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Thanks. Looks like folding performance is similar my GTX 1060 3GB, making it less efficient due to the higher specs and higher TDP. I will test it, of course, but looks like it may end up used exclusively for encoding.
Under volt it :) The RX 480s I have and used for mining where amazing when they were tweaked.. 1200w for 6 drawing at full power.. With higher hash rate and lower wattage, 700w ish by the end of it :) Really great cards :)

The summer means I can't fold on the machines at home, leaving only the computer at my office. We are in the middle of moving our office. So all the office computers are unhooked.

I should be back up folding next week.
I only fold at home really and crunch too. My laptop at work crunches but it's a 2C 4T CPU, it's not doing a lot but it's free so I don't mind :laugh: I make sure that the suns out when the rigs go on at home, I could not afford in anyway shape nor form the electric all the crunchers I have here use 24/7 :(
Looking forward to seeing you back online :)
 
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Thanks. Looks like folding performance is similar my GTX 1060 3GB, making it less efficient due to the higher specs and higher TDP. I will test it, of course, but looks like it may end up used exclusively for encoding.
Take a look at GTX 1660 Ti. They will do 600k PPD and above for 130-140 W, better then 1070 and similar priced AMDs. I have no personal experience and the numbers may not be correct but I have seen people quote 650-700k PPD.
 
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Take a look at GTX 1660 Ti. They will do 600k PPD and above for 130-140 W, better then 1070 and similar priced AMDs. I have no personal experience and the numbers may not be correct but I have seen people quote 650-700k PPD.
I need a GCN card for this PC, as DivX Converter is accelerated by GCN cards and some Intel CPUs. PC I encode on has an AMD APU (ie it wasn't originally built for video encoding). An RX580 bought at the right price is a much more affordable upgrade than the Intel CPU/Motherboard route at the moment.

Nvidia cards are better for folding, but I can't afford too much dedicated folding hardware :)
 

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@debs3759 hardware for dedicated crunching or folding is never cheap but whatever you do manage the team will be ever so grateful :) But one thing I'll say is that make sure whatever you buy, it's a little more than what you perhaps need otherwise it will just cost you more long term if you need to buy something else again in 6 months as it wasn't quite what you needed the first time...

I've learnt the hard way over the years so I tend to spend a bit more the first time but do it right and it lasts a lot longer :)

Also, I was wondering if you could let me know where you got your sig for the FAH?? That looks really great!! :)
 
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@debs3759 hardware for dedicated crunching or folding is never cheap but whatever you do manage the team will be ever so grateful :) But one thing I'll say is that make sure whatever you buy, it's a little more than what you perhaps need otherwise it will just cost you more long term if you need to buy something else again in 6 months as it wasn't quite what you needed the first time...

I've learnt the hard way over the years so I tend to spend a bit more the first time but do it right and it lasts a lot longer :)

Also, I was wondering if you could let me know where you got your sig for the FAH?? That looks really great!! :)
Not that hard Sig. Honnestly I don't know if it's hard since I newer tried to set it up, but it is something you do you self.
 

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Not that hard Sig. Honnestly I don't know if it's hard since I newer tried to set it up, but it is something you do you self.
Not that hard at all :D :D If I can do it........ ;) Thanks mstenholm :)
 
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Now if we could just figure out that F@H badge....
 

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Looks like I won't be in the stats for 3 or 4 days. Missed my broadband payment (oops! Too much time on eBay :) ) and my account is restricted, in rather an odd way. I can still access most web sites (most forums, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, etc) but not the work servers or any news sites! Should be up and running again on Tuesday :)

Unless I find a free and unrestricted VPN over the weekend :)

Weirdest bit is that all my torrents and the torrent site are all accessible, but the BBC isn't :)
 
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Got my connection sorted. Told them I can pay tomorrow night, and they unrestricted me :)

Having another go at buying an RX580. Just bought one on ebay. Hopefully this seller won't mess me around. I looked at the Vega cards, but my bank account won't stretch that far at the moment :)

When switching from an NVidia card to an AMD, should the old drivers be removed before the card? On most of my PCs I normally do a clean install, but on this PC I have all the tools to find and remove leftover garbage :)
 

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I think it's called driver sweep or something like Driver Cleaner or something.. It basically clears out all the parts that we don't when we uninstall I'm led to believe... I think they are the correct ones...

Glad you have your connection sorted :D

I was just wondering if anyone has been experiencing the same issues as myself with the results page here? I keep getting bad gateway, I just wondered if it was just me or if anyone else had had the same issues? :)

Hope everyone is doing alright otherwise :)
 

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Just a small update for everyone or anyone who was interested :)

The milestones for your sign in are now fixed and working :) You can now get your certificates again :)
 
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RX580 arrived today. Got a ton of free bingo games to play for the next 9 hours (I never gamble with my own money, but will take all the free bets I can get if there is a chance one of them might pay my broadband bill!), then will find out if it works. Probably bench on it for the first 24 hours, then do some video converting, but hope to know what ppd it can generate by the weekend :) Should be on around 650K to 700K ppd most days (or 20 million per month, that sounds better!)

