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by Michael_qrt
Mon May 10, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51381

Well if you get each individual component manufactured seperatly and just put it together yourself then the manufacturers wouldn't really have the overall system design in front of them. If you know the people there and know they are ersonable then it should be ok. Another thing I don't understand i...
by Michael_qrt
Mon May 10, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51381

Definatly keep us informed with how it's going. Too bad you damaged your CPU but at least it still works and when you get your new one you can put together another folding box :) Anyway, what are your plans to get this thing manufactured in quantity? Obviously a few prototypes can be put together ea...
by Michael_qrt
Mon May 10, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium M to replace P4 ->thermal efficiency is around 4X
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

If anyone is in doubt about intel's move to the pentium M then they won't be after they look at this article. http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/cpu/dothan/dothan-5.htm It's in french but the graphs really do the talking. A pentium M Dothan is on average equal to a athlon 64 FX clock for clock. Now ...
by Michael_qrt
Sun May 09, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51381

fan control will be manual. i'll set it so that the minimum setting will be 5v, which should provide enough airflow to prevent things from overheating, so there won't be any need for temp control to handle dangerous situations. it'll essentially be a 'volume' control :) That's a fair comment, and I...
by Michael_qrt
Sun May 09, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51381

Yep, the aussie version of Sydney. Anyway it sounds like you've really got this coming together. I guess it makes sense to just buy the heatercores, at least at first. though maybe for V2 you could come up with a custom design. As for waterblock design jet impingement designs are used in the highest...
by Michael_qrt
Sun May 09, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 51381

Hi guys, I personally have never tried water cooling and I'm into silent, high performance computing, so I guess that makes me part of the target market. Anyway I thought I might just express some ideas as to why I havn't tried water cooling before. The first thing I would say about it is that it's ...
by Michael_qrt
Wed May 05, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most powerful DX-9 VGA with...
Replies: 19
Views: 6078

The Radeon 9600XT is built on the .13 micron "low-k" process and is available in a fanless version from sapphire. It also covers your other requirements so that would be a good option for you. I read somewhere that ATi were planning to introduce the RV370 core on a .11 micron process later this year...
by Michael_qrt
Wed May 05, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much have your points changed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

The week before the points change I posted 715 pts. The week in which the change took place I posted 839 pts. The week after the points change I posted 801 pts. So I'd say, factoring in that the first week could have been unusually good. That I've increased production by about 25%. certainly no more...
by Michael_qrt
Sun May 02, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: p638 Tinkers :-(
Replies: 40
Views: 9992

David, I think that the best way to get the most points with the work units assigned to you is to have each unit folding on the machine that is best at it. That is it is very bad to have a P4 folding a tinker but and athlon is not that bad with them. So if you could switch a tinker from a P4 to an a...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC Stats points cutoffs for colors
Replies: 44
Views: 11213

Well, there they are. I think the higher points brackets are now good and challenging. Perhaps teal could be lower but that's the system that Jason decided on so I guess that's what we live with. For me I'll likely oscilate between black and teal depending on what units I get etc. Anyway It won't re...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC Stats points cutoffs for colors
Replies: 44
Views: 11213

As a teal folder with 1 24/7 system I hink my increase in points will be roughly about 20 percent. I guess it's just more variable whether single system folders get good units or not. I saw one good tinker but the other than that I havn't seen any units that have given me a large boost in points. I ...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A minor problem with my vga silencer
Replies: 15
Views: 4843

OK, that noise is definatly not right, mine dosn't make any such noise. That's a real pain, I don't know what you're going to do while you RMA it, I meanwill you put the stock sink back on? it was annoying enough to get off the first time and I would be a little dubious of being able to put the push...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC
Replies: 40
Views: 15261

We're still close, but the gap has now moved out to about 6k. Not much still but it's growing at about 1k ppd. If you look at the EOC team page on the eoc stats they have taken in quite a lot of new members recently (not as many as the mac guys did but a lot more than us). Its in these new members t...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 384550

It hit 30 centigrade here and I had to stop folding on all my PCs. Actually 2 of my PCs rebooted because of extensive heat. So you've got a nice chance to overtake me. My production will either come to a complete halt of I will just have 1 PC folding or at most 2. Really, did you have those machine...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Tinkers are a Folders New Best Friend!
Replies: 41
Views: 12711

Bill, you're creeping up on me too arn't you. Only about 250 pts behind. Unfortunatly we both seem to be picking up these lower value tinkers which are roughly on par with the old value of gromacs.

