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WCG-TPU Mother's Day Challenge 2013 (5/10-5/19/2013)

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, May 5, 2013.

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Mother's Day Challenge (choose your option for prize drawing- see Post #2 for rules)

Poll closed May 20, 2013.
  1. Entering for All hardware prizes

    73.9%
  2. Entering for EU available prizes (additional shipping may apply)

    13.0%
  3. Entering for software (non-game) prizes (OK to select with Options 1 or 2)

    41.3%
  4. Not entering- Thank You for the opportunity

    10.9%
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  1. AnnCore

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    I'm in since I haven't really stopped from the last challenge anyways... :)
     
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  2. xvi

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    Same here. Lost two grandmothers to cancer. I'm in as soon as I figure out how to keep my CPU under 60c.
     
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  3. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's the way we do it here :toast:
     
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    That's the way we do it here indeed, been in since the HCC Challenge last year and no plans to stop. :toast:

    Good thing about challenges is that we usually gain team members :)
     
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    My son has a 1090T at stock on a simple Coolermaster water cpu cooler - the temps are around 40°C if I remember correctly.

    I imagine your 1100T should stay below 60°C on water even overclocked.

    I have the FX-8350 overclocked to just over 4.3 GHz on air and get maximum 60°C but with my 2 graphic cards doing WUs and contributing a lot of heat. In fact, just with cpu WUs I'm at 53°C. Maybe a better air cooler or go with an inexpensive water solution (Corsair, Coolermaster, etc).

    Out of curiosity, what kind of airflow do you have in your case?
     
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    It's on a Xigmatek S1283. On my old board with push-pull, I was seeing about 35c load at 3.7 GHz. I'm not completely convinced that's correct, but it certainly wasn't hot to the touch.

    Two weeks ago, I moved it to a new motherboard and case (NZXT Phantom) with plans to go under water, but the radiator was just too thick to fit in the normal mounting spot. I'm back on the Xiggy S1283, but I just have one fan sitting there (not even tied down, just.. laying on top of the cooler) and it's pushing down (fighting against the top fan). At worst, I'll zip tie a few fans to it facing the proper direction.

    [​IMG]
    There should be an image just above this text.

    I'll snap a few pics when I get home. :)
     
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  7. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @xvi- you can pick up a Xig Gaia for $20-30 and put those temps back down pretty easy. The mounting allows for the standard front-rear fan setup rather than the up-down setup of the old S1283.... it's an easy install too

    They do make an adapter to turn the old cooler 90 degrees for about $10 but the mounting interferes with the VRM caps on a lot of the newer boards.
     
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    That adapter is the Crossbow and I have it. It basically turns any AM2/AM3 mount in to a LGA775 bolt-through mount. I have it mounted in the "normal" direction with the idea that the exhaust will blow out the large fan at the top. I think the problem right now is that my CPU fan isn't attached and is just sitting on the heatsink blowing the wrong direction (down). I can't turn it right side up because the blades will hit the heatsink. Yes, I plan on fixing this soon. I don't think I'll be able to go back to my push/pull config since the 8-pin CPU power comes up in to the cooler's area.
    On top of that, I ran out of AS5 and had to use normal silica paste. Despite that, it shouldn't go from 35c load to 60c load just because I'm using different goop. I suspect it's not applied properly.

    This is all supposed to be temporary until I find a way to mount my radiator to something and get my loop going.

    Did a quick test before I left for work. The below screenshot is with ~70f (21c-ish?) ambient temps. It made it to 62c before I suspended all tasks and left for work.

    [​IMG]

    I'll zip-tie a few fans around it properly when I get home today. If I can't get a push/pull, I think I'll bring back my Ultra Kaze 3000. That should drop it down enough to join the Mother's Day Crunching festivities.
     
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  9. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Definitely running too hot- I would try 2 fans as you said and get some AS5 for the cooler.

    If you need some AS5 you can try posting in the Crunchers Helping Crunchers thread to see if there's a Team member close to you that has some to spare.
     
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    Nearly 20 WCG Teams have signed up! :toast:

    Time to prepare your rigs and to get this announced on the TPU front page!!!

    If anyone has any other donations for the prize pool or any additional input please let us know. I'll be adding some more info to the OP later today :)
     
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    I am going to prep a rig or 2 tonight to add to my fleet. I will have my rag tag fleet of misfits again lol.
     
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    Hmm... If I see any of my CPUs go over 40°C I tend to get nervous. Seeing the temps going past 50°C makes me feel as if I was sitting on needles. 60°C - complete and utter panic mode; safe poweroff immediately, to adjusts the clocks/voltages.
    So, I am shocked how You tolerate such temps. :|

    Also, do I need to do anything to list myself for the challenge?
     
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    For testing/diagnosing a problem, 60c is certainly not something I think is acceptable for anything more than a few minutes and unless I'm pushing some ridiculous overclock, I don't like anything more than 40c either. It only goes over 30c if I run the BOINC client, which of course is suspended until I can cool things down a bit.

    I see it kind of like the redline/rev limiter on a car. The engine is designed to operate at those speeds and bringing it up there is acceptable, but it's not wise to keep it there all day.
     
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    Safe temps for these CPUs are generally 60°C and less.

    Question is, do lower temps prolong the life of these CPUs or not?

    If that's the case, then obviously the cooler you can run them, the better.
     
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  15. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    You're all set- just crunch for our Team as normal from 5/10 thru 5/19 :toast:

    *Note- anyone not on the Team needs to sign up and get crunching (see Ion's WCG Essentials thread for more info or PM a current Team member)
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well just checked my cruncher and all GPU units are gone :(

    I am really scared to run this at 24/7 100% due to VRM's
     
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    I know Your pain. I had 3 days worth of GPU WUs. Then I noticed my GPU WUs are running on OpenCL, while read up that CUDA is the way to go for nvidia. So I installed CUDA runtime library and BAM! It started to run MUCH faster! As in like - 3 WUs a second! ...right to the status of "computation error". I lost most of my GPU WUs before I noticed :( I only have a couple of hours worth of them now.
    Fixed that shitty situation now. It appears ubuntu's packages overwrote some of my manually installed driver's stuff and borked it. Hadn't I noticed "Direct rendering: No" (sign of problem), it would have taken me a few more minutes more to check my BOINC manager. Would would have meant going completely out of WUs :|
     
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    im afraid I cant get my rigs together, setback after setback! got order more stuff yet again!

    I wish ya all the best in this challenge guys. Good luck and Crucnh like ya never crunched before!
     
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    Count me in for another Windows 7 Pro license key :toast:

    Good luck all--and crunch your finest! :toast:
     
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  20. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    :toast:

    About 9 hours to go before the Challenge starts..... time to get those last few tweaks finished and fire up those rigs Team :rockout:
     
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    FOR REALZ ?!? I hope i can win that so i don't have to go buy a copy of 7 for my 3570K rig :p
     
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    [Ion] has also added one to the giveaway (will update the list later today)... giving you 2 chances :toast:

    If anyone donated something that isn't on the list in the OP (post #2) please PM me and let me know so I can add it in. ;)
     
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    ya, im using the 30 day re activation trick atm. 1st of 3rd resets.
     
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    How Random Winners Will be Drawn:

    To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:
    The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.

    My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.

    If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.
     
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    Thanks for the drawing info theonedub! That looks like a very fair and open system :toast: :respect:

    I've added your post to the OP (post #2)
     
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