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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

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  4. No it's crap!

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  1. kurosagi01

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    The particular reason i want that TV is because its backlit LED and i know theirs loads of 32" TVs with full HD for less than £300,as for "full" HD its only used for playing console games for my PS3,xbox 360,wii etc etc.
    9/10 all the games i play on it only supports 720p and very little supports 1080p,only games i've seen from my library is COD games and Final Fantasy 13.
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    do you have a spare computer?
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    thanks mate. the owner claimed she only used it twice. the unit in the picture looks fairly new and i dont think its been stored on its side, though it will be when i put it in the car. its a simple case of bought it. used it for a bit, dumped in a room and forgot about.

    I would have bought one from argos which recently dropped for £150 from £200+

    Not too happy about paying £70 either but its better then paying £150 or more for a completely new unit.
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    you still paid £70 more then i did :laugh:

    as it turns out, the dehumidifier and the air con will work at the same time, so i should be safe.

    And yes, i have many spare rigs, as all my spare parts have been saved, there is a 4200+ 5450 rig, and a celeron D + 8400gs and a Pent 4 + MX440 all waiting in backup
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    I was watching a camcorder on ebay and then at an hour left a private bid appeared, so i bid in at a little more. I think the person is trying to bid on their own item to keep the price high.
    I didnt think England got that warm to require air con. Up here its never warm enough for long periods to warrant having air con. Its more like how many bars can you afford on your fire lol.

    SPARE RIGS? People own more than one rig and have it in a cupboard? I dont plan on having this rig die on me.
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    it doesn't go above 30'c most of the time here, we just have the thing cause it was free and we thought 'why not', as it turns out 16'c air feels real nice
    KieX says thanks.
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    16c is decent weather in Scotland.
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    Highest temp you see in England that i felt is like 25c rarely gets 30c. But i don't think a air con is necessary,a simple fan will solve the heat issue temporary or even strip yourself and sleep in your underwear will make difference lol.
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    yeah but air con units can come in handy on those 20 or so days a year its really warm, main reason to have one is for experimenting, most people have sources of heat in their home but a source of cold...
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    I envy that 16C. My tiny room has my crunching farm, spent last summer in the 32C every night. Not nice, drains the life out of you. Have 2600K farm this summer, which means room is only 27C and that makes a massive difference.

    Sleeping in some PJ's to soak up perspiration and a very thin cover you'll actually feel cooler when sleeping. Also a normal fan just circulating air to/from window is cheaper to run 24/7 than an AC unit.

    But since you got one, enjoy them nice soothing temps bro :toast:
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    just started crunching again after a few months off i have, and this time round i have many more threads :D

    spent some time today with 2 dual processor systems, having 48 threads of folding power, you can literally feel the heat radiating off the cases, basically made 1 side of the room uninhabitable (and no i didn't own them, but if i had that much power...)

    haven't seen you on the Clubhouse in a while where have you been?

    EDIT: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/whitstable_forecast_weather.html <-- i don't think i'll be needing the A/C this week
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    Oh.. you should put those under our TPU teams ;)

    Well.. was on holiday a lot last month, and since I've come back been very busy at work. Just got promoted to Operations Manager for my company, so there is a lot of work I need to get done and many ideas/strategies to plan before the transition happens later this month.

    Going on TPU is like a breether :D
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    My room has been hot as 33'c. f00king baking if you ask me. all i have are 2 fans set to medium speed moving air around the room but its not enough as the air it moves around is only hot hair.

    at 33'c my arse starts sticking to the leather on my seat. Not a very comfortable feeling.

    when ambient temps are that high. I dont game. even with 23'c ambient right now my GPUs still get bloody hot
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    My solution to that is using some insulated headphones and cranking up the volume/fans.
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    You could get me a job!!! I need one! make it your first official act as Operations Manager
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    ahh, i just thought you'd got bored of us

    best i can do at the moment is my Phenom but its going to be on 24/7 (possibly - haven't decided yet) so i can hopefully give you some points, shame the TPU team isn't more supportive of the GPU project, i can rack up some serious points, i thought it was an error when i fired up prime-grid on my GTS 250, i'd never seen so many points

    add in all you guys with your Quad SLI 500 series and stuff and you could climb quite quickly
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    no need to anymore. Got Air con!!
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    Seems like a waste of electricity to me. Its going to be 18c on Saturday and Sunday in Glasgow but with light rain. My room i have no idea what its like in here but its not warm or cold and my rig never gets hot to the touch the cpu is at 38c right now.

    I dont know wtf you lot are running that is making the rooms that hot.

    Guess my house is just well insulated.
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    For time being, there's no vacancies. We have the ideal situation where there's people for every role required.. so if anything I'm looking at improving the current workforce.
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    my room is 24'c, its just an ordinary room with 3pc's in it

    Freedom etc probably have crunching farms and stuff which make some serious heat (imagine a 1000w fan heater on 24/7)
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    Tell you what i will acquire a thermometer and check my ambient temps.
    There is a thermometer fridge magnet in my kitchen, i don't give a fuck if its only a fridge magnet.
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    don't get a digital, there not as accurate, believe it or not, most of the ones you buy in the shops are 2-3'c off unlike the analog ones
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    Damn, you can tell I've not been here in a while when I can't tell what the hell is happening.. you guys post like ninjas!

    GPU folding and CPU crunching.. you would be killing two birds with one stone. Or whatever the equivalent metaphor is. Throw me a PM if you want some help getting started.

    3x 2600K's at 4.6GHz 24/7

    Yes, my house is some shitty council block from the 70's. :laugh:
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    Hmmn i never knew that.
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    they are usually based off thermistors, which need to be calibrated and are not that predictable in comparison to traditional ones (same reason most CPU temp sensors are a couple of degree off)

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