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

  1. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Brandon's gon' be a happy camper! ETA 6/11 for an MSI 785G + i3 530 + p7h55-m pro + 2x2GB 1866 cl9 viper extremes! Told you I wouldn't make you wait much longer. ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    BTW guys, Operation Debbie (Aunts build) was a huge success! She is getting the following specs

    AMD Athlon X4 630 Quad Core
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    Total cost with shipping was 209.17$!!
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  3. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Brandon! Now if I knew you needed a flockin HDD ...... Now you tell me :banghead:
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Its ok, I have some spares that will work for now, I doubt they will pack it full so soon. I will tell her that I will upgrade it to a 500GB or so later.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    What did you end up using for a CPU cooler?
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  6. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I have some stock ones laying around from other builds and with the 4 extra 120mm fans in the case it should keep it cool under load at stock clocks.
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    I've seemingly stabilized the 720BE now. The last things I did were reduce vcore to 1.35 from 1.41 and reduced memory multiplier to 4x from 5.33x. It's running great at 3.4 so I'm going to bump up the multi a bit and see what happens. My guess is that the DDR2 part of the memory controller sucks, it needs lots of volts to do 1066 on 2 sticks, or the board doesn't like my 2.1v OCZ Platinums.

    I also got AudiTuner's Q9300 bundle in, and while the board only does ~380 FSB (1520) which translates to 2850MHz (7.5*380) and 760MHz DDR2, I think it's a very decent OC on a low-multi Yorkfield quad on a 975X chipset that was never officially recommended by Intel (but the P5WDH Deluxe has had like 30 BIOS updates to support any CPU). Overall I'm very pleased with that system after adding MCH and FSB Termination voltage to stabilize it. A steal for $110 bucks IMO considering just the CPU and the 4GB DDR2 costs that much. :)
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    Anyone got any am2/am2+ mobos (ddr2 of course)? Prob gonna need a few other things but it all depends on the boards such as psu's & ram. Figured I'd ask on here. I've been lookin for a while now but not much luck.

    That sounds like a sweet build you did there brandon. hit us up with some pics of the build. You know we love that kind of stuff here.
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    Hey brandon, the 5770 will do that with wet textures in skyrim. If uou install a water mod it'll clear up(it did for me)
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    I woke up this morning to find my home computer completely dead. No standby lights or anything. :(
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    OMMFG. Time for a new power supply, maybe motherboard. Unplug/completely disconnect the power supply from the mobo and leave everything sit for a few hours.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Is this your 2600K???
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  13. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Damn, not good man. Do as Jr said. Hopefully it's just a PSU at worst. Maybe you plug it all back in a few hours from now and it works. Has happened to me.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Also happened to me at work when we had a large power surge! The PC would not respond so I unplugged it for 10 minutes then it worked fine.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, I've had that happen to me multiple times. I've been lucky.
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    I have noticed the surge deal and not booting right away seems to be a Intel thing. Most of the time if everything is left unhooked for soem time it will boot like there's nothing wrong.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Funy that's happened to me with my AMD rigs I believe.
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    Sounds like the 'Ghost in the Machine!' :(

    *I just clicked some of you all's WCG badges. You's are doin' enough points in an hour, that I do in a day! It looks like it will be, just under, a thousand days until I get a badge! :eek:
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    Hang in there Arjai- you'll get there!

    " Endeavor to persevere"- The Outlaw Josey Wales
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    My main machine was cycling through BSODs for about 2-3hrs last night. Thought it was a goner, but it turns out the multi-monitor/multi-GPU setup decided it didn't want to work anymore. Both cards are functional, just can't stand to be in the same machine anymore :laugh:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Arjai, as I once said. Patience pays off, trust me on that. :)

    Theonedub

    Isn't that typical with every couple? :laugh: :p
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    Round two with my gaming rig. Swapped out Rosewill Capstone 550w with Rosewill RG530 unit. Flip switch, no standby lights. Press power button, hear an electrical arc and PSU instantly shuts off.

    I am close to tears right now.
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    That really sucks :banghead: Sounds like you need to tear down and look for signs of a short!
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    My motherfucking GTX 460's voltage controller just caught on fire.

    Pics or it didn't happen:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    First and foremost Jstn, shit can all of the damn ROSEWILL POS power supplies man!!!!!!!! They are frigging junk brother! Pick up a quality Corsair, Enermax, or Seasonic. I have seen more shit damaged due to shitty power supplies. :banghead:

    OMG!!!!! Your not talking about the GTX465 you just got from me; are you?
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