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by Michael_qrt
Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Points increase ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

I think its due to the increase in points on the p638 thinker and the general abundence of high point Tinkers. My weekly pattern is almost exactly the same as yours, averaged about 770 ppw before and this week I got just over 1200 points. Some of that was due to my seccondary folder (a celeron 900 l...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Oye, crikey... got a new team FLYING up the ranks
Replies: 50
Views: 18327

Just a heads up guys but there is now another team flying up the ranks. AMD Development Center , They seem to be using just a few large clusters of machines and the output is quite erratic, as I suppose the achines are used every now and then. Anyway the top producer, SmithCluster, is heading toward...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Enough is enough. Tinkered to death
Replies: 11
Views: 4963

Well Mr bigshot, I do only have 1 CPU folding for me at the moment so I'm surprised you took so long to pass me by!

Anyway, you shouldn't complain about the big tinks, not now that they're starting to pay out for you.
by Michael_qrt
Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Enough is enough. Tinkered to death
Replies: 11
Views: 4963

Heh, it could be worse, they could be the old p638s which were 128pts and took just as long as the 200+ tinkers. The 200+ point tinkers should be fairly well adjusted for P4 users and line up nicely with the gromacs units. For AMD users like me the 200+ tinkers are wonderful, I wish thwy were all I ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: overclocked cpu reboots randomly
Replies: 20
Views: 3932

Well if everything else is in spec then as you suggested it is most likely your CPU hitting its limit, or fluctuations in the voltage caused by a weak PSU. The thing is heat is not the only limiting factor to overclocking. In extreme OCing the CPU is often cooled to below 0*C but you cannot just kee...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 FX-53 Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3351

The only thing is I don't want to compromise noise for power in the video card because I'll very rarely be doing anything with intense 3D graphics. Would there be a difference in noise between the 9800 Pro and HIS's Excalibur X800 XT IceQ II? And for that matter, in the above configuration, would I...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: overclocked cpu reboots randomly
Replies: 20
Views: 3932

It looks like something in your system just can't handle it. It could be anything, CPU, chipset, ram, video card PSU etc. With overclocking your speed limit is not only due to the heat produced but also other limits in the chip, and just because it is at a good temp does not mean it will be stable. ...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 FX-53 Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3351

Nice hardware! The only additional question/suggestion I have is why "only" a 9800 pro. If yoou're spending that ammount of money why not go with 2gb ram and gat a X800XT or 6800 ultra? I mean you might as well go the whole hog if you plan to do any gaming or just want bragging rights. I believe HIS...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: p638 Tinkers :-(
Replies: 40
Views: 9961

Damn, I've finished 3 in the last week on my machine at 128 pts. Now that they've become excellent work units points wise i bet I get none.

All I can say at this point in time is gimmie gimmie gimmie!
by Michael_qrt
Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: you GO genetomcat
Replies: 22
Views: 7420

Well, I tought the G@H is a different project, independent from F@H - seems that I was obviusly wrong :roll: I rather leave the prefs alone and focus on upgrading speed of my lousy folders instead - this give much better boost and I not digging too much to the folding into way how to maximize my po...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:22 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: you GO genetomcat
Replies: 22
Views: 7420

Yep, setting your client preference to GAH will definatly give you work units without deadlines. At the moment it looks as if the only units without deadlines are those 44 point gromacs. Anyway, if your machine is sometimes not making the deadlines you should definatly set the preference to GAH sinc...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Yesterday's NOSEDIVE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3565

As unbalanced as these work units are, remember that it has always been this way. All tinkers were worth 71 points before and gave about half the ppd of the average gromac. Now, in my experience at least, the bad tinkers give about 75-80% of the ppd of the average gromac and the good tinkers give so...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Yesterday's NOSEDIVE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3565

I've had two 638s on my machine in the last week but that was a few days ago. In the time everyone was picking up 638s I got a 680!

