Posts by Keith Myers

1) Message boards : GPUs : "Exclusive Application" option problem (Message 105473)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Keith Myers
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All good ideas. The cpu control was talked about in issue#41 back in 2015 https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/41
Still has not been worked on.
So I doubt your ideas will ever be implemented.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105433)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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The temp differential between my 3950X's and my 5950X is about 5-10 degrees at equivalent clock speeds and Vcore voltages. But the 5950X is hotter because it is doing more work clock for clock than the 3950X and so uses more power and produces more heat.
Only using 16 cores and no SMT will help in reducing temps.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Syncing or exporting preferences across multiple projects (Message 105431)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Also, you can set your web preferences on your first project and designate that is the preference set all new hosts inherit. BOINC propagates the last changed set of preferences to all projects when contacted also.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105427)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Hope you have a good cooling solution for that 5950X. They run very hot compared to 3000 series.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cool temperatures when at max work but VERY hot when not. (Message 105417)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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PBO IS an aggressive overclock. Quite so. You will be seeing cpu voltages approaching and over 1.4V in the processors attempt to maximize clocks for high gaming rates.

None of the stock OC algorithms, like PBO, Performance Boost, or CPPC is amenable to 24/7 90-100% utilization in distributed computing.

Best is turn off all those features and just run a stock fixed clock at a reasonable fixed or offset cpu voltage to keep the temps under control.

The Ryzen 5000 cpus like your 5950X does run much hotter than the previous 3000 series. About a good 10° C. in fact. My 5950X runs around 77-80°C with 93% utilization with good custom water cooling.

I run at 4.425Ghz at 1.26V loaded for those temps.

An air-cooled 5950X will run much hotter even with the best Noctua NH-D14/15 dual tower cooler. Again, try 100% fan speed on your cooling solution.

What you are describing as your issue seems entirely normal to me. Adjust your expectations or make changes to your operating profile.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cool temperatures when at max work but VERY hot when not. (Message 105415)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Check your fan profile. Also if using the auto overclock feature of the cpu, then the cpu will boost frequencies and the necessary voltages to achieve those clocks when lightly loaded.
High cpu utilization will lower the clocks and the voltages.
High cpu voltages will produce higher temps.
Either increase the fan profile speeds and lower the ramping threshold or turn off the auto overclock.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : CPU on Mac running 95C (Message 105336)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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That's not a virus. That is the Folding@home client.
FAH DOES NOT use BOINC.
It is a standalone project with its own rules and controls.
It is a reputable project but it will take control of your PC unless you use its web based controls to change its behavior.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : CPU on Mac running 95C (Message 105329)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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The BOINC Manager does not run your tasks. The Client does. The Manager is just a simple GUI interface to the real client program that runs BOINC. If you haven't stopped the client process then BOINC is still running on your PC.

You can just leave the client running without the Manager. There is the boinc command utility to control the client from the Terminal instead of using the Manager.

You can remove your unwanted projects either from the Manager or through the boinccmd utility. You can suspend those projects also by either method.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool
9) Message boards : The Lounge : RTX 4090 and 4090Ti preview and benchmarks (Message 105327)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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It's not April 1.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Amount of CPU for AMD Radeon vs NVidia GTX on Einstein (Message 105326)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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You must be doing something wrong. On my 2080's running Gamma-Ray, they use 97% of the gpu at whatever wattage I have them limited to. IOW, they use the full 200W of the 200W I have them set to.

I run only 1X as there is no more wattage or spare capacity available to run at greater than 1X.

OTOH, they only use half the 200W available on MilkyWay tasks.

[Edit] It all depends on the application whether they use the card's full potential.
11) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 105311)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Universe@home is down for scheduled network maintenance. Possible not returning till Monday.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Calvin and Hobbes (Message 105281)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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I've always pronounced it "boynk" and have heard others the same.
Just the simple acronym from Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing is the genesis.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : who knows about the resistance coin? How to mine with BOINC? (Message 105279)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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https://gridcoin.us/
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105247)
Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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If you buy ASUS mobos, you always get a Q-Connector which is a one piece header that you plug all your case I/O cable headers into away from the mobo where you can reach and see all the pin designations and then simply plug the Q-Connector into the mobo I/O header in one piece.

Solves your issue simply and easily.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105190)
Posted 19 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Yes, very good news. I thought he was gone permanently. I'm thinking he got into one of the worker vehicles and got locked in a garage somewhere when they went home or something.
He lost 4 lbs during the adventure, but otherwise in good shape.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105185)
Posted 18 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Makes too much sense. But that robs the utility of the free energy they get off your home generation and doesn't pad their pockets.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105183)
Posted 18 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Glory: My cat Spot, showed back up at midnight pounding on the front door waking me up after going missing for a month when he got spooked by the roofing contractor work.
Welcome home!
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105162)
Posted 17 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Grumble: DNO/UKPN still not approved our extra 3.6KW of PV to be connected to grid. The 1.92 on the East side of the hose has already paid for itself and is generating fine. Electrician won't connect without approval. Getting very tempted to connect temporarily myself.

I've been at that stage before also. I just wait until the electrician has left and throw the grid disconnect switch to ON and feign ignorance when the electrician finally shows back up for grid connection after utility go ahead. "Wow, don't know how that got switched!"
In the meantime I've had several days of generation while the utility was twiddling.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105141)
Posted 16 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Grumble: No respite from the heat here. 107° F. and Unhealthy air quality from the smoke. Yellow skies.
Lost the air conditioning for a day. Shut down all the computers. $500 to repair the failed parts.

Glory: A/C back and running. Sent 35kWh excess solar generation back to the grid yesterday. All computers back running.

Grumble: Back to using 90kWh more than I generate.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104959)
Posted 5 Aug 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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At the park and rid they are talking about covering all the parking spaces with panels which at peak output I guestimate would provide about 1MW which would power 4 of the 12 charging points Tesla have just put in there. However, that could do quite lot of slow chargers given that most will be parking there for about 8 hours while at work.

Exactly. No need for DC fast chargers when you park your car at work for 8 hours. Charge on Level 2 AC. Your battery will be back to full when you go home.


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