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post #21 of 26
GTX 295 is a very hungry board, can take up to 289W. But while folding I don't see mine heating all that much it goes up to 50 deg Celsius. I am suggesting GTX 295 as it is cheaper to get. I think gtx 580 is producing around 17k ppd while costing at least double. If you want more, you should consider a i7 3930. At 4.5 GHz i hear it does 50k PPD.
post #22 of 26
For now I think I may just wait and see what happens with FAH and the "A" series processors. With AMD finally introducing the new ones I would think Stanford would write work units for them. BWG, the guy in charge of Team Competition, has indicated they are working on just that. Meanwhile, I am actually looking at upgrading my 965-BE to a 1100T(six core!). Just got to get one at the right price! I was actually hoping that someone had figured out these chips as far as how to make them fold in the GPU configuration.
post #23 of 26
You should try upping your overclock some more. My 3850 is doing 3.577ghz @ ~1.41v, on vmware 3.0/ubuntu 10.10 with v6.34 getting 10,300-10,800 ppd, very consistently. On v7 native win7 ppd varied wildly anywhere from 8k up a high of 31k (once). My mobo wasn't fond of any more volts for a higher 24/7 overclock, your board should handle it great. I'd think a 3.65 should be folding stable if your cooler is good enough.

Oh, doing 142-145w at the wall for 10k ppd. Typical temp (as in right now) is 45c cores, 52 socket. probably a little lower then normal ambient though. Normally 47-48c and 55 socket temps.

Yeroon
post #24 of 26
My cooler and my case are at their limits. My temps run 55-56 24/7. My case is a nMedia 8000 (wood HTPC). It's a beautiful case, but is extremely limited on what I can do with it as far as cooling. I'm running a Xigmatek Loki now, can't get anything bigger in the case. And H2O is out of the question due to no where to mount the radiator and/or it's fans. I have mounted two 92mm fans in the front behind the cloth grill pulling air in, but that's about all I can do for air flow. At least without modding the case, which is possible.

I might add that this clock took me 6 months to figure out! So I'm a little skittish about messin' around with it . As I have mentioned, there aren't very many people clocking these things. In fact you're the first that has actually provided any kind of detail on volts, etc. So we need to keep this thread going for the soon to be noobs since the A-10 finally hit the streets! You never know, we may be the progenitors of a massive cultural OCN movement! biggrin.gif
post #25 of 26
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For now I think I may just wait and see what happens with FAH and the "A" series processors. With AMD finally introducing the new ones I would think Stanford would write work units for them. BWG, the guy in charge of Team Competition, has indicated they are working on just that. Meanwhile, I am actually looking at upgrading my 965-BE to a 1100T(six core!). Just got to get one at the right price! I was actually hoping that someone had figured out these chips as far as how to make them fold in the GPU configuration.

There is some good info elsewheres on the net about oc'ing the llano chips.
It would be nice to get some apu designed/combined work units but i dont see that happening for a while if at all, especially since 3rd gen is going to change radeon cores again, although for good reason. Theres also few people folding on them, so unless the HSA stuff really powers through these work units, it doesn't seem like a good use of time.
I have tried different combinations to try and use the gpu, but general concensus on folding with both an AMD gpu and a cpu isnt worth it, the gpu folding unit requires a cpu core to do its work, which kills the ppd more then the gpu makes up. It also uses more power and makes more heat for less points from my experience as well.
post #26 of 26
Sorry for the dealay in answering. I had to break down three computers to get the parts I needed to upgrade my TC rig. Then I had to put them all back together. Took me all day by the time I got everything back up and running and clocked stable.
I've actually started surfing some of the "other guys". Have found GREAT info on clocking my Q9550. I need to search for info on the A8-3870. My problem is temps though. Unless I go liquid I won't be able to clock any higher than what I've got. I may do that as soon as I replace this POS Asus P5QPL-AM I have my Q6600 on. I can barely clock to 2.75Ghz. on this thing. Looking at GA-EP45-UD3R's. I have an LR series and I love it. Don't need a P as the only difference is two graphics slots.
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