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

  1. KieX

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    Pics as promised:

    This is what it looked like before:
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    Because of the 3 slot Artic Cooler had to move the PSU to the top, and put the top fan to suck air through the 5" drive bays. Also changed the PSU for a 1000W, rather be safe than sorry.
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    And to help the airflow through the bottom fan I cut out a few of the horizontal bars.
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    Not pretty, but does the job. Should be good for 18K PPD in F@H and 4-5K PPD in WCG.

    The Noctua is amazing btw! 7C Cooler than the Megahalems even though I have one more GTX 275 in there now.
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    (FIH) The Don

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    change you system specs haha:p

    but nice rig man, its smexy, now go paint it black;)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That looks amazing!
    Makes my A05S look so small :D
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    It's a dedicated cruncher/folder. My system specs is the computer I use all the time for games and everything.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Nice, until recently my rig was pretty much just a dedicated cruncher/folder, I used the laptop for everything else
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    Laptop in the garden with a cold drink in this heat is my favorite setup now :roll:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    any idea of how hot it got with 5 8800GT's+1 8800GTS+ 1 GTX 260, and a handful of dual cores crunching?
    lets just put it like this. It was insane. The AC on 24/7 and it was still 80+f mostly around 90f
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    That's crazy man!
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you tell my i7 was not reporting work for a day or two? First update of the day :laugh:. By the way, my i7 was crunching at defaults because of issues with my new RAM, I've re tweaked the RAM and put it back up to 3.8 GHz, passed prime all morning about two hours just to be sure so we'll see if it's good to go.

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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That sounds miserable.
    Is that why you sold most of your hardware?
    Nice!
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  11. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    that played a really big part in it. I sold it because of a few reasons (in order)
    1.heat
    2.power consumption
    3.space
    4.big eye sore(it was ugly no matter how i had them setup)
    5.noise
    6.too many problems to always deal with(network problems mostly)
    7.craved an i7 :laugh:

    now that its all gone i want to do it all again but this time with AII X4's. I know i can't as i have alot of stuff that takes priority over computers


    EDIT:also i still haven't put a fan on my heatsink. I need to so i can atleast get 3.6ghz again
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  12. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I want to expand the farm and I wanted to do it the most effective way with i7's. However, that changed upon buying the AMD combo from Paul.

    I now have a left over mobo/RAM. so I will eventually get another x6, probably a 1055T and PSU with vid card. I got a HDD so that's pretty much all I need to get it going. At that point I will have 20 threads going and also at that point I think I will stop expanding there for various reasons.

    1-Space, no more space unless my room just becomes a mess (not happening)
    2-At this point I think the heat will be crazy!

    So with 20 threads for WCG, the only thing I might do is get a Six Core to replace my i7 920 and that's it. At this point then I will resort to hopefully adding really good card or two for F@H to help out over there as well and call it a day when it comes to Distributed Computing. If I had more space I would expand more but I don't have that available to me at the moment so that'll be it. What do you guys think of my plans?
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    @CP
    it doesn't seem like a bad plan. I hope when you replace the i7 with a sixcore that you mean a i9(6core+HT)
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I will bring my Athlon XP 2200 back to the workforce as soon as my wireless g card shows up...
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  15. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    yes i do :)
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    Nice that 1090T should kick some ass! :toast: Are you running a raid?


    You should get him to overclock that chip. It loves 4Ghz! I've got my server room set at 69c and it never brakes 37c @ 4 GHz! :toast: :rockout: I currently only have it crunching, FTP, file storage, and just set it up Friday to Fold with a gt240. I'm thinking about throwing another gt240 for extra folding! :rockout:

    Oh and my set up is

    CPU - 1055T

    MB - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

    RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

    :rockout::rockout:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    No I'm not.
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    Sorry it took me a few minutes to catch up (read). Have you resolve the problem? I want a 1090T, but i may opt to get another 1055T.. hehehe I really want another one. The AMD bug has bit me again!

    Hey going to take the GF shopping for the week. I'll be back later. :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    So far looks like AIM is causing it, we'll see. I'm going to go a few days without AIM to see if it happens again without it running.
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    I found a low speed 120mm fan. I put it on my heatsink just to give it a try and because its the only one i could find.it helped alot I am now running stock speeds and 1.1v and hit 58-60c when crunching. Not the best but still alot better then the 1.6ghz :laugh:
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    Glad you are at least at stock speeds. I'm pretty sure I have some extra fans around here somewhere if you want em.
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    Welcome to TPU WCG Team Trickson, it's a pleasure to have you :toast:

    Funny thing he would have had the exact same setup as you but he decided to go for the cheaper G-Skill ECO's. I was telling him to get the ripjaws....oh and he chose the USB 2.0 version of the M4A89GTD :) And I was just at his house yesterday installing a TB and asked when he's going to let me teach him how to overclock...doesn't look like it'll be anytime soon...:(
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Guys,

    Till i can figure out my boot mgr issue I am no longer crunching with the X6. It passed Prime for about 4 or 5 hours but I still don't know if something is just not stable or failing little by little. I am going to stop crunching till I can figure it out because every day it shuts down once or twice and my windows install is starting to get borked. Therefore I am not risking a new install now.

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