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by DavidG
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcome..
Replies: 99
Views: 154459

Re: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcom

Woo hoo, I rolled past 25 million. :D

Don't check in here much anymore, mostly because Quiet/Silent has become so much more mainstream and secondly computers are so powerful I upgrade at a much slower pace. Thanks to the site admins/owners for leading the quiet revolution.
by DavidG
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?
Replies: 27
Views: 14557

Re: Which GTX560 Ti is the most quiet?

I'm building a new system and considering the MSI 560 Ti boards, in particular the OC and Hawk versions. Is it possible to undo the factory overclock on these boards? It seems like these boards have superior components and cooling solutions to support the factory OC. If I turn back the OC I'm hoping...
by DavidG
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SMP Reinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

SMP Reinstall

One of my boxes stopped folding. The client expired. Downloaded the new client. Installed the new SMP tool. Configured FAH with "-configonly". Started up the service, but it was not running as SMP. Realized I forgot to change the service startup parameters. So I used regedit to change the service pa...
by DavidG
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SimT Gromacs - I need to vent
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Ok, thanks.
by DavidG
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SimT Gromacs - I need to vent
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Ok, I got the SMP version working this morning. I've left 3 of the single cores running to finish up what they are working on. If I change the setting for "Ask before fetching/sending work" to yes while the cores are running will it pop up a dialog before it starts another WU? I'm looking for an eas...
by DavidG
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SimT Gromacs - I need to vent
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

I initially installed the SMP client and it pegged the cores at 100% but never seemed to complete anything. I let it go for several days without any indication that it was progressing. My thinking at the time was I would install the non-SMP clients and wait for the SMP beta to expire and the promise...
by DavidG
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Suggestions for a folding box gone awry?
Replies: 49
Views: 17106

Sorry to hear about your problems. We've been chasing each other up through the rankings. Wondered what happened. Hope you get everything back up and running soon.

Keep folding, its good for the neighborhood.
by DavidG
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SimT Gromacs - I need to vent
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

SimT Gromacs - I need to vent

I HATE these WU's.

My PPD has fallen from 3,000 PPD to 1,000. I thought one of my boxes was down. A quad core running 4 clients is going on 5 days to complete a 343 point WU. A normal WU takes about 24 hours for 600 points. I hate these things.

Ok, I'm done.
by DavidG
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: This is a sad thread. The High Cost of Folding.
Replies: 43
Views: 24046

On the other hand check out the costs related to a full day in a nursing home for someone who's completely gone because of Alzheimers or dementia. And since in many instances the government is going to pick up that tab, well, all of us will be paying for it anyways. As you said this is a very cost ...
by DavidG
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SMP Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

I can't at this point. I think I've done something wrong. It looks like the cores are doing something, but it has not completed a WU since Mon night/Tue early morn (1 AM). It took about 18 hours to complete WUs this weekend with 4 instances. I'm going to give it till tonight, then start over ... Da...
by DavidG
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SMP Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

I can't at this point. I think I've done something wrong. It looks like the cores are doing something, but it has not completed a WU since Mon night/Tue early morn (1 AM). It took about 18 hours to complete WUs this weekend with 4 instances.

I'm going to give it till tonight, then start over ...
by DavidG
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SMP Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

SMP Question

I just built a Q6600. I just installed the Folding SMP client on Vista. I had some problems downloading the SMP client. So, in the meanitme, I installed the console client 4 times. This seemed to work fine. I downloaded the SMP client at work and emailed it home. I turned off the 4 console services ...
by DavidG
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - Stock Fans? And Fan Recomend for Ultra 120
Replies: 5
Views: 3235

P182 - Stock Fans? And Fan Recomend for Ultra 120

I just ordered a P182 case to use with a new q6600, Ultra 120 extreme, a fanless video card, and a Corsair 450 PSU. No overclocking. I need to order a couple of fans for the Ultra 120. I am wondering whether I should also order case fans to replace the stock Antec fans. I'm leaning towards the 1200 ...
by DavidG
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

