Posts by BigDaddyDave

21) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA RT2.3 available - upgrade highly recommended (Message 920876)
Posted 24 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Thanks Raistmer will do!
22) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How to install CUDA 2.3? (Message 920839)
Posted 23 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Noob question:
Want to have CUDA 2.3 working? Where can I Dl the needed files?



Hmmm, I'm just confused now. So we can update our CUDA with the 3rd party appl DLL files? I can see that Nvida drivers will not.




Get Chrunchin'


BDDave
23) Message boards : Technical News : Hello Again (Jul 23 2009) (Message 920831)
Posted 23 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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All I know is that last post "Working as Expected (Jul 13 2009)" with 210 replies gave me a headache once I was done reading it. If we can put a man on the moon then we can fix this bandwith database issue. We just need the NASA $1 billion funding. Oh wait....DAMN! In the mean time use the force Matt!



Get crunchin'

Dave
24) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New Nvidia video driver version 190.38 released (Message 920496)
Posted 22 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Sutaru ,


Thanks for the thread from what I have read, I CAN update my EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 to a higher version of Cuda.

Joseph asked a question on the board titled CUDA version that was answered as a possible "no." I thought I was going to be stuck at CUDA 1.3.

Get crunchin'

Dave
25) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New Nvidia video driver version 190.38 released (Message 920194)
Posted 22 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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New in Release 190.38

* Adds support for CUDA 2.3 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA Zone for more details.

26) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : My CUDA Story (Message 917655)
Posted 14 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Hi Peter Farrow,

I would suggest that you download NVIDIA’s free GPU over clocking tool, it has a lot of the answers to your questions in an easy to use GUI (I've bumped up the original message in this forum for you to click on) search for "EVGA Precision Over clocking Tool v1.7.1" or just click http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=53202. Also, per some of the members, you don't even need an NVIDIA card to use it on some GPU.

Regarding the quest to over clock, this tool will let you test it first to prevent OS crashes. As for MHz increments, I found bumping it up in 10 MHz increments at a time and then waiting about 10 seconds for the system to catch up works best. For the temps, you can use the build in fan adjustments. I'm at 80% but may increase since it is summer.

And last down load NVIDIA CUDA 2.0, it will crunch your SETI CUDAs faster! (agnawt added the link for you)


Get crunchin!

BDDave
27) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : EVGA Precision Overclocking Tool v1.7.0 (2009-04-17) is available for download. (Message 917639)
Posted 14 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Bumped up for you to find Peter!


Get crunchin'

BDDave
28) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Bare minimum cuda (Message 915562)
Posted 8 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Hi There Weasel,

No problem my friend, here is the link to Nvidia capable CUDA cards. http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_learn_products.html


Just remember to read what the GPU power supply requirements are for the card(s) and if you have PCI-E motherboard connections and the room. I just installed a new card in April so hit me up for knowledge!

Also, here is the GPU CUDA driver page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_get.html




Get Crunchin!

BDDAve
29) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : simple stop getting cuda wu (Message 914576)
Posted 6 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Well today was all about CUDA WUs!

LOL

Dave
30) Message boards : Technical News : Increasing Numbers (Jul 01 2009) (Message 913640)
Posted 3 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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What? This is unacceptable! Oh look, "videos from the SETI@home 10 year anniversary!" (Easily distracted) Oh, I’m going there, What was I talking about?


Dave
31) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : simple stop getting cuda wu (Message 913639)
Posted 3 Jul 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Hi Bloodrain,

It's just you.....


Just kidding, it's everyone; the boys over at SETI are having database issues and are tweaking it again until all starts to run smoothly again.

At certain times this week I have not received AP WUs, SET@Home(CUDA) WUs and am currently only running SETI@Home WUs.

SETI happens!

Whenever you notice that you are not receiving certain types of work units(WU), please go to the "Message boards : Technical News," and your answer will be there for you.

Click here: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_forum.php?id=21


Get crunchin'

Dave
32) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GeForce Driver Release Version: 186.18 (June 18th) (Message 911068)
Posted 25 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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I assume everyone is doing a clean install of video drivers by 1st removing the old drivers and folders, then rebooting and installing the new ones?


