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Message 33601 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 3:33:52 UTC
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see full article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with an unusual reason for the computers’ demise: the school had overtaxed the machines by making them perform difficult math calculations. "

so, basically, the article means to me that it is not suggested to run cpu intensive projects on Dell machines.

Now, to me, this is kinda amusing since I was helping a coworker over the weekend with a Dell XPS M1330. One issue was the dreaded yet common “Dell AC power adapter type cannot be determined” error.

Perhaps, Dell deserves the negative publicity, or perhaps they don't.


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Message 33603 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 7:39:32 UTC - in response to Message 33601.  

see full article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with an unusual reason for the computers’ demise: the school had overtaxed the machines by making them perform difficult math calculations. "

so, basically, the article means to me that it is not suggested to run cpu intensive projects on Dell machines.

Now, to me, this is kinda amusing since I was helping a coworker over the weekend with a Dell XPS M1330. One issue was the dreaded yet common “Dell AC power adapter type cannot be determined” error.

Perhaps, Dell deserves the negative publicity, or perhaps they don't.

Is there a suggested manufacturers(hardware) list for boinc volunteers?

Some computers may not be designed for 100% load all the time.
This is not a normal situation on your average computer.
So to cut, maybe, costs the computers are designed at less than 100% load.

And of course computers are supposed to fail after a certain time. This is one of the reasons to buy a new one.
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Message 33616 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 22:23:04 UTC
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