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by warriorpoet
Fri May 04, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 6,000,000 points
Replies: 23
Views: 26953

Re: 6,000,000 points

Yay! :D
by warriorpoet
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Hot hot hot !!!! 80xx projects
Replies: 3
Views: 9445

Re: Hot hot hot !!!! 80xx projects

My temps didn't move any, but the PSU fan has been having a grand 'ol time... :)
by warriorpoet
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 599332

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Looking for a new wireless router; this one keeps going out when it gets multiple connections + ethernet (phones, lappys, kindles, PS3, whateva).

Any suggestions? I promise a healthy PPD increase if I get one that works... ;)
by warriorpoet
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 8744

Re: GPU recommendations?

cmh wrote:Just an update. After much reading and probably too much thinking, I abandoned both my budget and my fanless requirement and ordered a GTX 560. I'll report back when I get it all set up. Thanks again for your advice and counsel, all.
Awesome! That's going to be one killer folding setup!
by warriorpoet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 8744

Re: GPU recommendations?

Thanks warriorpoet, good post ! I would emphasize the overclokability of the 4xx and 5xx cards too, even when you've never done it before. Look online at what other people are doing with their cards, pick what looks like a good number (I usually pick a bit lower to be on the safe side), move the cu...
by warriorpoet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!
Replies: 104
Views: 88387

Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

frenchie wrote:Congrats all !!!!!!
Hear hear!
by warriorpoet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: The search for the perfect radiator fan
Replies: 3
Views: 4961

Re: The search for the perfect radiator fan

Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans have won their share of radiator-mount fan comparisons because they blend excellent pressure characteristics, airflow and acoustics. These are quiet fans with VERY smooth ball bearings and an unobtrusive noise profile. My preference is the 800 RPM version for their top spe...
by warriorpoet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 8744

Re: GPU recommendations?

Whatever you do, try to get a card that will take the 7620 GPU units. They're VERY demanding and will push your cooling to the limit, but give me around a 3-5k boost using GPU3 (Fermi). What's the minimum card that will take those? I'm not much of a gamer, so I'd love NOT to drop 3 bills on a GPU. ...
by warriorpoet
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 8744

Re: GPU recommendations?

Is that ~35k ppd all from your i7 ubuntu box? No, that's from both boxes. The i7 does a WU about every four hours, and the i5 does one about every 7. Although the i5 just picked up a project 10126 that looks like it's going to take about 17 hours...we'll see what sort of points that's worth. Yeah, ...
by warriorpoet
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 8744

Re: GPU recommendations?

Is that ~35k ppd all from your i7 ubuntu box? If so, leave it be. You'll enjoy several benefits: 1. lower power consumption 2. lower noise 3. ubuntu- need I say more? ;) If you are getting all those points from a single i7, I'm going to ask for lessons :D If you're folding on both and are looking fo...
by warriorpoet
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 8703

Re: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?

For your next PC, unless you are going for Crossfire 6970s or SLI 580s. There's no need to pick watercooling for noise or performance. You will find it hard to beat the performance of a thermalright archon + Shamon. Even warriorpoets PC doesn't NEED watercooling I do if I want to record next to the...
by warriorpoet
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 8703

Re: Did people abandon watercooling for their silent PCs ?

There is less activity here because there are less active watercoolers (for whatever reason) on this board than others. I tend to frequent Xtremesystems and lurk Overclockers for my watercooling fix. The amount and quality of posters here is just not what it is at those other places. FWIW, I would n...
by warriorpoet
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: So, Team Latvia...
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

Re: So, Team Latvia...

NeilBlanchard wrote:...and you've now corrected the problem, I presume?
Of course. Stupid mistake on my part, but worth a chuckle. At least my kids laughed at me :p
by warriorpoet
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: So, Team Latvia...
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

So, Team Latvia...

Good News: I just recorded >31k points in 36 hours

Bad News: It was for Team Latvia (31754)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by warriorpoet
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!

Eh nuts. All was well, then I rebooted.

Now F@H tops out at 50% load on the GTX. Wondering how to fix this...

edit: somehow my CPU priority was resetting itself to "Real Time". That'll put a dent in your PPD :p
by warriorpoet
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!

