Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
You're running a broken CPU?
What happened to it?
IMC died on one of them. They sort of still work if paired up. But every now and then I get erratic behavior. It doesn't produce any errors and is stable under stress testing. It's just that it has days when it will not play ball and others where it's no problem at all. Wanted to get a replacement.. but ebay failed me hard
Are they ES chips?
Yup. L5639 ES
awww. I was going to say that Intel has a good RMA policy
An amazing RMA policy. I RMA'd a second-hand out-of-warranty i7-920 and they sent me a BNIB one as a replacement
Kiex may get lucky and say it was sold to him on ebay as a OEM xeon chip but they may get mad idunno
Yeah, experienced that with my first ever 2600K, died in a few weeks, replaced in a few days. But Xeons have a high retail price, not something I can afford at the moment.
Yea if they ended up keeping it you would be def out some moneyz.
If it gets really bad I can just take it out and run the other Xeon on it's own. Electricity wise, I've been contemplating it anyway. 5K ~ 100W.
How can you run more than one WU on a card?
Meh this rig for some reason is picky. Not sure if I want to try that. But I'll definitely keep it in mind. Thanks.
Man, I am so glad I picked up this Seasonic X750 for $99. The thing seems to be running passively under the full load of an FX-8150 4.2GHz and 2x GTX 460s, which is absolutely ridiculous. My Corsair TX750 (2009) was on max fan speed and dumping tons of hot air out of itself in the same system.
I also played musical video cards, crammed 2x 460s and the 465 in my EVGA P55 FTW, and moved the 470 to my ASUS P5WDH Deluxe (Xeon X3210 @ 3GHz) which freed up 512MB of system memory and I can address 3.25GB of my 4GB now (975X chipset limit). The 470 is getting 3:10-3:30 per WU in BOINC at the stock 608MHz, and I am overclocking to 725MHz shortly.
I told you I was jealous of that Seasonic PSU. The TX750 was a tough PSU, but not very efficient. I have one that the power cord is melted permanently into the PSU casing
If you do go for it, the performance boost can be pretty sizable. But there is also definitely the risk of messing something up
Wow--that's incredible! Fully passive providing probably 400w+ of power
The TX750 IMO was one of Corsair's worst PSUs--it wasn't as efficient as the other TX or HX ones and the voltages weren't as tight
Glad to see that you've thrown the GTX470 on WCG--those are about the times that I'm getting
My 7970 is loving the GPU work units.
Thinking about buying Lauren and new card too... Hmmmm....
Just keep in mind there's about 100days left of this batch.. and no confirmation of more afterwards. If you're weighing it up for games too then that's a different story..
For those of you with 7770's, how many WU's are you running per card and how long do they take to run?
3; 4 minutes
With 1GHz core, 3WU take just over 4min and 4WU take almost 6 min. Roughly 31K or so. That's with 2.2GHz CPU speed, I suspect people with faster CPU might shave off on those times.
Hey T, would you consider running more WUs on your 7970s?
At 3.83GHz I'm getting 3:50-4:00 or so running 3 at once.
At the rate we're going I wouldn't be surprised if our Team cut a few extra days off that 100 days that are left
4:09 - 4:16 was my average, so yeah.. CPU speed makes a difference. Not complaining though, got plenty of cores for plenty more GPU WU's. Going with 4 for now, see if it can reach the 100K again.
That's probably very true. Ran out of thanks buttons again today
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