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

  1. mstenholm

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    I'm back home and I got a new toy to play with - 18.000 PPD. I will not run it full time and I will only run my CPUs when temps are low but I think I can have some pie from time to time agian.

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    soooo what do i need to start? will i need to be doing any actual work besides the install of the client?
     
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    read the first post and Just download the client setup for V7 and install and pretty much that's it if you just want to setup and go ..... I'm sure the guys in here will point you in the right direction for anything special you need to do if wanting to OC a little for better PPD
     
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    I will be freeing 2 combos due to upgrades, Crunchers and Folders get first dibs. PM me for details and cost.

    Actually only one system due to upgrades, the other just sits here doing nothing.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Question for you guys: I'm looking at some sort of GPU for a new computer I have planned...is nVidia still the best option for FAH? If so, would a GTX560SE be a good card, or would it be worth it to spring for a GTX560?
     
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    Eh, none of the above? I know it's more money, but a GTX560Ti is a great Folder and is more efficient per watt. There are 2 available on my local CL for $145 and 155. And yes, Nvidia is the best option for F@H in GPU's. If you are just looking for a Folding card and not a gaming card, look for used and the GTX460's are particularly cheap - like $80.
     
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    Nvidia is still king, AMD has improved but they still require 1 core/thread per client to keep the card working at 95%+ load.

    I would go for at least the 560 and avoid the SE editions. Really there would be no large performance loss from picking up a 460 1GB edition either and you would save money.

    EDIT: TBBB beat me to it. Just keep in mind that there is a 'V2' version of the 460 out there that has a cut down shader count, just like the 560SE. Avoid those cards, too.
     
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    $150-ish is really the most I want to spend...which can get me a GTX560 after rebate, so I can spring for that. I'll search my local CL again, but last time I looked I didn't see anything remotely approaching a GTX560 TI. Really, I want to keep the price low, because I'd rather focus my distributed computing dollars on another WCG system (a HD5770 runs the games I play at max settings, so anything faster isn't really needed for this).

    I'll poke around online as well to see about a used 460 or 560TI. About what PPD do these cards do?
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Bumblebee, you think if ion sent you the money that you could pickup one of those 560TI's? All he would have to pay for is the shipping really.
     
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    With a little OC, GTX460=10,000 PPD average. I don't have a GTX560TI, but I believe they're 13-14k PPD.

    Normally, when I factor in the distance I have to travel and the shipping costs, It doesn't make sense. If it did, I'd do it in a heart beat.
     
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    http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=VCD

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    New CPU(s)

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    Spill the beans 111frodon :toast:
     
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    I want whatever he's running. :eek::twitch:
     
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    I actually picked up a GTS450 off of Bogmali for $50 shipped...I might pick up a GTX560 Ti at some point in the future and relegate this to just FAH status, but not right now, I think this will suffice. But a $150 GTX560 Ti or $100 GTX460 is certainly appealing!
     
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    Sure hope I can afford 6 core+ i7s and gtx570+ video cards within the next year. That's what it will take for me to even bother folding again. But as always, I will fold again!
     
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    I will have a F/S thread up later today. Letting go of 5x GTX460 768mb and possibly a few i7-860/870's combos(CPU/Mobo/Ram). Would love to see them go to a fellow Folder/Cruncher's.

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    Damn, that's some nice stuff. I'm getting a 460 back from RMA today and a 470 is on it's way to complete my farm, so I hope someone else takes advantage of your sellout. My air conditioners and circuits can barely maintain them as it is. :)
     
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    Finally been able to get my i7 970 to fold -bigadv wu along my two gtx 460. I was really :eek: when i saw the kind of ppd i got!!!

    Regular smp: 35k zone
    Big adv: 85k

    Nuff said!:pimp:
     
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    How much will you be looking to get for these?
    ...damn, I just bought one i7 and now I'm already looking at something else :rolleyes:
     
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    Beginning my hunt for used gtx570s so I can put my folding box back up. Didn't get my HST on time, so I'm waiting for it and an offer. Also looking for a 970 or equivalent 6-core i7. I'm poor, but crazy, and can find the money when needed! I need decent equipment to start folding again... help?
     
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    Im 110 miles away from my farm and its down.:cry: My son who is taking IT courses cant figure out to get them all back up.:eek: So guess Ill be down until I can get back home.:banghead:
     
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    I know that feeling..:ohwell: I got my wife and she is not much help either when I'm away.

    Just lost 7 + 3 hours on one SMP unit (15 K in total) due to a OC that seems to be unstable. Got mad and made it crunch instead but did get my GTX680 to fold on that rig. I ran that GPU in my work PC but due to bad air flow every thing beside the GPU got to warm so now it sits in my workshop rig (no case, no fans).

    Edit: forgave my CPU (lower the OC by 25 MHz) and tried to let it fold alongside my GPU. In the past (good old days with plenty of bigadv) running a GPU and a bigadv was more or less wast of power - what you gaind by the GPU was lost on the CPU. But...now I hardly lose on the CPU (6099) and the GPU is just as happy. 38+23 k PPD. I did not measure the power draw yet but I assume it is around 450 W, so 200 W for the extra 23 k PPD. Not as good as the CPU alone but still better then running a dedicated folder with old GPUs (my other option).
     
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    Just purchased a GTX460 from Buck Nasty, and I'll start folding pretty much 24/7 on it come mid-August!
     
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