Posts by SlyWolf

1) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844198)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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Well the drivers now gone, and my nvidia control pannel is on the fritz, so attempting a system restore to see if that fixes the problem. I still haven't seen the error message pop back up
2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844186)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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Sorry to hear. But at least a laptop is easier to take along when running for a flood... not that it's as important as photos and papers... or kids. :-)


Very Very True :) and the 5 dogs, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 4 turtles :)

Luckly the very heavy desktop was on the second floor, wouldn't have floated anywhere, but I doubt that kind of water would have been acceptable for a watercooler :)
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844180)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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I build my own computers normaly, but the laptop was a special treat after the floods here in Iowa, myself and my family lost most everything we owned, so I figured I'd spoil myself and buy a computer instead of building another one.
4) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844179)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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Thank god, don't have to worry about the opening voiding the warrenty though, to change memory or swap drives you have to take the whole underside of the computer off anyway, and instructions are in the book for it, vauge, but in their so no worries their.
Just to be on the safe side though, I've removed the driver and went back to the original one.
Nice to know what the thing has under the hood though lol.
Thanks though Jord, Hopefully your right and it's just the driver doing it, it did it once and hasn't since. I haven't noticed any games going crazy so I think I'm clear.
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844173)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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Okay got it open, if anyone could see anything capacitors on these cards they way their installed I would be amazed. Can't see anything with this config. Except a lot more dust on the dual fans then I thought their would be after only 4 months.
6) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844164)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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It has Nvidia GF8700m Gt's x 2.

Ah, I was already about to ask if they were physical cards or embedded GPUS. That answered that, they're embedded.

When in SLI, does the OS report two cards? DO games? Does GPUZ?

I see you're using Vista. When you installed BOINC, you did make sure it installed not as a service (Protected Application Execution was off)?


Their supposed to be stand alone cards. All the programs read as Sli.
I made sure it wasn't installed as a service. Had to reload it the other day. Now I'm freaking out and trying to very very carfully open this thing up to look at the cards... not sure the warrenty will cover this event or not.
7) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844158)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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And yeah, I did have that error with the new driver about an hour ago. I don't THINK I was running Boinc....
8) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844157)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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If you start getting a message that your NVLDDMKM driver has quit and recovered and you are using and EVGY GT graphics card. Open your computer and check the graphics card for ruptured capacitors. I run six multi core computers and I have had to shut down BOINC on three of them that had the 8 and 9 series GeFORCE GT cards after switching over to the new software.
Other than that I have also noticed that the WU is posted as saying it will take several thousand hours to complete, but usually takes less than 100 hours, according to the computer.


Good god I hope not, $3,000 laptop. It has Nvidia GF8700m Gt's x 2. Hear of any problems with those? Otherwise the cuda driver's getting the boot real fast.
9) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844153)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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First of all, soorrryy for posting on the wrong forum, i've only been up for 27 hours taking care of a family member whom had surgery.

It only detects 1 card. Doesn't matter if sli is enabled or disabled, and yes reboot is required. Shows 1 cuda device found.

I'm also judging the time by the percentage shown, and no, not faster. Could be the batch of wu's, this is possible.

Okay, good to know the timer is somewhat flawed.
10) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Someone, need some cuda help here (Message 844141)
Posted 23 Dec 2008 by Profile SlyWolf
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Okay a few questions...
With the cuda active, it only allows 1 wu to run at a time, I have a dual core cpu and dual video cards running in sli. I've also tried it with the sli disabled, and no change.
Second, the timer is really really wrong. My first wu with cuda said it took around 4 minutes to complete.. when in reality it was more like 1 - 1 1/2 hours. It's doing the same thing with the next wu also.
Third, It seemed so much faster without the cuda running. The dual cores could kick out 2 wu in about an 1 - 2 hours. Now that it's only letting me run one at a time, and taking longer for that one, I don't get the hype.
Can someone help me understand this, is their a seting, a bug, a glich, anything?
11) Questions and Answers : Web site : Error on file upload, can't open file? (Message 495404)
Posted 1 Jan 2007 by Profile SlyWolf
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If you look around the board a bit you will see many threads discussing that Seti has been having problems all day. Unfortunately, the Seti servers seem to always pick a long weekend, when there is no one to fix it, to go flaky.


Ah I see. Thanks Aurora. I thought maybe it was just my computer being evil again. It does that from time to time. Good to know that it's not just that. It figures it would do this on a long weekend as you said.
12) Questions and Answers : Web site : Error on file upload, can't open file? (Message 495374)
Posted 1 Jan 2007 by Profile SlyWolf
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The past few days I've been getting the following errors, not every time, just off and on...

1/1/2007 12:22:39 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.253_0_0
1/1/2007 12:22:41 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0
1/1/2007 12:22:49 AM|SETI@home|Error on file upload: can't open file
1/1/2007 12:22:49 AM|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.253_0_0: transient upload error
1/1/2007 12:22:49 AM|SETI@home|Backing off 27 minutes and 58 seconds on upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.253_0_0
1/1/2007 12:22:50 AM|SETI@home|Error on file upload: can't open file
1/1/2007 12:22:50 AM|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0: transient upload error
1/1/2007 12:22:50 AM|SETI@home|Backing off 16 minutes and 48 seconds on upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0
1/1/2007 12:39:38 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0
1/1/2007 12:39:41 AM|SETI@home|Error on file upload: can't open file
1/1/2007 12:39:41 AM|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0: transient upload error
1/1/2007 12:39:41 AM|SETI@home|Backing off 41 minutes and 14 seconds on upload of file 05ja00aa.2938.19632.947164.3.252_0_0

Why is my computer abusing me so? Any suggestions? I know it's not a firewall issue, seeing as it works most of the time, just now and then I get this message. I've got 2 WU's waiting now for about 4 hours... Including one this morning, but in between these times, no problems.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : No credit granted? (Message 492686)
Posted 29 Dec 2006 by Profile SlyWolf
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Okay about the overflow error, it said results overflowed by 9 or something like that, is their any setting I need to change?


"-9 result_overflow" isn't a problem, as long as all computers crunching same wu reports this, it's just due to too much noise in the wu and therefore nothing to worry about.

But, in this instance, it's the only result for this wu showing "-9 result_overflow", so it's also possible it's due to a computer-problem. One reason can be heat-related, checking all fans are running and cleaning-out dust-bunnies would be an idea. Also, some "too much overclocked"-computers instead of crashing can start giving nothing but -9 result_overflow on all results.


Yeah, I don't have the overheating problem beings I'm running 13 fans in my computer, it never gets over 127F. The overclocking might be the problem on it, I haven't had any problems with it on overclocking other then that. I guess all things considered, 1 or 2 out of 75 or so isn't too bad of a deal. It's a great deal when you add in the fact I'm running a pentium 4 2.8ghz at an overclock of 3.6ghz with no problems. Although... I added some memory and it sent my computer into a seizure, and apparently did a little more then boost the memory
14) Message boards : Number crunching : No credit granted? (Message 492141)
Posted 28 Dec 2006 by Profile SlyWolf
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2 of my wu that were uploaded with no problems say that I have recieved no credit. However two other computers on the same wu's got credit. I claimed credit sure, but didn't get any. Why is this? Did I just get cheated?!

The results returned by your computer ended up being invalid. If you look at your stderr under "result ID" one errored out with an overflow error, the other with a no heartbeat error.


Okay about the overflow error, it said results overflowed by 9 or something like that, is their any setting I need to change?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : No credit granted? (Message 492099)
Posted 28 Dec 2006 by Profile SlyWolf
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2 of my wu that were uploaded with no problems say that I have recieved no credit. However two other computers on the same wu's got credit. I claimed credit sure, but didn't get any. Why is this? Did I just get cheated?!
16) Questions and Answers : Web site : WU Stats Stuck (Message 476693)
Posted 8 Dec 2006 by Profile SlyWolf
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My results screen shows 1 WU from a day or two ago that is still in progress. Yet I don't have it on my computer. Seti has already moved onto other WU's. I don't have the one it's saying I'm still working on. Any idea's people?

The stats pages we see are not realtime, it can take some time for them all to be updated. They should be updated every few hours, but glitches do occur.
The other thing that can happen is so called "ghost units". That is when Berkeley thinks it sent you a unit when in fact it did not. They are nothing to worry about as any non returned unit gets auto sent out to other computers after 14 days and no result is returned.


Thanks. It was starting to bug me lol. I'll just let it do it's own thing. Another ghost in the machine.
17) Questions and Answers : Web site : WU Stats Stuck (Message 476271)
Posted 8 Dec 2006 by Profile SlyWolf
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My results screen shows 1 WU from a day or two ago that is still in progress. Yet I don't have it on my computer. Seti has already moved onto other WU's. I don't have the one it's saying I'm still working on. Any idea's people?





 
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