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    ***The Official "Post good deals for the [H]orde" thread***

    I have a MSI neo2-fr P35 and it's been good to me. With a Q6600 G0 I reached a folding-stable 24/7 clock of 3.54GHz (434x8) with a Tuniq Tower, and I'm running folding-stable 24/7 now on water at 3.89GHz (432x9). I've booted the board into Xubuntu at 4.01GHz (9x445) but wasn't nearly folding...
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    HardFolding.com Stats Question?

    I started folding for a new team (126176 = "Bipolar Disorder Awareness") and username (Bipolar_Folder), both of which I created roughly 10 hours ago. Since creating my new team and username, two of my SMP clients completed WUs for the new team and username roughly 5 hours ago. There has been a...
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    Help me spend $900

    CPU: Q6600 -- $200 MOBO: ABIT IP35P -- $90 ($15 MIR = $75) RAM: 2x1GB G.SKILL F2 DDR2-800 -- $44 PSU: 400W Silverstone ST400-- $47 HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 -- $37 SHIP Frys -- $7 SHIP Newegg: -- $16 TOTAL -- $441 (after MIR $426) TOTAL x2 -- $882 (after MIR $852)
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    Help me spend $900

    CPU: Q6600 -- $200 MOBO: MSI neo2-fr P35 -- $110 RAM: 2x1GB G.SKILL F2 DDR2-800 -- $44 PSU: 500W Silverstone ST50F w/ 8-pin CPU >80% efficient -- $70 HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 -- $37 SHIP Frys -- $7 SHIP Newegg: -- $16 TOTAL -- $484 TOTAL x2 -- $968 Notes: CPU: I own this...
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    I got bored...so I loaded Suse on my new quad

    I have to give a shout out for Ohio. I'm a bit downstream in Cincinnati, thought out-of-state at the moment, trying desperately to finish up my final papers to graduate at the end of the month. But, I just had to buy a quad, and had to install 10 flavors of Linux on it to find the most...
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    I ran Memtest86, and passed at 880MHz. I'm stumped.
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    I just formatted my HD and installed Xubuntu 7.10 yesterday night. (8.04 yields 100 PPD less, no clue why) I'll try upping the RAM voltages, there at a modest 2.1V and then run MemTest86, and see if its stable at that speed.
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    Also the board has a lot of copper, with two good size heatsinks, 1 over the voltage regulators, another on the NB, with three heatpipes between the two. I have fans drawing air off of each, 120mm and 80mm respectively.
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    I have a pretty decent PSU, by my estimation. It is a 600W OCZ StealthXstream. Would adding more RAM give me more memory bandwidth--perhaps that's where the crash is originating? Right now I have 2x 1GB Gskill F2 DDR2-800 sticks @ 1:1 = 866MHz
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    It's a P35 chipset (MSI neo2-fr P35 mobo). What do you think it could be? The same thing happens in XP and Xubuntu, but not with Notfred. I'd use Notfred if only it gave me 2605s like I'm able to get in Xubuntu and XP via VMs. Thanks for your reply, this is driving me crazy. No folding...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    The pump I use is submerged, so that limits the type of enclosures I can get for it. My new idea is to, using my Swiss army knife min-saw, see if I can cut some peninsula shaped "holes" in the playmate jr.'s drop-top lid, just big enough to fit the tubing. Easier said then done...
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    OS lockup/freeze vs. floating-point exception: What's the difference?

    When I was overclocking on air around 3.53GHz (443x8) and I tried to push the system to be stable at 445x8, I would get floating-point exception errors in one of my clients. Now on water, I'm stable at around 433x9, but when I push the clocks too high I get an OS lockup (Xubuntu 7.10), but...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    Good idea about closing the loop (i.e. topping the reservoir/playmate). I have 2 drops of Dawn liquid detergent in the loop to break down the surface tension (i.e. "poor-man" water wetter) to make the distilled water more heat conductive, since surface tension blocks heat. This additive should...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I had to drop the overclock to 3.9GHZ (433x9) to reach stability with 4x SMP clients, but as a result I'm utilizing some of those unused processor cycles from running *just* 2x SMP client and netted 58 PPD from the addition of 2 more SMP client , My PPD on the Q6600 went from 5460 PPD to 5508...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I'm going to mess around with it shortly to see if I can run 4x SMP clients at this higher speed and see if I can still make the preferred deadlines. Right now I'm doing a 2605 in 9m 15s and 9m 20s per 1%, or 15h 30s per WU (avg.) These WUs have a preferred deadline of 3 days. I'll report...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I'm at an "old-school" university with no AC in the dorms (though CT is pretty seasonable during most of the school year), but the rads are drawing air from an open window. Damn you caught me; it's a Playmate Jr. Update: @ 3.91 (434x9,) stable--turns out I was at 432x9 earlier not 433x9...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    There's a question prompt when you run the -configonly glag that is something like this (paraphrased): "Would you like Work Units with large memory requirement? [small/normal/big]" Note: this is different than the "Memory to indicate" prompt where you type in a number. The default choice...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I agree that two radiators may be a bit excessive, but since this was somewhat of an experiment, I wanted to make sure I reached the limit of what I thought was the high-end-safe of Vcore for my Q6600. I'll probably use the extra rad towards cooling a second system down the road--I have a spare...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I have a single dorm room, so I'm the only one to blame if something gets dropped on it. So far so good. And I agree with you about the "triumph"of air-cooling as of late.
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    Also not mentioned, I lapped my Q6600 IHS. And I keep a fan on my voltage regs heatsink (not pictured). This is a photo of my E6600 that's waiting for a new home. My Q6600 lapping didn't come out quite as good (second time using the sandpapers...), but you get the picture (although it's...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    I could boot into Xubuntu at 3.96GHz (440x9), but the system would crash as soon as folding commenced. 433x9 was the fastest I could achieve stable folding. I might have some headroom in terms of upping Vcore, but with summer approaching, and the amount of heat that this thing is already...
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    Just water-cooled my dedicated Q6600 (pics)

    So I've always wanted a quad-core processor, and I've always wanted to try out water-cooling. While water-cooling isn't the best bang-for-the-buck when it comes to a dedicated folding rig, as opposed to a good air cooling heatsink + fan combo, it was an experience I nonetheless wanted to try...
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    Let's see your mug...

