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It's not running overclocked or anything is it Stinger??
 

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It's not running overclocked or anything is it Stinger??
Nope, not at all. Not sure what is going on with it yet.
 
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I take it has a fresh install and such for the PC? That normally gives me enough hassles if something isn't behaving properly...
 

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Sorry @stinger608, pc issues suck...and now I'm hitting some issues.

Seems that my main rig is crapping out. It's giving me constant errors all coming from wcg, and the error was about accessing memory. Not sure what's going on. I Uninstaller wcg just now but no time to get into it further til tomorrow night or thus weekend. Going to test memory as well, and give wcg a reinstall. Hoping for something easy lol.
 
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Sorry @stinger608, pc issues suck...and now I'm hitting some issues.

Seems that my main rig is capping out. It's giving me constant errors all coming from wcg, and the error was about accessing memory. Not sure what's going on. I Uninstaller wcg just now but no time to get into it further til tomorrow night or thus weekend. Going to test memory as well, and give wcg a reinstall. Hoping for something easy lol.
:(

Let us know if you need any parts to help test things out
 

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Let us know if you need any parts to help test things out
Oops, little typo there :oops: thanks though. I'll let you know how things go over the next few days but hopefully it's nothing major and worst case just software. I'll also do a full reinstall before looking for new hardware. Let's hope :)
 

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Tested the memory and nothing came up with errors. Tossed a 4 gig set of Ripjaw's in there and it ran for about 2 hours without any issues and then did the same dang thing.

Going to go ahead and reinstall Windows to eliminate that possibility.

I do have 3 Vraptor drives in the system in a RAID 0 so I'm going to pull them as well.
 

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Pulled everything I posted above and it still was crashing with a "clock watchdog" error.
Did some research and found that a possible issue is the processor communication to the ram..............There were also some statements of possible bios update issues.

Well, finally got a damn USB flash drive formatted and set for a boot disk and updated the bios. Reformatted the drive, installed Windows yet again, ran it for about 4 hours and installed BOINC. So far so good I think.

Been running BOINC now for about an hour without a crash....................Got my fingers crossed on this. Hopefully, it was the outdated bios.
 
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I love the dedication of the team here folding away for such a cause, makes me proud to be part of it :) As soon as I can I will start putting a little more hardware towards it, with things going on at the moment, I'm sad to say there's not much hope of it happening, but looking at that prize that was up for grabs, I'm curious.. two Ryzen 1700's, bit of ram, board and the rest for a system, would it be as good for points to watts used??
 

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I love the dedication of the team here folding away for such a cause, makes me proud to be part of it :) As soon as I can I will start putting a little more hardware towards it, with things going on at the moment, I'm sad to say there's not much hope of it happening, but looking at that prize that was up for grabs, I'm curious.. two Ryzen 1700's, bit of ram, board and the rest for a system, would it be as good for points to watts used??
A pair of 1700's crunching full-time in Linux would likely put you in the top 10 for daily output :cool:
 

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A pair of 1700's crunching full-time in Linux would likely put you in the top 10 for daily output :cool:
Jeez, makes me want to sell a bunch of my stuff and invest in a couple of 1700's!!!!!!
 

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A pair of 1700's crunching full-time in Linux would likely put you in the top 10 for daily output :cool:
My goal is to get one 1700 in the near future. I've wanted to do it for a while, but due to other important matters, I've had to postpone things quite a bit.

Early next year would be fine by me... Let's hope ;)


Pulled everything I posted above and it still was crashing with a "clock watchdog" error.
Did some research and found that a possible issue is the processor communication to the ram..............There were also some statements of possible bios update issues.

Well, finally got a damn USB flash drive formatted and set for a boot disk and updated the bios. Reformatted the drive, installed Windows yet again, ran it for about 4 hours and installed BOINC. So far so good I think.

Been running BOINC now for about an hour without a crash....................Got my fingers crossed on this. Hopefully, it was the outdated bios.
Hoping for the best for you! :toast:

Haven't had 30 minutes to look into my own pc yet, but tomorrow I should be able to do it. It's running now stably, just need to get boinc running again and tested out. Would be great if a simple reinstall did the trick.
 

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I've been running my 5820k at 4ghz and pulling 190 watts, measuring with a kill-a-watt. Bumpped up to 4.4ghz , now pulling 245 watts plus about 15 degrees hotter across the cores. Too early to tell the production upgrade but it's looking to be about 1500 points more a day. Do you guys think it's worth it? I'm torn as to whether I should keep it there.
 

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Hoping for the best for you! :toast:

Runs great..............Right up until I install BOINC and start it crunching. Then it locks up. I've tried 4 different versions of BOINC and it does it on every one of them. And of course I have checked temps and they are great. Lower 40c's when it crunches. Only lasts about 5 minutes and then locks up.
 

