Search found 321 matches

by warriorpoet
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Back in the Fold
Replies: 11
Views: 5280

Back in the Fold

I've been out for a while. Had a GTX280 die and haven't had a decent GPU to fold with until now. Hopefully my contribution will be helpful :) Any suggestions for a guy out a while? System: CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.2-4.8GHz GPU: GTX570 945/1890/4500 HDDs: various SSDs and a mechanical Clients: 1x SMP (as se...
by warriorpoet
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What pump do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 12765

Re: What pump do you use?

I'd keep the EK 2.2

Also, the EK reservoir attachment is great for adding a little mass/ quieting the pump. Have you tried placing the pump on Petra's gel-stuff or a similar product? I find that pump functionally inaudible at full speed- and I'm using some pretty sensitive mics in my recording!
by warriorpoet
Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Want a quiet pump, suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 4219

Re: Want a quiet pump, suggestions?

I plan to switch to water cooling for my CPU and video card. So the noise produced by my new pump will replace that from the fans on the CPU and the video card, and I'm hoping for less noise. I'm looking at Danger Den DD-CPX1. Does any one here has experience with this pump? I'm wondering how quiet...
by warriorpoet
Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11354

I've had experience with these pumps: DDC 1 in Swiftech bay res DDC 1 out of bayres DDC 3.2 DDC 3.2 with acetal top (MCP355) DDC 3.1 with acetal top (MCP350) D5 vario (MCP655) D5 (no vario) EK DCP2.2 (Jingway DP-400?) Out of the box the D5 is clearly the loudest, which is NOT helped by the speed con...
by warriorpoet
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend a case...
Replies: 19
Views: 3548

Here:

Image
by warriorpoet
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend a case...
Replies: 19
Views: 3548

Cooler Master ATCS 840. Use a softmounted 120 mm on the stock external PCI slot exhaust, or a Noiseblocker Multiframe. The external box is cheap plastic, but if the fan you use is sufficiently vibration-proof it shouldn't be an issue.
by warriorpoet
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vibrational/ acoustic properties of plexi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

It's good -- good internal self damping, with better sound blocking properties than the typical steel or aluminum case, maybe because it's always considerably thicker. The thickness probably plays a big part -- too thin and it might be resonant. Awesome. I think I'll go for it, then. frosted plexi ...
by warriorpoet
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vibrational/ acoustic properties of plexi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Vibrational/ acoustic properties of plexi?

I'm gearing up to craft a custom water cooled case, and am down to a few material choices. The easiest material to work with will be plexiglass, but I'm concerned about possible negative vibration properties. Does anyone have experience with the acoustic properties of plexi?
by warriorpoet
Fri May 22, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 86200

I think that there's a simple solution to these "quibbles": modularity . If Antec made it possible to swap parts and customise the case, it would attract a wider spectrum of computer users. 1. Top panel removable - if only they moved from rivets to screws the top panel would be easily swappable. A ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 11924

what is this 'Notfred' appliance you speak of? Folding Virtual Appliance User-friendly Instructions for Installing the Folding Virtual Appliance the SMP client under windows is lacking. That's the reason for this crazy situation where running multiple instances of the Linux SMP client in virtual ma...
by warriorpoet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 11924

Windows has never used 4 cores efficiently with programs like SMP, that's why people run 2 SMPs on a quad core and pick up an addition 1000-1800 PPD. It's ridiculous. The alternative to this doubling up is to run Ubuntu 64 bit. I'm curious how well the 4 threads work on a 3 core with Windows. It sh...
by warriorpoet
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 11924

Odd. My 1x smp reads 100% in Vx64.

Of course we've been having SERIOUS issues with our ISP, so no one's seing the points :?
by warriorpoet
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 11924

haysdb wrote:18,713 points posted yesterday. That more than I did in the last 6 months with my old computer. In hindsight it wasn't worth the electricity I was using.
setup? clients?
by warriorpoet
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I GOT SMP WORKING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3480

Congratulations -- it does take perseverance! I got it working (again) on my Windows machine at work, recently. It is dead easy to install on a Mac, and while Linux is also pretty complicated (involving special commands, a Hex editor, etc. to get the Core downloaded and installed...), it does work ...
by warriorpoet
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I GOT SMP WORKING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3480

100% on all cores! YES!
by warriorpoet
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I GOT SMP WORKING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3480

I GOT SMP WORKING!!!

w00t!
Huzzah!

