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Just got a chance to get my folding rig back at home restarted, I think the power went out a day or two ago so it's been idle since. Glad to see the little 960 has been chugging along well though!

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I think I'll go with this name as a tribute to SiB on OCN of course, but I'm open to suggestions.   Placeholder OP of course.   Hardware I have available to fold on includes:

Gotcha. If you think you've got strong OC's on both, I'd suggest taking the AMD slot since the wildcard slot would be easier to fill.

Mine's still holding, and these are ultra kaze 3k rpm lol

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4 minutes ago, Supercrumpet said:

Just got a chance to get my folding rig back at home restarted, I think the power went out a day or two ago so it's been idle since. Glad to see the little 960 has been chugging along well though!

Why didn't the power go out on that huh? It needs to. 

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58 minutes ago, Supercrumpet said:

Just got a chance to get my folding rig back at home restarted, I think the power went out a day or two ago so it's been idle since. Glad to see the little 960 has been chugging along well though!

I noticed your ppd went down, was already wondering what the reason was. Glad it's back online, team ppd was getting a bit low!

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On 24/05/2021 at 13:03, damric said:

Obviously the lost points overnight were worth it if you can have a Z170 card.

 

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So, I updated the Manual for the event. Take a look at it. 

 

So, uh, big day, or oops?

 

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42 minutes ago, BWG said:

 

So, I updated the Manual for the event. Take a look at it. 

 

So, uh, big day, or oops?

 

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Dang it! Go figure as soon as activated all of the machines for the foldathon that something would be borked up. Gonna need you to remote in to like 4 different machines when you get a chance. I swear I put them on the new passkey but maybe I need to force them.

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1 hour ago, damric said:

Dang it! Go figure as soon as activated all of the machines for the foldathon that something would be borked up. Gonna need you to remote in to like 4 different machines when you get a chance. I swear I put them on the new passkey but maybe I need to force them.

 

Alright, no big deal right now. I may edit the points just to test that new aspect of the site zodac was working on if it's ready by the 30th. 

 

I'll hit you up on Discord when I can tv again, but just keep em goin.

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Man, @damricis tearing it up! Are you still on the RX580? What kind of OC do you have on it? I think that advanced flag really shot you up!

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54 minutes ago, BWG said:

Man, @damricis tearing it up! Are you still on the RX580? What kind of OC do you have on it? I think that advanced flag really shot you up!

Still on the HD 7850. OC is 1200/1200 compared to stock 860/1200 so +40% OC. Not sure how long it will survive, but it's running well at the moment. I actually took the advanced flag off. For some reason it kept crashing with that. It seems like it churns out a WU maybe twice a day lol.

 

Very interesting stuff here:

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-hd-7850.c1055

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https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-960.c2637

 

Damn near identical core configuration but stock clock way lower on the HD 7850.

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1 hour ago, damric said:

Still on the HD 7850. OC is 1200/1200 compared to stock 860/1200 so +40% OC. Not sure how long it will survive, but it's running well at the moment. I actually took the advanced flag off. For some reason it kept crashing with that. It seems like it churns out a WU maybe twice a day lol.

 

Very interesting stuff here:

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-hd-7850.c1055

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https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-960.c2637

 

Damn near identical core configuration but stock clock way lower on the HD 7850.

Have you considered dropping the RAM clock to free up voltage and thermals for the core? Bet you could squeeze out 1300/900-1000 (Or Less). 

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1 hour ago, Avacado said:

Have you considered dropping the RAM clock to free up voltage and thermals for the core? Bet you could squeeze out 1300/900-1000 (Or Less). 

I can try. The most I've ever been able to bench the card in 3d stuff was 1225/1500. It's running at 33C under water with fans blowing on front and back of the PCB. This was the last generation of cards that wasn't using boost algorithms, just straight clocks, and straightforward overclocking. After I finish this next WU I'll try bumping it a bit and hopefully it remains stable. About 2:35 to go.

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Boost it all the way so I can catch up?

 

I may need to look at my OC again. I really didn't try much after I unlocked the power limiter.

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17 minutes ago, damric said:

I can try. The most I've ever been able to bench the card in 3d stuff was 1225/1500. It's running at 33C under water with fans blowing on front and back of the PCB. This was the last generation of cards that wasn't using boost algorithms, just straight clocks, and straightforward overclocking. After I finish this next WU I'll try bumping it a bit and hopefully it remains stable. About 2:35 to go.

Don't know if you knew, but F@H does not benefit from VRAM OC's, in fact it makes it unstable. You can effectively lower VRAM clocks to free up thermals and headroom for core. Though after looking at the TechPU specs, it looks like you have a fantastic OC going and I don't want to be responsible for killing your card. 

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9 minutes ago, Avacado said:

Don't know if you knew, but F@H does not benefit from VRAM OC's, in fact it makes it unstable. You can effectively lower VRAM clocks to free up thermals and headroom for core. Though after looking at the TechPU specs, it looks like you have a fantastic OC going and I don't want to be responsible for killing your card. 

Yeah I remember you saying that before so I have left the VRAM at stock 1200MHz while folding. I'll mess around with lowering it, but like you said it might be better left alone since it hasn't crashed in days.

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Alright, bad news. As much as hate to do this, I need to borrow some parts off of my folding rig to make some emergency repairs to my son's friend's rig. It's going to have to go down tomorrow at least for 6 hours or so at the least, at worst for a few days until I get some more parts.

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At least I didn't have to tear down my folding rig, but I woke up this morning to the screen frozen, first time it's happened in over a month. I think it might have been Windows forcing an update, since it updated as soon as it was reset. I would use Linux if I knew how to tune GPU clocks and voltages outside of driver limits like in Afterburner. I'm not sure how long it was frozen, but it's been about 12 hours since I checked on it 😒

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