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TPU's F@H Team

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

  1. Josh154

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    Dang, if i had hardware to fold on i could do it but all i have is gpu's sitting idle. I sold that DDR2 Ram now too! Wooot! Now find me a good deal on a cpu preferably 1366 and ill order the thing!
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    if you live near MC then go there and get a i7 9xx, they are cheap
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    Im heading to texas after christmas and can pick up a 950 from there for like 220. Or i could find a used 920 or 930 much cheaper.
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    you should be happy to have those hw prices, in denmark that 950 is 400$
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    Hmmm...every 30k points gets you a entry into the raffle. I say if the entire TPU team folds for asus for the duration, the chances of someone from TPU winning something is very high. There are people here ho'd win about 10 entries every day.

    PS - those not in the US can fold for someone in the US.
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    "To each to his own". Chances of anyone winning hardware is slim and said new hardware would not even come close to replacing the points lost for TPU. This is ASUS trying to capitalize on the success of the EVGA Folding Team. Everyone is free to choose what they want to do.

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    My 5 % stays here. There is a reason why it says 50711 in my settings. A hardware giant can't offer me nothing that can replace what I get from TPU. Just my 2 c.
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    Correct. They even want you to register on their forums and we all know that means web traffic for the forums. If they want to make a name among folders they should donate a piece of hardware to TPU for a Foldathon. Then I would scream their name up and down the mountainside. Manufacturers have no place in running a team IMO.
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    This is the reason why TPU is what we call 100% "Unsponsored" unlike the other big name folding teams out there. Heck even HWC cannot say that they are not "100%" unsponsored because the prices for their folding contest comes from........you guessed it NCIX! The last time I checked we (the folding and crunching members) provide our own prices to the winners! Enough said on that:toast:



    BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): My points go to 50711..........Next question!
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    Just out of curiosity, has any manufacturer or retailer ever offered hardware to TPU for Folding?
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Not as of yet. I'm working on approaching select manufacturers for prize hardware in exchange for advertising/notoriety. The fact that we are Top 20 in PPD helps our position.:rockout:

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    Interesting, definitely keep us updated please :toast:
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    Will do. Before anyone says anything, I have run this by W1zz and he has no issues with it.:laugh:
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    Guys,

    I'm trying to setup F@H on Ubuntu 10.10, got no clue what the heck I'm doing. Really couldn't find any guides that were clear neither. Any help would be appreciated :toast:
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    Yeah, I agree ....my points stay at home (TPU Home)
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    This is why I have not gone native Linux for -bigadv. I'm such a Linux noob. I even had issues downloading/burning the image.:laugh:
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    @David, try and get a hold of Ion, he is l33t on linux
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    Yeah but I have not HDD for this rig so I figured I'd give it a shot. Once I get one going the rest should be fairly easy in case I have to setup another rig from a flash drive.

    I'm going to do that now, shoot him a message on Facebook.
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    dont think theres llike a CO and DO thing with 8xx cpus
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    Correct, pack date may be more important. The older the 860 the more sluggish they are, and have a tenancy to need more volts. It's a crap shoot either way really, but the pack date will also give you some idea of how long he has had opportunity to abuse said chip;)
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    Agreed. I have a 14 month old i7-860 that requires 1.44V to hit 4.0Ghz stable. I know it's not the mobo(EVGA P55 Sli FTW). My 2 i7-870's only require 1.28V to accomplish the same and run much cooler. For -bigadv, the 1366 CPU's produce slightly more PPD per cycle, but I can't justify the cost difference for so little PPD.

    Something to consider: If your planning high clocks with an older chip(920,860), it may require water cooling to keep it stable/within thermal limits.

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    Hmm well i'd be using a h50 for the cooler. If i grab that 860 off ebay and the evga p55 for 90 bucks in our market place here that would be a pretty sick system i think. Plus ram for like 50 bucks. I could have everything with what i would have into a 1366 board and chip.

    Should i go for that 860 on ebay or try finding a 870?

    EDIT: I'm bidding on a i7 920 D0 that comes with a receipt so i have warranty with intel. Current bid is $170 i won't go over $200 for it.
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