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by warriorpoet
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 46822

Re: 8200?

True, but I'm also trying a 65nm c2d as well. I'm being feisty all-round :lol: I was referring to the 45nm stock HSF being lower profile than the 65nm HSF. Are you saying you are going to try the chip or the retail HSF? I have trouble believing the latter will even fit . . . Absolutely no, no. I'm ...
by warriorpoet
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post Your GPU Folders and their PPD!
Replies: 41
Views: 20908

gtx280 is installed, but I have to run the stock intel + Zotac coolers for the next two weeks. My ears are bleeding! :roll:

In other news, I'm adding an 8800GTS 512 to it Monday. Should be good for some points :twisted:

Einstein-- WELCOME :)
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 46822

Re: 8200?

You wrote: For those hoping to get a bit more computing power by using an AM2 or LGA775 board with a more capable CPU, the MI-008 still has some potential if the power supply is replaced with something like a picoPSU with an external power brick. Is that just to allow room for a larger CPU heatsink...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

My G92 heated up the room, I sent it back fast. Oh I hate AMD. They 790FX chipset can handle 4 PCI-E slots with 8 lanes each, but their newer 790GX chipset? The more efficient one? I've only seen boards with that chipset with 2 PCI-E slots. Always one step forward, 2 steps back. And the new 45nm Ph...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Not dead
Replies: 36
Views: 25697

Actually many people run 2 instances of SMP on a quad processor. What does the GPU client use, then? From my (limited) experience, the GPU needs a core. re: hyperthreading- that's going to be up to you. The processor will run hotter and burn more power with it on, but having the extra threads avail...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 46822

Re: 8200?

You wrote: For those hoping to get a bit more computing power by using an AM2 or LGA775 board with a more capable CPU, the MI-008 still has some potential if the power supply is replaced with something like a picoPSU with an external power brick. Is that just to allow room for a larger CPU heatsink...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Not dead
Replies: 36
Views: 25697

Am I correct that I will run one instance of the GPU2 client and one instance of the SMP client? And that I should turn Hyperthreading off on the quad-core i7? I'll be running a version of Windows: Windows 7 64-bit is what I'm going to try first. I'll dual boot with XP 32-bit if and when I have to....
by warriorpoet
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

aristide1 wrote:I had one of those, good folder, but a power hog.
Not if I undervolt it ;)

Mostly I'm after the number of shaders (128)/ shader clocks; the rest is going to be fairly well underclocked.
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

Found a cheapie open box 8800gts (g92). Should be a good solution with its 128 stream processors and an Accelero S1 passive.

bonus: it's a killer PhysX card, too ;)
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Not dead
Replies: 36
Views: 25697

Re: STILL not dead.

Hello. I like to check in once a year or so. :-| Actually I plan on making a re-appearance as I am building a new machine. The 2.4GHz Northwood is being replaced with a Core i7 920 and an NVidia 9600GT graphics card. I see that I have slipped to 44th place, which is no surprise given my 6 year old ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

I ordered an 'Asus EN9600GT Silent' for a new rig I'm building. I'm not a gamer so I thought this was massive overkill, but now that I've read up a bit on GPU2, I wish I'd bought a card with a 9800GTX+ GPU. The 9600GT is 100% passive so won't add any noise to my system, but I've been reading that s...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Most efficient GPU settings for 511 point WUs?
Replies: 10
Views: 5779

Most efficient GPU settings for 511 point WUs?

PPD avg. goes from 6100 to 3800 when going from <400 point workloads to 511 point WUs. Any advice on accelerating the larger loads?
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 46822

Well, I decided to give this one a try. It looks to me like a side-blowing cooler will work best as a down-blowing one will fight with the PSU, so I went with this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835114075 I imagine exhausting the CPU air into the side-mounted exhaust f...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100k!
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

I'm rather annoyed and disappointed that Neil is probably the only SPRC staff that folds anymore. The worst part about that is a decent GPU can complete a WU in a few hours, so even earning 500 PPD for just 1 WU per day is a minimal expense. We lost bkh, genetomcat, iganu (my efficiency mentor and ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

aristide1 wrote:Careful with the 9600GSO, it should have 96 stream processors, and some have only 48.
Yep, if I cant get one o' the good ones I'll go down to a 9600GT with a passive cooler. I might do that anyway, as the wattage seems a fair bit less.
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

Nah, 280 is actually more efficient than my power-hungry 8800, and I do use it for gaming every once in a while ;) The other use for this machine is as a recording rig, and cache does help with that, especially when processing many tracks at a time. I'll probably have a 9600GSO for full-time folding...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100k!
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Retire, because my brother-in-law needs the old card more than I do :) Congrats on the new machine. I can't wait to get the 280 folding (got a $30 rebate on that beastie along with the dropped prices following 285 launch). I figure that + the kids' Apex mini-ITX system + 9600GSO should be good for s...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 46822

I have to know: any chance of fitting a super-low profile Core2Duo cooler in there? I'd love to use this cute little thing in the kids' room.
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100k!
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

100k!

w00t!

