Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Upgrade fever is upon us!!!
Damn- now I got the itch to plan something new
Tell me about it. I have the itch, just no scratch to do it. LOL
Just and update guys, I have started receiving parts for my aunts build and Monday and Tuesday will be big days! Monday is when I get the parts from Jr and Tuesday is when I install the I3 530 system at work and I will install 6 core into 880G board along with phenom II 955 in the 785G. SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON.
As much as I would love to have a few 2600K rigs or FX-8150s with some more Fermis in them, I'm honestly having a nice time buying this older hardware on the cheap (which helps out other people in the process) and running it until it breaks. I'm pretty much my own IT manager as these older machines can need a lot of attention, and sometimes one or more like to go down for one reason or another some days. Along with my habit of re-configuring or swapping parts between them, there are some days where I can spend a couple hours doing that too. Yeah, this old hardware is nowhere near as efficient as the rigs of the now, but until I can't afford to power it all anymore, I'm going to keep going strong.
I have some stuff right up your alley then. LOL
I'll add you to the early bird list for my older stuff when I do upgrades then
All of my systems prior to the 880G/FX-6200 are crossfire ready so you can put 2 graphics cards in them... dual PCIE X8 on a mobo is good for folding I'm guessing
Yeah, I need to restrain myself at the moment as I have older motherboards I now can't find a use for now due to me buying 3 setups this month, so once stuff starts dying and I begin losing boards I'll start taking in some more. I have like 15 active PCIe slots at my disposal right now, and only 6 cards to work with, so I spread the cards out thin yesterday to help reduce any heat problems.
Don't hesitate to PM me though. I can decide whether I want the stuff or not if you tell me what you have.
Yep, got one of those Eee Pads with the docking/battery stations as well. Very awesome little dude. Don't think it would crunch all that good LOL
Thanks a ton Mike for the good wishes.
I want on the list to lol. You guys already know what I'm after.
Pops, pm inbound.
Well, since my switch from XP to W7 I have noticed that my super duper D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Desktop Adapter hasn't been so fast, as it had been.
I thought maybe it was because of my Duron. Switched it out and got a modest improvement, with the XP 2600+, but the internet didn't quite live up to the speeds I have had.
Then, I thought maybe, since I have the Boinc manager running full time, that was slowing me down.
Well, I did some digging. I was only pulling 130 Mbps. That's not right, there's a new wireless router sitting on top of my computer!
So, I dug some more. Ended up doing an online setup, through netgear and my router, where it had, basically, been set at 130. I upped it to 'zee max, und loookz at zat!'
I am now cruising at full speed again, and it sure feels nice!
Lately, it seems like nothing works until you futz with it! Am I dreaming or did thing used to work, right outta the box?
Thats the way it goes sometimes buddy.
Just wondering, have any of you ever used any kind of Driver Manager?
Are there better one's than others?
Are there any Free ones that are worth a try?
I ask because of my brother and our inability to find a driver for his laptop wifi adapter from Broadcom.
I've found some and the latest driver says it is working, as does the wifi card, according to windows 7 home premium. But, chrome says it cannot connect.
So, I was wondering about these managers out there that I keep running into. All of them say free but to download the updated drivers, one has to pay.
Can you hook the laptop to the router with a cable and let win7 fin d a driver over the net?
I wish! He's using a 4G router from Verizon. No RJ45 port.
hmmm let think on it.
Since my cherished HD 6950 is getting shipped off to Brandon tomorrow and I flipped my Q9300 for a Pentium D 925, old Pentium M laptop and some network cables to help t_ski out, I've added another thread of my 2600K (4 total now) to WCG. Once I pop in my EVGA GTX 460 and see how it runs temperature, noise and power wise (using Sandy Bridge graphics for tonight lol) I will adjust accordingly. May be able to leave it at 4 threads as I won't have an AMD card eating an 8th of my CPU for F@H. We'll see.
Also, since Newegg's NJ warehouse always takes obscenely long to ship anything to Florida (California beats them, WTF), my stuff won't be here until Tuesday (ordered last Wednesday, shipped on Thursday...).
So much upgrading going on and I can't. Been wasting sooo much money lately on necessities, just can't spare anything.
Well guys, the I3-530 is online and clocked to 4ghz! This will put out around 800 MORE PPD than my AMD quad core I had at work. Now I will have to adjust my SIG
Don't worry about it buddy. I've been due for a long time coming.
Enjoy brothah! Now if only somehow I didn't had to send out a 785G to someone close....
It would had been in my nas box JK bro, enjoy!
You know, you will eventually run out of signature space .laugh:
I am already one or two characters from the LIMIT lol!
Gonna have to improvise
Yea I was thinking the same thing. I may have to shorten it to CPU/OC or something
I think I maybe done with upgrades/crucncher builds for awhile. Money is to tight now so I am going to be happy with what I have and glad to have it.
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