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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    went with this:

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    i will buy a CPU cooler at some point in the future :D
     
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    Hey guys I'll be shutting down most of my rigs later today. I'll get them back up as soon as possible. :toast: Hopefully it will only be for a couple of hours. :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Awesome! :toast:

    I think you'll be very happy with those upgrades :)

    And the SB/IVB CPUs run reasonably cool even on stock cooling so long as they aren't great OCed :toast:
     
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    will that corsair power a 7750 and i5 2400 just fine?
     
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    Easy. You could run an OCed i7 and several HD7750s on that Corsair with no issues :)
     
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    Order placed :D :toast: :toast:
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Well I've got it running for now, but it's not how you set it up. I'll try again after work to set it to with 3-4 WUs per card like you do. I've been pm'ing a few guys and receiving some fine info and instruction :).
    It was cool to be up ther yesterday in the top 10; hopefully I can keep it up. Problem is: my wife is notorious for shutting down my PC while I'm at work. I've been telling her not to, and she didn't yesterday. So it's looking up :laugh:
     
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    Try to turn off the heat/AC when you leave and tell her that you didn't think it mattered, just in case that she does it again... ;)
     
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    Quick question, do you need to activate Win 7 to upgrade to Win 8? or can you just install 7 w/o activating it and then put in the upgrade DVD for 8? reason being is the only OS i have laying around is XP SP3, but do have my Win 7 OEM Full install discs from this PC.
     
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    I'd say you should be good to upgrade w/o activating :toast:
     
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    I believe you can start with the win 8 install and it should ask for the win7 to verify an upgrade path. I could be wrong but I believe it will work. And you can do a full install from a upgrade disc.
     
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    If your installing off of a disk or usb drive you may get away with the double install method (for upgrades):

    - install Win8 (skip entering a key), don't do any updates, get to the start screen/desktop/whatever at is now.
    - restart and install Win8 again (normal upgrade install), activate as usual

    This always worked with my Win7 upgrade disk (the upgrade needed an OS to upgrade from- it didn't care that it was upgrading over itself)
     
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    I'd print out a big sign and tape it over the top of the monitor :laugh:
     
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    OR- take the power on wires off of the mobo connector :laugh::roll:
     
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    I actually had to do that with 1 of my rigs because the baby keep reaching up and hitting the power switch. LOL
     
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    Having some stability problems since tweaking my voltages after fixing an electrical problem here @ home. Will have my PC back up and running WCG sometime this weekend, hopefully. It's always something.
     
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    It is always something, but hopefully you'll get it going soon! I've heard said before but now I know that WCG will really bring out any instabilities in a system.

    When I got home tonight from work, my wife was at my pc. I could just tell in her eyes that she wanted to shut it down, but I warned her good. I think she's got it now... :)
     
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    Did you tell her that she was about to shut down a possible cure for cancer??? ;)

    You are correct- a stable gaming overclock is not necessarily equal to a stable WCG overclock. WCG work units don't fool around.... if you're not stable enough you get BSOD's and likely errors in the work units :banghead:
     
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    Tried OC'ing the 7770's but it looks like they couldn't really handle the load and crashed overnight. :shadedshu Back to stock, better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
     
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    I only did a slight OC (1020 to 1080) and only on my Asus for the same reason.
     
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    These are the cheap MSI ones, right? What I've seen is that without voltage adjustment they really just don't OC at all :ohwell:
     
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    OMG! I was enjoying my Vacations and you guys were working hard.
     
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    hey guys, Hows the team been doing? I know i have been gone for awhile but in about a month i plan to have a cruncher/folder up again. I had a time where electric cost was too much then i had to sell the rigs to repair my car. I have been out of work for the last 4 days so money will be short. Which is why in a month i will be back to crunching and folding.

    How are the new AMD 8 core CPUS doing for crunching? Anything from Intel doing better for around $200?
     
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    FX-8's get 4,000 ppd and up depending on how high you clock them

    If you want a nice little budget FX setup you can use an FX-8150 or 8320 with a Biostar A880GZ mATX board and 2x2GB of DDR3 1600 for around $250 for the whole setup (cpu, mobo, and ram)

    I'm using 2 of these boards and they've been running great (slight overclocks- vrm design is a little on the light side)
     
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    Thank you for your input. i like that setup but i think i will end up getting once of the FX's but get a board that has more PCI-Ex16 slots for folding cards. So IIRC they get around the same PPD as the i7 (gen1)?
     
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