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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by mmaakk, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. mmaakk

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    I've been testing the LIMITS of an ATI HD3850.

    The card is folding smooth...

    5+ months folding 24/7 without a single issue. :rockout:

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    [07:24:55] + Attempting to send results [March 5 07:24:55 UTC]
    [07:25:01] + Results successfully sent
    [07:25:01] Thank you for your contribution to Folding@Home.
    [07:25:01] + Number of Units Completed: 599

    [07:25:05] - Preparing to get new work unit...
    [07:25:05] + Attempting to get work packet
    [07:25:05] - Connecting to assignment server
    [07:25:05] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.102).
    [07:25:05] + News From Folding@Home: GPU folding beta
    [07:25:05] Loaded queue successfully.
    [07:25:07] + Closed connections

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    OK, so now that's the deal:

    Check out the temps the card has been folding for months :eek:

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    I have the card @ my office's computer, so I need it very quiet.

    I guess that's a piece of mind for ATI folders that have temps of 60C+ and are afraid of a toasted GPU :laugh:

    No doubt for me: ATI cards are hard to kill :respect:
     
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    eh the 3000 series can take it, heres just pop the side panel off grab a 80mm fan put it on top of the gpu and itll drop your temp by 29-30 c easy and leave your panel off if your worried about it and if you can download a mod or something htat allows you to increase your fan speed and bump it up too 50%
     
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    My HIS 4830 only gets to 63 after 72 straight hours of folding/gaming :)
     
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    Nice shadow! Mine will hit about 64C on some WU's, but usually most run about 51-56C, most games run in the 55-61c range. Which I'm content with, I may someday tear down the card and replace the stock TIM with some of the MX2 I got laying around. Those 4830's are pretty impressive little cards to say the least!
     
  5. mmaakk

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    Just to clarify:

    I do not intend to lower the temps of the card.
     
  6. BUCK NASTY

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    And to think I was worried about my 3870 runnin @ 80C.
     
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    Yeah my 3870 ran about 70C or so.....but hey it was looking for the tanned look..cheaper than running the heating in the house!!
     
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    My 4850 stock was hitting 105-110c during long gaming sessions...
    Now it wont break 60c.

    My 3870 never got over about 55c, but I modded it's fan speed before doing anything else.
     
  9. mmaakk

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    Yeah, I guess your 4850 has the stock 1 slot cooler. Really easy to get 80c+ with these.

    ATI Bios mod is so easy to do. I don't even bother using software like rivatuner for them.

    I'm very curios to know how far my 3850 will go 24/7 @ 100C+.

    So far is doing great after 5 months. :toast:
     
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    My 4870 is currently at 50c while folding, fan manually set to 100%. Guess the heatpipes on this baby really work. For those that don't know my card is basically the non-overclocked version of the Sapphire Toxic, heatpipes and all, though chrome colored instead of copper.
     
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    aahhh chuck216 you are just right next to me in F@H rankings hahahaha :)
     
  12. mmaakk

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    What are the Odds?

    I'm putting the video card to extreme limits and... the mobo just died :laugh:

    I had to replace two 16V capacitors that were swelling :D
     
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    Sounds like it's a bit too hot in there. :/

    I'd give your HeatMachine3850 another six months to live, before it goes belly up...
     
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    What mobo?
     
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    It's a Dell system. Optiplex GX280 tower. That's my office's computer.
     

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