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Well, I have a boost coming as soon as I can make time--I'm going to throw the 8800GTS in my E8400 in place of the 8600GT--that should at least quadruple my PPD. A contest would be cool :toast:
 

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Some news:

-my expensive paperweight (read: sr-2) just got it's rma approved today, so in a month or so the -bigadv folding will return... Glad the original owner: 1- accepted to rma it for me 2- had to communicate with evga quite a few times to confirm everything and 3- called them to settle things when they asked for the original receipt (which he had already uploaded). I wish i could send him a cold one!

-Swapped my two l5520 for the two l5639 in the x8dtl-i for the rma process time. PPD went from 30k to 40k (16 threads at 2600 nets 30k and 24 ones at 2400 earn 38k, so 33% increase for 50% more cores). Hard to believe my 4,2ghz i7 970 does around 30k ppd... Simple conclusion: get yourself the very best cooled environment for your rig(s), and oc them to hell :rockout:

-I just can't get two 2win to fold on each core in my g1 assassin, no matter what driver i use. Meanwhile my p8b75-m le (worth like 70$) have no problem folding on two gtx 460 2win. :banghead: I have no time to check what could be the problem, it'll have to wait later this month.

EDIT: I really hope my next sr-2 will be able to clock as high as the one i just sent. From many forums, seems like my 208 bclk max board was maybe a golden one. Hell some people hit the wall at 190...
 
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Well finally did it. We been going back and forth for 2 weeks and finally reached an agreement. Now the proud owner of a Asus gtx 580 Matrix Platinum. Cant wait to see how this folds. Picked up a Corsair TX 850 just in time. Seems that theres alot going on in WCG, and seems that this forum is kinda silent at times. 20 people returning results today. Wonder what we can do to get some excitement and people back in Folding@home. Any thoughts?
How about Having a few contests with the goal of catching up and overtaking HWC? It's a common goal that I'm sure most of us share already. We have the firepower for the top 10 folders, but we need way more than just 20 people total.

Another idea would be to possibly have a little section on the home page with the team rank for WCG and F@H (just total team stats, not user stats). Everyone would see it and it might entice new people to come and join the cause when they see we already are ranking pretty high.


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On a side note, I think it's time to sell the Q9650+780i rig and get a 3770K rig for the bigadv points. I really want to overtake HWC dammit
 

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How about Having a few contests with the goal of catching up and overtaking HWC? It's a common goal that I'm sure most of us share already. We have the firepower for the top 10 folders, but we need way more than just 20 people total.

Another idea would be to possibly have a little section on the home page with the team rank for WCG and F@H (just total team stats, not user stats). Everyone would see it and it might entice new people to come and join the cause when they see we already are ranking pretty high.


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On a side note, I think it's time to sell the Q9650+780i rig and get a 3770K rig for the bigadv points. I really want to overtake HWC dammit
Well hardwarecanucks have quite a few of 4x4 opteron (like in the double digits if they send the word out), and knowing nothing beats -bigadv when it comes to points, we would have to add a LOT more gpu's to compensate.

I agree with the renewing of the folding spirit for techpowerup and in the past few months, i've bought 8 gf104 cores. Managing them is not easy, but my 70k box is quite succesfull (2 2win are folding since day one, and the other two are in a "one folding and one RMA-ing" state). Damn cards keep failing to keep up with the heat...

And don't expect to make bigadv bonus with a 3770: you need at least a stock dual x5680 setup to get them. Even at 5,0 ghz (which for reading around is not a garantee), your 8 threads will never do the deadline.
 
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Hey Hertz I see you lurking there. Bring some of those big guns of yours back over. :toast:
 
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Hmm seen another name I know msgclb. Glad to know you are still folding.
 

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Hmm seen another name I know msgclb. Glad to know you are still folding.
Ah, I thought msgclb quit folding, but good to see he's still going strong. Looks like Hertz is recruiting for OCN????:eek::laugh:

On a side note, I think it's time to sell the Q9650 780i rig and get a 3770K rig for the bigadv points. I really want to overtake HWC dammit
For about $1300+/-, you can build a 32 core Opteron Rig(Opty 6128's from ebay @ $75/ea.) that will produce 250K PPD and draw about 600 watts.

I'm on my 3rd P8102 thats producing 750K PPD. Should be decent over the next couple of days.

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It's amazing that an 8-core CPU can be had for just $75.

