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

  1. Kursah

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    I like the fact it posts PPD in the sig, shows active user count etc. Definately some good stuff out there!

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

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    I like the new site too. Pretty neat how it throws the Halloween theme in there. It has more "eye candy" than the other sites. Get it? Eye Candy/Halloween....:roll:
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  3. mmaakk

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    YOU ARE VERY FUNNY BUCK!

    :slap:NOW GO BACK TO WORK AND PUT THAT 4 IDLE 8800 TO FOLD FOR US!!!:nutkick:
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    All right, all right. I won't quit my day job of Folding to become a comedian.:laugh:
    Update: 1 more GPU coming online Tuesday PM. I got about another week and a half on the 4xGPU rig before it is online. Gonna power it with a Antec EA-650. It won't be pretty, but it will work.

    Lets post up some pics of our current (at this moment) folding rigs. No tidying up allowed!!!!
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    Mak's Lan Party - 2008.09.27

    Last month I had some friends @ my place for a Hard Core Gaming activity. All rigs provided by mmaakk :rockout:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ6DThjjoYw

    Basically we spent the day with Unreal Tournament III and G.R.I.D. Racing.

    Fueled by Corona Extra - the BEST MEX! hehe :eek:

    ...and yes! My AP was a mess

    Next one will be this Saturday.

    Just for info. I'm the one playing with the LCD TV.
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  6. Atnevon

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    This may have been addressed earlier, but how much will folding wear down my GPU? I'm not to worried, because my 8800 GTX is eVGA. However, how much will this tax the overall wear and tear?
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    You wont damage your card. The GPU's cooling system is rated for keeping the GPU within its thermal design spec at full load and how long you run it doesnt matter as long as there is adequate ventilation. That applies to gaming too, so its not a problem.

    As to speeding up its death, your card will probably become obsolete by the time that happens with the MTBF of the 8800 GTX. So, you're good.:)
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  8. Atnevon

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    Good to know. Thanks for the info.

    Here's to finding a cure
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    Just for giggles, any way we can get a tax break building folding rigs?
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    No, and it's been covered a couple times in this thread and others. A couple people last year (I think on OCN) had a pretty big debate going with something involving a tax break on it, and tried it, only to be told no.

    Edit: Add a folding sig.

    Edit 2: Here's my current rig, because I live in a POS college apartment with literally 0 space whatsoever and I'm currently painting my case ^^
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    Side note: My GPU temps on either card never go above 52C at full load. =)
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  10. p_o_s_pc

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    damn it i need to get my rig back up so i can start folding again
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    LOL, your fans look pink. Just modded my sig. Thought since I represent TPU, may as well use TPU colors. Enjoy!
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    Well. White Flash + Red Fans = Pink. Congratulations, you really should be a graphic designer! Takes some brains there :p
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    xazraelx Great job! Thank you so much for the pics! Will do the same this weekend. I guess no matter color the fan has, the final job - "blow air" will be the same!

    THANKS FOR SHARING! AND THANKS FOR FOLDING WITH US!!

    CHEERS
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    Woot! By the end of the day today TPU will surpass Team Apple Computer,Inc. ! :toast:
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    My sig will not update and show work done for the past couple days???....everything seams to be working on my end..any ideas??

    thanks
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    I can beez a Graffic Deziner? Wow Weez!!

    Actually, this is an element of Photography. The refraction of the light, eg Flash, is combined with the ISO, Apature, Film Speed (not a factor, since this is digital), Room Ambience, Lens Type, Camera firmware, and many more elements of visual perception.

    Combine this with the inconstancy of monitor calibrations around the world that will view this image. The quality of the monitor, room ambiance, even temperature can affect the color perception that is the color of your fans.

    Because of this inconsistency, we could also decipher the argument with the image in a physical form. However, this would mean relying on a printing process, most likely a Process Printer consisting of the common CMYK color configuration. Here we are unable to replicate the full color range of the monitor, as the color possibility is not to the full range of RGB (monitor color configuration) is much broader than that of CMYK (Process Color). Another option is Spot Colors. Which would be more chemical accurate to that of a RGB pallet, but still lack the color range, and be of an immense cost.