Found the culprit. nVidia Driver 280.26 caused:

1. a PPD drop of 10k points
2. a WEI score drop of 0.8 points
3. Fallout New Vegas instability

I rolled back to the last WHQL 270 driver and all is well.
by warriorpoet
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!

Nope, no downclocking.... The only thing I noticed was 7xxx projects. And when I check my client performace, I do see 7620 and 7621 units that yielded 1500 points less per day than the regular WUs. Back to "normal" WU for now it seems... warriorpoet, do you have a way to check the WUs you were work...
by warriorpoet
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!

Temps are actually a bit lower (?). Both my GPU and CPU are under water blocks, so temps are hardly a concern; the GPu maxes out at 56c and the CPU at 62c.

I could understand a 10% drop, but less than 50%? Yikes.
by warriorpoet
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Big PPD drop: ~15,700 to ~ 5500!

Everything's the same. Same clocks, same FAH Control version, same OS. Same same same. Why, then, is my GPU PPD dropping by 10k points? One other note: desktop behavior has been a little weird lately. Windows Aero dropping in and out of operation, soft-locks and clunky video performance. I fired up ...
by warriorpoet
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 218033

Re: 100,000 Point Club

Thanks, frenchie and warriorpoet. Is it just me, or does anyone else find that their hardware decisions are influenced (crazily) by Folding? I just built a new machine to replace my main office PC. I was planning to turn the old box into a low-powered file server or something (really I was), but no...
by warriorpoet
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 218033

Re: 100,000 Point Club

Welcome cmh!
by warriorpoet
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

A decent kit will still best these all-in-ones by a pretty fair margin. I'm thinking specifically of the Swiftech kits, but there are others available as well (EK, XSPC, etc.). The problem is price of entry, but once you're in, the block, rads, fans and pumps will most likely be compatible with sev...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

There's also the issue the cpu will draw more power if it's hotter hence another reason why ambient temperature matters. ... I remember my E6600 Delta to be around 5°C worse with ambient around 35C and beyond that summer. There was a kind of threshold, passed which, the temps drastically raised. I ...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

I appreciated this review for the rigorous SPL noise measurements, but it is obvious that all these coolers are NOT intended for silent systems. I also doubt that traditional custom watercooling is, at least regarding the cpu loop. Huge towers cool already good enough for 99% of the setups. While t...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers
Replies: 31
Views: 10476

Re: Antec Kühler H20 620 & 920 CPU Water Coolers

When you look at it, these are really only air coolers with a displaced fin array and active circulation through the heatpipes. An oversimplification, yes, but so is referring to these awful things as water-cooling (especially considering the likely composition of the coolant contains far less water...
by warriorpoet
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: Back in the Fold

Wow, you were getting 100 ppd? Yeah, that ain't right. Glad it's going more smoothly now. But on the bright side, the stats are listed only for the last 4 days, and it looks like you're already #12 in production! I look forward to seeing how much higher you end up! :D Hopefully high enough to provi...
by warriorpoet
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: Back in the Fold

Figured out part of the CPU problem- it was giving way to everything (and I mean EVERYTHING), so I elevated importance and PPD estimates tripled. Since I'm not sure how to set core affinity with the new client, I went ahead and set GPU's core affinity to core_3 using ye olde process lasso. PPD estim...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: Back in the Fold

Just a thought: now that we have a PS3, can I add that to the team as well?

edit: nm. I added the PS3. Another machine for Team SPCR!
by warriorpoet
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: Back in the Fold

Ah, that's right, I was thinking that you had 8 cores instead of four. Well, you may want to keep -smp 3, but you'll probably want to do a little checking first. Try running just the gpu with no smp folding for an hour or so, keep an eye on cpu usage. If it's nowhere near 25%, then just run with -s...
by warriorpoet
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: Back in the Fold

Welcome back! Well, first suggestion would be to get the new client, here's the installation instructions https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/ClientUserGuide#Windows although those are for windows, I'm assuming that's what you're running. The new client will allow you to control gp...