New System Advice

I'm building a new system, primarily for gaming, but also for encoding and office work. And of course, I fold. Case: P182 PSU: Corsair 450 MB: Gigabyte GA-P35-DSR CPU: Duo 6750 or Quad 6600 Cooler: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme RAM: Crucial 2X1 GB DDR2 1066 Video: Gigabyte 8600 GTS (fanless) HD: WD...
by DavidG
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC Dead - Help Diagnose
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Well I replaced the MB and I'm back up. Thanks for confirming my fears.
by DavidG
Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PC Dead - Help Diagnose
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

PC Dead - Help Diagnose

Came home yesterday and the power was off to the house. When power came back on, the computer wouldn't. :cry: I opened up the computer, no fryed smell. When I power the computer on the fans spin for a second or two, then spin down. I hear the subwoofer pop, so it seems to be getting power. Unfortuna...
by DavidG
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The wonderful new S12: 430 or 500 Watts?
Replies: 48
Views: 13238

Just to make things more clear: Unless you have a NVIDIA 6800 or higher video card, you don't need (and cannot use) a PCI-E power connector that only comes on the 500 and 600 watt versions of the S12. (Sorry, don’t know the ATI model numbers that need the power connector). The 6800GT and below does...
by DavidG
Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318340

In a nutshell, BTX is Intel's answer to the thermal problems created by their own runaway heat Prescott, and it doesn't really address adequate cooling for other components nor does it address noise well. A CPU cooling fan at the very front of the case?? We already know Prescott will not go past P4...
by DavidG
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318340

Promising case but how relevant is it with BTX around the corner?

I'm assuming many of the features would transfter to BTX.

What is the estimated time frame for BTX solutions (cases/MB) for both Intel and AMD?
by DavidG
Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do i replace my old HDD with my new HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

If you are planning to sell or give away your old drive, be aware that a reformat does NOT clear the drive. If you care about this topic (any financial data or sensitive cookies?), look around for a program to wipe the drive.
by DavidG
Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lubics Case System
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Lubics Case System

Tom's has an article on Quakecon 2003 that includes a tease about a new erector set build your own case from Aerocool that might allow for experimenting with other case concepts such as radiant cooling. With the Lubics case system, you are no longer bound by the concept of a box of some sort in whic...
by DavidG
Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is the most quiet hard drive around?
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Somebody else posted this URL in one of the other threads:

http://www.storagereview.com/php/benchm ... h_sort.php

Select IdleNoise from the list box.
by DavidG
Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:49 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Please help, buying a new computer
Replies: 21
Views: 14072

Re: I want to buy from a company though

... I would feel more comfortable buying from a company such as Gateway or Alienware ... Gateway, Dell .... yech, spat, ugh, ptoey Alienware ... hey at least they cater to gamers ... I know I'm not giving you the kind of advice you asked for, but, I would encourage you to consider putting together ...
by DavidG
Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New system - Comments appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Since you don't seem overly concerned about graphics performance, you might want to look at the Radeon 9200 series or the Nvidia 5200 series. Many of those cards come with passive heat sinks.

If you go the heat pipe route you might as well get something with some horse power.
by DavidG
Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7385

You said this was your new system. You think it is the video card that is causing the excess heat. If you still have it, why not put in your old video card. See what the temps are like at full load then. That would eliminate at least one unknown.
by DavidG
Thu Jun 19, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Last advice on quiet system
Replies: 13
Views: 3709

Not the new generation of Maxtors. Seems you've done your research, I'd trust the reviewers that have both drives in front of them. Hopefully this means we'll be "seeing" quieter performance from all of the vendors.
by DavidG
Thu Jun 19, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Last advice on quiet system
Replies: 13
Views: 3709

Re: Last advice on quiet system

So maybe you have some "last minute" suggestions? P4 2.8c 800FSB HT Asus p4c800 Deluxe 2x 512 mb DDR400 Apacer Zalman 7000Cu (will it cool enough on the slowest setting?) 3x Maxtor 80gb SATA 8mb (quiet enough? I heard it's quieter than the Cuda's) Radeon9700 AIW or 9800 AIW ( will the Zalman passiv...