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Message 1930090 - Posted: 15 Apr 2018, 12:27:03 UTC

Howdy Folks,
I bought a lenovo thinkcentre m82 intending to put my GTX 1050 in.
First off the 24 pin power needed an adapter to put in a better Power Supply to use it, Got it , Works good however i discovered that I had 2 4 pin sockets that were for the SATA power to the HD and DVD/CD player.
Can I just not use those and use 2 of the SATA power plugs on the PS and cover the sockets on the MB?
Also Should I run out the tasks Before I make the switch from the AMD Video card to the GTX 1050?

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Message 1930226 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 4:35:47 UTC - in response to Message 1930090.  
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Can I just not use those and use 2 of the SATA power plugs on the PS and cover the sockets on the MB?

Not sure I follow.
You're saying the motherboard has a socket with leads to supply power to the HDD/CD/DVD unit(s)?
Never come across such an arrangement myself- I would always go for just using the ones straight from the power supply.

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Also Should I run out the tasks Before I make the switch from the AMD Video card to the GTX 1050?

I'd say it's be a good idea to finish all of your GPU WUs. I can see BOINC starting up, and it not finding the GPU unit it expects, and the application being the wrong one for the new GPU, and trashing all the existing GPU work in your cache.

I'd suggest running down the GPU work, then in the BOINC Manager- Activity, Suspend (to halt all processing), shutdown the system. Fit the new video card, power up and install the drivers, then when all is good, re-enable processing again.
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Message 1930229 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 4:51:56 UTC - in response to Message 1930226.  

Can I just not use those and use 2 of the SATA power plugs on the PS and cover the sockets on the MB?

Not sure I follow.
You're saying the motherboard has a socket with leads to supply power to the HDD/CD/DVD unit(s)?
Never come across such an arrangement myself- I would always go for just using the ones straight from the power supply.

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Also Should I run out the tasks Before I make the switch from the AMD Video card to the GTX 1050?

I'd say it's be a good idea to finish all of your GPU WUs. I can see BOINC starting up, and it not finding the GPU unit it expects, and the application being the wrong one for the new GPU, and trashing all the existing GPU work in your cache.

I'd suggest running down the GPU work, then in the BOINC Manager- Activity, Suspend (to halt all processing), shutdown the system. Fit the new video card, power up and install the drivers, then when all is good, re-enable processing again.


YUP, The motherboard has 2 sockets with leads to supply power to the HDD/CD/DVD. And I ain't seen that kind of MONSTER EVER! ( Until Now.)
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Message 1930318 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 16:21:39 UTC - in response to Message 1930229.  

YUP, The motherboard has 2 sockets with leads to supply power to the HDD/CD/DVD. And I ain't seen that kind of MONSTER EVER! ( Until Now.)
Neither have I.

That's one weird board. 14 pin PSU connector & a 4 pin CPU connector.

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Message 1930635 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 3:02:30 UTC - in response to Message 1930318.  

YUP, The motherboard has 2 sockets with leads to supply power to the HDD/CD/DVD. And I ain't seen that kind of MONSTER EVER! ( Until Now.)
Neither have I.

That's one weird board. 14 pin PSU connector & a 4 pin CPU connector.

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I went ahead and put in my 750w PS with the Adapter I had and am running out all of my tasks.
I also downloaded all of the drivers and gadgets that I wanted.
When the time comes I will drop in the GTX1050 and see how things go.
Wish me luck.
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Message 1930639 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 3:21:56 UTC - in response to Message 1930635.  

Wish me luck.

Good luck.
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Message 1931068 - Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 18:12:32 UTC
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OK, I have run out all of my old tasks and am ready to remove all of my old drivers and put in the GTX 1050.
Do I need to remove and re-install BOINC or just do the drivers to start Crunching again and just Let 'er fly?

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Message 1931069 - Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 18:18:59 UTC - in response to Message 1931068.  

Just install the card & drivers. I've yet to experience any issues & have changed GPU on my main rig many times since its initial build.
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Message 1931184 - Posted: 21 Apr 2018, 3:24:09 UTC

Valids are starting to come in for the GTX1050!!! :)
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Message 1931185 - Posted: 21 Apr 2018, 3:31:44 UTC - in response to Message 1931184.  

Valids are starting to come in for the GTX1050!!! :)

Good to see.
With a bit of luck the Manager will now try the different applications again, and this time it should end up with SoG, it does much better with GBT & Arecibo VLARs than the older CUDA applications.
And there are command line settings that can be used to get even more work out of it than the default settings (the defaults are a trade off between crunching, and system responsiveness. If you don't use the system for daily work, you can select much more aggressive values).
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