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

  1. meow1990 New Member

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    I see xbonez been talking about me.

    Hello people.

    Just joined the forums. You will see me post every once in a while when I am not on newegg drooling over... stuff. Just a tad bit on the lazy side.

    Anyway, great to be a part of this team, you guys really seem to know your game (i know xbonez does).

    Cheers.

    Already posted on "introduce-yourself-something" thread.
     
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    If you start hanging out here you will start to be like x and the rest of us :p Don't drool over stuff just buy it already! Also posting here before you make purchases will help save you money. Everyone here is always looking out for the best deals for eachother and alot of times score great deals on used stuff that folds great!

    What motherboard do you have? Do you have any more PCI express lanes open for cards? That's probably your easiest way to get some more quick PPD to begin with. Although 21k ppd a day is great to start out at! When i first started folding i was getting like 5k PPD :eek: Now im averaging about 42k and it's soon to increase!
     
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    Exactly well said, we all have to start at the bottom and work our way up. Unless you have boat loads of money and can just buy all the parts you want and have like a whole room dedicated to just folding farms.:roll:
    Good luck with the job thing.
     
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    Yeah man, im really hoping i can get the job at best buy in feb and the job this weekend :) I've almost got 50 bucks for that PSU :) Im talking to a buddie i have in real life who wants to buy my z313's and mw2 for 50 bucks. I think ill go ahead and do that buy your extra PSU and then sell my OCZ, make some money this weekend and buy 1 470, sell my gts's, buy another 470 :D
     
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    The two 470s will cost you close to 400. For another 50ish, you have another bigadv rig...:)

    Though it won't work for you coz you're getting the money by selling your 8800s so you'll need a graphics card to replace them
     
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    Exactly :( Also i think id rather have two 470's than another bigadv rig that way i have 1 complete rig that's a workhouse and puts out the ppd of 2 -bigadv rigs.
     
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    May I suggest waiting to see what the GTX560 has in store for us? (only a few more days)
     
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    Hmm i had completely forgotten about those! In fact that is a very smart decision, as most likely it would help push 470 prices down for me
     
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    @ Josh - top 10 is nice, a true dedication. When I began a year ago my goal was to stay in the daily top 20, which at that time was possible with 12-15 K. A realistic goal then and now for a dedicated folder Going to top 10 was never in my mind, and still isn't, and you shouldn't aim higher because that will ruin you mentally come summer when your parents doesn't see the need for additional heating. I understand your passion but top 20 daily is great in this team, and in general.
     
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    They won't make me shut off the rigs. Their all in my bedroom, and my mom is a organ donation coordinater so she's all for folding :) She'd rather see me fold than game any day.

    Right now at 40k PPD in a year from now that will put me at 13.4mil points. If i upgrade my hardware and im getting 60k PPD with new gpu's that's 20.1mil points. I think it can be done if i fold everyday for the next year :)
     
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    Yeah, but you gotta factor in the fact that other people will be upgrading exponentially too...take TexBill and the likes for example. adding a bigadv rig almost every month or two.
     
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    I'm thinking I might have to downgrade my 470 to a 460. Reason being, the lady's birthday is coming up and she's been wanting an HTPC. Grnfinger, here, is willing to trade his HTPC for my 470 + $30 cash. :(

    The 460 will only set me back by about 3k. Currently, my 470 gives out 13k. I'm guessing I can get an OC'ed 460 to give me 10k. Can any 460 owners confirm that?

    On the brighter side, I got my XSPC Rasa. Just gonna wait for the i7 parts to come in so I can set it up.
     
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    I do 11.6 @ 850 MHz core. Frist slot and two slots used for folding in my old P35 board.
     
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    Ahh true. Which 470 where you thinking of selling? The last asus one?
     
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    Sadly, yes.
     
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    About 12k at 870/1740/2200.
     
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    Hmm when do you need it gone by? I just got word that we have 1 truck that need's to be cleaned up this weekend. I don't know how long it will take though but im getting paid 10 bucks an hour. Id imagine ill make 150 at the least and i have my 8800's i can also sell. If you got someone that would buy it before then though, no worries go ahead and sell it if that what you need to do.
     
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    I have one open lane. will work at 8x. has to be nvidia, i think 890GX chipsets have something against nvidia + radeon combo.
     
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    Nvidia are the only cards to fold on anyways :p ATi cards don't score any PPD really. You could possibly throw another 460 in your rig and score another 12k PPD and run them in SLI if needed for gaming.
     
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    If you flash your BIOS, it should be fine.

    However, folding is terrible on ATI cards. Their top of the line 5870 scores about as much as a 8800...lol.

    Seems like my Arctic Silver 5 is burning in. Temps, at 3.6Ghz on Prime95 load, don't cross 50 now. I might be able to push it to 3.8 on the H50. However, I'll need to heck with folding coz it seems folding heats my processor more than Prime95.
     
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    My 460's OC net me about 12K to 13K depending on the WU they get. Also the 768mb 460 is cheaper and a better deal for just folding with it.
     
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    I can confirm that.
    Its also a better glutton for OC punishment.
     
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    woot! Just crossed the 40k mark for the day. Seems like I got an SMP bonus or something.
     
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    My roommate started playing black ops on my computer while i was away. Both clients stopped for 4 hours <.<
     

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