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

  1. xbonez New Member

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    Well, think about it. Its a great card. The only reason I'm selling it is, my EVGA 470 with the Zalman cooler performs almost the same as it does. I could OC the 480 if I bought an aftermarket cooler for it, but I really don't feel like spending 70 bucks.

    My sale link:
    [FS/FT] My EVGA GTX 480 for your 470+cash, or just...
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    Yeah true. Good luck with the sale
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    Ah, would have but I got frustrated and removed the 480...lol. Its back in the box, awaiting a buyer.

    I plugged it back in. I'll let it fold for 10min or so and then take a HFM.NET screen
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    I havent heard a lot of great things about the Icy Vision
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    Yeah. I guess if I do end up buying a cooler, might as well shell out an extra 10 bucks and go for the Zalman. I have first hand experience with it (on my EVGA 470), and it does an amazing job. Brought down my temps on full load by a good 20 degrees.

    PS - Btw, I have my EVGA GTX 470s stock cooler. Do you think it is worth anything if I sold it on ebay?
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    Ehh id just keep it and sell it with the 470's when you sell them.

    xbonez what do you do? Your always buying hardware! I wish i didn't have to sell everything in order to get new hardware :p

    Im trying to work out a trade on a asrock x58 board for my laptop. I'f i could do that it would be a pretty sweet deal then i could use my egg gift card and some other cash for some nice ram and then possibly use the rest of the cash ontop of my 8800gts's and possibly get a 470 :)
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    haha....I'm just a college student. I'm currently on an internship, so I have some loose cash on my hands. But its only temporary..lol.

    Btw, pretty good deal. 2 x 460s for 210, shipped. If two folders want it, its 105 shipped for an EVGA 460.

    [FS] 2 x EVGA 460 GTX
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    The cooler does produce good results, even if I did have to rig it to fit my 470. The fail of the ICY Vision was that they knew the first gen had issues and said it was user error. Then low and behold there is now a version 2 to correct the non-existent issues in the 1st gen;)
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    So, if I get a PNY GTX 465 that's been flashed to a 470, should I take it, or should I stay away? I'm a little skeptical of the brand PNY.
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    the issue is fixable with all the stock hardware;)

    What happened was that on some IHS' for the GTX470 the risers in the kit ended up taller than, this leads to a no contact situation between the GPU and the cooler. If you swap out the Nvidia risers for the AMD/ATI ones (they are shorter) it will fix the issue. Just be sure not to tighten the cooler all the way. The AMD/ATI legs being shorter will allow for the PCB to flex if you tighten them all the way.

    I guess I was lucky, the two 470s I had at the time were sequential serial numbers and both IHS' on mine were low. It wasn't an issue across all 470's, so it may not be an issue with your card in the first place;)
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    Is a Phenom II x6 1090T Oc'ed to say about 3.8 Ghz capable of -bigadv?
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    xbonez says thanks.
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    Did some googling and it turns out that it is possible to run bigadv on an OC'ed 1090T but it goes against the EULA of folding and is discouraged.

    Anyways, I'm thinking of getting rid of my Phenom II x4 965 and getting a 1090T. My phenom gives a PPD of about 5k, while 1090T running smp gives about 12k. Lets see if I can afford the upgrade.

    Sweet. Traded my 480 with TexBill for the 470 I sent him a week ago (lol) and a Eco Coolit I'll use on my folding rig.
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    -bigadv Rig #4 up and running P2685 on -smp7. Also running 3x GPU2 clients locked to the 8th core. On another Rig, I picked up 4K ppd on bigadv with -smp 7 per Bogmali's suggestions.:rockout: Gonna slowly roll out -smp 7 on all -bigadv rigs with GPU clients.
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    Got a 2nd GTX460 folding for a day or two :D
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    muahahaha! Finally received the motherboard and processor for my folding rig. Got a 470 to start off with. PSU, RAM, another 470, and a liquid CPU cooler on its way. If USPS keeps up its end of the deal, this rig should be up and folding by this weekend with one 470.
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    Im fixing a mates computer and i've nabbed his GTX460.

    However, it looks like his motherboard has gone, and taken the RAM with it! lol. So, might be abit longer than 2 days...
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    Yes it seems the way to go if you are running multiple GPU3's. Congratulation with #4. That means at least two times 65 K a day plus the normal +90 K from the GPU's :toast:

    I just learned that a frozen and restarted rig dosn't lose the bonus points. I have in the past deleted my work directory if that happend. This time it happend after 96% so wtf I re-start it and get the 8995 points but no, I got 90 K. Happy me. Need more heat producing GPU's. It was minus 5 C in my workshop this morning. A hex on it's own is not a great heater :laugh:
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    Although bad for him, good for us in a way. Regardless hope you can fix it for him soon. :)
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    Damn that's fast!
    I've got my new P55 i7-870 GENE running but I don't think I'll have it folding before tomorrow. I'll go the -bigadv -smp 7 route with a GTS 250. Locked to 8th core? How?

    When I get the money I'll upgrade the video.
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    Fix? nah. This is a new motherboard and RAM. LGA775 ftw :)
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    Wooot! You will really be trompeling all over me now with all those rigs running! :cry:

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