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About Whaler_99

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


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    Core i7 4770k, XS-PC waterblock
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    16GB (4GBx4) Corsair Dominator Platinum
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    Playing Armored Warfare (Clan AOD), mucking about with computers at home, and Folding! Lots and lots of Folding! :)
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  1. Errgg... stupid themes... all fixed...
  2. We are looking for a new crop of Mods to help with managing the LTT community and keeping it great. Do you want to join the team? Great, here are some min requirements to be considered. - Must have been a member for at least two years - Must have 3,000+ posts - Must be 18+ years of age - Must have excellent written English skills You must fill out the form linked below. You will need to write between 150-300 words saying why you want to be a Mod and what you can bring to the team. Do NOT write us an essay. We will simply delete it. What are the rewards of being on the team? You join a close knit community of mods willing to help you out with any issues and questions. A great group of guys willing to help mentor you. You donate your time to the team and to LTT to help make this forum great. All new mods are on a minimum three month probation period where you will be monitoring reports, seeing what the other mods and team members do and how they interact with the community. We typically expect all mods to be able to spend at least a few hours a week following up on reports, etc. There are a few other minor items that will be reviewed with the contenders once the final selection is made. Please be aware, that being a mod requires you to be on your best behavior at all times on the forum. Mods are held to the highest standards! It also means how you interact with and within the community will change. DO NOT contact us to follow up regarding this. Only those selected will be contacted. We thank everyone for their submissions. https://goo.gl/forms/fRt0qtKec1FxHBwb2 The submissions will be open for at least a week, possibly two depending on the number of submissions.
  3. Let me just throw in my two cents on all this since I got tagged. First off, as some have mentioned "compute" cards, that brings to mind things like the Intel Phy, the NVidia P100 and others. They cannot be used for F@H or mining. Those are specifically designed cards for running custom software, usually a cluster based solution, used for rendering and massive compute solutions. Not something you can run Windows on nor do they even make a F@H client that will recognize those cards. Now, you have to look at the F@H client itself before going nuts on video cards. The folding on Linux builds is still iffy and a lot of work, so I won't even go there. When it comes to Windows, getting more than 5 GPU's supported and running correctly in Windows is pretty much impossible. It can be done, but for the work it isn't really worth it. So, since you need to run Windows you are pretty much looking at a max of 5 GPU's for a stable system. Sure, you could buy 16... and that won't work at all. And again, you need to look at your motherboards and such as many of them have limitations on the number of PCIe slots active because of electrical wiring. All in all, getting a 5 GPU solution to work is very doable if you do your homework. More than 5 GPU's and you are looking at probably a lot of issues. The recommendation to leave at least one core per GPU free was mostly for NVidia, due to the way their drivers work, but was also good advice for AMD cards as well. The client when initially setup would original default to use all CPU cores (hence the issue with NVidia cards) and then was changed to use all but one. But then if you had two GPU's you still needed to modify it and... some projects didn't like an odd number of CPU cores, blah blah... Overall, for the heat it generates and the extra cooling you need, don't even bother folding on the CPU. Just fold on the GPU(s) and you will pretty much maximize you solution. If you have a monster CPU you don't want to go to waste, just do "light" folding with the Chrome NACL client and voila.
  4. This has gone on long enough... Locked...
  5. The funny thing is I have two Antec 1200 cases and neither of them even have a GPU in them. They are both unRaid servers.:)
  6. Really looking forward to trying these out. Awesome solution. I saw someone actually ordered the Mastercase GPU vertical mount for a case, that wasn't a mastercase, and they had to do a lot of cutting and moding to get it all to fit and work. These will allow for minimal cutting to get a GPU mounted however the heck you want it!
  7. Locked now.
  8. First off, pick a case, that will determine your form factor to some extent. You will sacrifice some features as you go smaller as there is less real estate on the board itself to build on required components. Different board manufacturers will sacrifice different options on smaller boards depending on who the board is marketed towards. So yes, pay careful attention when looking at ITX and mATX as they "may" not have a specific feature you might be looking for.
  9. Never heard of that. Pretty much all fan screws are the same size. Some may be slightly longer than others, but that is about it. From 60mm fans all the way 230mm, should be all the same. This is more likely an issue with a cheap case that isn't using the hole size for the screws.
  10. Just to point out a couple of things. The LMG crew never directly supported the Compute teams. Yes, it has been mentioned on the WAN show, a few builds were featured and Luke did do that one video. His dad was the one into Boinc which was why Luke was into it a bit. But overall there has never been any official support of the teams from LMG. I created the original Folding team and the primary team on Boincstats back in the day. The Compute teams have always been and will always be community driven. It's the LTT community working together under the LTT banner to support and help the various groups and projects. Together we make a difference. In regards to bench marking I know Anadtech at one time, maybe they still do, added a few synthetic test scores to their reviews, but overall, as mentioned, just not enough people care and more over, it's to bloody inaccurate. A "standard" testing solution would be fine, if we all got those same WU's, work projects, whatever. In regards to Folding, there are so many variables in WU's and projects that LMG (or any other source) might show a Folding score of X, but what the hell does that mean? Especially when you plug in your card and get every value but that. It just doesn't work well nor really mean much in the long run, unlike many of the other benchmarks they show.
  11. Welcome all the new users to the team! Great to have you!!
  12. 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.
  13. I shall chat with Slick and see what options there may be....
  14. 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
  15. 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.