Originally Posted by blazed_1
That's a nice drop in temps and a nice OC! I have my client set up in Ubuntu now and got a little more OC, 3.9-4.0. When you're testing for stability for just folding how much stress testing do you usually do? Right now I'm just bumping the FSB up a little every 24 hrs, so far so good and no errors. Also someone said something about running a client in Linux with no GUI, is there a guide for that somewhere? Keep in mind I'm very new to Linux so I might need some help setting it up.
Thanks blazed_1! Both k4 and I are currently working on 6901s. He used to beat me on tpf, but now he's at 20:48 @ 54k ppd and I'm at 19:17 @ 58k ppd. That's a nice increase if it stays stable (so far so good). Gonna take the I7 cat back over and let him work on his OC some more soon.
I usually use folding as my stress testing. I've found it's better at stressing the system than Prime95, etc. If I do any memory OCing, I'll run some memtest, but again I think folding is great for that too. I run it smp only though so I can do a -oneunit, adjust between wus, and try again. I think that running linux without a gui might help ppd a LITTLE bit...it's especially helpful I think on the hugeadvs, which you aren't going to be doing. But I think the amount of benefit is WAY counterbalanced by the sheer frustration of running the thing without a GUI. Stay with the gui, and just try to get the best you can out of what you've got!
Originally Posted by Nude_Lewd_Man
Bear in mind that if your a Linux n00b, then you may find it (even) more of a struggle if you're getting rid of the GUI - you know, the bit that makes it easier to see what's going on........
Gonna WFH today, will be in hospital for "the procedure" tomorrow; gonna call to check whether there is a WAN link that I could use....see if I can take LAP03 in to browse while I'm there...
Good luck tomorrow, NLM! BTW, you DON'T have to come back on Wednesday with a blow of blow of the procedure ya know...