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I've been running my 5820k at 4ghz and pulling 190 watts, measuring with a kill-a-watt. Bumpped up to 4.4ghz , now pulling 245 watts plus about 15 degrees hotter across the cores. Too early to tell the production upgrade but it's looking to be about 1500 points more a day. Do you guys think it's worth it? I'm torn as to whether I should keep it there.
Not worth the heat/power usage or the risk of damaging your hardware imho- I generally prefer a little less output and go for the long haul
 
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Well sounds like a plan for me then.. I was looking at the 1700X as that's a little faster stock speeds but I'm wondering if it's worth the extra power consumption.. But that said, I'd try running them whenever I'm at home or if the weather is decent since the solar panels on the house seem to make more than enough if I don't have the miner on running away lol That thing sucks power lol

I've been running my 5820k at 4ghz and pulling 190 watts, measuring with a kill-a-watt. Bumpped up to 4.4ghz , now pulling 245 watts plus about 15 degrees hotter across the cores. Too early to tell the production upgrade but it's looking to be about 1500 points more a day. Do you guys think it's worth it? I'm torn as to whether I should keep it there.
With the mining I decided against running things as fast as they could because what would be the point.. More stress on the hardware, higher power consumption, it's not worth it :) To have something ticking over is much better way of doing it so I can tell since you're temps are lower, the consumption is lower but also less stress on things, just makes more sense to me... I think the same goes for the crunching.. If your flogging the guts of it, something is bound to break and you'll loose so much more than just down time from the system.. This is why I was toying with the idea of a couple 1700 systems, since they seem to be one of the lowest powered 8 core 16 thread CPU's I've seen. Plus they aren't massively expensive.. I'd love to tempt myself with a 1950X or the 32 core AMD server CPU's but that's well out of my budget :( But if I can build something now that's cheap ish, I'd be more than willing to give it a go :) Which leads me onto something.....
 

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Thanks for the responses guys.

4.4ghz just sounds so much cooler though :p
 
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It does until you see how much more power it takes and that it doesn't give a massive amount of extra performance lol That said I do plan to run a 5960X at some point.. It will be interesting to see the difference between the stock clocks and the overclocked settings that I'll use to see how much power it takes or wants to run..

EDIT - I just noticed that your username is 4x4n... 4.4Ghz seems to fit in nicely there :D lol Apologises, Sunday brain doesn't work too well lol

That said, I'm just having a bit of fun with something now... I hope Norton will approve....
 
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Well finally got a bit of time to show you a few silly things I have been up to.. So here goes :)

I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to hardware and with this new job, I've been able to grab a few things and I've mentioned it in another thread in on TechPowerUp but I thought since I wanted to do a little more when it comes to cancer crunching as I lost my Nan 20 years ago and a bit more, plus good friend's wife has recently been contracted with it but thankfully is fighting it off :)
So, my little story is so far..

Back in the beginning of the year I was in another job and had a delivery of a new server for one of the new lines at work. I saw the new server and setup and thought wow... Now a few weeks after the rack went and some reason it came back to us as it wasn't needed.. I spoke with someone and said that I could have the unit since it was of no use...
About 3 months ago I started in the IT role that I'm in now and within a few weeks I was able to grab something that was getting 'thrown out' (recycled) since it was no longer needed.. So I said could I have it and off it went home with me :)

So here's a few pictures of what I've been able to get hold off :)



This thing was a beast to get home.. 22U rack server case for free :D









A no longer required Dell R710 server from work :) I plan to grab any other servers that are no longer required so I can make use of the hardware, purely for testing and crunching :D This one only has a single 4 core 8 thread CPU, but I think I can try and grab another from one of the many R710's we have and add another..



A few ram sticks for a possible upgrade...
And a slight change for the home network as well...





With a few more ports spare, I can add a few more systems and as all the R710s we have at work seem to have quad network ports, I think I have a reason to make use of the 48 ports in this switch :D
And so, as I have managed to get VMWare installed and running, I have managed to also get a VM of Linux installed and Windows 2012 R2 with a paid for licence (good or bad it came from Ebay lol :D)
Here we go...





So, I've room for another 10 2U servers, which should prove interesting.. I'm hoping to get my hands on a few 2011 socket models would be great but I was also tempted by a few Ryzen systems. If I could somehow mount them inside of here, I'd gladly do it :)
Also I'm planning to take this to wherever I move so I can store the home network in it and the servers and keep it in the rack, all nice and neat and tidy :) Well kinda :D

I hope you guys enjoy the pics :) Back to crunching a bit more :D
 
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What do you pay for electricity? I had to cut back on the rigs I run just because the electric bill was obscene. It's not so bad with the newer cpus but it's still a pretty hefty hit each month.
 
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I'm fairly lucky in that I do have solar panels so it helps a bit but otherwise, it's a little pricey but then with the miner sucking 600w to 800w an hour (depending on what it's doing) right now my electric isn't cheap lol I think I'm paying under 15p a unit, but I tend to put 15p a unit onto my wattage meters just to over estimate the costs :) I don't tend to worry about it too much but if I start having to pay more than I already do, I'll turn things off. That said, I tend to run the server and other PC's when I'm home and if the weather is good I'll leave it running, otherwise, everything will just been turned on for a few hours a day in hope to do a little bit more :)

I do like your wcgrid signature twilyth :) Whereabouts could I get something like that? :)
 
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Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
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Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
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Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
Thank you twilyth :) I've posted and I'll just hang on waiting, there's no rush :)

Shame I can't get it running at work on my work PC, would have been nice to add a few extra cores :(
 

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Finally got the 4770k back crunching. Everything seems to be running OK after a BOINC reinstall, but I'll be keeping an eye on it. Very soon, I'm going do a Windows wipe and reinstall just to freshen things up a bit, but one step at a time.
 
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Why do I torture myself by perusing CL? I keep finding things like this, a 35 watt i7-4785T in a micro, stuff anywhere package, for only $200. I have a similar one from HP that's an i5-6500T and I'm amazed at its PPD for only 38 watts total.
 
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