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

  1. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    Depends on how much crunching is worth to you. lol. The idea of buying a dual-1366 board has been kicking around in my head. Use it for 2 of the hexacores when they release. :D
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    crunching isn't worth that much to me. It shows its worth something to me or i wouldn't have got 2 more rigs just for it. Granted there not high-end. Also i am planing my upgrade/new build around crunching and folding
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  3. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Same here, WCG is important to me and I do take WCG/F@H performance into consideration when buying new hardware, but it isn't the only thing I consider. I still probably wouldn't buy an ATi card, but F@H performance is only one of the reasons (I've had issues with ATi's drivers in the past, and it's given me a permanent sour image about them)
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    the only reason i didn't buy a 4890 awhile ago or Xfire 2 4830s is because of F@H. 2 8800GTs give about same performance in everything but F@H. the GT's beat the shit out of the 4830s in F@H
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  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    sounds like a plan, let me know! We can do a group buy :roll:
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    That's right! :roll:
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  7. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright guys, rig is back up. NB was getting extremely hot, when I removed the heatsink it was purplish/blueish color like from the heat. Re applied TIM on that and the SB, passed 20 mintues of LinX, then crunched at 100% for about another 20 minutes. Before it wouldn't even make it into windows. As a matter of fact, last night it shutdown on stock clocks. So much better. The NB still feels warm, very warm, but better than before. This rig will not see any more benching as my next step is a bench rig. This is my daily driver, so I'm not gonna mess with it anymore.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Glad to hear the problems have been resolved

    I was having issues with my rig where the NB would get too hot and the computer would reboot, it happened when I was crunching or not. The problem was that in the SG05 case it wasn't getting any airflow, so it was hitting 90C+ idle and load :eek:, but since then I've moved it back out to the motherboard tray and it gets airflow now.

    The only way to avoid the reboots in the SG05 was to remove the GPU and put an 80mm fan on it, but I need the 8800GT because it kicks out my F@H points and I game on it occasionally.

    Is your i7 stock or OCed currently?
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    One of the reasons I went P55. I'm running on a techstation, so directed airflow isn't quite as easy as it could be, and my X58 northbridged were just too hot for my liking :p

    Glad to hear you got it resolved, though!
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  10. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    After recently overtaking Nosada, I've made it into the top 30 for TPU's WCG team:
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    caesarb2h will be giving up spot 28 to me tonight or tomorrow :D
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  11. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Right now it's at 4.1Ghz, however, I am loading defaults after this post. Just wanted to make sure it was not degration or something. Now that it can run at the same settings as before I feel much better :) This TT case has good airflow, but temps are not great. I think the cause is the 9800GX2. Thing vents inside the case and not only that, but this card runs super hot. That's why I want to jump on a 5xxx series ATI card (s)


    yeah this NB get's really hot man, it's ridiculous.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I've had about an hour of downtime on the Q9400 today due to moving it into the Rocketfish case, however, as a result it is now completely silent (I can't hear it over the laptop), so I should be able to run it more. Only consequence is slightly higher temperatures (due to lower airflow). The case has no intake/exhaust fans, so I guess this is to be expected. The back fan port is open, so some air can get in/out
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I just had more downtime. I put my hand in a 120mm high flow fan :eek: knuckles got a bit cut up, that's about it. I can't afford to keep forgetting fan guards. I have gone through about 4 or 5 good fans like that already.

    so i went ahead put my scythe 110's in there, fan controller, did some wiring and cable management. Only to boot up and have the same issue I was having back when the sound card was acting up. Anything GPU intensive crashes. I am back to onboard now. I ain't putting the sound card back in. The only thing I might give a try later is setting the IRQ's manually, but that's about it.
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    as i said.... these shitwhores bite from time to time...when your near the fans;)
    your ghost acting up,eh?
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    you should try to communicate with it and see what the heck it wants, so i can give it what it wants and it can leave me and my rig alone :laugh:
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    it says it wants some pins inserted into its CPU socket its tired of inserting its pins into the CPU :eek:(in other words your ghost has gone gay:wtf:)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! :roll:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    :laugh: maybe your ghost needs this you:slap:ghost

    BTW I got SLI to work on my 790gx
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    Just picked up this combo deal today but it is running way too hot when crunching @100% with stock cooling. The best it will do at reasonable temps is 40-50% which sucks.
    [​IMG]
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    You know what?
    I just hate you :p (not really :laugh:)
    I payed $190 for my Q9400, and for $30 more you get a CPU that does 2x the PPD and a free mobo as well :mad: :ohwell:
    That's what I get for not knowing the existence of Lynnfield when I ordered my Yorkfield quad :ohwell:
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    Nice find:~
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    it wont vanish. you can only sacrifice for him. with new hardware:D
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    Wish I saw that earlier. Sold out here :(
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    Pansy. :nutkick: :laugh:

    Antec SpotCool. Absolutely wonderful for a bench setup.

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