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

  1. Yukikaze

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    Has anyone noticed this thing?
    ZOTAC ZT-40605-10L GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 512MB 64...

    Any ideas how it folds? It is PCI, and these slots are more common the PCIe ones on the cheaper rigs. The card itself seems to be a GT430 with half the memory chips missing and thus half the memory bandwidth (half the bus is connected to nothing it seems).
     
  2. Chappy

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    I have my ancient HP Pavilion a426d as my torrent PC and running 24/7 although only with PIV 2.60Ghz... :D
     
  3. BUCK NASTY

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    I would not fold on anything passively cooled. The PCI limitation would not be an issue, as F@H uses little bandwidth.

    Folding on a P-4 S478 machine would not be worth the extra power consumption.
     
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  4. thebluebumblebee

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    A search of this thread for 430 will show what others have experienced with the 430's.
     
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  5. Yukikaze

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    I was specifically interested in this gimped version sitting on PCI. It has half the memory bandwidth in addition to the slower bus.
     
  6. Athlonite

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    I don't recommend trying a PCI video card for folding it seriously lacks the required bus bandwidth from CPU/ram also I don't think that it'd be white listed by F@H v7.1.33 so it's probably not even going to get the chance to fold from the get go
     
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    Anyone ever get a corrupted Fahcore_a4.exe? Noticed my ppd was down, so checked my servers, and saw my quad wasn't folding anymore. Tried deleting the work folder, didn't help, so deleted the exe, and it started right back up. System is rock solid too, so I have no idea why that happened.
     
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    Okay, one more question, anyone know where I can buy a NH-D14 or something even better for a 1st gen i7 used or dirt cheap? That's the last piece of the equation when I receive my 2nd i7 cpu. Well, ram is, but 79 bucks for 12gbs isn't an issue....
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Yuki, apparently they get 3-5k PPD.
     
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    Just fold core2quad cpus, i5s, i7s, or amd bulldozers. anything else is a waste
    Edit: just so everyone understands my position... if my landlord found out I was
    folding, I would have to shut it down. I only have 15amps service for my entire
    apt, so I need low power alternatives. Gawd, I dream of a 200amp breaker box!
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I may be adding a 8800GTS sometime soon.
     
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    Found a 3 GTX 460's on craigslist for $180 for the bunch promptly bought them all!
     
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    Nice...

    Got the 8800 running and flashed the BIOS with my traditional 70% fan speed. Temps look good, now to see if the power supply can take it or not...
     
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    my PPD should be doubling :toast:
     
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    Must... finish... building i7 folding rig... arrg... soon...
     
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    I wouldn't call Folding on Fermi based cards a waste. Especially the GTX460/560. And where did you hear that BD's are worth Folding on?
     
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    Well, according to all these previews/reviews for Bulldozer rolling around, they seem comparable to Intel's i7 processors, so it's not hard to infer that they would be decent folding chips.
     
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    +1 hat, if they are server-centric multi-threaded beasts, which it sounds like they are, they should fold like a hot dam.
     
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    So far I'm not impressed with Bulldozer-F@H. I'm going to be following this CPU folding on the new AMD FX 8150 topic on the folding forum. I was hoping to replace a lot of my AMD junk.
     
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    Going to be down a rig for awhile....damned rad sprung a leak...hope it turned itself off before it done any damage.
     
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    Got mine and it does terribad on -big adv.
     
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    Sad, sad.
     
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    It gets worse if you looks at the heat output and the power usage.:shadedshu
     

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