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by crashtech
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Low power video card

I struggle to envision just what the point would be.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Did we not eradicate polio?
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, I'd be interested to know if you can alter resolution when accessing a Linux box.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, are you simply using SSH or do you use remote desktop software? Typically what you will get without a dummy plug is 640x480 resolution if you remote into the dektop.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Broke my phone pretty badly...
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Broke my phone pretty badly...

The dark side of 2FA. I don't have any plan in place to recover that stuff...
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Remote access of networked machines

Anydesk is the same re dummy monitor plugs
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Remote access of networked machines

The only real problem I have had with AnyDesk is that sometimes it is really laggy, especially at the login screen. Often I have my Mint boxes reject my password because I'm typing too fast. I have to literally type no more than one character per second when this occurs. It's only that bad at the lo...
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

@crashtech The i7-8700K only has 12MB of L3 cache. Each DIV task currently requires 3.5MB, therefore its not able to run all tasks from L3 cache alone. Try running 3 tasks of 4 threads. Great job in the challenge by the way ;) Aww, crap. I forgot about the stupid anemic cache! Thanks, and thanks! :)
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

I'm not sure if this is a good place to put this, but I am wondering why this computer: http://www.primegrid.com/show_host_detail.php?hostid=533260 Is taking 8 hours to finish WUs! It is a little underclocked, to 3.6GHz I believe, and running 6 tasks of 1 thread each. If this keeps up, I'm going to ...
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

StefanR5R wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:25 pm
Every percent counts. ;-
In drag racing they call this "stacking tenths," referring to arriving just a tenth of a second faster at the finish. One small change may not seem to make a difference, but many small changes do.
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

Thanks for being patient with such elementary queries, Stefan. I don't think I can understate how valuable your advice has been over the years.
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

I did not rtfm but I skimmed it, and didn't find how to put more than one command in that line. Some of my PCs have this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet vsyscall=emulate" I'm not sure how to add that in, it looks like just put "mitigations=off" into the quotation marks...? For instance: GRUB_CMDL...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Greetings

most of us run it now because of its performance advantage Well, you were right! Don't know what circumstance I was remembering regarding the GPUs, but I'm seeing about a 15-30% on Collatz work depending on card. Hope to see the same or close on the CPUs. The performance advantage varies by project...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Remote access of networked machines

Right now I am using AnyDesk. It connects fairly consistently to Linux and Windows machines, but I have had some bad artifacting problems with it. It doesn't nag me about having too many computers, and has proven to be the path of least resistance for me so far. I'd like to graduate to something mor...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: F@H Challenge thread, 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: F@H Challenge thread, 2021

I used up all my hardware money for Q1 doing crazy stuff in December. Hopefully by spring, GPU availability will be better.
by crashtech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Running Linux VM under Windows, performance hit?
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Running Linux VM under Windows, performance hit?

I impetuously fired up an old existing Mint VM in Windows 10 based on some hints that running Numberfields in it might be worthy. Then Boinc manager quit working in it for some reason. Now I have installed boinctui and am manually aborting hundreds of NF WUs, apparently the client was set to downloa...
by crashtech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Family affairs...New son-in-law vs daughter
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Family affairs...New son-in-law vs daughter

Wow... Not sure what to say here. While it's not expected that any son-in-law of mine be proficient in auto repair, what he MUST be proficient in is taking care of my daughter. Trying to kill her with a botched brake job would not fit the bill, at all. Acting nonchalant about it would probably earn ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Greetings

Greetings, and welcome to our humble abode! Really glad you've decided to join us! I am a hunt and pecker as well. Wish I had known how valuable being able to type would be when I was younger! I think you will find plenty of excellent and friendly help with your Linux-fu her if you so desire, most o...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

My plan was to simply meld a power strip with a 220V plug, and paint danger warnings all over it. Point taken about surge protection, though. Honestly to be safe (well, less dangerous :lol: ), an integrated circuit breaker should be included that has a more appropriate amperage rating. For instance,...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

It was anticipated that there would be an efficiency regression going to the higher clock speed. I will need to re-shuffle the positions of my computers since for a while now I have had access to a second circuit. That, or cobble together a way of supplying 220V since there is a 220V outlet near a c...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

I'm certain they will put out more. 4 more threads per CPU, and an additional 400MHz at full load, and a reported ~5% IPC uplift. At this point I would be comparing between two different systems, but I would be happy to do some checking, especially if you can think of something quick and dirty that ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

Is it possible your PSU is the problem? I see you have both 8 pin connectors plugged into the MB so that's good. I see in the manual on p 2-18 that it won't post if there's not enough power. I know this is a stretch but I can't think of anything else to try. E5-2690V4 is 135 W TDP E5-2680V3 is 120 ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

I did inspect the sockets again with more emphasis on CPU 1, they looked great. Updated to a newer BIOS. Nothing helped. BUT, they work in my X10DRL with the one bad channel. So they are humming away now, but with less than 1GB per thread which I don't like. I think I am probably done spending a lot...
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Low power video card

That does look low power!
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Low power video card

I'd heard that those Sonys had a really nice picture.
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

Yeah, I might head over there today and bring it all home to check out at leisure. Maybe I'll notice something different the second time around.
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Low power video card

I ran across this while Googling:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ge ... 122-6.html

Something to look at. Here's a 7300 GS on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-Nvidi ... SwTwZfzU3z
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Low power video card

I haven't measured low power GPUs. The assumption might be to buy a card with the smallest (newest) process, and the smallest heat sink. I think there are a few out there that will run passive, that would indicate low power consumption.
by crashtech
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

I'm a bit stuck atm. I don't think it would be reasonable to return them because I can't determine where the fault lies. I can't resell them for the same reason. I don't want to keep spending money on this platform! This was supposed to be one last thing to extend the life of my last two Xeon system...