...we'll see if I get any point boost ;)
by warriorpoet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Thank Heavens for Good Folding Days
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

xev wrote:Very nice. What versions are u running
3x Gromacs CPU, 1x GPU2, all with the "-advmethods" switch.

Good news? Two of my CPU cores didn't drop their little 905 point packages today :twisted:
by warriorpoet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 11924

Yeah baby!
by warriorpoet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU switch heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Re: GPU switch heads up

Using the "-advmethods" switch behind your GPU shortcut can get you 1680 point WUs. I'm cruising at 9300 PPD on the GPU alone right now (plus 3x 603 PPD Gromacs CPU). Is this on your GTX280? Hot stuff. Yep. Hit nearly 12k with this the other day before a power outage. We got home after a week out t...
by warriorpoet
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU switch heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

"C:\Your GPU Folding Folder Location" -advmethods

This is what it should look like in the "Target" line of your shortcut properties.

Example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Folding@home\Folding@home-gpu\Folding@home.exe" -gpu 0 -advmethods
by warriorpoet
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU switch heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

GPU switch heads up

Using the "-advmethods" switch behind your GPU shortcut can get you 1680 point WUs. I'm cruising at 9300 PPD on the GPU alone right now (plus 3x 603 PPD Gromacs CPU).
by warriorpoet
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2nd Folding GPU Online for Team SPCR
Replies: 12
Views: 6688

I THINK it's up and running OK now. We'll be gone for a week, which means I'll find out when we get home. If we don't have any serious power/ ISP outages (common 'round here), it should be a monster week. edit: NM. I'm getting the dreaded Guarded Run errors. Both GPUs work fine by themselves but act...
by warriorpoet
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2nd Folding GPU Online for Team SPCR
Replies: 12
Views: 6688

How's that going warriorpoet? Had my dummy plug bumped. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. Have to get new resistors. Unfortunately Vista won't allow folding downloads when another account is in use, so the more the kids use the PC, the fewer the points. It seems we've all had an odd ...
by warriorpoet
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2nd Folding GPU Online for Team SPCR
Replies: 12
Views: 6688

aristide1 wrote:?? Both cards on the same motherboard ??
Yes
by warriorpoet
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2nd Folding GPU Online for Team SPCR
Replies: 12
Views: 6688

2nd Folding GPU Online for Team SPCR

I will be running 2x single-thread CPU clients (-advmethods switch), 1x GPU2 client on he GTX 280 and 1x GPU2 client on the 8800GTS 512.

This should be good for some decent scores. Hopefully it'll slow our freefall a bit.
by warriorpoet
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Tweaks
Replies: 1
Views: 2792

Hm. Looks good! I'd love to get SMP installed, but it's still being a butt so I can't really compare upload times with you. Given the speed of our ISP, I doubt you'd want to see it anyway ;) If I can finagle some time, I MIGHT be able to do a comparison on my quad Saturday. Of course, that would als...
by warriorpoet
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent vs cool
Replies: 17
Views: 8487

I think it is more of a Silent vs Performance. More Performance = More Power = More Heat which usually means a louder cooling solution. People chose the 4850e 45w because it is very easy to cool silently. You don't see many going out and buying a i7 965 for a quiet PC. What I aim for is the best pe...
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Congrats, dasman!
Replies: 4
Views: 4413

Congrats, dasman!

5m!!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Way to go!
by warriorpoet
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Uhhhhhhhhhh, ummmmmmmmm, folder.
Replies: 6
Views: 4452

Re: Uhhhhhhhhhh, ummmmmmmmm, folder.

aristide1 wrote:http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=8343

Most commonly heard phrase, "Seems warm in here."

:shock:
I'd love to see more of those...


...passively cooled in the SPCR office basement :lol: