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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316643)
Posted 618 days ago by Profile Snowmain
It's probably higher than that...whats your total bill divided by your total KWH? If 5 cents is your cost...WOW I wish we had your power company...I would buy another GTX570.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316632)
Posted 618 days ago by Profile Snowmain
And what rate is electricity calculated at?

Says it right there on te chart $.1596 per kilowatt hour. Which it my entire power bill divided by the KW/H.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316321)
Posted 619 days ago by Profile Snowmain
No biggie.

I wonder if the results of these test bare out in the real world. The 590 and 690 own! To bad they cost so much.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316318)
Posted 619 days ago by Profile Snowmain
The OC 670 drops 4 wu per $ of power... That is to say it's not as efficient according to the chart. No change needed.

But to the driver question look at the 2 680's......major increase in performance from 2 similar cards.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316308)
Posted 619 days ago by Profile Snowmain

My OC GTX570classy pulled a 95 seconded on this test. It could easily be pushed another 150MHz with some volts. But I left the voltage stock. My OC is light.

I run 3 units at once 64% fan 67degree F ambiant card @ 59C 99% load.

I think this chart really gets down to the nitty grity on this subject.
990 vs 1028 thats not even a 4% increase in efficence.

Unfortunaly I didn't have the GTX 660 when I made this chart. Hmm I wonder if the standard 660 would be north or south of that 1000 Wu per watt #? It is interesting how close most of these cards are.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1316307)
Posted 619 days ago by Profile Snowmain
I don't know where you got the idea that a GTX 660 is anywhere close to the speed of your GTX 570, but that's not even close to being right.


I pulled the number from memory, apparently I remeber wrong.
None the less the chart in my next post address's the $per crunch questions.

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OK thanks for details. I guess the question should be asked: What card gives the most RAC for the least power output? Rig runs round 12 hours a day
With a Core 2 Duo over clocked to 4.2GHz

That is an impressive over clock you have. Is the core 2 duo bring called by air and what is the temperature of the room that your computer is in?



I have removed this processor from my machine and replaced it with a quad core. It was an E8500 connected to a ZALMAN 9500led. Yup a 3.13GHz chip on air(ruffle 67 degree F ambient) running at 4.2GHz. 1.4v with the Zalman it would run around 60C.

The chip and cooler are for sale.

Unfortunately the quad wont go above 3.5GHz regardless of what I do to it. A little disappointing.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Going from GTX 470 to 500/600 series what model is best? (Message 1315874)
Posted 620 days ago by Profile Snowmain
I have a GTX 570 Classified I picked up for $175.
I have the graphics card slightly over clocked to 839MHz(from 822MHz) a stock GTX 570 runs at 732Mhz.

With a Core 2 Duo over clocked to 4.2GHz and the Classy I was doing about 28,000 a day.... Then, I found Mech Warrior online(which took about 4 hour a night off my seti time a few night a week) and than seti had that 5 day outage and my RAC crashed.

From the reading I have done a GTX570 is slightly(5% maybe 10% but not much) fast than a GTX660. However it uses WAY more power like nearly duoble. Particularly a card like mine.


I like the classified Nvidia card(obvioulsy I bought one) but if you go 500 series I would get a MSI570 and overclock it to around 900MHZ.(Depending on your cooling setup.

My vote....GTX 660.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : I passed 1,000,000! (Message 1315754)
Posted 620 days ago by Profile Snowmain
3 Million :)
If I wans't going on an interview on Monday I to would be donating.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome Back! (Message 1311496)
Posted 630 days ago by Profile Snowmain
Well that one pushed me over the edge. I have done nothing but seti ever(for 10 years disregard join date I lost my old account somehow)...now I split with Milkyway....

Wish this project wasn't on such a shoe string budget...Wish I wasn't on such a shoe string budget so I could donate more(some).

Hope my quad core and gtx 570 classie make a worthy contribution splitting there time with a second project.

Wish there was a more seti like project than milkyway to get down on.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1291037)
Posted 693 days ago by Profile Snowmain
Directory permissions, I am not the admin on my own machine. Atleast I think thats what it was.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1291019)
Posted 693 days ago by Profile Snowmain
With the lack of Nvidia work units I put some more time into this.

EVGA GTX 570 Classified Overclocked.
A standard GTX 570 = 732MHz Processor
Stock 823MHz Processor 976Mhz Memory
Current 839MHz Processor 1001MHz Memory

Starting automatic test: (x41g)
03 October 2012 - 21:05:40 Start, devices: 1, device count: 1 (1.00)
Device: 0, device count: 1, average time / count: 115, average time on device: 115 Seconds (1 Minutes, 55 Seconds)
03 October 2012 - 21:07:36 Start, devices: 1, device count: 2 (0.50)
Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 194, average time on device: 97 Seconds (1 Minutes, 37 Seconds)
03 October 2012 - 21:10:53 Start, devices: 1, device count: 3 (0.33)
Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 287, average time on device: 95 Seconds (1 Minutes, 35 Seconds)
>> The best average time found: 97 Seconds (1 Minutes, 37 Seconds), with count: 0.50 (2)



