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1) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115431)
Posted 22 Dec 2011 by zoom314
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2) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115429)
Posted 22 Dec 2011 by zoom314
I updated the thread at Seti@Home with a possible solution some on the Nvidia forums came up with.

I found this on the 290.53 thread on the Nvidia forums:

StratosD wrote:
For you guys without a C drive, I will tell you how I fixed that issue for myself. I simply plugged in a USB drive and it was automatically labeled as my C drive. If your pc doesn't label it C then go to Control Panel, System and Security, Create and format hard disk partitions. Locate the usb drive, right click and choose Change Drive Letter and drive paths. Designate the usb drive as C. It should now be the C drive on your pc, now simply install the drivers where you want (D drive on my pc) and at the end of the installation simply delete the NVIDIA folder created on your usb drive because it's only temporary anyway. You can then change the letter label designated for the usb drive back to whatever it was or leave it (or do nothing if it was automatically labeled as C as on my pc). Enjoy the new drivers.


I don't know if this will work or not, In theory Ir should, But as soon as I can I'll try It.


And for part 1, This does work.

Ok step 1 complete, I renamed drive F:\ as Drive C:\ and changed It's path, I did this in Windows 7 Pro x64 using Computer Management, subsection - Disk Management, This is an Administrative set of tools, Now It has 3.72GB of space as Drive C:\, Sometime on the 22nd when there is enough light, I'll try and install 290.53. Oh and Drive C:\ is formatted as FAT32...


Step 2 test NVCPLSetupInt.exe on Drive "C:\" worked, "C:\" was used as a temporary drive, drive was empty before and after test, program erased any files It made, Step 3 will be performed on the 22nd and then 290.53 will be installed.



Horacio on Seti@Home does deserve credit though for the idea of the drive, but It would not work as a virtual drive or a ramdrive for Me, as I don't have either, the drive is a USB Flash Drive and yes technically It could be a Pen drive...

Ok Part 3 is done, 290.53 has been installed, at least the driver was, still no physics or update, they failed to install, 3D I choose not to install. I don't see in 3D too well and I have no software or hardware to take advantage of that or the money, so that's that.
3) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115425)
Posted 22 Dec 2011 by zoom314
I updated the thread at Seti@Home with a possible solution some on the Nvidia forums came up with.

I found this on the 290.53 thread on the Nvidia forums:

StratosD wrote:
For you guys without a C drive, I will tell you how I fixed that issue for myself. I simply plugged in a USB drive and it was automatically labeled as my C drive. If your pc doesn't label it C then go to Control Panel, System and Security, Create and format hard disk partitions. Locate the usb drive, right click and choose Change Drive Letter and drive paths. Designate the usb drive as C. It should now be the C drive on your pc, now simply install the drivers where you want (D drive on my pc) and at the end of the installation simply delete the NVIDIA folder created on your usb drive because it's only temporary anyway. You can then change the letter label designated for the usb drive back to whatever it was or leave it (or do nothing if it was automatically labeled as C as on my pc). Enjoy the new drivers.


I don't know if this will work or not, In theory Ir should, But as soon as I can I'll try It.


And for part 1, This does work.

Ok step 1 complete, I renamed drive F:\ as Drive C:\ and changed It's path, I did this in Windows 7 Pro x64 using Computer Management, subsection - Disk Management, This is an Administrative set of tools, Now It has 3.72GB of space as Drive C:\, Sometime on the 22nd when there is enough light, I'll try and install 290.53. Oh and Drive C:\ is formatted as FAT32...


Step 2 test NVCPLSetupInt.exe on Drive "C:\" worked, "C:\" was used as a temporary drive, drive was empty before and after test, program erased any files It made, Step 3 will be performed on the 22nd and then 290.53 will be installed.



Horacio on Seti@Home does deserve credit though for the idea of the drive, but It would not work as a virtual drive or a ramdrive for Me, as I don't have either, the drive is a USB Flash Drive and yes technically It could be a Pen drive...
4) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115424)
Posted 22 Dec 2011 by zoom314
I updated the thread at Seti@Home with a possible solution some on the Nvidia forums came up with.

I found this on the 290.53 thread on the Nvidia forums:

StratosD wrote:
For you guys without a C drive, I will tell you how I fixed that issue for myself. I simply plugged in a USB drive and it was automatically labeled as my C drive. If your pc doesn't label it C then go to Control Panel, System and Security, Create and format hard disk partitions. Locate the usb drive, right click and choose Change Drive Letter and drive paths. Designate the usb drive as C. It should now be the C drive on your pc, now simply install the drivers where you want (D drive on my pc) and at the end of the installation simply delete the NVIDIA folder created on your usb drive because it's only temporary anyway. You can then change the letter label designated for the usb drive back to whatever it was or leave it (or do nothing if it was automatically labeled as C as on my pc). Enjoy the new drivers.


I don't know if this will work or not, In theory Ir should, But as soon as I can I'll try It.


And for part 1, This does work.

