Posts by Michael W.F. Miles

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem joining / finding a team (Message 1850109)
Posted 20 Feb 2017 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
You would be very welcome to join Team New Mexico.

Have a great day
2) Message boards : Number crunching : You have to love early Xmas and B'day presents (even if you have to pay for them yourself). (Message 1850107)
Posted 20 Feb 2017 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Quite often the hardest part about the gift to self is explaining how much the refrigerator size box with the big letters "CRAY" really cost to your wife

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Kitty cooling off thread................... (Message 1791929)
Posted 30 May 2016 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Considering cats are by far the most advanced species in this Galaxy I would suggest they would simply overrule any guidelines or rules us mere humans have setup.

Any thread deserves a good laugh.
Speaking of which

May as well get the dog in too.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Radeon R9H365X GPU trouble (Message 1753537)
Posted 3 Jan 2016 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Hello Michael

I am running Version 2015.1012.1345.22882 and I did have problems with letting windows install through windows update.
You need the app versions of Catalyst Control Center for it to work properly
The driver package will say app and the sdk also installed

There is instruction here

Hard to find

Michael Miles
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Number of Seti tasks on a Quadro 3800 (Message 1753323)
Posted 2 Jan 2016 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Hey bud

Your computer is hidden so can't see if you run Anonymous Tasks or not.
If you are then you will need to edit your app_info.xml file in the C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\ folder

Set folder options- View and check show hidden files if you have not already
What you need to change in app_info.xml is here

Look below, this just a sample of my app_info.xml entry
Where you see <count>1</count> change the 1 to .5 if you wish to run 2 tasks at once. It would be .3 for 3 tasks.

Your memory on the card is what limits you. For 1 gig 2 tasks would be good. 3 or more you would need more ram on the card.


Hope this helps

Michael Miles
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1752829)
Posted 1 Jan 2016 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Hey Wiggo

I know the comment to Jason was a joke but I tell you. NZ is a paradise.
I could not get over the scent in the air. It was sweet like fruits. Lemons everywhere. The water on the beaches was like crystal. I love storms as well and some pretty big ones hit.
Australia may be different but not by much

I long to go back.

Well take care and Happy New Year

7) Message boards : Number crunching : [resolved] - :) - Nvidia driver after 337.88 keeps failing on Win7Pro 64 bit, what's wrong? (Message 1752827)
Posted 1 Jan 2016 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Hey Bro

I would try taking off Hyperthreading and bump the voltage a bit. 1.25 should be good
Make sure speedstep is off
Are you reserving a core for each NV task?
Your combiation is a bit curious. I would be thinking the driver is getting a bit messed up controlling both PCI-E and PCI
Try removineg the 430 and see if that helps

Also the sound component may be the problem. Reinstall driver as Admin an do a clean custom install with everything except Nvidia experience

Just suggestions Bro

I have had no problems running 337.88 on my 460
I also run a little ati HD and no problems

8) Message boards : News : More on that weird Kepler star (Message 1744989)
Posted 26 Nov 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Well being 1,465 light years from Earth means a radio beam would take 1,465 Years just to reach it.
I doubt that answer would even return for about 1400 years

9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1744983)
Posted 26 Nov 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I would have to say nay

Far too early to be released.
I put it on my quad tablet and no camera and a lot of random locks. Way more developing needed. The major thing that got me is the spy crap they placed in.

Big Brother in action

Michael Miles
10) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Overclocking - is it possible? (Message 1744978)
Posted 26 Nov 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Sure bro

By staging I mean power phases

The capacitors beside you cpu socket determine how many phases the power goes through. If there are 5 then you have a 4+1 stage power phase. If there are 10 then you have a 8+2 stage power phase. The more stages the power goes through the more stability your CPU will have.

More phase means greater and cleaner electricity to be put into your CPU, therefor increases OC-ing ability and stability of your CPU.
XMP profile means it locked to that profile. Just fine as long as it is on the profile your good. Placing off profile and on auto is a problem
One other thing that was stressed to me. Do not be scared to use some voltage, just not too much

11) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Overclocking - is it possible? (Message 1744969)
Posted 26 Nov 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Just to chime in here.

I have overclocked my 1100T and stressed it with prime95 and it remained stable for days. As soon as I started Boinc running Seti it would BSOD
Boinc is now the way I test my Overclock. It stresses the system far more than any stress program out there.
Getting a CPU to remain stable is not just the CPU doing it as much as the staging of your motherboard. 4+1 is not suitable for OC. 8+1 or 8+2 is far better.
Ram is always the main consideration. Taking them off auto is a must. Getting your timing correct is something of a trial and error deal that each and every board, Ram and CPU combo will face. Whether or not you run x86 or x64 is another factor. For some reasons x86 runs with higher stable OC. Whether or not your ram slots are totally populated is another one. Two works better than Four
Weather or not you can Overclock by the CPU multiplier instead of pushing the FSB up is another big Factor, Always obtain unlocked CPU for the best OC.
Finally take the stock block and fan off and throw it in the garbage because it is useless. Get a good cooler. Liquid based is the best but some air coolers are just fine. Coolmaster makes great coolers for air.
I always take off my side plate to my box and place a small desk fan to cool it
Watch out for wire biting kitties though.
Speaking of Kitties you could do what Mark Sattler does. Use Freon based cooler and freeze your ass off

Sorry mark. Your great in my book.