    Also, the color ambiguity can be brought up, as the print quality would range from printer to printer. This could be solved with a Spot Process, as could match the inks chemically.Using the Spot System (Pantone Matching) would alow us to chemically and visually measure the correct level of colors. With use of a Pantone Matcher, which measures the wavelengths of reflected light to convey an understandable variable to which conveys an idea of color. We then can come to a scientific conclusion on whether the color values of your fans, are being fairly represented in your pictures in the formentioned posts.

    Now, this is what I call Pink. This may in fact be your "red", but that is arguable. This could be determined on the psychological level as a study of the Color Theory. Your "Red" fan does not emit red light. Rather, it simply absorbs all the frequencies of visible light shining on it except for a group of frequencies that is perceived as red, which are reflected. Your fan is perceived to be red only because the human eye can distinguish between different wavelengths. However, this perception is subjective as well, and can vary from person to person.




    Wait..what was I trolling about agian. Oh yea, Graphic Designer...

    Yea, but Video Games are more appealing. More fun, less trenders and hippies to worry about. But thats an option too.



    I other news, (not front page worthy, sorry) my 8400 GS arrived and will be in my rig soon. Not a power house, but for $25, another folding and PhysX card wont hurt.
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    You never even understood color theory, we argued about that for three years before you gave up and said you got it :)

    My vote would have been to spend an extra $20 and get a better card that can actually fold, plus do physX. I actually turned off my physX stuff, because it does no good whatsoever unless you are playing those select few games that actually utilize it >< Maybe in the future it will be worth it. I can only hope so.

    And hey, I'm also kind of curious to see what kind of PPD these new I7 processors will be getting? Anyone have any speculation?
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    Yeah, eat our shorts Apple!

    Lol. Anyway, so like I was saying, I tried some folding on the old Athlon 1200 and it's very very slow, probably not worth the effort. But I was thinking could I get a decent GPU for it, and get that folding. So I'm wondering, when you are folding on the GPU do you need a decent CPU to back it up, and is there a serious bandwidth requirement because the old mobo is only AGP 2x.
    Or maybe it's all a crack pot idea. Any thoughts?
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    You would actually get more PPD folding on the GPU and the Athlon would be just fine. And no, there's no serious bandwidth requirement. What card were you thinking of running the folding client on?
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    I don't have one yet. Was hoping for some suggestions.
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    xazraelx
    with the S1 (i think) on the video card you can't SLI them can you?
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    I can't SLi my cards because one of them is a 9600GSO and the other is an 8800GT. I've been looking for a good price on an EVGA 8800GT to put on this computer for SLi, and the S1 was in "conflict" with that when I bought it.

    But no, you can't "typically" do SLi with those aftermarket coolers that take up so much space. However, I looked around and apparently they make "flexible" SLi connectors, such as here or here.

    I haven't used them myself yet, but they apparently "work" just as well as a regular SLi connector, just more feasible when it comes to aftermarket coolers/odd motherboard designs.

    Enjoy.

    Edit: And it's actually an Accelero S2, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to ANYONE for the 8800GT (can't say about other cards). Without a fan blowing on it, I had full load temps of around 49C. After I put the 9600GSO on there, full load temps are around 52-54C because the 9600GSO traps heat between it and the 8800GT. It also got rid of that hurricane fan that EVGA had the sadistic desire to put on those cards - Worst idea ever :slap:
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    i have been looking to get a S2 for my 8800GT when i get my rig back up just not sure yet.I get about 59-63c underload with stock cooler but the noise is :banghead: i think that says it all
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    Here are my current rigs:
    2 x 8800 GTS 512/E8400 @3.6Ghz
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    2 x 9600 GSO/Phenom X3 8650 @ 2.9GHZ
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    2 x 8800 GS/ S-939 Athlon 64 3500+ @ 2.4Ghz:laugh:
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    2 x XFX 8800 GS/S-939 Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.3Ghz
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    how much higher do the 2 8800GS and the X2 get then the 2 8800GS and the Athlon?

    also what kind of PSU is in the last rig? also couldn't you get 2.4ghz on the X2 also?

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