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[Ion]

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Well guys I finally got my 1055t with the HD5850 crunching... after I had to re-install the OS, but now windows 7 is telling me the drive is failing... :banghead: So, hopefully next week I can order a new drive.. I've got it crunching CPU and GPU. :toast: I had to lower the clocks on my Q9550 from 3.4ghz to stock due to overheating, and shutting off in the middle of the night.. It's crunching strong with a GTX285. I figure at stock with the GPU it will still out crunch what it was doing OC'ed x3 to x4 the amount. :toast: Next week I'm going to start rounding up all of my GT240's 3 or 4.. I can't remember.. lol The GT240 that was in the 1055T was completing WU's every 8-12 minutes, but it's setting out on my Tech desk right now. I'm hoping to put it into my opty 2U rack server, it doesn't require any added power. :toast: I'm hoping to bust a 100k PPD this weekend. :toast:
That's awesome! I'd love to see you doing 100k+ PPD :respect: :toast:

You really have an amazing collection of HW there--was it purchased all for crunching, or was it assembled for different reasons?
 

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That's awesome! I'd love to see you doing 100k+ PPD :respect: :toast:

You really have an amazing collection of HW there--was it purchased all for crunching, or was it assembled for different reasons?
I got it for different reasons through out the years. But when I buy stuff now I always think about what it can do crunching wise. :toast:
 

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I got it for different reasons through out the years. But when I buy stuff now I always think about what it can do crunching wise. :toast:
Absolutely. Whenever I pick up a new system, one of the things I consider is "How well would this due for WCG" :)

I think you're seriously owing us some pictures of this stuff :p
 
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Now running on it's 10th hour I must say that my New Asus 7770 has been a positive experience. It newer goes above 48 C and that is with a slight OC. 2:20 in average => +19K PPD. I will leave it at 1 WU (max 90 % GPU usage) since it sits in my work PC. I will give my other 7770 a second chance at 3 WU tomorrow since it wasn't the hardware that kept it from returning valid WUs. Do I dare to say that I might go as high as 70k PPD....:)
 

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Now running on it's 10th hour I must say that my New Asus 7770 has been a positive experience. It newer goes above 48 C and that is with a slight OC. 2:20 in average => +19K PPD. I will leave it at 1 WU (max 90 % GPU usage) since it sits in my work PC. I will give my other 7770 a second chance at 3 WU tomorrow since it wasn't the hardware that kept it from returning valid WUs. Do I dare to say that I might go as high as 70k PPD....:)
It's possible man those 7770 are killer! :toast: or Healers..lol I hope to pick up some in the near future.. hehehe :rockout:
 

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Well, I just sold my C2D E7400 system--got $125 for it vs the $150 I was asking in the ad, but that still represents a 1150% profit margin. A good deal any day :toast:

I'm not going to be buying anything right away, but I could certainly see a new GPU as a possibility down the road :)
 

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BNIB 785G sitting on my table :) More updates to come!
 
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Well, I just sold my C2D E7400 system--got $125 for it vs the $150 I was asking in the ad, but that still represents a 1150% profit margin.
 
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There's a charity that I work at locally that I'm able to pick up a lot of HW from for great prices. We refurbish computers to donate to low-income students, but there's a bunch of stuff they don't use. More modern equipment is usually sold to fund our operations (electricity and Windows licenses do cost money)...most of what we give out are Pentium4 systems. Severely damaged equipment is typically recycled--they have so many computers (probably over a thousand) that manpower is the limiting factor--not equipment. This system they were going to toss because the side was crushed--well, I was able to get it for $10, which was a great deal for a C2D and still more than they would have made by recycling it. I spent ~20 minutes straightening out the side panel, and got it to the point where it fit on reasonably well, and sold it on Craigslist.

This is also where I get my PSUs and the like--a while back, they got a bunch of brand new Antec 650w PSUs--I scored them for $10 each :toast:
 

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Alright, great news!

#1, Intel shipped out my new i7 today. I hope to have it mid-next week.

