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

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    I'm back in the game! How does a 4850 compare to my old 9600 GT in terms of folding power?
    And is folding on a 4650 worth it? (I'll be getting one quite soon).
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    Hopefully this isn't one of those US vs. Canada type of answers.

    Why pay for "safe" shipping? UPS covers all shipments for $100 here, so if they'd lose it, you'd at least have some cash for the next card.:D
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    its worser in folding. sorry, i also owned both, and the 9600gt kicked the 4850 butt, folding wise ;-)
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    Lamecakes... They really need to optimize the client for ATI, the 4850 should be ahead of the GT by miles! :shadedshu

    Would there be any point in running a decent nVidia card in a PCI-E x1 slot? Thats the only other free slot my motherboard has. :\
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    until they do that the 7000 series is surely on the market;)
    a 4850 wont crack the 4000ppd on 353Wu´s, whereas an ordinary 8800gt does up to 6000 and eventually more... sucks balls, that you have to go Nvidia to fold
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    Oh well, I guess its time for an upgrade anyway! How many PPD can I expect from a GTX 260 216? I'm getting about 2200 PPD with a 511 point WU on my 4850 clocked at 720/1100.
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    Somewhere between 7500 and 9000 (depending on overclock and WU being folded)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I am so getting one. Is L2 cache very important to F@H? I have the option of getting a Q8400 or an E8400, they're the same price, but the Q has less L2 cache (but more cores, so it could run more clients). I'm very tempted to get the Q8400 over the E8400.
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    Decent? Don't know. You may want to check out this post: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1676801&postcount=7211
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    I am giving the 9600gso I won to my uncle (since I personally don't have any hardware capable of running it). He said he would give running F@H a shot, so I should be getting ~2000-2500PPD (it's not a 24/7 rig).
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    By decent I was thinking of something like the 9600 GT Green Edition (no PCI-E power connector, vital for me). Just cutting the slot on my motherboard, instead of damaging the card. Real question is, does F@H require large amounts of bandwidth to the card?
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    Short answer is no. I know performance is not hurt down to 4x.
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    I don't go down without a fight, I will have a gtx260 or better within a month. I will restart folding again. Stay tuned!
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    Ok, scratch that plan. Until I get a GTX 260 I might just stick the 9600 GT back in this computer for better folding...
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    Get the Giga SOC. I get between 7800 and 9500 (calculated) depending of WU, extra OC and use of GPU for other things (video streaming).
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    Out of my price range; I've found two options (Inno3D or Gainward) for AU$209, which is probably the cheapest I'll find them new. I could put a WTB up in the FS/FT section, once I get the money for upgrades.

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    I've put the 9600 GT back in this machine, PPD increase is ridiculous; I'm able to use both cores of my CPU for folding (ATI GPU2 used a whole core :shadedshu ), and the 9600 GT is getting about 3000-4000 PPD! Shaders clocked at 1920 MHz, RAM at 1090. All seems stable.
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    Well, my crappy PNY XLR8 9800 GT 1GB (55nm) that I bought at Bestbuy about a year ago might be dying, tested it yesterday with OCCT GPU and after about a minute it starts artifacting. Lowered the clocks down to 625/1575 (1.05v) and it seems to work fine. What a dumb card.

    My used BFG 9800 GT 65nm that I got a few weeks ago still kicks ass, runs 650/1650 easily at 1.05v.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Is there any way you can RMA the PNY? The PNY 9600GSOs I had had 3 year warranties.
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    Nah, there is so much wrong with the card that I wouldn't be able to RMA it.
    1. Original packaging is long gone
    2. The extremely thin warranty sticker that they placed on a bunch of SMD components got really hot and decided to crack when I touched it one day
    3. Stock cooler fan died after about 3 months, replaced with VF1000
    4. BIOS modded many times, doubt I still have the original.

    Oh well, some day when I get enough $$$ I might get a GT200 or a Fermi or something. The card isn't too much of a loss, as I bought another 9800 GT from TPU a few weeks ago, but if this card dies I will miss my 10K PPD with all 4 cards running.

    The card was on sale for like $129 a year ago at Bestbuy, and it happened to be the last one, with a giant hole in the front of the box. Yay, bad luck.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Ok i dont know if my folding going alright but here we go.

    [​IMG]

    Right now it seems to only be using 1 GTX 260 yet ny 260's are in sli.

    The other wierd part is the PPD isnt it supposed to be like 5,000 + or something for GTX 260's or something.

    Help me out. I want to put all my rig into this.

    q9550 at 4.0ghz 24/7
    and 2 GTX 260's in sli
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    It looks like you're not using the console client. Uninstall the system tray client, then follow these instructions. How to set up single-GPU NVIDIA/ATI GPU2 Client

    After you get a single client working, go to folding@home tech assistance thread in this forum and we'll help you get both clients working.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I got the client working but its working on my old GTX 260 192 core, and its generating 8,470pp daily because im ganna leave like that. But how do i get another client to work on the first GTX 260 which is a 216core BFG that ill run at 600 core and 1350 shaders stable 24/7.

    I might set up some CPU clients but i need to read into that.
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    I'm back up, for the moment.

    I'm impressed, TPU! team has come a long way since I was last submitting WU. Last I remember, the team standing was in the low 100s.

    Anyhow, if I can afford it within the next month or so, I might pick up some used crossfire 775 mobos to put some of these spare components to work - I've got way too much hardware just collecting dust:

    Pentium4HT 520
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Ah, my old friend Chosen. Welcome to the fold. I have my Q9550 producing 5500ppd on a single VM and my GTX260's pumping 8472ppd each (182.50 drivers). With your hardware optimized, you could be producing 22K+ ppd. Wanna give it a try?
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    bad news and good news
    I am short 1 8800GT
    good news i just ordered a CORSAIR 400w PSU to replace the one in one of the crunchers i had to "borrow" the PSU from so when i get that i will be full force again :rockout:
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