Apologies to Wingmen

Luigi Naruszewicz
Luigi Naruszewicz
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I would like to offer my apologies to wingmen on my computer 1203065 which has died. It looks like the PSU has gone kaput and it will take me sometime to get fixed.

Regards Luigi

 

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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Hi Luigi, Please don't be

Hi Luigi,

Please don't be too concerned about this.  Sometimes these things are unavoidable.  If people just decide to turn off a machine without bothering to abort outstanding tasks first, that's a rather more thoughtless action.
Your 'in progress' tasks will all expire over the next 10 days or so, and will immediately be sent out again.  Those affected wont have to wait too much longer.  :-).   With Einstein, you don't need to keep quite so large a cache of work as it's quite rare for the project to have a significant outage.

When you replace the PSU (if it turns out to be the problem), take care to choose a unit that can cope with the stress of crunching.  It's worthwhile doing a bit of research on what others have found to be good and capable supplies that have a high efficiency and a decent manufacturer warranty.  There are a number of websites around that provide extensive reviews of lots of different brands/models.  The most important spec is the rated power output at 12volts.  The other voltages are largely irrelevant these days.   For example, if you were choosing a 500 watt supply, you would want to see at least 450 watts (~38 amps) available at 12 volts.

What was the rating of your previous supply?

 

Cheers,
Gary.

Luigi Naruszewicz
Luigi Naruszewicz
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Okay, back on line. It was my

Okay, back on line. It was my PSU that died (kept blowing fuses) and now uprated from 500W to 650W. Of course with computers nothing being simple I found that CPU supply connector on the new supply is 8 pin whereas my motherboard has 4 pin. It took me a while to source and adaptor cable (it didn't help that I thought new supply connector was 6 pin instead of 8). Eventually got things going, and took the opportunity to clean out all the dust bunnies so the CPU is running nice and cool.

Even managed to salvage and action the last days of workunits.

Luigi

 

 

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