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Message 12573 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 17:07:28 UTC

I know some are trying GPU out and I for one am fascinated it. One of the things that I find quite entertaining is watching the Tasks page in my BOINC Manager. I have it sorted by 'To Completion' and can be mesmerized by the way the lines and numbers flicker and ripple as the tasks are rapidly completed. (OK, mesmerized by the credits clocking up as well ;)

Anyone else found this fascinating screen saver?


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Message 12576 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 17:34:31 UTC - in response to Message 12573.  

Anyone else found this fascinating screen saver?


Um, yes, years ago ...

My common set-up is two or three screens, the one I am working on and one "tuned" to one of my computers running BOINC ... I used to use BV, but, the last time I tried to set it up I did not like the version and it does not handle GPU stuff well ... so ... I dropped it ...

Sometimes I wish that UCB took up that concept and allowed more than one machine to be displayed in BOINC Manager at the same time ... I suppose the saddest thing is that the code for BV was always proprietary so that now the originator is gone we lose the tool ... unless someone starts from scratch and writes a new version ...
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Message 12599 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 18:46:58 UTC
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Please, I need to know if the Win32/ATI/0.19 application will work under Vista 32 bits O.S. I have a just-bought hd4850 and I need to know it before I open the box...
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Message 12604 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:00:22 UTC - in response to Message 12599.  
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Please, I need to know if the Win32/ATI/0.19 application will work under Vista 32 bits O.S. I have a just-bought hd4850 and I need to know it before I open the box...

The first thing you need to know is, 'Will it fit in my PC?' It's pretty big for a graphic card ;)

[edit] you'll find the Vista 8.12 drivers link on zslip where it says 'find a driver' (I found that the 9.1 drivers didn't work for the HD 4850)

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Message 12609 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:06:04 UTC - in response to Message 12604.  

It will fit, sure. When I say "the box" I refer to the graphic card box. After I have bought it I have been told that this application doesn't work under Vista 32 bits and if it is so, It would be easily for me to return the card with an unbroken box.

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Message 12610 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:12:01 UTC - in response to Message 12609.  

It will fit, sure. When I say "the box" I refer to the graphic card box. After I have bought it I have been told that this application doesn't work under Vista 32 bits and if it is so, It would be easily for me to return the card with an unbroken box.


I was joking. But then I wanted to fit it in my SFF but of course there is no hight in the box, but certainly no room behind the PCI-E to take a 10 inch lump. But there is in another SFF that I have that has space behind the PCI-E slot, but again, no way if fixing the top back on.


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Message 12615 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:23:37 UTC - in response to Message 12610.  
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This PC has a small box but it has accepted previosly a gtx280 (that now is broken and returned to the shop). ¿Do you know if this appl. works with Windows Vista 32 bits?
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Message 12619 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:52:40 UTC - in response to Message 12615.  
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This PC has a small box but it has accepted previosly a gtx280 (that now is broken and returned to the shop). ¿Do you know if this appl. works with Windows Vista 32 bits?

I can't say. Mine works fine with Windows XP Pro 32 bit, and I can tell you that there is a Vista 32 bit driver for , but that's all.

You'll find the Catalyst 8.12 32 bit Vista driver here;

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/vista32/previous/common/common-cat812-vista32.html

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Message 12620 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 19:57:14 UTC

Thanks a lot. That guy said to me that it had tested the application unger Vista 32 and under XP 32 and they didn't work. As you have confirmed me that it works under XP pro 32, may be he is wrong (possibly with the drivers). I'll tell him.

I have just got the drivers through your post about zslip (doing the same but for vista)
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Message 12624 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 20:15:35 UTC - in response to Message 12620.  
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Thanks a lot. That guy said to me that it had tested the application unger Vista 32 and under XP 32 and they didn't work. As you have confirmed me that it works under XP pro 32, may be he is wrong (possibly with the drivers). I'll tell him.

