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

  1. Jstn7477

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    Hey guys,

    Well, the relationship between me and my new BFG 9800 GT Eco turned out to be a one night stand. It was an impulse buy at a local store, and I was retarded and I got ripped off, so it received its original BIOS, got packed back up into the box, and back it goes tomorrow to the god forsaken blue and yellow themed national chain of unsavory pricing. I'm now buying Shevanel's $80 regular BFG 9800 GT 1GB, which has the same hardware ID as my PNY so they should match (no SLi on the 790FX of course) for half the price of the card I bought today. Biggest $160 mistake. Ever. :eek:

    Instead of having just a 9800 GT Eco, I can now have a regular 9800 GT, pay my $53 power bill overage, and pay the guy back in my Engineering class for a project we are splitting funds on. :rockout:
     
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    Yep, I wouldn't worry. I haven't had any issues running @ 80C for a week now. I now have space for a massive GPU cooler, so I plan on getting a Battle Axe or Accelero S1 Rev2 reasonably soon. Hopefully then it'll be even quieter :eek: :roll:
     
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    Newegg had a 9800gt Eco on sale for $80.00 today. Maybe that's telling us something about those cards.
     
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    Excellent work everyone! :toast: :toast: :toast:
    We have eliminated the Canucks as a threat:
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    Nice wish i had a diffrent pc tho so i diden't have to keep stoping the program when playing a few games. oh well it all helps :D
     
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    I've got a Zotac ECO 9800GT in a server folding 24/7 at 550/1620/900 (core/shader/mem). I only bought the eco verison since it's short enough to fit in the space, the regular verisons are all too long. Now if I can only find out if the empty 6-pin section on the board still feeds the voltage regulators I might be able to squeeze a faster oc on this by soldering some +12V lines to the pads on the card.
     
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    and the card got a molex again:laugh:
     
  8. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    i added another 8800gt today...

    btw to the person who sent me the BFG 8800GT OC i will have your MO in the mail ASAP :toast:
     
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  9. BUCK NASTY

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    I have been plagued by bad OS installs on my main rig for about a week. Upgraded to Win7-64, only to downgrade to Win7-32 and finally went back to XP for the utter folding simplicity(cue: angels singing) it possesses. 3 or more GPU's folding on Win7 is a bitch and too high maintenance for me. Had to re-install XP several times, due to corruption and all looks good now.

    YHPM...(unrelated to the MO :))
     
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  10. thebluebumblebee

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    What time frame? Kinda hard to think about it right now?
     
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    I'd like to keep my badge, I may ask from time to time in the next 3 months if someone could barf up 1 or 2k points to me to keep me alive. I'll try to do it with my 9800, but I'm rather protective of it right now.... I'm going to try to rma my 280 back as well. Wish me luck.
     
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    Awesome! How many 8800GTs is that now?

    BTW, I'm :mad: with Stanford and my 8800GT right now, I've gotten 2 of the 1888 pt WUs so far today. Not fair :banghead::banghead: :mad: :ohwell:
     
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    all of my cards got hit with 1888pt WUs today but i came home to find 2 of the GT's EUE on the 1888pt WU I forgot to disable SLI again and had the same problem.Disabled SLI and its fine:wtf:

    I have 3 8800GT's+1 8800GTS of my own and Velvet has 2 8800GT's folding for me so thats 5 8800GT's + 2 9500GT's(thanks velvet)

    I hope i can get pie with that. If not its time to find a way to make money to replace the GT's with gtx260's (dealing or prostration are 2 possibles.) btw i'm not going to have the money to spend on anymore hardware for awhile as the gf is ticked at me because i didn't buy her anything for our "anniversary" so i got to buy her something nice to makeup for it.

    btw my 24hr avg is already up higher then it has been and today i already have more points then my old 24hr avg.:laugh:
     
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    Unless it's a REALLY OLD game, I think we all have to quit folding to play a game. I've been able to plays some not so old games and keep on crunching.

    I've had a boatload of 1888's lately Even blue-screened my number two rig for the first time ever. (Lost it too, after working on it for 5 hours. :banghead:)
     
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    That sounds like my weekend. I have XP, Vista and Win7. I went with Vista bacause that was the first OS that I got to install and run without going nuts. Did you see the black activation screen? I saw it at least five times.
     
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    OK, what brave soul is going to start folding with an i7 for the BigWU advantage??? HWC has several guy's getting 50k+ results every other day and I am tired of watching them continuing to challenge us in the daily points race. We must do something now!!!!
     
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    Alas, not me. I'm stuck in Socket 775 land for the immediate future. :ohwell:
     
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    I'm stuck in the s775 and AM2 socket for awhile so i can't...I know there is alot of people here that have i7s crunching maybe someone with more then 1 rig crunching could switch there i7 over to folding for awhile.. if someone sends me a i7+mobo+ram I will be more then happy to fold on it but till then i can't
     
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    yea no upgrading to i7 for me for probably 6-12 months.
     
  20. niko084

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    +1... It's just not really in the budget especially being I just bought a new car and I know it's going to suck some money out of me in the nearing future....

    I'll see if I can't muster it up though maybe over the next few months, going to pickup some other work for some more money.
     
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    yea im with you. seeing as i wont see any day to day improvements with i7 over my q9650 i just cant justify upgrading simply for folding.

    the good news is i got a great cooler for the 8800gts and it is now doing 6400 ppd! so my ppd with the ps3 and the other two rigs should increase by about 3000 when all is said and done.
     
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    Your doing it all wrong! Beater used car = new computer parts. Where is a new car going to take you that a high end rig can't????????:laugh:
     
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    It's a BMW... And around here that's a REAL eye grabber.. It will take me a lot of places :cool:

    Aw, ya the new rig is in the works, I'm just in the middle of a bunch of stuff right now.
    I about have my new folding/cruncher rig together.

    Got the case, hard drive, dvd, 4gb ram, q6600 and hsf, and a mainboard with 3 slots!
    Might fetch up a few 9800s and shove em in there, grab a power supply.
     
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    Good news,

    I took the 9800 GT Eco back and got a refund yesterday, and today I bought shevanel's BFG 9800 GT OC 65nm A2 for $80. Seems to OC better than my PNY 55nm B1. Got up to 675/1700/950 at 1.05v, and I can softmod it to 1.1v but the card is running really hot with the SSC. My PNY B1 only gets up to 650/1600/950 before it craps out (once again, I am using 25MHz increments for stability purposes). Looks like the 65nm is a better overclocker than both 55s I had. Dunno if the chip is better or the board.
     
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    my 65nm chips are great clockers. I think the 55nm chip could clock better if it could get more power(if it had a 6pin) and i'm sure the parts aren't as good as they don't have to deal with as much voltage/watts
     
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