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Well I made a second rig for this event out of the spares I was going to use in the BOINCbox and I had a few problems.

For whatever reason the older mobo I have will not run with a 5850 in either of its 16x pcie slots. No matter which slot I used or which bios settings (or even which bios) I tried, the silly thing just would not post. The only way it would post was if I put the 5850 in the 8x pcie slot and used a slower 4870 in the 16x pcie slot. So that ruined my plan of running 2x 5850's in that mobo

It is a shame too, because that mobo looked promising, with two dual spaced 16x pcie slots and a third 8x pcie slot, I was going to run 2x 5850's and a 4870, but now all it will ever boot with is a 4870 in one of the 16x pcie slots and the 5850 in the 8x pcie slot - it's a real dissapointment tbh - and now I have a 5850 doing nothing

But looking on the good side of things, I still have 2 rigs BOINCing for this event and I managed to BOINC over 800K in the past 24 hours and hope to BOINC closer to 1M in the next 24hours
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Well I made a second rig for this event out of the spares I was going to use in the BOINCbox and I had a few problems.

For whatever reason the older mobo I have will not run with a 5850 in either of its 16x pcie slots. No matter which slot I used or which bios settings (or even which bios) I tried, the silly thing just would not post. The only way it would post was if I put the 5850 in the 8x pcie slot and used a slower 4870 in the 16x pcie slot. So that ruined my plan of running 2x 5850's in that mobo

It is a shame too, because that mobo looked promising, with two dual spaced 16x pcie slots and a third 8x pcie slot, I was going to run 2x 5850's and a 4870, but now all it will ever boot with is a 4870 in one of the 16x pcie slots and the 5850 in the 8x pcie slot - it's a real dissapointment tbh - and now I have a 5850 doing nothing

But looking on the good side of things, I still have 2 rigs BOINCing for this event and I managed to BOINC over 800K in the past 24 hours and hope to BOINC closer to 1M in the next 24hours
You do know a 8x slot is all you need even a 4x would provide enugh bandwith to just run boinc.
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http://aqua.dwavesys.com/workunit.php?wuid=6855545

What a monster Was hoping for a little more, but glad it completed during BGB!
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
You do know a 8x slot is all you need even a 4x would provide enugh bandwith to just run boinc.
Yeah, but even if I run one card in the 8x slot, I still can not run the 5850's in the other 16x slots - so I will be limited to a single gpu on that board, even though it has 2 16x pcie slots and 1 8x pcie slot.

It is just a mobo issue with the 5850's in their 16x slots, and due to the arrangement it limits the cards I can run - maybe they don't provide enough power through the pcie buss for newer gpus like the 5850's?

Edit: here is a pic of the pcie layout - the blue slots are 16x and the orange slot is 8x:




I'm going to try some electrical tape over the extra 16x pins of the 5850's to force them to be 8x only and see if they will then work in the 16x slots lol. Has anyone done that before?
Edited by un-nefer - 2/20/11 at 5:58pm
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http://aqua.dwavesys.com/workunit.php?wuid=6855545

What a monster Was hoping for a little more, but glad it completed during BGB!
:O What a meaty WU!
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Yeah, but even if I run one card in the 8x slot, I still can not run the 5850's in the other 16x slots - so I will be limited to a single gpu on that board, even though it has 2 16x pcie slots and 1 8x pcie slot.

It is just a mobo issue with the 5850's in their 16x slots, and due to the arrangement it limits the cards I can run - maybe they don't provide enough power through the pcie buss for newer gpus like the 5850's?

Edit: here is a pic of the pcie layout - the blue slots are 16x and the orange slot is 8x:




I'm going to try some electrical tape over the extra 16x pins of the 5850's to force them to be 8x only and see if they will then work in the 16x slots lol. Has anyone done that before?
See that morlex connecter on the mobo?
Try connecting a morlex to it. (that looks like the mobo in the necromancer.)
 
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post #137 of 174
Oh my gosh. I totally forgot about BGB4 T_T

Boincing now


EDIT:

I got a suggestion for BGB5.

How bout sending a PM reminder to each of the contestants maybe 24 hours before the start and another at 1 hour before start.
Edited by tryagainplss - 2/20/11 at 11:42pm
    
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Final push for the finish now! I've taken Bal3Wolf, can I catch Grandpa?
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Well, that was my best bgb. Had to shut the computers off early though... this is first time in a long time that I have had computers turned off...

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post #140 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
Oh my gosh. I totally forgot about BGB4 T_T

Boincing now


EDIT:

I got a suggestion for BGB5.

How bout sending a PM reminder to each of the contestants maybe 24 hours before the start and another at 1 hour before start.
Why not run boinc 24/7 ? then you will never miss another BGB.
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