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Old March 5, 2010, 11:41 PM
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and do you think the ocz powerstream 520 have enough juice for a q6600 @ 3300 paired with a 9800 GX2??
The Powerstream 520W is one of the few OCZ PSUs I would actually be comfortable using for a situation like that. It is a pretty good older Topower unit. Not very efficient, but it is capable.
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Old March 6, 2010, 05:26 AM
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Ok I really got the folding bug and (also new hardware bug) so I'm now running a core i7 920 @ 4ghz (still on stock voltage... will maybe try more... but now I was testing it for folding). What I have to say is that the i7 is really impressive!

4ghz on stock voltage? Hot damn!
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Old March 6, 2010, 05:58 AM
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I tought he meant he left it on auto. 4 ghz on stock and stable is almost impossible.
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Old March 6, 2010, 06:58 AM
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What I meant is that I didn't raise the Vcore (motherboard is EVGA classified) Right now if I look at CPU-Z it's 1.294V @ 4 ghz. Didn't really tried for more, because 75C core temp is enough I think.
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Old March 8, 2010, 01:43 PM
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What I meant is that I didn't raise the Vcore (motherboard is EVGA classified) Right now if I look at CPU-Z it's 1.294V @ 4 ghz. Didn't really tried for more, because 75C core temp is enough I think.
That's pretty good. EVGA's boards do have a habit of really counteracting VDroop with adding a bit more voltage under load. Still good.

You will lose more PPD running 7 cores and using Bill's process manager to allocate all your GPU clients to one core (core 7 if numbering from 0 to 7).

I have an i7 920 @ 4.0ghz as well folding BigAdv with three GPUs on it, and TPF (time per frames)went up by about 1.5 minutes vs. no GPUs. I only use WinAFC to set them to "normal" priority, and not allocate them to a certain core. When I tried -smp 7 my TPF went up by about 4 minutes, which means a lot less bonus. Either way the GPU clients didn't seem to lose anything in terms of performance.

Try it with -smp 8 and no process management, and then go from there. The VMWare Player runs under normal priority, and the GPU clients under low, which means they shouldn't interfere much with it.
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Old March 8, 2010, 02:17 PM
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It's finally up and running fine for 12 hours now on my core i7 rig. Really fine! On the same protein, my PPD dropped 1500-200 ppd... not bad at all! Found out that I need to start up VMware first and then the gpu. When I was doing the gpu first, the VMware bigadv folding client was giving an instable machine error.

I'm running now @ 36 000 ppd just for the core I7 rig.. not bad at all!
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Old March 8, 2010, 02:23 PM
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It's finally up and running fine for 12 hours now on my core i7 rig. Really fine! On the same protein, my PPD dropped 1500-200 ppd... not bad at all! Found out that I need to start up VMware first and then the gpu. When I was doing the gpu first, the VMware bigadv folding client was giving an instable machine error.

I'm running now @ 36 000 ppd just for the core I7 rig.. not bad at all!
36K is pretty good, but it should not matter at all what order you run the clients. I would worry about instability still...
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36K is pretty good, but it should not matter at all what order you run the clients. I would worry about instability still...
Don't know why it's like that, because my I7 is folding since last wednesday without stability issue, that problem mentionned appeared the only time I started the gpu's before the I7... and also before starting folding, I did some 20+ hours of prime 95 stress test (8 process).
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...... Didn't really tried for more, because 75C core temp is enough I think.
eek !!

The thermal specification for the i7 920 is ~ 68 C.

Thats waaaaaay too hot bud.You are hurting your processor.
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That is Core temp reading... I am 20C below TJ Max (98C) I tought it was ok...
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