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

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Hmmm well I appreciate the offer but finding a motherboard that supports the CPU and RAM maybe difficult and costly. I would also need a case to house it in :(

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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    A Dell Studio Hybrid or any other equivalent HP, Gateway, etc... uses these. I've seen barebone Studios all over fleabay for under $100. These were also popular for mini-ITX systems 3-4 yrs ago so I'm sure Jetway made a mobo at 1 time.... may have an old 2.5" HDD around somewhere too ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Do you know what socket that CPU is?
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm pretty sure a T8100 is socket P (478) but I don't know Intel stuff as well as I do AMD :eek:
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  6. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well CPU world shows two sockets, Is there numbers on the chip itself?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well norton, I really from the bottom of my heart appreciate it but I think I will pass. You are a great person offering to help others out. I think JrRacinFan maybe interested if you want I can get him to PM you :)
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    I have an AMD X6 1045T on the way with 2 new ATX cases and Rosewill 530w PSUs, which should increase my crunching output and maybe get another rig or two up.

    As far as crunching goes, I have a 3.6GHz X4 955BE on an ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA (100%), 3.2GHz Pentium Dual Core E6600 on an ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA (100%) and 2 threads of my 4.5GHz 2600K. I'll be putting the 1045T in my Crosshair III Formula (currently running a Sempron 130) which folds on 2 GTX 460s.

    I have a new Foxconn A7DA-S with a Phenom 9750 and a Biostar A780L3B (what the Sempron came with) so maybe I will get at least the A7DA-S running.
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  10. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice little list of crunchers. I at one point had three going. I'm down to one now, but looking to get a 2nd i7 running by the end of this week! :rockout:
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Thanks. If I get it ill start crunching again. May need to build up a small basement build for privacy. Make it a cruncher and networked file server.
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    Yeah, I have been changing things around constantly after discovering Geeks.com's refurbished motherboards. I've bought 4 refurbs and 2 new boards from them. :rockout:

    The only reason I can run a ton of rigs is because the power meter on one of the two units we rent for my dad's business is broken and will not advance. Therefore, we only get charged ~$7.00 a month for power on the employee side of the office and I have 5 rigs going up here 24/7. Sshhhhh...

    As much as I am unhappy about having a few more potential machines offline and in boxes, I am actually happy to have a motherboard reserve because losing a rig can put such a big dent in production. I like contributing to WCG and Folding@Home as it makes me feel better about all the **** I randomly buy, and makes it have a useful life until it dies long after I have quit caring about it.

    My machines/parts (hold onto your butts, I have a computer addiction):

    Rig1 (online): in system specs, at home.
    Rig2 (online, work): 955BE @ 3.6GHz, 4GB DDR2 1066, ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA refurbished, 3850 AGP, Antec TruePower Trio 430w, XP x86 (crunches only)
    Rig3 (online, work): PDC E6600 @ 3.2GHz, 2GB DDR2 800, ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA refurbished, 7800 GS AGP, Bestec 300w (NOT the explosive one), Win7 x64 (crunches only)
    Rig4 (online, work): P4 651 @ 3.8GHz, 2GB DDR2 533, ASRock 775Xfire-VSTA refurbished, GTX 550 Ti and GT 440, Dell 350w (Lite-on, 2*18A +12v rails), Win7 x64 (GPU folding only)
    Rig5 (online, work): Sempron 130 (soon to be the X6 1045), 8GB DDR3 1333, ASUS Crosshair III Formula (owned since new in 2009), GTX 460 1GB + GTX 460 768MB, LEPA G900 (awesome PSU), Win7 x64 (GPU folding monster + WCG again soon).
    Rig6 (Dad's work PC): Phenom II 965BE stock/undervolted, 4GB DDR3 1333, Gigabyte 790GX UD3 board, HD 5770 + HD 6670, Mushkin 800w, Win7 x64 (GPU folding only, as the ATI GPUs rape 60% of the CPU)
    Rig7 (offline): Turion 64 ML-37 @ 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR 480, ASRock K8NF6P-VSTA refurbished, GT 220, 300w PSU, Win7 x64
    Rig8 (unassembled): Core 2 Duo E6400, 8GB DDR3 1333, ASRock G41M-S3
    Rig9 (unassembled): Phenom 9750, 2GB DDR2, Foxconn A7DA-S "new"
    Rig10 (unassembled): No CPU, 8GB DDR3, Biostar A780L3B new
    Rig11 (offline): P4 2.8GHz socket 478 Sony Vaio desktop, 1GB DDR 333, GeForce4 MX 400
    + a ton of PCI cards, Socket A/478/P4 775 CPUs, SDRAM/DDR, etc.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok the update I mentioned the other day is a go!

    [​IMG]
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Looking nice. Is that stock cooler?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Yea its the G440 cooler, its about 1 inch tall total compared to the 2120 cooler at about 1 3/4inch tall.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @brandon - no problem... helping out another cruncher is a team effort. Others have helped me out so I'm just paying it forward a little.;)

    @Jr- will hit you thru PM. If you gets you back crunching again it's worth it :toast:
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Jr will love that CPU and ram!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Anybody else have an issue with WCG and their points???

    I have been uploading work continuously but over the last 12-18hrs 90+% of it is ending up in "pending validation"..... :confused:
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    I have the same issue yesterday and today. The results were not validated. Yesterday, scored only 3.500 points, although made ​​not less than 8k.:banghead:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I was at the same pace you were yesterday but only ended up at 5,100 points for the day...

    The am update is up and my total is 824 points with 4 pages of additional pending validations since yesterday pm :wtf:

    *** Update- points seem to be moving now... +1,500 pts showing in BOINC Manager over the past hour :rockout: ***
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    WCG for some reason on weekends or around the weekend time takes crap :laugh: Points are always kinda weird around the end of the week.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I haven't run into the weirdness this bad in awhile :p

    Seems to be improving more still... up another 1,500 pts over the last hour and a half :rolleyes:
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    I started at 1990 this morning and have gained about 5k in points so far today.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah results are kicking in now :D

    Installing windows on the 2nd i7 now. :D
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    Another Old computer, this one has a P4! ;)

    My buddy gave me a computer, an old Emachines, with a P4(1.6GHz).

    It wasn't working because of a bad HDD. I have a spare and want to install a fresh XP Home on it, since W7 is to big and it currently only has 256Mb of ram, I plan to add a 512 DIMM I have laying around( it also has a miniature 200watt PSU, it's almost cute! :p).

    I just started Crunching on this comp, my main, and it doesn't seem like I'm getting much done. Is it worth it to put this thing together for a 24/7 cruncher? I know I can't do what some of you all are doing but, I joined the TPU team( @WCG, hope nobody minds!) and want to contribute as best I can.

    Which doesn't seem like all that much the way it is now, sharing my poor Duron time with WCG.

    I plan to get that Emachine up and running Monday. I don't know what else to do with it.

    Thanks for any advice.
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