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by pixel_pimp
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: processor upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Thanks for the reply - so the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit won't pose a problem, then? Presumably, if I then upgrade to 64-bit version of XP, I'll see a bit of a speed bump.
by pixel_pimp
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: processor upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

processor upgrade

Not so much a silent question but more a general query regarding CPUs - Been out of the tinkering game for some time and have become much more of a user than a tweaker :-) I'm running a sempron 3200 just now with XP Pro. I was thinking of upgrading to an Athlon X2 64 but was wondering, will my exist...
by pixel_pimp
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Hello top 100 8)
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Ah yeah - just noticed I had a bit of an unusual spike too.
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

looks like iganu might have something to do with that...

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=267697
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Heh...
Replies: 6
Views: 3778

xan_user wrote:look like this folder is really helping!

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=328865

thanks 'yber'!
Go Yber! :D
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Heh...
Replies: 6
Views: 3778

Heh...

Okay, so it'll take us over three years to catch them but at last we've got a conquest on the board lol! Bet Overclockers Club are quaking in their boots!

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&t=31574
by pixel_pimp
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Pixel_pimp, Is the "Octomac" dual quad cores? What is your clock rate? I was just wondering if it is dual Q6600's why you could not go way over 4000PPD. The verdict is in - 3464 points yesterday I have noticed, that although most applications were fine, Dreamweaver did not seem happy about running ...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Pixel_pimp, Is the "Octomac" dual quad cores? What is your clock rate? I was just wondering if it is dual Q6600's why you could not go way over 4000PPD. It's 2 Quad Xeons at 2.8Ghz according to System Profiler I'm more than prepared to consider the possibility that it's not configured optimally. I'...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

After reading discussions on here about cost per point, I'm going to stop leaving the sempron running all day but have got a second instance of FAH running on the MacPro so I guess I should still see an upturn in production. Will probably reinstate the home machine once it's upgraded to multicore an...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Hmm - just realised I could be running a second client on the octomac. Will get to that next week.

Got my eyes on the top 100 :twisted:
by pixel_pimp
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Disappointing when the team stats show only threats and no conquests :(
by pixel_pimp
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217820

I've arrived :) Am I too late for the free drinks?
by pixel_pimp
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Current folders from me: 1 x Octomac (2 x 2.8Ghz quad core Macpro) folding during the day plus a wee while at night during scheduled backup. 1 x Sempron 3200 folding morning to midnight Then there are some unknown machines in a lab somewhere that my friend has got folding under my ID no idea what th...
by pixel_pimp
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutting up a Dual G4
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Hmm - looks like Apple, in their wisdom, have used a wacky PSU design. Which costs £145 to replace with no assurance of less noise :shock: This is bad news as it looks like that's the prime noise source as it has two 40mm fans in it which would tie up with the high pitched tinny sound it's making. ...
by pixel_pimp
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutting up a Dual G4
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Shutting up a Dual G4

I've just started working in an office with many very noisy machines. Some I probably won't be allowed to get my hands on (an x-serve, the UPS systems etc) but there are a couple that I at least have a chance of shutting the hell up - principally a Dual G4 that makes a really intrusive ringy noise. ...
by pixel_pimp
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding machine
Replies: 14
Views: 6191

Does an onboard GPU use up electricity just by virtue of it's presence on the board? If the machine could be set up remotely from some other machine through a kind of virtual display (I've seen a friend do this with his Macs but don't have experience of it myself) could there be an energy saving in ...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding machine
Replies: 14
Views: 6191

Folding machine

If you were to build a machine with the express purpose of folding in the home environment - ie can't take up a lot of space and should be efficient enough not to put your bills through the roof - how would you go about it? Is there a 'sweet spot' for balancing crunching power against electricity us...
by pixel_pimp
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Hehe - looks like I've dropped a couple of places with these people ofring ahead there! Ah well - all for the greater good lol!
by pixel_pimp
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9565

If your application(s) work under both, mac and win, I'd prefer mac and OS X, especially for graphic design. Can you explain why? Nobody has ever given me a credible difference why a Mac is better suited to design work than a PC - the key software components are the same on both. I can understand t...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Lliam wrote:2 more 939 single cores worth bringing into battle ?
Hehe - sounds like SPCR needs all the heat you can muster :wink:
by pixel_pimp
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a boost
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Hmmm - I'm not seeing any fanless options for the 1900 series so far. I'd rather have low to moderate performance and no fan to be honest. I don't really play games so I don't need top end performance there either - just feel that a boost over the onboard GFX plus the option to work through a few ex...
by pixel_pimp
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Decomatic Model 12b
Replies: 63
Views: 25400

Odd that people automatically assume that the wooden computer is also the slowest. (Low-tech case=Low-tech computer???) On that logic, this must be the second slowest - it's got an 8-track on it LOL! http://gizmodo.com/photogallery/IntelCoreProcessorChallenge/1958173 Plus this one reminds me of an ...
by pixel_pimp
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a boost
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Should add that I'm running Win2k (behind the times like that lol!) but would consider moving to XP if there were any real speed benefits to be had.
by pixel_pimp
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning a boost
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Planning a boost

My current specs are listed in my sig so I won't relist. I'm looking ahead to getting back into the workplace shortly and this has made me think about possible upgrades to get me running a bit nippier. I use the machine for graphic design work including web development and feel it could be both bett...
by pixel_pimp
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 598535

Soon as my college course is over and I'm earning once again, I'll be upping my spec to an Athlon64 X2 and popping in a new GFX card so I'll be punting out a few extra WUs from then on (quietly, of course!). My friend has the client running in his labs under my ID as well - not sure what he's got it...
by pixel_pimp
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a small speed bump
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Thanks for the pointers, I'll keep an eye out for cards with those chips.
by pixel_pimp
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a small speed bump
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Looking for a small speed bump

As per my sig, I'm currently using onboard GFX (GF 6150) and, while it does the job, I wouldn't mind a small increase in GFX power (actually, I even struggle to play DVDs smoothly just now). I'm pretty much lost as to what chips come where in the pecking order and which ATI compares with which NVidi...
by pixel_pimp
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610363

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