How do I get out of this boat? Or how to not build a box.
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Author:  aristide1 [ Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:47 pm ]
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Tyan? All they make is server motherboards anymore.

Asus is the place-us.

Author:  cordis [ Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:05 am ]
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I keep seeing these big evga boards, are they any good? Anyone heard anything about those?

Author:  aristide1 [ Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:51 am ]
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Well they seem to win OC awards, so stability is very good. Nothing about FAH or other stuff, and that socket 1136 socket problem can be avoided with their top of the line board, but the hell with that idea, its big bucks.

Mobo problems seem to be more inherent to certain chip sets than to mobo companies. Even Asus boards are problematic when the chipset bites the weenie.

Author:  KansaKilla [ Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:37 pm ]
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So what do you think is the most stable chipset right now, in your opinion?

Author:  aristide1 [ Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:05 pm ]
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KK, all I can say is I've never had problems with Intel or NVidia. NVidia is now dead.

Follow up - I've had a good run recently and even though GPU3 was plugged in I did not start folding on it. It simply got too many EUEs, over half, even at stock speeds, so I gave up on it.

Only now have I finally physically removed the card. 3 GPUs and an idle cpu are now averaging 245 watts. Before it was appx 300, even though GPU3 was not folding. Odd. I should not lose any points, famous last words.

Also odd - FAHMON is reportting GPU 0 is paused, but its not.

Author:  aristide1 [ Wed May 12, 2010 6:03 pm ]
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As you might know my MSI quad gpu setup with Vista 64 has been the worst pc I have ever built, bar none. Since I am officially a college student I purchased Win 7 at a bargain price. I installed it as my last attempt to get everything running properly.

So far so good. Win 7 recognized all 4 video cards without me having to clear the BIOS with a battery removal. Other strange problems have dissapeared for now as well. Vista 64 routinely gave me a blank screen as it constantly redetermined the # of displays and resolutions. This happened during the initial config on 7, but not after.

I'm going to send Vista 64 back to the CEO with a letter saying no I don't want a refund, I want a damn apology.

Author:  KansaKilla [ Mon May 24, 2010 6:39 am ]
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how much ram are you running in that box, aris?

Author:  aristide1 [ Mon May 24, 2010 7:50 am ]
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Author:  faugusztin [ Mon May 24, 2010 8:06 am ]
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Probably late, but one czech group had very similar problems with their folding PC (called PC-IQE) . It had ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer + CPU Intel i7 920 + 3x nV Gigabyte GTX295 (1PCB) + 1x nV Asus GTX295 (2PCB) in it. When they loaded all 4 cards, system went down, and it was because of Vista too. They then switched to Ubuntu - and since that moment their folding computer is rock solid - even with all 8 GPUs loaded at maximum.

So either NV or MS resolved the 4-card problems in Windows 7, thus solving your stability problem.

FYI: It is the one at top (CNT - IQE): http://www.gpugrid.net/top_hosts.php

Author:  KansaKilla [ Wed May 26, 2010 4:21 pm ]
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all those points from one box? sheesh.

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