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

  1. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    you could always sell services on the corner to cougars:roll:

    I know what you mean, some of these "farms" are serious business.
     
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    How do I afford it? Very careful shopping. Much penny pinching. Eat a lot of salads. (Healthy and cheap too.)

    I'd like to build another i7 PC, but let's see:

    CPU $200
    Motherboard $200
    RAM $200
    Water cooling stuff $250
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    So I've spent just bit less than $1000 and I still don't have a case.

    Guess I'll still keep my socket 775 PCs and keep GPU folding for a while longer.

    Oh yeah, and there's the electricity bill too. :banghead:
     
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    I honest to god had an ebay link that expired today I think, for $70. An GTX280! Arrrg. I hate brokeness.....
    And, I still have 2 high producing ppd cards, one being my gtx280, I can't even fire up! Here winning lottery
    ticket!!!
     
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    with only a slight oc my co-op puts out over 14,000 ppd.:p
     
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    But what could 2 oced 280s do?
    And of course the 2 260s I already have??
    Ppd baby!!!
     
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    Okay, seriously, why aren't there more of these? I'm at fairly low clocks too:
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    My ppd sure can bounce, I should try with the bridge off....
     
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    I got one 783 last night, after that, nothing but 450's.
     
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  10. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    wheres the damn gpu3!?!?!?!?!

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    i want these 480s to FOOOOOOOOOOLD
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm soooo tired of 548pt WUs, it's all I've gotten in a couple days now...the PPD is a good 1300 lower than I get in 450s, and they're hot.
     
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    I don't like 548s or 450s, both produce to much heat. I had to shut down the gts 250 on my co-op card yesterday because of the 450s. I turned it back on about an hour ago, since I seem to be on the 353 pt wu program now.

    I also added a gtx 260 on Friday, so no points were lost.:)
     
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    I might be getting a 9800GX2 for free! My friend has one and it's giving him artifacting problems. I've given him all the aid I can over the internets: I told him to dust the card and reinstall drivers, but none of this cured his issue. I asked him if he could send me the card since it appears to be foked anyway and so far it looks like I'll be getting it. I plan to take it apart and give it a good dusting and replace the probably crappy thermal paste with my MX-2.

    If all goes as planned, I'll put the GX2 in my AthlonII2800 rig, the 8800GTS in my Celeron1800 rig, and I'll put the 9600GSO in my uncle's computer. They'll probably all be running F@H.
     
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    Hope it works out for you, taking it apart is the right choice.:toast:
     
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    If replacing the thermal paste doesn't work, what's the next step? Card is foked? Attempt to salvage one of the boards? Pretty sure the warranty is up on it.
     
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    Hat, your are getting to far ahead. Spray the fan and heatsinks out and check it in your system. Maybe you friend didn't take it out of his system to clean it.
     
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    guys, is there any advise on keeping the damn heat down?

    I am only folding part time (still for CC) because of heat. I fold since I wake up till about 30 minutes or so before bed. Thing is once in bed it starts getting so hot even with a fan blowing air on me. Thing is the fan is blowing the ambient air which is pretty warm. A/C is freezing down stairs but upstairs just ain't cutting it. Therefore I'm folding about 15-16 hours a day.
     
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    There's no way to magically make a card put out less heat. I would try moving your rigs around in the house, putting them in different rooms so stuff doesn't get so hot. My Celeron1800 is actually stuffed in the living room corner behind a couch. It's just a dedicated server/folder, so it doesn't need a mouse/kb/monitor hookup. I just connect to it with teamviewer.
     
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    I put my two noisiest and hottest PC's outside on my balcony. :D Rain won't get to them, but I shut them down for those rare occasional thunderstorms. Of course the PC's benefit too, since outside is mostly cooler than inside. (Ah, northern California weather. God's gift to folding.) Alas, that's not an option in Miami, where laying out by the pool is best practiced in February.
     
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    It's not to late to fold for the Chimp Challege. With all your help, we could finnish in a couple of days.:):toast:
     
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    Don't know how many have seen this Simple Plan video, it once again reminds why I fold, for my Father, god rest his soul, Please watch it to the end, you'll get it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiumCgvZbHA
     
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    Hey Pete, My father passed on in 1996, when I was 28.:(

    Mike
     
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    I am not able to move my rigs around, they gotta be in my room :( If I can move them around that'll be great, but I can't :(
    Yeah if I put mine outside, it'll last till the first thunderstorm :laugh:
     
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    There's nothing really you can do CP, underclocking cards doesn't help much unfortunately, so I guess you'll just have to run them 16 hours a day or so. That's usually what I do with my setup over the summer
     
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    Thing is it's no different than in the winter here, very few days a year are actually cold. I mean something is something, I wish I can have it on all night though, just gets really hot.
     

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