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About Whaler_99

  • Title
    A folding we shall go...
  • Birthday August 19


  • CPU
    Core i7 4770k, XS-PC waterblock
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5
  • RAM
    16GB (4GBx4) Corsair Dominator Platinum
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1080, XS-PC Full Cover waterblock
  • Case
    Hexgear R40
  • Storage
    2 x Kingston HyperX 480GB SSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic Snow Silent 750, custom cable kit
  • Display(s)
    1 x 24" HP IPS, 2 x 22" HP LED
  • Cooling
    Custom Watercooled Loop
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Trigger, BLUE
  • Mouse
    Razor Diamonback
  • Sound
    Creative Recon 3D
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  • Location
    Playing with the beavers....
  • Interests
    Playing Armored Warfare (Clan AOD), mucking about with computers at home, and Folding! Lots and lots of Folding! :)
  • Occupation
    Computer Engineer

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  1. The guy from there has been running that site for quite a few years and uses a sql db to store all the data. It's pretty massive apparently. He doesn't do a lot himself, mostly just works with the data he gets from the Stanford stats servers. That's mostly where the issue is. They are pretty slow and between how often your client updates those servers and then how often he dumps the data from them (every three hours I think) and then running his scripts, some numbers do seem strange at times, but overall for me they have been pretty accurate. The one thing to not base any your numbers on is the ETA and PPD in your client. Those are horribly inaccurate. You would need to review your logs for a 24 hour period checking submitted WU's and actual points awarded versus time worked, etc for each WU.
  2. I shall chat with Slick and see what options there may be....
  3. You cannot pin a X vs Y which is better considering you can always find graphs showing one versus the other is better, personal opinion, etc... Locked
  4. We may get it in the spring with one of the updates, but no confirmation on that... According to Microsoft, it may get you a "few" extra FPS, nothing earth shattering. Will most likely be more useful for lower end systems than higher end.
  5. 2 - Only really needed for servers. I never use ECC in workstations. The cost doesn't justify the benefit. 3 - RAID on the intel boards is dead simple to setup, esp on a new board. RAID1 gives you piece of mind with minimal performance impact.
  6. Quadro and 1080 series are different beast. If he is doing 3D rendering and such, then a Quadro is the way to go, just look for something int he same price range and you will have about an equivalent card. But, if he just doing some video rendering and general use, stick with the 1080.
  7. For your usage, this is a bit of an overkill system, just my personal opinion from building 3D CAD stations, you could easily go with a lower end i7 and still have great performance. HDD - make sure they all 7200 RPM A Quadro might help, for rendering and such, but they mostly tuned for 3d and such. A toss up.
  8. Seasonal heating with Folding is quite common among many of us!
  9. This topic, although valid and being left up, has the potential to get very out of hand, so we, the mod team, have decided to lock it at this point.
  10. Just one thing I will add to this, I found this out this week building a 2016 Server - most backup software has no support yet for 2016, period. We use Altaro Backup (check it out, free to back up to guests) and they are saying no support till at least end of December. I checked the Veeam site as well and nothing listed either in regards to support for 2016 yet. I installed Altaro, thinking it can't be much different than 2012 R2, would still work, just not official supported. Altaro won't even recognize that Hyper-V is installed on my 2016 box.
  11. Linux/Ubuntu if just doing CPU folding. If you want to do GPU folding instead, or as well, you need Windows.
  12. I just noticed, that server isn't even listed on the status page for some reason. You said you have uninstalled before. Do you also select the option to delete Work Units, then reboot before you re-install? Not sure why it is trying to go to that server. You might also want to reboot your router. BTW - what DNS server is your computer using? If it is using you local router, what DNS is it using? The ISP DNS? Maybe try changing DNS to and and see if that helps.
  13. 8800 series are no longer supported.
  14. You uploaded your WU to a different serve than what you are downloading from. If DNS works, like it shows above, and nothing has changed locally, then it has to be your ISP. If on a VPN it works fine, which pretty much bypasses any blocking your ISP is doing, then it's something the ISP is doing when not on one. I assume this is for a GPU WU? Which card do you have? Is it OC'ed at all?