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Finally got all the pieces for the new cruncher:
(Thanks to Cold Storm for a great deal on the i7 2700K and Crucial RAM:))
http://img.techpowerup.org/121208/Cruncher 2.jpg

Besides the CPU and RAM - the cruncher consists of an ASUS P8Z68-V Z68, 3 x VisionTek HD 7770's, Dark Night cooler, and a Corsair CX750.
I tried to fit it all in my old Antec P192 case (to keep the wife happy), but I couldn't put the third GPU in as there was not enough room:( Oh well.
I haven't started crunching on it as I am wanting to figure out the app_info.xml first.
Any suggestions on how many WU's I should try to run on each?
That's an awesome setup! :toast: :respect: :rockout:
I'm running 3 WUs on each HD7770 on an i7 and it's working very nicely. I'm getting just under 100k PPD (like 98k) most days :toast:
I assume that you'll be clocking your i7 a bit higher (mine is at 3.83GHz), so you may be able to squeeze out 100k :toast:
 
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I know it. My never failing UD7 stop reporting as soon as it found out that I was out of country. I will feed you 11 V if you don't get your act together. Pie for somebody new. :)
 
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That's an awesome setup! :toast: :respect: :rockout:
I'm running 3 WUs on each HD7770 on an i7 and it's working very nicely. I'm getting just under 100k PPD (like 98k) most days :toast:
I assume that you'll be clocking your i7 a bit higher (mine is at 3.83GHz), so you may be able to squeeze out 100k :toast:
I'm not sure that your 3 WU setup is optimal. I run two 7770 at 4 WU each (no CPU "on the side") and they get around 43K each. OK it is a 100% cruncher and the CPU is at 4.1 GHz. Have a look at ski's 7770s running 6(?) with limited CPU power and they get more at least 43K each.
 
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I know it. My never failing UD7 stop reporting as soon as it found out that I was out of country. I will feed you 11 V if you don't get your act together. Pie for somebody new. :)
Back in the last place I worked every time the boss left the office for a day the server would crash. As a joke he put a strand of hair on cellotape to the server and when he left.. no problems. Computer voodoo. Should try see if it works :laugh:

*In reality it probably has more to do with the fact that the problem was overheating and that got sorted eventually
 

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I'm not sure that your 3 WU setup is optimal. I run two 7770 at 4 WU each (no CPU "on the side") and they get around 43K each. OK it is a 100% cruncher and the CPU is at 4.1 GHz. Have a look at ski's 7770s running 6(?) with limited CPU power and they get more at least 43K each.
Well, you have me intrigued now--I'll try doing that on my setup to see what I can manage :toast:

One problem is that running this many WUs at once (13) is challenging with the amount of RAM this setup has. It would appear that 2GB may not be enough.

Does anyone have a 2GB stick of DDR3 I could get for cheap?
 
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So encountered a little problem, thought I'd give a heads up about. Windows Remote Desktop will prevent the GPU WU from running. It gives a "GPU Missing" error.

Teamviewer and VNC appear to work fine though.
 

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So encountered a little problem, thought I'd give a heads up about. Windows Remote Desktop will prevent the GPU WU from running. It gives a "GPU Missing" error.

Teamviewer and VNC appear to work fine though.
Yes, Remote Desktop has long been known to mess up FAH-GPU, and does the same for WCG-GPU :(

I use Teamviewer on all of my systems with GPUs for that reason :toast:
 

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Well guys after a very busy weekend I have the 3rd cruncher powered up and running. I'll still need a wireless adapter, but for now it can share it with the 2nd cruncher right next to it. Installing Windows now. I should have it all up and crunching by tonight, at worst tomorrow as I will not be home much longer than about another hour for pretty much the rest of the day.

Anyhow, I'll keep you guys posted. :toast:
 

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Well guys after a very busy weekend I have the 3rd cruncher powered up and running. I'll still need a wireless adapter, but for now it can share it with the 2nd cruncher right next to it. Installing Windows now. I should have it all up and crunching by tonight, at worst tomorrow as I will not be home much longer than about another hour for pretty much the rest of the day.

Anyhow, I'll keep you guys posted. :toast:
Awesome, that's great progress! :toast:

If you have a spare ethernet cable, you can bridge the WiFi on the first computer to its ethernet port. Then only one needs WiFi (although if it goes down they both lose internet access)
 

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Awesome, that's great progress! :toast:

If you have a spare ethernet cable, you can bridge the WiFi on the first computer to its ethernet port. Then only one needs WiFi (although if it goes down they both lose internet access)
Thanks for pointing that out, however I don't think I have a spare Ethernet cable. Regardless that can easily be fixed with a stop to my nearby Tiger Direct... I'll look, I think I should have one somewhere.
 