03 October 2012 - 06:53:55 Start, devices: 1, device count: 1 (1.00) (Wu: FG00134_V7.wu)
Device: 0, device count: 1, average time / count: 2975, average time on device: 2975 Seconds (49 Minutes, 35 Seconds)
03 October 2012 - 07:43:31 Start, devices: 1, device count: 2 (0.50) (Wu: FG00134_V7.wu)

Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 5649, average time on device: 2824 Seconds (47 Minutes, 4 Seconds)
03 October 2012 - 09:17:44 Start, devices: 1, device count: 3 (0.33) (Wu: FG00134_V7.wu)

Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 8444, average time on device: 2814 Seconds (46 Minutes, 54 Seconds)
03 October 2012 - 11:38:40 Start, devices: 1, device count: 4 (0.25) (Wu: FG00134_V7.wu)

Device: 0, device count: 4, average time / count: 11089, average time on device: 2772 Seconds (46 Minutes, 12 Seconds)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Results: (FG00134_V7.wu)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1289543)
Posted 697 days ago by Profile Snowmain
I completely disagree (unless you mean SFX ZIP/RAR/7z)
- this will make hard/impossible to add/change the apps/WUs


Are you serious?! He has the source code! The idea that it would limit future upgrades is ridiculous.....

I don't see anyone other than Fred making any changes at all to the software? So if he continues to be the only one making changes, again he has the source code and could upgrade as he saw fit, than simply compile a new executable.

I am simple suggesting that the final file to the "public" be a single executable. Making this directory of files into one file in no way limits the future possibility of upgrades.


KISS
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1289317)
Posted 697 days ago by Profile Snowmain
MY advise.....

First) Skip the zip. Bandwidth is not an issue for anyone using seti. Its an unnecessary step that just adds complexity. Even for the host this file might have been downloaded 200 times, its just not enough data to make the zip necessary.

Second) Compile the entire program into a single executable file. This would then put all of the necessary files in one location... This would allow the program to be run from the desktop, or any other location.

I am sure my solutions here are highly simplistic to the more PC savvy among users.

But make it easy or im just not interested...ya know....like almost everyone else.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1289280)
Posted 697 days ago by Profile Snowmain
There is nothing automatic about this test. Notice how nearly 100% of this discussion involves Volunteer Testers. Perhaps version 1.5 or 1.6 could actually be automatic. There are millions of programs out there that all one need do is download and run and they work, perhaps one day this will become one.

Fred, thank you for working on this very neccesary pieces of software.

Starting automatic test: (x41g)
29 September 2012 - 09:19:29 Start, devices: 1, device count: 1 (1.00)
ERROR: Unable to copy from: C:\videocardtest\SetiPerformance_32_64_1_4\zip\x41g\ to: C:\Users\Jim\AppData\Roaming\eFMer\SetiPerformance, slot: 0
Aborted

Not really looking for help...Don't really care to put anymore time into this...

There are no spaces in my directory structure...

If and when this program become automatic, somebody pm me and I will gladly run it and post up my gtx 570 classified both at its stock 822MHz and at its current 839MHz.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have a 660 (non-Ti) yet? (Message 1288626)
Posted 699 days ago by Profile Snowmain
I hear ya there :) seems to be the nature of these things...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have a 660 (non-Ti) yet? (Message 1288623)
Posted 699 days ago by Profile Snowmain
Please for the sake of future research relocate this conversation to Freds thread...
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69136&sort_style=6&start=150

Thanks guys :)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have a 660 (non-Ti) yet? (Message 1288089)
Posted 700 days ago by Profile Snowmain
Nice!
I recently picked up a gtx 570 classified, but would liquidate that for a set of 660's if they perform well.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have a 660 (non-Ti) yet? (Message 1285641)
Posted 707 days ago by Profile Snowmain
Seconded, please do if you do!
19) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1285003)
Posted 709 days ago by Profile Snowmain
1,000,000 Seti creds :)

Today my RAC topped 20,000 on its way to who knows what :)

So glad to be contributing in a truly meaningful manner :)
I check on the progress of my new rig 2 sometimes 3 and 4 times a day.

I have the sickness!

I have recruited a co-worker with a 6 core Xeon and Dual Nvidia Quadra 6000 as a team member. So I look at my contribution to the project as more like 50,000 RAC.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 570 Classified Spontaneously Down-clocking. (Message 1284884)
Posted 709 days ago by Profile Snowmain
I was under-volting it. I have lowered the overclocking to 835.5MHz which is still 103.5 MHz over a standard GTX570 and it has run fine for almost a full day. Assuming I get home from work and everything is humming along than there is no doubt.

I have the memory bumped from 1950Mhz to 2001MHz. Pluntie. I may even back it all off to the standard 822/1950.

Thanks everybody.

You were undervolting it and pushing the OC even higher than the factory OC?
'S no wonder it would downclock.
Even with proper drivers and standard voltage, any GPU will auto downclock if you push the settings too high.


Thank you, Captain Obvious.


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