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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    You might see bigger nubmers coming from me in the coming days.

    I bought a thought to be broken 9800GX2 off a friend for $17. He said he would play a game for a few minutes and it would artifact. I took the card apart, cleaned it, replaced the thermal paste with MX2 and pieced it back together today. I am waiting to get the adaptor I just bought off of someone today. If all goes well, the artifacting was a mere overheating issue, and I can use this beast... if not, I have an expensive paperweight and an adaptor I may use in the distant future.
     
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    I have a GX2 in a buddies rig that I lent. I really feel like getting that card back :rolleyes:
     
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    Guys, I will have a GX2 up and folding tonight :toast:
     
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    Just wondering... if the GX2 is still borked, is it possible to salvage the board with the PCI-E lane and use that only, removing the other board and the SLI bridge?
     
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    hmm not sure. I remember a while back I had some issues with my GX2 and I read somewhere something similar, but that was about a year ago so I wouldn't remember bro.
     
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    Folks, this hasn't happened yet as I have to get a card for my buddy. I was just thinking of giving him a 5770 of mine for the GX2 and putting my single 5770 to fold, and the GX2 in the other rig. I'll keep you'll posted.
     
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    Good move CP, it'll net you 12K-13K depending of WU. My second one is going back online this weekend.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, thing is I won't be able to run my c/f anymore, but maybe I can just run the GX2 in my main rig?:rolleyes:
     
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    You guys are going to hate me for asking this again, but what about the same OCZ 500w PSU (Mod StreamX 36A combined on the 12v) with a GTX 285 instead of the GTX 280 still paired with a stock i7 860?

    The TDP is down to 183w with the 285 over the 236w of the GTX 280, so I should be just fine now right?

    Basically the coworker that was supposed to buy this rig is not going to anymore, so I want to have it crunch and fold while I find another buyer. I think it might be easier to sell with a 5870 though (which has a similar TDP) but that means no Folding in the mean time, just WCG.

    Thanks for the help again! :)
     
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    You should be fine with the PSU Dub. I have a GTX285 on an Antec 500W PSU with a corei5 OC to 3.8GHZ and it folds 24/7 with no problems....:)
     
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    ^ Thanks for the first hand experience. Of the top of your head do you know what the total amperage on the 12v rails is available on your PSU? I checked all the current 500w Antec PSUs and they all are within 1A of what my OCZ says its capable of- seems like I am good to go :)
     
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    Not sure with out pulling it out of the case. It's been working fine for me almost 6 months now. I even had my GTX295 on it for about 2 weeks and never had a problem with it. All it does is fold, no games or anything else just folds 24/7...:)
     
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    Got it, thanks again Bill. :toast:
     
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    :toast::rockout:

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    :twitch::eek: I had to post this.:laugh:
     

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    This message is addressed to Buck, but it applies to all.

    Buck, you had asked for a case with more than 7 expansion slots some time ago. With the heat load that "we" put into our cases, something outside of the norm is needed. I think I found such a case, and it's on sale at the egg right now. At $150, it's still expensive, (Actually, is it expensive? It comes with all the fans you need, so there are no additional costs.) but what you get may be the best heat shedding case ever, IMHO. I've always thought that a case should be pressurized, not under a vacuum, and this case is very pressurized. This review shows a stunning drop in temperatures, WITH THE FANS ON LOW SPEED. Also, it has 8 expansion slots specifically for those who have 4 dual slot GPU's. This review over at SPCR shows that it is also quiet. I think this might be the case that can run multi-GPU's keeping them cool with the cover on and keep the noise down. With the case being pressurized, assuming direct exhaust design, the GPU fans don't have to spin as fast to move the same amount of air, so the fan speeds can be set lower and thereby reducing the noise level. (How else do you explain the lower GPU temps at idle in that review?) Also, there is no "heat pollution" from one GPU to the next, that is, in a normal tower case, the heat from the bottom GPU and successive GPU's travels up and across the GPU's above them, especially if they are not direct exhausting.

    As someone who has studied heat transfer, blowing (not pulling) the air in the direction that heat travels, (up) and putting the hottest items at the top of the case so that the heat is removed from the case as quickly as possible, this case is the best design I have seen yet for quiet, efficient heat removal of a power user's system. This is not a case with a bunch of fans. This is a case designed by someone who understands heat transfer. (could have done better with the HDD's though)

    I'm drooling. I need to win the lottery. Oh, wait, do I need to buy a ticket? I get these e-mails telling me I've won......

    Edit: Did find a caveat. With a full system, all the weight is at the top, setting up a potentially tipsy case.
     
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    That's the most unconventional case that I think I've ever seen. It's 6" longer (26") than what my shelving system can hold. I'd have to move my shelves out from the wall several inches. The positioning of the motherboard and PSU would take time to get use too. The review indicates the possibility of using a triple rad. I'd like to see some photos of a rad installation including the pump and the cable routing with all the components installed.
     
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    Oh, cases with more than 7 slots?

    Lancool K62 (cheapest most likely, I got mine for $100) - has 8
    Lian Li P80 Mine was expensive even when bought used, but these cases are beautiful - has 10
    A bunch o Thermaltakes - quite a few of them either have more than 7 PCI slots, or 7 and 'a bit of space' for overhanging cards.
     
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    I think that Raven is a great case, would love to get one if the price were just a little lower.
     
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    Back in action with a 9800 GTX and a 260. I miss my folding badge :)
     
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    No smp2 downloads for me since 12 pm Friday.:confused:
     
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    Yesterday morning I heard this screeching sound that I thought was the smoke detector going off. It turned out to be from a fan controller. So now I've got a bad rad fan on two of my i7 rigs.

    I am considering trying 3 of these San Ace 9G1212H1011 Ultimate 120x38mm Case Fans for one the rigs.

    Last night I noticed my back room was unbelievably hot. I started shutting down some rigs so I could get the temperature down when I noticed a Q6600 system was running at 90C. When I finally got to look at that rig I found the CPU fan was dead. Luckily I had something to replace it. I'm now testing it and it is running a good 30C cooler.

    What's next?

    I had the same problem. I shut them down because of my heat problems and haven't tried them today.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    My job is sending me to New York for a week. So I'll be shutting down. :(

    I'll be back folding next week. Take care of the "store" while I'm gone.
     
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    Have a safe trip, hope you get a chance to sneak away from work and explore the big city :toast:
     
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