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I am happy with the output my FX-8120 rig puts out when folding even if I can't do 12 core bigadv's any more. That being said I cannot afford to replace parts all the time on it because of any long term damage I get when folding 24/7. I will continue to fold on it during special events such as FaT's and CC's.

What I was able to do though was build a 2nd rig out of scrap parts I had in my pc storage closet. It is my 2nd rig in sig. But just to give a heads up for those who do not read the sig I have the following:

Phenom II x4 BE965 @ 3914 MHz w/ 1.52V and 55*C at folding's load
ASUS M4A78T-E @ 2600 CPU/NB and 2000 HT
Corsair H80
OCZ Gold XTC OCZ3G1600LVAM2G x 2
550W Heavy Duty PCI Express PSU
Onboard graphics?
Ubuntu 10.10 / Win 7 64-bit Dual Boot

Can I safely fold 24/7 on this rig or am I going to be picking up the peices and paying an outrageous electric bill? Any recommendations you may have is well appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I am still folding very stable and at a decent temp I think. Will this 2nd sig rig last in a true 24/7 setup. Any veterans here that had/have a similar setup? If it is possible I would like to donate my old machine's time and resources to a steady flow of folding that I can set it and forget it w/out the cost of heavy maintenance and electricity.
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This rig can do about 10-15k PPD. You can fold the CPU in the overclock.net Team Competition. See the referral contest in my signature in which prizes can be won. I think you'd do well as I have one myself.

 
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Thanks for your response. But before I commit 24/7 I want to be sure the rig has a chance of lasting folding for that long. Is my temps and volts safe at that lvl? Plus one thing I noticed when I tried to 24/7 my FX-8120, coincidence or not, my electric bill that I share sky rocketed up and I want to be sure that the 965 won't require as much and won't effect my utilities in the same way.
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I think so. The oc is pretty aggressive, but the voltage is within AMD limits. Is it 1.525v under load, or just in the bios? The voltage is high, but I know folks who have folded like that and been just fine.

 
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1.525v is max vcore when at FAH load. I think bios is like 1.48 or something. AFAIK the board does not have LLC controls. I actually think the avg vcore stays closer to 1.50. You know, now that I think about it I don't want to take any chances so I will check bios now and report for sure.

--Okay, Just checked and it looks worst than I think it is. Bios is in fact 1.525v. Problem is I had it wrong. 1.58v idle. I know that could be bad but... when in Linux and FAH load the vcore actually drops to 1.525v and stays there steadily and consistently. So now the way I look at it is if the only reason the rig is on is to fold 24/7 that it wouldn't give many opportunities to be at idle voltage. Am I looking at this wrong. Is it just wishful thinking?
Edited by aas88keyz - 10/11/12 at 10:18pm
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Am I wrong that the idle vcore at 1.58 would be ok if I stay at a constant load voltage of 1.52? I want to do my part for FAH but I also want the longevity of the rig to do it's part. When it is "not" doing 24/7 folding I would shut it down to cool off or something but I wouldn't leave the pc on if it wasn't at full load. If this won't work I could always drop it down a 100 MHz with a bios vcore of 1.45v. I mean, how much would 100 MHz effect the ppd? I know I have a load of questions but just want to be sure and do it right.
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Okay, just dropped my 965 oc down 100 MHz to 3.812 GHz. The vcore dropped down considerably too because of that. vcore is 1.475v at FAH load now. My wu's were failing at 1.450v. Temps down to 49*C max. If the rig will stay stable. I think I will be satisfied with using this machine for "mostly" 24/7. I will probably only shut down for maintenance. Although, I did remember last time I tried a 24/7 and went on a 2 week vacation that when I got back the PSU burned out I guess. I was able to RMA it and it was a much better PSU than I am using for this rig. Does that sorta thing happen often? Now those two weeks were also max oc. This time I tried for a everyday oc. There also shouldn't be as much stress on the PSU cause I don't have a lot of extras on it. What do you all think?
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