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Hello everyone,

I'm having troubles with my rig "TC dedicated folder".

So here's my troubles:
-When I boot off of a USB stick in Ubuntu to fold, after 9 hours or so it crashes with the error "(process:374): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)" - The only thing that differs with the errors is the process number, other than that it's always the same error, this is while OCed to 4.4 GHz with 1.33V.
-When I boot off of W7 from a HDD, the system BSOD's with 1.33V for 4.4 GHz after around 30 minutes of folding or so.

Some things to keep in mind:
-This chip has been folding for around 9 hours a day average the past two weeks, at 4.4 GHz with 1.33V, temps always below 65C.
-My GPU (7850) temperature never goes above 30C in this rig, newest drivers
-I've attempted resetting my settings in BIOS multiple times to fix this issue, nothing fixes it


So my question is do you have any idea what the problem is? The chip used to be 24/7 stable at 4.4 GHz with 1.32V around a month ago as my main rig, but since then it seems to have gone haywire. Also, the PSU is a Cooler Master GX 750W, with a load of no more than 200W at any time.

Is my chip going bad? Could the PSU be bad? Is the motherboard going bad? I'd really love to get this issue fixed so this rig can actually follow TC deadlines and fold at least 20/7, instead of the 9/6 it's been folding the past two weeks.
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I have not had too much experience with instability issues in linux, but I am familiar in windows. You said you are getting a bsod after 30 minutes of folding or so, what is the bsod code? This is probably the best way to find out what is wrong. With stability testing, as I am sure you know, just because it appears stable after 12 hours of Prime95 and some IBT (or whatever tests you run) it doesn't necessarily mean that it is "completely" stable.

I would be hesitant to fold off of an OS running off of USB, if your f@h files are stored on that same usb, you are going to loose performance due to slower copying/processing speeds with everything on an external drive. I would suggest trying a dual boot or a VM in windows.

Oh my apologies, I had written all of the above before noticing that your TC rig's sole harddrive is a usb. I still think that may be loosing you a decent amount of performance.

I know I ended up saying a bunch of different things, to address your question, I would like to know about the BSOD error code.

Also you were wondering if any of your other parts may be going bad, if you bring your cpu back down to stock settings, that may be a better way to see if it is hardware failure.

Hope some of this rambling helped! (need my sleep!)
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Hello,

I ran my 2600k @ 4.4 GHz with 1.32V through a 24 hour Prime95 test (The Prime Test in the ASRock OCing guide here), and folded on it for 3+ months with these volts and never experiences a crash, so I think it's 24/7 stable. I had it run 3+ days of folding straight for a weekend, and no errors or crashes.

Anyway, I forgot to mention I have a 500 GB HDD in my system with W7 on it, and that's how I boot from W7. As for losing performance from a USB stick, that's pretty much non-existent because the files it saves are few and small, and most of the work is done from the CPU. I'll grab the BSOD code next time I see it, it seems every time it BSODs I'm out of the room, because I can hear the POST beep when I'm somewhere else doing something, which lets me know it crashes, and just restarted.

I'll try setting it down to stock settings and let you know how it works out.
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post #4 of 5
I'm sorry, yes your rig should be stable after so much stable running.

I believe you can find the BSOD log in the Event Viewer. Go under Windows Logs and then I believe it is under Security. Here you should be able to find the bsod error. I may be incorrect with the exact place it is in the event viewer, a quick google search should fix that.
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Alright, I've tested my rig for almost 24 hours straight from my USB booting Ubuntu, no problems this far, which leads me to think my OC settings were bad.

I'll try OCing again later and see if I get the problem again, then post my OC settings to see where I messed up.
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