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CHHAS
2nd May 2000, 09:09
I just downloaded the 2.4 cmd-version for win 9x / NT last night.

I'm running units at 7 hours instead of 8 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

This is great http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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P3 500, 224 MB ram, G400 16SH,
Maxtor DM 40+ 30GB, IBM Deskstar 16GP 10GB, Maxtor 4320 13 GB
SB Live Value

Jorden
2nd May 2000, 09:18
What else do you do with your PC, CHHAS? I thought a PC at idle using the cmd version would run faster even?

Jord.

CHHAS
2nd May 2000, 10:54
Nothing basicly.

I turn off SETI when gaming, so the only things having to compete for CPU time is my browser and a few small progs.

The 7 hours was done when I was at work, so nothing ran besides SETI (ok, my antivirus and other small resident progs did, but I didn't use the machine).

I've thought about using a RAMdisk, but with my luck (and Win 98's great stability) my machine will prolly crash, dumping my WU when I'm about 95% done http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

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P3 500, 224 MB ram, G400 16SH,
Maxtor DM 40+ 30GB, IBM Deskstar 16GP 10GB, Maxtor 4320 13 GB
SB Live Value

Jorden
2nd May 2000, 14:33
Maybe even at 99% and have a power-failure... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Or someone unplugs your PC temporarily to plug in a vaccuum cleaner http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Jord.

Pace
2nd May 2000, 15:27
I doubt the RAMdisk will help and is a bugger to set up. Maybe a serious SETIer knows better but that's what I think!

Paul.

agallag
2nd May 2000, 15:36
Yeah, the ramdisk would be pretty useless. Seti only writes very small amounts of data every few seconds, so it would all be going through the HD cache anyway. You wouldn't see a difference at all.

Andrew

Ees
4th May 2000, 05:13
Cancer,

Their server has been going up and down like a yo-yo over the last few days, although it seems to be better now. I don't think it's your problem.

Martin

cancer
4th May 2000, 05:28
Thanks Ees (aka Martin) for the info. One question though, you seem to be online at MURC all the time, at least whenever I’m on. My time online is what one would call 'erratic' at best. It could be my imagination or is you sleep wake cycle just as messed up as mine?
Cheers.


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Aopen HX08 full tower case, Asus P3V4X bios 1.04beta, P!!! FC-PGA 550e @733, 160M pc100 sdram, Matrox G400MAX bios 1.4 PDesk 5.52.015, Seagate 28.5G Ultra ATA66 7200rpm HD, Pioneer 103s DVD 6X/32X drive, SB AWE64 Gold ISA sound card, SMC pci ethernet adaptor, Castlewood Orb 2.2G media drive, Nortel 100 cable modem, Mitsubishi 1995 19in monitor, occasionally use dualhead for dvd on a Sony 80cm Wega TV, MS natural keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer,
Win98SE 4.10.2222A, DX7a.

Ees
4th May 2000, 05:48
http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

No, I'm not online constantly, but I do seem to catch a lot of your questions, don't I?

Martin
(That's not to say that my sleep-wake cycle isn't fscked up, but that's more due to my son waking up in the middle of the night http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)

cancer
4th May 2000, 06:12
I apologise in advance for this comment Ees but you seem to have some sort of psychic ability of predicting when a question is coming your way...
Ah what was the topic question again...?
Oh yeah, since you seem to the man most responsible and knowledgable on the 'seti' theme, I'm running 24i386-winnt-cmdline version of seti & I was thinking about getting a cache program. Can you do it with this version, is it recommended & which is a good program to use?
Cheers.


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Aopen HX08 full tower case, Asus P3V4X bios 1.04beta, P!!! FC-PGA 550e @733, 160M pc100 sdram, Matrox G400MAX bios 1.4 PDesk 5.52.015, Seagate 28.5G Ultra ATA66 7200rpm HD, Pioneer 103s DVD 6X/32X drive, SB AWE64 Gold ISA sound card, SMC pci ethernet adaptor, Castlewood Orb 2.2G media drive, Nortel 100 cable modem, Mitsubishi 1995 19in monitor, occasionally use dualhead for dvd on a Sony 80cm Wega TV, MS natural keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer,
Win98SE 4.10.2222A, DX7a.



