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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Just so the team knows, I'm going to be taking my Q9400 offline (probably permanently) come this weekend. However, it's going to be replaced with an OCed Phenom II X4 955 (hopefully @ 3.6-3.8ghz), so my PPD should increase a bit. I'll talk to the friend I'm selling the Q9400 to about running WCG on it, but I'm not optimistic.
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    50% bad news. My main rig is down for a major maintenance overhaul. I only really do this once a year, but it does take a few days. Incredible how much dust gets into a 24/7 rig without filters. The second cruncher will keep going at it though.
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    High winds and a couple random power outages forced me to leave the i7 off for 8 hours, I let the Phenom keep going though :D Turns out there were no other outages, but I couldn't risk my new i7.
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    Install it as a service so he doesn't even notice? OK, maybe not the moral thing to do... but you could suggest that to him as a way for him to not need to worry/care about it affecting his daily computing. Good luck
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    hey man glad you are ok. We all were worried, don't you ever do that again! :laugh:
    good luck with school bro that is a priority bro, no worries.

    hey man you gotta do it, no worries.
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    I'll ask him, I would really like to keep it crunching, but it will be his so I don't want to do something he doesn't want me to do. It currently gets ~1800 PPD, and although I'm sure he won't have it on all of the time, I hope to still get some PPD from it.
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    I got some good news... I got the board and RAM today for the i7.Waiting on bog. to get the new i7's for him so i can get one of the old ones from him then i will have a i7 and X2 crunching for the team.
    Sorry for the low numbers i haven't had a rig to crunch with since the last of the P4 rigs bit the dust and the phenom...well i'm not sure WTF is going on with that so i gave up
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    no worries bud, we all got our downtime, hope u get ur rigs up soon :rockout:
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    Good luck with the i7, it should do as much as my Q9400, Q6600, E6550, P8600, and P4s :eek:
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    Its good to see so many of us crunchers make the move to i7, the PPD boost is great :)
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    I may at some point, but for now I'm going to have to be satisfied with a Phenom II X4 :eek: (which at least should provide a decent boost over the Q9400)
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    Hey Tim, that's great news bro. Can't wait till you start crunching with it :D
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    Phenom IIs are no slouch either, just be sure to give it a nice overclock for best results :cool:
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    I haven't had an AMD since the Athlon XP (a 3000+ OCed @ 2.7ghz, that was an awesome system---I'm looking forward to going back to AMD), so I'll probably have to PM you with regards to advice on OCing the 955
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    I think POS might be better to assist you there, Im as familiar with AMDs as you are :laugh:

    With the Black Editions though it can be easy- just up the multiplier and adjust Vcore until stable. My current oc is just an increase in the Multi at stock Vcore :roll:
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    Well that's easy :D
    Do I do it through the BIOS like I'm used to, or should I use AMD Overdrive?
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    @ion Bios is the way to go bro
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    This is how I overclock:

    1-Start AOD, raise clock slightly and stress test or whatever you do to check if stable.
    2- if stable restart save settings in BIOS and load them. Then repeat step 1 again. If not stable I keep tweaking in windows till it is.

    Somethings you have to change in BIOS regardless so that's a different story, but clocking in windows is actually very helpful if you ask me.
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    starting to warm up hre q6600 was running 55c now its up to 67c :banghead: cant imagine wats gonna be summer time might back off on OC or just need better HS
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    It's better to crunch at stock consistently than on and off due to heat at overclocked speeds. If anything undervolt it and put it back to stock :toast:
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    use k10stat (preferably + the OC tool of your manufacturer). its as good as bios, and has NB-Vid integrated, for those that lack the Bios option. in fact i need it, in combination with Fox One, to be able to clock the NB higher than 2400, due to that reason!
    also, it shouldnt be bugged. never had problems with it!;)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I need to use that, I keep forgetting. K10 stat also works very well I have heard.
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    it was used during the 7ghz OC... should be enough for our low-end OC,eh?:D
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    Maybe our low clocks are not good enough for it :laugh:
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    ah its fine! k10stat has a heart for noobs like us!;)

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