Posts by John Fluth

1) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2049679)
Posted 19 May 2020 by Profile John Fluth
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Started in 1999. Fun while it lasted. I was featured on a Home Box Office (HBO) VICE special about SETI. Built up computers for SETI - starting with a computer that took almost a week to do one Classic Work Unit. Things changed so quickly!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 295 Windows 7 Windows Experience Index BSOD (Message 1317331)
Posted 19 Dec 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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Thank you very much for such a detailed reply! This weekend, I will try most of these suggestions and send a report about any progress.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 295 Windows 7 Windows Experience Index BSOD (Message 1315865)
Posted 16 Dec 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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Had another GTX 295 that was running hot. Replaced old heatsink compound with Artic Silver. Long messy job! When finished, it looks nice, but only one side works! Been in a parts box for almost a year. After these responses, I'm thinking about selling both of those defective GTX 295s on eBay with a clear label of "Broken, not working GTX 295" along with a description of everything I know that is wrong with them. Questions: is it wrong to sell problems to somebody else? How much to ask for both if sold separately?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 295 Windows 7 Windows Experience Index BSOD (Message 1315788)
Posted 15 Dec 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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GTX 295 only used to run SETI. Tried Windows 7 Windows Experience Index (WEI) assessment. BSOD. Removed GTX 295 and installed GTX 570. WEI worked. Tried different GTX 295 and WEI worked. Tried GTX 295 in another computer and ran WEI - BSOD. After WEI, that GTX 295 did a BSOD while running SETI. Never overclocked. Cooling fins completely clean - dust-off and pipe cleaners. Cooling fan seems to work fine. Running fan at 100%. Any ideas or suggestions?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Best vintage 775 sli motherboard? (Message 1213800)
Posted 4 Apr 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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The question was - what's wrong with the NV chip? I have two motherboards with Nvidia chips - 123-YW-E175 RX. One stopped working - would not go to bios. Replaced everything on the board one component at a time. Tried disconnecting everything. Tried removing motherboard and running it on a static bag on top of a cardboard box. Then, I replaced the board and every part I had removed worked on the next motherboard - a 123-YW-E175 RX, that now starts "going to sleep" when I am away. I have to restart it to get it going again. I've tried everything to get it to stay awake. In the meantime, every board with an Intel chipset works perfectly. The broken 123-YW-E175 is sitting in my trashcan - it looks too good to throw away - too broken to use! That's why I'm not looking for an NVIDIA chip.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Best vintage 775 sli motherboard? (Message 1213493)
Posted 3 Apr 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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I found NIB Asus P5K for $88 plus $18 shipping BIN on eBay, and a used ASUS P5K-E WIFI that is up to $20. Will be looking at both. I have a Q9550 and two Q9400 that I would like to keep using before considering Ivy Bridge. Still looking for information about Ivy Bridge on-board GPU and how it would work with a GTX 295. Thanks for the advice. Sirguy
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Best vintage 775 sli motherboard? (Message 1213483)
Posted 3 Apr 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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A computer with a 123-YW-E175-rx motherboard - an EVGA 750i - started acting wonky. I swapped out everything until I found messages at the EVGA website of other people having the same problems with their 750i motherboards. I have another 123-YW-E175-rx that has started acting strange. Any advice on a replacement 775 motherboard with slots for two gtx 295s that I can run 24/7 with SETI? All I'm finding are vintage motherboards - need some advice on the best one. I do not overclock. Thanks for a reply.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Graphic card problems (Message 1208704)
Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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Looking for best NVIDIA driver for two EVGA GTX 295, Windows 7 Pro, 64bit addressing, Socket 775, ddr2. I "upgraded" to the newest NVIDIA driver and my computer is slower crunching SETI! Went back to 290.53, but I can not remember what I had before. If this computer was dedicated to BOINC, would any OS beside Windows 7 make it run faster?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Graphic card problems (Message 1201214)
Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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I have the dual card model where you can not see the metal cooling fins until you take the card apart. The card was overheating. I took the card apart, cleaned an amazing amount of stuff off the fins (I bought the card used and suspect that the former owner was a smoker) and reassembled it. Now the card does not work. The top indicator is green, but there is only a black screen on the monitor. It was fun taking it apart and putting it back together, but what a waste!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Graphic card problems (Message 1199703)
Posted 25 Feb 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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Did you remove the fan and look at the fins that the fan blows air into?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Graphic card problems (Message 1199571)
Posted 25 Feb 2012 by Profile John Fluth
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If you are still working on your gtx 295s, I had a problem with overheating on a dual pcb evga 295. Blowing it out with compressed air did not help. Took it completely apart to see that the air intake - where the fan blows air into the shrowded cooling fins - were blocked with what looked like carpet! Almost all of the vents were completely closed. It took a toothbrush to scrub it off, then Clorox Cleanup and hot water to remove stuff that looked baked onto the fins. Waiting for 12g tube of Artic Silver 5 from NewEgg to complete the re-assembly and see if it works. Question - are your broken GTX 295s for sale?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : New toys at SETI lab! (Message 1048675)
Posted 15 Nov 2010 by Profile John Fluth
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Wondering - would the results out in the field ever go closer to zero at the current progress of not sending out new work units?
13) Message boards : News : The project is down while we remodel our database servers. (Message 1045263)
Posted 31 Oct 2010 by Profile John Fluth
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Jeff - thanks for a great message from a great project! Looking forward to even bigger and better things from SETI when the new equipment is implemented.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : The project down due to a network problem. (Message 1016331)
Posted 16 Jul 2010 by Profile John Fluth
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Jeff - Thanks so much for the updates. Networks can be frustrating - particularly if somebody messed with something! Sometimes an encouraging word can help, so here is the encouraging word.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (28) Server problems (Message 971042)
Posted 18 Feb 2010 by Profile John Fluth
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Able to submit some tasks about five minutes ago. Did not receive any tasks.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Inspiron 530 Q6600 BOINC only sees two processors! (Message 800327)
Posted 21 Aug 2008 by Profile John Fluth
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New Inspiron 530 Q6600 in office - on loading BOINC, BOINC only "sees" two processors - only runs on two of the four processors. I checked the preferences, which allows BOINC to run on all four processors, but still, BOINC only is running on two of the four processors. I contacted Dell support, and the agent had no suggestions. Any ideas?


