Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Last item I ordered from them went to Puerto Rico for a few days before coming up here
^^ I bet it cost more, too!
LOL, At least your parts got a vacation stop in PR!! That is one of only a couple "States" I haven't been to. Nearly all of the lower 48 and none outside of them...Someday!!
Take is too strong a word. You get it back in 6 months so shiney it glows. 3 months no glow. Deal? If I put all my gpu's into folding right now, and your 290 I could probably take a pretty darn high spot on in folding pie. But darn those gpu's are power hungry.
All of that will happen in 5 years time and I am simply preparing so I don't have anxiety.
Ok, I said I would post about my <ncpus> experiment. It is a bit obvious in the following pictures...
Here, a snapshot of 20 jobs run on my i5 3317u at CPU 100% and <ncpus> set to 5, a 25% increase in Wu's.
Here is another 20 jobs, <ncpus> 4, stock.
It appears that one of the 5 WU's would run on Priority and the other four would share the other core and 2 threads, constantly switching every few seconds. Then, when I would move, sleep the computer, it would take ten minutes for the Boinc manager to figure out what to do with the extra job then it would determine which one should be priority, usually a different WU.
The upshot is, <ncpus> was not meant to up processing jobs but, more likely to limit the manager from using all cores, if needed. My optimism is now completely debunked. What appeared to be a positive in numbers actually turned into a dilemma, I have 6 jobs left to do by tonight!!
Anyways, take from this what you will.
Different settings may actually work; On my computer, for this test, it did not.
@Arjai thanks for the update and info. I'll be sticking to stock settings for now
Same here! On Mothers Day and the following day we ended up with 14" of snow and hi's in the mid to upper 20's F. Two days ago it was 65 F but yesterday was 82 and it is suppose to hit 88 or 89 today! The "computer" room is getting insanely hot today. LOL. I have 3 systems in here crunching and my system folding. All at full speed ahead.
Going to either install the window air conditioner or turn these systems down a bit.......................................I think I vote for air conditioner LOL.........................Hopefully it doesn't start blowing the circuit breaker.
Just do this instead:
I have been wanting to do something like that for quite a long while. More along the lines of have several computers watercooled, with quick disconnects, all connected to a huge car radiator or three in a basement or other cool area.
Any opinions on this rad, the Alphacool Monsta 480? Looks awesome and reportedly performs very well without needing super high rpm fans.
Currently: have an XSPC ex 360 and ex480
My plan: put the 480 in the 360 spot, and then add that Monsta 480 on top where the ex480 is now. This is when I get a little extra money.
Purpose: better cooling with my quiet fans. I'll soon be folding and crunching on this rig so I'll be looking for good cooling.
I have experience with monsta radiators. I use one. They do well, but not as well as others at really low rpms. They practically need push pull. They scale really well with higher rpms. For my needs, I really like them. Since you like to use slow quiet fans with lots of rads you might like alphacools 60mm thick radiator. If you do push pull might as well go with the monsta though as I think it still would perform slightly better.
Thanks for the feedback. Currently I'm only running push fans, and I don't think I'll be going pull any time soon. So I'll take a gander at the 60mm rads, called UT rads or something like that.
Just glancing at the UT60 and it seems just as nice, albeit slimmer. However that may be better since I just was reading that fans that are too slow can't push through the thick rads fast enough.
A little look at before my next upgrade...
more, tonight? tomorrow? hmmm, who knows?
Looking at CPU speed, 2400 MHz is just two twelves put together. Looks like you'll have to overclock it to a luckier number.
I have no problem with 24, or with it being a multiple of 12.
I don't even have that big of a problem with 12, although I don't like it, it is just a subconscious aversion to it.
Anyways, thanks for your concern!!
BTW, Lose. You are looking at the wrong part of the picture...
**Shit! Damn little phillips headed screw got stripped trying to remove it!! Now the upgrade needs to wait a week until payday, and some more for delivery, until I can afford the proper extractor! Damn!!!!!!**
Just received my new res form performancepcs, so I must take back my comment about their slow shipping. This was a pretty quick shipment using Fedex: ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday, arrived early this afternoon = that;s the way it should be IMO.
Anyway, this 400mm res: it's HUGE, much bigger than I was expecting (that's what shes said ). I was mentally comparing it to my old one which I thought was a 250mm ek res, but there's no way it was 250 as the new one is twice as big. Anyway, good thing this 900D is big or else it would never fit. But now I'm holding off because I'm expecting to replace one of my rads, and I don't want toput this all back together and then have to do the whole thing over again...
Thus, my rig will sit unattended yet again for several more days til I figure out just exactly what I'm going to do.
Now if anyone would care to comment, I'm taking advice on the following:
Alphacool UT60 480 or EK XTX 480? The rad will be matched with Corsair SP120 Quiet fans in just push.
I have used (not any more, sitting in the closet) the XTX360 in my other case, and it was a great rad. I haven't used Alphacool rads before, but they are reviewed well and recommended often. I feel the rads are very comparable, as is the price which is practically identical. Any thoughts? Any and all comments are welcomed and appreciated. (Looking at you @james888 )
The Alphacool gets my vote but just barely.... both are pretty nice!
Thanks and honestly, that's the way I'm leaning too... It seems to get more recommendations than the XTX from the searches I've done, and it looks purdy. I'll give it another hour or so, then pull the trigger. I may be able to get it by Saturday if PPC follows the same pattern as this previous shipment.
My 140mm rad is an XTX AFAIK and it works great but that Alphacool looks like it's got more tubing routing options with the extra ports and you can't forget the sharp looking copper plated screws!
SOLD me on it
Tonight I'll be ordering it, and I hope for a weekend of pc-putting-back-together
Gotta get back to crunching and folding, feel like a lame duck here and I just realized BOINC wasn't running on my i3 since last night, so that sucks too. Man, I think that virus I had really messed with my head because I ahven't been able to think straight lately.. whatevs
Probably too late to make a difference, but those EK XTX rads love low speed fans. I run all my fans at min speed and even with the pull fans off, temps and noise are outstanding.
I'm sure you know me by now... When I say I'm going to do something, it's a lot longer before I actually get around do it, whether it's drawing a game giveaway or purchasing something lol
Alphacool is nice. My 240mm monsta has two holes on top, two on front, two on back, and one on bottom. I don't think you will see much difference in temps between them. The alphacool are low fpi which is a bit quieter on the air flowing through it. I would go with the one with the most utility, being one that fits best and works the most with your loop. Speaking of utility, why are you upgrading your rads? Is it because your redoing your hole loop anyways?
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The primary reason is that I recently started folding on my 290 and I'll be adding another 290, all the while crunching, and I would like slightly better cooling. It would be fine as it is temps-wise, but I'm in it for low temps
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