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  1. Alec§taar New Member

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    Only 169 points behind you...

    3 W2hCYK 7560 48
    4 AlecStaar 7391 80

    (I'll catch you by next week... & pass you by next update!)

    :)

    * You'd best get multiple rigs running there vs. my single one... or that IS going to happen!

    APK

    P.S.=> And, Steevo? Forget it about catching him, he runs 15 systems or more...

    My single DualCore system can't compete w/ folks running farms of them in those amounts!

    (Though you & K3Flyer? You 2, I can catch in time & pass because you two aren't running 15 rigs like Steevo is showing - but somewhere between 2-6 of them each)...

    You guys started out 1-3 weeks ahead of me, so it is only a matter of time... I'll catch you & pass you imo, unless you kick up your multiple rigs vs. mine... apk
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  2. W2hCYK New Member

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    bah! noo!!! My laptop has been in standby for the past 2 days! NOOOO WASTED TIME!!!

    I need to make up for this. No wonder why i wasnt putting out WU's faster.

    I'm about to turn my P4 desktop into a system that runs a 1.6GHz Dothan. :)

    Overclock that to 2.4GHz and WOO!!!!! I cant wait to see the preformance this thing will put out. Then I will give my sister the 2.8GHz @ 3.36, and then the northwood I have will be idle. :-(

    if anybody has a slot1 PIII and a PCI graphics card they would like to donate to get a folding system started, please let me know! I'll pay shipping.
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  3. Alec§taar New Member

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    Heh, you KNOW I know that feeling man!

    Heck - you are the one who 'tuned me into' the overclock being adverse potentially to F@H console mode app use (via the -forceasm switch I use. I started out using it to NO detrimental effect, until I "radically" overclocked that is).

    So far though, since I "stepped down" my o/c a notch & did some memory adjustments per Ketxxx & POGE's advice (voltages, LDT/HyperTransport Frequency, & memory timing chain stuff)? All good!

    When I put out that "20 units in 1 day" (which is what it showed when I took a peek)? I was like:

    "There is NO way I can do that, I don't have machine enough, o/c or not! Something is wrong"

    & it surely was... lol, blew my "score" credit to heck!

    APK

    P.S.=> The O/C is helping some though I think... but, not absolutely sure!

    QUESTION:

    Does overclocking help the processing speed of F@H, in your opinions? I would say it would, IF you can get your memory speed up near its rated performance (or, exceed it, if you have really GOOD ram for o/c'ing)... sense says it would, but I have NO "concrete data" either! Only theory/speculation... apk
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    i am just starting work at a computer lab with over 75 pcs and macs and i want to get f@h running there

    i would pwn everyone in the world, i just need my admin's permissions....
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  5. Alec§taar New Member

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    No doubt!

    :)

    * You get that # of systems going on this? You'll be #1 in NO time on the team here imo...

    AGAIN, QUESTION:

    Does overclocking help the processing speed of F@H, in your opinions?

    I would say it would, IF you can get your memory speed up near its rated performance (or, exceed it, if you have really GOOD ram for o/c'ing)...

    Sense says it would, but I have NO "concrete data" either! Only theory/speculation...

    Thoughts?

    APK

    P.S.=> On a "light-hearted" competitive note: You 2 specifically ("W" & yourself), have been the "thorns in my side" on rising up the charts, lol... you've taken a "break" it appears, the last 2 weeks or so, imo, but you were VERY hard to pass!

    Anyhow/anyways - Kudos!

    (As you've BOTH proven extremely hard to pass by & have made it fun & interesting for me the most (I love competition, & the team overall gains by it imo @ least))... apk
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    trust me, thats a spec compared to some of the uber folders out there.. *cough* overclockers.com*cough*

    I wanna get all 400 of our schools macs folding.. *starts working on sneaking it into the disk image...* ;)
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  7. Alec§taar New Member

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    See next post below, screenshot & all...

    APK
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  8. Alec§taar New Member

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    I spoke TOO SOON W2hCYK: Today was the day I was going to pass you, not next week...

