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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Crash November 10 (Message 33226)
Posted 12 Nov 2009 by Terry Stick
I read in the forums recently that you had a number of hard drives damaged due to construction around campus. To reduce the damage to the hard drives, have you looked at shock-mounted external hard drives or shock mounted hard drive internal cases?
See link:

Anti-vibration hard drive cases will protect your new hard drives on order.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : v0.18/v0.19 issues here (Message 32853)
Posted 28 Oct 2009 by Terry Stick
I have a computer with ATI 4890 OC and AMD Phenom II X4 920 processor. I am using boinc 6.10.16 and the ATI drivers are 9.9 on WinXP32.

I have been trying the optimized applications for the ATI GPU. I have tried different versions of boinc manager, 18 and 19 version of optimized applications and even tried Folding@home alone. All those applications and Folding@home using the 4890 OC will crash the computer.

The only optimized application I can use is the SSE3 version of 0.19 for the CPU and it works fine. Any application that uses the GPU of the 4890 OC will crash the computer. The power supply I am using is 750 watts and I am thinking that the problem is that the video card is the overclocked and I need to underclock it. In addition I tried the 8.12 and the 9.1 video drivers.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems running more than one GTX 295 (Message 32349)
Posted 13 Oct 2009 by Terry Stick
I read in one of the forums that windows vista won't see over 5 GPU's. So if you have three 295 GTX's:
1) two GPU's
2) two GPU's
3) two GPU's
Vista would see one GPU on the third 295 GTX.

I don't remember which forum Nvidia or Boinc has a long thread about this. You might want to do a search in the forums.

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