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post #7671 of 19792
That's bad luck i had a few issues here too, when i was trying the new drivers after the reboot i lost a SMP wu and the drivers sucked so i went back lost the gpu wus lol (they were at 70% and the other 82%) minor set backs though
post #7672 of 19792
Yeah, GPU units aren't really that big of a deal to me. They only take a couple hours. But those -bigadvs. Those take a couple days, and losing those hurts.
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yup that leave's a mark for sure
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And they are less than reliable too. Oh well, I guess.
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post #7675 of 19792
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And they are less than reliable too. Oh well, I guess.
Tell me about it... I lost another one this morning. I'm 0/2ish now.

I think it's because after I closed down the actual process (Ctrl-C) I accidentally hit suspend instead of shut down on my VMWare. When it came back up, my system was using far more resources than normal, so it got 'Out of memory: kill process xxxx' - as soon as it did it, I tried to shut down the core before it actually deleted, but it didnt work. Lost 2nd bigadv this week.

Oh well, back to SMP + GPU. I dont mind the capacitor whine, because at least at the end of the day I'm actually getting my 18-19k ppd instead of being on part for 26k ppd and actually getting zero.
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post #7676 of 19792
that sucks guys.... those bigadv are not of trust i see...
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Yeah, the VMWare isn't very smart. I'm waiting for one to come out that actually works. Quite certain that it's not the FAH that is the issue, but the VM it runs on.
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post #7678 of 19792
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Yeah, the VMWare isn't very smart. I'm waiting for one to come out that actually works. Quite certain that it's not the FAH that is the issue, but the VM it runs on.
I have to agree, as I think it was VMware that may have caused my crash.

I suspended by accident (thought I had clicked shutdown) so when I turned it back on, the system date/time hadn't changed. That's just something I noticed, but something else I noticed was that instead of using ~50% of my ram ~6400 that it's alotted) my system was using closer to 75% of my ram. I saw this, and said to myself 'here it comes: Out of memory: kill process xxxx', lost bigadv'. And sure enough, within two minutes, 'Out of memory' dashed my dreams of getting ~60k (what are supposed to be easy) points.

Problem is, our hands are tied. VMware's 3.0.1 player probably has some fixes for these issues, but it only recognizes up to 4 cores. I bet if we paid for the full version or switched to the workstation, it might be better, but who's to know? They probably saw a spike in downloads and what it was being used for and probably only wanted it DL'd by prospective buyers/users, rather than folders who want 25-26k ppd with an easy virtual machine like the one sniper's guide provides.

Eh, whatevs. I'm ok with 19k ppd for now (that dips lower if I get 511 pt WUs on my GPU, but that's OK). At least I'm seeing these points, LOL
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Well, you can make it run on 8 cores, you just have to edit a file or something blah blah blah. But, no, not VMWare, just the way the VM itself works. There's something in there that is causing it to not shut down the core properly.
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post #7680 of 19792
OK Cy, just added 2 gpu's today (a 9800GT and a 9600GSO) lets see if you get discouraged enough to stop this foolish talk about catching me.

I found a way to solve the heat issue. I decided to open my bedroom windows fully and "go commando" Don't worry I have already informed the neighbors, it was pretty odd when I told them as no one had much to say.
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