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About alextheaverage

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  1. As long as your not running LHC@home you should be fine. Most units are at most a few megabytes excluding LHC@home which at least on my rig regularly gets 300+ megabyte units, so don't run that project and you'll be fine. If you're really worried about it find a garbage drive from really anywhere and put Boinc on that, if it dies oh well you only had Boinc on it and you can easily recover.
  2. I'm not sure you'd be able to properly tax it. There are definitely ways on how to tell if someone is mining but at least in America's case were don't have a very tech adept government at any level. I do agree though, it would probably kill the craze near overnight for the small fry.
  3. Sometimes you can get by with just spraying compressed air through the vents and that may be enough. The PS3 had a cleaning feature where it would ramp is fans up to full for like 10 seconds or so to try and clean itself since it was a pain to take a part. You should look up a tear down/cleaning guide for your laptop or one that's similar before you crack it open to make sure there aren't any hidden clips that may break. Other than that I think it's just normal electronic rules like don't shock it or anything like that.
  4. I wouldn't buy hardware at the moment because the market is so volatile, but if you already have a rig you just have siting idle you might be able to make a couple bucks a day. Beer money not an income but it's still something.
  5. How long did you let it run for? Sometimes Folding@home takes up to 3-4 hours to get a decent estimate. Like how Boincs estimates aren't usually close either.
  6. overclock.net has a full chart of PPD figures that are user submitted, multiple data points make for a great way to get a real idea of how multiple skews of GPUs run. The site seems to be down for me for some reason so I can't link it at the moment.
  7. That's awesome! It's a shame that the cards aren't properly utilized in the first place, but then again on a Titan V a Seti@home task would take like 30 seconds to a minute. Tripling throughput sounds really nice though.
  8. I know in Primegrid you can add some parameters to the config to run multiple units on one GPU, I saw people doing four on their R9 290's due to utilization problems. The tasks sometime end up running slower individually but over all the GPU gets pegged at a full 100% so people are able to complete many more tasks in a given time frame. It's not like Seti@home has super huge four to eight day GPU tasks like Primegrid but if you can run multiple tasks you could put out a ton on that beast.
  9. I had an issue like this maybe 5-7 years ago I think. Do you have your SSD drivers installed? I had issue with my Samsung boot drive until I installed their driver suite. If that's not the issue try a reboot, if that doesn't work reboot again, win 10 is garbage and weird issues persist even through reboots on this os, assuming you have win 10 that is.
  10. Probably not the kind of response you were looking for but I think the various crypto-subreddits have pretty comprehensive guides on how to make a set up.
  11. For Folding though? I haven't significantly folding in the past year or two since Folding is crash happy with Nvidia/AMD mixed systems but even when I had two R9 290's folding I could only use two CPU cores to CPU fold. I do agree with your 8x/16x statement though. That will be a bigger issue way before you get to CPU thread issues.
  12. Now that you mention CPU I'm pretty sure that Folding@home uses one logical core per GPU, so four GPUs would need a minimum of four CPU threads. A thirteen GPU folding rig would need an AMD 1700 just to run.
  13. Yah it's pretty hard to pass people up when some projects like SETI have had people running them for 18+ years.
  14. I don't think Folding has a limit of gpu's per board but you'd need mining specific cards to populate all slots according to the mining video Linus put out.