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1) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU/GPU Comparison (do we need CPU apps when GPU app is available) (Message 62059)
Posted 19 Jul 2014 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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This post can be deleted as soon as read.
I have through the years accumulated about 300 bucks worth of "beer cans" most of which I did drank myself...
I have an older AMD Radeon HD 4800 series.
Used to do awesome, now not so much anymore. 125K/day now maybe 30K.
What can I buy as far as card that can get me back to it or above? you can reply to this thread or if deleted just post me a rough answer please.

Martin Chartrand
2) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 60503)
Posted 2 Dec 2013 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Ok thank you so much.

I have 12.6 and found 12.1 on softpedia.
I could not download from bottom link as it was giving me the latest version only.

Also whenever I install Boinc latest version or older my computer crashes as soon as the window pops on after the install. So I am not sure what's going on.

I will uninstall 12.6 and put back 12.1 on when I can get Boinc to work.

On a side note, I may get win7 for this system since XP is almost out and if I open my wallet a bit more I may buy a newer card for it as well. Is there a forum I could get to, to view what cards crunch what (approximation) on a daily basis? Or my 4870 is just fine? (I originally put 4770 but it was a typo mistake in the first post). It is a 4870.

Martin

(UPDATE) After taking 12.6 off and re-installing 12.1 Catalyst, I was able to load BOINC without crashing the computer and it started to crunch right away at stock. I will see how it does and will updated you guys on the average crunching at stock (no apps or nothing)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 60480)
Posted 28 Nov 2013 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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I just had an electrician install a new plug in my "still in renovation basement" I have a computer that has been collecting dust for a few years now.
It's got XP still on and a ATI 4770. Do I need new drivers for it (old drivers were crunching about 100K/Day at stock BOINC. No XML file or anything to "help" it. Can I just re-install the latest version of BOINC and start crunching again?

Martin
4) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 50135)
Posted 17 Jul 2011 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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It abort it then it keeps crunching until it reaches 100% then it say computaion errors?

Any help anyone?

ATI 4870 driver version 8.861.0.0
Boinc 6.12.33

Martin
5) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 50134)
Posted 17 Jul 2011 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Hi TJ I have a similar problem. I see that ATI 4870 is on the list but it is aborting 100% of the WU and then it says computation error.

I run MW@home stock app 0.82 and I have the latest drivers....
So I am at a loss.

I have 100% failure rate for last 3 days and I dont know why.

Martin
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Lastest Stock Apps - Optimized or Not (Message 50048)
Posted 11 Jul 2011 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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I too show a 404 error for the optimized link to 4.1 and 4.2 compatible Chipset.
I downloaded the sse3 for now till it is fixed.
Or should just I keep the version optimized v0.88 for now?


Well..... rendered about 8 unusable. Reverted back to 0.88 for now until it finishes the rest.
I have a NVidia GTX 285 and a Q9550 processor.....

I also plan on reutilizing my 2nd computer that has a ATI 4870 running the old 0.19 apps on it. It did quite great but I disconnected it a while ago for basement reno. Can I just restart it and running it again or this is all obsolete stuff now?

Martin
7) Message boards : Number crunching : A Tale of Two OS (Message 29965)
Posted 30 Aug 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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I am still at XP. I am happy I waited. Soon I will have to redo my system and give a shot to 7.

Martin
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Application for 32 bit Windows (Message 29826)
Posted 28 Aug 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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I just think at this point we should just be happy to have the app running. CP has been of great help and everyone involved in this project. Granted, the timeline somewhat took a long time but who am I. I am not a scientist or a coder. I am just happy to crunch MW on my GTX285. It will improve I am sure.

Thanks to all of you who made this possible. It is greatly appreciated even though I never voiced it but I just did.

Martin Chartrand
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 26949)
Posted 2 Jul 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Congratulation on reaching the 8th Digit GG.
This is indeed quite the milestone!

I never thought I would ever reach it but the way things are going now with my 4870 and soon to be released GPU I can only speculate of what the future would hold.
For all the other folks out there congratulation as well.

Martin Chartrand
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 26914)
Posted 2 Jul 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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3 millions @ MW
5 millions overall.

Martin
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 25040)
Posted 11 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Thank you everyone

Martin
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Availability v2 (June 9) (Message 24837)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Yes something must have been done. This my biggest day so far ever at MW confirmed by BOINC update.

Martin
13) Message boards : Number crunching : search progress visualization (Message 24835)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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This probably the wrong place to ask this but it seems appropriate since it talks of the visualization.
Is there a site or URL that shows the progress of the 3D dimensionnal map created by MW?
Since we are all crunching for it, there should be some kind of progress as to the 3D model of the milkyway?
Excuse my ignorance in this matter but I am far from being a scientist.
Would this 3D model look like the 3D model of Google Space?
Or this is only a 3D model of mathematical proportions and none of actual images?
Does this 3D model encompass only points to show the stars?
Is it avaivable to the public?
Does it exist?

Martin Chartrand
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 24827)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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3 Million Total (3040492.77) credit as of today so far.
Yay me!

Martin
15) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Team Recruitment thread 2 (Message 24821)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Gee Ice. Your surrounded by all kind of nice looking women.
Maybe I should join Team England

Martin
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Availability v2 (June 9) (Message 24816)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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So if I understand this scientific language, There was a minor adjustment to the feeder?
What was different? Just a software problem or was it just hardware related.
I seem to have one of my highest day so far at MW. I will wait after the day's routine BOINC update to confirm this.
If only my computer would stop crashing every 15 minutes. It just doesnt like the wireless card in it it seems.

[edit]To reply to my own thread...
Will this mean that the GPU (ATI) will be able to stay here?[edit/]


Martin
17) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU II (Message 24815)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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lol Ice.
I will make sure I go at the shopping store before you ;)

Martin
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 23983)
Posted 2 Jun 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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1 Million at MW for me as of today!
19) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : Norton Internet Security issue? (Message 23413)
Posted 26 May 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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I never liked Norton allthough I know how to run it.
I always thought that Norton was never user friendly especially if one is not "savvy".
So many time I had to fix computers that had Norton on them and find that it always locks all kind of files on the computer whether it be a roor dir. or not.

I always used kaspersky myself and never had a problem.

Norton can really clogged the system if you don't really know what your doing allthough it claim to be very user friendly but some of its interface is too much for one that is not "savvy"

My opinion.

Martin
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Why is it so hard to get work? (Message 23343)
Posted 25 May 2009 by ProfileMartin Chartrand
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Agreed.
Allthough I do not mind the occasional argument this thread is going away from it's original point and I too is guilty of it.
There are a lot of valid arguments in here and like they say in Tibet
A thousand Priest, a thousand Religions...

We certainly could go on forever at it since we are all different and of different opinions as well.
It is my wish that this thread be made stickied and closed for future reference of all the new comers.
A many answers can now be found here concerning the lack of work and I for one is sure many new comers will probably find enough answers here to make this thread continue!
Remember that many new comers regards a lot of you as knowledgable and could be intimitated to ask away after reading this thread.
Having said that... Peace all!!!

Martin Chartrand


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