Still maybe after this WU you should just crank it, then the race will really be on.
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Tinkers are a Folders New Best Friend!
Replies: 41
Views: 12711

Hmmm, I guess the enhancements to the A64 over the old K7 core don't help it much. At least in tinker units. My current and previous work units are both these. The times I've seen on these on my 2.2GHz Barton are 31:40 - previous work unit, actual time to complete from logs. 33:20 - prediction from ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC
Replies: 40
Views: 15261

Yes, the race is very much still on. We are less than 3000 points behind EOC, which is a very slim gap. I only wish I had some more firepower to bring online (I already borged the family's comp). Oh well, if nothing else we've managed to drag EOC's production way up which is good for the project ove...
by Michael_qrt
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Planning on buying a expensive, fanless PSU. Need help.
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

With a HTPC I think you'd be lucky to be drawing 100W from the wall so the PSU would be working well within its limits as far as power delivery is concearned. Other points to consider are its potential enviroment in the case. I mean, in a HTPC case the vent holes on the PSU might be virtually blocke...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Just got a monster 249pt Tinker!
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Well my athlon 2500+ at stock speeds has one of these at the moment and I'm seeing a total time of ~40 hours with EMIII. So I'd expect your P4 to take a bit more than 2 days most likely. Unbelievably high ppw figures on these protiens. Which is nice if you got em but I think it is really against the...
by Michael_qrt
Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Tinkers are a Folders New Best Friend!
Replies: 41
Views: 12711

I don't know if it's a freak protien or what but my 2500+ is folding a p1110_L939_K12M_nat_min1 tinker and it's giving me almost double the ppw I see on many gromacs units.

If these 249 point tinkers remain at that value I think they will now be the disproportionally "good" units to work.
by Michael_qrt
Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 239.0 pt monster!
Replies: 32
Views: 8681

At this stage I think I'm not going to try to do anything funky with the system. I'll just experiment with removing the -advmethods flag and see what they give me. also anyone with older thunderbird core athlons should be cheering now as they lacked SSE support and hence were much slower on gromacs ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 239.0 pt monster!
Replies: 32
Views: 8681

I'm going to suggest that all AMD machines would now be better off folding tinkers in the long run. It takes my stock 2500+ about 48 hours to complete the average tinker which means about 120 ppd. On the other hand the only gromacs that give me that sort of ppd are the new 160 pointers, most are aro...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: *** A Call to Arms! Join SPCR's Folding@Home team ***
Replies: 90
Views: 37953

Also on the subject of temps I wouldn't be concearned at all about your 45C processor temp. I'm not concerned about that temperature for the CPU. That's a very good temp actually. What I'm worried about is the 45ºC exhaust of the power supply. You must have confused the two. :) Sorry I did confuse ...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: *** A Call to Arms! Join SPCR's Folding@Home team ***
Replies: 90
Views: 37953

I run the GUI version too and once I set the -advmethods it started to pick up Gromacs instead of Tinkers, so it seems to work. I like the GUI version for the fact that I can easily pause it by clicking on the icon in the taskbar. I don't think you can "pause" the commandline version. You can't pau...
by Michael_qrt
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm Teal! I'm Teal! I'm Teal! I'm Teal!
Replies: 5
Views: 2373

Damn, I would have been teal a week ago but now I'm stuck crunching a sTinker. Also the family's machine hasn't seemed to turn in a unit for quite some time. At least it gives us lower level folders something to aim for, being black all the way up to 150 ppd is a bit stiff cause that represents at l...
by Michael_qrt
Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Thermalright SLK-900(A) with 2500+ Barton
Replies: 14
Views: 3777

This is all well and good, but lets face some facts here. There is no reason at all why your machine should ever be idle. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=10621 Visit the link above and the rest of the folding forum to see why it is both fun and beneficial to science and medicine for...
by Michael_qrt
Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPA04B4 WhisperRock IV NOT quiet at all....
Replies: 13
Views: 2973

Yes the fan on these has a bit of motor whine noise, have you tried undervolting the fan? I found that the stock fan isn't fantastic but you might get away with it undervolted, just check the temps to find the lowest noise level with adequate cooling. If that fails you should replace the fans. I've ...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding behind a proxy
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Thanks for the help guys. Now its all set up to go, and with all the noise around at college its quiet enough so I can leave it on 24 hours a day.
by Michael_qrt
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding behind a proxy
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Folding behind a proxy

OK guys I've just moved back on campus and now access the internet through the university network. Naturally this means I'm behind a proxy server. I currently have no idea how to set up the F@H client to work behind a proxy so my folding efforts have come grinding to a halt. Can anyone tell me how t...
by Michael_qrt
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We're RED!!!, someone take a snap before it's gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Don't spoil it, stats server anomaly or not we're temporarily red. Hopefully some day being red won't be exciting, but I think thats the first time we've been red so far so savour it my silent friends.