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All crunchers at home are down. Major storms came through so I unplugged them all. Hope to have atleast two back up today.
 
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Just checked my results status... haven't had an error since the 5th of this month, since I just first started messing around with the new parts. I'll be keeping an eye on it every once in a while during the coming weeks...
 

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My i7 is behaving erratically (random freezes, BSOD'd again), so BOINC is suspended for now, I'll run Memtest later and try returning it to stock-clock to see what happens. Obviously it doesn't do a lot of good when it locks up or reboots ever five minutes :(
 
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thats sucks, hate it when they do that

tried backing down a bit?
 

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thats sucks, hate it when they do that

tried backing down a bit?
Dropped it to stock speeds (2.95GHz w/ Turbo) and it's been going fine for about 20 minutes at this point. I'm just assuming that the load that WCG puts on the CPU is different from that of FAH-SMP. I'll start to push it up again starting today if everything is stable.
 

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All crunchers at home are down. Major storms came through so I unplugged them all. Hope to have atleast two back up today.
Stay safe man, take your time


@hat, that would be a nice clock if stable. I just use WCG for stress testing so let her rip and see what happens. :toast:
 

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its good to unplug them if they're not in a surge protector. we had a storm the other day early in the morning and a friends tv blew and caught on fire. So yea it can happen.
 

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Yeah when we have advisory of bad storms I unplug them. Both are on surge protectors but I'm still paranoid. :(
 
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Indeed my friend. Can't afford to buy hardware right now. It CAN'T break. :laugh:
 
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The best way to protect your rigs is to unplug them. The second best way is to rent a whole house surge protector from the power company, which they attach to your meter. The third best way would be good surge protectors, and as much as I hate to say it, Monster Power supposedly puts out some nice ones that eat surges well (and I imagine there are plenty of other good brands out there) but you are taking a chance with anything plugged into the wall.

Do I unplug mine? No, simply because I'm not there much of the time. Plus, the office is enclosed in a steel building in an industrial park of other similar buildings, so there are plenty of other places for lightning to target.
 

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Yeah I don't take chances. Surge protectors aren't 100% reliable, even good ones. But it is wayyyyyy better than plugging it straight to the outlet!
 
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Yeah I don't take chances. Surge protectors aren't 100% reliable, even good ones. But it is wayyyyyy better than plugging it straight to the outlet!
Thank You my country (and the surrounding weather) for having no need to buy 7 surge protectors :) I had 3-4 power cuts in the past two years but everything held up. What is the power consumptions in stand by in these things btw?
 
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A basic 400w UPS uses about 10 watts for itself, so I'd say that they probably consume 10 watts for every battery installed in them (for the sake of recharging the batteries of course).
 
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All crunchers at home are down. Major storms came through so I unplugged them all. Hope to have atleast two back up today.
Protection is a good thing Brandon

 

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Yeah I don't take chances. Surge protectors aren't 100% reliable, even good ones. But it is wayyyyyy better than plugging it straight to the outlet!
I have two surge protectors daisy-chained, so if one blows the other should still stop it :D

The i7 has been going strong at 2.9GHz for a few hours, I'll bump it up a bit in a couple hours :toast:
 

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Got the new ram in today. Happy to finally have 3 1600 sticks in triple channel to properly feed my i7. I've noticed 4GB is too little to work with when gaming and crunching, so the additional 2GB may help there as well. Lots of things I'm happy about with this ram... the 1600 speed, the triple channel, the additional capacity, and that it runs at 1.5v. This may drop some temps down ever so slightly compared to when I was running my 1.65v memory... then again, there's the added stress of having a third stick, so it's probably negated. At least I'm well under the limit and not right there at it.
 

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Thank You my country (and the surrounding weather) for having no need to buy 7 surge protectors :) I had 3-4 power cuts in the past two years but everything held up. What is the power consumptions in stand by in these things btw?
Yeah, I've had many power outtages without surge protectors and nothinug has gone. I did have a bad one many years ago that fried a mobo, but that was it.

Got the new ram in today. Happy to finally have 3 1600 sticks in triple channel to properly feed my i7. I've noticed 4GB is too little to work with when gaming and crunching, so the additional 2GB may help there as well. Lots of things I'm happy about with this ram... the 1600 speed, the triple channel, the additional capacity, and that it runs at 1.5v. This may drop some temps down ever so slightly compared to when I was running my 1.65v memory... then again, there's the added stress of having a third stick, so it's probably negated. At least I'm well under the limit and not right there at it.
Night and day difference my friend. From double to triple and the extra 2GB is a night and day difference bro. You'll love it! :toast:
 

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I've bumped the i7 up to 3.26GHz @ 1.2v, I'm hoping that it's stable like this. I guess I'll see. Shutting it down apparently caused 5 of the WUs it was working on to have a "Computation Error", so I lost nearly 20hrs of CPU time there :(
I guess I'd better not shut it down in the future :roll:

EDIT: OC appears (for now) to be stable, but for reasons that I don't understand, only half of my RAM is available (Windows reports 4GB present, but only 1.99GB available). :wtf:
 
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I've bumped the i7 up to 3.26GHz @ 1.2v, I'm hoping that it's stable like this. I guess I'll see. Shutting it down apparently caused 5 of the WUs it was working on to have a "Computation Error", so I lost nearly 20hrs of CPU time there :(
I guess I'd better not shut it down in the future :roll:

EDIT: OC appears (for now) to be stable, but for reasons that I don't understand, only half of my RAM is available (Windows reports 4GB present, but only 1.99GB available). :wtf:
Cooler might be too tight, happened with my 860 before. Very common.
 

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Also keep in mind that a surge protector only works for "surges." Which would obviously be an up spike in the current. Surge protectors DO NOT do any good what so ever on a lower voltage issue. For this one needs a good battery back up. And of course the cost on them is a ton. LOL
 

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Case Silverstone FT01B/Source 530/Corsair 230T/Define XL R2/Silverstone FT05/Define R4/custom
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Mouse Logitech G300s
Keyboard Thermaltake Challenger Prime (Great for $30!!!)
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Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
Also keep in mind that a surge protector only works for "surges." Which would obviously be an up spike in the current. Surge protectors DO NOT do any good what so ever on a lower voltage issue. For this one needs a good battery back up. And of course the cost on them is a ton. LOL
That's where the DC/DC converter type PSU's are a godsend. DC output is constant throughout the AC input range of the unit :toast:
 

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I've bumped the i7 up to 3.26GHz @ 1.2v, I'm hoping that it's stable like this. I guess I'll see. Shutting it down apparently caused 5 of the WUs it was working on to have a "Computation Error", so I lost nearly 20hrs of CPU time there :(
I guess I'd better not shut it down in the future :roll:

EDIT: OC appears (for now) to be stable, but for reasons that I don't understand, only half of my RAM is available (Windows reports 4GB present, but only 1.99GB available). :wtf:
Cooler might be too tight, happened with my 860 before. Very common.
I 2nd that, happened with my i7-920 as well.

For now I had to bump my i7-950 back down to 3.4 GHz from 3.6 GHz. Temps were at 90ºc when I got home on the hottest core. It was lower at the moment, but 90ºc was the highest recorded while I was away. so I backed it down to 3.4 GHz at default voltage which is like 1.232v I think. Temps should be under 80ºc at the hottest I would say. I'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out.
 

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That's where the DC/DC converter type PSU's are a godsend. DC output is constant throughout the AC input range of the unit :toast:
What the hell are you mumbling about? You don't know what your talking about Norton....

:laugh::laugh::laugh: Na just kidding bro! Your right on that man.