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Well my numbers will be all over the place this weekend, but should settle down by Monday. I am going to reconfigure some of my rigs and take 1 or 2 down. I need to make some room for another build I have had in the works for like a year now. I am also going to rebuild one of my crunchers into a win xp box for some Sli old school gaming.


Edit: newest edition to my crunching Hardware. He runs nice a cool and that is 45 secs into the wu. Completes wu's in around 2 mins to 2 mins 20 secs.

http://img.techpowerup.org/121019/Gpu units.jpg
That's the HD7850 from Norton, right? If it'll do a WU in two minutes...damn, that's a good 50% higher PPD than my GTX470s do. Great card! :toast:
Just got a chance to see my points for when I was gone. All I can say is DAAAAMN!

http://img.techpowerup.org/121020/crunchingWhileAway.jpg
Aren't the GPU WUs amazing?
And congratulations on now being a married man :toast: :rockout:

My output will be down a bit today, I'm going somewhere and taking my laptop, so it'll be on battery and not crunching for ~3 ish hours :ohwell:
 
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Booted up BOINC fine the first time, started crunching, everything fine and dandy. Then I restarted BOINC to update my project preferences. Next time I boot BOINC, it gets this error when synchronising.
 

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Have you don a service install or a non-service install? Have you tried to restart Windows? I'm not really familiar with that issue, but I'll try to help you nonetheless :toast:
I installed 64 bit version via the installer. I will try restarting now.
 

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Ahh, BOINC doesn't work right until you restart Windows first ;)
Yep, restart worked like a charm.
Weird, when I installed the 32 bit version, it asked for a restart, but the 64 bit didn't.
 

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Yep, restart worked like a charm.
Weird, when I installed the 32 bit version, it asked for a restart, but the 64 bit didn't.
64bit is about 10% faster, so definitely use that ;)

Also, I don't know if you did a Service Install or not (that's an option to check in the installer), but if you did not you can also crunch on your GPU, which is phenomenally fast. Like while the CPU can get ~6k PPD, the GPU can get close to three times that. It does, however, make the computer laggy, so I'd only set it to run on the GPU while the computer is not in use (at least on the main system--set it to crunch all the time on the dedicated WCG system).

Welcome to the team, it's great to have you! :toast:
 
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May I also ask, what are the details on the little badges in your signature? What PPD or points do the star signiffy? Yes, I am considering using the GPU while not gaming.
 

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Added the good ol' GTX275 to the i7-870 rig. Seem to be finishing GPU WU's in about 5 mins. Should help a little...:rockout:

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May I also ask, what are the details on the little badges in your signature? What PPD or points do the star signiffy? Yes, I am considering using the GPU while not gaming.
You can go that from you User Cp's Edit Options button then scroll below to 'Miscellaneous Options' then enter your WCG user name there.



Added the good ol' GTX275 to the I7-870 rig. Seem to be finishing GPU WU's in about 5 mins. Should help a little...:rockout:

:toast:
Great, will bump out our points.:rockout::respect:
 

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May I also ask, what are the details on the little badges in your signature? What PPD or points do the star signiffy? Yes, I am considering using the GPU while not gaming.
That signifies someone who runs WCG for TechPowerUp. In order to get a badge, you need to have crunched 100,000 points (as reported by BOINC Manager) or 700,000 as reported by the WCG Website.

Here are the requirements for the stars:
badge + 1 star - 500
badge + 2 stars - 2,000
badge + 3 stars - 4,500
badge + 4 stars - 8,000
badge + 5 stars - 12,000 or greater
Added the good ol' GTX275 to the I7-870 rig. Seem to be finishing GPU WU's in about 5 mins. Should help a little...:rockout:

:toast:
:wtf: :confused:
So your GTX275 is actually crunching faster than my GTX460s, despite having fewer shaders.... :shadedshu
 
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That's the HD7850 from Norton, right? If it'll do a WU in two minutes...damn, that's a good 50% higher PPD than my GTX470s do. Great card! :toast:
Yeah it's a 7850 and it is averaging around 2.2 secs wu. which is twice as fast as my 6850's. And thats with the slowest phenom in my farm. I am going to put the 970 into that rig and see if the times improve. :toast:
 

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Hmmm, yea it really seems like the AMD video cards crunch the GPU WU's much faster than the Nvidia cards.

Hey Mad Shot, if your going to sell that 6850 I would probably grab that puppy from ya for some 6850 CrossfireX. :)
 

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:wtf: :confused:
So your GTX275 is actually crunching faster than my GTX460s, despite having fewer shaders.... :shadedshu
I think we are measuring from different points. I go by "GPU usage" elapsed time. See below:

GTX460 768mb 860/1720/1840
GPU usage starts @ :24
GPU Usage stops @ 5:03
Boinc manager elapsed time @ 5:42

GTX275 896mb 648/1458/1188
GPU usage starts @ :24
GPU usage stops @ 5:06
Boinc manager elapsed time @ 6:06

I don't know if it has something to do with the architecture of the GPU's, but I'm satisfied with the 275's performance in WCG.

:toast:
 

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Hmmm, yea it really seems like the AMD video cards crunch the GPU WU's much faster than the Nvidia cards.

Hey Mad Shot, if your going to sell that 6850 I would probably grab that puppy from ya for some 6850 CrossfireX. :)
If you can't locate a 6850 then the next best bet looks like a 7770 for some cost effective/power efficient gpu crunching action :toast:

I may even consider selling off my 6870 Hawk to finance one or two of them :D
 

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Installed the single HD6850 a few minutes ago. When running the GPU work units, it doesn't slow the system down near as much as it did with the GTX560!!!
 

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Don't mean to double post..........But damn!!!!! This HD6850 is finishing GPU units in about 2 frigging minutes!!!!!!!!! That is awesome. :D:D:D
 
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Hmmm, yea it really seems like the AMD video cards crunch the GPU WU's much faster than the Nvidia cards.

Hey Mad Shot, if your going to sell that 6850 I would probably grab that puppy from ya for some 6850 CrossfireX. :)
I have a 6850 crossfirex setup myself :toast: I am holding onto them for right now as they are in my main rig which I also use for gaming. Xfired 6850's have a tad more punch to them compaired to a single 7850. :toast: Also pm sent on what we where talking about .
 
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Had a little luck today and got a refund for something I got off eBay. Was a very long time to process so I'd almost given up hope on seeing that money back. So thought I'd go complete my computer with a 3rd and last HD7770.


 

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Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX w/ Logitech z623 | Realtek
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold | CoolerMaster GS750M 80+ Bronze
Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma | Tt Level 10M
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma w/ meka-membrane keys | MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE w/ Kailh brown
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
11 days till my FM2 board :D cant wait for Dec to get the CPU. In the meantime what kind of PSU would be recommended for a 5800K and eventually a 6870 with 8GB 1866 ram and 1 SSD +1HDD and again, eventually a Blu Ray drive?
 
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System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro