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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    Bill, is a 4130 a decent cruncher? I saw Microcenter had them for $50. You could get a board for $40, too.
     
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm expecting to do 2-2,500 ppd with the i3-2100 I'm working on next- a 4130 should be in the same range imo....
     
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    Wow, that is one sexy beast! :respect: :respect:

    Take care of old girl :laugh:
     
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  5. james888

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    Sounds inline with my 5800k apu. I still don't know why that thing was getting 4k for awhile which is honestly really high for such a chip.
     
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  6. AlienIsGOD

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    so the q6600 rig keeps restarting. Ive taken out the gfx card, removed chrome and BIONC and it hasnt happened again yet. If anyone has an old 775 board PM me and maybe we can work out a deal :) i really just want to get a decent mobo, psu and gfx card over the next cpl of months to make this a capable crunching rig and one that my kids can use that i dont have to worry about.
     
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    Sorry, I can't send you a working one. The reason for Darwin's existence is the fact that my LGA775 board broke. It would have been too much in shipping anyway.
     
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  8. james888

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    So I have a possible team proposal that might be useful from time to time. There is this website here, called massdrop. Basically people vote and select an item they would like to mass buy. Massdrop contacts the manufacturer or a seller and negotiates the best deal possible. Usually the price goes down with the more people who buy. I recently just got an Aune T1 for $75 cheaper than amazon with them.

    How does this related to our team. Well many of us need hdd's, psu's, memory or something else. There is several of us. If we can get the item voted in, I doubt we would be the only ones interested in such an item. Massdrop might be a good way for us as a team to get good deals on brand new hardware.

    Or even possibly maybe we as a team can negotiate these kind of deals on our own.

    Thoughts?
     
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  9. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Anyone have any suggested setting for putting a little overclock on a 2600k? Nothing too large 10-15% maybe

    I'm running a Noctua U14S so temps shouldn't be too much of an issue :)

    @james888

    Sounds interesting, any other examples of prices that items have sold at?
     
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  10. james888

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    If it is like most sandy cpu's it should be able to go to 4200mhz with out a voltage increase. You could probably just set the multiplier to 42 with out any thought or issue. Maybe even 4400mhz at stock. You usually don't want to go higher than 1.35v on sandy either so if you wanted to go for something higher I would set it at 1.3v or 1.35v and go up with the multiplier checking for stability. I am sure you know how to overclock though, after all you are the captain.

    I wish they would show the prices they have gotten in the past, but you can see the prices that one can get on active items. Currently there is a lot of high end audio equipment, knives, fashion stuff, and mechanical keyboards. The items they have are at the whims of the users by voting. If you vote for an item you don't have to get it either. Some of the stuff you don't save more than a $10 off a $300 item so not really a deal.

    Edit: I can imagine someone willing to sell hdd's or 120mm fans in bulk for a good deal though. Honestly the only thing we would have to do as a team is decide on what we would want in bulk. Then together try to vote in in. Then see the deal we might be able to get.

    I mentioned ssd's hdd's psu's and fans because those are what I would most be interested in and feel we might be able to get a good deal for. Honestly I am really would like more hdd's. They are always usefull. Even better if I can get a few 64-120gb ssd's for cheap. I would like one big hdd for data storage. Who doesn't mind having another psu laying around just in case or for a spare cruncher.

    Another thing. I would assume to get a really good deal you would need at least a few dozen people buying it. Our team would just collectively try to vote something in, line the hook, and hope its a big fish that everyone wants. Something universally desired is good.

    Every 2 minutes I think of something else to add to this post so.... instead of reading my rambling in an unclear manner... Just browse the website. Look at how they do this. Look at past deals. Look at current deals pricing. Then think how we as a team could collectively use this website and you will see why I am proposed this to the team. This would take you 5 minutes to see why I proposed this.
     
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    I very recently became #2 in my country. Huge success!
    Sadly, it would take some 230+ more days to become #1 at this pace. But looking forward to that eagerly! :toast:
     
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    I accidentally bought a FX-8350. It's going under custom water with a huge rad and lots of fans. I think it might get here before the competition starts. What have I done?
     
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    I like your kind of accidents! :p
     
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    I used to run my 2700K @ 4.8ghz with 1.32v
     
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  15. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I've had those kinds of accidents before :pimp:

    :rockout:

    now I just need to figure out how to change stuff in the BIOS on an Asus P8P67 Pro mobo :oops:
     
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  16. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey Team

    Need to go out and get some stuff done before the challenge start/will be back late.

    I will get the stones and pie posts done when I return but in the meantime please assist any new crunchers get started as the challenge starts.

    Thanks in advance! :toast:
     
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    Good thing about a team as there are lots of us to step in and help if needed. I will be on periodically throughout the night.
     
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    I got my first badge today :clap: How do I insert it into my sig?
     
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    >get up in the morning
    >"what's this odd lack of sound?"
    >computer is off, hence no fan noise
    >"hmmm? Well, imma just turn it back on..."
    >turn it on
    >3 secs later
    >goes off
    >". . ."
    >turn on again
    >3 secs later
    >goes off
    >try again a few times
    >same story
    >"what the butt?"

    It took 6 hours to "fix" this issue :(
    But the funny & sad part is I have no idea what was wrong and how I "fixed" it :shadedshu:
     
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    Sounds like memory malfunction perhaps?
     
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    The WCG Cruncher badge can only be had when you reach a certain # of points, which I think was 100,000. The badges on WCG aren't automatically loaded into the sig, you have to try to do it manually.

    You can throw something like this in your sig:
    [​IMG]

    which is taken from http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=user&proj=bwcg&name=667150


    Alternatively, you can go to take this below (same way that AlienIsGod has his I think):

    [​IMG] and throw it into your sig.
    (that is your badge from seti-germany site)

    Since you currently have a pic already loaded in your sig, to load either pic, you'll have to use the "Signature Picture" function while editing your sig.


    And, just saw something by looking at Arjai's sig.... you can go to http://signature.statseb.fr/ and create a sig, which looks pretty cool.


    Let me know if any of those help ;)
     
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    I came home to one of the i7 rigs ratteling bad last night. I have been away from my house since Tuesday due to the 2 ft of snow we got. So found out one of the fans on the cpu cooler was going bad. Ended up replacing both and the gpu. Used 2 Coolermaster jetflows I just got from Norton and finally put my second 7770 into a rig.
     
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    Careful those Jetflo's can make your case levitate! :D Which cooler had the issue?
     
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    One of the fans on the Hyper 212+ on the i7 920. It was an original fan to the cooler and has seen some use to say the least.
     
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    I have been wanting more hdd's, but specifically ssd's for speedy crunchers with low power. Cheap 64-128gb ssd would be perfect. I think newegg will have what I want later today. A shellshocker at 2pm. A 128gb adata ssd that before the shellshocker is $80.

    Edit: It went down to $65. Not bad.
     
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