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 Post subject: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:53 am 
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Thank you all for the advice (in the Moderation?) thread. I took the advice from Gary480six and R3D88!

I found a nice used Tyan Tomcat n3400B (S2925-E) board with a Quad core AMD (old CPU was dual core) for $60 s/h on ebay. This meant I could re-use my 8GB DDR2 memory and PATA drives.

We (Robonate and me) installed the motherboard last night. The cooler on the old CPU got damaged when we removed it. but we had Robonate's AMD FX-8320 stock cooler laying around and it was a perfect fit.
We burned the machine in for about 4 hours using my old ATI XT1600 card and everything looks good.

Tonight we will install the R9 280x and get the machine running with Linux Mint.

My hopes is to start folding this weekend and that cannot be soon enough! Yesterday I got a huge incentive to fold... but I will create a separate thread for that news....


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:59 am 
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that 280 should do wonders for your PPD! I don't know anyone who has one, but I personally had a 270x and currently have a 290x. The former got about 70k and the latter pulls in about 210k every day. I would guess you would be around 150k, give or take 20k.

I don't like the sound of that last line though... hope all is well.


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:57 am 
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R3D88. Everything is OK thank you!
I just had the coolest conversation with 2 geneticist's. I posted about it in my "Why I fold" post.


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:15 pm 
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Please let us know how you do with folding in Linux with an AMD card. I'd like to do the same. I trashed my copy of Windows, so I'm looking to go to Linux.


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:45 am 
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The linux client does not see the AMD R9.....:-(

So I will have to dig up my old XP disk, install and then upgrade to win8. I was hoping to avoid that as I do not like spending(wasting) all that moneys on a OS when I can get one I like more for free.

Small sacrifice :)


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:59 pm 
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I'm a little rusty, but last I knew (few months ago) Folding was limited to NVIDIA on Linux.


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 Post subject: Re: "New" machine.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:55 am 
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^ that's what I thought ^

That's why I asked. I have an AMD card. Guess that I'll have to get a 970 ;)


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