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[email protected] Weekly Team News - 2nd June 2006

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by rich99million, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. BillytheImpaler

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    It's neck-and-neck betwixt Concorde_Rules and myself for the top spot in the single machines league. Who will be victorious?!
     
  2. Admiral Huddy

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    all of them are 2.8Ghz P4 with HT and 512mb RAM apart from my main rig which is an AMD 64 X2 4400+ with 2gb ram (as per sig) :confused: should be fine
     
  3. Stan_Lite

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    Weird :confused: You should be doing a lot more than you are.

    My X2 4400+ rig has almost identical spec to your's (same mobo but Corsair PC4000 instead of OCZ) and mine gets me 300-400 ppd on it's own which is about half of your total output.

    You should be kicking my arse with that lot. Are they on 24/7?

    Stan :)
     
  4. meaz

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    ive got a [email protected], [email protected], semptron 2500, tbird 1400, p3 450, p3 733, dual p3 667, dual p3 733, dual p3 866, dual p3 1000 running 24/7 and only do 740 points per day lol. Soon to be added a 3000+ a64.
     
  5. Parsley

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    How much would it cost to put a decent rig together that is for folding only. I'm a student, so I'm obviously not rolling in money but I do think that FAH is a good cause, and I'm interested in making a decent machine for it.
     
  6. Indy500

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    £250-300?
     
  7. Parsley

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    I could probably strech that far. Not paying for a brilliant graphics card must shove the price down a fair bit.
     
  8. Mikey1280

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    Corran do you have any spare bits and pieces, you should try and get stuff like RAM and Hard Drives second hand, any old pci gfx card will do. I think a pentium d would be the best bang for buck for folding.
     
  9. Parsley

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    I have an old athlon 2600+ rig sitting in the loft at my parents at the moment. The mother board karked it for some reason but I know that the graphics card, hard drive and cd-rw in it still work. (Graphics card was a radeon 9700, I remember when they were at the top!)
     
  10. BillytheImpaler

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    the best bang for the buck for FAH at the moment is an Intel Pentium D 805. It's dual core with 1 MiB L2 cache and it's wicked cheap:
    Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.66GHz (533FSB) - Retail (CP-116-IN) Price: £72.95 (£85.72 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    They overclock like mad.
     
  11. Indy500

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    Well, this is the AMD spec I came up with:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Parsley

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    Does it overclock quite well on air? I intend to get a watercooled set up eventually but that will only be when my laptop really starts to show its age and I need a new gaming rig.
     
  13. Parsley

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    Tah, I'll have a look at the suggestions posted :).
     
  14. BillytheImpaler

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  15. Indy500

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    [​IMG]

    I'd go for this (dualcore = higher output), if you get watercooling you might want to consider forking out another £50-60 for a better motherboard + a cheapo pci-e gfx so you can overclock.
     
  16. BillytheImpaler

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    If it's for FAH only you can really start to chop away. For instance, you definitely don't need an 80 GiB Spinpoint just to run the OS and Folding.
     
  17. Mikey1280

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    I would go with pentium d a cheap asrock mobo but one that has ok oc abilities. You already have a hard drive and cdrw I take it? 1gb of value ram second hand or new (the price difference isnt that big), have you got a spare case, the cheapest pci gfx card will be fine just when you want to check on things and installing windows.
     
  18. Parsley

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    It would likely be for folding only. I already have this laptop and a P4 rig that can do everything else :). (The joys of getting a job when you are 16, and spending everything you earn rather than putting it in the bank :rolleyes: )

    Thanks again ;) .
     
  19. Indy500

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    Ok, fair enough, but its a good starting point.
     
  20. BillytheImpaler

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    These parts would make for a killer overclocker. All it needs is a PSU and a hard disk.

    I'll see if I can trade down on the mobo and get it all in for less than 300 quid.