Oh man, sorry to hear it. I've had similar things happen. Makes me wonder if dirty power from the mains or if one of the components (like the PSU) decided to go down in flames and take as many other parts as possible with it.
Found this pic from 2012 I thought some of the old dogs would recognize/appreciate. Using that folding heat productively! Pretty sure it was a quad AMD opteron crunching away back there. 48 cores. Cooled by some over engineered Noctua heatsinks that kept the noise to a quiet background white...
Posting here before it heads to fleabay. You could be my 100th successful Heatware transaction!
$340 on Amazon
$360 on Newegg
Brand new, sealed, never opened. Bought it a few weeks ago but decided I don't need anything close to this. Also want to go AMD.
Asking $269 shipped (USPS...
What else ya got?
I found L5640s are cheap on ebay too. Around $10. I'm tempted.
Those things were a blast for a while. Boy, if only I could find an evga SR-2. They're not even on ebay. Maybe they all broke.
I've been getting nostalgic for some of my old hardware lately. I would love to have a Radeon 9500 Pro, Athlon XP 3000+, Pentium 4 3.0C, or 1.4GHz Athlon Thunderbird. Most of those go for prices that are stupidly high on ebay. But, I found a guy selling Q6600 for $9 shipped and figured I'd scoop...
I saw these systems in person at microcenter. They look pretty darn good really. They made me look twice. It would be tough to build one for that price assuming you buy your OS.
My son wants to trade in a laptop for a gaming rig. I'm tempted.
Can I join the old timer talk? Always good to see the old names in here.
I started folding on my hyperthreaded Pentium 4 3.0C. Two clients to take advantage of hyperthreading. I think I got around 300 PPD with that bad boy. Yes that's 300. Not 300k or 300 million. Hah.
Lots of iterations...
Update: Found one on Reddit.
I have a 6800XT on the way from AMD. I'm big into Folding @ Home (team 33) and honestly the card I end up with will spend more time folding than gaming, easily, and unfortunately nvidia cards are much stronger in folding.
Willing to pay MSRP difference between...
FAH just implemented CUDA on Nvidia GPUs recently, and there are thousands of Nvidia GPUs in use in FAH. It seemed to take them a very long time to figure that out, when there's been untapped performance waiting for optimization there.
It would seem even less likely they will optimize for...
I know. I found a guy on Reddit who swapped my 3600 for the 3900X for a good deal. If I can get my hands on a 5900X I will buy it and sell the 3900X. I'm predicting availability on the Ryzen will suck as bad as everything else does right now though.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I've been thinking....with the way today's CPUs boost (high single thread performance, lower all core performance), it wouldn't take too much variance for the GPU PPD lost to outweigh the CPU PPD gain.
I'm watching my GTX 1080 completely consume a core of my Ryzen 5 3600, and I'm thinking, I've been seeing this same behavior for years. It seems like every GPU has always taken 100% of a full CPU core of every CPU I've owned. Has anybody benchmarked CPU speed to see if CPU speed could bottleneck...
It hasn't crunched in quite a while, but I don't know any reason why it wouldn't.
4X Opteron 6172 (2.1Ghz, 12 core)
Tyan S8812 motherboard
Motherboard benching tray from Spotswood
4X Noctua CPU coolers (quiet)
Basically, this will have everything you need minus a...
I feel like we might need to translate a few things for the younguns.
"tbird" means AMD Athlon Thunderbird. A beast of a ~1GHz single core CPU. These were the best back in the day when the Intel Pentium 3 was hotter and slower.
"Northbridge" refers to a separate chip on the motherboard that...
I like mine with a lime please
I heard about the availability of the COVID19 WUs and figured I'd toss a couple boxen at the problem. It's been too long since I've heard the whir of the fans spinning up other than gaming.
Edit. My GPUs are idle. I guess the well of WUs is dry at the moment.
I'm using the "Dell" setting. About the only thing I could see affecting these results is the PCIe state power management, right?
Edit: not to mention, if this is the Dell recommended setting, how could they recommend a setting that would result in drastically worse user experience? Ugh.