1m here I come!

This is likely the last major milestone for the current rig (started folding it about 1.5 mo. ago). The next one will be a dual-GPU Folding monster.

Kinda sad to retire the 8800GTX :(
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: NVidia 9600GSO on the way out. Who's next for great PPW?
Replies: 27
Views: 12799

Just FYI, I got a new 9800GT on Friday. This time I got a Gigabyte after I saw they have a utility to modify the voltage of the card. You can undervolt it to 1.05v. Much to my surprise, it ran WAY lower power than my eVGA card. Upon comparing the Device ID in GPU-Z, the eVGA was a 0614 card which i...
by warriorpoet
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 67062

Re: WD HDD 2TB to launch this week

WD20EADS the 2TB model of WD is going to be launched this week according to : http://en.expreview.com/2009/01/13/western-digital-to-launch-2tb-hard-drive-this-week.html#more-1927 Hopefully Samsung & Seagate have something to show also... ..and hopefully they update their lower models with 500GB-pla...
by warriorpoet
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Rig Update-- Folding Qs
Replies: 18
Views: 8507

Rig Update-- Folding Qs

The kids are getting my current rig minus GPU (donated to another folder). I'm upgrading to a q9550, 8Gb DDR2 and a GTX280 (same H2o cooling, more soundproofing= yay me!). Here's the deal. I want to run 2x GPU clients: one on the 280 and another on a dedicated folding card (4x electronic PCI-e slot)...
by warriorpoet
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post Your GPU Folders and their PPD!
Replies: 41
Views: 20908

Eh. I'm a poop. I looked in the wrong place.

My current overall average (1wk) PPD is ~6100, GPU ~5900.
by warriorpoet
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P1000 (prototype)
Replies: 30
Views: 7460

Ive seen this other places too and the word everyones buzzing about is the PSU. What am I missing, cuz to me thats a normal PSU, aside from the externally mounted fan on the front. PSU with external fan? Pfft... Arctic Cooling has been showing that for ages and no one cared Thats not at all interes...
by warriorpoet
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post Your GPU Folders and their PPD!
Replies: 41
Views: 20908

I had a very strange day about two weeks ago where I did 11k. Now I'm down around 5300PPD again. Wonder what happened...

8800GTX 630/1566/ 2006
e6600 @ 3GHz

There's a GTX280 and a 3GHz quad about to be added to the SPCR ranks, gentlemen :twisted:
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Perfect Chassis.. Does it exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 4820

Re: P182

I am leaning towards the P182. Theres a few things though. Will installing the sound dampening material be easy, and if it can be installed will it get in the way of anything when doing cable management? Will it fit a 780i or 790i motherboard? Finally, I have been eyeing the CM V8 for the heatsink ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A Big Thank You- p180 modding content
Replies: 0
Views: 836

A Big Thank You- p180 modding content

Thank you to all you mad SPCR modders who showed the way to make a p180 actually work with hot hardware. Thanks to you I have trimmed my filter cover doors and clipped the fan grill to my upper chamber. The results? before (1 hour average): F@H 1x SMP, 1x GPU2 core0: 51c core1: 53c GPU: 61c mobo: 44...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Just passed 50k!
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

1x SMP, 1x GPU2.

I had a few stability issues today, so things were not as they could have been. I think that's going to be a pretty large anomaly-- I've been averaging around 8-9k.
by warriorpoet
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Just passed 50k!
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Just passed 50k!

GPU folding is great! :) One thing I'm finding is I seem to get more done if I let Vista handle core assignment. Once I assign them manually my PPD goes down dramatically. 9k+ points today on the sig rig. Not too shabby... Look out you 200k+ fat cats, I'm on my way! :P edit: make that 11k+ today :sh...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD's in 5.25" bays (4in3 modules etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 4267

Are you running too many optical drives to fit another in a 5.25? These work pretty well: http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=doubletwin.html They're not as good as suspension, but you'll still get 4 drives softmounted in 3 bays for not a lot of $. I have 3 spare 5.25" bays at the moment. T...