#2, now that I've installed the AMD drivers, the APU is sending back valid WUs. It's taking it ~15 minutes/WU on the GPU--not terrible I guess--it would be good for 3k PPD if it crunched 24/7. Between the CPU & GPU, I'm hoping for ~4k or so :toast:
 
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I picked up this beastly cooler from sneekypeet for a smok'in deal! It's going in my dedicated amd cruncher, which atm is running a crummy stock cooler. Can't wait to overclock this 920 again!:toast:

The Be Quite Dark Rock 2 cpu cooler- source

 

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Well booted the 785G last night with the Ebay CPU and bows ram I got and it seem to be fine. I am going to get some screws so I can mount the asetek on it until me and mad shot hook up :)
 

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I picked up this beastly cooler from sneekypeet for a smok'in deal! It's going in my dedicated amd cruncher, which atm is running a crummy stock cooler. Can't wait to overclock this 920 again!:toast:

The Be Quite Dark Rock 2 cpu cooler- source

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/T77snapshot/DR2.jpg
That's a hell of a cooler--you should be able to make that i7 SOAR! :D
Well booted the 785G last night with the Ebay CPU and bows ram I got and it seem to be fine. I am going to get some screws so I can mount the asetek on it until me and mad shot hook up :)
That is considerable progress! :toast:
This is for your HTPC/cruncher, right?
 
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Reading the last 2 pages full of planned team upgrades was awesome :respect::rockout:

Anyone crunching on Windows 8 X64?? How are the numbers.
I had the 3930K running on a TechNet retail version for a month.. numbers are pretty much the same as 7 when it comes to CPU. But seems multi-gpu WU is still not quite working yet for WCG.
 

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Reading the last 2 pages full of planned team upgrades was awesome :respect::rockout:



I had the 3930K running on a TechNet retail version for a month.. numbers are pretty much the same as 7 when it comes to CPU. But seems multi-gpu WU is still not quite working yet for WCG.
I just...gotta crunch. There's just this urge--I have to. I just can't stand idle. No sir :eek: :roll:
 

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Reading the last 2 pages full of planned team upgrades was awesome :respect::rockout:



I had the 3930K running on a TechNet retail version for a month.. numbers are pretty much the same as 7 when it comes to CPU. But seems multi-gpu WU is still not quite working yet for WCG.
I have the 965BE rig running on Win8 RP build 8400 and I agree that it's pretty much the same as Win7 for me as well. GPU has issues as KieX stated but I'm thinking that it's more an issue of the BOINC Manager that you need to use for Win8 than anything else (WCG version is not compatible with Win8 and that one works best with the GPU crunching AFAIK)


** EDIT- I posted an announcement for an upcoming WCG Team Challenge for HCC- link is in my sig :) **
 
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I know my points do not account for much, I do what I can. I will be shutting down Sunday afternoon due to the incoming storm. Depending on how this bitch goes we could be in for a wild ride, even this far north and inland.
Good luck and be safe to you on the East Coast, I will be back asap.
 
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I know my points do not account for much, I do what I can. I will be shutting down Sunday afternoon due to the incoming storm. Depending on how this bitch goes we could be in for a wild ride, even this far north and inland.
Good luck and be safe to you on the East Coast, I will be back asap.
They definitely count! Stay safe :toast:
 

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I know my points do not account for much, I do what I can. I will be shutting down Sunday afternoon due to the incoming storm. Depending on how this bitch goes we could be in for a wild ride, even this far north and inland.
Good luck and be safe to you on the East Coast, I will be back asap.
I'm in the path of the storm as well but on the coast. I'll run for as long as I can but may need to shutdown for awhile depending on how severe the storm is.

fingers crossed that the power stays on in this area, was down for about 5 days last September.....

They definitely count! Stay safe :toast:
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I'm on that boat as well. I live on the New Hampshire seacoast (our whole 14 miles of it.) I'm expecting winds of 45-65mph where I live which is one town inland from the Ocean. Dover actually touches a brackish river and bay.
 

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Good luck to all those who will be affected by the Hurricane
 
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I know my points do not account for much, I do what I can. I will be shutting down Sunday afternoon due to the incoming storm. Depending on how this bitch goes we could be in for a wild ride, even this far north and inland.
Good luck and be safe to you on the East Coast, I will be back asap.
With the snow and high winds you usually get up there I would think it shouldn't be to bad.:laugh:

I remember, I think it was 2 summers ago, I was heading north on 11 coming out of Malone in a good wind storm driving a semi. All of a sudden a huge gust of wind hit me, almost blew me off the side of the road. When I backed out of the throttle, a 20 X 30 shed in someone's yard blew apart and tumbled across the road in front of me. There's never a dull moment driving up in that neck of the woods.
 

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Alright guys, I'm having issues with my i7-860 rig (again). I think that Windows is messed up (or possibly something is wrong with the HDD)--when I go to boot, it hangs, but it boots fine in Safe Mode. I'm going to reinstall in the morning, but I'm just too tired now :ohwell:
 

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So the issue actually seems to be BOINC--when I start the system in safe-mode, BOINC doesn't launch and it's fine. If I disable BOINC in MSCONFIG, it will boot normally. I'm still trying to determine what will happen if BOINC or LinX is launched after the system is already running.