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by kittle
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: speaker recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 5346

Re: speaker recommendation

I'll add my standard $0.02 here for speaker reccomendations: go listen in person first! seriously. Leave your checkbook/Credit Card/Cash at home. Grab your 1-2 of your favorite CDs and go visit a high end audio store. Listen to your music on their $50,000 system. Can you tell a difference from your ...
by kittle
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 612938

Re: SPCR Folds Team Blog

cordis wrote:Hey, so I got a couple 460s, here's my impressions. First off, be sure to run these with -advmethods! That really boosts your ppd.
Hrm... -advmethods on the gpu client? I gotta try that and see what happens. Hopefully it wont cook my 285, but if it does, thats an excuse to upgrade.
by kittle
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 4 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 Points ! ! ! !
Replies: 37
Views: 39095

Re: 4 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 Points ! ! ! !

Thanks!

Nice to have a stable system. I left it running 24/7 while I was away for a week on thanksgiving break.
by kittle
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 3,000,000+ points
Replies: 43
Views: 45621

Re: ???

cordis wrote:You have an 8 core opteron? Great!
I wish.

No is an dual socket Opteron 285 board - 4 cores. (see my sig) It cranked out a few WUs this weekend but the weather is heating up again so I shut it off before work this morning.
by kittle
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 3,000,000+ points
Replies: 43
Views: 45621

thanks :)

once the weather cools off i want to see if my opteron box can do the bigadv units
by kittle
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please vote if you click on this
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

I recently got a new PC and jumped on the SSD bandwagon. Intel X25 80GB and a WD cavair black 2TB. About 2months after I got the PC, the WD drive started dropping offline for no visible reason. all diagnostics I ran came back with no errors, so I RMA'd it and its been fine so far. Now contrast that ...
by kittle
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Conductive material to put under laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 3608

When my laptop is on a desk, or hard surface Just proping it up on a CD case works very well.
Same concept as the stick-on feet from scdr -- get some space between the bottom of your laptop and whatever its sitting on.
by kittle
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 64046

ok im setup with a passkey now. And I found the issue with the smp client - it was set to run at 'idle' priority instead of low -- thats now fixed. I also fired up my older Opteron box and set it running. According to the Hfm monitor its getting just over 3kppd. Nothing to sniff at there. So both sm...
by kittle
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 64046

well I changed my folding bat file to use -advmethods. there was no visible increase in the time between percentage points, but the EOC site shows a record 8500 points for yesterday. Im gonna have to try the "-smp 11" option - this should give the GPU core and other processes enough cpu cycles so th...
by kittle
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 64046

25k ppd with my setup? ... yeah something is definately wrong. I was on vacation all last week, and I just left the SMP running. I turned off the gpu core because I didnt want the excess heat when I wasnt around to monitor things. Looking at my history in EOC, I was getting a consistant 1k all of la...
by kittle
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whistle/beep until I close all programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

So the whine is definately comming from the PC case? or is it your monitor? it could also be the Graphics card causing interference thats comming out your speakers. One thing you can try is to turn off your monitor while things are whining. if the whine goes away, then chances are good its your moni...
by kittle
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 64046

well both the SMP client and GTX285 are now going strong. I average about 6k-7k PPD with both of them running.
Im still figuring out win7, so re-installing the SMP client fixed it up nicely.

The i7 980x gets 1500-2k ppd all by itself, so im happy about that part.
by kittle
Mon May 17, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 64046

thanks guys!

GTX285 is still going strong.

Just gotta find why the SMP client quit
by kittle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system -- input needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

the xigmatec is almost my default option -- ive used it on several friends PCs with good results. So that one is a good canidate. I can also just start with the stock 980x fan and see what its like. The only issue thre is if the backplates arent compatible between heatsinks. I'll fiddle with the fan...
by kittle
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 612938

odd results there Kansas... GL in finding a stable place to live & fold. My folding has been down over the past few weeks as ive only been running GPU folding, and hosting a game server that runs 24/7 on my PC - so im reserving the cpu cycles for that.. thus no SMP folding. however that will change ...
by kittle
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU- Can a power supply fail in sections but work in others?
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

