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i'd think since folding uses all cores for the same task it would choke harder.
    
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Okay, the RMA replacement CPU came in a few days ago... they gave me a new chip/cooler/box like it was purchased brand new. Sooo, now I have an extra cooler that I will keep.

Later tests proved that Asus Sabertooth BIOS and Windows tweaks added no real BOINC performance gain. It is a nice CPU in general and screams on multi-threaded things and overclocks okay, but to load up all 8 cores with FPU tasks bogs it down...

So, I have decided to sell or trade it for an 1100T or 1090T... I know the 1090/1100 CPU's will use more power and have fewer cores, but for BOINC tasks, the extra two FPU's will provably give better BOINC output.

What I want is an 8-core 1800T or something on 32nm process....

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Okay, the RMA replacement CPU came in a few days ago... they gave me a new chip/cooler/box like it was purchased brand new. Sooo, now I have an extra cooler that I will keep.
Later tests proved that Asus Sabertooth BIOS and Windows tweaks added no real BOINC performance gain. It is a nice CPU in general and screams on multi-threaded things and overclocks okay, but to load up all 8 cores with FPU tasks bogs it down...
So, I have decided to sell or trade it for an 1100T or 1090T... I know the 1090/1100 CPU's will use more power and have fewer cores, but for BOINC tasks, the extra two FPU's will provably give better BOINC output.
What I want is an 8-core 1800T or something on 32nm process....
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Hey Tex, before you sell it off, can you run 8 WCG tasks on your 8120? Prices for the X6 phenoms are going up (or already up) and FX prices/combos are falling so I am wondering if this could make a cheap cruncher.
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Naaa! I'm not going to open it up and plop it in... always the danger of bending a pin or screwing something up... besides, it's in the 800D box with the sabertooth board and I have plans for that. Also, that box is shut down because it's clogged up with dust from sanding.... LOL! House remodel close to being done... then I can move stuff into the computer room, clean it all up and go again...

There is an FX club thread in OCN... perhaps someone there could run some tasks. But, I'll tell ya, so far as heavy FPU tasks go, it's slower than a 1090T... does other stuff fine, but not BOINC... Consider it an expensive 4-core BOINC processor... with sorta Hyper-Threading...

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hey..did you do the windows thread-scheduler update?
those cpus don't like cpu/nb so much..around 2400 max
and yeah..i wasn't impressed with fx series
 
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Nope, didn't do that, but when running as a 4-core it would help and is probably required... still, for BOINC PPD output, the 6 full core CPU's do better.

Also, I prefer to run the system under LINUX and not sure if they have a patch yet, but probably so...

The problem is the shared FPU's... BOINC tasks are heavy on FPU usage and sharing them doesn't work.

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eh..i'm hoping they redeem themselves this spring doh.gif
 
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Naaa! I'm not going to open it up and plop it in... always the danger of bending a pin or screwing something up... besides, it's in the 800D box with the sabertooth board and I have plans for that. Also, that box is shut down because it's clogged up with dust from sanding.... LOL! House remodel close to being done... then I can move stuff into the computer room, clean it all up and go again...
There is an FX club thread in OCN... perhaps someone there could run some tasks. But, I'll tell ya, so far as heavy FPU tasks go, it's slower than a 1090T... does other stuff fine, but not BOINC... Consider it an expensive 4-core BOINC processor... with sorta Hyper-Threading...
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Understandable. I bet I can find someone trying to prove the power of their new FX processor biggrin.gif
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I may yet end up using it if nobody is interested in buying or trading it...

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be patient texie, there is bound to be at least one amd nut that will beg you for it!
    
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