I have just got the drivers through your post about zslip (doing the same but for vista)

It might help to spell out the steps to install the card;

1. Download the Catalyst drivers - see where it says 'find a driver' against the ATI cards in zslip

2. Download the apps for ATI 0.19 from zslip

3. Switch off PC, fit the ATI HD card.

4. Power up PC, use the downloaded drivers to install the ATI card.

5. Install latest version of BOINC, if already not done so. Make sure the install does not have the protected install set on.
(protected off may be the default in 6.4.x and later, it's on by default in 6.2.x and earlier)

6. Run BOINC and Attach to MilkyWay. (No WUs will download)

7. Exit BOINC manager.

8. Copy the downloaded app files in (2) above to your MilkyWay project folder (eg, C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway in Vista)

7. Start BOINC Manager.

That's it ;)

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Message 12762 - Posted: 24 Feb 2009, 19:55:23 UTC

I might be able to claim a first here, maybe, even go for a Guinness Book of Records - I've manage to shoe-horn my HD4850 brick into a Small Form Factor. Bet no-one has ever done that and run ATI 0.19b :P

I wanted to run it in this better machine rather than the only colossus tower I have, and not only is it rippling away nicely in the SFF, but I'm running it under BOINC version 5.10.45


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Message 12786 - Posted: 24 Feb 2009, 23:57:21 UTC - in response to Message 12762.  

I was hoping you'd be able to mount the rest of your system onto the brick. Beat that.
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Message 12791 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 0:24:40 UTC - in response to Message 12786.  

I was hoping you'd be able to mount the rest of your system onto the brick. Beat that.

Haha, well, in a way I have. I've already turned off some of my PCs and mothballed them, no longer needed. If my HD4850 card gets through 5000 wu's a day, (are we still being capped? I can't remember) that, I am told, equates to approximately 50,000 credits.

That's equal to say 10 quads running Seti enhanced apps.

One HD4850 running here or 10 quads in Seti? I've already got the ripple card ;)


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Message 12811 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 3:32:21 UTC - in response to Message 12791.  

First you need to get your RAC over my total credit. Beat that.
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Message 12828 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 8:25:47 UTC - in response to Message 12811.  
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First you need to get your RAC over my total credit. Beat that.

Oh please don't make me get all those PCs out again :P

Now then, how many triple overclocked HD4890s do I need to order?

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Message 12869 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 18:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 12828.  

First you need to get your RAC over my total credit. Beat that.

Oh please don't make me get all those PCs out again :P

Now then, how many triple overclocked HD4890s do I need to order?


Five ...

My 4870 is doing about 55K per day ... so to beat his 259K total you would need about 5 cards running ...

Heck, I am just happy to do 100K total across all my systems ...

I just started to go back to a more "normal" project set which should see a small increase in my daily production numbers ...
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Message 12891 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 22:50:27 UTC - in response to Message 12828.  

First you need to get your RAC over my total credit. Beat that.

Oh please don't make me get all those PCs out again :P

Now then, how many triple overclocked HD4890s do I need to order?

A tripled overclock as in 3X standard overclock?
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Message 12898 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 23:28:45 UTC - in response to Message 12891.  
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First you need to get your RAC over my total credit. Beat that.

Oh please don't make me get all those PCs out again :P

Now then, how many triple overclocked HD4890s do I need to order?

A tripled overclock as in 3X standard overclock?

No, I meant like, instead of two HD4870's stuck back to back on the same graphic card (a HD4870x2) I reckon I need a triple HD4890, all stuck on the same card since I only have a limited number of PCs with PCI Express slots. However, since Paul D. Buck reckons I will need five then I'm in trouble since I don't have 5 PCs with PCI Express. In any case the HD4890 isn't out yet and I doubt if they're invented the 3-stuck-on-one-card yet.

Cluster Physik is my best bet. If he can get the GPU crunching down to 3 WU a second and Travis lifts the daily quota...

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Message 12901 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 23:47:38 UTC

Well, if you can get dual core cars, you only need 2 1/2 cards ... so you only need 2 1/2 PCI-e slots ...

Of course, finding a MB with a 1/2 PCI-e slots might be hard too ...
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Message 12911 - Posted: 26 Feb 2009, 0:16:30 UTC - in response to Message 12901.  

Well, if you can get dual core cars, you only need 2 1/2 cards ... so you only need 2 1/2 PCI-e slots ...

Of course, finding a MB with a 1/2 PCI-e slots might be hard too ...

Hmmm, tricky.....


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