    Argh... sorry, trying to make smaller image... I got edited by a mod for putting up an image that was WAY too large here recently... so, trying to avoid that!

    apk
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  9. Alec§taar New Member

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    I spoke too soon W2hCY: Passed you later today, instead of next week like I thought!

    See my subject-line/title above, first, & this resultset today:

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=50711

    1 Steevo1 37482 310
    2 Kfly3r 12399 60
    3 AlecStaar 7776 81
    4 W2hCYK 7560 48

    5 i_am_mustang_man 4627 33

    [​IMG]

    :)

    * Just passed you by, when I thought it was going to take me a week!

    APK

    P.S.=> ALSO - I think the o/c I did is helping my F@H scores, now that I have it @ a rate that is going STABLE with the "-forceasm" commandline/consolemode/tty/DOS type version of the client that is which "screwed me over" for 20++ units or so & rocked my score credit... no biggie, I'll just make it up!

    E.G./I.E.-> At the top of the page earlier today in repsonse here, I was @ 7391 for 80 units processed...

    Now a few hours later, & @ 81 units processed?

    I am at a score of 7776 -> THAT'S A 385 score per that unit!

    I have never pulled that high of a score on a single unit yet (best before it was iirc, 241 per unit & assuming linear progression (maybe not right thing to do though, because the units CAN vary on this project)).

    Thus, answering my question above for the most part! apk
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  10. W2hCYK New Member

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    oh ho ho! I am in 3rd again! I am winningzorz.. and my laptop and desktop have 2 more WU's at 85% each. :)
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  11. Alec§taar New Member

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    Heh, yea, I know... saw it today in fact!

    :)

    * We're just "Trading Places" for awhile, just as Mustang_Man & I did... for awhile that is.

    APK

    P.S.=> You got lucky - our "weekly power outage" hit again last nite, you got a jump on me... but no biggie, the team gains!

    I'll have you again by next Wednesday, regardless if you started out earlier than I did (and you did by a month maybe?)... unless, you get the CONROE you're after, &/or kick up those 7 cpu's you have vs. my single dualcore one!

    Hell, I love this competitive nature, makes us try harder!

    And, on the CONROE? YOU "GOING FOR IT" or what?? I do want to see how fast those 'cook up' a unit here... bigtime! apk
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    Yea I'm going to try to get one asap. Maybe an early bday gift or something, going to have to work it out with the parents/gparents. going to need a new motherboard and ram as well. To get me going conroe, it will cost a bare minimum of, i'd say, $650~

    Since my bday is in november, and december is xmas, I should have close to a brand new system. I think I'll be sticking with my graphics card(crappy PCI card) and PSU for a while though, but there is a PSU i have my eye on, 500w thermaltake silent psu. :)

    I need DDR2 800 ram, atleast a gig, an E6600 (or should I go E6700?), and a motherboard. I'm going to run 2 instances of folding for double work! Woo!!! :) lol..
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    "THAT'S THE SPIRIT!"

    :)

    * I hope you do, & run it separately IF possible (unless you really wanna "BLAST" my scores vs. yours, & that is the general idea between teammates imo... drive one another, HARDER)

    APK

    P.S.=> I have a feeling CONROES are going to WHALE @ this project... just a hunch! apk
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    Outpassed you again, and I have 2 more units at 80% again, lol... wooooo!!!! The competition is on!!!
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    Yes, you are still ahead, I noted it (& stupid me didn't run it from like 11 p.m. last nite to this a.m.)...

    :)

    * REMEMBER MAN: You have a 1-3 week lead on me, & can push 6 machines from what I see... lol, & STILL I am going to try to pass you by next Wed. update!

    APK

    P.S.=> My guess though is you'll be one of the first here to get a CONROE, & that, I do want to see per my statements above & how well those do on this project! apk
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    well november will give a few people a chance before me to grab up a conroe, i may be the 3rd or so.

    Should I do the E6600 or E6700?
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    forget the E6700 for the time being, its $600 on tigerdirect.

