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

  1. KrisC

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    My machine is 100% pure SSD and zero issues with boinc up to this point. On another note - will 85* 24/7 on a 3570k be bad for it? Running @ 4.2ghz on auto volts with a stock cooler (friend of mine desperately needed a cooler so I sold him my h80i until I get a Kraken cooler).
     
  2. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually what's funny is the SSD I had for years that gave me nothing but issues is the one in one of my crunchers since I had no more HDD's to use on it and it's crunching away without an issue. I just heard that all that writing/reading shortened their life span a bit. But since I didn't care about this particular SSD I didn't care if it went bad or not. Guess it just wanted some abuse :roll:
     
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    That's hot. I'm not sure of the voltage that you need--I have my 3770k @ 4GHz @ 1.106v on a stock cooler, and it loads at ~70C (plus or minus 7 degrees depending on room temp). I'd try downclocking just a tad (even to 4GHz) and dropping the voltage a bit.

    On the other hand, 85C for a month or two probably isn't a crisis.
     
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    My 3770K @ 4.3GHz/1.18v maxes out (non-IntelBurnTest) at 82c on a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer, thanks to Intel's junk IHS thermal paste. I'm not to worried about it and may even de-lid it if I can get some Coolaboratory Liquid Metal Pro to put under the lid.
     
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  5. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That really seems quite hot to me--given that it's a much better cooler than stock and you aren't running much higher clocked than I am.

    EDIT: Just checked my temps again, and either my room is really hot right now (not sure, I'm in the library) or the CPU just runs hotter than I remembered.
     
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    I haven't been around much, but just dropped in to say keep up the good work every body. You guys are doing an amazing job!:toast:

    @ Ion, Here's a way to figure out how many computers you can run before your breaker trips. Take a volt meter and stick each end in a slot at the wall socket. You should be at 120 volts plus or minus a couple. Now your average breaker is 15 amps, but I'd guess the dorms would run a 20 amp breaker so they aren't tripping all the time.

    volts x amps=wattage

    120 x 15=1800 watts before the 15 amp breaker trips

    120 x 20=2400 watts before the 20 amp breaker trips

    I hope this helps you a little.:toast:
     
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    I think I've my cruncher farm laid out:
    1 GPU cruncher w/ PDC 620 + 7750
    1 CPU cruncher w/ 1090T
    The machines at work: Turion ML-37, AMD V120, Celeron 900, PDC E5800 and the upgraded CCTVDVR will run an Athlon X4 620 with 3 cores dedicated to WCG.
     
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    Here in the NL, 16 amps is usual except for groups likely to be used for fridges etc. (20 amps), both at 240 volts. I need to pay for my electricity though, so that is one of the reasons I will not turn my dorm room into a "[Ion] style" place. Despite the larger "headroom".
     
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    I'd love to have a true 240v power source for my farm. The closest things we have in America are the 208v leg of a 3 phase power source or using hot to hot (opposing 120v legs) but I think that might be dangerous for computer power supplies if some sort of fluctuation occurs. I'm no electrical distribution expert, though.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    230/240v single phase is common in the US (just not a typical household voltage)- you're referring to 208v 3 phase which is different. Home central AC units run on 230/240v single phase.

    Upsizing your incoming 120v to a dedicated 240v circuit may work just fine for you.... look into it a bit more if you're really interested ;)

    FYI- I deal with all kinds of different voltages at work so I know there's quite a few options available.....
     
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    We get twenty amps here. And as an EE intended major, I'm clear how all of this works :toast:
    I'll bring my multimeter back from break :toast:
     
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    Good info for those who didn't' know. :p Thanks.
     
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    I think some of us run into our electrical problems because we may not have evaluated the peak power consumption of the machines effectively (myself included). My 3770K + HD 7970 + GTS 450 didn't show its peak power consumption until after a day of continuous operation where it was consuming 30-50w more than I had observed previously. What used to be a regular minimum of 360w turned into 400-410w with peaks in the 430w range on my Kill-A-Watt, which is why I only have 3 "super duty" computing rigs (i7-870 + 2600K + 3770K + GTX 465 + 2x GTX 460 + 2x GTS 450 + 7950 + 7970) consuming a peak of 1600w and 2 other rigs amounting to 300w on this 20A circuit.
     
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    awaiting for the 1090T :)

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    I'm now home on break :toast:

    I've powered down some of my systems (4P, C2Ds, Atom, C2Q). I'm going to suspend the rest of them with plans to wake them up on Sunday--hopefully since they appear to be off, they'll be ignored. Worst case scenario things will be unplugged--but I'm hoping that doesn't happen. We'll see what happens.
     
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    The AMD Bulldozer cruncher
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    The I7 cruncher
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    I know there is another thread for showing off the cruncher but I wanted to post it here also.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Two impressive systems you have there :toast:

    I'm surprised that both are WC'ed, but I bet it helps keep the temps in check :toast:
     
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    When i get a new case,PSU and CPU for the 3rd system it will also be WC'ed. It keeps the temps nice and keeps the noise down. I run my fans on "quiet" mode in the bios and have some of them running on the 5v line. All of my video cards run at max 55% fan speed and they are very quiet.
     
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    Well, I'd imagine that would help quite a bit :toast:

    My GTX470s are in desperate need of WCing--they're easily the hottest/loudest things I'm running. But it would b quite expensive, so they just stay hot and loud :ohwell:
     
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    Got a 7770 on a Sunday sale for roughly the price of a 7750 :rockout: It was online so it should show up here around Thursday. Won't help much in the challenge but it'll sure help me to keep getting a healthy amount of ppd once I put down some of my rigs.

    With this change the dedicated crunchers are going to be 1090T, 1055T, 3 cores of the X4 620 and a P G620+7770. :rockout:
     
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    Your building a nice little farm there TRWOV:toast:
    You got the crunching bug:)
     
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    I'm going to cruch at full throttle until Holy Week. After that the crunchers will have to do (can't keep all my machines going 24/7 indefinitely). Still they should get around 30000ppd, at least until the GPU WUs dry up. After that I guess the X6s will net around 3000ppd each and the 620s around 1500 or so.
     
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    Just put my HD6950 fr sell, I might have someone taking it. I'll be running on the HD5670 for a couple of days, as I will be looking for a nice price on a brand new HD7970 :) , looking for Gigabyte or Asus, as for me Powercolor is a no go, for the cstomer service I had. I knwo t hose card are s beautiful, but I prefer buying from a company that has a service point in Canada.

    Instead, I'll be looking for HD7950, but would be prefer the 7970.
     
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