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

  1. KieX

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    Yeah, guess I wasn't expecting much. My parents aren't in any way powerusers so this will be like a jet-plane compared to their P4. :laugh:

    Think I'll at least stick the 560Ti in there for the HCC challenge.
     
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    I like my Capstone 550. It does feel a little cheap, but I believe the OEM is Super Flower and I have had zero problems with it. I also have a pair of Rosewill RG530 units that are made by ATNG and are only minimum 80Plus efficiency, but they work fine.
     
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  3. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    The GTX560TI should be a solid card. I'd say it should perform like the GTX470 :toast:
     
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    Just in case you didn't see it in the Challenge thread, I'm in with my PCs at home. Here's my main rig after some tweaking with ThE_MaD_ShOt:

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    That's a pretty sight indeed. It looks like illness in touch with you T and the_mad_shot later tonight to try and get the same thing going on mine :)

    What's the affect of overclocking gpus while crunching? Mine are slightly overclocked.
     
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    Amazing! HD7970 complets WU in 1:30 x3! I think you can set even 4 WU per GPU (0.25):toast:
     
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    I was thinking that to but he is at 95% load now.


    Hey T, check under ccc and see what your load is at on each card.



    Slight overclocks seem to be fine. Heavy overclocks seem to error out.
     
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    Maybe overheating? My HD6950@70 and HD7850 are running at stock clocks (they are pretty hot) and 2x HD6670 are 10% overclocked. Low-end cards use not too much power.

    Hmm ... strangely. Like 7850 that is running the same 3 WU...
     
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    I know it is kinda weird as my 7850 is also running 3 and it's at 92% load. I guess it all depends on the cards and supporting hardware as to how many you can run and be safe.
     
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    Since you have those watercooled, I would say as long as your clocks & temps are stable (and that EK rad is doing enough for you), you should be good. However, if your clocks are not stable, you might find out by running WCG on them.

    I have Afterburner running, and it's displaying loads & temps on the LCD for my G19 keyboard. Load varies up and down from 0% to ~95%. I'll have to check it in CCC when I get home later.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    So I've pretty much decided I'm going to get a GPU. I can get a used HD5870 for $110, or a BNIB HD7770 for $120. Which one do you think I'd be better off with?
     
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    the 7770 for sure. The 7 series seem to do alot better with them.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's what I was thinking :toast:
     
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    I already saw that the clocks that are completely stable in gaming weren't yesterday, had 2 drivers crash and recover yesterday afternoon. I've since dropped clocks to 1000/1475 and its been fine since last night ~7pm, ran it all night since :)
     
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    Yeah you want to get the drivers/cards stable. Wcg will show you if they are stable or not. Thing can go for a few days and run perfect then all of a sudden you start have driver crashes and such. I was getting them on the Cfed 6850 rig at stock clocks. It gamed perfect but wcg found something it didn't like. I ended up doing a complete driver sweep and backing down to the 12.6 cats and it's been smooth sailing since.
     
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    If you look closely you will find it is not the same WUs.
     
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    Well, I went ahead and ordered a HD7770 for the i7-920 rig. I'm gonna do the app_info tweak like KieX did for 3 WUs on the card. I'm hoping for ~35k PPD between the CPU & GPU :toast:
     
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    My time on a 7770 went from 2:10 to around 4 min with 3 GPU WUs but I never saw a full day of work so you might be right. Good luck.
     
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    KieX is getting ~100k between the three. So I figure I can get 30-33k from it--and then probably a few more K from the CPU :toast:
     
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    Yeah sounds about right. 4 WU is about 6min. 3 WU with 1000MHz core seems to be a good spot.

    After a few days of running they seems to be averaging 31K each. But not sure if that's accurate either. Have over 52pages of pending validiation.. and loads of those are waiting for the wingman to return their completed WU.. some as old as 10/23 :shadedshu
     
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    Taking away 11 CPU "cores" @ 4,05 GHz I estimate my dedicated 7770 / i970 does 20-21K PPD on the GPU alone so there is a good 10 K advantage IF you can get the 3 WU/GPU running.
     
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    Did you get app_info working or are you using the multi-boinc method?
     
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    Well, even if I only get 21k that's still ~3x what a GTX460 does. But 31k would be absolutely amazing. Great deal for $120. We'll see what I can manage when the card arrives (probably Monday)
     
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    I got app_info to work but only for 4-5 hours each time. I always ended up with a rig without GPU WUs in the morning. Only thing I didn't try is the patch that sends WU when they are completed. Maybe that would make the all important difference. Didn't try the multi-bonic yet.
     
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    For once here is something that is priced similar in US and in Europe. I got my ASUS 1020 GHz for the same as the list price in US and my XFX for less.

    UPS: double post. Triple strike :ohwell: ?
     
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