RX Vega 64, Ryzen 9 3900x, Geodon oh my.

Well, I can’t help myself. I bought a 3rd RX Vega 64 and I also bought a 1200watt Corsair PSU. I might’ve mentioned this in another post. The 850 watt PSU was fine even for two 64’s in Crossfire mode. I’m not really a gamer though, although I just might play some games during winter break.

I’ve decided to buy another mobo with 3 x16 slots so I can take the 3rd RX Vega out of my old system and put all 3 in one system. Now, you can’t crossfire 3 GPUs, only 2, but I run Folding@Home for COVID19. Crossfire doesn’t help you when doing computational tasks on the GPU. Maybe it’s different for nVidia cards, but for these cards, nope. These cards have a max power rating of 295 watts each according to the AMD website, which makes sense because a) they have 2 PCIe power connectors per card, and b) they’re fucking space heaters. I’ve been letting F@H run all day, but the AC is on high mode and hasn’t shut off, and it wasn’t even that hot here today. So, I run F@H sporadically because it uses a lot of power. These are blower style, reference cards so there’s nothing special about them. They either run HOT and quiet or you can tweak the fan settings and they run (a few degrees) cooler and LOUD. This 3rd card that I have is a bit odd; it runs hotter than the other two. Doesn’t seem to affect anything, but it’s noticeable. At first, I thought it was just because the card was the top card, and it was pulling warm air in from the second card under it, but that wasn’t the case after I swapped cards around. Checked the fans and heatsink for dust and everything was fine and clean. Thinking maybe I’ll redo the thermal paste when I have a chance. Of course, it might be that F@H is not the best stability/heat test because the workload varies from task to task. Prime95 would give more control.

For the last piece of this never-ending puzzle, I saw my psychiatrist about two weeks ago. My meds are now on uber-mega-wtf status. I went from taking 40 mg of Geodon in the morning to taking 160mg. At night I went from 80 mg to 120 mg. That’s 280mg of Geodon a day. Doc also upped my Prozac to 60mg in the morning. I don’t understand why the sudden increase in meds, so I actually called my psychiatrist’s office to verify and confirmed my dose. I even checked with the pharmacist and they contacted my psychiatrist as well. I don’t know what game this is, but hopefully I won’t turn into a zombie. I can literally fall asleep standing up on this stuff.

Classes next semester will continue to be remote, including the lab (yay).

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