    I fold for a cure to bipolar disorder, and for peace too.
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    Error with notfred's in VMware

    I encountered the same message. I think it has something to do with notfred's OS looking for an IDE drive ("/dev/hd") and then looking for the first partition on ("/dev/hd/hda1") to save the WUs, but VMware hard disks, for whatever reason (even when you select IDE as the HD type), are viewed by...
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    Prime95 stable at 3.73GHz; F@H stable at 3.60GHz--What gives?

    I have a Q6600 G0 on 1.39-1.41V (load, idle). I'm stable with Prime95's blend torture test at 3.73GHz (415x9), but with the same voltage I can't reach stability folding until I drop the clock to 3.60GHz (399x9). (My temps are 58-62C under load and 37-39C idle). Is F@H just that much better...
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    Most Important for Folding: High FSB or Total CPU?

    There's a lot of information on the net about high FSB speeds vs. total CPU speeds. For example, most people would agree that a 400MHz FSB x 9 multiplier, resulting in a 3.6GHz total CPU speed is slower than a 450MHz FSB x 8 multiplier, also resulting in a 3.6GHz total CPU speed. My question...
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    Q9450 folding preliminary results

    With the temps and voltage lower on your Q9450, do you think you have some more headroom to work with in terms of achieving a higher overclock? Also, what are your folding temps for both the Q6600 and Q9450?--my Q6600 temps are at 62C, and I'm wondering if that's to be expected. Thanks.
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    Interesting thought...

    Another interesting question: What percentage of folders are men? It seems to me, for whatever reason, to be a particularly male pursuit--but maybe that's computer enthusiasm in general? Are there any female folders on this forum?
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    Question about diskless client...

    Check out this site: http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/ You can boot a very small Linux operating system (from a USB stick) that pretty much does nothing but fold. As long as your BIOS will boot a USB device you should be fine. I've had the best results using two USB sticks...
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    Dual VM (Linux SMP) on a Linux Host

    If you're going to use Windows 64-bit as your host OS, it's likely much easier to run two guest instances of Linux (two VMware virtual machine instances of Ubuntu). So: HOST (Windows XP 64-bit) -- GUEST_1 (Ubuntu in VMware) -- GUEST_2 (Ubuntu in VMware) Running a virtual machine...
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    Dual VM (Linux SMP) on a Linux Host

    I messed around with VMware Server Linux x84_64 edition, but could not find a way to get processor affinity working with it. VMware Server Linux is a web-based GUI. Once it is running, you can launch individual virtual machines (.vmx files). There is some kind of command line way of...
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    Help with Samba request

    So 8.04 vs. 7.10 what's it got? Is it worth an upgrade from 7.10 or wait? Impressions?
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    Help with Samba request

    I was feeling "gutsy" so I tried to flash my POS Buffalo wireless router with DD-WRT. Yep, I bricked it. So I got Samba working for like 3 hours, then independently wrecked my own home network setup. Oh well, ordering a Linksys WRT54GL, which supposedly has rock solid stability when using...
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    Help with Samba request

    So I read bits and pieces here and there on the net, and I have my Linux system (Xubuntu 7.10--extremely similar to Ubuntu except it runs on just 128 MB RAM) via Samba appear and share my folding folder in My Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgroup. The purpose...
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    Help with Samba request

    I'm a noober when it comes to Linux. But I understand that Linux can use a program called Samba to share folders with a Windows system over the same network--with the hopes of pointing FahMon to the shared folder for monitoring purposes--I'm already running FahMon in Linux, I just want to run...
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    Ubuntu question: how many SMP clients to run?

    After some experimentation, good advice (using taskset), and information (what a "preferred deadline" means), I am now running two SMP clients in Xubuntu (returning my WUs in under 24 hours) using only 300 MB RAM, and getting more efficiency than running 4 SMP instances. Thanks to everyone for...
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    Ubuntu question: how many SMP clients to run?

    Enough with the moralizing already. I bought a dedicated system just to fold. Also points are a measure of value to Stanford too. The more points a user contributes, the more "work" a user does for Stanford. I was finding that I was completing WUs with like 85% time remaining and without...
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    Ubuntu question: how many SMP clients to run?

    Here are some updates in terms of PPD running 1 SMP vs. 4 SMP. All day today my system has been working on a Project 3064 @ 1753 points. The frame time has been 7 min/%, which means it completes the WU in 700 min. SMP #1 (3064) --> 1753 points/700 min = 2.5 points/min * 1440 min/day =...
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    Ubuntu question: how many SMP clients to run?

    I'm new to Ubuntu--just started folding on it yesterday. I have a Q6000, so I installed and ran one instance of the Linux SMP client to start off with. I was a little surprised when I checked the System Monitor to see that my cores were: CPU1: 55% CPU2: 90% CPU3: 60% CPU4: 55% (+/-...
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    How cheap is good enough for a dedicated box?

    good advice all around. I like the idea of 2 GB of RAM so as to be prepared for new work units. I guess I'm still unsure whether to go with a more expensive motherboard/psu with an 8-pin CPU power socket/connector or a cheaper motherboard/psu with a 4-pin socket/connector. Also is it...
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