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Folding Silicon Heaven

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by chin913, 8 Dec 2009.

  1. chin913

    chin913 忍び So say we all

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    Well I would like you all too just take a few moments to think of a dear friend of mine, he was fun warm and a rather quiet kind of chap. I met him once in pc world where he promised me the world of silence and power and respect... He did wine from time 2 time when the folding got tough and the overclocking got hard....
    What makes me think of him fondly was his nice warm black box he came to this world in even now his box serves me well as a tool box.......... With greatest respect I give up my Hiper Type r 580watt very very dead :-(
    Yes during a hard folding session this good pal of mine has died .......Out he came ...I just hope the rest of the pc is ok..........


    2006-2009 rip

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    As you can see my pc is all alone now
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    From all that power my little old laptopp has saved the day to post this
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    As a sign of respect I would like you all to share your lost hardware here with me :waah:


    Ps edit it must be the psu as it really smells of that burnt lecky smell tghe rest just smells dusty :)
     
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  2. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Due to folding, I haven't lost anything yet (touch wood). Unlucky mate. Replace it with a Corsair. That way, if it lasts anything less than 5 years, they'll replace it free of charge ;)
     
  3. brooksy

    brooksy New Member

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    I lost one motherboard and a cpu due to a cheapo power supply. I feel your pain.
    And folding has made me lose my patience and pull my greying hairout. :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  4. chin913

    chin913 忍び So say we all

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    Well thats the thing Uni I do have a corsair in my other pc thats foldingn 24/7 but thats got got 2 8800 gpu's in it do I take it out of there 2 run on this machine which I use for every day gaming or leave it? It will be a couple of weeks before I get round to getting a new psu ..I have had 2 turn on my ps3 lol for some 1000 odd ppd lol ...Thing is none of my stuff has any real major overclocking on it ...just shows ya what it can do running all the time :-( santa please drop off lots of new goodies @my house this xmas I have been good
     
  5. chin913

    chin913 忍び So say we all

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    1st folding machine I lost lost was 3 years ago and that was a old amd 939 3200 ran the poor thing into the ground :)

    Maybe this is my awaking call to go i7
     
  6. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    Once you go i7 there is no turning back :rock:
     
  7. chin913

    chin913 忍び So say we all

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    And I thought my q6600 was good .......does it reaRLy turn you ?
     
  8. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Yes

    My 4GHz 920 says YES to me every day, several times..
     
  9. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    So far lost:

    An 800w psu
    a QX9650
    12 8800GT's
    a couple of GB of DDR2

    I think that's it
     
  10. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Are those the cheap PNY 256MB 8800GTs? I've lost two so far, and possibly a third - I won't know till I've opened up the machine. :sigh:
     
  11. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Yep, had all of them replaced by PNY though so can't complain too much
     
  12. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Sorry to hear that Mr Chin!

    So far all I have killed is 3 x 9800GT's (All had overclocks though which I don't think they like very much on 24/7 so haven't bothered overclocking the replacements and they seem to be lasting fine!)

    Yes you need an i7, once you've had one you are damm sure not to go back! @ 3.8ghz on air with VMware 3 and the BigAdv VM you are seeing 20,000 ppd easily with the bonus!
     
  13. brooksy

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    I7 Iwant do you hear me Santa?:D
     
  14. Keith_Whi

    Keith_Whi New Member

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    Agreed!

    Just got mine running after submitting my 10 a2's. :thumb:

    Very easy to run and set up.

    Only lost a couple of sticks of RAM so far. :D
     
  15. ThunderBob

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    Hey Sas, Whats the warranty period on those 8800GTs? Got 2 of them and 1 seems to be getting VERY hot :eyebrow:
     
  16. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Meant to be 2 years but with the fact that Nvidia know there's a production fault you should have as long as you need.
     
  17. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    I've lost the following hardware to silicon heaven through Folding;

    5x 720W Enermax Infiniti PSU's (pants piece of kit - steer clear!)
    1x Corsair Dominator DDR2 pair
    1x ASUS P5K Mobo
    1x Arctic Freezer Pro
    1x Antec 120mm case fan (this week)

    ..... so far :(

    On the plus side, I've got a 512MB nVidia Quadro FX1700 card to try - anyone know the PPD on one of these?
     
  18. cdb

    cdb No comment

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    What goes wrong with them and what is very hot?

    I have some of them here.
     
  19. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    It's a fault with the soldering process. After a while it breaks down (either that or the pcb goes brittle).

    I've got the direct email for the guy at PNY if anyone needs it. You have to pay shipping to France but it's still faster than OCUK
     
  20. DaTLiTe

    DaTLiTe New Member

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    How come you are running so many clients? how many can i i7 run?
     

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