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by The Swamp
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Generator Inverter Weirdness - Need Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Generator Inverter Weirdness - Need Advice

Hi Guys, This problem doesn't really fit into the other categories, but I figured y/all might be able to assist. I finally broke down and bought an inverter generator. I have a pair of non-inverter gensets that I use since I live in Hurricane Alley and power loss can be for several days if we get hi...
by The Swamp
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 45
Views: 2554

Re: TR Dead?

I miss Tech Report. I wish the owners would do something with it rather than just letting the site languish. If all they were going to do was simply sit on it, I'm not sure what their purpose was in purchasing it in the first place.
by The Swamp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC

We seemed to have plateaued in speed at around 4 Ghz. The focus now seems to be on core count. Have we hit the speed limits for the x86 architecture?
by The Swamp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

I finally found a power supply. I went with a Phanteks AMP Series 650W unit for about $100. From what I understand, it's actually a Seasonic-designed PSU. It seems to be working fine so far. It has a ten year warranty, which is nice.
by The Swamp
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: System guide soon to be two years old.
Replies: 37
Views: 1858

Re: System guide soon to be two years old.

I miss the System Guide.
by The Swamp
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

I've signed up for notices at a few sites when they get something back in stock again. I'm hoping this disruption won't last long.
by The Swamp
Tue May 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

I think I'm going to hold out for a Seasonic, although I have no idea how long that's going to be. I'd rather get what I'm looking for instead of settling and then still having to get something better when they become available. I'm hopeful it won't be like the video card market during the Bitcoin m...
by The Swamp
Mon May 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

Enermax is a name I've forgotten about. I never see anything offered by them anymore. I remember when they were the top choice for power supplies around 1999-2000. They made a 300W unit that was awesome. I went through a time when I bought a lot of Antec units, but they were not that reliable. Lot ...
by The Swamp
Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

Enermax is a name I've forgotten about. I never see anything offered by them anymore. I remember when they were the top choice for power supplies around 1999-2000. They made a 300W unit that was awesome. I went through a time when I bought a lot of Antec units, but they were not that reliable. Lot o...
by The Swamp
Sat May 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

They now seem to be made by a company called High Power. But, it's apparently a better design. Just going by what I'm reading in some reviews I found. After OCZ bought them, they really seemed to kinda fall off the map for a long time. By then OCZ had a pretty bad rep. That Turbo Cool PSU I bought b...
by The Swamp
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

It looks like I can get another PPC&C unit if I want to. It looks like OCZ sold off their PSU line some time ago to another outfit. Reviews seem a bit mixed, far more so than for, say, Corsair or Seasonic. Sigh, what would you do?
by The Swamp
Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

My HX650 (first gen) has been in service for almost 10 years. And at most I would be on 50% load. So I think my unit can last a bit longer? I'm not having any issues and my current PSU has always been hooked up to a UPS backup. So, it's always gotten clean power and well protected from any kind of ...
by The Swamp
Sat May 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: PC Power Supply Market

It's been on my mind for a while now that I really needed to go ahead and upgrade my power supply. I realized my current PSU has been in service since 2013. I started looking at units from Corsair and Seasonic. Amazon had almost nothing in stock, which I thought was a bit odd. I checked NewEgg and t...
by The Swamp
Sat May 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power Supply Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

PC Power Supply Market

Power supplies are getting really hard to find. Anyone else having trouble? My current power supply is about 7 years old and I'm looking to put it on backup duty. But NewEgg, Amazon, B&H have nothing in their inventories. Any advice?
by The Swamp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I've been getting more work units in the past couple of days. Today could be the first time in more than two weeks that my folding slots get close to full utilization. I'm not sure if it's just anecdotal, but I seem to get more WUs for my GPU after rebooting my computer. I'll check my logs and see ...
by The Swamp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I've noticed it's gotten a lot better, too. I'm back in the top 20 producers! I kicked Revol off. Sorry, man.
by The Swamp
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

JustAnEngineer wrote:
No work units at all in the past 22 hours ( 2 GPU and 1 CPU slots).


Try setting the folding power to medium. I find that, for some reason, I get more work units on that setting than on full.
by The Swamp
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Is anyone getting video card WUs? Best that I can tell, I haven't gotten one since the weekend. My card has been sitting idle after dozens of attempts to get a WU. I'm getting CPU units, but that's it.
by The Swamp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

For a while, I was getting mostly video card WUs and my CPU was idle. That reversed a couple of days ago. I can't get any video card WUs, but the CPU work units have been coming in regularly. Of course, I don't get many points for CPU units. Sigh.
by The Swamp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I'm in! I won't be running it 24/7, but while I'm not in the office I see no reason why I can't put some spare hardware to use. The gaming machine has an i7 6700k and an RTX 2070, so that should be a decent addition to the horde. :P When I installed the client last night it seemed to have no troubl...
by The Swamp
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I'm still having problems getting work units. I'm getting passed up by everyone because I can't get any work.

I was doing pretty well, too.
by The Swamp
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I guess that's why I still can't get work units. I hope they can get that fixed.
by The Swamp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

F@H's server stats show them assigning 100,000 units an hour, but neither of my machines has had anything to work on in the past seven or eight hours. Interestingly enough, the team's throughput is holding pretty steady. https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=2630 P.S.: T...
by The Swamp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

My workstation went all night with no work. Maybe I need to shut down and restart?
by The Swamp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

My workstation went all night with no work. Maybe I need to shut down and restart?
by The Swamp
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Yes, they do seem to coming in more frequent today. Been running projects without much idle time since this morning on 2 desktops and 3 unRAID servers. I'll keep them going if the distributed work flow stays consistent. I took a short break and shut my workstation down over the weekend because I ju...
by The Swamp
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I don't think that should be an issue. I've been idle most of the day. If there's a server problem, I would think Stanford should post something about it on the webpage.
by The Swamp
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I can't get any work units. And, I still can't transmit completed work units. This has to more than just network congestion. Anyone know what's up?
by The Swamp
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Not only am I having problems getting WUs, but I have completed work that won't transmit. I have a completed WU in queue that's been there for a couple of hours.
by The Swamp
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 115
Views: 5243

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

The biggest WUs I have gotten have been 38k for the video card. Using a 1660 Super. I want a 70k WU!

At this point, I'm lucky to get WUs at all. My CPU is sitting idle yet again.
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