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I had a D-Link router that did OK until it started smoking one day while on the web.
Obviously it's toast BUT the thing still powers on and tries to work.

Using a Zoom ADSL X6 router/modem now since I have DSL and was using a wireless weblink to the ISP at the time the D-Link was in use.
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well, gents, my second folder is online, running SMP. Core voltage was fine even at the lowest setting, but i kept it up at 1.15V just in case, and the temp difference is negligible between the two voltages.

Now, to get some GPUs for folding..............
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well, gents, my second folder is online, running SMP. Core voltage was fine even at the lowest setting, but i kept it up at 1.15V just in case, and the temp difference is negligible between the two voltages.

Now, to get some GPUs for folding..............
GJ, Cyrious!

Oh, and yeah, Kryton: You're probably the only one amongst us here who probably NEEDS a fire extinguisher by his computer desk at all times.
    
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GJ, Cyrious!

Oh, and yeah, Kryton: You're probably the only one amongst us here who probably NEEDS a fire extinguisher by his computer desk at all times.
actually that spectacular fireball from a detonating power supply of mine would like to have a word with you. the PSu couldnt withstand the strain of running a folding rig for 24/7 any more and it went out with a bang. Fortunately, nothing was damaged, and after replacing the PSU i fired right back up and got back to it.
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actually that spectacular fireball from a detonating power supply of mine would like to have a word with you. the PSu couldnt withstand the strain of running a folding rig for 24/7 any more and it went out with a bang. Fortunately, nothing was damaged, and after replacing the PSU i fired right back up and got back to it.
One of our admins on the home site (Mr. Scott) had a PSU explode and literally catch his desk on fire - Took most of the machine with it of course.
He says the desk has burn marks and everything to go with it but he still uses it - Must have got it under control quick enough. Believe he said it was from an older PSU he was forced to use until the new one he'd ordered came in BUT the PSU didn't make it for that long.
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One of our admins on the home site (Mr. Scott) had a PSU explode and literally catch his desk on fire - Took most of the machine with it of course.
He says the desk has burn marks and everything to go with it but he still uses it - Must have got it under control quick enough. Believe he said it was from an older PSU he was forced to use until the new one he'd ordered came in BUT the PSU didn't make it for that long.
heh. Couple weeks back in school, was trying to get a dual s370 Compaq server running again. Put in the second power supply, immediately started smelling of dying parts. At the same time, another kid blew up the machine he was trying to work on (for the first time, most of these guys are so green when it comes to working with computers it aint funny), so i thought i was smelling the destruction of his computer. I gave the second PSU juice again, looked in the back gratings to try and identify the smell, and was rewarded with the 12v transformer exploding as 120v of juice shot through it. It was bright, it was loud as hell, and i had ringing ears for the rest of the day.

you aint a computer nerd unless you have had a power supply die explosively on you, and when you least expect it.
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So 270x9.5 was not stable enough for gaming. It locked up mid-game, and then wouldn't boot far enough to get me to BIOS (required 3 reboots here) and lastly if locked up inside bios. I had only tested it with an hour of OCCT
I'm now running 220x11 with 1.35V (currently at 1.328V 50% load), so same CPU clock as 270x9.5, but lower FSB.
I really want to try for 300 FSB. What's the best way to stress that? OCCT (small/med/large)?

I am so glad none of my old OEM psus have died on me. They just stopped working from being left in my basement for years.
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So 270x9.5 was not stable enough for gaming. It locked up mid-game, and then wouldn't boot far enough to get me to BIOS (required 3 reboots here) and lastly if locked up inside bios. I had only tested it with an hour of OCCT
I'm now running 220x11 with 1.35V (currently at 1.328V 50% load), so same CPU clock as 270x9.5, but lower FSB.
I really want to try for 300 FSB. What's the best way to stress that? OCCT (small/med/large)?

I am so glad none of my old OEM psus have died on me. They just stopped working from being left in my basement for years.
nate, when I test for a motherboard's max reference clock potential, I always drop down the CPU multiplier to something really low (as low as the BIOS will allow) and LDT/HT multiplier (to 1x or 2x at most) as well as go with the highest RAM divider (i.e., that which slows down the RAM the most), then just do a small FFT run of OCCT/Prime/Orthos for maybe 15-30 minutes at most.

With the CPU, HT, and RAM clocks set far below their potential maximums, only the motherboard's capability to sustain its reference clock speed is stressed.

That's how I've always done it. Anybody have other ideas/suggestions?
    
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nate, when I test for a motherboard's max reference clock potential, I always drop down the CPU multiplier to something really low (as low as the BIOS will allow) and LDT/HT multiplier (to 1x or 2x at most) as well as go with the highest RAM divider (i.e., that which slows down the RAM the most), then just do a small FFT run of OCCT/Prime/Orthos for maybe 15-30 minutes at most.

With the CPU, HT, and RAM clocks set far below their potential maximums, only the motherboard's capability to sustain its reference clock speed is stressed.

That's how I've always done it. Anybody have other ideas/suggestions?
I've pretty much done the same as you, with the exception that when I reach my desired ref. clk. I'll let P95 blend run for at least an hour. That might be a little bit of overkill, but it hasn't failed me yet. Although, I haven't used the ref. clk. to achieve a 24/7 OC since my 939 rigs. .

I haven't even bothered OCing this i7 --too busy. Not that it needs it anyway.

Hey Joe, (where you goin with that gun in your hand) I recall some word about a competition a few weeks back --did I miss it?
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I've pretty much done the same as you, with the exception that when I reach my desired ref. clk. I'll let P95 blend run for at least an hour. That might be a little bit of overkill, but it hasn't failed me yet. Although, I haven't used the ref. clk. to achieve a 24/7 OC since my 939 rigs. .
Nah, that's a good technique. I think when it comes to stability testing, most people want a quick and dirty way to test for it. In my opinion, though, it's better to do a more thorough job with it compared to finding out later that the system wasn't as stable as I thought it was.

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I haven't even bothered OCing this i7 --too busy. Not that it needs it anyway.
Haha, true, that.

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Hey Joe, (where you goin with that gun in your hand) I recall some word about a competition a few weeks back --did I miss it?
No, you haven't missed it. The truth is I had an interesting idea for a contest, but we didn't have a big enough number of possible contestants to do it. I should have expected that, I guess, given the age of S939. But I've got another idea that is still doable, hopefully.

I think I'll be contacting our Club officers (and maybe ex-officers too) to have a bit of a pow-wow about this contest soon. It's a simple-enough concept for a contest, so hopefully we can have a bit of fun with it.
    
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