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

  1. oily_17

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    Yes as StanHEMI has said it really depends on the work units and PPD can fluctuate alot.

    Although you would see a slight improvement with the 4850, or you could stick a 285 in there as well :)
     
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    Yea, the 511pt kept cutting of my PC with the "bfg 9600 gt OC" cause of heat (single slot cooler).
     
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    Those 511's are killers, my 9600GSO hate them :(
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Christ last night WCG and FAH gpu client both crashed and I got nothing done :(
     
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    I had 1 of my rigs down this morning as well, I think it was a heat issue with mine.

    I will have to sort this mess on my bench out and get some proper cooling.
     
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    So it sounds like you have a X-fire MOBO and you Fold. A GTS250 will Fold much better, but of course you will not be able to SLI. You could still get 2 cards (identical SP's) and Fold. Can you say 9-11,000 PPD?:D Cost would be the same. Now maybe AMD will get their slow Folding figured out........
     
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    I feel your pain.. I added WCG to my AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ that i have folding with a ati 4670.. It crashed overnight Tuesday... I've removed the side panel and add a slot cooler to pull heat from the 4670. The CPU is @ 42c and the GPU is at 38c both at load.
     
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    Yea, it's a p45 board with crossfire. The gts250 G92's are nice, but I just gave away an evga 8800 gts G92 512mb card. The gts250 are rebranded 9800 gtx+ cards, but the 9800 gtx+ cards are rebranded G92 8800 gts 512mb cards. If I went with nvida I would use a gtx260 216 card.

    I have never setup a crossfire box.. just figure it would be fun since the price is right. :toast:
     
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    My 8800's (GS and GTS) love those 511 WU's:D I cranked up the shader and fan speeds on those and I get 15K-16K PPD out of them.
     
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    Don't get me wrong I loved my 8800 gts, but I fell head over heals for the GTX285 (Plus I had some extra cash.. Who needs both kidneys?...:laugh:).

    And it folds very nicely!.. lol
     
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    Ah, I see. This is a X-Fire experiment, not a Folding machine per say.:cool:
     
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    Yes and No.. If it wasn't for folding.. I wouldn't even consider upgrading, but if i'm going to upgrade then more the experience the better. Right?
     
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    What about the 4770?

    Edit: Has anyone heard how it Folds? Are the power usages lower?
     
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    4770 look good i just wish they had better coolers. The only bottle neck I see is the 128bit memory interface. They are beating the stock 4830's in most benchmarks.
     
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    I have been folding on a single 4870 gpu
     
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    gawd i wish palit would send me back my 280/285. So much folding to do.....
     
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    TPU has a new review on the ASUS TOP 4890 that has the 4770 512mb's folding benchmark (PPD = 2835.7) After seeing how low the numbers are for ATI cards.. :banghead: I'm going to drop a 9600 gt in that machine until, I can afford a gtx260 or gtx275.

    Does anyone know the folding PPD for a 8600 gt 512mb card? I'm think'n about changing out the 4670 card. I have a few 8600 gt's. Thanks for any help! :respect:
     
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    1500-1800 ppd
     
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    Thanks stanhemi!

    That's about the same as the 4670 512mb's ppd.
     
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    Pull the 4670 out of there and put in 2 8600GT's! Double your PPD on that machine!:D
     
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    I wish.. only 1 pci-e slot on this old 939 board. :(
     
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    I just joined Fold for Tech Power Up!! and have 89% complete on first WU.
    Excellent! saved me from trying to figure out the font size etc.
    Thats all I have to offer as well at the moment. I have a old 400mhz Gateway though. :roll:

    So the ATI cards are really slow at this...:shadedshu I have 2 1950XTX cards I could crossfire but if its not doing anything then I wont look for a motherboard for them. :ohwell:
     
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    Great to have you Altered. Yea I wish ATI's card did better than they do. I've not had an ATI card in my main gaming rig since my 9800 pro OC to XT. But, I do have machines with ati cards.. you can't beat some of there deals.
     
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    X1950xtx can't fold only hd 2400 serie and up
     
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    huh? I thought it was quite fast... WAY faster than my e8400 cpu....:confused:
     

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