skyrocketing stats

cheese483
cheese483
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Topic 189653

Okay. This is on one 2500+ barton overclocked to 2.4 ghz.

For a while my stats have been slowly but steadily climbing. Okay I guess, boinc projects must have lower point ratings than grid.org, I dont mind, its not about points.

However, I installed a new OCZ 520w powerstream power supply (old one was cheap) and replaced my 512 megs of ram with 1 gigabyte of OCZ Gold series.

This is what happened to my points. Where it starts going up extremely fast is when I installed it. Exactly when. There is no other explanation.

So. Does einstien@home love ram, or was something unstable from the powersupply?

Or did I get in 3 days more than I got in a week of crunching, by coincidence, right after I installed both?

P.S. glad to be in the forums, I came over from grid.org at least for a while, maybe longer, due to their temporary troubles.

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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skyrocketing stats

Your oldest viewable result took 19,400secs and so did your most recent. There doesn't seem to be any significant change in crunch time in any of your viewable results. When did you make the changes you mention?? What brand and model of motherboard are you using? What is your FSB? I haven't really noticed any significant benefit from using 1gig of RAM over 512meg (unless you happened to be doing a lot of other stuff at the same time). However unlocked CPUs and high FSB are another story altogether.

Your machine was added on June 8. Perhaps you had acquired a lot of pendings in the first couple of weeks which have now been converted into granted credit giving the appearance of a sudden burst in activity??

Edit:
I've just noticed another point. You are producing 4 results per day (at least for the last few days) so it would appear that EAH has the bulk of your CPU, if not 100%. At that rate your RAC should be a lot higher than 138 -- more like 260+ (4 x 66) unless you had a very unproductive period which is now not visible in your list of results. Your TC is consistent with about three weeks of crunching at full steam which also suggests there was a bad period during June and/or the first half of July. In other words your full stats would seem to have been able to have come from about the middle of July onwards. So tell us all about your "lean" period :).

Cheers,
Gary.

cheese483
cheese483
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okay, hmm... I made the

okay, hmm...

I made the changes late sunday night.

As you can see, EXACTLY after that, my points start going extremely high.

Abit NF7-S , fsb of 161, multiplier of 15.

Nah, the reason june 8th is, well...
I just tried out a workunit or two to see what it was like and pay a visit to e@h... I didnt seriously crunch until very recently, when I came over here because of the problems at grid.org. I just came until they get the new stuff... might stay though, or use threadmaster to do both.

E@H is getting 100% of my cpu.

As for something taking the cpu, I am not sure what. There does not appear to be anything. My grid.org cpu score was stable, and the comparison device was about right.

I cannot find anything else to account for it... This install of windows is kinda screwy (waiting for a new hdd before I reformat, coming in a week), so there are a lot of things. Possibly, the internet has problems...
When internet isnt working for a complicated problem I couldnt solve once in a while, my bandwidth monitoring program would go crazy and take 99% of cpu... however, looking at it occasionally, I have not seen anything of the sort.
So it could be taking alot of the cpu and just happen to never do it anymore when Im around, but I doubt it... (btw bandwidth program had nothing to do with internet going down.... it was a result of the computer trying to go through the closed internet connection)

Aside from that, I dont know.... processing times are consistent, Im just getting way more points than before... no program changes, I dunno.

I thought my points were kinda low, but Im not sure, Im new to boinc.

Gary Roberts
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From what you have posted it

From what you have posted it now all makes perfect sense.

You have a machine capable of 4+ results per day with a claim close to 70 per result. You have only been crunching full time for a relatively short period of time and initially your work was being uploaded and reported but not validated because the other members needed to validate your results were a bit slower than you. Consequently you crunched for a while with only a slow ramping up of your credit.

Now, however, many of those pending results have been validated and your score (TC - Total Credit) has jumped quickly. Your RAC (Recent Average Credit) is low because for a while not much credit was being granted. Because it is a moving average it is not going to jump quickly but it will keep going up and will eventually reach around 260 to 300 or so, probably over the next week. It has already gone from 138 to 149 in the space of my two messages.

So, in short, everything is perfectly normal, completely as expected for your type of box. You have no evidence of any sort of problem and, I'm sorry to say, there is no evidence to suggest that the hardware changes have had any significant effect on your crunch rate. All your work units continue to take around 19,400 seconds to complete.

Your Abit NF7-S is a good overclocking board, well suited to the Barton 2500+. Did you happen to record, by any chance, the stepping and date codes on the cpu before you installed the heatsink? Is yours by any chance a mobile Barton? If so that would explain why you can up the multiplier from 11 to 15 and also why you are able to run it at 2.4gHz. This is unusually good for normal Bartons unless you have seriously upped the Vcore to something like 1.9 - 2.0volts and are using extreme cooling, eg water cooling. What sort of Vcore are you actually running? What are your full load temperatures like?

In any case, if your chip is unlocked and can do 2.4gHz and you have a mobo that will go well beyond 200mHz FSB, is there any particular reason for choosing the somewhat strange combination of 161 x 15? You could have chosen 200 x 12 or even 220 x 11 and still achieved 2.4gHz but with the added advantage of more performance from other parts of your system outside the cpu, memory for example. I think you might be pleasantly surprised at the extra performance this would deliver.

The mobile Barton + Abit NF7-S was, a year ago, very much the overclockers delight. It's still a very nice combination for a cheap high performance system.

Cheers,
Gary.

cheese483
cheese483
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okay, makes sense then... Im

okay, makes sense then... Im just new to this way of distributing points...

yup, mobile barton. :D

Well okay... I dont really care about points, I just wanted to know what was going on.... was a little startling to say.

about my overclock- well, my old ram was supposed to be good, but I was getting some error over 181 fsb... never bothered to figure it out, just set the multiplier higher... Ill try to find the problem sometime... thanks for the suggestion. (I also kinda forgot...)
shouldnt be the ram now.... ocz gold. oh yea!

thanks for the help. :D

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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RE: (I also kinda

Message 15012 in response to message 15011

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(I also kinda forgot...)
shouldnt be the ram now.... ocz gold. oh yea!

thanks for the help. :D

No problem. Yes, with the new memory you should be able to go straight to 12 x 200 and you should get some improvement in the 19,400 secs crunch time, particularly if you try out some agressive memory timings. I'd be interested in seeing what difference it makes. You might also be able to up your FSB a bit as I've seen many reports of mobile bartons doing around 2.5, 2.6 or even 2.7gHz. You certainly might be able to get more than 2.4gHz if you've got one of the sweet steppings.

What Vcore are you actually running it at?

Cheers,
Gary.

cheese483
cheese483
Joined: 9 Feb 05
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Credit: 664,118
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sorry I forgot to reply

sorry I forgot to reply here.
1.8 volts... I upped it more than necessary just to be carefull... no memtest errors when I did it a long time ago.
Thanks for the suggestion... I was meaning to see which would be better, a higher fsb or multiplier. Either way, I wouldnt put my old power supply up to the test...

So Ill do that now and see what happens.

note for any times about 2-3 times longer, I rebuilt a 1.1ghz t-bird with another mobo, so its pretty slow. But more crunching. :D

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