Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Aug 28, 2012.
Wow, that is truly a good deal. Congrats
There's a place locally where basically any computer part they have is $5. Hard drives are basically the only exception. So I can get a low-end GPU for $5, or a stick of RAM, or a C2D, or PSUs. When I saw these, I snatched up all six of them right at once--and I've sold one in a system, but I still have two unopened in my closet at home (and three here in my dorm)
^ That's how Goodwill used to be here in CA, or so I heard- never got a chance to go down there and investigate. Apparently its not like that anymore though, they wised up and started charging more.
Finished making my 6-pin PCI-E to 12V EPS adapter. Its not pretty , but it will work and yes I confirmed the polarities regardless of wire color. Tested it on a lowly ASRock 790 Mobo to make sure my $700 mobo won't go "poof". Should be capable of 200W+. Finish the CPU brackets tonight and just waiting on the Mobo now.
That looks very solid!
I'm surprised that you didn't make it dual-six-pin to 8-pin, TBH.
Should be plenty for what he is doing. I had a dual molex adapter for the 4P I sold to stinger.
^for those curious
Mobo is out for delivery. First thing I have to check that the damaged CPU works. If all goes well, the Rig will be folding late tonight.
I assume you're going to start folding on it tonight at stock settings, and then, if all goes well, OC it later this week?
Best of luck on that. Got my fingers crossed.
I'll run it stock for 2 days to get a baseline, then start working on the O/C. Since I'm shooting for 20%+ O/C, there will be failures and lost WU'salong the way to stability. A guy on OCN has 6176 (ES) chips and is running them @ 3.0ghz. I'm aiming for 2.7-2.8 Ghz if lucky.
That's an amazing OC, particularly from a board that isn't designed for it.
I'd say a couple failures is worth it for the long term if you can get that much of a boost
Woot! Mobo boots up with only the damaged CPU in it. Bios reads the chip correctly and it's full steam ahead from here.
I'm growing envious of your 4P farm. I think we can call it a farm now that you have two of them.
So you're gonna build the thing and get it folding tonight!
Yes, gotta run to the hardware store real quick, but she will be-a-foldin' tonight.
Those AMD Opterons are really strangely shaped...I'm used to mostly-square CPUs
I think if you go for a third rig, you should use the 16C Piledriver CPUs...64 "nearly-cores" @ 2.8GHz!
Interlagos (and i'm pretty sure the Piledriver server chip) is not as good as Magny-cours when it comes to ppd. Bigadv wants REAL cores.
I just want to highlight the fact you're dedicating 96 cores (and it should be noted they does not come cheap) to medical research. Really, .
And now i'll try to hold to my poor sr-2...
These G34 CPU's are actually dual 6-cores(or 4 or 8) fused together, hence the weird shape. Sorta like Thuban on steriods. Piledriver is still unproven, but hopefully it's better than Bulldozer. We will see...
Respect for the SR-2's that originally cost about the same as this rig(~2k). They paved the way for rigs like this.
Coolers are done and getting installed on the Board.
Great progress! Do you have everything assembled now?
Just about. Should have it folding in the next 2 hrs.
I really feel sorry for that back CPU on the right
Do you know why the board has traces for so many PCIe slots but then only has one?
And you should know better than to put static-sensitive devices on a carpet!
I'm in Florida(Land of 100% Humidity). We have no static build up.
Right, I had forgotten about that swamp you have
How is the rig going?
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