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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:43 pm 
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Well, its on Windows, so I use Scheduled Tasks. On OS X I would probably use launchd with a custom plist.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:52 am 
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MonkeyBoy wrote:
Well, its on Windows, so I use Scheduled Tasks. On OS X I would probably use launchd with a custom plist.


@MB:

Thanks for the conversation; other fish to fry at this point . . . now that I know "pilot error" is involved I can try to correct the behavior in some manner.

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:53 pm 
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It would appear as though my Radeon R9 290x has issues now. It took down one computer, so I put in in the other; loud pop on startup attempt. Took out graphics card. Put in Radeon HD 5870; computer boots fine. Is the card fried perhaps?

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:52 pm 
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I wonder if its a capacitor issue.

Only other thing I can think of is whether the 2nd system had a large enough PSU to handle the 290. Trying to hook up a GPU to a too-small PSU can result in that same situation.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:13 pm 
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I had it running for about a year without any issues. Then one day the issues came about. :bonk:

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:43 pm 
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If you don't mind peeling off the HSF you could visually inspect the card for damaged components. Sometimes when a cap blows it will make an audible pop sound.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:27 pm 
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You know, you should be able to get slightly better performance for less power out of an RX 580. They're around $230-$250 for an 8GB card but 4GB cards start at under $200. dnetc won't care about the difference, so long as the memory and GPU clocks are the same. Some 4GB cards are underclocked though since they're lower bin parts, but some 4GB cards are the same speed with 4GB locked out.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:49 pm 
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100 days worth from my eMac/1.42 yesterday... 30 K. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:46 pm 
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100 days worth from my eMac/1.42 yesterday... 30 K. :)

Awesome!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:36 am 
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BDAqua wrote:
100 days worth from my eMac/1.42 yesterday... 30 K. :)
Very cool BD!!!!! :emphatic-eek:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:02 pm 
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Great to see the G4s still crunching in the name of… crunch! :roll: :cube: :g4: :badteeth:

I’d spent a great deal of time and money between 2002 - 2013 trying to keep my G4s cool and with proper airflow but had too many headaches trying to keep them from frying. I guess the lesson learned here is to not overclock/overvolt too much.

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Dang me . . . I did it again . . . started out with the existing Buff-In file that had a few stats on it and ran the MP for 4 or 5 hours until it got to the point where it was supposed to flush 180 stats or so . . . flushed them . . . days later no stats showing up since May . . . . I was hoping that some of them would make it, but it seems like all of them are "tainted" . . . and a big fat nothing burger shows up for the Towel Guy . . . . :bonk: :whip: :coffee:

Most of my life lessons have been done the hard way . . . hate burning the generator to run the computer for that length of time . . . por nada . . . . Got the message on the trashing of the Buff-In file . . . .

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:04 pm 
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The problem with old buffers is others may work on them in the meantime, which invalidates your work. They also seem to invalidate checked out blocks after a time as well, probably to discourage the widespread cheating problem that dnetc has always had.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:39 pm 
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MonkeyBoy wrote:
The problem with old buffers is others may work on them in the meantime, which invalidates your work. They also seem to invalidate checked out blocks after a time as well, probably to discourage the widespread cheating problem that dnetc has always had.


Yes . . . I am feeling the invalidation . . . it's very **invalidating** . . . . :shock:


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here's a way to automate the buffer fetching and flushing with crontab. this works on os x and linux.

Open Terminal. edit your crontab. by default, it will open in vim
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crontab -e

to open with an easier editor, like nano, use command this instead
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EDITOR=nano crontab -e

the first 2 lines tell it every 20 minutes to fetch and flush buffers. this will work even with dnetc already running. the last line tells it to flush the last minute you can to count for stats each day. in my MST timezone during daylight savings time is 5:59PM. change the path to where your executable lives. paste it in.
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*/20 *  *   *   *     /Volumes/Caviar2TB/downloads/dnetc521-macosx-amd64/dnetc -flush > /dev/null 2>&1
*/20 *  *   *   *     /Volumes/Caviar2TB/downloads/dnetc521-macosx-amd64/dnetc -fetch > /dev/null 2>&1
59 17 *   *   *     /Volumes/Caviar2TB/downloads/dnetc521-macosx-amd64/dnetc -flush > /dev/null 2>&1

Save the crontab by saving and leaving your editor. When you exit it will say crontab: installing new crontab or crontab: no changes made to crontab if you didn't save.
To make your own crontab use this site: https://crontab-generator.org/

