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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be a nice addition. I've been eyeballing some video cards myself recently. :banghead:
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    Sold man! 140$, I bought it 2 years ago for 209$ before tax :)

    I am soo happy, first card I use that long, and sell back for nice price.

    Looking for a nice discount of HD7970 now. if the best I see is again the Powercolor PCS+ (http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=79572&vpn=AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPV&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1324)

    or http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67547&vpn=GV-R797OC-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1324

    I would like to grab it again near 359$ like I saw :S I would like not powercolor but they have good card. Just Customer support is in California :S

    There's xfx: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1324

    But I do not like them :S looks like cheap cooler and poor overclocking from review :S
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    XFX likes to go BOOM!!!
    Take a peek:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/...0-7970-7990-owners-thread/21460#post_19358527
    *Jstn7477 had a terrible time with his 7950 too :shadedshu

    Check into Sapphire or MSI (non-reference coolers)- Don't know if there are any good deals or cust. support in your area?
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Looks like the vapor chamber bloated/blew out..... forgot where I got the link originally?
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    The XFX cooler is just as annoying as the stock cooler. My first brand new card had a fan bearing go in 3 weeks, and they sent me an older refurbished card which I think the vapor chamber failed on because it was hitting 95c and max fan speed by the time I beat Far Cry 3. The VRM section was bare minimum, the cooler (while cool looking) is tailored to each model to be "just enough" and in general they need a lifetime warranty because you'll be sending their card back at least once a year lmao. Bought a Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3x last month and not only did it come with a 1GHz BIOS and beefy VRM, but I didn't have to waste $80 just getting a good cooler.
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    sapphire, there is one in canada, but I have heard if they need to send the card to China, you have to pay shipping. but they are a bit pricy.. I'm looking at gigabyte, or instead, I'll go back with Powercolor, as Asus are Pricy.. I'll see MSI for customer service

    thanks
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    Yeah and to go well, guess who's got a house this summer???? ME and my wife!! Just bought it!!!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey congrats dude!!!! :toast:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I have some bad news, I maybe giving up crunching by summer time as I will likely be moving out of state and the place I am going to won't have a fixed electric bill so i likely won't be able to afford to power the rigs. till then i will be crunching full steam 24/7
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    Habemus Phenom!!!

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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, I'm sorry to hear about that--but I hope you're able to keep it up in full or in part ;)
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    Me and my girl split up today and I will likely be moving in with another girl once i can find a job there :laugh:
    The part that sucks is the flat rate electric i will be losing when I do move. I will be keeping the rigs so I will crunch when i can afford it.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats buddy :toast:

    Sorry to hear about you and Ashley (right?) man. :( Hope things work out for you. :toast:
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    Yeah it is Ashli, it was by my choice. i had planed it if she lost the baby just for the fact that I haven't been happy with her anymore(not going to air my dirty laundry on a public forum).
    Thanks for wishing me the best. :laugh: :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I guess everything happens for a reason bro, I'm here if you need me man. :toast:
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    http://www.gpugrid.net/ could be a good way to continue using our GPUs (overnight) to assist humanitarian research. It is a BOINC project as well, so no need to run multiple clients.
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    I'm planning make a new Rig just for crunching and I'm thinking about buy FX 8320 since is cheap but compared to intel are they better for chunch?
    FX 8320 + HD7770 might be a solid cruncher.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    That would make a good cruncher..... Intel setups will be better on power usage.

    *note- imo the 8350 is worth the extra cost if you go with an FX setup ;)
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    The difference is about 15€ so isn't much and a nice 500w psu can handle it even it overclock, something like CX 500 or XFX 550 (they are the most common here).
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Either of those psu should be fine

    I have a CX500 running fine with an FX-6200 rig (overclocked to 4Ghz) :)
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    And it appears there is a small group of people who crunch for that project under the banner of TPU: http://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/team/detail/2592124/projectList
    So when the HCC GPU WUs dry up I can hook onto that team, I suppose. :)

    Edit: The front page is quite misleading because as it seems they stopped supporting ATI/AMD cards (went from openCL to CUDA). I should have taken a decent look from the start instead of creating "false hope". :(
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    An overclocked one can definitely compete with a pre-SB i7, but at 125w stock, power consumption is kinda enormous. Particularly with CPUs like the 77w i7-3770k :ohwell:
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    Stuck WUs?

    Can it happen? I got three on the Ubuntu client. They've been going for over 10 hours now, ETA shows "---" and progress doesn't go up. What can I do to unstuck them?
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    Maybe it is better to install the OS to HDD if you have one, that stick is not doing much good seemingly. Doing a stability test may be a good idea as well.
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