Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Thanks Duxx! I try...
So where do you manage to house all of these computers? Laying around the house?
In my Bat cave.. I live on a small farm
And the electric bill hah my dad ran his office from home and we never had more than 6... can't imagine 20 except the LAN party I went to once..
I'm up to 21 now. Just added an Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield to the battlefield.
How does one accumulate that many??? RAMMIE also amazes me!!
The moment you decide to make a machine a dedicated cruncher, when the only reason for it to exist is for crunching, you have turned the corner and gone to the point of no return.
This can sneak up on you too. You could build a new rig, then decide to keep the old one around, "just for a while" to crunch.
Pretty soon you evaluate hardware on it's crunching potential, and forget about gaming, etc. You have become a farmer at that point.
Most also have pretty wicked "daily drivers" but when you have farm rigs the equal of it in CPU and Mobo, you have arrived....
I think we call that an addiction.
Ya...that's right. I caught myself daydreaming about how to make money doing this...crazy I tell ya...of course only enough money to buy more rigs!!
Awww, now now. I have the perfect fix for that...KETCHUP!!
Just added another Intel E8400 @ 4.05ghz.
Sigh... thats my main rig and its not even working right now, just another one of your damn rigs in your barn! ughhh got spare parts 8)
Whats wrong with your machine? Which stepping did you get? I wish i had spare parts.. I think they are all crunching... I'll try and help you as much as possible. By the way I am CompTIA A+ certified. Crunch on!
i had the same problem
Just added an E6600 to the farm.. It was just setting there folding only using 5% CPU...
Oh and serving players for left 4 dead.. Great game!
That new AM3 955 does kick a lot of ass! Of course i do like Chicken_Patty's i7 as well.. I'm still waiting to pull the trigger on either.. Waiting for prices to drop.. If I had to buy one right now.. I would go with the i7 920.. It's only $30 more than the 955, and the x58 has crossfire and SLI... Plus triple channel memory...
Don't get me wrong I'm a big AMD fan! (I want my stock to go up! ) but i'm a big Intel fan too.. hehe
I agree with your post. The thing with the i7 is i've had the best of both worlds so far. Not a 955, but I did have a Phenom II 940 already. THe i7 is just ridiculously fast in windows, the HT helps me so much that I can't believe it till this date. Crunching, gaming, browsing, tons of stuff open and the computer fails to slow down. Its a monster!
there you go again, wtf
Why look at this!
I tooks your Dhrystone:10158
Time to OC it a little more....I think she has more to give still yet!
Your a MADMAN!!
It's stable also
I tried and tried to get the NB up to 3400 but it just wanted to many volts than I wanted to run. Not that I couldnt......
didnt you do that previously already D?
looks like the 955 is something else
Working my way to a custom title one slap at a time....
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