Posts by Jim_S

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Another one bites the dust (Message 1955832)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jim_S
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Crackling is electrical arcing. So you have a trace that is broken with current flowing through it and it is jumping the gap. Or you could have a capacitor that is breaking down and arcing internally too. Death sentence I would assume.


Can't see anything in the dark, Must be Cap having internal Death.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Another one bites the dust (Message 1955817)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jim_S
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The MB is Crackling. No obvious damage.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Another one bites the dust (Message 1955660)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Jim_S
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I have had another computer die...3 to go then no more S@H. Then what sanity I have left will fry. Sorry Wingfolks.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : congestive heart failure - signs - symptoms - treatments and disscussion. (Message 1952792)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Jim_S
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Byron's computers are again processing work units, the first time in more than a month. If that ain't a positive positive, I dunno what a positive positive is !

oh good!
Thank you so much for the updates, Pierre :) that is positive.

*leave big hug for Byron*


+1 I really should visit S@H more often Byron My Friend.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Grant Nelson (Message 1940178)
Posted 18 Jun 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Rest in Peace Grant.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : lenovo thinkcentre m82 (Message 1931184)
Posted 21 Apr 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Valids are starting to come in for the GTX1050!!! :)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : lenovo thinkcentre m82 (Message 1931068)
Posted 20 Apr 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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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?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : lenovo thinkcentre m82 (Message 1930635)
Posted 18 Apr 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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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.

MB Manual



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.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : lenovo thinkcentre m82 (Message 1930229)
Posted 16 Apr 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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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.


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.)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : lenovo thinkcentre m82 (Message 1930090)
Posted 15 Apr 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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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?

Thanks in Advance,

Jim Scott
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Lookin For The Best Deal (Message 1927001)
Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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I want to get a new copy of Win 10 and HD for my ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO And of course I have Been Searching for The best deal.
Any Suggestions in the US? (My Eyes Are Tired!!!)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1918427)
Posted 12 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Thanks Wiggo.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1918415)
Posted 12 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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It's an OLD Dell inspiron and the biggest Quad it will take is a Core 2 Quad (E or Q Not Sure )6600 I think.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1918185)
Posted 11 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Thanks Grant.


Would that setup run the 1050 Better?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1917963)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Thanks Grant.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1917845)
Posted 9 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Reckon that a C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig Would do enough to be worth My time/power?

If you can get it all for $50 or less.

Edit- A quick look shows the RX460 is rated for around 100W. For a bit under 50% better performance a GTX 1050Ti is rated at 75W.
Of course finding a GTX 1050Ti for less than an arm or a kidney might be rather difficult until the Crypto boom bursts.


This is all Backup kit.
I also have a GTX 1050 that I'm waiting for some parts to put it back online.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig (Message 1917835)
Posted 9 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Reckon that a C2D E5400 + RX460 2 Gig Would do enough to be worth My time/power?
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : C2D + RX460 (Message 1917820)
Posted 9 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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Reckon that a C2D E5400 + RX460 Would do enough to be worth My time/power?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Mark (Message 1916836)
Posted 4 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim_S
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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARK... Sorry I'm LATE, Haven't been Online lately.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Dr SETI (Message 1904093)
Posted 1 Dec 2017 by Profile Jim_S
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Rest in peace Richard My FRIEND!!!


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