I must say I was under the impression that a computer which was self built with reliable parts (like we all do ) was less prone to failure despite the fact many of us use it beyond what a regular user does.
However, lately I have seen a raise in the number of failures.
Hallelujah! It would be nice if hardware would stop crapping out on us but i guess we are riding them a little bit harder then the average user. I am still fighting with vmware slightly to stop eating my big adv wu. Yesterday i had one 'fail' when it got corestatus(0)=0 and i haven't a clue what that meant so i bumped up Vtt to 1.34V. What gets me is that this is the first time i've seen that happen and it had been folding for hours (from 30 to 40%) before it happened, it wasn't sudden.
I have had my little 8800gt folding 24/7 for the last week wishing that it would fail so I can justify upgrading! I'm getting sick of listening to the fan though...
Crap try anything bro, if for no other reason than your own sanity!. Re-orient the thing, point the back of the machine in a different direction, anything.!! I know, sounds trivial and pathetic or maybe even stoooooooopid but sometimes that's all it takes.