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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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    My understanding is that if a company is going to send you back something other than an exact replacement that it's customary for them to check in first and see if it would work. I guess you could call and "explain" that you were running Crossfire and need another HD7770, or that you need an AMD card for its compute. But that's pretty rotten :(
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    Upon further investigation of the card, there is a sticker on it with the model and serial number that corresponds to a 7770, but the long UPC barcode sticker near the end of the card states GTX550. I called Asus RMA and he looked up the serial number and said, "that's showing as a serial for a 7770." I said, "that's probably where the mix-up started then." He had me send him a pic with both numbers in the shot and they are going to send me a new card.
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    My points will still be down a bit for another day or two. I tried out the 7970 over the weekend but it pretty much ran noisy and just as hot as my XFX 7950 did with it's original "Double Dissipation" cooler. I'm going to bring my Gigabyte 7950 home and see how it fares with overclocking and whatnot, and it will probably be my only choice for home since my XFX card sucks and my reference 7970 has to be on >50% blower speed all the time. Didn't help that I left the XFX card at home this morning because my mom was pissed off at Internet Explorer being a POS and I didn't have time to install a real web browser on her computer before I left for class.
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    AS mentioned a some posts back, I will probably be offering up my 6950 unlocked cards up for either a GTX 670 or 7970 soon.
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    One of the crunching rigs I was going to offer up for sale is gone. It is in the process of throttling down now. I am going to break it down either tonight or tomorrow and ship it out to it's new home. I still have the 970BE rig left if anyone is interested. If interested pm me for details.
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    Anyone have a cheap S775 tower heatsink available?
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    What do you need it to cool? I might be able to get you my Hyper212 once I have time to set up the WC setup :toast:
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    Q9300. It's got a stock-ish looking heatpipe cooler on it that keeps it about 50C ATM.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    HARD DRIVES HARD DRIVES HARD DRIVES!!

    If any cruncher is needing some I have estimated 10-15 1TB 7,200RPM Enterprise drives now BNIB. Trying to figure out what to do with them.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I need one, PM me a price dude.
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    Send me a price via PM, too please :toast:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    What both of these guys stated!! Shoot me a PM with price, brand, and model number as well Brandon!!!
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    Ok I will get you qoutes once I get home today :)
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    I went ahead and sent ya a PM regarding purchasing several. :p :toast:
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    Haha, I'm still digesting my inventory of drives that you sent me a couple months ago lol. All of them still work great, so I don't think I'll need any for a few years. :)
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    For reference the model numbers are

    Hitachi GST Ultrastar 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (HUA721010KLA330)
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    Just got a good count and there is 13 total BNIB!

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    I'll take 2. PM me with details.
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    If I would have my server ready, I would surely take some for a raid 5 :D
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    Sent all out quotes in post order. Some gone and I will start packaging them up.
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    All my Tahitis are back online. I'm less than impressed with the overclockability of my Gigabyte 7950 Windforce, as it needs 100mV more than either of my other 2 cards, and I'll have to do some stability testing at 1125/1500 as it pooped out in Skyrim last night at 1150/1500 1.250v after about 5 minutes. However, it is the only card I have that doesn't either overheat during gaming (reference 7970) and doesn't have rare split-second desktop glitches and underpowered VRMs (XFX 7950). Hopefully I can get it stable at 1125MHz as my other cards do 1150 and 1175 easily with much less voltage. Still runs nearly as cool as my XFX card and the Accelero Xtreme 7970 cooler it is using, though.
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    OK stinger had something come up so I have pretty much all of them left. Deal I am thinking of is I could trade 10 of the for a 7970 so that would equal around 30-35$ a drive which is one killer deal.
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    Got the email from them for advanced replacement. I need to fill out the forms and submit them ASAP.

    On a side note, I took the other 7770 (MSI "shorty" I could not run in the AMD rig) and popped it in the Q9300 build I finished up. Guess what? Blue screens again. I can't understand why it runs fine in the kids' rig (even crunching) but not in the other two machines.
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    My ASUS GTX 470 is extremely picky and has to be run on an ancient ECS socket 939 nForce4 board. On other boards it doesn't do anything and gives a Code 43 error in Device manager. I thought the thing was dead, but it still works in that motherboard by itself for some reason.
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