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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    i wouldnt even try to mount it inside the case :) bc you need fans to push air through the rad, and you prolly wouldnt be able to mount the fans on the rad bc of the mb
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    My thoughts exactly. Less heat in summer and if I replace all my rigs, half the monthly electricity.
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    Well, a 120mm would fit i think, and the only one i'd be worried about is the middle fan. The front fan will be in the 5.25 drive bay and wouldn't hit anything :p
  4. twilyth Guest

    is there a problem with the free-dc site? I can't get the team page to load.
  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Loading fine for me. :confused:
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    Yeah. It just seems to be firefox. I think it might be one of the plug-ins. I've been having a lot of problems lately with it. But I haven't changed anything recently and just started having a problem with the free-dc page loading. Hmmmm. IDK.
  7. silkstone

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    Does anyone here crunch with their laptop 24/7?

    I'm doing that at the moment, but i'm a little worried about the screen. I've seen people whose screens have (growing) black circles of dead pixels and from research it seems to caused by magnetic fields. So I keep my laptop open rather than close it, does anyone have any idea how strong the EM field is from the laptop components? as i'd much rather have it crunching while closed.
  8. twilyth Guest

    if you mean electro-magnetic radiation, I doubt that is the reason. I'm pretty sure that all computing devices still have to be FCC certified so even for machines marketed overseas I would guess that since the design is the same as what they sell in the US, they would have the same specs as far as EMF goes. If it's a model that's not sold in the US, then I guess there wouldn't be any limits unless imposed by your country, but since every pixel is hard wired, I don't see how EMF would cause any problems. I guess if a fluctuating field was strong enough it could induce a small current in the wiring of the LCD panel, but even that is hard to imagine.
  9. silkstone

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    I just did some more research on the topic and there seem to be 3 theories, (strong) magnetic fields, Pressure and water. so i guess keeping it closed is ok, so long as i don't place anything on top of it.
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    When I crunch on my laptop and want the screen down (not shut b/c it puts it in standby) I stick something between the monitor and trackpad- usually its between a deck of cards or a bluray/DVD case. I also do not put anything on top of it at all and water does come within a foot of it.

    I dont run it 24/7, just 4-8hrs/day. Im hesitant to run it at load for longer since I have seen the internals and don't think that it is really up for it cooling wise.
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    There's a setting in the advanced power section of Windows that should let you close the lid without going into standby.
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    I know, I just dont want to disable it because outside of WCG I prefer it to go to standby when I shut it :D
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    Oh, well I guess that makes sense then. lol
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    I crunch on my laptop (Dell XPS w/ i5 560) and have it set to turn the monitor off but not go into sleep mode. Works great!!!

    Okay new CPU (i7 970):
    Idle temps @ 4.0GHz:
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    Crunching at the same:
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  15. twilyth Guest

    your idle temps are lower than my room temp. you must have a window open or sumptin. :laugh:
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    Thanks for your responses, i guess i don't need to fret about having the lid closed. i have 2 power profiles. one when on batteries (and WCG doesn't run) and one for when plugged in. i don't mind it not shutting down when closing the lid plugged in, as if i wanted to switch it off, i can just press the button. I'm gonna keep my lappy running 24/7 crunching now :)
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    They do run cold but in this case there is water on ;)

    Nice one there Hammer. They run 4.2 like a breeze. Mine needs 1.27, but I run it at 1.28. :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I swithced to Opera a few months back, can't be happier. :)
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    Google chrome is also a nice browser. I tried firefox, better than IE, but still meh! I haven't tried Opera yet, but if i have any issues with chrome, that would be my next choice.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I was reading that it was the fastest browser, etc. So I tried it and it is really fast dude!
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    I also love how simple it is and that it shows you the most visited (by yourself) webpages on first opening it, rather than going to a pre-defined homepage.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I truly love it dude. Fast and simple. :) I also love the "speed dial"

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    Tpu! :)
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:Good answer CP:D:rockout:
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