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don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Last night we had a power outage. My machine is not dead but it will not run either. I'm getting a page fault error related to the msibios64.

Now that I have my first UEFI and SSD combo, f5/f8/shift+f8 won't get me into safe mode. I also tried the recovery "enable safe mode" F4 and that didn't work. I ran out of time this morning but when I get home I'll try the shift+reboot method. I need to uninstall that MSI program and see if my machine will boot up. So since last night, I'm down 600k ppd.
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I am a total wreck and I do have a very nice surge protector. I had the machine up and running but then it kept going down again. I did some research based on the BSOD errors I received and started some hardware testing before I had to leave for work. I'll do a little more when I can later tonight. I also think that my other rig is down as I'm not seeing the 400k ppd from that one either. Maybe I can put my hands on that machine tonight too.
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Looks like I'm back up.

Now that we have cooler weather, I'll start getting the rest of the farm going. Due to household projects, it will be a few weeks before I can start but I hope to be as close to 2 million ppd by November.
 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
you live between two nuclear cooling towers and you are down this often????????
wouldn't you do better with a steel rod sticking up in the air and power them that way??????
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
It seems that my main rig is still having problems. I'm getting a lot of blue screens. I keep looking up the error code and making adjustments. This latest issue seems to resolve around graphics drivers. I have switched from AMD to Nvidia on this machine. I ran DDU when I first made the change. I ran an updated version of DDU this morning to remove both AMD and Nvidia. I downloaded the most newest, bestest driver from Nvidia and installed. It generally takes a few days to see if the problem comes back.

I need to get this going in prep for my two new 980 Ti cards that I will run in SLI.
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Looks like I'm in trouble for a bit. My BSOD code is dxgmms2.sys and my reading on the Nvidia forums is that this is an old issue come to life but only on Windows 10 which I have. It seems that this involves all Nvidia cards from the 500 series and up through the 900 series. I've seen no mention for the 10 series.

The conditions seem to relate to Direct X 12. I usually have Shogun 2 on pause when I am not playing. My folding does not suffer from the game in pause. If I then go to Youtube and start a video, CRASH! Sometimes I don't need to view a video, sometimes it just crashes.

I'm still working on it and am hopeful that MS or Nvidia will have a solution soon.
 

WhitehawkEQ

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2010
Looks like I'm in trouble for a bit. My BSOD code is dxgmms2.sys and my reading on the Nvidia forums is that this is an old issue come to life but only on Windows 10 which I have. It seems that this involves all Nvidia cards from the 500 series and up through the 900 series. I've seen no mention for the 10 series.

The conditions seem to relate to Direct X 12. I usually have Shogun 2 on pause when I am not playing. My folding does not suffer from the game in pause. If I then go to Youtube and start a video, CRASH! Sometimes I don't need to view a video, sometimes it just crashes.

I'm still working on it and am hopeful that MS or Nvidia will have a solution soon.

What am I going to do with you? It's no fun competing with you if you can't even get going :rofl: Hope you get it worked out :thup:
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I always get it worked out. I just like to document the struggle. It gives those benieth me a sense that maybe they can acomplish something before I just destroy them. Wait, did I just say that out loud? I mean... carry on. :salute:
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I think that I'm up again. It turns out that my one "farm" rig had a Windows 10 upgrade issue. No surprise there. My main rig seems to be OK again for now too. We'll see.
 

WhitehawkEQ

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2010
Hey Jr, is it my imagination or are you missing all your teeth? or is it just the way you took the pic?
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
What the what!? I just took them out to be cleaned. Actually, they are more like fangs. Big elephant tusk sized fangs with shark like razor points. Rows and rows of elephant sized shark edged fangs...... in a glass on my nightstand getting cleaned.
 

Robert17

Premium Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2011
Sooooo.....you're saying your teeth are water cooled? That's rad. I'm a fan. Chip off the old block. Tubular.
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Well, I may have all of my issues resolved. I pulled out half of my RAM and the machine was stable all night. I had two 16 GB kits installed from two different manufactures. I was told back when I built it that this would be an issue but it has run as a folding machine with 3 7970's and no issues for a few months. I recently promoted the machine to my main rig and odd problems kept coming up.

After more carefully looking at the two kits, one was rated for 1.65 volts and the other for 1.5 volts. All other specs are the same. Even though I no longer have 32 GB RAM in my system, I still have 16 GB which is more than I need. I just lost braggin' rights.