be nearly the same


By the way: do your new (replacement) PSU have +12 V more stable/high than the one you returned?
23) Message boards : Number crunching : "....Note: CUDA apps are supported only on Windows and Linux; Mac OS X support is coming soon..." (Message 1601338)
Posted 15 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Bilbg,


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3813190545
...
... you are being warned here http://lunatics.kwsn.net/ --> As always, use these apps AT YOUR OWN RISK.

See your own link (above) - do you see some familiar names?:

If I ask nicely, will you then please stop bashing me and showing me links to earlier posts!?

I didn't show you any links to earlier posts - look the link and click - it is resultid=3813190545 from your post (and is NOT a link to earlier posts)

And in the 'Stderr output' visible are the names of Lunatics, Raistmer, Joe Segur ... ('Stderr output' is written by the app)
(that's to show that you already use the Lunatics "use AT YOUR OWN RISK" apps which are sent to you as stock apps (project accepted them and use them as stock))
24) Message boards : Number crunching : "....Note: CUDA apps are supported only on Windows and Linux; Mac OS X support is coming soon..." (Message 1599815)
Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3813190545
...
... you are being warned here http://lunatics.kwsn.net/ --> As always, use these apps AT YOUR OWN RISK.

See your own link (above) - do you see some familiar names?:

AstroPulse v7.04
Linux 64 bit, Rev 2696, OpenCL version by Raistmer, GPU mode
V7, by Raistmer ported to Linux by Lunatics.kwsn.net team.
by Urs Echternacht
ffa threshold mods by Joe Segur
SSE3 dechirping by JDWhale using SSE3 emulation
25) Questions and Answers : Getting started : how to delete a post in a thread? (Message 1599705)
Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Just stating which post number it is about isn't helpful without also knowing which thread it's in.

Yes
But since he have a few posts it's (this time) easy to find:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76052&postid=1598107#1598107
26) Questions and Answers : Web site : SETI Credits not linking to BOINC or allprojects.com Databases (Message 1599670)
Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
My guess is that the SETI site is the problem, the data not being exported correctly.

No need to guess
Every time you see such problem look here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/stats/

As you see files are from 03-Nov-2014


The same link on other projects:
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/stats/
http://www.enigmaathome.net/stats/

http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/stats/
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/stats/
http://aerospaceresearch.net/constellation/stats/

http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/stats/
http://climateapps2.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/stats/
http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/stats/

 
27) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1599666)
Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
You talk about the "increasing the minimum quorum" and "keep all of the results going to the same kind of hardware" effect.

But what about "a mechanism that sends out overflow results for 2nd round of crunching"?
I understand this as:
If validator have 2 "overflow results" ('initial replication') and they match - do not mark the WU as valid - instead send 3-rd task to check is that real or false overflow
28) Message boards : Number crunching : new computer died an early death while installing a 270x (Message 1598925)
Posted 9 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
hm, think, your green arrow goes to pin 21.

Look again ;)




29) Message boards : Number crunching : new computer died an early death while installing a 270x (Message 1598786)
Posted 9 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
 
! When testing - all power cables have to be disconnected from the PSU
except two:
- "24 pin ATX" - you short pin 16 to left or right pin (both are ground)
- "a molex to a fan" (or to multimeter) - to see if the PSU output is OK

I think it is this pin on your cables but wait confirmation from a few other people:



 
30) Message boards : Number crunching : new computer died an early death while installing a 270x (Message 1598770)
Posted 8 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
More info and pictures:
http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt2.html


! The Green is #16 - NOT 15 as in HAL's link

16 PS_ON# Green Power Supply On


http://pcsupport.about.com/od/insidethepc/a/atx-pinout-24-pin-12v-psu.htm

"16 Power on Green"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_supply

Here as PS_ON#
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/ATX_PS_signals.svg/516px-ATX_PS_signals.svg.png
31) Message boards : Number crunching : new computer died an early death while installing a 270x (Message 1598739)
Posted 8 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
I plugged a six pin into the PSU the outlet was to a molex. The molex connected to a fan but the fan didn't turn on.

I don't understand
You mean you connected just one cable to the PSU (all other cables disconnected):
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/images/psu_rear.jpg

... and the other end of this cable is a molex and you connected a fan to that molex?

Of course the fan will not spin (because the PSU is in fact OFF).

To turn the PSU ON you need to short the 'green pin' on the "24 pin ATX" to black (ground, zero)
http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/9/98/Check-a-Power-Supply-Step-6.jpg/670px-Check-a-Power-Supply-Step-6.jpg

... but all your cables are (?) black which will make this pin harder to distinguish
32) Message boards : Number crunching : new computer died an early death while installing a 270x (Message 1598645)
Posted 8 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Stupid questions but:
- are you sure the power button cable (from the front of the case) is connected to motherboard?

