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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:28 PM   #701
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well hopefully EVGA is helpful and is willing to work with you on it.

yeah CPU folding isn't what it used to be, at least for ones we can afford!

yeah i'm excited about it! it should be here tonight, and hopefully i'll have time to get it setup before i have to go to bed (work comes early tomorrow). we'll see!
thanks -- I'll see what they say...

you're right -- CPU folding certainly isn't what it used to be!

we're waiting to hear what you've got planned! (but rest is important too...)

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:26 PM   #702
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Running my GPUs overnight and woke up to my computer in OSX. Guess I'll need to buy windows now since the 8 beta expired and shuts itself down after an hour or so? 71k ppd from 2 GPUS is pretty cool. Hell I remember my four overclocked 460s only put out a total of approximately 45k.
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thanks -- I'll see what they say...

you're right -- CPU folding certainly isn't what it used to be!

we're waiting to hear what you've got planned! (but rest is important too...)

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it's alive!

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Running my GPUs overnight and woke up to my computer in OSX. Guess I'll need to buy windows now since the 8 beta expired and shuts itself down after an hour or so? 71k ppd from 2 GPUS is pretty cool. Hell I remember my four overclocked 460s only put out a total of approximately 45k.
yeah i know what you mean. i have all these GTX260s around here that aren't good for many points anymore. maybe i'll gradually upgrade them, but then what do i do with the old cards?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:11 PM   #704
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Running my GPUs overnight and woke up to my computer in OSX. Guess I'll need to buy windows now since the 8 beta expired and shuts itself down after an hour or so? 71k ppd from 2 GPUS is pretty cool. Hell I remember my four overclocked 460s only put out a total of approximately 45k.
Feel like experimenting with ubuntu? It's free! (and I don't know anything else about it)
Oh forget that. I'd heard that the Linux client didn't support GPUs and it looks like that's true. Well, not without jumping through major hoops. Maybe try to find a sale on Win8.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/LinGuide#ntoc12

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it's alive!
What's alive, exactly?

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:24 PM   #705
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Running my GPUs overnight and woke up to my computer in OSX. Guess I'll need to buy windows now since the 8 beta expired and shuts itself down after an hour or so? 71k ppd from 2 GPUS is pretty cool. Hell I remember my four overclocked 460s only put out a total of approximately 45k.
ah, those were the days, no? at least we're getting improved power efficiency from the newer generation of GPUs...

PS great to see you back!

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:39 PM   #706
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ah, those were the days, no? at least we're getting improved power efficiency from the newer generation of GPUs...

PS great to see you back!

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Wow. Bought W8 and of course the download failed. Took my money and run. These posts go back to late October and the problems still exist. Why can't windows download be as efficient as upgrading downloading OSX .

Didn't even my email from MS for my key.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:13 AM   #707
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Wow. Bought W8 and of course the download failed. Took my money and run. These posts go back to late October and the problems still exist. Why can't windows download be as efficient as upgrading downloading OSX .

Didn't even my email from MS for my key.
I think you got away lucky then!

Is there any way to nab a copy of Windows from someone who's junking an old PC?
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I think you got away lucky then!

Is there any way to nab a copy of Windows from someone who's junking an old PC?
Ill call tomorrow or file a dispute with PayPal and get my money back and just go to a store and buy it. I don't think I'll buy a windows OS through a download again. I do have a few older PCs laying around I can harvest a key from.
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What's alive, exactly?
Take a look at my points. Wanna take a guess?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:29 AM   #710
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Take a look at my points. Wanna take a guess?
my money is on a Quad CPU AMD Opteron system...

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PS Very, very impressive!
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my money is on a Quad CPU AMD Opteron system...

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PS Very, very impressive!
ding ding ding! you guessed it!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:00 PM   #712
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ding ding ding! you guessed it!
Fantastic! Major congratulations on your new folding rig!

Now our team has a chance at regaining some lost ground

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Ever since I started getting bonus points, I've been getting these crazy 19 hour WUs. It makes it look like I'm not doing anything for hours, haha!

I read that the system is designed to optimise WU assignments to specs of one's rig, so it seems like a good idea to just leave it alone to choose for me, but do you guys have settings and/or parameters in place to select WUs that give the best 'stats' so to speak? I want to do what's best for science, but I also want to balance that with some team pride!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:57 PM   #714
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Fantastic! Major congratulations on your new folding rig!

