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You can fold on it in ubuntu, you just have to set it up through WINE. For amd cards though its easier just to keep it in windows. It might only be a benefit if you're doing bigadv on the cpu as well.
 
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Can't comment on Ubuntu, never ran it for more than an hour or two to see what it looked like, lol. Freddy, sorry to hear about the network issues. :/ Maybe Neurotix can help? He seems to have Linux experience?
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I can try, sure. Although oftentimes I have to go through google myself, and Ubuntu can be pretty notorious for network problems. Post what the problem is and I'll see what I can do.
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You can fold on it in ubuntu, you just have to set it up through WINE. For amd cards though its easier just to keep it in windows. It might only be a benefit if you're doing bigadv on the cpu as well.

I ran Crunchbang (based on Debian Squeeze) as my primary OS for nearly a year until I started gaming again, haven't touched my install for a few months. Had some issues with the AMD driver once I put in the 6870 and had to wipe it and install Ubuntu 11.10 instead. I could see there being a performance increase if it were Windows XP vs Ubuntu and WINE, but Windows 7 x64 vs Ubuntu probably wouldn't make a difference, and with the direction modern Ubuntu has gone in I wouldn't be surprised if Win7 ran it better overall compared to WINE anyway. I haven't been a fan of Ubuntu since about 9.04 (Jaunty), all the releases since have gotten more and more bloated while fixing less and less problems and adding stupid things like Unity etc.

On another note guys.. I'm getting the 1090T but I'm thinking about upgrades to go with it. For folding purposes and overall purposes, what would benefit me more?

8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24
or a Sandforce SSD

I have 8gb DDR3-1333 (4x2gb, all banks filled) currently. I'm wondering if I should get some faster RAM like this to go with the 1090T, or a smallish SSD for Windows. My mobo is an older Asus M4A785TD-V EVO that only supports SATA II, if it matters.

Thoughts?
Edited by neurotix - 12/28/11 at 6:42pm
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On another note guys.. I'm getting the 1090T but I'm thinking about upgrades to go with it. For folding purposes and overall purposes, what would benefit me more?
8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24
or a Sandforce SSD
I have 8gb DDR3-1333 (4x2gb, all banks filled) currently. I'm wondering if I should get some faster RAM like this to go with the 1090T, or a smallish SSD for Windows. My mobo is an older Asus M4A785TD-V EVO that only supports SATA II, if it matters.
Thoughts?

The ram will benefit you more. The SSD will help load times on startup and opening programs, but once everything is going, you won't get much else. The ram should benefit performance more than a faster HDD.
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I thought as much, especially considering with 8gb RAM I don't use a swap file anyway.

Now the only issue is whether to get 1600 or 1866 speed RAM, I'm pretty sure x4 Phenom IIs sometimes have issues with anything above 1333, not sure about Thubans though.
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Hey, what do you guys think about this ram?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-460&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=6#scrollFullInfo

Looking at the feedback it looks like some people with Phenom II's have problems getting it running at 1866mhz...from what I've read so far, I'll have to loosen the timings and set my mobos FSB to 233mhz. Stability is an issue of course, and I'll be pushing this 1090T's overclock as high as I can get it (aiming for 4.2ghz+ on at least 3 cores if possible, primarily through the multiplier)

My now going on 2 year old motherboard can be seen here:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EVO/#specifications

Repo_man, I see you run Intel, but what are your thoughts? Any other suggestions? I've used g.skill for most of my builds and love them but I'll switch if I have to
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Hey, what do you guys think about this ram?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-460&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=6#scrollFullInfo
Looking at the feedback it looks like some people with Phenom II's have problems getting it running at 1866mhz...from what I've read so far, I'll have to loosen the timings and set my mobos FSB to 233mhz. Stability is an issue of course, and I'll be pushing this 1090T's overclock as high as I can get it (aiming for 4.2ghz+ on at least 3 cores if possible, primarily through the multiplier)
My now going on 2 year old motherboard can be seen here:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EVO/#specifications
Repo_man, I see you run Intel, but what are your thoughts? Any other suggestions? I've used g.skill for most of my builds and love them but I'll switch if I have to

I run G.Skill myself and have always loved the brand. A lot of guys on the new platforms use the G.Skill Ripjaw ram kits. If you go another $10 up to $69 you can get the ripjaw 1333 kit, and for another $20 you can get the 1600 kit (linky). That's about all I know on new(er) ram. I'm still running DDR2, lol. I'm in need of an upgrade myself. redface.gif
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Alright so I ended up getting the Sniper 1866 as opposed to Ripjaws.

The main reason is because of my heatsink, the heat spreader on the Ripjaws won't fit underneath it. The spreader on the Sniper won't fit in the leftmost channel either but it looks as if they'll fit in the right channel underneath the edge of the heatsink...

450

Both kits are 9-10-9-28 1866...

My bios only has an option to run RAM at 800mhz (for 1600mhz), so I'm pretty sure I'll have to set it to that, push my FSB/HT ref to 233, lower my HT multiplier, etc. Hopefully my mobo and that cpu don't have issues running the FSB at that speed.

I guess I'll have to redo my benchmarks once I get everything in and overclocked.
Edited by neurotix - 12/29/11 at 1:39pm
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If you get the RAM running at 1866 (or even 1600) the NB has to be upped too if you wanna maximize the gain, just in case you didn't know this. ~2400MHz NB should suffice for 1600 RAM, and maybe 2600-2800 for 1866.
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If you get the RAM running at 1866 (or even 1600) the NB has to be upped too if you wanna maximize the gain, just in case you didn't know this. ~2400MHz NB should suffice for 1600 RAM, and maybe 2600-2800 for 1866.

Yep!

I'm running a 2600mhz NB currently on my RB-C3 555BE (unlocked). I can run it at 2800, but it's not fully stable. I've tried 3000 a few times, and it will post and boot to Windows but it is not stable with a 4ghz OC, and the performance increase isn't great (although I notice a HUGE difference, especially in loading times, between 2000 and 2400, 2600).

Planning on getting at least 4.2ghz CPU/ 3ghz NB on the new chip/RAM if possible. I hope it helps my SMP ppd, which is low since I started running the GPU client.

BTW repo_man, if you see this, I did what you said and took the plastic shroud off my 6870 and put another fan on it. I also put a 120mm fan on the outside of my case below the graphics card blowing out. I've noticed about a 10c difference in OCCT runs, and around 5c folding, at a higher clock (1000mhz core/1200mhz RAM)

I'll post pics up later if you're interested.
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