What does CPU-Z say about the computer?
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Make sure that the computer recognizes all the processors.

Thanks for the reply. Computer is at office. Will run CPU-Z in the morning.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Inspiron 530 Q6600 BOINC only sees two processors! (Message 800317)
Posted 21 Aug 2008 by Profile John Fluth
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New Inspiron 530 Q6600 in office - on loading BOINC, BOINC only "sees" two processors - only runs on two of the four processors. I checked the preferences, which allows BOINC to run on all four processors, but still, BOINC only is running on two of the four processors. I contacted Dell support, and the agent had no suggestions. Any ideas?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer speed up. (Message 734527)
Posted 5 Apr 2008 by Profile John Fluth
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Question - can a faster video card help a computer crunch seti faster?
19) Message boards : Technical News : Weirderer (Sep 07 2007) (Message 636078)
Posted 8 Sep 2007 by Profile John Fluth
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[quote]No problem - it's a constant battle to decide how much detail is too much or too little in every post I make. Too much: boring, redundant, confusing. Too little: unclear, vague, misleading.


Matt - Thanks for doing such a great job! Parts fail - things happen - I've been there - and appreciate your dedication.
20) Questions and Answers : Web site : SETI Certificate of Computation Question (Message 208515)
Posted 9 Dec 2005 by Profile John Fluth
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Pooh Bear - thanks for the reply! A question - why the pseudonymn instead of using your real name? I used my real name for six years on Seti Classic without any problems. Is there a reason to not use my real name on Seti Boinc?


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