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by Logan[TeamX]
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Welcome to team 2630!
Replies: 53
Views: 102831

Re: Welcome to team 2630!

I'm just about to get my Opteron 170 back into "the fold" *groan*. What's the best way of doing this with both cores these days? Is there a true SMP client now? Or do I need two instances as before, each bound to a separate CPU core? Also, do I need to track down that neat imagecfg.exe too...
by Logan[TeamX]
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Welcome to team 2630!
Replies: 53
Views: 102831

Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Uhm, hey fellas. *sheepish grin* I've been a TR "regular" reader since, well, about 2000-2001. I picked up the bug through college and stayed with it after graduation. I was more active about 5-6 years ago than I have been recently (AMD64 heyday, Opteron 1xx cores and all that). I've since...
by Logan[TeamX]
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand

JustAnEngineer - thanks for your suggestions! I guess I'll let go of the "past" and retire the 320GB to another box. I might just start with two 640GBs that you linked to, or step up to two 1TBs. A scratch volume will be coming, though. I'm liking that motherboard you've suggested, also! L...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand

I tend to have a lot of games loaded - new school and old school. CS: Source, GRAW2, Test Drive Unlimited, EVE: Online, NFS series, etc. I also do a fair amount of digital photography with a DSLR - D50 for now, going to a mid-range Nikon chassis shortly. My two 80GBs are just over 50% used right now...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Hey fellas, an old-time lurker needs a hand

I haven't posted here in FOREVER, since the Shintai wars or somesuch. I've been going through the motions to finally replace my pretty much 5 year-old Opteron 170-based system. Current specs are: DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR S939 motherboard, Opteron 170 dual-core @ stock clocks, 2GB OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 D...
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Convert old(ish) pc to Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Gentoo's alright, although I find when running a PC with a decent amount of horsepower there's nothing wrong with Fedora.
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How many of you are going to upgrade to Kentfield?
Replies: 64
Views: 21013

As I'm still more than happy with my Opteron 170 @ 2.2GHz, i doubt I'll do anything until at least K8L comes out.
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Multi-core/processor Folding@Home Guide.
Replies: 4
Views: 7739

No problem on the linkage AFAIK. I'll make sure the guys over at the AMD Forums know we've hit the TR frontpage. :)

Well, I'll let them know my batchfile thread hit the frontpage by way of sublinkage. I'll take the one degree of separation :)
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAID 0 or 5?
Replies: 41
Views: 17907

Here's what I'll have fairly shortly once I reconfigure for the Nth time: 2 x 320GB Seagate Barracudas in a RAID-0 for overall throughput (system/games/video editing). 2 x Maxtor 80GBs in a RAID-1 for critical data backups (either flat file or image... likely flat file). The thing is... if you're us...
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Has AMD Turned You Off Core 2 Duo?
Replies: 57
Views: 11834

With my Opteron overclocked as it is... upgrades aren't really required to core components until at least K8L comes out. So I guess I am turned off Intel yet again by my current level of performance and the future promise of K8L. As noted elsewhere, Intel is JUST beginning to actually offer serious...
by Logan[TeamX]
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Retail)Conroe 2.67Ghz struts its stuff
Replies: 43
Views: 8627

Still waiting for it to actually BE a retail product. Let me check.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... rcatid=106

Nope... not out yet.
by Logan[TeamX]
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Another good joke from theinquirer :D
Replies: 256
Views: 70233

It's a PRE-F'ING-RELEASE processor. You expect proper support on tech that was JUST announced how??? Oh yeah, you're Shintai... the whackjob. That's how. So, after filtering through WAY too many posts... you thing CMT is good and Reverse-HT is bad even though they're the same thing... then you waffl...
by Logan[TeamX]
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Has AMD Turned You Off Core 2 Duo?
Replies: 57
Views: 11834

With my Opteron overclocked as it is... upgrades aren't really required to core components until at least K8L comes out. So I guess I am turned off Intel yet again by my current level of performance and the future promise of K8L. As noted elsewhere, Intel is JUST beginning to actually offer serious ...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu May 18, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: X3: The Last Stand
Replies: 33
Views: 5883

Logan[TeamX], the Sentinel was shown in a clip in one of the first posts commenting on the poor language (Everyone seems to be a language critic these days). It's a youtube clip. The clip is of Wolverine and Storm in the danger room training the youths. The scenario is of an city under seige at nig...
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed May 17, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: X3: The Last Stand
Replies: 33
Views: 5883

