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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. brandonwh64

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    How does a 2600K compare to a FX 8?
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    Guys, I got my old aluminum case back and I plan on building a file server/cruncher. Anyone have some stuff they'd let go for cheap? Looking for at least a dual core or better.
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    So far so good- I did a week running the 6200 @ stock and just bumped it to 4Ghz yesterday. No issues/No errors.

    It doesn't have a lot of features but it doesn't need much for a cruncher- I still can't believe this board supports all the way up to FX-8150! :toast:

    @brandon- FX can go from about 4k ppd and up depending on how high you want to clock them!
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    I got a rig constantly relogging into teamviewer so I gotta switch over to it and see what thats all about. Its not gonna get much in ppd tonight cause of that. It was running fine for a bit now till tonight.
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    Do you miss being over there Brandon? I do at times. I'd go back over if I could. I enjoyed it. I miss the $$ big time.

    I was in Iraq, Qatar, Mosul and somewhere else I can't remember.
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    I don't :/ did well over 900+ combat patrols ranging from 12-24Hr patrols with little to no sleep. Always doing patrols, raids, air assaults and more. Glad to be home and safe.
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    I hear that. The hrs did suck. I'd prob talk to the wife for about 30mins a day with the time difference and me falling asleep on her lol. Its hard on a marriage but its a good test. But yeah, the work hrs are prob the toughest thing to deal with. as long as your roomie didn't have to bad of a schedule either.
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    Yea my second deployment was 15 months and it was stressful on my marriage.
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    You know, I've been eyeballing an A880GZ to replace my anemic A780L3B board in my 1045T cruncher. It's the only reason my 1045T is at 3GHz/1.175v, as it has a BIOS encoded limit of 95w TDP (any higher CPU will cause the board to display a 10 second countdown and shut off), which I don't blame it for because it only has 3 dual-FET power phases. The A880GZ has 4 tri-FET power phases to handle 125w processors, and also appears to be the only reasonable AM3+ mATX board with an SB850.

    Are there any well known etailers with a better price than Newegg's $159 on an FX-8120? I really want to get one and push it tp 4GHz+ on my ASRock 990FX board for some real PPD. Then I can move the 955BE to my AM2NF3-VSTA and make that board useful since the 9750 that was in it is in the mail now. :toast:

    If I can actually get a paycheck soon, I might just pull the trigger on an A880GZ and FX-8120. Crank up the OC a bit more on the Thuban, and if the A780L3B craps out I can just swap in the A880GZ and get a nicer OC. That is, unless someone wants to buy that board for a 95w or less CPU (e.g. lesser Thuban, 960T, etc. and a very mild OC). Let me know if that's the case.
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    Well guys, BAD news! I installed the cooler that stinger/Jr sent me along with new TIM and it booted good but after about 5 minutes it hard locked and artifacts all over the screen. Ever since then it will not boot. I tried it in two other PC's :( Wasted 25$ plus Jr's shipping money all gone to waste!

    I am so pissed right now.
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    D:

    You could try baking it, but if it completely died you might be SOL. Sorry to hear it quit working on you. I personally wouldn't buy a G80-GT200 card of anywhere else other than an established computer forum due to "bumpgate". :(
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    Its a G92 65nm core, you are thinking 8800GTS 320/640 or 8800GTX/Ultra
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    If it worked with the other cooler and a bad fan then double check your installation... sounds like you may have the new cooler shorting out to something on the PCB or the cooler may have flexed the PCB too much.

    Did the mounting points on both coolers match?

    Another thought- can you switch the fan from the cooler you just got into the old cooler and reinstall?
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    Actually, all the cards I listed do seem to die prematurely. I had a 55nm 9800 GT that blew up in less than a year, and a 65nm 9800 GT that lasted a year and a half. I'm pretty sure Charlie D (as much as we hate him) when he was still at the Inquirer did an analysis of the MacBook Pro with the GF9400 + 9600m GT chips and found the 9600 still had the same bump composition as the 8400/8600. Not saying the following articles are entirely accurate, but here they are for your reading pleasure:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...s-apple-macbook-pros-nvidia-bad-bump-material

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1022894/nvidia-chipsets-defective

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1010836/apple-knowledgebase-g92s-defective
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    I have tried to re-install old cooler and still no boot. The cooler is IDENTICAL to the one that was removed just different sticker logo.
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    =/ Jr haz sad panda. Me triez do somfin nice.
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    I feel like karate chopping this card in half! It's just my luck that I take a chance on some with ebay and it fails fast. I know I installed the cooler right and properly. I have done this many times.
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    The card is probably dead so you can't hurt it any more. With that said pull the cooler and look the pcb over real good. Also you can try to put the old cooler back on and see how it goes.
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    ^^^

    Already tried it madshot. I also tried two other PC's :( Pisses me off when things like this happen. I guess im back on the onboard HD4250 :(
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    I missed that all together. Damn sorry man.
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    Yes sux big time but I guess I will just hold out for a 5770/GTS 450 or somthing when those prices fall.
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    Hold out for a bit B. Might move to something more single card-ish soon
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    If you're interested in my old XFX 5770 (no, I never registered it so I don't have the stupid warranty), it's sitting here on my desk. I think the only thing wrong with it is the DVI ports suddenly changed hue about 6 months after I got it (one is reddish, the other greenish) but I'll have to verify if that is still an issue or not, but HDMI and VGA worked fine for the life of the card. Been overclocked to 960/1300 for 2 years and hasn't skipped a beat. Let me know via PM and I'll see what we can do. :toast:
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    Ok guys Jstn is gonna hook me up with the 5770 for my K9A2 Platinum board with 4200+ x2 cpu and a thuban heatpipe cooler!

    Thank you so much!
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