Intel v.s. AMD for cluster

samson swanson intellectcrew at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 13 18:28:12 EDT 2002


Hello Ivan,

Overclocking for the most part is pretty simple. Well
it goes from Bios settings all the way to soldering
and plyers.

 To get a good oc out of the system i mentioned I
would use PC2400 or PC2700 ram, instead of PC2100. 
This way you will be able to get up to them max MHz,
and prevent damaging the ram.

 1. Your enemy is heat. Keep your system cool and you
will be good. 

 Okay I mentioned the Thermalright AX-7 heatsink. (
currently rated # 1 for cooling in the heatsink field
) 

 2. You can never be too cold. for instance, -256
celsius is fine (when your doing cooling at temps that
form ice, insulation is used to prefent water damage.)

increase bus MHz, increase multiplyer, various Bios
settings, etc...

www.overclockers.com

bus x multiplyer = cpu MHz

100MHz bus X 5.5 multiplyer = 550MHz cpu  

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Honestly for a cluster I would use a ...

-AMD AthlonXP 1800+ (cheap, fast)
-unlocked them to run dual [see bottom]
-Thermalright AX-7 + fan 
(big delta fan if you don't mind noise)
-non-overclock 
(for maxium stability in your cluster) 

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Unlocking Cpu
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go to www.Google.com and type Pencil trick cpu

Instead of using the graphite from the pencil, I would
suggest silver conductive ink.
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P.S. around december, hopefully sooner the Dual AMD
Sledgehammer will be coming out. [ 2.5GHz .09Mu ]

   
--- Ivan Oleynik <oleynik at chuma.cas.usf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Samson,
> 
> I have couple of questions: 
> 
> 1. You quoted the system with single processor. It
> would be
> interesting to see your economical solution for dual
> processor system.
> 
> 2. You mentioned overlocking. I am not a specialist
> in this area, but
> assume I want to get as much as possible from the
> system. What do I
> physically need to do: changing some jumpers on
> motherboad, putting water
> cooled heat sinks ... ?
> 
> Thanks for your response,
> 
> Ivan
> 
>
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> 
> On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, samson swanson wrote:
> 
> > ----------
> >  Master 
> > ----------
> > AMD AthlonXP 1900+
> > Epox 8k3A                     $83
> > 
> > ---------
> > Nodes
> > ---------
> > AMD AthlonXP 1700+ (1.466GHz) $86
> > Epox 8k3A                     $83
> > PC2100 DDR 256MB              $32
> > 
> > These are awesome for overclocking, Epox 8k3A!.
> with a
> > good chip you can pull out 1.8GHz. which will
> smoke a
> > p4-2.5GHz easy.
> > 
> > i built a system for you to get some idea's using
> > www.newegg.com
> > 
> > You can shave off $100~200 by taking off the
> GeForce
> > and going for PC2100 instead of PC2400. Also i put
> in
> > a 400 watt ATX. Bottom line, awesome system to
> > overclock. Great for upgrading in the future. 
> >  
> >   Also add a Case to this price setup +$39.00
> >
> ----------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic
> > Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 3. 3-gram( 1 cc. )
> > tube. Artic Silver
> > N82E16835100003
> > $6.00
> > $6.00
> >                               
> > 
> > Thermalright AX-7 ( Heatsink ONLY ). Copper heat
> > spread. Dimension: L77 x W72 x H42 (mm). Will not
> fit
> > on a Soltek 75-DRVX motherboard. Retail. Please
> see
> > the image.
> > N82E16835109002
> > $28.00
> > $28.00
> >                                          
> > 
> > WD WESTERN DIGITAL EIDE HARD DRIVE 40GB 7200RPM
> MODEL
> > # WD400BB -CAVIAR OEM, DRIVE ONLY
> > Specifications:
> > Size: 40 Gigabytes
> > Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
> > Seek time: 8.9ms
> > RPM:7200
> > Cache 2MB
> > OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
> > 
> > N82E16822140118
> > $74.00
> > $74.00
> > 
> >                                          
> > 
> > CORSAIR MEMORY CM64SD256-2400C2 256MB PC2400 DDR
> RAM -
> > OEM 32x64 184-Pin, CAS2 -Unbuffered Requires DDR
> > supported Motherboard  - Lifetime Warranty.
> > N82E16820145300
> > $78.00
> > $78.00
> >                  

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