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by bcassell
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: F@H info
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Stanford's stats will tell you how many active processors you've had in the last 7 days and the last 50 days. Just type in your username.

Bryan
by bcassell
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Socket 478 Pentium M, no kidding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Your newegg link seems to be broken. Try this one.

To comment: Wow. Those are 90nm Dothans w/ 2mb cache? I thought those were still a ways away. Kinda expensive.... I wonder if there's any chance of these running on normal socket 478 boards.

Bryan
by bcassell
Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any oc advantage w/2500+ over the 2600+?
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Any oc advantage w/2500+ over the 2600+?

It seems a lot of people opt for 2500+ chips, not the 2600+... even though they have less than a 10 buck difference. Why? Is the 2500+ better or more flexible or what? Well, 10 bucks is 10 bucks right? There's not much of a difference between the two. How far you overclock is just going to depend o...
by bcassell
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Athlon64 35W CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

I've been reading around about people's experiences. Being that they're new, there are a few kinks to work out, but reports seem to be promising. I have every confidence that in a month or so most s754 motherboards will support these cpus (with a bios update if necessary). As for recommending a purh...
by bcassell
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Undervolt question...
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Just treat undervolting the same way you would treat overclocking. Make small steps and test for stability along the way. Generally what I'll do is take it down a notch, and run prime95 for 30 min or so. If it passes, I'll take it down another notch (maybe 0.025V per step, 0.05 if you're feeling bra...
by bcassell
Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400+ watt 120mm psu?
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Ok, I'll help you out here before somebody with less patience turns this ugly... =) Recommended PSUs Also, I would recommend reading the MANY MANY posts in this forum to get some ideas of which PSU's people are the happiest with. I know it takes some effort to research all of this yourself, but in t...
by bcassell
Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 64-bit Processor Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Well, I just looked at their site, and I don't know where you're seeing A64 systems, because I can't find them =P. Oh well, I'm sure I'm just blind or something. Anyway, since I can't find them, I can't comment on their specific systems, but generally the 3000+ is a better deal than the 3200+. They ...
by bcassell
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 64-bit Processor Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

IMO, A good rule of thumb for 64-bit is that if you don't know if you're going to need it--you won't. Basically, 64-bit capabilities will provide enormous benifits in a very small number of cases, and marginal benifits in most cases. Yes, eventually everything will be moving to 64-bit, but by the ti...
by bcassell
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone seen these? (Mobile A64's)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Anyone seen these? (Mobile A64's)...

Just saw that newegg now has a section for Mobile Athlon 64's: Mobile A64s They now have a variety of mobile A64s at both 1.4v and 1.2v . The 1.2v cpus are listed as taking 35W of power, and if that figure is anything like the other power figures AMD's been giving out for their A64's the real power ...
by bcassell
Sun May 30, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much difference between Athlon XP & A64?
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

...Intel P4 is notoriously slow per cycle CPU, optimized only to get high clock, far from effective AMD, witch is why AMDs mostly kick it ass on almost anything :wink: Including folding. Not mentioning the price/performance ratio :lol: Well, you are right about price/performance on most things--AMD...
by bcassell
Sun May 30, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

bcassell , the fan would cycle from fast to slow the entire time you were pushing the CPU or would it cycle fast to slow as you went from idle to heavy load? You could set the fan to run at 10V max rather than 12V max with a fanmate, provided it didn't overheat the CPU, so that max cooling would be...
by bcassell
Sat May 29, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

Re: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...

crypt0r wrote: Your post leads me to believe that you haven't played with Speedfan enough. You CAN set it to a constant low speed if you desire...
That's entirely possible. I only played with speedfan for a day or two before I started folding 24/7. Now I'm just using a fan controller =)

Bryan
by bcassell
Fri May 28, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs that keep fans running after shutdown... balogna?
Replies: 20
Views: 4381

Just thought of something: While it's true that the hottest components in your system (or PSU) will not get any hotter after shutdown, the other components COULD heat up to a higher temperature than they normally run at due to the lack of any airflow. For example, lets say that the hottest part of y...
by bcassell
Fri May 28, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98030

ChucuSCAD wrote:...... an all copper version would slick.
An all copper version would exceed the weight restrictions for most highways! =P

Bryan
by bcassell
Fri May 28, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

Re: AMD 64

Greetings all, I am new to your forums and this is my first post, although I have been reading through them for some time. Welcome to SPCR!!! Now, I applaud AMD for bringing 64 bit processing to the desktop, but they are not doing justice to the consumer. I would wait for the socket 939s, the BTX m...
by bcassell
Fri May 28, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much difference between Athlon XP & A64?
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

Well, I don't actually own an XP, but I do own an A64. Judging from the points that many others have reported here with their XP's, I would say that, clock-for-clock, the A64 is barely faster at folding, if at all. Right now my A64 3000+ (stock 2ghz) gets probably 800PPW on average. Obviously this v...
by bcassell
Fri May 28, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

Re: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...

