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Old 02-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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I'm looking at building a new desktop computer. My last one was a quad core amd. I want something with more power. It will fold 24/7 and be my primary computer for cutting and printing vinyl signs, as well as running my laser engraver. I will be running photoshop, corel draw, and a few other programs similar to that.
Shoot me some ideas. I want the biggest bang for the buck. Cost is a small factor. I will know for sure If we are buying a new vinyl cutter in two weeks so what's new today will be yesterday's trash by then. If you could build it, what would you build, keep it around 1000-1200, I have a sata harddrive, and a sata DVD burner I might be able to use. I'm going to try to raise the dead machine, but if it's toast I'm gonna steal parts out of it.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:20 PM
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Ok after the second machine died I went to microcenter.
Antec case
Asus Mobo
Core i7 2600 3.4
16gb ram
Sata 6.0 250gb hd
Asus 1gb graphics card Gt 430

What can I expect to fold with this thing, and how should I configure it?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:05 AM
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You could try using the new V7 client. I just loaded it last night. Still tinkering with it to to see if I have it configured right or not. With an i7 you should have no problems running the SMP client. And the GT430 will run a GPU client no problem at the same time the CPU is running the SMP client.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:56 PM
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Is it going to be running 24/7? If so, you will get more PPD running that processor with -smp 8 and -bigadv flags. I wouldn't run a GPU client as it will slow down the the SMP client.

Do you have a passkey? Have you folded more than 10 SMP WUs?
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:27 PM
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Yeah I started it this morning and it's up and running fine. I'm gonna give it a few days then throw a smp client on it.
C C are you saying I can tell it it has 8 cores and run this thing as bigadv? I'm not new to smp, I have been running smp since Christmas. I hope to be folding with 4 machines again soon.
As a side note HP computers suck. 3 died in the last 2 months all of them are less than 2 years old.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:28 PM
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The 2600 and 2600k are both 4 core w/ hyper-threading which means the client will see 8 cores making it -bigadv compatible.

Overclocked, it should be able to get 30-45k PPD just running -bigadv. If you have the 2600 though, overclocking isn't really an easy option. The 2600k has an unlocked multiplier which makes it really easy.

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Old 04-10-2011, 06:13 PM
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I tried to load it just now. I keep getting fah.exe is not a valid win32 application. Running CMD as administrator, and trying fah -smp -configonly.
What did I F up? It is windows7 pro, all my past attempts were vista machines.
It is not a 2600k.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:20 PM
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Ever get it figured out? Looks like by the points updates that you are just doing GPU.

I would uninstall all of the clients except the GPU and reinstall using the standard SMP and follow the guides. Get it folding on 8 then try to catch a -bigadv.

http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandeg...-win32-SMP.exe
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:51 PM
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The one still running is the last of my working phenom x4s. Haven't delt with the i7 yet, trying to get some other machines running so I can be back to work. Once I get everything running I'll load f@h on them all again.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:41 PM
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Ok I just started the i7, let's see where it goes. ASUS monitor reports all cores running around 4-4.1ghz. Damn thing is pulling over a gig of ram just to fold with. I need to get a bigger heatsink, temps are way higher than I want to see. What's the highest I should expect to see with this CPU.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:28 PM
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C C Reed, for some reason the link I followed on stanfords website didn't work but your like does fine.
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Saw the 76K update.



Guess it's doing -bigadv just fine then? How's the heat?
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:25 AM
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Hot, I'm researching heatsinks now. Looking at going with a big zerotherm zt10. I'm going to reseat tonight and see if it helps but it dances in the 90'sC in a house that's about 78F. I read it shuts down near 100C, so I gotta do something fast.
I'm thinking I want one of these on my desk too......
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:40 PM
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I spread the crap that intel calls thermal compound and put it back together.
CPU 82C
Case 33C
Beats the 96C I had when I shut it down.
The intel paste was stopping the sink from making good contact. It's still not right I'm sure. I took a bunch of their crap out, it's almost like clay.
I need to replace their crap with some good stuff. What should I do, someone here has to know. New sink with better grease, or keep the intel crap and better grease??
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:47 PM
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I'd get a new heatsink if you are going to leave it overclocked.

Something like a CM Hyper 212+ is pretty cheap for the performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Or a XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233040
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