Greetings from Fair Play, SC

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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Col323 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:06 am

I see you folding away. You're already over 100,000! March was the team's best month ever - thanks in large part to McCauley. Maybe April can be even better? It's a tall order with one fewer day.

I'm a long way from the Grandpa stage. We just had our first seven months ago. But I agree. These are the good old days. :D
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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Vester » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:44 pm

Several months ago, I gave up trying to crunch with my computer. It was freezing several times a day when I crunched and about once a day when not crunching. It had been back to HP for repairs twice for the problem. Last week, I decided to replace the 10 GB (three mismatched sticks from HP) of PC3 10600 RAM with two 8 GB sticks of PC3 12800 Mushkin Blackline RAM, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product . It has been running more than 36 hours without a problem. Here's hoping it can run 24/7/365.

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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby pecosriverm » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:48 pm

Hopefully it was just the memory.
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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby USAFA82 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:33 pm

It's a good sign if it's been running for 36 hours without any more problems

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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby nanoprobe » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:14 pm

Memory is usually the first/best place to start looking when you have these type of computer issues.
Memtest is a great tool for diagnosing memory issues. Burn ISO to CD, boot to CD and let it run.
PS: Glad to see you got it running. :mrgreen:
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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Vester » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:23 am

Memtest had not shown anything, but it is going great now. I discovered that one of the three original memory sticks had different timings when I used CPU-Z. The irony of it all is that I made a decision to buy this HPE h9-1135 Phoenix because I didn't want to spend the time building one because I was too busy. Then I it took almost two years to sort HP's mistake. The "good news" is that HP upgraded my power supply from 600 to 800 watts and the processor from AMD FX-8150 to FX-8350. I upgraded the video card to HD 7790 from 7770 while troubleshooting and put the HD 7770 in another computer.

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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Col323 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:44 am

I know that feeling. I used to take pride in knowing the best components and building all my crunchers myself. Then I got tired of the RMA process and would just order a well specced machine so I could take it out of the box and start crunching. Well, like you said, I've spent a lot of time chasing odd issues and swapping out parts on those "plug it in and forget about it" machines.
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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby pandelta » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:33 pm

Welcome aboard! Yes, I am a little behind! LOL.
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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Vester » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Well, I got here after you, pandelta!

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Re: Greetings from Fair Play, SC

Postby Vester » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:48 pm

I finally got to the bottom of my perplexing computer freezes (HPE h9-1135 Phoenix). The Radeon HD 7790 video card has problems with the Catalyst drivers for 7000 series cards and I have found that I am not the only person with this problem. I am now crunching using Linux Mint 17 and the native drivers. If I load the proprietary AMD drivers, it will freeze. I found some Windows drivers specifically for the video card (14-4-xp32-64-dd-ccc-pack3.exe). but I would have to load Windows again to test them. I'm working on an AMD R9 deal with one of my grandsons.

I have a grandson (13) in Japan and learned yesterday that he bought himself a gaming laptop: https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Notebooks_Ul ... OG_G750JH/ . That boy gets a lot more money than I ever gave his Dad!


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