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Speaking of core 2 duos... I got a 1.86 ghz core 2 duo with a biostar matx board for dirt cheap awhile back. Meant to make it into some sort of file server but don't exactly have much of a need for that. I know it can overclock quite well. I only pushed it to 2.3 ghz myself but the previous owner said he had it up past 3 ghz with just better than stock cooling. Maybe I should make it into a WCG rig or something.
You must have a C2D 6300. I have one of those sitting next to me ATM...
 
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You must have a C2D 6300. I have one of those sitting next to me ATM...
That is correct sir. When I get my watercooling setup I think I am going to put my good air cooler on it and see what clocks I can really get just for fun.
 

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I'd be interested in your results, I don't have time to fiddle with mine, so I'd love some quick and dirty numbers to throw into the BIOS and make it boot with a big OC.
 
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I'd be interested in your results, I don't have time to fiddle with mine, so I'd love some quick and dirty numbers to throw into the BIOS and make it boot with a big OC.
I don't know how far I will get. The little matx biostar board has 3 voltage options. Stock, more , and most and they really are called something like that. I can also adjust the bclk. I don't know if that is normal because I don't have much experience overclocking lga775... yet.
 
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I don't know how far I will get. The little matx biostar board has 3 voltage options. Stock, more , and most. I can also adjust the bclk. I don't know if that is normal because I don't have much experience overclocking lga775... yet.
Raise NB no more than 1.45v and make sure you take it slow, FSB is your friend here
 
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Anyone notice shipping rates (with UPS at least) have increased? Cost me $24 to mail a 10lb Newegg box today when I just mailed a friend essentially the same thing but 8lbs for $13 a few weeks ago. Dunno if they are picky about the dimensions of the box or what but I noticed those shiny new Cooler Master HAF XB cases on Newegg cost $22 to ship as well. Absolutely ridiculous.
 

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Anyone notice shipping rates (with UPS at least) have increased? Cost me $24 to mail a 10lb Newegg box today when I just mailed a friend essentially the same thing but 8lbs for $13 a few weeks ago. Dunno if they are picky about the dimensions of the box or what but I noticed those shiny new Cooler Master HAF XB cases on Newegg cost $22 to ship as well. Absolutely ridiculous.
Cool! My old 720BE goes to another cruncher! :D :toast:

Thanks for the info on shipping... good to know considering that we tend to ship stuff out often.
 

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Picked up another C2D today--an E4400. I'm likely selling the E2180 and X2 5400+ tomorrow, which means more GPUs :D
 
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So I got multiple WU's working on my gpu. I just sat there and watched for like 15 minutes in awe of how much work I was completing. I get 12 tasks done every 3.35 minutes and everything is staying about 50c.

I can just watch the work being completed as one watches a fire. Is that normal?
 

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So I got multiple WU's working on my gpu. I just sat there and watched for like 15 minutes in awe of how much work I was completing. Is that normal?
Radeon 7970 Baby!!!! :rockout:


That card will do over 100k ppd easy......Amazing ain't it! :D:toast:
 

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Anybody spotted any good deals around for a video card that I can crunch on? Not looking to spend much but I'll entertain any offer?
 

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So I got multiple WU's working on my gpu. I just sat there and watched for like 15 minutes in awe of how much work I was completing. I get 12 tasks done every 3.35 minutes and everything is staying about 50c.

I can just watch the work being completed as one watches a fire. Is that normal?
Isn't it beautiful. When I see a WU finish every minute or less (between the two systems) I can just sit and it's visual evidence of how much is being done. Beautiful :toast:
Anybody spotted any good deals around for a video card that I can crunch on? Not looking to spend much but I'll entertain any offer?
This HD7770 and this HD7850 are both solid cards at sub-$200 :toast:
 
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Aren't 460's pretty good too. I don't know how they compare to 7770's. They are about the same price used($80). Whats the best card you could get for around $50?
 
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GTX 460s are ineffcient crunchers. They are slow compared to the power draw and non-BOINC performance. Crunching --> Radeon
 

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Aren't 460's pretty good too. I don't know how they compare to 7770's. They are about the same price used($80). Whats the best card you could get for around $50?
Meh, 460's are not very productive for BOINC, as well as most nvidia cards(save the high end...580/670/680). Best bet is something in the HD 7770 range and up. Even the HD 6xxx series can only run a couple of WU's.
 

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Aren't 460's pretty good too. I don't know how they compare to 7770's. They are about the same price used($80). Whats the best card you could get for around $50?
$50 won't get you much--maybe a HD6670.

But AMD cards are much, much better. A HD7770 doing 4 WUs can do 3x the output of a GTX460 ;)
 

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Thanks ION, but seen any FS around the forum? Just looked and saw none. :(
 

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7770's are going for $80 used on ebay. Think next year they will be around $50-$60?
 
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Edit: and I'll probably throw my main rig some work overnight to conpensate....
 

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We would have if there were some to be bought....:slap: :laugh:
Indeed. I'd be willing to buy a pair of HD7770s or HD7850s easily :)
7770's are going for $80 used on ebay. Think next year they will be around $50-$60?
Possible, but HD5770s are still commanding that price (and more sometimes) a good while after they were released.
 

HammerON

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Cooling EK Supremacy EVO Elite 2011-3 / EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB 3200 / G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified / ATI 3650
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Benchmark Scores Always changing~
May have to pull my cruncher down till the end of the month, have a situation where a client needs some ddr3 sticks to borrow. I don't have spares, and I don't want to pull ram out of my main system. It'll go back up at that time. Hoping to crack 500k before that though....
Edit: and I'll probably throw my main rig some work overnight to conpensate....
That sucks:( I don't have any extra RAM right now or I would shoot them your way.
 
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Looks like I cant fit a 6950 into my file server...:cry: