Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
went with this:
i will buy a CPU cooler at some point in the future
Hey guys I'll be shutting down most of my rigs later today. I'll get them back up as soon as possible. Hopefully it will only be for a couple of hours.
I think you'll be very happy with those upgrades
And the SB/IVB CPUs run reasonably cool even on stock cooling so long as they aren't great OCed
will that corsair power a 7750 and i5 2400 just fine?
Easy. You could run an OCed i7 and several HD7750s on that Corsair with no issues
Well I've got it running for now, but it's not how you set it up. I'll try again after work to set it to with 3-4 WUs per card like you do. I've been pm'ing a few guys and receiving some fine info and instruction .
It was cool to be up ther yesterday in the top 10; hopefully I can keep it up. Problem is: my wife is notorious for shutting down my PC while I'm at work. I've been telling her not to, and she didn't yesterday. So it's looking up
Try to turn off the heat/AC when you leave and tell her that you didn't think it mattered, just in case that she does it again...
Quick question, do you need to activate Win 7 to upgrade to Win 8? or can you just install 7 w/o activating it and then put in the upgrade DVD for 8? reason being is the only OS i have laying around is XP SP3, but do have my Win 7 OEM Full install discs from this PC.
I'd say you should be good to upgrade w/o activating
I believe you can start with the win 8 install and it should ask for the win7 to verify an upgrade path. I could be wrong but I believe it will work. And you can do a full install from a upgrade disc.
If your installing off of a disk or usb drive you may get away with the double install method (for upgrades):
- install Win8 (skip entering a key), don't do any updates, get to the start screen/desktop/whatever at is now.
- restart and install Win8 again (normal upgrade install), activate as usual
This always worked with my Win7 upgrade disk (the upgrade needed an OS to upgrade from- it didn't care that it was upgrading over itself)
I'd print out a big sign and tape it over the top of the monitor
OR- take the power on wires off of the mobo connector
I actually had to do that with 1 of my rigs because the baby keep reaching up and hitting the power switch. LOL
Having some stability problems since tweaking my voltages after fixing an electrical problem here @ home. Will have my PC back up and running WCG sometime this weekend, hopefully. It's always something.
It is always something, but hopefully you'll get it going soon! I've heard said before but now I know that WCG will really bring out any instabilities in a system.
When I got home tonight from work, my wife was at my pc. I could just tell in her eyes that she wanted to shut it down, but I warned her good. I think she's got it now...
Did you tell her that she was about to shut down a possible cure for cancer???
You are correct- a stable gaming overclock is not necessarily equal to a stable WCG overclock. WCG work units don't fool around.... if you're not stable enough you get BSOD's and likely errors in the work units
Tried OC'ing the 7770's but it looks like they couldn't really handle the load and crashed overnight. :shadedshu Back to stock, better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
I only did a slight OC (1020 to 1080) and only on my Asus for the same reason.
These are the cheap MSI ones, right? What I've seen is that without voltage adjustment they really just don't OC at all
OMG! I was enjoying my Vacations and you guys were working hard.
hey guys, Hows the team been doing? I know i have been gone for awhile but in about a month i plan to have a cruncher/folder up again. I had a time where electric cost was too much then i had to sell the rigs to repair my car. I have been out of work for the last 4 days so money will be short. Which is why in a month i will be back to crunching and folding.
How are the new AMD 8 core CPUS doing for crunching? Anything from Intel doing better for around $200?
FX-8's get 4,000 ppd and up depending on how high you clock them
If you want a nice little budget FX setup you can use an FX-8150 or 8320 with a Biostar A880GZ mATX board and 2x2GB of DDR3 1600 for around $250 for the whole setup (cpu, mobo, and ram)
I'm using 2 of these boards and they've been running great (slight overclocks- vrm design is a little on the light side)
Thank you for your input. i like that setup but i think i will end up getting once of the FX's but get a board that has more PCI-Ex16 slots for folding cards. So IIRC they get around the same PPD as the i7 (gen1)?
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