[This message has been edited by cancer (edited 04 May 2000).]

jsb
4th May 2000, 06:50
have a look at http://www.techpimp.com/seticache/
it works with 2.4 if you change the cmd after it has instaled, it also works with setiwatch

stefan

Jorden
4th May 2000, 09:04
cancer, have a look at that other thread in Seti@Murc http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Optimization questions (http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/Forum12/HTML/000031.html)

Lots of options there http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Jord.

cancer
4th May 2000, 09:16
Thanks Jord, with the recent hiccups with the seti site its definately worth keeping a couple of WU on the back burner just in case ya can't log on to send and receive WU's.
Cheers.

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Aopen HX08 full tower case, Asus P3V4X bios 1.04beta, P!!! FC-PGA 550e @733, 160M pc100 sdram, Matrox G400MAX bios 1.4 PDesk 5.52.015, Seagate 28.5G Ultra ATA66 7200rpm HD, Pioneer 103s DVD 6X/32X drive, SB AWE64 Gold ISA sound card, SMC pci ethernet adaptor, Castlewood Orb 2.2G media drive, Nortel 100 cable modem, Mitsubishi 1995 19in monitor, occasionally use dualhead for dvd on a Sony 80cm Wega TV, MS natural keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer,
Win98SE 4.10.2222A, DX7a.

cancer
4th May 2000, 16:20
Things have improved alot since I switched to the nt commandline version (someone from MURC showed me the light once I checked how long my avg. WU was taking with the screensaver version. In a word it sucked compared to a similar systems). It seems I'm spending lot of time trying to tweak seti crunching now days. I have encountered one problem though, recently I'm having trouble sending my completed WU back to seti. It says something like ‘the sever is down’ or there is ‘no such site’ and that it'll try again in an hour. Are any of you encountering similar problems lately or is it something at my end that’s not up to scratch? Any comments?
Cheers.


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Aopen HX08 full tower case, Asus P3V4X bios 1.03, P!!! FC-PGA 550e @733, 160M pc100 sdram, Matrox G400MAX bios 1.4 PDesk 5.52.015, Seagate 28.5G Ultra ATA66 7200rpm HD, Pioneer 103s DVD 6X/32X drive, SB AWE64 Gold ISA sound card, SMC pci ethernet adaptor, Castlewood Orb 2.2G media drive, Nortel 100 cable modem, Mitsubishi 1995 19in monitor, occasionally use dualhead for dvd on a Sony 80cm Wega TV, MS natural keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer,
Win98SE 4.10.2222A, DX7a.

cancer
4th May 2000, 22:22
I noticed that the time and date were incorrect on my pc (i had to put it forward) yesterday while i was running 24i386-winnt-cmdline + SetiSpy. After the change i opened setispy to check my progress and i was a little shocked. My avg. % completed every hour was at 1.87 where it normally around 14-15%. Also my estimated time of arrival was way off, something like 60 hours. I thought this was a sider effect of changing the time and it wouldn't effect my team stats. Well it did.
Yesterday i had completed WU #40 (checked at seti team stat page (http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_lookup&name=matrox+users)) and my total cpu time was 481 hours. Now i checked back this afternoon and i'd completed 42 WU except this time it said 545 hours. That a difference of 64 hours. Thats 2 2/3 days since yesterday! Anyone got any ideas? I wouldn't think winnt-cmdline would be susceptible to a change in time in windows.
Its only a quirk but my stats are a bit screwed. My avg. cpu time per wu is way up and i have these extra hours added to my total cpu time. Is it possible to fix this at all or do i have to just cop it and call it a day?

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Aopen HX08 full tower case, Asus P3V4X bios 1.04beta, P!!! FC-PGA 550e @733, 160M pc100 sdram, Matrox G400MAX bios 1.4 PDesk 5.52.015, Seagate 28.5G Ultra ATA66 7200rpm HD, Pioneer 103s DVD 6X/32X drive, SB AWE64 Gold ISA sound card, SMC pci ethernet adaptor, Castlewood Orb 2.2G media drive, Nortel 100 cable modem, Mitsubishi 1995 19in monitor, occasionally use dualhead for dvd on a Sony 80cm Wega TV, MS natural keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer,
Win98SE 4.10.2222A, DX7a.