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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Mindweaver

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    Hey guys, I'm up'n production. I'll be replacing my 8800gs with my GTX285! This means my GTX285 will fold full time for us! :toast: My 8800gs will go to my little brother.
     
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    Fry's has the i7-980X for $980. They also have the full retail version of Windows 7 Professional for $124. Also, Newegg's e-mail promotions look good today.
     
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    TeXBill's output is nasty :respect: It used to be a competition between us, now not so much :laugh:
     
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    Ive had quite some down time lately b/c someone offered me a decent price on my PS3 so when ever I get time, Ill have my computer folding when Im at work and stuff.

    P.S: I just started a job and I have a plan for a cruncher and a folder. So ill be hitting the B/S/T forum here in a few weeks for some deals! :toast:
     
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    My Phenom Cruncher is up for sale, maybe check it out when the time comes if its still up :)
     
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    Ill def. do that if you still have it when I have the money:)

    EDIT: Ok I have my main rig folding on 1 core right now. Since I wont game much, Ill leave it alone lol
     
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    Just to clear that up, are you folding on one (CPU) core? Sure it is not chrunching? Not that it really matters both are helpful.
     
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    I d/l'ed the F@H client so I assume Im folding :p
    Only one core of my proc is at 100%

    EDIT: Now my GPU is folding also ;)
     
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    As some of you may recall, I have an old Dell Dual Xeon workstation running the old SMP client. I recently added a 9600 GSO to that PC. This will add another 5500 or so PPD to the team (1250 SMP, about 4250 for the GPU.) I know it's not much, but every bit helps. I now have 8 cards and 4 cores working for TPU folding. Semper Fi!

    PS: Recent medical bills have set back my joining the -bigadv club even further. Damn Blue Cross. :banghead: Only paid two fifths of my expenses. :mad:

    I guess I'll have to just keep GPU folding for now. :ohwell:
     
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    ^ You are doing an excellent job :toast: Boooo to Blue Cross, but two fifths is better than no fifths
     
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    This morning I've been upgrading the water cooling on one of my -bigadv rigs. As I was adding water to the system the computer shut down and the water overflowed. I cleaned up but when I tried to restart the computer I had no video. As I was looking for the cause I heard a loud POP! I finally noticed that some water was on the video card. The only spare working card that I have is a 7600 GT. I installed it and was relieved when I was able to boot to the BIOS. I can probably scratch one 9800 GTX+.

    If I don't make anymore mistakes I should have this rig running tonight.
     
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    My second i7 computer that's coming together (finally have an OS on the way) just got nutkicked. I'll be looking for a i7 920 to replace the one I'm selling to my brother for cheap.
     
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    Ouch! Been there, done that, only in my case it was a motherboard. Ow! It still hurts.
     
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    I have to within a week break 20k in one day. It's a stress test for my 280. Side panels off! Cross your fingers for me! I've got big heat issues right now.... Anyone got any ideas how to cool video cards better in an Antec 1200? I'm only running a 9800gtx and a 280gtx, and heat is big issue. (I'm getting upto 76c on the 280, too hot!)
     
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    ^ Yup, with the warmer weather and my 275s stacked on top of one another, the top card gets to 76C all the time, and if it hits a good old 548WU it can get up to 80C. No issues though.

    Sucks winter is gone though. It will force me to cut back my production. On the upside, next winter will be GTX4xx time :D
     
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    Is that why you're selling the Phenom II rig?
     
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    That seems normal. What's your fan setting on that Palit 280?
     
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    I run my cards at 100% fan all the time. I prefer noise, that way I know they are alive!
    Edit: replaced my side intake with a panaflo, temps now not over 70c.
     
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    The 965 never ran in my hottest summer weather, but the Phenom 9650, X2 3800, and Opteron 165/170 that I ran in it before held up reasonably well. When the heat does roll in the clocks go down and the rigs only run weather permitting :(

    The main reason for selling it is because my wife has moved from occasional computer use to substantial computer use. For short periods the 47" 1080P display works well, but for extended use with Office and Firefox it was hurting her eyes. I ended up giving her my Acer 1410 (11.6") and I picked up a Lenovo U450P (14").

    With no one using it at all now, I don't have a reasonable excuse to run it 24/7, so its up for sale. The i7 rig is a 99.9% dedicated machine already.

    When the cold weather comes back it will be upgrade time again: 6 cores & GTX 4 series cards :D
     
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    Now that I have my 280 back (I hope), I want to try a test. Leave my 9800gtx folding full out, and game on my 280. I couldn't do it with just the 280 before, much too much lagginess. If this works, then I should be able to fold my new 260 when it comes, and game at the same time! Then time to fold on all 3 cards (Homer Simpson time...drrooool)!
    Edit: I'm going to try to make this my very first 100k week. Cross fingers!
     
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    That sounds so delicious! Yum, yum. Betcha can't hardly wait. ;)
     
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    Hey Johns, if you're having Temp Issues the Silverstone KL03B-W is really a dream with its twin fan positions aimed right at your Cards. Does the job for sure even on hot running cards. Throw a pair of YL's 88's and you have some nice and cool cards.

    ST
     
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    yah! Nice test! Was able to game at full oc, zero lag, any game, while my 9800gtx folded full time at the same time! Very nice.
    Edit: I've nicknamed my 280 "punchy" It just pumps through anything I throw at it now, I'm so happy!
     
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    Well one morning I got up and I shut folding off to get on my comp. to game and browse the net and this happened:
    [​IMG]

    I reset my computer and hasent done it since. WTF was that about lol
     
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    I dunno, I recently had a drivers issue where one of my cards memory clocks was permanently downclocked to 100MHz. After a re-install of drivers it fixed it right up. If it happens again, try a driver change.


    My hardware issues seem to point to one innocuous piece of hardware. The power bar. Last night it tripped twice over in a 2 hour period, and for the past few months the computer its running has rebooted randomly. Sometimes it would last for weeks and sometimes for a couple of hours. This is however the first time the actual power bar itself tripped. It's a cheapo power bar that's like 10 years old (yea I know, I know) and it was warm as **** when I examined it, so its very likely this thing has been the root of my issues. Hopefully this is the solution and it didn't bork too much of my hardware. The i7 is 'down' until tonight when I get a viable replacement.


    Also, F@H news that comes in light of Fermi news.


    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/354123-post48.html

    Don't get your hopes up ATi guys, I think there will still be an issue of ATi coding when it comes to this client.
     

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