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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:05 pm 
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LOL, so it was Ludicrous! :lol:


So doth sayeth Lord Helmet! :lol: :whip: :p_dog:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 pm 
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I watched a video on Youtube this afternoon which pretty much concluded that for gaming on average going from the 580 to the 590 would yield 5 - 10 more frames per second… I’m not sure that’s worth the extra cost.

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Yeah its certainly incremental if you already have a 580 but since the 590 is cheaper than a 1060 and offers a higher framerate, that's the target they were going after. If you don't have a video card, may as well go for the cheaper of the two options.

Personally I wish I could plunk down the cash since it could be a pretty big jump from my 480.

But thank &*@#($&*(# god the GPU prices have fallen back down to earth. Goddamn miners.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:51 pm 
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I finally got my dnetc flush working under Windows 10, which seems to have helped stabilize my keyrate a little. For some reason what I used to do doesn't work but when I did it an inexplicably more complicated way it worked so (shrug).

Unfortunately a bad flash wiped out my PC at work so the 1050 is out of commission. Ended up finding gobs of identical motherboards for $15-25 on eBay so I bought a few. Looks like I've got a couple good candidates. Company bought a couple and I bought a couple.

Unfortunately we're in the middle of a self-inflicted office reshuffle so everyone's screaming about printers and internet connectivity and inexplicable self-inflicted wounds that could have been caught if only they had done a dry run on their material before they needed it... all while I'm supposed to be moving my office. Containing said PC that needs to be worked on.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:57 am 
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sorry to hear about the 1050. I hope you are past the office reshuffle!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:58 am 
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Going in 6 hours early today to finish the office move. Moving a work table damn near killed me after it fell on me so I decided to cut my losses the last night I was working. The furniture is all moved I just have the stuff that was on the furniture left to move. Soldering station, books, Clown Without Pity doll...

I work for a school so we had Christmas->New Years off for break, students are still off until next week, so I've got a little time to get myself situated and bring that system back to life before the craziness begins again.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Ahaha yeah no my desktop at work is still dead because someone decided we needed to upgrade 50+ classroom systems to 10.13 plus the last version of CC2018 (can't do CC2019 because Adobe broke &*#%&*#% device licenses in CC2019, current estimate is "summer" for a device license-esque replacement) from scratch. In 3 days. Including imaging and restoring 10.13 which I'd never done before and we really weren't setup to do because someone (cough the guy who demanded the upgrades cough) wiped the recovery partition off the internal drives due to a compete misunderstanding of disk utility the last time he setup these classrooms. Which he explicitly refused to ask me for help with.

At home I decided to upgrade my system to the latest AMD drivers, 19.1.1. If you are using custom Wattman settings for apps or globally, don't expect your settings to import cleanly or at all because they've added a few features which change how wattman works. In particular they added a zero rpm setting for fans which means the fan never turns off which was what plagued me in previous incarnations when the temps dropped below the zero rpm setting defined in the card's firmware (which I think was 40 degrees C), which is totally awesome. They also let you custom define your fan speed & temp curves using 4 or 5 points. Nifty feature too.

However if you define your temp curve as a straight line from minimum temp & minimum speed to maximum temp and maximum speed then expect your fans to ramp up to maximum speed only to ramp back down to somewhere lower a second later then back up to max ad infinitum. It basically is polling the temp and then resetting it down to minimum speed then ramping it back up to what it's supposed to be. If the speed was less than maximum it'd be a lot less noticeable but oh my god it's annoying. So I just set everything at every temp to always run at 100%. Noisier but less annoying. Runs cooler too.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:22 am 
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Whine alert!!!Whine alert!!!

Hey guys . . . anything happening with distribute.net lately?? I think it was Saturday or Sunday and I ran dnetc for a bit, should have clicked out "90 packets" . . . then it ran a bit more, so I did a "flush" that should have posted a few packets, . . . so far my Towel Guy position has not shown anything since my last big run in September . . . ????? There might have been a "buff out" that was "old" . . . and that might have "wiped" the 90 packets out, but should have picked up the fresh flush items????

