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

  1. thebluebumblebee

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    Do you "save" a core for overhead" (SMP -11 for your hex)

    Question for everyone:
    I am interested in installing a WHS. Can I kill 2 birds with one stone and put my Folding GPU's on the same box? Got my eye on a 790FX-GD70....
     
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    If it was supposed to be shipped contact the seller and refund the money. It happens.

    If it was a local deal, ouch :ohwell:
     
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    Sold it on [H], but I had already shipped it. Plus, the motherboard guy said he might decide not to return it. Just not the best week for me...lol. Oh, well..stuff happens.
     
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    Wow, look at MetalTom coming on, new contender!
     
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    Bummer man :( Well look at the positives now, you don't have to listen to your roomate complain about the heat! :laugh:
     
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    My only experience with GPU FAH and Windows Server was not positive. I was running Win2008R2 with the Win7 x64 drivers from nV, and I experienced reasonably frequent occurrences where the driver would crash & all GPU clients running would EUE and get a new WU.
     
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    Life is full of bumps... I just finally concluded that I can't run my nice new gtx285s at full oc in sli, because I don't have a real sli mobo, just xfire and a hack. Too many system lockups.... Oh well, at least I can do 1512 shaders stable. Sucks, but I have enough folding power now to run a small city....
     
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    That sucks man :(

    Im having issues, with my CPU, it seem's to be hung up on at 14% on this workunit. Computer is working fine, and i haven't received any unstable machine errors. Should i delete work file and then retry?
     
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    If it stays there, then probably. I can't say for sure, as I'm getting my very first quad soon, and don't know much about them yet!
     
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    Screw it, this rig is going -bigadv, just picked up a 6900 and she's ready to rip for a good 3 days on a nice ol -bigadv!
     
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    Poor old things. Sure glad I can recycle old tech though...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hey man, recycle old tech? That's not old compared to my 8800gts's :p Id trade you any day a extra 8k PPD is always nice!
     
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    Two 2684s back to back. Life is not fair. I'm off for two weeks and I will leave a 460, a 250 and a 260 runing plus my hex. i920 will be crunching but will be WC'ed when I come back (parts is on their way) and then upped from the current 3.7 to +4 so I can be back in the daily pie.
     
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    Better than just SMP WUs, right? ;)
    Have a safe trip :toast:
     
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    Hey guys, i started running -bigadv on my rig again last night! I let it fold on the cpu only with no gpu's running as i can't stand the heat from the cards with my comp in my room. But it's getting a TPF of 31:30 and almost 35k PPD on a p6900 ;) I've had some plans and most likely there will only be one 8800gts in my rig from now on, and honestly id rather just fold smp on it instead of the other card. It's a loss of about 1k ppd but also put's out a huge amount more heat.

    Now for the folding rigs, i've got a perfect spot for them that isn't in my room ;)
     
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    I can't wait to get a 6900 to see how my system performs with it.
     
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    It's really not much higher than any 2686 i've had. Not folding on GPU's boosted my overall ppd up a good 5-6k. Before when folding with my gpu's on a 6900 i was getting about 29-30k PPD.

    What does your 2600k get for PPD? Also whats your clocks you have been running it on? So far the SB isn't making me want to switch at all. Is 5k PPD worth it? Nope id rather switch to a hex.
     
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    I tried running at 4.8Ghz initially but got BSOD after about 8hrs of folding. Its been folding stable for days now at 4.7Ghz. Getting 45k PPD on a 2686 without any GPUs.
     
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    That's a good 10k PPD more than my 920 get's, your also 700mhz faster though. The only advantage i can see to sandy is, unlocked multi (which almost takes the fun out of OC'ing) and that they run cooler, and can run at a faster speed.

    I think i could push my 920 to 4.2 and get another good 2k PPD out of it at aleast.
     
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    I doubt a 200Mhz increase would equate to 2k PPD, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Hey it might! Cutting my TPF down 2:30 mins gave me a 5k PPD increase. I would think 200mhz would bring it down another minute or so, so almost 2k ppd. If i could touch 37k ppd with my 920 :eek:
     
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    BTW, that is what has happened historically with many bigadv systems on this team. Find the max stable OC outside of Folding and then back it off .1GHz for Folding.
     
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    What?:laugh:
     
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    It's not making me want to switch by any means at all. It only get's 10k PPD more an i can easily add more gpu's with my x58 setup to come up with that 10k difference.

    I'll wait till IVY to switch or just grab a 970 for around 550-600.

    EDIT: Also, 1366 can be had for much less now. I've seen D0 chips going at around or less than 180, and you can pick up a good x58 board for 80 bucks like my ASRock. Throw in a set of $65 dollar ddr3 ram and your at $325 which is about the price of a sandy bridge chip alone.

    Sandy bridge 2600k is $330, board 130-150, and 50 for ram. Puts you at around 510-530 for a sb build that nets 10k PPD more. Worth 200 more? Not im my eyes for 10k PPD.

    x58 boards offer better SLI as well and more PCI slots. I could grab a gts 450 for 100 bucks and be at the same PPD as the sandy bridge build and still be under what a sandy bridge is, and grab another 450 and be 10k above sandy bridge for the same price.
     
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