Check if it's working. Do a ls -la command.
Before:
Code:
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 mc68k  staff      272 Aug  8 16:13 .
drwxr-xr-x  7 mc68k  staff    13260 Aug  7 16:59 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff     8128 Aug  8 16:13 buff-in.r72
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff      384 Aug  8 16:13 buff-out.r72
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 mc68k  staff  1372736 Feb  3  2016 dnetc
-rw-r--r--@ 1 mc68k  staff     8691 Feb  3  2016 dnetc.1
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff      143 Mar 20 17:45 dnetc.ini
drwxr-xr-x@ 2 mc68k  staff      170 Feb  3  2016 docs

After the a unit has completed and the crontab has run. Notice buff-out got flushed and got smaller and buff-in fetched and got bigger.
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drwxr-xr-x@ 3 mc68k  staff      272 Aug  8 16:13 .
drwxr-xr-x  7 mc68k  staff    13260 Aug  7 16:59 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff     8480 Aug  8 16:14 buff-in.r72
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff       32 Aug  8 16:14 buff-out.r72
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 mc68k  staff  1372736 Feb  3  2016 dnetc
-rw-r--r--@ 1 mc68k  staff     8691 Feb  3  2016 dnetc.1
-rw-r--r--  1 mc68k  staff      143 Mar 20 17:45 dnetc.ini
drwxr-xr-x@ 2 mc68k  staff      170 Feb  3  2016 docs


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:01 pm 
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@mc68k:

Thanks for this post, when I get a free moment I'll try to fiddle with it. Personally it's easier if I don't need to run the computer 4 or five hours straight before getting to a flush . . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:56 pm 
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So it went from 90+ degrees to 60s/70s over the past week. If it gets any colder I may turn on my 6 core Phenom II and let its R9 280 crunch too.


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MB- great extra output recently! glad to hear the temps have become more tolerable. still in the 90s here during the day


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:22 pm 
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Annnnnd of course it went back up to 90 today. Its been positively frigid at night since a day or two after the eclipse, I should have known since last night wasn't as cold.

Still, I did hit upon a method of keeping the 480 cranking very close to its potential. I set the fan target speed at the absolute minimum, max at maximum, then set target temp at 70'C and max at 80'C. Its been hanging around 70 and not throttling down the card like it did to maintain 60. The fans will spool up however fast they need to go to cool it at 70 but it never dips below 50 which is when the fans shut off completely, which was the other problem with 60.

Of course now that the temps are up it may be throttling again... will have to check when I get home...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Record heatwaves here over the past month and a half or so, so have had to throttle back to two dedicated crunching Windoze machines (5870x2, 6970x2). The real sucky part is that although there is a decent breeze in the afternoon, once the sun goes down the breeze dies and the humidity ramps up, like a sweaty bayou buttcrack. I’m looking forward to wintertime.

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Thunderstorms predicted 40% on Sunday . . . just for the humidity enhancement factor . . . .


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It looks like Harvey decided to take up residence nearby. Temps are back down. Way down. Unfortunately I'm currently working my way through a massive Disney DVD collection so I need the GPU for other things.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:44 pm 
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este.el.paz wrote:
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Thunderstorms predicted 40% on Sunday . . . just for the humidity enhancement factor . . . .


Had some fun thunderstorm action late Monday afternoon, and although I just looked outside at perfectly clear skies, the forecast is late night thunderstorms again. I really have no idea what happened to California weather… it’s just not supposed to be this unbearable with the heat and humidity.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:05 am 
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I really have no idea what happened to California weather… it’s just not supposed to be this unbearable with the heat and humidity.

Same in Seattle... record dry days, record heat days, Seattle's weather is now as miserable as LA weather was 50 years ago, but instead of smog, we have smoke filled air from forest fires all around. :(


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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
este.el.paz wrote:
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Thunderstorms predicted 40% on Sunday . . . just for the humidity enhancement factor . . . .

Had some fun thunderstorm action late Monday afternoon, and although I just looked outside at perfectly clear skies, the forecast is late night thunderstorms again. I really have no idea what happened to California weather… it’s just not supposed to be this unbearable with the heat and humidity.

-he who stacks pork


@Porkstacker:

I guess I'm half an hour from you, beach adjacent . . . lost track of the day, we had some gusty winds . . . about 30 seconds of rain . . . then a few hours later . . . about 2 minutes of "rain" . . . end of the story on "T-storms" . . . . More "unusual" to have "rain" in September than to not . . . in LA basin . . .


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