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by dereksbelanger
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

First post in 2014. Haha!
by dereksbelanger
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Congradulations on the new rig, Neil.

Welcome back, Frenchie.

One place to go and I'll finally be in the SPCR top 10. Too bad the next predicted overtake is in four months! :p
by dereksbelanger
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk. Comes with factory OC: Core 950, Shader 1900, RAM 4200. Haven’t done any additional OC. The whole rig consists of... Case: Antec Three Hundred CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Motherboard: ASRock 880G EXTRE...
by dereksbelanger
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Just added a GTX 560Ti to my folding computer!
by dereksbelanger
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

frenchie wrote:[EDIT] news of the day : Folding works better when the folding program is running.... :roll:
Now you are an advanced user :lol:
by dereksbelanger
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sweet Accidental Build
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Sweet Accidental Build

I threw together an ITX computer for the conference room at work (attached to a 64" plasma) and it turned out to be a great little rig! I disconnected the case fan so the only moving part is the 120mm fan in the PS which is right above the APU. Very quiet! 14w 35degrees idle 23w 45 degrees playing H...
by dereksbelanger
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Nice work cmh! Which reminds me I've got a little folding info... About three months ago I upgraded to the 7.1.24 client (just noticed that 7.1.33 is now available https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/BetaRelease) and resolved the issues I was having with running DDR3 @ 1333 on the A...
by dereksbelanger
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mini itx: AM3 or start over?
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: mini itx: AM3 or start over?

Unless you need more CPU than the 945 has to offer - why not recycle?

If you're looking for more GPU power - the MSI HD 6870 Twin Frozr II is fast and quiet.
by dereksbelanger
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

V7 Client is out. Download: https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/BetaRelease FAQ: http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=18043 Everything: http://foldingforum.org/viewforum.php?f=67 I didnt want to risk the reliability of my folding rig so I installed V7 on my i3 laptop and I m...
by dereksbelanger
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Well...I didnt know spcr was closing! Just like me to be so out of touch.

If we have to move I will go with you people! :) I prefer a small community of sensible individuals. Where ever we can find that is fine with me!
by dereksbelanger
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 186713

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

Would love to see some updates. Nothing really new since May 2010. Not a single AM3 or AM3+ compatible cooler in the whole list!
by dereksbelanger
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

I'm almost finished with another 6041 unit that has taken the better part of four days to complete... Oh man! I dont like big WUs. Lately my SMP client has been getting 3k WUs that finish in just a few hours - love it! Need all the help I can get because Thorsted is going to catch me soon! Thorsted...
by dereksbelanger
Fri May 20, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

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by dereksbelanger
Wed May 18, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

w00t! Finally made it into the SPCR top 20
by dereksbelanger
Fri May 06, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

I'm not making points like jhimanka, but I finally have the 1090T running well and finished the first uninterrupted month on it. Exceeded my 300k/mo goal by just a bit too! I wonder what’s going to happen when the AMD APU hardware starts showing up? Sorta blurs the line between the FAH GPU and CPU c...
by dereksbelanger
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Way to ramp things up, Michael_qrt! http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&u=34869

(weekly chart shows a really nice trend)
by dereksbelanger
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Does anyone have experience with GTX560s? I'm kinda interested in this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125369
by dereksbelanger
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Nice setup frenchie. 70ppd/watt beats me! :)

AMD 1090T
Asrock 880G Extreeme 3
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2x2GB)
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60GB SSD
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W
Antec 300

Off: 0/0.8
Idle: 92 watts
Folding: 170 watts

9,000 PPD
53 PPD / Watt
by dereksbelanger
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Replacement PSU is finally here! Time to get folding :)
by dereksbelanger
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

The power supply in my 6 core AMD system just went out for RMA. Awww, just when I was starting to get the thing consistently folding well! Hopefully the replacement part will get here quickly :) and for your reviewing pleasure....the power supply is an Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W Pros : m...
by dereksbelanger
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 63886

Re: 2,000,000 point club

Go me!

...and I've got DaleV and nanoalpha hot on my heals :)
by dereksbelanger
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Whelp - I got the 3800 folding again. Not sure it will last - but we'll see! The problem I'm having OCing the AMD 1090T is that FAH reports "core communication error" even if the system passes every stability test I throw at it. Boogers! Fortunately I built this system with a MB that can fit three v...
by dereksbelanger
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

First....welcome querido ! :) Second....I lost a system to age. I had an AGP HD3800 that was very reliably producing 1400ppd *sigh* she has passed on....frankensteinian resurection may be possible. Third....I keep fooling arround with a 6core AMD I put together - trying to get it to produce an avera...
by dereksbelanger
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

I dont understand CPU overclocking when it comes to folding. I have an AMD 1090T (3.2Ghz 6 cores). Stock it produces ~11,000ppd on 60xx projects and ~7,300ppd on 67xx projects. I right now I have it OCd up to 3.6Ghz and ppd is barely any better (12,000/7,700). OC with GPU folding seems to have a muc...
by dereksbelanger
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Looks like nanoalpha and coweater58 have got some sweet upgrades recenly. Early Christmas fellas? :)
by dereksbelanger
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

Colm - ten years - you are a superhero! :D
by dereksbelanger
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Nice upgrade PaleMelanesian! :)

Parts for my new folding rig should arrive tomorrow!
by dereksbelanger
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Thanks guys. The plan is to replace my P4 farm (six of them + one HD3850) and will be used only for folding. One idea I have is to start with a six-core AMD and a motherboard that has three PCI-e slots. I can start folding CPU only. If in the future there is a big PPD drop, GPU folding can be added....
by dereksbelanger
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

Thanks frenchie! Yeah, looks like a minimal system with two 460GTX cards (18,000ppd) or one 470GTX (13,000ppd) can also be built for about $500 So its a pretty close call between GPU/CPU folding as far as hardware cost per ppd goes. Do you have any advice or experience that would swing the decision ...
by dereksbelanger
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611272

starting from scratch (no hardware to start with) - whats the cheapest way to produce 10k ppd?

seems to me you can build a 6-core AMD for about $500 which gets 12k ppd? about right?