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  1. What are the real differences between: - High FSB x Low Multiplier = X Ghz and - Low FSB x High Multiplier = X Ghz What are the pros and cons? How each method of overclocking can benefit in terms of performance, stability, and temp? Thanks!
  2. Thanks for the tips. I managed to tone down my overclock to 4Ghz at 1.3v. Average temp running [email protected] is between 63-69'C. Will this perhaps help? My further questions are: 1) Will higher CPU overclock result in a better CPU folding? 2) Is there any significant merit in overclocking your RAM?
  3. amang

    Looking for a good screensaver

    Hi guys, I am wondering if any of you could give me some input on good photo screensaver. I have been using the old Google Photo Screensaver (gphotos.scr) because it's portable, simple, dual-monitor capable, and it's got the 'pan-and-zoom' feature that I adore so much. However, this screensaver no longer works in my current PC; it crashes my 64-bit Windows7 too often. I have had a look at Picasa screensaver, problem with this one is that it doesn't offer feature like how to randomize viewing your photos. Another alternative that I came across was GPhotoShow Pro, but this is not free. It costs around 14EUR per license. Windows7 photo screensaver is too simplistic and I would like to avoid it if possible. Any input is much appreciated here.
  4. 1) It's an i7 980x 2) It's a water cooling kit that comes together with my case, Xaser VI. You can have a look here http://bit.ly/eV5MOY 3) I tried that before, but would love to see how far this machine can push. So what's the ideal temp for a processor? I am looking for crunching numbers (like [email protected]) on a regular basis. Plus, have you got any recommendation of what temp monitoring software I should use? I have got CPUID Hardware Monitor and RealTemp, but both give me a slightly different view of my CPU temps.
  5. Thanks for the tips guys. I just found out that it was my screensaver that crashes my Windows. I manage to tone down the overclock to 4.50GHz with 1.40volts, memory frequency 2000Mhz, BCLK 166Mhz. Currently running [email protected] with -smp12 at temperature around 80'C on average, and it's been running for 8 hours without any hiccup. Do you think the temp is running a bit too high when running [email protected]? Quick question: is there any significant merit in overclocking your RAM?
  6. Hi guys, I am new to this overclocking process, so please bear with my questions. I recently played around with my PC by overclocking it with the following specs: CPU Overclock: 4.5Ghz BCLCK: 180Mhz SPD Multiplier: 12 Memory Frequency: 2160Mhz CPU Vcore: 1.5373V QPI/Vtt: 1.375V IOH Core: 1.300V DRAM Voltage: 1.86V I stress-tested this system with Intel Burn Test for half an hour and everything went well. However, when I left the computer for, say, downloading stuff with uTorrent or running a screensaver, the PC will automatically restarts itself. Is there anyway for me to diagnose what causes this problem? Thanks for your help in advance.
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    Optimizing my PC for Folding

    The CPU is on water, currently running at 4.16Ghz. Both GPU cards are on stock fan cooler with no overclock at all. Current room temperature is around 25'-26'C (it's summer here now and it's 40'C outside today!)
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    Optimizing my PC for Folding

    Thanks for the tips guys. I installed MSI Afterburner to monitor those GPU activities. I found out that I have to leave 4 threads (2 cores) idle to handle those 4 GPUs, which means -smp 10 or -smp 11 will not be optimal in this situation. The GPUs managed to reached their 93-95% capacity when I used -smp 8 for my CPU. At the same time, Windows Taskbar indicates 100% flat line on all CPU cores. CPU temperature is stable at 76'C on average, whereas those GPUs burn at 80'C. One question: does it make any difference if I overclock my CPU to, say, 4.16Ghz (at 166Mhz FSB)? Similarly, will it help if I overclock those GPUs as well?
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    Optimizing my PC for Folding

    sorry, i should have added that i do use passkey to run that setup. it's been 24/7 for only 3 days so far...
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    Optimizing my PC for Folding

    Hi guys, I need some advice on how I can really optimize my rig for folding. You can see my signature for the current spec of my rig. I just started this exercise on the 18th of Jan. My current results can be viewed here: http://www.hardfolding.com/fh_stats/index.php?pz=102&id=2035765&tnum=12772 ATM, I am running one SMP (-smp 10 -bigadv) and four GPU (-gpu x -bigadv -forcegpu ati_r600), totalling 5 active clients from this rig alone. In other words, I am using 10 threads (5 cores) from CPU and leaving 2 threads (1 core) for 4 GPU to run. I am considering to run a dedicated CPU console client for each core of my processor, so I am wondering if that would make any difference with my current setup. Any advice on how to improve this setting will be much appreciated.
  11. Great find matty! Thanks.....
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    Can You Mix & Match Gfx Cards?

    yeh, it's a real bummer in my situation. i have this idea in my mind to upgrade one of my standard HD 5970 2gb to HD 5970 4GB. is it worth the extra 2GB?
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    Gaming with 2 Monitors

    so you're saying you can play FPS on dual monitor, but it's not recommended, correct? what about real-time strategy games, like starcraft2 or civilization5?
  14. hi guy, i am wondering if there are any games currently in the market that support dual monitor, especially those FPS and real-time strategy games. thanks!
  15. amang

    Can You Mix & Match Gfx Cards?

    yes, that should work. you can view a working example here:
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