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

  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I wanted to give folders/crunchers first shot at my i7 970 (second rig in system specs). PM me if interested. I will be listing it on the FS section in a couple days...
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    I'm scared to ask, but I have to, what's asking price on that 970?
    Edit: sorry I'm pm.....
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    So I need to do 10 smp units before bigadv? Sheesh. I notice there is a wide variety of smp units, some I can do almost 2 in one day, and one right now that's 1.2 days long. Hope I don't keep getting those.... I did notice a 3k point dump yesterday that came out of nowhere, must take a day or 2 for smp points to show up.
  4. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I got a i7 920 D0
    G.Skill Ripjaws (2x2gb)
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    all up for grabs. Giving you folders first shot at it. PM me for prices and pics.
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  5. johnspack

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    Okay, finally understand it all. bigadv is only for i7s and above. my i7 is an es that does 3.84 max at 1.32v.. not a good candidate. But found out my q9450 churns out 6-8k ppd at 3.2ghz, didn't expect that! Also saw a job that was 1.2 days long and gave me around 9k at the end, is that advmethods? Wondering if I should enable that for the cpu. With the zalman on it, I could go 3.6, considering it....
    Edit: looks like over time I'll average 10k ppd increase with the smp.. interesting. That's 1.2 gtx260s.....
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  6. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I have a i7-860 @ 3.9Ghz/1.44v that has been doing -bigadv for about 18 months now. Your Xeon will do -bigadv with no problem. C'mon Pete, crank that Xeon up on -bigadv for TPU!

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  7. thebluebumblebee

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    >/= 3.6Ghz on a 9xx i7 will do just fine on -bigadv
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    johnspack says thanks.
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    Yeah, looks like I'll need to build a dedicated i7 folder. I will have a 2nd x58 mobo soon, maybe I'll start looking for a cheap used 920 and rebuild my 2nd folding box. And I'll need a cheap cpu cooler for it too. Sure would be nice to be able to let an i7 rip away 24/7! Too many games to go through on my current setup, simply can't fold it right now.....
  10. theoneandonlymrk

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    cheers helpfull link i have a bit of a mad plan of gettin a big tube type fish tank ,makin an inner frame and fitting pumps and rads then gettin what have ya dual cores and above and getting a mild oc on them though the spec on each board and cpu may vary as presently planned, im thinkin along the lines of eng oil or summat red lol and doing a custom modular psu with off the shelf single output units due to the multi mobo.
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    How about something to run bigbeta for real points? http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151527
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    Already asked about it, waaaay beyond my budget right now. A 920 is soooo much cheaper......
    Edit: that 970 is my dream 50th birthday present for the 28th... I could only wish!
    Edit2: stupid idea, but if 2 members or so got together and grabbed it, I would be
    willing to pay them back. Would take probably 3 months, but I could... bah, dumb
    idea... sorry, I would kill for that cpu, and could fold this xeon full time. Can only dream.
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    Don't use engine oil just use your typical everyday mineral oil it's farely cheap and does a good job keeping stuff cool and isn't electrically conductive either and you can colour it what ever colour tickles ya fancy
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    Going to switch 4x 2600K to F@H for a week. Set them up as bigadv, but not sure if 2GB is enough RAM to receive those WU. At the very least they'll be running SMP.

    Seems WCG stable isn't always F@H stable, so might have to spend some time tweaking them. :toast:
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    I hope that you have more luck picking up them -big ones then I have. I have been runing SMP (minus 10 K PPD) the last day and a half.

    I'm off to work again to a country that borders Afganistan :ohwell: I will leave both rigs run untill they die, as always.

    Edit: Just got a 2685.
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  16. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    This seems to be the issue with -bigadv units in shortage. Should be corrected shortly.

    http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=194905#p194905
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    Hey guys
    I have a PNY Verto 9600gt to donate to a Folder.
    PM if interested.
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    Ppd may bounce around for awhile. I need my server for things at this time. I'm trying to build an i7 folder asap. Getting 2nd x58 mobo shortly, and then getting a 12gb corsair vengeance ram kit for my main system, then I'll have 6gbs for the folder. Then I'll really need to find a 920/30 cheap ect....... can't believe I live at half the poverty level, and still worry about producing points every day...!
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    Odd day for me. Learned a valuable lesson about i7/i5 sockets. My rampage mobo is working in full tri-channel mode now. I seemed to have inflicted the same problem on my 2nd x58 mobo, but now know what is wrong, and how to fix it. So I'll fix it too and add a 920/30 cheap, and fold it. And no, don't ask what I did wrong.....
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    Wow, KieX!, race to see who passes sneekypeet first? I gotta fire up more clients.....
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    I'd love to race you all the way, but I'll eventually bring the i7's back to the WCG team. I wander between the two teams from time to time.
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    Am negotiating to add an i7 system to my folding farm. 4ghz 950 type. Coming for top 15 now, just a warning!
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    Deal done on the 950. Now I need a triple channel ram kit, and an hs. Really only need a slow 3gb kit, and whatever hs can handle a 950 at 4ghz and 1.28v. I must really like not eating....
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    Anyone????
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    Please give thanks to former member Hertz, who has allowed me 1 year to pay back $130. Very dam decent! I've sent out first payment to my seller for the 950... . I will almost have an i7 folding rig. I want a 12gig 1.5v kit of high performance ram for my main rig, and my gskills will go to my folding rig. So I should be able to cover ram, what I need is an HS to cool a folding i7. I would pay extra for a D14. Might as well do this right.

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