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:49 am 
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I don't see anything...

http://stats.distributed.net/participan ... &id=541992


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am 
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BDAqua wrote:


@BD:

Right. That's what I'm saying . . . <sniff><cough><sob>whine


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:15 am 
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I've had issues with old blocks. Whenever I take a long break from dnetc I generally trash the buff-in/buff-out files and start with a clean update.

I'm not 100% certain on their methodology, but it seems like if you don't work on your blocks within a set time period they're either invalidated (meaning you can't submit them) in your name or they get freed up to be reassigned to others (who would likely have submitted them).

When you do a free buff-in pull those blocks are checked out to you and if you submit them in a relatively short time period (couple weeks or few weeks) then it seems to accept them as valid, although it sometimes takes a couple days for the blocks to show up.

Basically ever since groups decided that cheating at dnetc was better than working at dnetc they've had to take steps, and those steps have gradually gotten more and more noticeable.

Personally I'm back on the dnetc heating plan.


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I guess my supreme error was that "buff out" had only a few packets in it, and it started running and I just went with it . . . rather than knowing I had to trash the buff-out before starting. But, then how come the fresh "flush" after the first packets were uploaded . . . didn't show up??

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:27 pm 
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flush pushes the buffer output to their servers. update pulls new packets into buffer input and pushes the buffer output from/to their servers. pull I think is what you use to just update the buffer input.

I normally use update unless I'm running scheduled flushes every hour, though since I moved to the 480 I've been running update hourly so it never runs out of data to crunch, because the time it takes the actual crunching client to push/pull is a pretty huge hit in terms of time it could have spent working because it does so much work so fast.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:34 pm 
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I’m about to retire two Radeon HD 6970 cards and replace with two Radeon RX 580 cards in one of my systems. Anyone interested in acquiring the Radeon HD 6970s? They’re Sapphire 2GB models, I purchased them new from NewEgg in 2016. They’ve “only” :lol: been overclocked to 925MHz and only with a 1% voltage boost; stock cooling fan setup helped by dual 120MM fans force feeding cool air into the stock fans via a custom Porkstacker-designed intake “manifold”, :lol: so the temperatures have rarely gone above 74°C.

The ultimate plan is to wean off of Windoze on this particular ASRock Z97 Fatal1ty Killer based system (oh but how I shall count the many ways I will be missing vintage gaming: Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex; I do have a righteous dual 1.8GHz G4 OS9 booting SSD equipped G4 with a Radeon 9250 for these games, but it’s always a pain in the ass getting things running without crashing) and install a proper Hackintosh OS flavour of High Sierra (it just works… unless one of you can sell me on the virtues of upgrading to Mojave). It has been mostly a dedicated Dnet crunching machine except for when my sons visit, it is a LAN gaming machine (Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Tenabrae Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, and their usual Roblox stuff).

(edit: I mistakenly put 74°F instead of 74°C, ha ha ha I make teh funney happin)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:56 am 
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@LP:

Right now I can't say that doing the graphics card upgrade I had to do to get Mojave running on my '12 MP was "worth it" vs High Sierra . . . unless you need iCloud connectivity to all your apple devices . . . ??

But, key point, Mojave only stays on the server for a set time, so downloading the installer and moving it to a flash drive for when you might want to upgrade . . . might be in order to do now . . . .

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:31 am 
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we're on pace to take 2 places as a team this month :!:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:35 am 
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I had noticed we were getting close to moving up a place, but 2 is incredible!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:24 pm 
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Also our team is 146th in OGR-28, Team Towel Guy is in 5th place there! :)

http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmsum ... team=28437


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:09 pm 
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BDAqua wrote:
Also our team is 146th in OGR-28, Team Towel Guy is in 5th place there! :)

http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmsum ... team=28437


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:coffee: :o :lol: You are killing me . . . how did that happen? Unless my recent run went to OGR instead of RC5-72??? Don't think so . . . I think when I first started with you guys I was still running my Powermac, and I might have kicked out 5 or 6 "packets" in maybe 4 hours of computer time???? Might have gone to OGR back then and that got me into "p 5" as they say in Formula One racing?

