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Folding@home News 7th - 14th January

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by dekez, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jumper118

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,824

    Location: Leeds

    Thinking of ditching the 970's for 290 or gtx780. Don't they get about the same ppd?
     
  2. ozaudio

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    nope, my zotac AMP gets 200k ppd maybe 220k on a good work unit, I had a 290 tri x that did 290 / 300k ppd but that's probably 100w or more than a 970 uses. 970 are the best value cards for folding unless you find some 980's cheap second hand. infact I may dump the 780 into the server when its built and buy another 290 considering they can be had for £150 ish in the MM
     
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  3. Acme

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    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,171

    Location: Acme's chair

    Folding on my R9 390 causes intermittent display loss even at stock clocks, which I can only solve with a hard-restart. The card is perfectly stable when gaming and stress testing!

    I have also killed four GPU's to date by folding on them, my 8800GT, then my GTX460, then my GTX660, and most recently my beloved GTX780TI Matrix...

    Time to call it a day I think...
     
  4. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,498

    Location: Surrey

    I've never killed a gpu folding. Ever.
     
  5. Acme

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    Location: Acme's chair

    I must be doing something wrong... :o

    Or perhaps I just have bad luck...
     
  6. ozaudio

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    Location: St helens

    Amd drivers can be abut fussy, my 290 was fussy crashing ect. Just pause the gpu folding while your using your pc and let it run when asleep and at work
     
  7. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,498

    Location: Surrey

    Finally got machine back up that was being switched from winders to linux.

    Do hate the way you can't push the clocks to max on Linux with Nvidia though.
     
  8. Radec

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 17, 2014

    Posts: 1,190

    Biffa, noticed your name at the top on the score list thing.
    Do you ever turn off your system? And do you own central heating; or just a folding machine in each room? :p
     
  9. Biffa

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    No, Yes, No :p
     
  10. ozaudio

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    great news, my pc has broke in the night, not sure whats gone need to see whats still in warranty. I think its the psu, it stinks.

    I hope its not taken anything with it as the motherboard smells aswell abit but that may be from the psu, the power supply isn't still in warranty but at least everything else is I think, except the gtx 780 I got second hand 2 weeks ago

    edit - it was the psu , the 850w psu I had delivered today to use on the server has been borrowed to get this one back running , I need another psu now lol. think ill just buy one new instead of waiting for delivery as I can just drive there today if I do that
     
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  11. PDW

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    Was the PSU you were expecting yesterday up to the job to test things ?
     
  12. ozaudio

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    yep , OZ ZX 850 its in the pc now , I need to get another psu for the pc as the OCZ is for the server , plus the CPU lead isn't very long , it wouldn't even go behind the motherboard tray, it runs across the motherboard , nice psu though.

    its funny because the enermax that blew up was just outside of warranty by a month or so.


    now my phones fu**ed , its now snapped in half in the bin. awesome day today.
     
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  13. andy_taximan

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    was it an i-phone? its were they belong lol
     
  14. ozaudio

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    Joined: Jan 23, 2010

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    Location: St helens

    sony xperia z1
    payday tomorrow so ill replace it tomorrow

    also I think ..

    EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Hybrid Modular

    or an xfx with a 5 year warranty but that's only 650 watts and ill only save about £8 lol
     
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  15. andy_taximan

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    Well it was a while coming, but finally .......

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. PDW

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    Nice tiffy :)

    That'll take me a while to catch :p
     
  17. currob

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

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    Location: Stafford

    Wow ! Congrats !!! :)