Man, I almost never post here, but figured I'd weigh in while time zones and insomnia run their course. Juggernaut - great, but the CGI cash should have gone to make him a REAL Juggernaut. Some stuff in the Marvel U you don't mess with... Juggy's one of them. Heck, the best he can do is punch throug...
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: UK bans Aus tourism ad -- Now Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 8291

That's what happens when we let Harper drive the big boat. What a tard.
by Logan[TeamX]
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: FANBOYS OMG
Replies: 146
Views: 23961

I actually like my Latitude D810 with its 1.7GHz P-M Dothan. The Dothan's a great chip. I often lament my corporation's dedication to a Dell-only enivronment, but my laptop is at least dependable and has a good battery life, while being a stout number cruncher. It's my racks of X-Series Noconas and ...
by Logan[TeamX]
Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: FANBOYS OMG
Replies: 146
Views: 23961

I have nothing to hide, Pickle... so if you have something to say, say it. Otherwise, I guarantee that not only will I make the PMs we exchange public to the board, you won't like the language I use in mine. I've attempted to be civil, but there's only so many times I'll accept the literary equivale...
by Logan[TeamX]
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: FANBOYS OMG
Replies: 146
Views: 23961

It's funny because I recall AMD showing their 8-way, dual-core HP box. There was no official testing time by any sites, and that was fine. There was only a wink and a nod and a demonstrated capacity to inflict harm. Said news made TR's front page. There was nowhere NEAR the BBQ factor. Why? Because ...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 2 instances of folding on 4 cores
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

The link I posted to in my first reply was the how-to I wrote for the AMD Forums. The ImageCFG.exe tool is actually a NT4 CLI tool that was written by MS but never "offiically" acknowledged or supported. It works like a champ, and between my article and the primary author's website, you can't really...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 2 instances of folding on 4 cores
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

It's repetitive because each time you launch an affinity-sensitive or multi-core-sensitive app, you have to go and set the affinity!

After 3-4 times, it gets a tad annyoing.
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 2 instances of folding on 4 cores
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Have you actually SEEN the difference between not forcing affinity and after enforcing affinity? I'm not talking about the half-assed "set affinity" on running processes with Task Manager, I'm talking about F@H's Machine ID identifier and after a properly-set imagecfg pass. It's night and day. The M...
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Opteron lovers rejoice?
Replies: 31
Views: 18742

I think I'll have to go dual socket / dual/multi-core for the next box. Those motherboards are SWEET.
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 2 instances of folding on 4 cores
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

You can use the ImageCFG utility to force affinity for each distinct executable. I've done this for both instances on my Opteron 170... it's smooth as glass.

http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=64774
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Post your Highest OC'
Replies: 248
Views: 135291

My current settings, although I had to go from 1.425 to 1.45 vcore even thought SuperPi was indeed stable.

Image
by Logan[TeamX]
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: opteron 165 load temps
Replies: 16
Views: 3465

A copper heatsink and 80mm fan is your best bet for immediate temperature reduction. Secondary would be better case ventilation, both intake and exhaust fans with a fairly unfettered airflow to maximize cooling and lower your internal case temps.
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: opteron 165 load temps
Replies: 16
Views: 3465

that's a tad high. With a Venus 12 on my Opteron 170 @ 2.7GHz, ~22C ambient, I run @ 50-52C full rip, both cores. I idle @ 33-35C. 1.45 core voltage.

Fan at 4600RPMs, too, on the Venus... nowhere near flat-out.
by Logan[TeamX]
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: notfred, diskless folding problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4386

It's vital that your PXELINUX image be in the same working directory as your TFTP executable. You CAN do it from other folders, but both the TFTP Server and DHCP nodes need to know this! I set it up last night using NotFred's diskless how-to with TFTPD 2.83 and it works like a champ. The only real d...
by Logan[TeamX]
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Still can't share, wallowing in despair :x
Replies: 18
Views: 3475

Wow, here's a "good morning!" topic if I ever saw one! :D Alright, first of all, which version of Windows do you have on each laptop? Please don't tell me there's anything Win9X (95, 98, 98 2nd ed) trying to access anything Windows XP-based, especially Windows XP Homeless Edition. If not, carry on. ...