NEW !!! TechSpot SETI@HOME Team

By DigitAlex
Aug 13, 2002
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  1. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    the join link is broken

    :confused: :(
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Broken ? Maybe the SETI servers are under a lot of load, wait a little then try again.
  3. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    still broken.
    do I need to download the software first?
    broken broken
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well yes you need to download the software & create an account with it, otherwise you can't join.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

  6. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    OK, maybe a little premature of me!

    Back to 22 CPU's, and over 115 WU's/day.

    Well done guys!
  7. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    OK, who's thae funnt s.o.b who read my post and got a whole network crunching?lol

    55 CPU's! Nice one!
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well it would seem we have two Goalies in the team now.:confused:

    BTW any comments on the FAQ ?
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Two Goalies? That's never a bad thing, 2x as many WUs from him and we won't get scored on as much anymore ;)
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I would notice ;)
  11. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    we would of found the friggin' aliens years ago if this software was better. I realize Im not the brightest LED on the motherboard, but this thing is just not nice.
     
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    What machine are you running it on ?

    The one in your profile should be putting out one unit around every 3 hours.
  13. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    OK, could sombody tell me...

    I am using an athlon xp 2400+ 266 fsb, and 266 DDR RAM

    I have SETI spy, Driver, and the client installed on a RAM Drive, along with the WU's. I have uninstalled all other clients.

    I have increased my fsb speed to 286 (don't know what damage it'll do, I'm not a habitual overclocker! (Temp is still only 50 though) but now my Bios reckons on an Athlon XP 2700+), and this results in my processor speed moving from 2000 hz to 2147 hz.

    Why haven't I seen some kind of increase in performance in crunching WU's? That's the only reason I did it!

    (go on, put me at ease. How far can I take my fsb without causing damage or changing my setup/modding my hardware? lol)
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well you should definitly see a difference thanks to that extra FSB bandwidth. SETI is much more sensitive to an increase in memory bandwidth then pure clock speed.

    But when you look at SETI driver, don't expect the estimated remaining time to reflect your new CPU horsepower straight away. It's only as your progress on the WU goes along that SETIdriver is able to calculate the remaining time more precisely.

    It's better to look at the time it took you to do one unit once that unit is finished & in that aspect the .csv file that SETIDriver can create is helpfull.

    BTW I hope you're running the Ram in Sync with the FSB otherwise you'll loose all the performance increase since the Ram will not be able to feed sufficient data to the CPU.
  15. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    I can't say if I am or if I'm not! lol I know next to nothing about O/C'ing(except for what my A+ course has taught me about the structure of the buses, and the likes). I just thought I'd try (being that I have fsb stepping on my mainboard)

    Mainboard is an ASrock K7VT2. Heck knows what the brand of the ram is! All I have adjusted in the bios is the FSB speed. The only other overclocking option availiable to me in the BIOS is the SDRAM CAS Latency, which is set as 2.5

    Now, I WANT to run the processor at a multiplier of 14 (instead of 15), and at a clock of 166 (333 fsb). Sadly, I don't have multiplier options in the bios. Memory to match would then would give me much better crunching power.

    As it is, with a multiplier of 15, the system becomes too unstable for crunching at an fsb of 296 :blackeye:

    Tempreture seems to hold steady at around 52 though at those settings. I really want to get my crunching power up. I think I'm going to have to do much learning!

    Edit: I'm going to settle for a 145 internal clock, with a multiplier of 15, giving me 2175 MHz. Even this is a little unstable. Does anybody know where I can find some info I can learn to stablize my system at these settings and keep crunching?
  16. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Do a search of the boards...

    There should be several step-by-step guides here...
    I remember I've written at least one, but it could be on the old board who's posts are lost to time...

    And if you can't find the info you need (you should though), post a new thread in Cooling and Modding and someone will help you out :)

    Didou, nice faq!

    And keep up the crunching the rest of you slackers! Oh, yes, that would include me too ;)
  17. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    OK, how is this possible!?!

    I've been crunching solidly for 24 hours, outputting 1 WU every 3 hours in general. 6-7 hours ago, Perra was on 52 WU's! Yesterday, he/she was nowhere near me on the board!

    What the heck am I doing wrong!? lol
  18. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    He has more than 1 CPU crunching, just like I have three.
  19. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    ah. that explains it! Thanks.

    I think it would probably be better if the team stats could take that into account some how, like the number of CPU's per member or something, or maybe average number of WU's per day. Might be useful to know :D
  20. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    Out of question, what exactle does CpF stand for, and what does it mean?
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,477   +292

    No units uploaded yet? Are you not crunching? Or are you just waiting to unleash hundreds on us at a time? :p
  22. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    I havent been able to reconnect to the server. I completed one work unit here at work, but was never able to reconnect to the server to upload it. It tries then says it is unable and will retry in an hour. I installed at home as well and also was never able to connect to the server on the same account. I have a T1 here at work and Cable at home...
    I guess I should reinstall????
    The work unit trapped here on my pc is probably the Martian State of the Federation address and the world will never know...
  23. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I get that a lot too, just hit ctrl+c and start the app again, that's how it works here. I actually made a script to do that for me :giddy:
  24. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It's really odd because I never get that problem, either at work or at home.:confused:
  25. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    OH- I resend and resend and resend and resend...Something has to be wrong. Also I made the mistake of setting the cpu usage all the way up when I went to lunch. When I came back it took me FOREVER to regain control of the pc. Think Ill just stick to dc++ and downloading music that I never get a chance to listen to.
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