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I have those, too. Looks like you need to start asking me for parts first :laugh:
 

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I have those, too. Looks like you need to start asking me for parts first :laugh:
When I get home later today I'll look, if not I'll hit you up so you can help me out with that. :D
 

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When I get home later today I'll look, if not I'll hit you up so you can help me out with that. :D
LMK if you need one, I have a bunch of ethernet cords of all different lengths :toast:
 

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Nice to see the team hovering around 17-18Mil per day. F@H for GPU just "downright sucks" at this moment, so I have brought over the GTX570 & GTX560Ti 448. Tomorrow I will bring both Opteron rigs(100k+) over for a week in hopes that we can break 20 Million during that time. When F@H brings back the GPU Early Return Bonus, I expect to see a some Fermi & Kepler cards migrate to F@H for a bit. Now lets go get the Univ of Kaiserslautern!

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Nice to see the team hovering around 17-18Mil per day. F@H for GPU just "downright sucks" at this moment, so I have brought over the GTX570 & GTX560Ti 448. Tomorrow I will bring both Opteron rigs(100k+) over for a week in hopes that we can break 20 Million during that time. When F@H brings back the GPU Early Return Bonus, I expect to see a some Fermi & Kepler cards migrate to F@H for a bit. Now lets go get the Univ of Kaiserslautern!

:toast:
What's on the short list for decent folding cards under $200???
 

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Nice to see the team hovering around 17-18Mil per day. F@H for GPU just "downright sucks" at this moment, so I have brought over the GTX570 & GTX560Ti 448. Tomorrow I will bring both Opteron rigs(100k+) over for a week in hopes that we can break 20 Million during that time. When F@H brings back the GPU Early Return Bonus, I expect to see a some Fermi & Kepler cards migrate to F@H for a bit. Now lets go get the Univ of Kaiserslautern!
Thank you! :toast:

I'll see what I can do--I'm bringing home my HD7770 system for WCG, and then probably my ITX system as well. As the other i7s are going to be off all break, I'll either seize one of the GTX460s or one of the GTX470s for the ITX system with the plans to fold on it. Probably a GTX460, as the GTX470s just run so hot and loud.
:toast:
I was wondering why we had lost 30-40% of our output all at once...
What's on the short list for decent folding cards under $200???
GTX560TI/TI448, GTX570
Or a pair of GTX460s. GTX470s are fast, but just use so much electricity.
 

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What's on the short list for decent folding cards under $200???
^^ what [Ion] said, but I would wait until we see where the points settle for ERB.

On another note, how do I get a 2nd GPU to run in Boinc? Do I have to utilize use_all_gpus in the config file?
 

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^^ what [Ion] said, but I would wait until we see where the points settle for ERB.

On another note, how do I get a 2nd GPU to run in Boinc? Do I have to utilize use_all_gpus in the config file?
Indeed you do :toast:

Create a file called cc_config.xml in the BOINC Data directory and paste in the following:
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<cc_config> <options> <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus> </options> </cc_config>
 

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Thanks Guy's! Had to add the command line to Mind's Config file and she's crunching on both GPU's now. I have 3 WU's running on the GTX570 and the 560Ti 448 should be able to handle 3 WU's as well. GTX460 still struggling on 1 WU and it's my display card(read=laggy), so the less lag, the better.
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Meh, Don't know how I am going to add 3 WU's to just GPU#2 without affecting GPU#1. Any ideas?
 
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Thanks Guy's! Had to add the command line to Mind's Config file and she's crunching on both GPU's now. I have 3 WU's running on the GTX570 and the 560Ti 448 should be able to handle 3 WU's as well. GTX460 still struggling on 1 WU and it's my display card(read=laggy), so the less lag, the better.
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Meh, Don't know how I am going to add 3 WU's to just GPU#2 without affecting GPU#1. Any ideas?
I believe that the only way to run different numbers of WUs is to run two instances of BOINC. To me, that seems like a lot of trouble, so I'd probably just leave it as-is.
 

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I believe that the only way to run different numbers of WUs is to run two instances of BOINC. To me, that seems like a lot of trouble, so I'd probably just leave it as-is.
OK, got it. If I feel it has more potential, I will move it to the rig with the 570. Hell, I may just move it over tomorrow. Thanks for the advice [Ion]!

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