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Message 21013 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 11:14:16 UTC

I too have found BIOS to be better for overclocking. :)
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Message 21024 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 16:45:30 UTC - in response to Message 21008.  
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I do such things through some BIOS settings ;)


Haha CP. Got me there.

Fortunately I have a Gigabyte P35-DS3P MB and found easytune 6.0 on their site.
I am not reallly wanting to OC. I just want to see the time it takes to crunch a AP with stock cpu which is @2.83 GHz and OC right now @ 3.2 GHz.
Right now my MW computer cruncher also crunch AP from S@H and the turn around is about 16-17 hours per AP or roughly 60,000 seconds.
I think it's pretty good considering my old celeron was crunching 1 AP in about 2 -3 weeks or roughly 1,300,000 seconds
It is a Q6600 with a Gigabyte MB 965, ATI 4870 Vid card.
My main computer is with the Q9550. I also have a Thermaltake V1 fan in it and right now @ 3.2GHz the temp on all 4 core is between 35 to 45 celcius. Not bad I think while crunching and me using the computer.

Go have a look Here and tell me what you think and if it all looks OK.
This is purely out of curiosity.
I don't think I really can get a real reading though as during the day I use this main computer.
My impression is that my Q6600 is faster then the Q9550 as I don't use the Q6600.
It is solely for crunching.

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Message 21028 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 17:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 21024.  
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Heh!
Gonna reply to my own thread :)
The below OC is just 300MHz mind.
I set the easytune6 @ full OC and the max it goes (probably for safety) is 3.35GHz from 2.83GHz allthough the stock shows average speed of 2.66GHz.
So an OC of about ~4-500 MHz and in the "safe zone"
Even at 3.35GHz the temp does not go past 43C while crunching. Pretty decent.
I probably could get a lot more OC through the BIOS but I am not by any means an expert and just don't want to wreck anything.
I always wondered what would be the ultimate processor for crunching.
The Extreme series of Intel which is supposedly made for gaming pales in comparison of some of the Q series. But yet the Extreme series somehow are excellent for applications. But @ $1500+ is out of range for most of us.
What processor out there is to your opinion the best for "mathematically crunching numbers?" Not gaming but solely crunching. XEON?
If you look at cpubenchmark in the High End CPU's the XEON is leaving the other in the dust along with the new I7. Does it mean a server is the best for max crunch since XEON are for servers?

To see some extreme OC go here

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Message 21029 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 17:35:59 UTC

Hmm.. There must be something i dont get in this discussion..

Until very resent I had only a little slow comp to run Mw on, but I
have always had work.. New WU`s have been downloaded before the last
WU was done. And also now it looks like i get some WU`s ;-) I didnt
complain then, and i dont complain now. Maybe thats why I get work..??
Try it. LoL
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Message 21031 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 17:47:19 UTC - in response to Message 21029.  

Hmm.. There must be something i dont get in this discussion..

Until very resent I had only a little slow comp to run Mw on, but I
have always had work.. New WU`s have been downloaded before the last
WU was done. And also now it looks like i get some WU`s ;-) I didnt
complain then, and i dont complain now. Maybe thats why I get work..??
Try it. LoL


Hello AriZona Moon!!
Yes, me too I have had a steady stream of WU for the past 2 days now.
Yes some of the discussion below were a bit heated but we are just but human.
I am still waiting for MW GPU to start but I heard that Travis got sick?
If this is the case I hope he's doing just fine soon.
Personnal Health is a lot more important than WU and when one gets sick all of a sudden all priorities changes.
Have a great day/night where you are ;)

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Message 21032 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 17:53:04 UTC - in response to Message 21031.  

Hmm.. There must be something i dont get in this discussion..

Until very resent I had only a little slow comp to run Mw on, but I
have always had work.. New WU`s have been downloaded before the last
WU was done. And also now it looks like i get some WU`s ;-) I didnt
complain then, and i dont complain now. Maybe thats why I get work..??
Try it. LoL


Hello AriZona Moon!!
Yes, me too I have had a steady stream of WU for the past 2 days now.
Yes some of the discussion below were a bit heated but we are just but human.
I am still waiting for MW GPU to start but I heard that Travis got sick?
If this is the case I hope he's doing just fine soon.
Personnal Health is a lot more important than WU and when one gets sick all of a sudden all priorities changes.
Have a great day/night where you are ;)

Martin


True. Health first.
btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go. He is not here to make anyone happy. We are here to help (him) out. And if no WU`s downloaded, then it means only this; Less work done for the
project that day. But no reason for the Crunchers to be mad about it, ehh?
Enjoy your crunching. ;-)


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Message 21034 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 18:31:53 UTC

True. Health first.
btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go. He is not here to make anyone happy. We are here to help (him) out. And if no WU`s downloaded, then it means only this; Less work done for the
project that day. But no reason for the Crunchers to be mad about it, ehh?
Enjoy your crunching. ;-)


Crunchers are crunchers Miss Moon, you won't change 'em! But yes, the sentiments are good. :-)
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Message 21038 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 21034.  

