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by AZBrandon
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Bit-Tech: How to build a folding "rig"
Replies: 11
Views: 5696

I liked their monster rigs, although it did demonstrate the greater PPD/watt of the GTX295.

7 9600GSO: 22,742 ppd, 524 watts, 43 ppd/watt
4 GTX295: 55,013 ppd, 983 watts, 56 ppd/watt
by AZBrandon
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 46427

I just noticed Anandtech has a review now, in addition to the original news story. They also have a follow-up about OCZ having to drop their prices now due to Intel's new pricing.
by AZBrandon
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 46427

Re: Intel 34nm SSD released

New 34nm Intel SSD's should be faster and cheaper based on THIS article at Anandtech I would say the drive is quicker, not faster. The difference is that quick is generally the term you'd use to describe latency, which seems to be what they've addressed in bringing random read latency down to 65 mi...
by AZBrandon
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 9600 GSO - Such a deal! <- Fold, NOW! No Reason not to.
Replies: 52
Views: 24490

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by AZBrandon
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Coolest PCIe card made in the last few years?
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

The 4350 has an incredibly low TDP of just 25 watts. If it was running that much hotter than a 2400, I would think that was due to the heatsink design more than the power consumption. As such, there's no way to guarantee anything else would run cooler if the case is so horrible that even a 25w video...
by AZBrandon
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 612072

On the other hand the EVGA 1255 is $149 after rebate right now. I saw that too. I'm wondering if they have some backstock built up due to the recession really driving sales down, especially with ATI staying very price competitive in the midrange products. This article states nvidia will refresh the...
by AZBrandon
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 29441

How funny, the "guaranteed annual income" was just mentioned in a news story today. It actually dates back to 1966 and was one of many demands designed to destroy capitalist countries. http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102735 As I said before, I would LOVE to see this implemented in the U...
by AZBrandon
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Billy Mays died
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

I'm sad to hear about anyone dying, but I'm glad to say I have no idea who Billy Mays was. I've never seen him ever, as far as I can remember... Most people know him as "The OxyClean guy" as that was the product he was in the most commercials for. He was also co-subject of a new show on Discovery C...
by AZBrandon
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: big update just happened!?!
Replies: 2
Views: 3454

A bunch of GPU2 WU's were not counted from June 19 - 23rd. The update posted the results for all those WU's that were missed in one fell swoop.
by AZBrandon
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 9600 GSO - Such a deal! <- Fold, NOW! No Reason not to.
Replies: 52
Views: 24490

I'm confused; what motherboard are you running? Was this mentioned in a different thread, or am I just not seeing it above? From what I gather, you're running a mobo with 4 PCI-E slots, and having trouble getting all 4 cards recognized and working, is that correct?
by AZBrandon
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A future replacement for hard disc technology?
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

I remember reading an article about this once with an interview with intel. They said they see a clear path all the way down to 11nm without any major issues. Well considering the only major technology Intel has been wrong about lately was Pentium 4's hitting 5ghz, other than that, they never miss ...
by AZBrandon
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income ... please read !!
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Just as I said last time around: You First. Right now it's still in the realm of economic theory, which means it needs to be tried out somewhere before it can be widely adopted. You try it out and the rest of the world can watch and see how it goes.
by AZBrandon
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A future replacement for hard disc technology?
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Oh I'm not saying it can't be done, but right now Intel's "tick-tock" strategy is for roughly a doubling of chip density every 2 years. (i.e. 32nm has 2x as many transisters per square mm as 45nm, which is 2x of 65nm) There may be an extra year or two pause when we hit 22nm before they can drive the...
by AZBrandon
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A future replacement for hard disc technology?
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

The only major problem SSD is facing is that a growing number of analysts are saying that the technological hurdles to go smaller than 22nm may be nearly insurmountable. Since 22nm is about a third the square size of today's 40nm flash memory, if we really did hit a wall at 22nm, that would mean dri...
by AZBrandon
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you do not agree that Global Cimate Change is real...
Replies: 72
Views: 12063

Quick caveat: the reason Creationism and Intelligent Design can not ever be considered science since it is impossible to reproduce the result. Evolution can't be reproduced either. There is a "missing link" between every one of the millions of genetically incompatible forms of life which the theory...
by AZBrandon
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The economy sucks!
Replies: 16
Views: 3795

Re: The economy sucks!

