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Norton's Build Log- Final 2012 rig?

[Ion]

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#51
You're giving it a rest :p

That seems like fine temps on the VRMs...what I've done on the 860 that I think works well is to pull the metal bracket off of a slot fan and put it on top of the GPU pointed at the motherboard.

How fast is the GPU doing these WUs?
 
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#52
Got Windows all updated yesterday and let it crunch overnight on CPU and GPU work units and it did fine. It's still spooling up but I did manage to get 2-3,000 points generated overnight

Temps are OK (cores@43C, die@54C, VRM's@48C) and should improve somewhat as the AS5 TIM breaks in over the next few days. Will need to figure out how to get a fan blowing onto the VRM's so I can overclock it w/o getting them too hot.

I shut it down for the day to give it a rest but will fire it back up this evening while I'm home so I can keep an eye on it.
CPU@cores temps seem to be a bit hot. You are running it at stock freq, right? What CPU votage shows CPU-Z under full load?
 

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#53
You're giving it a rest :p

That seems like fine temps on the VRMs...what I've done on the 860 that I think works well is to pull the metal bracket off of a slot fan and put it on top of the GPU pointed at the motherboard.

How fast is the GPU doing these WUs?
The Fractal case actually has an 8th slot running at 90 degrees to the others so I think I can make a bracket to install a fan off of it and aim it right at the VRM's :toast:

The 6870 is running the WU to 99.415% in under 4 minutes :)
 

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The Fractal case actually has an 8th slot running at 90 degrees to the others so I think I can make a bracket to install a fan off of it and aim it right at the VRM's :toast:

The 6870 is running the WU to 99.415% in under 4 minutes :)
Ah yes, the benefits of going w/ a high-end case with extra features. That should help too :toast:

That's actually slower than I would have thought, given what I heard from Daimus about his AMD GPUs. My GTX470 will do to 99.415% in about 2:40..then just over 20 seconds of CPU-only work.
 

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Great looking build norton!!! I can't wait to see the numbers this thing produces.
 
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Ah yes, the benefits of going w/ a high-end case with extra features. That should help too :toast:

That's actually slower than I would have thought, given what I heard from Daimus about his AMD GPUs.
So I have a slightly different GPU - HD6950 unlocked&overclocked to HD6970.
It is running the WU to 99.416% in from 2m05sec to 2m40sec. Full completion takes from 3m10sec to 3m50sec.
 

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So I have a slightly different GPU - HD6950 unlocked&overclocked to HD6970.
It is running the WU to 99.416% in from 2m05sec to 2m40sec. Full completion takes from 3m10sec to 3m50sec.
Yep I am running X2 6950's unlocked at stock clocks and I get the same times as daimus.
 

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CPU@cores temps seem to be a bit hot. You are running it at stock freq, right? What CPU votage shows CPU-Z under full load?
Will need to double-check the voltage but for the moment everything is in auto. I'm not overly impressed with the Spire cooler so if the temps remain high I may pick up another Xig Night Hawk or maybe one of those water cooling units.

So I have a slightly different GPU - HD6950 unlocked&overclocked to HD6970.
It is running the WU to 99.416% in from 2m05sec to 2m40sec. Full completion takes from 3m10sec to 3m50sec.
The 7870 and 7850 are the true speed demons with the GPU WU's....
7850 to 99.415% in 01:40
7870 to 99.415% in 01:25 :rockout:
and almost no lag out of them :D
 

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Will need to double-check the voltage but for the moment everything is in auto. I'm not overly impressed with the Spire cooler so if the temps remain high I may pick up another Xig Night Hawk or maybe one of those water cooling units.



The 7870 and 7850 are the true speed demons with the GPU WU's....
7850 to 99.415% in 01:40
7870 to 99.415% in 01:25 :rockout:
and almost no lag out of them :D
:eek:

So, basically, a HD7870 is nearly as fast as a pair of GTX470s. I wonder how AMD cards are so successful at this...
 
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Nice numbers Norton :toast: So what kind of ppd do the 7850's put out? ♪♫ The wheels in my head go round and round ♫♪