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

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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Why not both? Why not Zoidberg?
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    Consider folding on the GTX260, folding on nVidia has very little impact on CPU usage, so it wouldn't really interfere with WCG (and a GTX260 is still enough for top-20 I do believe).


    I'm negotiating a purchase of another GTX460, so hopefully by the end of next week I'll be at ~28-30k PPD :toast:
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    I'll consider it, but with my A/C not working, it will get really hot. As it is, the 260 pumps out enough heat when idle.
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    Ah right, I forgot about the AC. Maybe come fall? :)
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    A single gtx260 gets you in the top 20...?
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    According to ExtremeOverclocking, it's currently taking 2.7k PPD to make top-20. A single GTX260 will IIRC do ~6-7.5k. So, yes, a single GTX260 will get you top-20. Even an 8800GS/GTX G80 will get you top-20 ;)
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    Well she just kicked back into operation. I tried it when I got home from work so maybe I will fold with the BFG GTX260 :)
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    I probably make enough to get into the top 20 with my single 5870 on and off...
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    Awesome, so you're back to crunching on everything again?
    The problem with the HD5870 is it will cost you an entire CPU core as well :ohwell:
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    Yes :)
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    Someone seems to have recently switched on a rig or two that is still folding under ChimPowerUp...I'd suggest checking your configuration if you have any doubts.
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    True, but I don't have the spare cash laying around to replace the 5870 just for that reason. Maybe when the midrange/low-mid 7xx series cards come out I'll spring for one. I'm kind of waiting for a card with significantly more performance (gaming, not only folding) with significantly less power draw.
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    Sure. Whether you're willing to lose an entire core off of WCG is of course your decision, but I just wanted to point it out to you ;)
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    Yeah not thrilled about that, but it's not a big enough problem to make me want to rush out and buy a new video card. Like I said, waiting for an nv gpu with more performance and much less power draw.
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    I haven't been able to start folding yet. Rig is setup but my landlord is keeping a close eye on electricity bill this month since the previous rentors said it was high. So he's making leave my A/C on during the day to see how much more it really is with it on. If I start folding, I know that's goin to bring it up a bit more. Therefore I'm going to wait it out. He said if electricity bill is not impacted much by the A/C, that I could leave it on all day. :). So I'll keep you guys posted.
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    I've purchased another GTX460, so I should have that crunching within a week and a half or so. I also remembered that I have a G80 8800GTS sitting in my closet, so I'll get that installed and folding when I return to school Monday. Is there anything special I need to do for multi-GPU folding? Dummy plugs still required?
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    @ion-dummy plugs are no longer required with the latest Nvidia drivers, just go to your display settings and extend both GPUs.
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    I don't even have to do that, I just throw them in the machine, install the drivers and they work. :)

    On a side note, Fermi GPUs may not play nice with other, older cards that use GPU2. Can't say I've tried it, but I heard stories a while ago of people having problems mixing GTX 200 and GTX 400 cards, at least with the newer drivers at that time.
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    Thanks for the heads-up :toast:
    I'll see if it works, and if not, I can potentially stick the 8800GTS in a Pentium D system
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    Folding with the BFG GTX 260. hope it makes a difference.
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    Awesome, see you in the top-20! :toast:
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    How do I get my folding badge? I wanna be a boy scout! :p
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    Get 100k points for team TPU (50711), then enter your FAH username on the same page of the UserCP that you enter your WCG username :toast:
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    I already got points. I folded with an HD 3870 years ago so I'm in.

    PM me with details on how to add the badge. Same page of what??? L:ink me? I tried that already, no go.
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    I've scrapped the plan of folding on the 8800GTS, the PCIe slot in the Pentium D seems to be dead. The GTX460 should be here by Friday, however :toast:
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