:bonk: Haven't put any time into it since that last run where 80 or 80 packets were "lost" by myself or DNETC because I forgot to wipe or flush the buff out file???? Can't afford to run the electricity bill up for "no packets" . . . .

But, glad to hear the team is doing well and moving on up . . . to the Eastside . . . .


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:29 pm 
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You only did one OGR dump to get to 5th place!

History...
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20-Dec-2015 1,719

http://stats.distributed.net/participan ... &id=541992

Overall...
http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmemb ... team=28437


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BDAqua wrote:
You only did one OGR dump to get to 5th place!

History...
Date Gnodes
20-Dec-2015 1,719

http://stats.distributed.net/participan ... &id=541992

Overall...
http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmemb ... team=28437


That's what I thought, a one time thing, likely running the PPC machine, then I switched over to the RC5 game . . . much much harder to excel in RC5 . . . maybe I should go back to OGR where the bar is lower and it's easier for achieving "excellence" . . . with the MP I could prolly take first place ASAP??? I really hate losing, but then I don't have time or energy to spend to win . . . . :fishsmack:

I still get a chuckle out of the nom de guerre . . . "Team Towel Guy" . . . :coffee: :badteeth:

edit: Oh never mind, I just looked and saw the gap from 5th to fourth is like 50K packets . . . . <snif> I'll never win . . .


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:04 pm 
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I'd think your MP could do 50 to 100K a day in OGR.

http://stats.distributed.net/participan ... &id=406752

So you could be in 3rd place in short order.

I am proud to know the guy that came up with "Team Towel Guy" ! :welcome:

Here's my 2010 Twelve core...

.....10%.....20%.....30%.....40%.....50%.....60%.....70%.....80%.....90%....100
[Mar 10 00:58:07 UTC] OGR-NG: Loaded 1 packet from buff-in.og2
[Mar 10 00:58:07 UTC] OGR-NG: Saved 1 packet to buff-out.og2
[Mar 10 00:58:07 UTC] OGR-NG: Summary: 2718 packets (321776.35 stats units)
9.20:22:57.25 - [378.13 Mnodes/s]
[Mar 10 00:58:07 UTC] OGR-NG: 217 packets remain in buff-in.og2
[Mar 10 00:58:07 UTC] OGR-NG: 783 packets (73427.64 stats units) are in buff-out.og2
.....10%.....20%.....30%.....40%.....50%.....60%.....70%.....80%.....90%....100
[Mar 10 00:56:20 UTC] OGR-NG: Loaded 1 packet from buff-in.og2
ncsp.10%ilvk.20%..au.30%jw.ge40%hrx..50%.t...60%...q-


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I saw that you are the "heavy hitter" in OG . . . or the "OG heavy hitter" . . . :shock: :ugeek:

A lot of catching up to do . . . . :snail:


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7 German Hardware Network 5,942 762,831,537 103,562
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Tomorrow might be the day...

7 German Hardware Network 5,943-- 762,932,699-- 101,162
8 ---xlr8yourmac.com----- 5,942-- 762,705,058-- 568,900

My 10K didn't register today. :(


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:47 pm 
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BDAqua wrote:
Tomorrow might be the day...

7 German Hardware Network 5,943-- 762,932,699-- 101,162
8 ---xlr8yourmac.com----- 5,942-- 762,705,058-- 568,900

My 10K didn't register today. :(


Unless they take a Blitzkrieg approach and unload a properly efficient German dump. :emphatic-eek:

Looks as though we’ll collectively take down the Axis powers :lol: :lol: :lol: within the month. As of this writing, only 2,616,516 blocks stand between us and overtaking the #6 spot.

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