Did you turn OFF the power switch on the back of the PSU before installing the video card?
(and now that power switch is in ON position again)?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/images/psu_quarter.jpg

Sometimes even the mains cable of fuse fails (try another mains cable on another wall outlet)

PSU have "Short Circuit Protection", "Over Current Protection", ...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/2.html

(to check for fallen metal objects (which may cause Short Circuit) you may slowly turn the case in different directions and listen to some 'drop' noise)


If someone can see internal fuse (in the PSU) on the pictures?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/4.html

What is the dark-blue small plate at bottom-right (near the cable end) on this picture?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/images/in_top1.jpg

EDIT:
OK, it is not plate but capacitor (previous picture is blurred for me)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM850/images/in_modular_front.jpg
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some guidance and advice on optimizing my optimized app. :-) (Message 1597949)
Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
I need to check who chose SSE2 - was that David, or the installer's CPU detection?

From his post:
"I chose the SSE2 apps on the first page of the installer"


My i5 (gen 2) pre-selects SSE4.2 - I'd expect the same for an i7 (unless it has AVX)

He talks about AstroPulse (for which I think only SSE2 and SSE3 variants are in the installer)
(but he maybe also "chose the SSE2 apps" for MultiBeam?)
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some guidance and advice on optimizing my optimized app. :-) (Message 1597945)
Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
11/6/2014 5:44:38 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
11/6/2014 5:44:38 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt syscall nx lm vmx smx tm2 pbe
11/6/2014 5:44:38 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)

But why do you choose SSE2 for this CPU - it have SSE3 (= pni) (else how do you think it may have the next SSSE3 ?)
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some guidance and advice on optimizing my optimized app. :-) (Message 1597941)
Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Seems to be:
BUG in Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe

From AP7_win_x64_SSE2_CPU.aistub

<app_info>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>AP7_win_x64_SSE3_CPU_r2672.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
36) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Boinc version change 7.4.22 to 7.4.26 - no GPU ? (Message 1597935)
Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
And why exactly do you need/want "newest Graphic drivers" on old GPUs?

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (512MB) driver: 340.52
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6819491

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M (512MB) driver: 340.52
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5168264

For old GPUs the best driver is 266.58
37) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : display driver has failed and restarted error (Message 1597929)
Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
I really don't know if stock applications users have "DOCS subdirectory" of if they receive any ReadMe files.

But I know where you can get them:

If you go here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76035&postid=1596403#1596403

... follow the link to 'Lunatics main download area' and get the installer file
(Lunatics_Win32_v0.43a_setup.exe or Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe)

... then you may use 7-Zip
http://www.7-zip.org/

... to extract any file from the Lunatics installer (it have inside numerous .exe .dll .txt and other files)
38) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : display driver has failed and restarted error (Message 1597759)
Posted 6 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
I have the same error with an AMD 7970.
...
Running driver version 13.1

As TBar say - Catalyst 13.1 is bad:
"Cat 13.1 has APP runtime 1084.4 compiler Bug. Do not use for SETI@home v7"
http://www.hal6000.com/seti/boinc_ati_gpu_cheat_sheet.htm

(the above page have links "To download ATI PCIe drivers")

P.S.
No need to do steps after:
"But these drivers can be used still if the kernels binaries are precompiled under an older Catalyst driver"
Just update Catalyst (I'm not sure which version is best for your GPU and OS, ask TBar :) )
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597591)
Posted 6 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
Again not clear

Do you use app_config.xml for any project and what are its/their contents?
40) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : display driver has failed and restarted error (Message 1597581)
Posted 6 Nov 2014 by Profile BilBg
The only thing I can find is the trdelay in my registry

As already noted - NONE of these values exist in the Registry, even TdrDelay do not exist until you create it. (manually or running a .reg file)

And it's TdrDelay - not trdelay nor tdrdelay
(I'm not sure cASe mattERs but it's best to Copy/Paste it from Microsoft article: TdrDelay TdrLevel)


... so what do you suggest?

Reboot after any change to these values? (so they take effect)

Read files in <BOINC_Data>\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\docs\ for available switches "to reduce GUI lags or to prevent driver restarts"
e.g. "If you experience screen lags reduce unroll factor and ffa_block_fetch value."

Ask in Number Crunching for what and how to do (e.g. which switches to use and where to put them)

When asking specify which computer you talk about ("DELL" means nothing - give link or ID#)
Give link to this thread;
Stress that you aim for low lag and no driver restarts (else most people tend to think you want highest performance)


e.g. for low lag I use:
-cpu_lock -unroll 2

in:
ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI.txt


***

And about this computer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5156032

"NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (1024MB) driver: 340.52"

Read:
"@Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75633


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