    Do you think tiger can ship their Conroes within their estimated 7-10 day shipping time? If so, I'll buy one right now! My next paycheck should be $350~ and I have about $50 on me. :)
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    e6800 - "Accept NO Substitute"...

    :)

    * Hey, it's YOUR money!

    (I have no right to tell you how to spend it, but I say go for the best!)

    APK
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    I dont need any E6800, lol.. thats like, what, $1000?

    I think I'm going to get the E6600 within the next 2 weeks. I needed to pay off my grandma for something i bought before, and she, for some reason, decided to not accept any more of the payments for it, and said I dont have to pay the rest off. I paid off half of it, $600... I am beyond happy right now, hahaha...

    ps, my friend and I have no idea, but what does IIRC mean?
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    Yea, it is TOO much to ask for a CPU... especially considering what I've seen done & is possible via overclocking here on these forums!

    You DO have a point, a very strong point: CO$T$... they say, "talk's cheap", yea well... not when money does the talking!

    I hear you.

    Well, @ least you pay up your debts & all that - you sleep better for it!

    If I Recall Correctly...

    :)

    * I won't get you this week imo, I didn't run F@H again last nite (got into running the ScienceMark 2.0 benchmark & forgot to setup F@H clients (1 per CPU core here) to running again)... oh well!

    (You hold 3rd place over me again this week most likely - I see you running 2 of your 6 possible rigs there, & I won't catch you because of my "slacking off" - oh well!)

    APK
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    i need to get my sisters computer up, but it has internet trouble, so thats whats slowing that computer down, and I am actually running 3 computers, but the celeron 1.4GHz cant really put out.. lol..
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    Well, I got my machine up to 2750.1 mhz today (mostly in regards to seeing if I could compete better w/ dj dn's Opteron 165 DualCore rig today)...

    This IS the highest I have EVER pushed it & maybe not such a "great idea", as the heat is topping 100F today around here already @ 10:30 a.m. (damn this heatwave, it's messing w/ me trying even higher overclocks!)

    See here:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=14736&page=2

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    :)

    * Here is my score on ScienceMark 2.0, JUST SHY of 1400 (can't break it, & weather's TOO HOT to try for a higher o/c imo, @ least for this summer (topping 100F today around here) & dj dn hits 1446++ w/ his opteron 165 cpu - I am 39 points shy of his mark on that test!)

    [​IMG]

    * So, I will give it 1 last shot to beat you this week, finally starting "F@H" here again for steady run until Wed. to try to take 3rd place away from you again...

    APK
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    Ohhhh, that should do better Alec. I have found though that some rigs fold more efficent when the CPU is less overclocked, you gota kinda find that comfort zone.
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  24. Alec§taar New Member

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    Working on it, see here:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=14546&page=10

    I am now trying to find that "sweet spot" balance between o/c mhz gain on CPU (I can hit 2822mhz but not very stable for long) & RAM rated 200mhz speed!

    (THE RAM PART THOUGH? This is what "holds me down" the most, my RAM (Corsair 2x256mb matched pair DDR-400, nothing special here in the way of memory))

    Here is what I have "settled on", both CPU o/c wise & memory-wise (stable, & allows me to finish & run ScienceMark 2.0 to completion, & highest score yet in it):

    CPU-z 1.35 CPU (showing ~353mhz SOLID/STABLE overdriven gain over stock speed 2400mhz)

    [​IMG]

    &

    CPU-z 1.35 RAM overdriven gain (getting ~197mhz of 200mhz possible on DDR-400 via DDR3 dividers used)

    [​IMG]

    ScienceMark 2.0 score (best yet @ 1401++, & stable):

    [​IMG]

    :)

    * There she be, best I can do... even w/ a 100F heatwave ambient temps outside today!

    APK

    P.S.=> Ah, if ONLY it was winter time... it is 100F out there today as an ambient temp, & it's not letting me get a higher STABLE o/c... apk
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    im going to run sci.mark.. i bet I score under 1000, lol..

    I'm going to try to increase my memory bandwidth, does more bandwith perform better with F@H, than raw GHz?
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