The PSU question was more: 'Is this possible?" before saying it's good and going to the board and cpu tests. It's unnerving to stumble about blind and with no sense of touch (no monitor or keyboard). Yes its possible. Has this problem been going on a while?(possible slowly dying PSU) Or did it sudd...
by kittle
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system -- input needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

New system -- input needed

After 5 years my desktop is going to get upgraded. I already have the following: GPU (GTX 285, 2GB) Case: supermicro full tower (both are in my sig) Monitor: 2x Samsung 970p Keyboard+Mouse I'm looking to buy the following: Motherboard: Asus P6X58D Premium CPU: i7 980x @ 3.0 or 3.33GHz RAM: 6x Kingst...
by kittle
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU- Can a power supply fail in sections but work in others?
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

do you have another PSU you can try in your system? not sure if how probably it is for a PSU to fail in one spot but not another. However - this sounds like the PUS has been slowly dying over a long peroid of time, and in the process taking out other bits and pieces of your system. If that is the ca...
by kittle
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive/silent GTX260/280?
Replies: 22
Views: 7310

Nice work there.

now im tempted to try this on my GTX285. It still has the stock cooler from XFX. but at 40% fan speed I dont hear it. however it can get nice and toasty while gaming or folding.
by kittle
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel 980x stock tower heatsink and gummy compound
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Definately keep us updated on what you find out.

Ive got my sights on a 980x system as well (compliments of doing my taxes), and Id like to know which HSF cools well and quietly.
by kittle
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Can I use HP LaserJet 3100 with Windows 7 64-bit (XPMode ?)
Replies: 9
Views: 4626

I would think you can get an expansion card with a parallel port on it. Just plug that in, and you should be good to go. You'll probably have to hit up ebay or a used pc parts shop.. but I know they exist.
by kittle
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help troubleshooting intermittent crashes!
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Usualy intermittent problems point to power or PSU issues. Does he have a surge protector on the PC? if so - how old. if not go get one Immediately. after 2-3 years surge protectors start to loose their effectiveness, so they should be replaced. The other part with power issues is they will slowly f...
by kittle
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 115523

Seems addblocking is a definate 2edged sword here. I started blocking ads due to another site I frequent (www.tomshardware.com). The flash adds were slowing down page load times and causing my browser to hog memory and cpu cycles, bringing my PC to a crawl. Since I normally surf from work - bringing...
by kittle
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with new 920 system that needs to be silent!
Replies: 48
Views: 7067

One other thing to consider here is building this PC for the future. What is overkill *now* wont be in a year or 2, and eventually it will be just plain slow. 5 years ago my dual socket system was major overkill for things. but nowdays, after upgrading to 2x dual core Opteron CPUs it can keep up jus...
by kittle
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Setsugen GPU Cooler
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Any speculations on how it would perform on a GTX285 card?
by kittle
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: machine ID
Replies: 4
Views: 3340

I use a different machineID for every folding process with my username attached.
So I have GPU and SMP on my main pc and 2 single thread instances on my server. Thus I use 4 different machineIDs
by kittle
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5991

It sounds like the "triple channel RAM" aspect of the i7-920 doesn't get me around the 3.5GB of useable RAM if I go with a 32-bit version of Windows7. So, if I go with 32-bit, I could save a few $$$ by getting 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB. I'm leaning toward the 64-bit, I just have to do a little more...
by kittle
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet dual quad core xeon box questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

This sounds like your running into the problem of using server-room hardware in an office. server room stuff can afford to be loud and nobody cares - just close the door. As to your questions - the cooling noise depends entirely on your choice of heatsink + fan. The board you listed appears to use s...
by kittle
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to SPCR, help appreciated, quiet PC for HOT environment
Replies: 21
Views: 5991

I'll add my $0.02 in here as well. as for the hardware reccomendationss -- if your buying more than 3.5GB of ram, you will need a 64bit OS to take advantage of that. Since you listed 6GB of ram.. a 64bit OS is a must unless you want 2.5gb to goto waste. On the whole 64 vs 32bit thing. I jumped onto ...
by kittle
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Small, quiet, low-power disk array/small server?
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Im going to be looking for a very simmilar setup - NAS-like box with RAID 5 array of 3-5 drives.

Keep us informed as to what you get and most importandly why.