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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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    Small price to pay considering what you've saved in electricity over the the past couple of months... ;)

    I wouldn't try to push the issue too far :)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That is a solid point. I'll talk to her and see. I may be able to leave the 2700k system on, as it is used for something other than just WCG (file and HTTP server)

    And I have been saving ~ a dollar in electricity a day, which does add up :)
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  3. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Not as fast as you have been spending those saved $$$ on hardware:laugh:.
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    Yeah, honestly I wouldn't scare your RA by leaving your stuff on over Thanksgiving break. I know it seems counter-intuitive to halt production for several days, but what happens if something catches on fire or one of your AIO cooling kits leaks when you are away, and they had explicitly told you to disconnect all appliances during the break? I would just play it safe rather than be sorry if something bad does happen and you aren't there to stop it.

    Sure, I have more computers running remotely 24/7, but the property they are on is industrial and not a residence of any sort (where high voltage lines and pressurized natural gas are present to pose greater threats). Imagine what would happen if something caught fire in someone's quad and it propagated to several other rooms, destroying others' personal items and displacing their housing.

    Don't mean to be scary or anything, but I don't like going against housing authorities of any kind simply because fires are extremely common in college living environments (when I used to go to a real university, they had at least one fire every semester in the towers).
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    Not worth the risk imo. I've seen people be kicked out of dorms for less. :shadedshu
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  6. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Better not to push it ION. You have much more to loose if situation gets outta control.
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    [Ion], better put the rigs in boxes, except the "student PC" (i.e. your main system). It is okay to lower your PPD even if it decreases to (proverbially) -googol. Turn of your main PC too just in case.
    BTW, why must all students switch off everything? Sorta Earth Day?
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    ^^^Yep.
    No reason to risk whatever consequence you could face...
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    You know, you could shut them off and set the BIOS to boot the machines a day later, just hide the power cables. ;)
    The worse that will happen is that your RA will say that your computers are still plugged in, but keep in mind that the room will be closed up and you have no ability to shut the machine off if something bad happens.
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    That is true :p
    But at least I'm doing something good with it...right... :p
    You guys all make very solid points. I will see about leaving on the 2700k system, as it's been my most reliable (and is the simplest, running a low OC and with an air cooler). But otherwise I guess I'll just shut things down and deal with it. It's only a week (although there will probably be the same instructions over winter break).

    Perhaps I'll bring one of the systems home over Thanksgiving and crunch on it/use it there :toast:
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    It will give me a chance to catch up ;D
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Just got my HD7770:
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    I'm installing the drivers now :toast:
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    Sweet card!:toast:
    How many WU do you plan to run on this baby?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thank you! :toast:

    For now, just one. I don't have time to fight with it for now. I'm going to aim for 3 though tomorrow (should have time to coax it then).

    It's looking so lonely though--I think I might need a 2nd :p
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yes, I got the cheapest on that Newegg had. I have some WUs in my cache I need to clear out first--then it gets more WUs.

    I have a very nice OC--3.83GHz (from 2.66 stock). Should I go ahead and try four?
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    I think he is referring to the oc on the card. Congrats on receiving that little demon of a card.:rockout:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ahh, that would make sense :p


    It's marvelous--it doesn't even hit 40C while crunching and is dead silent. It finishes WUs faster than the GTX470s too--~2:40 instead of ~3:10 or so.

    Now I just have to decide whether to pick up a 2nd or not :p

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    And it doesn't make the computer laggy like the nV cards I have do :toast:
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    Let me know the PPD improvement that you see from that card. :toast:

    I might be scarce tonight. Just picked up Halo 4 and the marathon starts when I get home. :)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    A preliminary estimate is showing just over 19k PPD :toast:

    I'm hoping for ~30k w/ 3 WUs running at once :toast:
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    What he said :toast::

    3.6~3.8 is the sweetspot so you're fine with that. The GPU core is 1000 if the US version is same as mine, and if you can get a stable OC it might make 4WU run well. But with 3 it's still 31k ~
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm happy with my CPU OC. With the GPU, the stock speeds are 1GHz core and 1.125GHz RAM. I think I'll leave it at that or similar--31k PPD is entirely sufficient. That would put me at just over 90k PPD total :toast:
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    Congrats on the purchase [Ion]! That'll snag you a nice piece of pie! :toast: :rockout:
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    Thanks! :toast:

    After having been kicked out of the pie, yes, I certainly do hope that this helps :p

    Maybe even top-5 again :toast:


    EDIT: KieX, is everything OK with you? I see you've also fallen out of the top-10 :(
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    The SR-2 had a BSOD whilst I was sleeping, lost a good 8hours worth of crunching output again. It's all at stock though so my guess is I may need to boost the Vtt a little to help stability, the broken Xeon plays up from time to time.

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