16 May 2010

Weekly report

Another week on the farm...

Maul ready to come home (again)
This time the they claim to have replaced the motherboard. The last motherboard was a "refurbished" one. When it gets back we'll see if it makes any difference. Half the city was closed off due to the arrival of Jessica Watson, so I couldn't pick it up this weekend.

BOINC versions
We are up to 6.10.56 this week. It seems that both the Nvidia and ATI drivers stop working if you keep polling them for free GPU ram details, so they've removed the checking from BOINC for now. Other than that it seems to be working fine. I would suspect this one will probably become the next release version.

Its an ACER veriton v7900. It seems to have well and truly died. Another dud motherboard. Still under warranty. So time to pack it back up and get it fixed. A visual inspection of the motherboard indicates that some of the capacitors appear to have cooked.

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