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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    What does that message in Russian say?
    Wow! And are these GPU or CPU WUs?
    It's probably way out of my price range--but how much for the Skulltrail setup?
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    The image does not even get loaded for me.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm still getting them as well Dan.
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    I had a chance to slap on the new cooler so I could overclock my Phenom 920. However this heatsink was so big it didn't fit in my Thermaltake V3 case, so I pulled out this Ol' bench table that I bought from bog years ago (never used it till now ;). I performed a small oc of 3.10ghz w/stock voltage and got her up and crunching @95% 24/7. :toast:

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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yea, I am very curious on that my self. :laugh: Of course I am sure it is waaaaaaay out of my price range as well.
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    Looks nice.

    How tall is the cooler? Wonder if a NZXT Source 210 would do the trick. I've built 7 servers in those cases lately. (Well, 210s and 220s.)

    Well worth the money imo.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Great looking bench style setup man!
    Love them! Great cases and super affordable prices. :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's a great setup! :toast:

    I see those slots just begging to be filled with nice ATI GPUs :D

    Why do you have it running @ 95% vs 100%?
    I can fit a Xigmatek Gaia in the Source 210, but it's close. IDK if that would fit, TBH.
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    Welp, I caved into Newegg's sales and bought a bunch of stuff today, including an XFX HD7770 GHz edition, an expensive mechanical keyboard and other little things on sale. Can't believe AMD gives you $100 worth of games with a $120 card. :eek:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Is this the one? At $100 it's really hard to pass up--maybe I'll have to end up ordering one :p

    I may be picking up a C2D tomorrow--if so, it would likely be an E8400 @ ~3.5GHz :)
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    nice card
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    Yeah, that's it. It was cheap and it goes along with my XFX DD HD7950 so I figured why not. I might try flashing it with the 1095/1250 boost BIOS but I don't want to be one of the typical "OMGIBRICKEDMYCARDHELPMENAO" people.

    I also got one of these: GIGABYTE GK-OSMIUM Black USB Wired Gaming Aivia Os... It has Cherry MX Reds and is going to be my first mechanical keyboard. My G15 v2 is 2 years old and all grimy and I figured it is time to replace it and go for something that looked good and responds nicely. Saw a cheaper Corsair aluminum one but people said not all the keys were mechanical, the palm rest was flimsy, and I didn't like how the keys are not "sunken" into the keyboard (though it probably makes cleaning super easy, but I didn't want ridiculously tall keys). People said this one is solid so I'll check it out. :)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, my T9600 lost internet access some time recently, and ran out of work. I just dumped a couple days of WUs and it's going again now :)
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    A 100 bucks is 80ish in euros so that is cheap.

    And if the current ownert of the E8400 managed a stable OC to 3.5 GHz it does not mean you can reach that as well (as you probably know), although you are likely to reach it if you have sufficient OCing experience. The stock clock frequency is 3.0 GHz, FYI.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Oh, I know. This system actually belongs to my parents--and it currently has an E6300 in it (it was their old system before I build them a PhII X4). But I have an E8400 that I'm going to throw in, and I see no reason I couldn't get 3.5GHz (I got 3.7GHz stable easy on the last E8300 I had). We'll see :)
    And I have a big Zalman cooler for it, which I think should keep it nice and cool :)
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    Yeah, they are easy to cool. Albeit I thought you or whoever mis-specced the CPU clocks wise.
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    Nah, that's why I said ~3.5GHz. When I sell computers here, I let them crunch until then, on the theory that I already have the HW and electricity is free. Then I sell them and get the funds to buy nicer HW :)
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    My main system is all kinds of fucked up. I keep getting x1a, x50, and even x7e BSODs. It's a roll of dice trying to get into Windows, and when I do it usually acts really fucked up. Explorer crashes a lot, this time here desktop window manager stopped working. sfc /scannow tells me it found corrupt files, but was unable to fix them. Looks like a reformat is in my near future...

    Not sure what's wrong with my memory, it's running at 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5v as advertised. I previously had an ocz kit that wouldn't run at its advertised settings either.
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    I would recommending using an Ubuntu LiveCD to check your SMART logs first. Reformatting won't do you any good if your drive is failing.
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I'm starting to suspect the motherboard actually. Always getting memory related BSODs, and sometimes only showing 4gb of 6gb at post. Can't even install windows without an error with all 3 sticks in. I tried it with 2, the first time it installed it didn't reboot, I had to turn it off and turn it back on and when I did it only showed 2gb ram out of the 4, so I switched the other memory stick out with the 3rd one and installed windows again, this time it actually rebooted and showed all 4gb at post.

    I would normally suspect a bad stick of memory for this, but I had a triple channel ocz kit before this one that behaved the same way. Either the board is bad or I have terrible luck with memory.

    I think I'll buy this to see how it behaves:

    Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 133...

    Cheapest 3x2gb on newegg. I'm not rich, but $28 isn't a huge deal.
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Damn Hat, that is the shits man. I think I would save the $28 and find another motherboard. Running the 6gb I am assuming it is a x58 system your talking about? If its the 920 system in your specs, you should be able to find a good x58 motherboard for a bunch less than $100. Maybe $50 or $60?


    Here is one for ya........... :roll:

    Supermicro X8DTU-6TF+ Server Motherboard - Intel 5...

    Just kidding on the link, but do ya believe that price??????? Of course that is for 18 of them LOLOL
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I wonder if it's the memory controller. Maybe 1.25v qpi/dram isn't enough for 3 1600 sticks?
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    Well, I ended up picking up the C2D. It's actually an E7400 instead of an E8400, but due to the higher multiplier it should OC even better (particularly since it's on an older P35 board) :toast:

    I'll get it crunching for the Team tomorrow :)
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    Wihoo, sounds great. :toast: We need some more firepower since our numbers came down a tad from yesterday :(
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    Well, this won't be enough--I say it should be good for maybe 10k/day WCG. But still not bad--and if I get as much from it as I expect, I could then basically afford another i7 or a HD7950 :toast:
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