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

  1. solofly

    solofly New Member

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    Win 7 wasn't the only thing I upgraded, I upgraded my video card as well. I went from Nv/Vista to ATI/Win7. Video driver is giving some problems but it's a new DX11 card and a new OS so I'm gonna wait a few driver revisions before I open my big mouth...;)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Go for the P4 HT. HT gives ~15 more PPD, and gives you 2x the runtime towards badges. I run a 2.4ghz P4, and it gets ~180 PPD, I think p_o_s_pc's P4 HT @ 4ghz gives ~550 PPD, so you should be able to get ~400 PPD with a 3ghz P4 HT
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    How do the Pentium M CPU's compare, and any idea if they might work on my MOBO?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm running a pair of Pentium Ms (1 @ 1.4ghz & 1 @ 1.6ghz). The 1.4 gets ~175 PPD, the 1.6 gets ~200. But they are under 50w for each system (two Thinkpad laptops)
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    p4 3000mhz dedicated crunsher
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    My quad will probably be down for the next day or two, I'm trying to squeeze some more mhz out of it.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Good luck! :rockout:
    All I got when trying to OC my quad was several days of frustration when it refused to go 1mhz above stock :banghead::banghead:
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    good luck SupremeOverlord :toast:
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    got internet back up again :D back to crunching :rockout:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome back :D
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    Yes I read some of it... I used to be like you, a tweaker but now I just set it and forget it...:cool:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, that's the way to do it when you crunch :toast:
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    I have the i7 920 up haven't tried overclocking yet cause it just doesn't "feel" right at stock. I tried boinc on it, and it has been running since I got the rig together. Boinc is running 8 work units but the cpu spends more time @ 60% usage then it does @ 100%. Actually it almost never hits 100% cpu usage. Is this how it's supposed to be or am I missing something?
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    Go to Advanced>Preferences then set it to use 100% CPU time.
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    On the main window just hit preferences and set the usage to 100%


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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    It seems that the 12v line was drawing too much power for the board to handle and made it get hot burning the pins and melting the plastic on the PSU. In the pics you can see that the socket is burnt and the 24pin won't go into the mobo.(i pushed as hard as i could and even tried to clean the junk out of it and still won't go)

    sorry for crappy pics using my cell phone because i don't want to get out the cam

    EDIT: wrong thread :eek: sorry but i will leave it here

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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yikes man, that's crazy. What PSU were you using? Had you ever measured the voltage on the 12v rail?
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    Ouch :(
    Is there any way you could solder the correct wires to the motherboard and bypass the socket/plug?
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    Silverstone Zeus 12v was ~12.10v on all 4 rails at idle and around 11.98v underload
    I'm sure it could be done but the plug won't go in all the way so i would have to wire all of it...
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    Stop being lazy, wire the damn thing :p
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    Well damn, this whole time all my pcs have been running @ 60%. In my defense though I couldn't see that option without resizing the window in 64bit Win7, lol.
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    I accidentally left my Q9400 running at 60% for the first week as well :banghead:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    So you raised it to 100% now? :D
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    Alright, I got my quad back up and running at full steam. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to squeeze any more mhz out of it :cry:, it doesn't want to go above 3.6Ghz without wanting large amounts of voltage to remain stable.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Quad? Or Tri core? :p

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