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  1. Feänor

    Feänor New Member

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    If you're into power consumption,then the gt 430 is for you. Around 55-60w of power to do a little more than a gts 250 with 2000 shaders (5000 vs 6500 ppd at 783/2000 and 785/1570 respectively) is quite an achievement.

    Search well around you, i've got my zotac gt 430 for 50$ shipped...
     
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  2. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Wow....that's simply remarkable!!!! :toast:

    Folding king for PPD/$?
    How many slots do you have?

    I'd get a pair of GT430s if you have 2 slots, but if you only have 1, go for a GTS450 :)
     
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    GT430 for HTPC, GTS450 otherwise?
     
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  4. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Remember that the 912/925 work units are a GPU-3 Beta work unit and may be phased out at any time for the 611's or something worse. I am planning my farm for the tougher work so obsolescence arrives farther down the line.
     
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    Not been on this side of town in a few days. Just noticed this.. am I seeing this right? 7202 and 1298 WU for GPU3?

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Just noticed the 7202 WU's load my 460's about 15C higher than normal
     
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    Would a PPD of a GT430 be bottle necked by an AMD 6000+?

    I can hopefully get a 24/7 rig going sometime, and looking for a couple of GPUs to fold on, though I may upgrade the processor to a Phenom2 X2 or X4.
     
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    That should still be fine. It may have a relatively higher CPU use, but it shouldn't affect PPD.
     
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    Sounds good, how much power does a 430 use?
     
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    Yes, you are seeing right. How's the load on the CPU? Everyone take a look at this link. You might want to turn -advmethods off for the lower end cards, which I would take to be the GTS450 and below. Maybe the GF100 cards will shine with these. http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=16668&p=165634&hilit=p6800#p165634

    Wouldn't think so. Buck runs 4 GTX460's on a Phenom 9850.

    An OC'c GT430 takes less than 60 watts under load.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Yeah, at 70% cpu usage on all 4 cores:eek: vs GPU2 on the same configuration at 15% usage.

    :laugh:
     
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    I just got a 7202WU. Looks like it uses less CPU then the other WUs, although they run HOT. I turned my fan to 100% to get temps at 80-81, 82% keeps it at 89-90C and its cold in this room :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    On the 480/i7 it shows almost no use except maybe a few 10% spikes. On the 2x460/i7 it shows about 10% constant CPU use with less spikes. It actually seems like it uses a lot lower CPU use than the 9XX and 6XX WU's. That sould be good for my WCG production :D

    Will monitor my WCG ppd a few days to see how much these new GPU3 WU's really use the CPU time.
     
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    Guys,

    GT 240 is online. Little is better than nothing. :rockout:
     
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    My old one could do 3-4K and was limited by Palit's hardlimit on OC . Get a good OC and it should do really nicely :toast:
     
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    Sure thing....that it certainly is! :rockout: :respect:

    So you're @ ~25k now?
     
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    About, did 22k yesterday.
     
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    Got new kind of gpu3 wu. The 1298 ones. My gtx 460 ppd dropped from 15000 to 9100 and the gt 430 7000 to 3500. 40% and 50% drop:eek:, with a 4-5% less cpu usage:rockout:. I hope they get to retain a bit of the huge beta ppd when they'll stabilize the client...:pimp:
     
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    You should be able to remove the -advmethods flag and possible avoid these work units.
     
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    "uuuuuuuuug" darn it. I'm supposed to be getting my new gpu tomorrow but just realized its a holiday so no mail. Gotta wait another day. I have very little patience. I've been trying to keep busy to help the day go by faster lol.
     
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    These new 7202 WU's really heat up graphics cards. Sorry but going to take my 480 off folding until I can get the aftermarket cooler on payday. Fan is at 100% in a nicely cooled FT02 in cold room but still hitting 95C. 24/7 is asking too much of it atm.

    With the new cooler I may even get to OC though :D The two 460's are staying on 72C each is not as bad.


    EDIT: Maybe not.. if these are just -advmethods WU's only then I'll just remove the flag instead.
     
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    When I was running the GPU3 client without advmethods set all I got were 611WUs, which also ran hot. So if you get rid of the flag you may get reamed with 611s while saying goodbye to 912s, 925s, and these new 1k and 7k projects too. The 611s do run a little cooler than these new bigboys, but only by 5-8C from what I see.
     
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    611's are fine, 480 seems to do 14K on whatever WU it does. And 5-8C drop is good, I can keep it on 24/7 like that. The big boys will need to wait for the big cooler.
     
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    I'm with you, the 470 and 480 seem to run the same PPD across all projects- which is great :cool: The only thing that seems to vary is temps.

    I wanted to pick up a nice triple slot cooler but my case is too small :( Post up pics of your card with your new cooler if you get a chance though please :)
     
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    Won't have the new cooler till end of month. But yeah will post pics. Will be interesting mix having black, silver, green and blue all in one case
     
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    Is there any bonus for the new wu's. I've been folding two since 3:30pm cst and I still have an ETA of 8 hours.
     

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