1) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 44038)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
Zoltan, remember to bring your Pascal GPU with you - otherwise they won't be able to do much :p
I will bring all of my cards with me. While they put the Pascal in the test config, I block all the exits with my obsolete cards. :)
That's dedication :)
I'm not even close to Barcelona yet, but it has worked :)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : 4 Months to GTX970 Burn out (Message 44011)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
Judging by the place of the burn marks, I would say it was caused by the monitor. Do you use a TV as a monitor? Or a monitor as a TV? Is there any set top box, satellite or cable TV receiver connected to your monitor?
3) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : Cant get any Tasks (Message 44010)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan

18/07/2016 12:13:46 | GPUGRID | Project has no tasks available

That's why you don't receive tasks. You can check the number of available (unsent) task by clicking on "Server status" at the top left of the webpage.

Your cc_config should look like this:
<cc_config> <options> <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus> </options> </cc_config>
4) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 44001)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
Zoltan, remember to bring your Pascal GPU with you - otherwise they won't be able to do much :p
I will bring all of my cards with me. While they put the Pascal in the test config, I block all the exits with my obsolete cards. :)
5) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43988)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
Don't think anyone of consequence is there, summer holidays.
I will be in summer holidays from 19th July to 29th July.
We'll be near to Barcelona, so we might want to drop in and say hello, then hold the crew captive while they do upgrade the app :)
It's too bad that this plan is busted by that there's nobody in the lab who could be held captive.
6) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43986)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
Guys, please back to topic!
OK.
We need GPUGrid to support the Pascal GPUs now!
Am I being on topic in the right way? :)
Too bad, that there's no blinking fonts.
I think I should make an animgif.
7) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43982)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
On the one dedicated crunching machine that I have converted to Win10, I don't want even the monthly updates, since they have a bad habit of hanging up on reboots. So I just disable the Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
I think it's a better idea to disable the "Windows Update" service for that purpose.

The other machines stay on Win7 or go to Ubuntu 16.04.
If you want to stay on Windows 7 and you're planning to use that PC for more than 3 years, it's practical to update to Windows 10, and after the successful update (check if Windows 10 is activated) immediately revert back to Windows 7 (you can do it for 31 days after the update). In this way your PC will have a Windows 10 license, so when the support for Windows 7 ends 3 years from now, you can install Windows 10 without purchasing a license key. The best practice is to use a spare HDD/SSD for this process, in this case you can keep your current Windows 7 untouched. Do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the spare HDD/SSD (you have to install the network drivers), then update it to Windows 10, and store the spare in a safe place (or you can erase it, as you can reinstall Windows 10 any time once your config has obtained a license during the update).

Linux (and Windows XP) is a better choice for crunching, as they don't have the WDDM overhead, thus these OSes can crunch faster on GPUs (especially on high-end GPUs).
8) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43976)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
And I hope you're not gullible enough to believe monthly fees won't eventually happen to all versions of 10.
You must have missed the highlighted part.
I didn't miss it, I consider it as a statement to cause Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.
Microsoft won't charge you monthly for that OS which you've already licensed once. I'm not an expert on US law :), but I think it's illegal to take away your vested rights, and charging for the possibility to use something you've already have the right to use would be considered as doing so.

If you think that the "spying" in Windows 10 is an illegal activity from Microsoft's part then sue them for it in court. You'll loose that case.

So now you're an expert on US law? I don't know about your country but it is illegal in the US without consent. MS has already been sued and lost for illegal and non-consent upgrades. Now that there has been precedent set there will be more coming, you can bet on it.
Microsoft pays woman $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrade
That "update to Windows 10" dialog box is a really nasty one, as both buttons in it approve the update, and you have to close the dialog box to avoid the update, so it was quite easy to prove it's misleading. They've deserved to loose that case. The precedent established by the sentence of that case can't be applied to the "spying", as you have to prove that the data transmitted to MS is outside the regulations of the EULA (for example it should contain any kind of personal data).

Thousands of computers made useless because of Windows 10”
That's actually good news, as about 350 million have been updated successfully. Based on my personal experience (I've updated about 100 PCs, desktops and notebooks), if anything goes wrong with the update it's hardware related (bad RAM modules, or inappropriate BIOS)

Note: This is my last post about this in the GTX 1070 thread.
9) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43970)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
You didn't get my sarcasm.
If you think that the "spying" in Windows 10 is an illegal activity from Microsoft's part then sue them for it in court. You'll loose that case.
I can recall that the same accusation has been made when Windows 7 was released (so Windows 7 also does "phone home").

So, by that logic because everyone/everything else is already spying on us Microsoft should be able to join in...
In one word: yes. This is because the market has changed so much by the mobile devices (and their "spying" features), that Microsoft have to change their licensing policy / fees to it.

...without your knowledge or consent...
That basically means that nobody reads the end user license agreement, right?

... and charge you monthly for it? If that works for you have at it. I say NFW. And I hope you're not gullible enough to believe monthly fees won't eventually happen to all versions of 10.

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge
This is FUD, as it applies only for cloud services (namely Office 365 and Azure - both provided for a fee before) integrated into the Enterprise edition. So the fee is *not* for the OS.
Quote from the article you've linked:
That cost will be $7 per user per month but the good news is it only applies to enterprises, for now. The new pricing tier will be called “Windows 10 Enterprise E3” and it means Windows has finally joined Office 365 and Azure as a subscription service.

BTW Windows 10 is not free. It costs the same as the previous versions. Only the upgrade from the previous versions is free, but this opportunity will end in 29th July. But it's also clearly stated in the article you've linked.
10) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : No support for Nvidia 1070 ? (Message 43965)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Retvari Zoltan
We're getting far off topic.

I would highly recommend to anyone who is contemplating upgrading to 10 that you read this article first.

http://betanews.com/2016/02/06/windows-10-phones-home-a-lot-even-with-all-reporting-and-telemetry-disabled/

Anyone who is concerned about their privacy please never ever register to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Gmail, iTunes, Snapchat, MySpace or any similar "social network". Also, never ever use a cellphone. No, not a smartphone, a good old GSM cellphone's metadata also tells about your social life a lot. Always pay and receive payment in cash. No credit/debit cards, or money checks. Also, do not post your views about anything on public forums.

Another tidbit is that your free upgrade will only be free if you don't change any major hardware. If you do be prepared to possibly pay for a license.

If you change the Motherboard, it will be considered a new device. In this case, you will not be able to get the Windows 10 activated automatically. You can contact the Microsoft tech support, but it may still be not accepted. You might have to buy a license for activating Windows 10 in case of motherboard change.

That is obvious, especially for an OEM license, which by its definition becomes the part of the computer on activation. The activation binds your license to the different IDs of the parts (for example the MAC address of the network card, or the type of the chipset). If you change a Motherboard under an activated Windows 7 OEM, you can't activate it online (automatically) again, but you can do it by making a phone call, and making a statement that the new copy is the only one in operation.


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