Now our team has a chance at regaining some lost ground

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thanks! yes i hope we do!

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Ever since I started getting bonus points, I've been getting these crazy 19 hour WUs. It makes it look like I'm not doing anything for hours, haha!

I read that the system is designed to optimise WU assignments to specs of one's rig, so it seems like a good idea to just leave it alone to choose for me, but do you guys have settings and/or parameters in place to select WUs that give the best 'stats' so to speak? I want to do what's best for science, but I also want to balance that with some team pride!
the only real control we have is telling the client what kind of WUs we want (small, normal, or big). outside of that, it will pick for you. (unless you are doing -bigadv units, which you are not)

but working bigger units that take more time will get you more points, as long as you run fah most of the time
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:33 PM   #715
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the only real control we have is telling the client what kind of WUs we want (small, normal, or big). outside of that, it will pick for you. (unless you are doing -bigadv units, which you are not)

but working bigger units that take more time will get you more points, as long as you run fah most of the time
Well, I run FAH continuously, but I did just change my # of cores from '12' to '8', meaning from six to four, really. I noticed that I'm still using all 12 threads no matter what, but the six primary threads are about 80-90%, and the remaining 'hyperthreads' (if you will) are working about 5-10%. iStat shows a steady 800% CPU use by FahCore_a4, and when I open something else, it doesn't take away from the 800% unless the other task exceeds 400%. My temps dropped 10F, fans dropped a few hundred RPM, and CPU A, Core Low Side went from 76 A to 63 A, so I think I like these settings for now.

I wish I could adjust core use on the fly instead of rebooting for the changes to take effect, but that's the way it goes.

How do you tell the client to use small / medium / large WUs?
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Well, I run FAH continuously, but I did just change my # of cores from '12' to '8', meaning from six to four, really. I noticed that I'm still using all 12 threads no matter what, but the six primary threads are about 80-90%, and the remaining 'hyperthreads' (if you will) are working about 5-10%. iStat shows a steady 800% CPU use by FahCore_a4, and when I open something else, it doesn't take away from the 800% unless the other task exceeds 400%. My temps dropped 10F, fans dropped a few hundred RPM, and CPU A, Core Low Side went from 76 A to 63 A, so I think I like these settings for now.

I wish I could adjust core use on the fly instead of rebooting for the changes to take effect, but that's the way it goes.

How do you tell the client to use small / medium / large WUs?
yeah i hear ya.

since you are using version 7 client, it's a little different than before (version 6).

first, you have to be in expert mode. then click configure, click slots, select smp and click edit. scroll to the bottom and click add under extra slots.

name: client-type
value: big/normal/small

i think this is correct. someone can correct me if i'm wrong
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Take a look at my points. Wanna take a guess?
300K PPD on top of previous?

Phenomenal!

You're definitely carrying the team now!

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300K PPD on top of previous?

Phenomenal!

You're definitely carrying the team now!

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yeah that's where i'm currently, but i may drop back a few of the older clients since i've got the big one folding.

yeah but we still need the rest of the team! and we still need more members!
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yeah that's where i'm currently, but i may drop back a few of the older clients since i've got the big one folding.
I agree with that -- gotta start saving power on the older rigs now that you've got a new mouth to feed

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yeah but we still need the rest of the team! and we still need more members!
We certainly do need new members! If anyone is interested in trying it out, please post and we'll answer any questions we can!

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I agree with that -- gotta start saving power on the older rigs now that you've got a new mouth to feed
yeah. i'm wondering what the power bill will be for this month. luckily it's been colder this last few days though.

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yes. i think the more active we are on this forum, the better for getting more people curious and hopefully involved.
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Wow. nice new rig twoodcc. I'm jealous. What are the complete specs?
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Wow. nice new rig twoodcc. I'm jealous. What are the complete specs?
I think you speak for most of us here!

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I think you speak for most of us here!

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thanks guys!

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4 x AMD 6166HE processors (OC'ed to 2.3GHz with custom bios)
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thanks guys!

specs:

4 x AMD 6166HE processors (OC'ed to 2.3GHz with custom bios)
SM H8QGL-iF+ motherboard
16 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix 1600MHz RAM
760W PSU
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A nice, nice, rig!!

(and of course a great boost to our team!)
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A nice, nice, rig!!

(and of course a great boost to our team!)
thanks!

yeah i know our team could use it right now. i'll try to keep everything folding while it's cold. of course the main rig is the important one now. we'll see how it goes
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