My system:
P4 CPU 3.20GHz(2 processors)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (895MB) driver: 18618
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x86 Edition, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)

With the Cuda 2.0 and seems to be running great.


Dave
33) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GeForce Driver Release Version: 186.18 (June 18th) (Message 909052)
Posted 19 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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GeForce Driver Release 186 WHQL
Version: 186.18
Release Date: June 18, 2009

Get it here!


Summary of release.

This is a WHQL-certified driver supporting GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.

New in Release 186.18

    Numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation.




New in Release 185/186 drivers:

    Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.




Get crunchin!

Dave

34) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New version 6.6.31 not exiting? (Message 908599)
Posted 18 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Yup, newest version exits like a charm!


Get Crunchin'


Dave
35) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New version 6.6.31 not exiting? (Message 908324)
Posted 17 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Did anyone happen to notice on the new version exiting the boinc manager takes it out of the system tray but does not stop it from running?



Dude tell me about it! I can't close BOINC unless I reboot my computer but I have an easy get around for everyone.

Right click on the BOINC icon and select "Snooze." You will notice that the Seti work units will disappear in the "Windows Task Manager." Do what you need to do then go back and unclick "Snooze" again.


Get Crunchin!

BDDave
36) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running E8500 and CUDA. Only 1 CPU core works? (Message 904642)
Posted 7 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Yup soon as I woke up I saw the 2 AP units running.

I thought I was going crazy for a bit there!


Dave
37) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running E8500 and CUDA. Only 1 CPU core works? (Message 903870)
Posted 5 Jun 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Running AP unit on 1 CPU yet the other CPU is running S@H; 1 CUDA running on 1 GPU. So Why not 2 CPUs with 2 AP units?

Hi Ageless ;)


Forgive me I'm tired and after reading threads, I only see big technical words (my new job is over-clocking my brain).

I haven't had time to tweak anything yet with Ramster's files, I only have BOINC installed. I noticed a new version of BOINC Client is out so I have updated to 6.6.31. But before I go the next step (Ramster), I also noticed earlier today that I'm only running 1 Astropulse on my CPU and the other CPU is running SETI@home; 3rd is of course the GPU. This must have started afer I upgraded from version 6.4.7 and deleted my configs (Old message at bottom of this message). I know this is an easy one where I probably place a config file somewhere in my prefs.

I have installed the Nvidia 185.35 drivers and "cudadriver_2.2_winxp_32_185.85_general.exe"

Applications are set to:
SETI@home Enhanced: yes
Astropulse: yes
Astropulse v5: yes


My current messages:

6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Starting BOINC client version 6.6.31 for windows_intelx86
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8j zlib/1.2.3
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Running under account User
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1]
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x86 Edition, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Memory: 1.50 GB physical, 2.85 GB virtual
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Disk: 179.31 GB total, 111.34 GB free
6/4/2009 9:19:02 PM Local time is UTC -7 hours
6/4/2009 9:19:03 PM CUDA device: GeForce GTX 260 (driver version 18585, compute capability 1.3, 896MB, est. 111GFLOPS)
6/4/2009 9:19:03 PM Not using a proxy
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM SETI@home URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 2378854; location: home; project prefs: default
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 04-Mar-2009 23:03:00)
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM SETI@home Computer location: home
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM SETI@home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM Preferences limit memory usage when active to 767.36MB
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1381.25MB
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM Preferences limit disk usage to 89.65GB
6/4/2009 9:19:04 PM SETI@home Restarting task ap_21mr09aa_B0_P1_00219_20090501_06557.wu_2 using astropulse_v5 version 503
6/4/2009 9:19:05 PM SETI@home Restarting task 19mr09aa.676.73399.8.8.248_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
6/4/2009 9:19:05 PM SETI@home Restarting task 19mr09aa.14564.83624.7.8.97_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 608




My previous version messages:

5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Starting BOINC client version 6.4.7 for windows_intelx86
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Libraries: libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8j zlib/1.2.3
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Running under account User
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1]
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x86 Editon, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Memory: 1.50 GB physical, 2.85 GB virtual
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Disk: 179.31 GB total, 104.15 GB free
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Local time is UTC -7 hours
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Not using a proxy
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||CUDA devices found
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 2378854; location: home; project prefs: default
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 04-Mar-2009 23:03:00)
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Computer location: home
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 767.36MB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1381.25MB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 89.65GB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit # CPUs to 3
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task ap_22fe09af_B1_P0_00035_20090513_19035.wu_0 using astropulse_v5 version 503
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task ap_22fe09af_B1_P1_00250_20090513_21196.wu_2 using astropulse_v5 version 503
5/16/2009 11:59:40 AM|SETI@home|Fetching scheduler list
5/16/2009 11:59:45 AM|SETI@home|Master file download succeeded
5/16/2009 11:59:50 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 30240 seconds of work, reporting 45 completed tasks


Thanks as always!

Dave
38) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : What and Where is the Cuda 2.2 mod ?? (Message 895588)
Posted 16 May 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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185.85 WHQL driver is the latest last I looked, that is If one's using windows XP and You are, I run 185.85 under XP x64 and yes I use the 2.2 dll files, Raistmers V11 Cross Watch Seti app and I don't use the Team mod(obsolete) as I use Boinc 6.6.20 instead of something older or newer(so far, But that might change to something newer, maybe). You need to upgrade to 6.6.20, Unless You want to run the obsolete Team Mod and the equally obsolete 6.4.7 as 6.6.20 was the recommended version and I run It with no problems here.




Hey Super Joker,

Sounds good! I'll upgrade to Boinc 6.6.20 and then add on the 2.2 Dll files from Raistmers V11 Cross Watch Seti app.
39) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : What and Where is the Cuda 2.2 mod ?? (Message 895542)
Posted 16 May 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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If you're already running with an app_info.xml file, then it's an easy and worthwhile upgrade. You need to upgrade to the Nvidia 185.25 drivers first, and then just replace the runtime and FFT files (cudart.dll and cufft.dll) with the ones from Raistmer's post - follow Claggy's link. Because the files have the same names as the ones you're already using, no other change is needed - you do not have to edit app_info.xml




"Error Will Marshall! ERROR!

All my CUDAs have gone to "Compute error," so I have placed back my original "cudart.dll" and "cufft.dll" files.

I have installed the latest Nvidia 185.35 drivers and I then replaced only the "cudart.dll" and "cufft.dll" files from Raistmer's post via Claggy's link. My BOINC directory is "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu" directory. I only saw 2 Dll files in the Zip. Perhaps I overlooked something. Regarding the "runtime" post part, not sure what that is. I installed my Raistmer's files back on March 15th or so, perhaps a newer version is out.


Help!

Dave



Here are my details after I placed back in the original 2 Dll files.
All back to working correctly.

5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Starting BOINC client version 6.4.7 for windows_intelx86
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Libraries: libcurl/7.19.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8j zlib/1.2.3
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Running under account User
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1]
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x86 Editon, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Memory: 1.50 GB physical, 2.85 GB virtual
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Disk: 179.31 GB total, 104.15 GB free
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Local time is UTC -7 hours
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Not using a proxy
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||CUDA devices found
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 2378854; location: home; project prefs: default
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 04-Mar-2009 23:03:00)
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Computer location: home
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 767.36MB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1381.25MB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 89.65GB
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM||Preferences limit # CPUs to 3
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task ap_22fe09af_B1_P0_00035_20090513_19035.wu_0 using astropulse_v5 version 503
5/16/2009 11:59:29 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task ap_22fe09af_B1_P1_00250_20090513_21196.wu_2 using astropulse_v5 version 503
5/16/2009 11:59:40 AM|SETI@home|Fetching scheduler list
5/16/2009 11:59:45 AM|SETI@home|Master file download succeeded
5/16/2009 11:59:50 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 30240 seconds of work, reporting 45 completed tasks
40) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : EVGA Precision Overclocking Tool v1.7.0 (2009-04-17) is available for download. (Message 894826)
Posted 15 May 2009 by Profile BigDaddyDave
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Also you DON'T need an evga card to use this utility as I don't own any. Tested on MSI and Tesla.



Ah man, that is fantastic information!


Get crunchin'

BDDave


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