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Old 2018-06-17, 02:28   #1
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This is not a big deal but I figured I would ask anyway. I had a computer out of commission for 3 weeks after the DVD drive I had in in caught on fire. By the time I got a new case, cleaned the undamaged components, and tested everything thoroughly the exponents I had queued up had expired. I'm ok with spending 3 months crunching through 75 Cat 3 exponents, but since the CPU in this box can do one exponent every 37-38 hours it could be helping clear Cat 0/1 faster.
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Old 2018-06-17, 02:43   #2
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This is not a big deal but I figured I would ask anyway. I had a computer out of commission for 3 weeks after the DVD drive I had in in caught on fire. By the time I got a new case, cleaned the undamaged components, and tested everything thoroughly the exponents I had queued up had expired. I'm ok with spending 3 months crunching through 75 Cat 3 exponents, but since the CPU in this box can do one exponent every 37-38 hours it could be helping clear Cat 0/1 faster.
What kind of CPU is it? How many workers are being run? And how many days of of work are you keeping?
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Old 2018-06-17, 02:46   #3
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This is not a big deal but I figured I would ask anyway. I had a computer out of commission for 3 weeks after the DVD drive I had in in caught on fire. By the time I got a new case, cleaned the undamaged components, and tested everything thoroughly the exponents I had queued up had expired. I'm ok with spending 3 months crunching through 75 Cat 3 exponents, but since the CPU in this box can do one exponent every 37-38 hours it could be helping clear Cat 0/1 faster.
Basically you have to wait 6 months.

But you do raise an interesting point: the rules are such that an unknown machine is trusted much more quickly than a machine that had a previous good record.
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What kind of CPU is it? How many workers are being run? And how many days of of work are you keeping?
It's a 22-core Xeon E5-2696v4. I've mentioned it before here: http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=23196&page=2

One worker and queue 3 days of work.

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Basically you have to wait 6 months.
The assignment rules for 0/1/2 say no expired exponents in the last 120 days. So hopefully that's true and it's 4 months instead of 6.
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The assignment rules for 0/1/2 say no expired exponents in the last 120 days. So hopefully that's true and it's 4 months instead of 6.
Yeah, 4 months. My bad.
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Yeah, actually it was a Blu-ray burner, and it had a Ken Burns DVD in it at the time. I think it was just too much burn.
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Old 2018-06-17, 18:47   #9
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Yeah, actually it was a Blu-ray burner, and it had a Ken Burns DVD in it at the time. I think it was just too much burn.
Eww, that stinky burnt plastic smell.

I'd suspect a badly seated power connector as the most probable cause.
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Old 2018-06-18, 19:14   #10
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You can still manually test any exponent using the AdvancedTest feature. Just be sure to pick exponents that are far enough ahead of the wavefront so that you don't accidentally poach anyone's assignment.
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