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Message 1897935 - Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 20:07:51 UTC

Hello all...

I am in the process of upgrading my system.

I will be crunching numbers with an Intel i9-7960, running with 64 Gb 3000 RAM and Sli NVidia GTX 1070 with 8 Gb each.

While I will be cooling the processor with the best radiator I could choose, I am worried about processor heat.

I have been using about 85 % of my current i7, 32 Gb system for the last several years with no problems. But I thought I might cut it to 75% with my new 16 cores and 64 Gb 3000 RAM.

Running about 35,000 units processed daily now. I will report what I get with the new system.

I can't wait.

Jerry
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Message 1897942 - Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 20:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 1897935.  

You do NOT need that much RAM for SETI. I run 2 crunchers, each is a dual Xeon E5-2670 - so 16 cores each machine (32 threads) - with two GTX 1080s, each GPU running 3 WUs simultaneously. One has 32GB of RAM, the other, 16GB. Both run about 85K credit/day, there is NO bandwidth problem that I can see.

If you keep your new machine at 32GB, even, you can save >$300 by not buying the unnecessary extra 32GB of RAM. Use it to pay your electric bill!
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Message 1898849 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 9:27:13 UTC - in response to Message 1897935.  

While I will be cooling the processor with the best radiator I could choose, I am worried about processor heat.

I don't know why.
The high end water coolers are designed to handle in excess of 300W. Even the most power hungry CPUs only use a bit over half of that.
Run all cores & threads and see what it's capable of.
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