I installed the 8800GTS in my C2D last night...I'm thinking of putting my GT430 in one of my slimline HPs. Any idea of the power consumption & PPD?
 
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ppd on my machines are way down last couple of days. Anyone else notice? gtx 570 is down 10k ppd.
 
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ppd on my machines are way down last couple of days. Anyone else notice? gtx 570 is down 10k ppd.
Yes. I've been getting the smaller 8### WU's for GPUs. About 3K less PPD per job.
 

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I now have the 8800GTS G92 & GT430 crunching. Should boost my output a bit :toast:
 

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Temps are killin' me here in Tallahassee. The Opty rigs are starting to get errors and I lost a -bigadv @ 96% yesterday(1st one ever on that rig):banghead:. I may have to improve my cooling envelope if I don't get some cooler weather soon. Picked up a couple of P6901's to recoup the lost points.

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Temps are killin' me here in Tallahassee. The Opty rigs are starting to get errors and I lost a -bigadv @ 96% yesterday(1st one ever on that rig):banghead:. I may have to improve my cooling envelope if I don't get some cooler weather soon. Picked up a couple of P6901's to recoup the lost points.

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I'm sorry to hear about that--a damn shame. How hot is it there? Can you put faster fans on things?
 

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I'm sorry to hear about that--a damn shame. How hot is it there? Can you put faster fans on things?
It's the ambient temps that are plaguing the rigs. At night I leave the patio slider/screen open for a cross breeze, but have to close it up during the day. This leaves me with one window to intake/exhaust the heat and that's when I have my problems with heat build-up. Luckily there is some relief on the horizon...:rockout:

 

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78F is just too hot for January.....:(
I'm not sure what I'll be able to do when it heats up here--basically, I'm relying on the low outside temperatures to keep the room cool (have fans in the window 24/7)
 
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Well, if it's not the temps, then it's my power grid or my network issues. Tried to set up a wireless bridge and thought it was working only to find my rigs idling for 5-6 hrs this morning. Got it fixed, but lost 200K+ PPD in the meantime. Things were more consistent when the folding cart was based in my dining room:laugh:, but I am confident that I will get a break one of these days(...Please?)..
 
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I, too, am having issues--with my 8800GTS setup. I'm going to see what I can figure out--but it has been on & not folding all day now.
 
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Well, if it's not the temps, then it's my power grid or my network issues. Tried to set up a wireless bridge and thought it was working only to find my rigs idling for 5-6 hrs this morning. Got it fixed, but lost 200K+ PPD in the meantime. Things were more consistent when the folding cart was based in my dining room:laugh:, but I am confident that I will get a break one of these days(...Please?)..
I hear ya dude, I need to get my little secondary 3770K cruncher out of my room because I went to Windows 7 and maxed out my 7950 crunching 10 WUs @ 1175/1500 1.2v on an Accelero Xtreme 7970 cooler. That thing stays at 60c under load and both systems together probably dump 400w of heat into my room, leaving me cheering when the awesome 4 ton air Carrier kicks on for 5 minutes. Even with 2 Phenoms gone at work we still need both air conditioners because Florida has no winter season.

EDIT: Also, I think a PCIe slot died on my P5WDH. Kicked my 4th GTX 460 out of the primary into the secondary, moved a GTX 465 in the 1st slot and only the GTX 465 is there. Going to work some voodoo magic on it and see if my board is screwed or what, as it used to work and the card was obviously working.

EDIT2: Both cards work if the Sparkle 460 is in the top slot and the PNY 465 is in the bottom slot. Surprised the P5W DH Deluxe has lasted 6 years although I bought it used as part of a combo over the summer. One of the caps above the bottom PCIe slot blew a few months ago and the board ran an X3210 @ 3GHz for several months, but now runs an E6400 @ 2.66 and my Dell E520 got the X3210 to run at stock.
 
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Contributing with my 8 cores and HD7970, however, gpu load is less than 10%, how can I change this so that it cranks out work units through the gpu like its on crack?
Are you Folding or WCG'ing?
 
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Folding@home, although I have used both in the past.. but haven't used WCG in a while.
 

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Folding@home, although I have used both in the past.. but haven't used WCG in a while.
You may wish to consider running WCG on that setup---the output will be much better. AMD GPUs are incredible for WCG, while nV GPUs are superior for FAH :toast: