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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    I'm at 20 threads right now and going to add 2 more and call it done. I was going to do a couple fx8 builds but I got to show some sort of restraint somewhere. If I don't this can get out of hand and I will have to build a addition on to my house just to house crunchers. :roll: :toast:


    Oh and it is getting harder to come up with reason (to the wife) why I need to upgrade computers I have just put together.
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    I'm at 33 threads as of today (38 if I fully turned on the i7). Going to try and get this X2 4200+ AM2 going and after that I'm out of PSUs unless the one in my i7 machine didn't actually die. I am getting a Pentium M laptop sometime this week, I could reassemble a Turion 64 laptop (stole the CPU for my 754 board), and also receiving a Pentium D 925. I have towers all over this room now, it isn't even funny. Hopefully the local fire department doesn't come by for a while for an inspection, as having just 2 towers and a SFF PC stacked next to my desk early this year raised some red flags because they believe anything plugged into a power strip will spontaneously explode. Those bitches haven't seen my Kill-A-Watt. :)
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  3. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Glad I don't have fire inspections. :toast:
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    Thats a big fan for such a lil card lol. Does it get that hot?
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    That stock cooler looks like mine, but might be a touch bigger. This is what my GT530 looks like:

    [​IMG]

    When Folding it reaches 62-71C @ ~65% fan speed. I just want it a touch cooler. Don't suppose you could spare one of those VRM sinks for me to add to this card :eek:?
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    lol, you guys and your cute lil cards
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    Its a nice card: handles PhysX without slowing my 580, does 4kPPD F@H, and devours WCG HCC Beta WUs :D If it had DDR5 instead of DDR3 it would be a monster considering the minute amount of power is draws.
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    That sounds pretty good. I might look into one or similar
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    lol yeah, since most of these are at work, the fire department has to come in once a year and check things out. I have to give credit to my dad though for putting in all 20A circuits (5 total: one for each wall or 2 outlets, excluding the "kitchen" wall that has 2 circuits) when the office was renovated about 5 years ago. That gives me a ton of potential for these rigs without overloading any circuits. All they need is a power and a network cable and they are good to go!
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    In other news, the PCI Wifi adapter I received looks to have given up the ghost! Sorry, MaD- WiFi adapters come to my house to die :(

    Device Manager says, this device cannot start. Was working perfect, but it did get a little hotter this week. Tried reinstalling the card, resetting drivers, and replacing the antenna (knew that wouldnt help, but it was for kicks)- nothing got it working again.
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  11. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Wow you where right about that. Sorry to here man. Wish I had another to send you.
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    I remember when I had 16 threads. You guys with your 30+ threads :shadedshu
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    Received the M6500 :D Intel Q820 , 8 thread, Now seems to be fine on new bios, no crash :D

    FirePro 7820M
    4go of ram
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    Hitachi 500GB 7200rpm

    Not a bad laptop !!

    I'll stress it with BOINC :)
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    grrr BOINC runs only 2 thread. I disabled the core parking, but still problem :S

    edit: found the problem :) , Multi CPu was at 30% :D
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Was just about to ask what your settings were :laugh:

    Great that you got it figured out! :toast:
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    SHould add plenty of PPD :D
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    lol, I only have 6 threads
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    Spliced some LAN cables today, got the 4200+ Windsor going at 228 HTT (2.5GHz) on my AM2NF3-VSTA, and fixed the A8N-E hanging at boot (Nshittia's latest drivers have been becoming worse for older cards, so I'm using the 285.62 drivers). Running a GT240 and GT220 in that machine, folding the old GPU2 WUs. Waiting for the Pentium D 925 to arrive so I can slap it in the P5WDH Deluxe.

    After buying an 8 port GigE switch to upgrade my 5 port 10/100 Linksys, I'm already down to a single free port. :)

    EDIT: Also, a question for people with Bulldozer FX8 series CPUs. Does your board have an insanely high vcore droop under load? My $155 ASRock 990FX "Extreme4" has to be set to 1.5v vcore in UEFI to maintain a 4400MHz clock. The resulting voltage in CPU-Z is ~1.475 at idle (25 mV droop) and under load it sinks like a rock to 1.36v (140 mV droop). I don't recall seeing or noticing this with my Phenom II chips in this board, but I think it's pretty bad for a board that has a supposed 8+2 digital VRM. :(
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    Well this sucks. Net is down and may stay down till fri evening. So no numbers from me for a bit. Rigs are still crunchin. Just cant upload. Ill let ya know when im back or you'll see my numbers posted finally.
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    What is Load Line Calibration set?
    Depending on the CPU and mobo voltage can vary from 1.4 to 1.45 at frequency of 4.4 GHz at idle. Under load the voltage is reduced, I noticed that also on Phenoms on different chipsets.
    In my opinion, 1.5 is too high voltage for the CPU and the frequency. Try to reduce the voltage and set LLC=full calibration.
    In general Asrock are mysterious boards:)
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    In my UEFI, the only options for LLC are Auto, 1/2, 1/4 and Disabled. It says to use 1/2 for AM3+ and 1/4 for AM3 CPUs when manually overclocking. I guess I'll have to go in there and try some changes, but all the power management features are disabled to my knowledge.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hmm... I'm going to need to check these numbers :confused: My rig's been running so long at this mild OC (3.8) that I don't remember my settings :shadedshu

    My CPU-Z reads 1.248v while crunching at 3.8Ghz ATM (Turbo kicks it up to 4.0 once in a while)
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    Ah, UEFI... Yesterday died my old used Asus motherboard (Nvidia 750A), just burned, and I bought the Asus 970 Pro with UEFI BIOS to swap PII 1075T. So there really such a options for LLC. When I tried to set 1/2, VRM lifted incredibly high voltage - 1,55v. So I left "auto" and OC'ed from 3 to 3,7 without issues and voodoo magic.
    To be honest, I do not understand many power management features. For example, CPU power frequency:wtf:
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    This is an excellent low voltage! Low power consumption and low heat.
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    Good to get away from that NVidia board. That ASUS 970 is a pretty good board (same power system as my ASUS 990X iirc) :toast:

    Heat's running in the low to mid 40's with a Xig Dark Knight on it. I'm thinking I can get the temps a bit lower with a cooling upgrade and moving the Dark Knight to one of the older crunchers. :)
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