Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
That's good to hear
So what I am going to want to do is get stable settings via AMD Overdrive, and then go enter those settings (FSB, multiplier, voltage, etc) in the BIOS? I'm not looking for extreme OCs, somewhere in the range of 3.6-3.8ghz
That's how i do it ION
I don't want to OC too much because things would be loud (extra heat), and I don't want to risk burning out the CPU.
Yeah efficiency is something to keep in mind while crunching.
I don't pay the power bill, so I don't care if it uses an extra 15w or so, but if it's louder my parents complain at me more, so I try to keep it as silent as possible
My current C2Q system is silent except for the 8800GT (which sounds like a vacuum at full load)
Quietness/ power/ heat, that all falls under efficiency though.
Tell me about it. I understand the whole power bill thing. I'm down to just the iMac crunching. Just can't afford any more than that. Debating whether or not to start the 8800folding again or not. Probably will after I'm done using it to convert all my HD DVDs to something usable on my ps3.
wondering how mad the GF would be if i grabed a quad to replace the last x2 in place of her V-Day gift
Depends on what creative (cheap) alternative you can find to make up for it
I'm already going "cheap" I am getting the 1/5th cart ring in place of the 1/2c (she can live with it.I already bought her 2 diamond necklaces one 1/2crt other 1/5th)
I'm considering stopping on the 8800GT because it's loud and runs hot, but it's my only thing for F@H, so I may just pick up a new cooler so it's not as loud.
Yeah bro, when I had the three rigs including the i7 the a/c never went off, the room was steaming bro. That kills your power bill believe it or not.
"Deadman walking!" LOL
Get one of the accelero rev 2 coolers for it. I have one with a 800rpm 120mm fan on a 8800gt and my folding temps never go above 60c, plus you can't even here the fan. You can find them used for about $20. Maybe make a wtb thread asking for one, I bet you could find it that way.
He can start off with our "Crunchers Helping Crunchers" thread. Never know who might have one and is willing to send it over for shipping or what not.
damn,that gets really expensive for you!
I've been looking into one of those, I'll see what I can find, I should be selling some old stuff soon-ish and then I would have the money to pick one up. 60c sounds great, my 8800GT folds most WUs at 80-85c and it's loud then
I'll make a $10 contribution to your 8800GT cooling solution, just PM me when the time comes
Wow, that's very generous!
I'll tell you what, when you find one let me and onedub know. If I have my tax money by then we'll take care of it for you. Deal?
Remember when I was making posts about my vcore reading changing in coretemp while stressing the system? Well, I cleared my CMOS and my core voltage was still auto detected as 1.275v, but coretemp and cpuz both insist that it's at 1.325v whenever the processor gets stressed. wtf?
As weird and abnormal as it sounds, just leave it alone. Clearly the board is setting it at that regardless of what you do. As long as temps are good and it's not overvolting we are ok.
TPU has now moved into 34th spot. It's a slow climb from here, but slowly but surely we are getting there. Great job everyone and keep up the amazing work you'll are doing.
Wow, that's awesome of you CP! I'll let you know what I find
No problem bro, I'm broke now but if I have my tax money by then I'll pitch in
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