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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    FordGT90Concept download HD Tune... Best tool to check harddrive health. There is a lot of things you can do or try to make your hard drive quieter, but the best and usually the cheapest is get a new drive. That's if you value your time spent.

    Cooler Master makes a great HD cage http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993002. You can't beat the price either. I have it and its a great product. I have 3x WD 250 RAID0 (these drives where built for RAID not stand alone use. My read is Min 126.4MB/sec Max 172.7MB/sec... Not bad for 39.99 drives.)

    Using the "COOLER MASTER STB-3T4-E3-GP 4-in-3 Device Module Hardisk Cage" I never hear my drives.. but I do have 4x 80mm 3x 120mm plus my zalman 9700, and fans in my corsair 750TX.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    S.M.A.R.T. tab doesn't say anything in SpeedFan.


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    HD Tune: Intel   Raid 0 Volume Benchmark
    
    Transfer Rate Minimum : 23.2 MB/sec
    Transfer Rate Maximum : 103.1 MB/sec
    Transfer Rate Average : 83.8 MB/sec
    Access Time           : 14.4 ms
    Burst Rate            : 88.3 MB/sec
    CPU Usage             : 100.0%
    Info tab doesn't say much. Health tab doesn't say anything. Errors aren't my problem.

    It made practically no noise when doing the transfer test but made lots of noise doing accesses. Obviously, it's the head making the sound.

    There are two Barracuda 7200.7 drives in that stripe.
     
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    Try using the AAM function in HD Tune. AAM or Automatic Acoustic Management allows you to reduce the seek noise or to increase the seek performance.
    Possible values are between 128 and 254 where 254 gives you the highest performance but also more noise while a value of 128 gives you less noise but lower performance.
    To change the AAM settings move the slider and press the Set button.

    The effect of the new setting can be tested by pressing the Test button.

    Please note that even if your hard disk supports AAM your controller or driver may not support this feature. Good Luck! :toast:
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Um, where should I see this? On its own tab? Under Info, I see it checked but I can't do anything on that Info tab.
     
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    Wow.. I woke to soon...lol I'm seeing things....

    FordGT90GT90Concept Use the slider then test or set. I would test first.
     
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    How older are the drives? How often do you defrag? If you are using NTSF I would suggest once a week for best results.
     
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    I don't see any sliders. :(

    The drives were purchased June 2005. Yes, I am using NTFS and they were last defragged a few days ago.
     
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    Sorry, didn't mean to get off topic..
     
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    There's a topic? I'm outta here.
     
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    guys we really have to step it up, anybody got any spare parts laying around??? Just came across some stuff I really didn't like.
     
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    What stuff don't you like? I heard your i7 is pissing you off and with it comes the motherboard... If it's really aggravating you i'll take it off your hands I guess...:rolleyes:
     
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    some stuff I read elsewhere about our team. Man Im gonna go crazy and build more i7 rigs to crunch, then they can talk smack. When they do I just go like this >> :slap:

    and no My i7 is not pissing me off, where did you hear that :laugh:
     
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    Weird.... thought for sure you wanted to pass it on :cool:
    Maybe when I can get it for under 200$ :D
     
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    sure for under $200 you get my RAM :roll:
     
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    I was talking about newegg hah. I can't do anything with your RAM except frame it and hope one day I can use it :D
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: I can just picture somebody with RAM framed on their wall :roll:
     
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    I was just looking at builds on neweggs and comparing prices, I think another i7 might be added to my collection within the next month :p
     
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    hey guys, well i have had a bad weekend!

    First of i went to windows 7 only to find my internet dongle is not compatible with the OS, something to do with driver signing i think, so i am off to get a new one, because quite frankly Windows 7 > XP home.

    Second i then dropped my laptop and fubared the harddrive, think i have got it going again with an old harddrive from an old laptop but we shall see. Almost lost all of my data but minus 300 songs and two films i got it all which made me happy conisdering.

    and then thirdly i went and broke my £40 headphones on a drunken friday night out! hideous weekend but everything is looking up now.

    So yea, just to let you know that i haven't forgotten about crunching and it will be back up as soon as i can - will try and get a few other machines around the house going as well.
     
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    Look up. Look way up.
    I can't remember whoi the user was but I'm sure I saw it somewhere on TPU but they had split an old harddrive open and framed it and was sitting on his desk between the pencil holder and his monitor :laugh: I thought that was such a novel idea I went and did it myself with an old 4Gb hd from an old HP P2 I had kickin' around. (Well it's not framed yet)

    [​IMG]

    Newegg has such good prices. My buddy wanted to buy a new computer because his 5 yr old MDG desktop is shutting down on it's own and the HD whines so I talked to him about the benefits of going custom build and now he's getting almost the same rig as me for about $400 less then I paid!!! :shadedshu

    Sorry to hear that!! Glad to hear that it's working out in the end!! I had a bad weekend too...got news from my doctor that I have a condition that forbids me from drinking anymore (liver) so I went out and got smashed for the last time Friday night!! I didn't break any computer parts but I did wake up in front of my apt. door with no keys and a bump on the back of my head!! :laugh:

    EDIT: Oh and by the way folks, we just past the top 200 mark yesterday!!! :rockout: http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=team&proj=bwcg&team=22175
     
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    PM me the link to this so called "TPU Bashing". I'm always interested in reading to what others have to say about TPU:D
     
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    In a nutshell, you're all a bunch of third rate slackers being carried to WCG glory by way of an XS conspiracy. Ummmm... wait that isn't right, I think it was your momma wears fatigues. No no, I can't remember exactly but it's mildly amusing if you like seeing clearly desperate grown men (?) whine. :roll:
     
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    no real topic other than WCG related talk.

    i dont care what you put in this thread but i thought we outta have a troubleshooting thread to help out those who need it.

    :)
     
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    I do like reading stuff like that:D
     
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    I added another Intel C2D E5200 Wolfdale to the mix. I'm up to 23 TPU crunching machines. :toast: I'll try to add 3 more later today.. nothing major just some Athlon XP's... :rockout:

    I've cranked my dual processor Xeon 2.8 with HT up to 100%.. It just laughed at me... Cocky Intel chip... :laugh: But by far my Q6600 is the better cruncher out of my small farm. It's chewing everything up and wanting more... :rockout:
     
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