[...] AMD CPUs will excel vs P4 in tasks that involve a lot of (unpredictable) branching. The long pipeline of the Pentium will kill it on a branch mispredict - the pipeline is dumped and must be refilled. I suspect compilers do a lot of complicated (unrepetitive) branching. [...] Branch midpredict...
by bcassell
Thu May 27, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Is it ok to run 3 instances of FAH??
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Re: Is it ok to run 3 instances of FAH??

I've got an HT computer running 2 instances simultaneously, and i'm thinking of using another instance when one of my instances has finished folding, but I don't want to connect up to the net just to upload the data (I'm on dialup, and dialing up 2-3 times a day gets costly). Does having 3 instance...
by bcassell
Thu May 27, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

...I've tried in vain to find a good comparison/discussion of Intel's HT (multiple logical processors) versus AMD HT (multiple data pathways to chipsets, if I understand).... Don't let the similar names fool you, HyperThreading and HyperTransport are completely unrelated technologies. There are man...
by bcassell
Thu May 27, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

... I'll admit to have my share of misconceptions, though I also admit to remaining skeptical about the 100% backward compatibility (at least at the fringes today's software/drviers that can be touchy enough) ... Well, personally I don't really think of it as "backwards compatibility." Let me put i...
by bcassell
Thu May 27, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12228

Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...

Hi. As a happy owner of an A64 machine, I've noticed a fair number of misconceptions about the A64 on these boards. This is understandable since it's such a new processor, and not many people have experience with it. Now, I don't claim to know everything about the A64--far from it--but I can share w...
by bcassell
Mon May 24, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The Extreme Edition For Folding?
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Well, I haven't seen any EE benchmarks, but as far as I know, the only difference between the EE and the normal P4 is the extra cache. If you look at the folding performance clock-for-clock between say, a duron and a barton, it's almost identical. Sooo... based on that, I would think that the EE wou...
by bcassell
Mon May 24, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK2650-BQE
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Don't know anything about the case, but I remember there was a discussion about it..... Here we go.


Bryan
by bcassell
Sun May 09, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4523

Presumably those were MemTest tests? So things should be stable - good luck. The "high CPU usage" could be a swerveball - Windows confused how to report the A64 doing its Kool n Quiet thing :?: Actually, those tests were prime95. I should have mentioned that. As I said before, my ram passed memtest...
by bcassell
Sun May 09, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4523

Update time... I ran memtest overnight last night just for kicks -- no errors. So I brought my computer in to work today to do some testing (I have a P4C system at work so I figured I could test ram/PS at least). The first thing I tested was ram because, well, it's the easiest =). Turns out this pro...
by bcassell
Fri May 07, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4523

Ok, I've been super busy at work (already worked 70 hours this week), so I haven't had any time to test until today. I borrowed a multimeter from work and took some readings: Line Idle Load 12V 12.09 12.06 5V 5.08 5.08 "Idle" was when my computer was just sitting in windows. "Load" was running prime...
by bcassell
Wed May 05, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4523

WOW . I didn't expect this many responses. Thanks in advance to everyone! So, first thing: I've tried hard to do as many tests as I can, but the fact is, between work, etc. I just don't have that much time to debug my computer at home. So, with that said, I will try to do as many suggested tests as...
by bcassell
Wed May 05, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: My long, sad tale of instability woes...
Replies: 18
Views: 4523

My long, sad tale of instability woes...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but hey -- it directly affects my folding abilities =). Ok, so this story is kind of long -- bear with me. I put together the first iteration of my current setup about 4-5 months ago. These were the specs: A64 3000+ Asus K8V Deluxe 2x 512 Cors...
by bcassell
Mon May 03, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case panels even necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2920

Re: Is the case panels even necessary?

other stuff in the house like microwave, tv, phone also seems fine. The microwave? It'll be fine until your arm shrivels up from radiation :wink: . Just keep that in mind... I think he meant that the microwave, tv, phone, etc. all work fine when he has the panels off of his computer . Though I have...
by bcassell
Mon May 03, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Too tight for a VGA Heatsink? Suggestions Please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

I don't have any personal exerience with the AC VGA silencer, but I would imagine that it wouldn't be that difficult to rig up a custom backplate for it. I looked at the instructions you linked to, and I can't really tell how the backplate is mounting (you screw it in from the back?). But I'd imagin...