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  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Second GTX460 arrived today and I've installed it in my i7 rig :toast:
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    The 2nd card appears capable of running the same OC as the primary one (848mhz core/stock RAM), so I should get ~29k PPD on the 2510pt WUs and ~32k on the 5757pt ones (have a pair of the 5757pt ones ATM).

    This thing is just pouring off heat now :shadedshu
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Hey, I know that Board and Ram! Just wait til' winter when it's nice and toasty in the Dorm. Congrat's on the hardware!
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    They're going well--I have the i7 running at a rather modest 3.4GHz for now, it wasn't stable at 3.8 or 3.9 (at least with the settings you had). I may try to push it up later, but for now I do quite like the stability.

    Thanks :)
    I may pick up a GTS450 from Geeks for $55 later on, but I just purchased another i7 combo, so I'm a bit short on funds for now.

    EDIT: I'm experiencing something strange with my GPUs. They'll both run fine for a bit, but then gradually slow down (FAH PPD drops to ~18k vs 32k, and temperatures/fan speed are down as well). I'm sure that the GPUs aren't getting too hot (no more than 80c on the hot one). I've tried attaching a monitor to the other GPU and extending the connector, I'll see how well that works :)

    EDIT: I figured out what the issue was: WCG started pulling down some GPU WUs, and, naturally, running WCG & FAH on the GPUs at the same time doesn't work very well :rolleyes:
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    Good lord, a 460 can produce that kind of ppd? No wonder I don't bother folding my 285s or 260 anymore. I'm still waiting for used 570s to be cheap enough. Considering a 660ti can tear a 580 a new one... hope I don't have to wait too long.
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    What do you get out of those cards?

    I have my GTX460s running at 848MHz core, 1848MHz RAM. I get 16.2k PPD on the 5757pt WUs, ~14.8k on the 2510s, and maybe 13.5k on the 5187s (I don't know why these are so much lower). At $90 each, I'd consider the GTX460s to be rather incredible....they do throw out a lot of heat, but not an unbearable amount.
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    I'm getting ready to switch out my 2 GTX460's in favor of my GTX680 just to see what kind of PPD it can generate.
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    You can't run a GTX680 and a GTX460?
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    I have a third GTX460 on the way for the Team :toast:
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    I could prove you wrong but I was pulling both GTX460 in favor of a single GTX680
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    It will be interesting to see what sort of PPD the GTX680 does.

    Are you going to keep the GTX460s around or sell them?

    Also, did something happen to your bigadv machine? I noticed that your points have been down for a few days :ohwell:
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    IIRC mstenholm ran a 680 and it did 18K PPD or something. A picture is in this thread from a few months back. Kepler has lost a lot of the compute bulk from Fermi so that's why it does worse than a GTX 480/580.
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    That seems quite low, given that a GTX460 does 14.8-16.3k with a mild OC :ohwell:
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    Swapping the 2 GTX460's into my gaming rig for the GTX680. My wireless had a brain fart and disconnected so it couldn't pull any work, it's back on duty now:D
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    Great! :toast:

    I'm relieved that it's coming back online, that 100k+ PPD was really quite nice for the team. I was afraid it had been sold in the downsizing :eek:
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    My i7-980 is coming online here in a few days (hopefully tomorrow).
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    Is it your bigadv system? How many threads does Stanford require for bigadv these days?
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    The minimum is 16 cores now, but a highly clocked 12 core and the core hack will get you -bigadv work.


    I hope to be chewing on some 4P -bigadv by this weekend. Motherboard is due Tuesday and I have already installed Ubuntu/F@H/HFM on the HDD already. Still cant find the other 2 CPU's, as USPS and UPS tracking have not updated yet. I just have to siamese these 2-750w psu's together and make the CPU brackets tomorrow night.

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    For project P8101's, which is what my dual X5680's do, I think is 24 16 cores:confused:. I will be running this 980 on a linux build so it should qualify for the other bigadv projects.

    P6905/P6906 should be OK for 12 cores minimum according to this
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    That is correct 18 kPPD (140 W), sometimes up to 24 (175 W).
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    Well, as far as PPD/W goes, that's actually pretty good...the GTX460s folding are supposed to be of similar wattage :toast:


    EDIT: GTX460 sale fell through, if anyone has a GTX460 that they want to sell for $75 shipped, I'll use it to fold for the Team :)
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    In order to get a Kepler GPU (6x0) folding you have to be a beta folder and that sometime result in absurd PPD (never seen the positive yet) and 11 KPPD on a i7 970 @ 4,1 GHz is just not worth it so I decommissioned one CPU in favour of WGC. On the bright side most current SMP jobs does not slow down (much) with a GPU folding next to it so I have dusted off my otherwise idle GTX 680. Net result seems to be 35 kPPD (CPU) and 23 kPPD (GPU) @ 435 W. Sigh, if I could do a 4P for $3000 (Buck and other US folders) I would make my current 6 active CPUs control my toaster...
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    I'll have either a GTX460, GTX465, or GTX470 coming in the next week or so :toast:
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    That's enough to get me in your overtake "mirror" unless we have a real cold winter in Denmark :)
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    I'm hoping for 48-52k PPD depending on which card I end up picking up ;)

    Surely this is sufficient motivation for you to ramp up, no? ;)

    What is the weather in Denmark typically like?
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