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About hydrochloric

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  • Interests
    24 Hours of LeMons, general fabrication, racing, track days, engine tuning, wiring, VR racing
  • Biography
    Race car driver (lemons counts, right?), boozer, gearhead, lazy...
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer


  • CPU
    R5 3600
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-Gaming K7
  • RAM
    Trident Z RGB 3200 (and Hynix AFR, boo)
  • GPU
    PowerColor 5700 XT
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung? NVMe, and whatever other SSDs/HDs I had laying around. Near 3TB worth of combined silliness.
  • PSU
    Corsair 750W something. Old Thermaltake Toughpower died and it's what I could get.
  • Display(s)
    Acer 32" curved freesync thing
  • Cooling
    Noctua DH14
  • Keyboard
    Lol, Logitech G15 gen 1. Membrane keys baby!
  • Operating System
  • Laptop
    MBP Late-2013, with SSD, HD in place of DVD drive and fresh Thermal Grizzly paste

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  1. Around the late 2000's there was a real surge in performance. Look at a 1999-2010 Mustang 4.6: 260-300HP. 2011? 420HP, give or take. Same story with the Camaro: 2001, 330HP. 2010: 430HP. Plus the 80's were still coming out of the smog choked engines, so we were still figuring out how to make power again.
  2. Define "newer". Most 2.0 WRXs are like 14, for example, but my '93 S4 stock was 15, with an overboost of 17. Now I have it running 25, but that's not what Audi intended lol.
  3. Woohoo, top jank! It's like a metaphor for my life: somehow it mostly works with random complete crashes!
  4. Haha, fair enough! To be honest, I don't really care about keeping close track, I just make sure I do what I can to keep the machines fed and that HFM is catching it all. I'm not even in the competition, so I'm just doing this because what else am I gonna do while I'm sitting around working from home? I went into my DTE Insight setup, I barely had to estimate anything since it breaks down power use by minute if I want. But using daily amounts, on average I use 920W (22kWh/day). The last two weeks I've been using 1.75kW (42kWh/day)... A solid 53% increase, or 830W difference. T
  5. Yeah, for now, I've just been estimating. I could take a monthly average and compare... I think that one stuck WU finally sent this morning. Didn't check to see if I got credit.
  6. Well, there's bonus credits for time of return and such. Are you only considering base credits?
  7. I'm working under the assumption all 3 of my rigs are pulling ~400W, so I'm at 1.2kW. When I finally shut them all down, I'll watch on my smartmeter and see how much it drops.
  8. The easiest way to get to your donor stats is to just click your User ID on the Advanced Control window: At least on my mid 2012, it's really easy. Take the back panel off, unplug & remove the two fans, undo 7 screws and the entire heatpipe assembly comes off the dies. I also swapped the battery, put in an SSD and the drive doubler from OWC.
  9. I mean, it's a 22nm, nearly 10 year old 45W CPU. Also the fan profile Apple setup on the laptops favors volume over cooling, running the edge of thermal throttling. Actually before I redid the paste, it did throttle if I hit it with continuous load. I also tweaked the fan profile a touch to get them spun up a little more a little faster. It's still nearly inaudible but it keeps it out of the red. I actually put it's little brother, a 2760QM in an old Latitude E5520 that wasn't designed to handle anything over a dual core... If I run it 100% too long it will thermal out and shu
  10. My Mid 2012 MBP (i7-3615QM, GT650M) will spike the CPU temps to 70+ in normal use under OS X, and that's with new NTH1 or Kryonaut (can't remember which I used). Before the reapply of the TIM it was 90+. I haven't tried anything with windows because IMO it's not worth it on that old hardware when I have my desktops. Though since I replaced the DVD drive with a 1TB HDD, maybe I could spare the space now.
  11. Very nice! I'll probably keep running all my machines to Silver and then cut back to one. It should take me another day or so.
  12. Just check your donor stats on the F@H site, that will tell you your actual production. https://stats.foldingathome.org/donors EDIT: I'm dumb lol.
  13. Ah, it's been a few years since I lived in NY but I would have. I do still have two cars at the parents' place out there, though.