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This week has been rough for me PPD wise. I took down the P55 system for a day to swap cases with my home rig, the Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD I got a month ago in my home rig died during the case swap (still have my 500GB hybrid drive that I didn't erase, but lost a ****load of data including the source files for a TF2 map I poured a ton of time into last week), and my 7950 got its new cooler installed last night but it has been sitting on my desk curing. Hopefully the heatsinks cured properly and my GPU doesn't shut off when overclocked to a certain point anymore, but RMAing it will probably be next to impossible now since it has heatsinks glued on. Also have a pending sale on my K9A2 Platinum/965BE combo so that's packed up as of today and the deal will probably close tonight or tomorrow.

Tip: use Akasa or Shin-Etsu double-sided thermally conductive tape for heatsinks next time.

Quite a bunch of bad luck you seem to have there.
 
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Yeah, I might use some Enzotech heatsinks or whatever next time, or source that thermal tape somewhere online. Probably going to sit on this card for a couple years since I invested a lot of money into it with the cooler, and I don't feel like losing a bunch selling it off so soon. I'll probably use one or two of the hard drives Brandon traded to me for backups, as I am so over this drive death crap and having to re-install everything every single time.
 

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I just barely managed to sneak into the top-500 today :D

I should have my new 8-core setup + HD7930 up and going Thursday or Friday
 
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This Accelero Xtreme 7970 is amazing. Just crunching 1 WU on my 7950 only brings it to 37c when the stock cooler was 57c. Can't wait to try a game, as luckily I still have my interim HDD set up from when my first SSD died. Have to install Steam though and it doesn't change the fact that I lost a lot of stuff I did in the last month (I simply copied stuff off my 2TB drive when I got the new SSD and left the original files on there at least).

Also, the Arctic G1 seems to dry into a rubbery compound and not a hard epoxy. Seems possibly good if I want to remove the sinks for a future RMA or something.
 

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Quite a bunch of bad luck you seem to have there.
I think it's just the territory: all these guys have more hardware than most, and they push it to the brink 24/7/365. Considering most hardware will last for years and yeasr with very little stress put on it, it's amazing that some of this hardware lasts as long as it does crunching.
 

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This week has been rough for me PPD wise. I took down the P55 system for a day to swap cases with my home rig, the Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD I got a month ago in my home rig died during the case swap (still have my 500GB hybrid drive that I didn't erase, but lost a ****load of data including the source files for a TF2 map I poured a ton of time into last week), and my 7950 got its new cooler installed last night but it has been sitting on my desk curing. Hopefully the heatsinks cured properly and my GPU doesn't shut off when overclocked to a certain point anymore, but RMAing it will probably be next to impossible now since it has heatsinks glued on. Also have a pending sale on my K9A2 Platinum/965BE combo so that's packed up as of today and the deal will probably close tonight or tomorrow.
I'm sorry to hear man, that seems like a tough loss bro :(
 

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Wow thats alot of WU! I was thinking of upping my 6950's from 4WU to 6WU would this work without errors? I don't know of many that use 6950's to Crunch. Also I asked on the other thread but the GTS 450's I have, would it be better for them to be in SLI or disable SLI?
 

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I was thinking of upping my 6950's from 4WU to 6WU would this work without errors?
What GPU usage are you getting with your current set-up?
 

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What GPU usage are you getting with your current set-up?
80's to low 90's but I have noticed it alternates GPU's like one GPU will work 4 WU's then the other GPU will work its 4 WU's and visa versa.
 

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80's to low 90's but I have noticed it alternates GPU's like one GPU will work 4 WU's then the other GPU will work its 4 WU's and visa versa.
I think you could add 1-2 more WU and check for errors. Pay attention to the AVG time for the WU's so you do not cross the point of diminishing returns.
 
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80's to low 90's but I have noticed it alternates GPU's like one GPU will work 4 WU's then the other GPU will work its 4 WU's and visa versa.
Now that's weird. It should use them both at the same time. I also been comtiplating upping to wu load on my 6850's They are at 1 a piece right now. Might try 2 a piece and see how it goes. Also I have found, atleast with Ati/Amd cards that disabling crossfire eliminates weird errors and driver crashes. I was getting driver crashes when I first started crunching on them and disables cf and they went away. Now last week I started getting driver crashes again but didn't realize that I forgot to disable cf after gaming one night.
 

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We will see. I am getting some errors (not very frequent). I would like to see what the rig is producing. I was not able to do so with Free-DC not updating today from this morning.
 

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Wow! Three HD7970s I assume? :toast:

That is an absolutely phenomenal contribution! :toast:
It's really funny seeing 30 WUs running at once :D


So USPS and FedEX are miserable, and my Xeon stuff didn't get here today. Maybe tomorrow :ohwell:
Mine is scheduled for today we'll see how it goes! im pretty excited to get it all! ;)
 
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My new OS/progs drive as arrived today, so I will be spending some time installing and configuring everything. After that, the advantage of the fresh install might be better BOINC performance. And if not, the rest will get a boost nonetheless.





 

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well guys the cruncher at work is down to 2GB of ram. I packed up the 4GB kit that was in it and I am shipping it to T_ski for his PCIX dual giganic card for my homebrew router. Do you think the lower ram would effect the GPU WU's much? I will start looking for a 2x4GB kit to replace it soon.
 

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well guys the cruncher at work is down to 2GB of ram. I packed up the 4GB kit that was in it and I am shipping it to T_ski for his PCIX dual giganic card for my homebrew router. Do you think the lower ram would effect the GPU WU's much? I will start looking for a 2x4GB kit to replace it soon.
Keep an eye on your results- if you start throwing errors then you should back off on the workload. iirc the old rule of thumb before gpu wu's were around was half a GB of ram per thread for best results....
 

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Keep an eye on your results- if you start throwing errors then you should back off on the workload. iirc the old rule of thumb before gpu wu's were around was half a GB of ram per thread for best results....
Yea to get by right now I set the sticks at 1600Mhz CAS9 1.6V (Originally 1600Mhz CAS7 1.9V)
 

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well guys the cruncher at work is down to 2GB of ram. I packed up the 4GB kit that was in it and I am shipping it to T_ski for his PCIX dual giganic card for my homebrew router. Do you think the lower ram would effect the GPU WU's much? I will start looking for a 2x4GB kit to replace it soon.
I'm running my 13 WUs on the i7-920 with only 2GB ATM. I'm going to add more as soon as I have time, however, and I'll let you know the benefit.

I've got some good news and some bad news. My HD7930 got here today, but the seller for the Xeon setup shipped it to my home address, so I won't be getting that. I'll put the HD7930 in the i7-860 in place of the GTX460 until I can get the Xeons (probably a week or two) tonight.