Bout time I had some luck with work units I suppose.
by Michael_qrt
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata, is there any better case for the money?
Replies: 28
Views: 13633

NetTechie wrote:
RLiu818 wrote:SO GUYS, if you get the BQE you might score when a girl comes to your room because she may find the BQE attractive.
ROFL!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
But if she's already in your room...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Looking for undervoltable MATX Socket-A board
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

What about this Soltek board? No personal experience but this says it has voltage adjustments (unfortunatly few of your other criteria are covered). http://www.soltek.com.tw/soltek/product/products_all.php?isbn_st=SL-75MIV2%2FSL-75MIV2-L Other than that I wonder if the new revision of that Biostar n...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 383648

I finally broke 10,000 pts :!: :!: :!: Now I just gotta break into the TOP 100 Finally?!? you've raced up past the mark. While it takes the rest of us months to reach that sort of score you've done it in no time at all. Still, congrats on the achievement and I hope you can keep up the level of prod...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DO YOU HAVE A WINDOWED CASE?
Replies: 10
Views: 2675

Can we have another category? I have a windowed case but don't want one. I ordered a non windowed version but they were out of stock and decided to send me a windowed one instead (admittedly of higher value with other nice accessories). Anyway it really dosn't make much difference since the tower is...
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: A question abt the 'asking before sending/receiving work'...
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Hmmm, from my experience with setting GAH and batch mode the client still tried to return each unit as it was finished. If only you could queue up more than 10 work units, cause with these settings you only get timeless ones, so even if you were away for a long time you'd still be credited for them ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Now Macroumours are picking up the pace
Replies: 36
Views: 11607

Looks like his points have been cut off now. It seems that the fall will be as fast as the rise. Still it was entertaining, I wanted to see just how many points he could post in a day. I dare say 47k points in one day is some kind of record.
by Michael_qrt
Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Now Macroumours are picking up the pace
Replies: 36
Views: 11607

Wow, this really has turned into a bit of a fiasco! The ammount of points he's putting up is rediculous, If this just happens to drag on for a little while he'll be the number 1 producing folder overall. Stanford really needs to sort this out soon, before anything bad can happen. Anyway I think it's...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Now Macroumours are picking up the pace
Replies: 36
Views: 11607

Now Macroumours are picking up the pace

It seems that another team on our overtake list, macroumours, has decided to up the ante over the last few days. They've outproduced us so far this week and don't look to be slowing up at all. Anyway, at one point it loked as if we'd have no trouble moving up into the top 20, even the top 15 but now...
by Michael_qrt
Fri May 28, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12717

Re: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...

I often see people quoting the listed 89W max power output, and claiming that the A64 will be no cooler than the P4. I believe that this is the figure set by AMD for the max allowable power dissipation on the S754 platform. That is, it bears no relation to the actual power output of any processors ...
by Michael_qrt
Tue May 25, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: viewing queued work with GAH client preference?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Thanks for the info, it seems to be a little used or discussed feature of the FAH client. Loking at my logs it seems as though there isn't any work queued up at the moment even after I stopped and restarted theclient a few times. I checked the settings and the batch option was set, so I don't know w...
by Michael_qrt
Tue May 25, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: viewing queued work with GAH client preference?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

viewing queued work with GAH client preference?

Since I have recently been having some problems with the HTTP proxy server here at uni, my main folder has been rather inactive over the last few days. So I decided to change the settings to allow my machine to queue up work units. As someone mentioned here you can do this by changing the client pre...
by Michael_qrt
Fri May 21, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR's next conquest: The Knights Who Say Ni!
Replies: 30
Views: 9130

According to stanford we have now overtaked the nights.

This should be reflected in the next eoc stats update in just half an hour.
by Michael_qrt
Mon May 17, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The bug has me!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 8896

With that sort of attitude I expect I might see you go by me some time in the not too distant future. I've got a bit of a lead in the mean time though. Folding can be fun, and the challenge of increasing your production has become somehting of an obsession with some members, not to mention any names...
by Michael_qrt
Fri May 14, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ITS TIME FOR MY NEW COMP!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

The vid card will not be a problem at all. The X800 pro actually draws a little less power than the 9800XT and the X800XT only draws a small amount more than the 9800XT. If the current vga silencer can handle these cards on the low setting then the new vga silencer will surely be able to handle the ...
by Michael_qrt
Thu May 13, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 44 pointers
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

My folder has been working exclusively these 44 pointers for the last few days and well, they just don't have the ppd ratio of other work units. So my production is down a bit. These work units are not all that bad but there are better out there.
by Michael_qrt
Wed May 12, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51205

I just erad your WC guide and it's a good summary of what you need to know to build a good WC setup. The only thing I can think of to alleviate constriction due to joints is to have the tubing fluted at the ends and use fittings with an ID equal to the ID of the tubing. This would be quite impractic...
by Michael_qrt
Wed May 12, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51205

Thanks for the confidence in water cooling Seal, I'm getting more and more tempted to go that way. It'll at least have to wait till I get hold of a bit more disposable cash though and I'll have to read up on it a bit more too. Just a question about the picture of your rig, is that extra vertical pip...