Originally Posted by Argosy
I don't have issues with pushing boundaries, but if it's pushing an old 9800GX2 to the ragged edge, or clocking ridiculous TPFs on a 2700k, it doesn't really matter to me. I just want TC to be a place where people can come with what they have and put it to use for a great cause, I don't want people being dropped from or not taken into teams because they have average hardware. After all, the points don't really matter, the cause does. We best not forget that.
That's why I like categories. I think there should be a category for Dual core CPU's as there are still a TON of them. I think there should be a category to get all kinds of folks in this competition. Competitions like this DRIVE people to do better. It's for a good cause, and huge epeen benefits
Originally Posted by Desert Rat
Thx on the kudos. Im getting 400k ppd on 6901's and 530k ppd on 6903's. Have not seen an 6904 yet. Im not trying to be an azz or elite. Its a competition and thats what keeps peeps trying to get better gear/ppd.
Our team did very good with Arvidab's X6 but he oc that chip to the limit and it was a very good chip too. You can be competitive with any combination of i7 cpu's but they have to be really good chips and dedicated folding machines running Linux. No room for compromises in TC.
Edit: Not everyone folds for the cause. Im here for the competition and I never say otherwise. At the end of the day my contribution is as important as anyone else s no matter my reasons for folding.
I completely disagree with you. Overclocking is about not being able to afford the top of the line hardware but taking normal every day hardware and making it perform way beyond what it should. Not everyone can go and drop that kind of money on a rig. Average "Joe's" should be able to get into folding, then try to push the limits of their hardware without having to spend a ton of money. That being said I'm totally impressed with what you have, but my wife would kill me if I dropped $2300+ on a rig haha.
Originally Posted by Desert Rat
I got some good deals on parts and had the power supply and hdd. I spent $2300 on the 4 X 6174 cpu's, motherboard, cooling and ram. To me it was cheaper to do this than have 2 x GTX 580's, 2 X 2600k's, GTX 460's and a i7 970 folding all the time. I sold my gear and used that money for this project. On top of that the power saving is incredible. I use a 1/3 of what I was using.
Used or new? How many watts are you pulling from the wall, and how do you cool it in the summer months?
Originally Posted by grillinman
I'm currently folding at stock clocks...
Tried to tweak my FSB by 5 MHZ and it became completely unstable. Now it won't even boot properly under "optimized defaults." ARGH! I have to rebuild it from the ground up now which I can't do until tomorrow.
To put it mildly, I'm extremely dissatisfied with myself.
Don't worry this is a tweaking month! After I drop this WU I'm going to focus on getting my RAM stable at a minimum of 1866 then push higher.
Originally Posted by BWG
Donkey, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slush_fund
Imagine a secret account you put money into that your future wife has no knowledge of. You get a portion of your paycheck direct deposited into this account. You mailing address is a PO Box. It is not only good for hardware purchasing, you can also buy something for your future wife without her finding out.
Lol I should have done that...I now resort to selling soda and snacks at work for slightly less than the vending machines and keep the "profit" it's not much but I get a cpu cooler or something every now and then