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

  1. johnspack

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    I don't want to bother unless I can upgrade my video, my 285s are starting to bottom out. 460s won't cut it. If I could find 2 cheap 480s, I'd be happy. They do go on sale here for 220, but after tax and shipping, still too much. I think I deserve a gpu upgrade by now, I can only dream of a sb-e system, so that's all that's left. If I have to get one card at a time, then so be it.
     
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    Pete, the 460's are much more efficient(and run cooler) the the 480's. You can pick them up used on the cheap now.

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    Nah, I can get 480s for like 200 bucks brand new. I need to retire my 285s, so I can fold them. 2 460s will not outdo my 285s. I want to upgrade my main box too! I'm not going to fold 2 480s, that would be nuts...... would like to find a pair of used 480s for like 250, I think that would be fair.
     
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    Actually, a GTX 460 1GB at the stock 675MHz is more or less on par with a GTX 285 at 650MHz according to W1zzard's review. I run my 460s at 820MHz so there is definitely some room in them. GF100 chips have a lot of L2 cache baggage and stuff that makes them run hot and use a lot more power.

    If anyone hangs out in the WCG thread, I was having some major problems with my rigs last week. I believe I've resolved them as of today by swapping a PSU in one of the machines with an old TX750 to see if it makes any difference. That machine would run for a while and suddenly blank screen/lock up but stay on and require a reset. I also added 3 fans to my biggest machine and underclocked the GT 440 by 300MHz because it was running at 88*C (now it's at 78). So far everything seems to be running well again.
     
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    Got my PNY XLR8 GTX 465 blue PCB today (thanks again Stinger) and I'm testing out 700/1750 at stock volts and 75% fan speed (77c core temp currently). Anyone have an idea what these normally OC to on stock volts, and does lowering the Vcore have a noticeable effect on the temperature at all? I'm fine with the temps and noise since it runs at work in 76-80f ambient temps but I wanted to see if there was a good clock/voltage combination for them. :)
     
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    I will assume it have the same effect as it has for your CPU - some but the MHz has the deciding effect. I have newer tried to under-volt a GPU so I could be wrong.

    On a side note my wife shut down my WC rig (i970) because of strange noise during the CC and she tried and failed to switch from CC to my user name on my other i970. She left for vacation and I'm also out of the country so it will stay like that for at least 10 days more.
     
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    Hey guys, I think my Gigabyte GTX 460 that I bought on here a few months ago is possibly dying. Ever since I relocated the card to a different system, it keeps locking up the system completely with a blank screen (system is set to never turn off the screen) after about 1 day, sometimes less. I'm trying 600MHz core and seeing if it does the same thing, but I've tried 2 PSUs (on a Corsair TX750 right now) and the board worked flawlessly with a GT220 for several weeks. I've never overvolted the card and only overclocked it to 800/2000, but I think the card was pushed heavily before I became the owner. I really hope it isn't the card. :(
     
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    take HS off of it and re-apply some new TIM see if that makes a difference
     
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    I'll check on it tomorrow if I have time. It's been solid up until now, maybe something else is wrong with the system but I will find out soon. It's by itself with a 3GHz PII 1045T, cheap Biostar A780L3B board, 4GB 1600 RAM and all that is in a Rosewill Ranger-M case with plenty of ventilation.

    I also removed the GT 440 from the bottom slot of my 990FX Extreme4 (has a 460 1GB reference EVGA on top, PNY 465 in the middle) and my temps dropped 10-15c on both cards amazingly. Both are at a nice 67c right now which is quite amazing. I think my 465 still has a lot of headroom and at 700/1750 it gets almost 4K more PPD than my 825/2000 460 does, but I want to be gentle with it as it really is a nice card. Once these systems stabilize (I've had 2 boards die in 2 days) I should be back in the 50-60K range or higher. :)
     
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    I got a slight issue here. I just over clocked my gtx 275 stock ·Core Clock: 633 MHz
    ·Memory Clock: 2268 MHz ·Shader Clock: 1404 MHz to 730/1305/1605. There seems to be a whining sound coming from the card. I'm guessing the fan. I adjusted the fan speed to be a little higher so the fan is much higher then temp to keep it down. Its currently on a bench so the sound is louder then it would be in a case.

    Any thoughts that it may be the fan or could it be something else on the card making a sound? would putting a little oil in the fan help? If so, How do I go about that?

    For now, I'm gonna back down the oc a little till the sound goes away in fear it may damage the card and I have no knowledge in the condition of the card.

    *I just seen I'm working on a project 5769 only 353 points :( Not gonna get much there.
     
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    If it's a high pitched kind of electronic "buzzing/ringing" it is probably coil or capacitor whine (those components resonating at that frequency). I try not to go too overboard on my overclocks, but my GTX 550 Ti and HD 6950 both "whine" when folding.

    GPU2 cards (F@H core 11, GF 8xxx-GTX 2xx) receive older WUs. My GTX 4xx cards usually get 2500 or higher point WUs because Fermi based GPUs use a newer GPU3 core (F@H core 15).
     
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    Alright. I didn't know that. My 460 does get some nice ones. I thought those 2xx's would get something better then what its currently getting tho. There still decent cards.

    I did back the oc down some till the whine went away. its much better now. I didn't know the coils and stuff can make noise. Good thing I asked on here. I suspected something other then the fan.

    Thanks man.
     
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    My cat likes sitting on the desk above the folding rig. It's nice and warm just there. So thought I would caption him.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You should post that too in the Lolcats thread at GN.
     
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    http://www.overclock.net/t/497620/howto-overclock-understand-nvidia-shader-straps/0_20

    I ran that card at 650-1512-1800. I also ran 266.33 drivers. I think you will still find some 270.xx that will also work at Nvidia. Those cards do chirp, that is how you know that they are working. That card should be folding 25+ 353 wu's a day.;)
     
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    Yeah I probably should. But I've lost interest in GN. In fact I haven't posted there in about a year.
     
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    Will be returning my current SMP folder back to WCG in a couple of weeks time. I have 2x 560Ti that I won't be using either, so if anyone's interested we can work something out before they go on a FS thread.
     
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    Want to get my folding box back up. Looking for single 570s or 580s to rebuild my gpu collection. Have HST coming next month, so will have some spare cash to get this started. Please help.....
     
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    Well, I'm down to virtually no hardware left, burnt out video cards ect. I'm on a fixed income, I can't afford to continue until I find more hardware, so good luck guys. It was a good run for me, I hope that someday I can come back. Keep the faith!
     
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    The voltage controller on my EVGA GTX 460 caught on fire last night, after the card caused my PSU to shut down due to short circuit protection a bunch of times. Card was only about 4 months old and crapped out about 8 hours after installing it in my main rig after I traded my 6950 to someone.

    For those who don't hang out in the WCG threads: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2652631&postcount=2824
     
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    :eek: my heart goes out for your loss:)
     
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    Dude that's gotta suck :cry: can you RMA it or were you OC'ing it a bit to hard :slap:
     
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    I contacted support and am in the process of getting my RMA approved before I can send it back. I actually just moved it to my main desktop less than 12 hours before, since I traded my 6950. Played some games for 3 hours and went to bed, woke up in the morning and the PC was off due to short circuit protection. Card wasn't even overclocked. Pulled everything apart that night, board worked, so I plug in video card, power on and poof goes the chip with lots of smoke. My room then smelled like the magic blue smoke for the rest of the night. :(
     
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    Well you know what they say

    All electronics run on smoke it's only when you see the smoke come out that it stops working
     
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    i just got to the top 100! sweet!

    and my ps3 is rank 344 ^^
     
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