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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Castiel

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    I'm glad that I have started running that GPU client. Ok, since I have started folding my main computer it was for Bjorn3D for Stephanie, and so far I had 1 client done, because I play games alot and stuff, but I added that GPU client when I came home last night from a Stand Up Comedy, and a movie I found that It had done 3 WU in 7+ hours.

    Glad that I am going to out for a while this weekend...More folding. :D
     
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  2. thebluebumblebee

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    So, do you think I can run this card on a socket 939 4000+, 1GB system with a Seasonic S12 380 watt PSU, without buring out the PSU?

    Secondly, isn't this card basically an updated version of the 8800 ultra? For $56 after MIR and shipping!
     
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    anyone have hardware they would like to see fold but doesn't have a place to set them up?
     
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    thebluebumblebee, no the 9600gso is slightly less powerful than the 8800gt, and so good chance it will run fine on your psu. The equivalent to an 8800ultra would be a 9800gtx.
     
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    isn't the 8800GT and 8800 ultra about the same in terms of performance but the ultra being slightly faster because of higher ram bandwidth
     
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    I have a problem. Using the system in my specs, with the latest whql drivers for my card I get an incredible amount of lag on my system when using the gpu client. Could anyone kick my butt in the right direction? :)
     
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    It says you are using Vista but I got that in Win7 with both ATi and NV.. On Vista I didn't have any problems(I'm folding right now) with either..
     
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    Yes, I'm using Vista 64bit.
     
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    Did you try configuring it to use the lowest possible? Right click on the icon and click configure. It's in the advanced tab.

    and does anyone know where I can see how much I have progressed the last few days? I just started folding again and I wanna see how fast I'm goning up in the ranks.
     
  10. BUCK NASTY

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    Your rig will run a single card fine. The 9600GSO 384mb is the exact same architecture as the 8800GS 384mb. Similar to the 8800GT with 2 less memory chips and 16 less shaders(96 total). While a bit crippled in memory, these cards excel at being one of the most efficient folders of all time. Watch out for the new 9600GSO 512mb that only have 48 shaders. Also avoid any models with DDR2 memory.



    Your E8600/Rampage is bottlenecking yur' F@H:roll:

    Seriously, you need to change the the affinity's of the programs you have running. It seems that maybe core 0 is seeing alot of action. Spread them out onto core 1 also. Use "Get & Set Affinity Changer" to lock application to specific cores. My E8400 @ 3.6ghz with SMP on core 0 gets about 1200-1600ppd based on the work unit.
     
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    For example, my SMP client is running all four processes on core 0, while my 9800GTX is running on core 1, along with every other process running. And next week when the resistors come in, I'll get my second 9800GTX in the mix on core 1. It will knock your SMP client down a peg, as it doesn't have as much room to work, but it will be far outmatched by the gains of the GTX260.
     
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    I just joined yesterday. :toast:
     
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    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Stats
     
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    I'm referring to the PNY card that Fry's is selling. From PNY's web site:

    Memory Amount: 768MB DDR3
    Memory Interface: 192-bit
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec.): 38.4
    Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.): 26.4
    Core Clock (MHz): 550MHz
    Memory Frequency (effective): 1600MHz
    Memory Clock: 800MHz
    Shader Speed: 1375MHz
    Stream Processors: 96

    I've been an ATI guy, so I don't know much about the details of Nvidia, but am thinking about this card in my kids computer. My 3700+/4830 is huffing and puffing to get 2600 - 2900 PPD, so it would be nice to get more PPD for the effort, but I don't want to have to get another PSU. This is what bothers me: "A minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)". The Seasonic does 25A!
     
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    W00t!! We're now 102nd on the list! We've moved up a spot! :toast:
     
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    I had one of those, and now I think my 260's are really under performing if 4 of those cards can do 18k a day. Then again I could be wrong, but as of right now they are getting combined 18k.
     
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    I will even sweeten the incentive. I am upgrading hardware and will be retiring 8800GS/9600GSO's in the near future. I will make the price very appealing for a member of our folding team to purchase 4 cards. Is anyone interested in having your very own 4xGPU rig?
     
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    Believe me.. If I had the money I would definitely get a 4 GPU folding rig going :( I might do that when I get a job this summer. I know I am gonna build one for sure.
     
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    BUCK NASTY, What would you recommend for the CPU, how much RAM, and what PSU? Thanks
     
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    Any AM2 CPU will do. Even a Sempron can handle 4 cards on one core. I would go dual core and use the other core for SMP(extra 500 PPD). I have been very successful with running all 4 cards off of a Antec EA-500D. It's got 2x 22amp rails and handles the 400 watts the rig draws rather well. It's 80+ efficient, which is a necessity for a 24/7 folding rig. Someone has one for sale on this forum for $60.00 NIB. 1GB of DDR2 800 ram will do fine. You have to run XP because Vista wants to see every card plugged into a monitor. I can see the completed rig coming together for about $500.00 for everything.
     
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    I just got my GTX 260 in(yesterday) and I was wondering how do I get a second GPU client working on it? I won't be using it for gaming because my CPU can't handle it, so I will be using it as a PhysX card for now, until I get my Core I7 in .

    Edit:And how much PPD does a GTX 260 put out?
     
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    Mine gets between 6000 and over 8000 ppd depending on the work unit. That is a 192SP at 783 core, 1566 shaders.
     
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    K, I will add the card tomorrow and see if my PSU connections can handle and put my 9600GT towards TPU and my 260 to Bjorn3d. :toast:
     
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    Are you talking about folding for Stephanie?
     

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