Ok step 1 complete, I renamed drive F:\ as Drive C:\ and changed It's path, I did this in Windows 7 Pro x64 using Computer Management, subsection - Disk Management, This is an Administrative set of tools, Now It has 3.72GB of space as Drive C:\, Sometime on the 22nd when there is enough light, I'll try and install 290.53. Oh and Drive C:\ is formatted as FAT32...
5) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115423)
Posted 21 Dec 2011 by zoom314
A thread like this one is on the Seti@Home forums here, thought people would like to know.
6) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Victory! 290.53 driver installed... (Message 115422)
Posted 21 Dec 2011 by zoom314
290.xx drivers and No C: drive, do not install. If You have no C: drive in Your Windows PC, Do not install any drivers from 290.36 and 290.53 as both have the file NVCPLSetupInt.exe and It wants to install only to Drive C:, Even If one has No C: Drive, so the install aborts and one has to reinstall the last driver one had installed, since If one installs any other driver, clean or not will result in reboot BSODs, Hopefully Nvidia will fix this soon as I've posted an alert over on their forum about this error...

See NO C: Drive...
7) Message boards : Problems and Bug Reports : Windows x64 development version of BIONC released. (Message 74119)
Posted 30 Aug 2007 by zoom314
As of 5/19 16:46UTC I am still receiving "Message from server: platform 'windows_x86_64' not found".


I just installed today, and got this error as well. :(


Why not check out the #2 Sticky at the top of this board to get links to the details of the workaround?



I'll have to look for the workaround for XP x64 (64bit) Boinc 5.10.13.
8) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Can my Xbox crunch for Einstein? (Message 34110)
Posted 17 May 2006 by zoom314
This sounds interesting, Making a PS3 into a cruncher for Einstein, I assume that this Would run under some sort of Boinc program? In any case this interesting, I might get one eventually, Besides My PS2 is an older model and could use a replacement.
9) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Does anyone here have the 5.3.16 Boinc install program for (Message 33725)
Posted 15 May 2006 by zoom314
Does anyone here have the 5.3.16 Boinc install program for Windows XP still?

I noticed that Boinc has eliminated It from existance on their download page, Yet they kept the older 5.2.13 for some reason.


The 5.2.13 was a release version, whereas 5.3.16 was a developmental (beta) version, now surplanted by the new 5.4.9 recommended release. In general, any version which has the 2nd integer an odd number is alpha or beta software. I know, this doesn't answer your question, just informative.

Michael R.

Ok and Thanks. In any case It was hidden deep in another PC, So I found It and at one time It was listed as Official I think, Go figure.
10) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Does anyone here have the 5.3.16 Boinc install program for (Message 33721)
Posted 15 May 2006 by zoom314
Does anyone here have the 5.3.16 Boinc install program for Windows XP still?

I noticed that Boinc has eliminated It from existance on their download page, Yet they kept the older 5.2.13 for some reason.
11) Message boards : Cruncher's Corner : Optimized Apps (Message 33708)
Posted 15 May 2006 by zoom314
Alright, I need big time help with a step by step for DUMMIES style instructions on optimizing 3 machines for einstein. Please give me the BIG TIME 'for dummies' instructions. :-)

I've tried d/l some of this for this AMD but got the wrong one I think. Here are my machines. If I can get this figured out I'll put it on the 3rd machine and run einstein there also.


AuthenticAMD
AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor 3000+ Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00) 5 5 May 2006 10:13:31 UTC
479026 3.94 850.11 GenuineIntel
Intel(r) Celeron(tm) Processor Microsoft Windows Millennium
, (04.90.3000.00)

Also have a 1.7 gig Celeron w/512ram running XP. (this is the 3rd machine)

Thank you in advance. If I can double or triple my crunch time it would be the equivalent of adding 6-12 machines running non optemized Akos apps.

I think you are meaning which of akosf's apps ( versions ) are best for each machine as above? I'm looking here, here and here.

#1 Authentic AMD Athlon XP 3000+ with MS Win XP Home - looks like you have 3DNow and SSE capability thus S41.07 is the go.

#2 Intel(r) Celeron(tm) Processor with MS Windows Millennium - ?

#3 1.7 gig Celeron w/512ram with XP - ?

For the Celeron's I don't think it's clear from your description ( ie. are they 'newer' ? ), so go get CPU-Z here ( upper left under 'download latest version' : CPU-Z 1.33.1 ). This checks out a system for you to determine what's what. Unzip and run 'cpuz.exe' directly from where-ever you downloaded it too ( you don't need to install ). The first property sheet/tab on the left ( 'CPU' ), in the upper box 'Processor' has 'Instructions' at the lower boundary listing the modes ( on mine MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T ). Note these down for each of your three systems and post back here, please.

Cheers, Mike.


I've been crunchin for Einstein and of course Seti for a while and My 1st question is:

1. Are optimized Einstein Apps/Clients officially allowed here and encouraged?

In Seti there are those that call It cheating to use an Optimized app/client.

2. And what about the credit system and crunching times, Will either be changed as in longer crunching times?

Seti just added an enhanced 5.12 app that counts in fpop instead and the latest Boinc Client 5.4.9 doesn't do calibration like Trux's 5.3.12.tx36 and Yeah I use Trux's client and the U104 app, Works great on Joker2 which runs at 2.65GHz I've seen results in the 19's and on anothe PC Joker3 which runs at 2.36GHz I saw about 13 or so in Einstein and Joker3 is the Dual cpu PC, Both rigs use Opteron Dual cores of course.

And Yes I have 3 Rigs, 1 is complete, 1 is half complete(It needs a 2nd cpu and the last one needs 2 cpus and video cards).
My PCs specs are Here.

Ignore the 4th one as I don't have any plans for that as My finances changed some. Going to have to fix that part of that page one day to something like Joker3.




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