Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Hey Johnspack, look who's on my tail already. Or should I say our tail?
Looks like F150 Raptor are going to fly by you at mach 3.
Well, he just had another million point day. If he has another, he will leapfrog both myself and cameljock and into 20th place on the team. I used to be excited about a GPU that got 10,000 PPD.
Yeah, I'll have to hurry up and build my new i7 system soon. Then my current system will become a 3rd folding box. Still won't help me at this point though!
Just make it a 970 or better so you can do the bigbeta WU's.
Due to the excruciating heat added by folding along with my 6 full time crunchers,my air conditioner can not keep up. Sorry to say that i'm going to back out of the folding world temporarily until the winter month's return and i can utilize the heat.
So until then
No worries M8, I feel your pain
Hey wait, I do feel your pain literally........we have the same weather
A few day(s), week(s) ago I mention that I was have AC problems. They haven't been able to get the damn thing to work in this heat. It did reach 101F but has been constantly getting 95F and above. Sometime tomorrow I should be getting a newer unit.
So tonight I'll be shutting down all but two GPUs as the heat is unbelievable even at this late hour.
I did get my Core i7-970 installed but won't work on it tonight.
Darn, 6 core needed for bigbeta eh? 970s nice, but a little (way) out of my price range, I'll have to wait until I can get one used like the 965 I'm getting. Watch, by the time I get a six core, the newest big wus will need an 8 or 12 core!
Lots of posts in this section make me thankful for my reasonably cooler weather. If it does get really hot outside, my apartment's 2 AC units keep it cool enough in here. I never have to stop, I crunch and fold on everything I have here. I even recently added my 5870, which is slightly better than my old GTX260.
I have the option of running AC, but not running it over the summer helps cover the costs of running the computer throughout the entire year. Rarely run heat in the winter for the same reason.
California heat is no joke though, when the temps get to 100+ I will occassionally turn it on.
Outside it's unbelievably hot in my neighborhood but now that I've got my AC running it's not quite as bad inside. In an effort to keep the heat producers at a minimum I need to know what's the lowest core speed I can run my i7-970 and get some decent points with the bigbeta.
I see that most owners of an i7-970 are in the 4 GHz range but because of the heat I'd rather keep it below that if possible.
I've been having problems with the Stanford site. As far as I know the uploads are ok but my web pages are not connecting to check the data.
Note: It passed 20 runs of LinX @ 3842 MHz. If this is suitable to run bigbeta then in the morning I'll install Linux.
At 4.1, it takes 3 days to complete. You shouldn't have a problem at 3.8. I think an 8 thread cpu could do it in the ten days given at 3.8.
I've finally joined the 4 GHz club. For years I've dreamed of owning a processor that I could overclock to 4 GHz but while I've come close I've always had bad luck.
Today I decided to go for 4 GHz with my i7-970 and was able to complete 20 runs with LinX. I'm now running an A3 under Windows to verify that the core temps are ok. When it completes in about 4 hours I'll install Linux.
Just install linux and get a 6903 now
I see you are liking your i7 970
This is what I run my main rig at:
It has been running stable at these clocks for over 5 months now. Don't now if this helps at all...
What motherboard and cooling are you using?
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA1366 X58 Motherboard
EK-Supreme HF High Flow Water Block
XSPC RX360 radiator w/3 Delta AFB1212SHE 120x38mm Super High Speed Fans
Swiftech MCRES Micro Revision 2 Reservoir
Swiftech MCP655-B Pump
The ASRock X58 (two different ones) that I have used did require more Vcore than other X58 motherboards I have used. I like using a lower multi though and a higher bus speed, but that is just a personal preference.
Those temps you posted look good for a 24/7 folder (cruncher). I like to stay under 60C...
Do I still need to use the -bigbeta argument to get the 6903 or just -bigadv?
I was supposed to have a rig crunching and folding today, but the PSU went "poof!" Big spark and the 24 pin is burnt! What happened? Beats me
Somewhere I saw that you can now use -bigadv.
I just started to install Ubuntu 10.10 and I'm going to try -bigadv when I finally get it set up.
I've still been using the -bigbeta flag.
I just got a 6901 using -bigadv.
I need to install hfm on Ubunto 10.10.
How do I make my Ubuntu 10.10 visible to my Windows 7 network?
I also need to figure out how to add the -oneunit flag.
I'm going to let this WU run for now.
I haven't tried to setup a network in ubuntu yet. If you share the folder that f@h is in, you should be able to see it on your w7 computers. When you start f@h, add the -oneunit flag at the end, like ./fah6 -oneunit.
Yes to share I right-clicked on my SMP folder. It told me the service wasn't installed and asked if I wanted to install it. Clicking yes installed the service but I had to restart to start the service. I stopped the WU and restarted. After restarting I still can't share with W7. Have to work on this some more.
I figured out have to change to the -bigbeta flag. I shutdown the WU, restarted and Ubunto's HFM shows that I'm using the -bigbeta flag. It did restart 6901 but I'm going to let this run.
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