Just a small update for everyone or anyone who was interested :)

The milestones for your sign in are now fixed and working :) You can now get your certificates again :)
Can't say I ever understood the point of the certificates unless you have a big farm to fold with. Most people would not have a clue what it means if they see it :)
 

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Can't say I ever understood the point of the certificates unless you have a big farm to fold with. Most people would not have a clue what it means if they see it :)
I just get to a point then think, oo passed it I'll carry on some more :) I'm not folding each day, more so any day we have a good sun.. I've got something in mind for my MSI X99 board, it's just a case of cash and a bit of time now and I'm hoping to pull it off :) We'll see :D

It's more of an informational post rather than anything :)
 
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Team I will be offline for some time, that doesn't mean that I stopped producing, if my power supply stays on, but I will only reply to Private mails.
 
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Hi folks,

I took a wee vacation of sorts, and while I was gone the power went off. If you don't know, I live in the California Bay Area and they occasionally cut the power during periods of high fire danger, when strong winds blow from the East (interior) instead of the West (Ocean). These hot, dry winds can be quite strong and can damage power lines causing the huge fires I'm sure you've all heard about. So it was no surprise to me that when I came home my PC's were off.

My folding and crunching PC came right back up, but my older desktop refused to start. It had been a bit flaky recently so I wasn't surprised. I suspected a power supply or the power switch. Luckily (being a total nerd) I had a power supply tester and an auxiliary power switch. Turns out it was the power switch. Thank goodness! Saved me bunch of money and the total PITA of replacing a power supply in a small case.

I'm back folding, crunching, streaming, gaming, and reading the posts from you fabulous people!
 

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Hi folks,

I took a wee vacation of sorts, and while I was gone the power went off. If you don't know, I live in the California Bay Area and they occasionally cut the power during periods of high fire danger, when strong winds blow from the East (interior) instead of the West (Ocean). These hot, dry winds can be quite strong and can damage power lines causing the huge fires I'm sure you've all heard about. So it was no surprise to me that when I came home my PC's were off.

My folding and crunching PC came right back up, but my older desktop refused to start. It had been a bit flaky recently so I wasn't surprised. I suspected a power supply or the power switch. Luckily (being a total nerd) I had a power supply tester and an auxiliary power switch. Turns out it was the power switch. Thank goodness! Saved me bunch of money and the total PITA of replacing a power supply in a small case.

I'm back folding, crunching, streaming, gaming, and reading the posts from you fabulous people!
Glad everything is alright with the home and the rigs :) Glad to have you with us @NastyHabits !! :D :D
 
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Finally I/@agent00skid got the long awaited 3900X assembled and running dual boot. I got a MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X folding as well. Again I didn't do the Linux setup but unfortunately I have to manually start it up. Running as a service didn't work. The first WU is a 14196 and @ stock it seems to do 1.6M PPD along with 23 instances of MCM. All core is 4.1 GHz with 3733 MHz RAM speed. I will tinker a bit when I switch over to Windows in 10 days time. After I removed the "Remove before use" sticker on the water block :slap: temperatures stayed below 70 degree C with 3 fans on my 480 radiator.

Edit: My 4970/2070/Win7 combo just completed one 14196 @ 1.3M PPD so a nice bump.
 
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I'll wait a few days @mstenholm to see how the 3900X is getting on with the WCG tasks :)

Great news for you and the team :D :D
 
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I got fed up of f@h keeping freezing on my primary folding machine. I often go a week between monitoring it (ie switching the monitor to view it). I just found a task that froze at 90% for the last 10 hours, and have often found downloads frozen for several days. Decided to figure out how to schedule an automatic daily reboot. It's really simple to do (although the scheduler interface is different on both PCs I just set it up on). No more long freeze outs :) If I was only folding on this PC, I would know straight away when it happens :)

I plan to build a few more PCs (using parts from my collection) between now and February, so might use them instead of my central heating to keep me warm over winter. Best I can put in them are 3 GTX 580 I have laying around, won't increase my ppd by much, but 50k here and there adds up, and it's worth it for the science :)
 
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I got fed up of f@h keeping freezing on my primary folding machine. I often go a week between monitoring it (ie switching the monitor to view it). I just found a task that froze at 90% for the last 10 hours, and have often found downloads frozen for several days. Decided to figure out how to schedule an automatic daily reboot. It's really simple to do (although the scheduler interface is different on both PCs I just set it up on). No more long freeze outs :) If I was only folding on this PC, I would know straight away when it happens :)

I plan to build a few more PCs (using parts from my collection) between now and February, so might use them instead of my central heating to keep me warm over winter. Best I can put in them are 3 GTX 580 I have laying around, won't increase my ppd by much, but 50k here and there adds up, and it's worth it for the science :)
As for room heaters not much beats GTX 580 :) but as you state they ain't that good PPD wise compared to the newer stuff. My folding beginning was justified by the fact that I have electrical heating. I still remind my self from time to time (quarterly electrical bill) that that is still the case.

I had my share of stuck up-loads (their fault, always) but I thought that a job freezes was a thing of the past, apparently not. An automated timed re-start every few days is an excellent way to solve both problems.

Have you tried Team Viewer?
 
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Have you tried Team Viewer?
I have never heard of it. I'll Google it and see what it does.

I just looked it up. I use VNC, but there is so much lag on my network that it is quicker to just switch the monitor over. I just forget to check it most days :) I suspect that having 600 torrents active on the main folding PC is the problem there :)
 

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I do everything on my main PC whilst it's crunching WCG and folding FAH :) I have had a few lock ups with FAH for whatever reason, I just chalk it up to poor luck and carry on :) I don't run it much as two GPUs suck the power and at the moment whilst I'm trying to be careful with money, that's not ideal at all :(

Have you considered a small low powered PC for the downloads? Might be worth it if it's causing issues with your main folding rig :)
 
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