Michael Miles
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1738434)
Posted 31 Oct 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
The question of Roswell being a real event has a lot of maybe yes maybe no. I have to look at the results of the last 1000 years to see where the most growth of technology has taken place. The last 100 years we have seen a huge jump in the growth of our Technology. Why the jump?
I would say the most knowledgeable man to contribute to our world had to be Nicoli Tesla. His work was beyond anything that has previously been worked on.
He came up with ideas that were so far fetched but highly credible. He has given us the idea that nothing is impossible. So the thought of saying there is NO ET is just stupid.. There must be. This a pretty big universe or more probably a Multiverse that saying we are it is ludicrous.

As far as the Roswell incident the secrecy involved by the US Government warrants acknowledgment that something did happen. If nothing did then why all the secrecy.
As far as the pics we have seen of the Grey men they are truly false. There is no way that the US Government keeping such a secret would allow pictures to hit the public eye.

Where did the ideas come from that explained how a saucer type craft was seen in the area many times.
If we were to build a ship that was based on Anti gravity as a propulsion system how would it look. It would be a saucer with a spinning outer edge. Exactly what has been seen.
We have now realized that such a machine is not only possible but I would say it is being built.

I believe we have been visited many times in the past. Greek mythology about Gods coming from the sky or the Pictures that are drawn into rock walls in Egypt depicting a flying machine or South America showing the exact same Pictures is telling us we have been visited.

I will leave you with a thought. What if a civilization had the capability to travel through time and Dimensions. What if they knew they were all going to die if they did not seed a planet far away. Their own system made up of many inhabited worlds of humanoids of different color and looks had to be saved.
If I were them I would send a few from each world to a place they knew would be safe from the coming nova. What if that place was Earth. This world is made up of so many different races that it boggles the mind to think how did that happen

To think that different weather or temperatures could change a mans features so much is kind of ridiculous. Evolution? I don't think so.
No my friends if were to discover that man is so old and ancient that our lineage goes back millions of years instead of thousands would that shock you. Our scientists are now learning that we may be that old of a race.

So if we talk about ET and finding other civilizations then maybe we should just turn the telescopes around and look at ourselves.

Michael Miles
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally: 10.000.000 :) (Message 1689321)
Posted 9 Jun 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Good work and keep them coming

Nice feeling eh!

14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1688650)
Posted 6 Jun 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I see the status page with AP one minute and then they are gone.
I have given up doing them which has caused my RAC to be cut by half.
It is just insane as to why this is going on.
I used to be able to fill a cache with 200 now lucky to get one

Michael Miles
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1643088)
Posted 17 Feb 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I had a virus called "help_decrypt"
It came from a flashdrive that had only pictures on it. Nothing else.
I plugged it into my machine and it passed the virus scan.
Next morning all my movies, music, pictures ETC had a file in the same directory called help_Decrypt.

When I clicked on a movie or picture it said pay 500 bucks and we will decrypt your system.

yeah I'm sure they would.
The only cure was a complete wipe.

Ransom ware is so nasty I wish the police would do something about it.
At least a flogging with fishhooks on a rope.
Writers that do this to computers are psychotics and need to be dealt with as such.

Meanwhile the culprit is probably a Anti-Virus company.
I can sure see it. The companies that write and sell Anti-virus software need to have some thing to make people pay for their products.
one division make the viruses the other makes Anti virus software
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1639852)
Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Where oh where are my AP's gone
None to be seen. I hope that gets fixed sooner than later

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1638790)
Posted 8 Feb 2015 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Absolutely I pay more........I guess their point is I'm not GREEN ENOUGH...

And they know where they can put that argument.

I used to have 5000 watts of HPS lighting on my GREENERY and I had no notices saying I was using more. Heee, Heee
That was when I was exempted under the Health Canada System.
Disability even helped me pay the hydro. those days are gone though. At least until Herr Harper is gone and JT is next PM of Canada.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FX9370 CPU temps (Message 1618021)
Posted 24 Dec 2014 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Like the Phenom 2 series the FX chips work best under the 990 chipset.
I have tries the older chipsets and and different power phases but the best by far is the 990.

I have the Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Version 4 mow and stable at 4 GHz with core voltage 1.5.
Stay away from boards that have 4+1 power phase and go with 8+2

The Phenom 2 1100T now is purring at 100% load and 40C temp.
I use a coolmaster 212 Plus push and side plate off the box.
Small deskfan to cool the Mobo.

I have got this up to 4.4 and then needs more voltage.

I have seen Phenom 2 at 1.55 but that is a bit scary temps

Michael Miles
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1613417)
Posted 13 Dec 2014 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I find that Astropulse is the only thing worth spending hydro crunching on.
What is the problem now. It was going great and now I can't get any new tasks. GPU is out. As far as other projects I'm not interested.
So do we wait until after Tuesday again before the splitters are back up. There is a ton of AP to do, so lets do them
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (91) Server Problems? (Message 1599276)
Posted 10 Nov 2014 by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I know it's frustrating. Never forget, though, that calling SETI a shoestring operation is an insult to shoestrings. They have little money, little manpower, and the whole thing keeps going by sheer force of will and the infinite patience of it's citizen calculators.

I do understand 100%, Just blowing off some steam and I am sorry if I offended anyone.


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