The point of my story is this; how is it that a woman that dropped out of high school and then worked a few years cooking chicken is more qualified to be a manager of a business, while an honor student who score a 32 on the ACT and aced Calculus while in high school ect. ect. can only find work as ...
by AZBrandon
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU folding -- 55nm GTX 260 and temps
Replies: 20
Views: 10056

Congratulations on getting it installed and working! The GTX 285 is one heck of a powerful card for folding. Especially if you overclock the shaders as I imagine you should be able to with it running such a low temperature now. That card should be good for 8500 ppd or so. That cooling solution looks...
by AZBrandon
Fri May 15, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 108843

spcr is the only one to mention pcb length. won't fit for me in my silent3 since it's 20cm and my max is 19cm. You can measure the video card on your computer screen too. I know it sounds dumb, but I've done it plenty of times since my case makes it tough to fit cards over 9.5 inches. All you need ...
by AZBrandon
Tue May 12, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I often think of God ....
Replies: 47
Views: 6737

Anyway, since I see the mention of science, I'll point out why a pure scientist cannot be an atheist or anti-theist. Agnostic, or accepting of any of a number of different religions, yes, but a-theist, no. A pure scientist. You mean a person who thinks scientific only. You mean a scientist automati...
by AZBrandon
Tue May 12, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm back...
Replies: 41
Views: 18268

Looking at the PNY 9600 with 768MB I wonder how many PPD the extra memory is worth. Using RivaTuner's logging to examine how much VRAM is being used, the most I've ever seen it allocate is about 405mb. Most WU's are 65-100 mb. Only the latest fah_core14.exe based WU's allocate the roughly 400mb fro...
by AZBrandon
Mon May 11, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I often think of God ....
Replies: 47
Views: 6737

I'm just curious, but what are the OP's intentions? The post read kind of like one of those commentary blogs and not so much like a discussion post. Anyway, since I see the mention of science, I'll point out why a pure scientist cannot be an atheist or anti-theist. Agnostic, or accepting of any of a...
by AZBrandon
Sat May 09, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU client beating the crap out of my graphics card
Replies: 15
Views: 7986

AZBrandon, forgive the newbish question, but what kind of cooler is that on your cards in the picture? Looks almost like a water block. It's a Zalman VF-2000 and looks copper, but since there's no VF-2000 CU listed on the Zalman website, I suspect it's just anodized aluminum. Zalman VF-2000 info pa...
by AZBrandon
Fri May 08, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU client beating the crap out of my graphics card
Replies: 15
Views: 7986

Well before contacting EVGA support, consider that if the upper card runs 10°C hotter than the lower card, much probably it's because the lower card does not let enough freash air to be sucked by the upper card heatsink fan. Basically, while the lower card gets fresh air, the upper card gets air t...
by AZBrandon
Mon May 04, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which power supply should I buy ? + list [700 watt+)
Replies: 9
Views: 2831

I'm planning to go for quad sli in the future http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYyMywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== Well we said we had some interesting and unexpected results at the beginning, and we weren’t kidding. We expected Quad SLI to blow us away in games and prove why we needed to ...
by AZBrandon
Mon May 04, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New low power 9600 and 9800 cards announced by Inno3D
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

Well with these cards you should be able to do so on lower case fan speeds and with less energy usage. Good from a heat, power bill, and environmentalism standpoint.
by AZBrandon
Mon May 04, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New low power 9600 and 9800 cards announced by Inno3D
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

New low power 9600 and 9800 cards announced by Inno3D

They're claiming up to 40% lower power draw than the reference parts with even the 9800GT not requiring a PCI-e power connector. That might make it the most powerful video card that doesn't require a PCI-E power connector. Inno3D announces E-save editions of video cards The Inno3D® GeForce 9 series...
by AZBrandon
Sun May 03, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Future GPU heads up
Replies: 21
Views: 10576

Sounds about right. My 9800GTX+ at full load folding takes my PC to 200 watts with the CPU and some 260 watts with the CPU at load. When I had a 9800GT too the total draw was around 335 watts. I can see how dual GTS 250's and an i7 would hit 400 watts - I too would love to see a 30-40% lower power G...
by AZBrandon
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

That's a good point. In fact look at this statistic: Washington D.C.: 92% vote for Obama Washington D.C.: #1 highest crime rate in America It turns out that Obama supporters are more likely to be criminals than anyone else!! In fact this seems true even when I broke it down to a county by county lev...
by AZBrandon
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

or perhaps higher population concentration => higher incidence of communicable disease, STD's or otherwise? Well it would make an arguement against big cities, that's for sure. Everything seems to be worse in big cities - murders, robbery, education, infrastructure - it seems like the opposite of w...
by AZBrandon
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

I'd be curious to see an overlay of the data against STD rates. I saw a news story last year that 26% of New Yorkers have herpes versus 19% nationally. I'm curious if it works something like this: Higher usage of porn = less real sex = fewer STD's There could be some kind of correlation there. Every...