True. Health first.
btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go. He is not here to make anyone happy. We are here to help (him) out. And if no WU`s downloaded, then it means only this; Less work done for the
project that day. But no reason for the Crunchers to be mad about it, ehh?
Enjoy your crunching. ;-)


Crunchers are crunchers Miss Moon, you won't change 'em! But yes, the sentiments are good. :-)


Will you say I`m misplaced then? Lol.

Well... I can live with that. ;-)
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Message 21039 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 21032.  


btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go.

What is it with all this hero worship? Travis is only one of the people running MilkyWay@home, as stated on the home page. It is not for any of them to decide who is unhappy and to get rid of them. This thread is asking why it is so difficult for some people to get work, and those people who are running this project should perhaps acknowledge this question and be concerned that some are unhappy, given that people are providing freely given resource to this project.



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Message 21040 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:33:02 UTC

My mac gets work but my old P4 hasnt had any in at least a week.
cant figure out why but im still crunching seti on it.
I also would like at least a hi were here but busy and leave us a lone update.
hasnt been an update since 11 April.
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Message 21043 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:47:22 UTC - in response to Message 21032.  

btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go.


How about keeping the unhappy ones and let the quiet ones go? ;p It seems if there isn't something to complain about no-one is happy. :p
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 21047 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:56:55 UTC - in response to Message 21043.  

btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go.


How about keeping the unhappy ones and let the quiet ones go? ;p It seems if there isn't something to complain about no-one is happy. :p


Hehe.. yes.. thats also a solution.

Let`s get out of this thread and have a Baileys.. ;-)
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Message 21049 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 20:10:42 UTC - in response to Message 21047.  

btw.. If I was Travis, I would like to keep the happy cruncher, and let the unhappy ones go.


How about keeping the unhappy ones and let the quiet ones go? ;p It seems if there isn't something to complain about no-one is happy. :p


Hehe.. yes.. thats also a solution.

Let`s get out of this thread and have a Baileys.. ;-)

I'll stay with my glass of port. Bye.

This thread is asking why it is so difficult for some people to get work, and those people who are running this project should perhaps acknowledge this question and be concerned that some are unhappy, given that people are providing freely given resource to this project.



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Message 21053 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 20:26:02 UTC - in response to Message 21049.  

I apologize Ice
I should not have talked about OC and other things here.
I will keep this thread as it was originally made for.

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Message 21057 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 21:04:49 UTC - in response to Message 21053.  

I apologize Ice
I should not have talked about OC and other things here.
I will keep this thread as it was originally made for.

Martin

No need to apologize Martin. Discussions tend to drift and are still welcome if useful. I for one wish I could understand how to OC more and find such discussion interesting.

I think the point that I'd like to make is that people should be allowed to say that they are unhappy about something as important as not being able to get work without being made fun of. More important is that Travis/Dave should drop by occassionally and at least don't leave us blaming each other or going round with wrong assumptions. Even if it means reinforcing explanation already given.


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Message 21060 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 21:31:19 UTC - in response to Message 21040.  
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James Sotherden I am the complete opposite of you. My P4 now has a pretty good supply of WU's but it is almost impossible for my mac mini to get anything at all.
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Message 21062 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 21:58:16 UTC - in response to Message 21057.  

Fair enough :)

I'll stick to my beer. Cheers everyone. No Port or bailey for me.

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Message 21075 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 0:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 21028.  

I always wondered what would be the ultimate processor for crunching.

In the moment there is nothing above a Core i7.
It is at least as fast as a 45nm Core2 and enjoys a healthy boost by hyperthreading in quite a lot of projects. Overclock it to 4 GHz (most i920 will do at least 3.6GHz) and there will be no CPU rivaling its througput.
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Message 21300 - Posted: 4 May 2009, 21:48:47 UTC

I've gotten quite a bit of work lately....not a ton but a healthy amnt...

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Message 21308 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 0:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 21300.  

I've gotten quite a bit of work lately....not a ton but a healthy amnt...

I managed to DL a 12 unit set this weekend. I almost threw a party in honor of the occasion.
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