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I was thinking of building a few folding rigs when I get a job. All I need for my main rig is a PII and another 4830. I was gonna start looking for some cheap 8800/9600 cards for them :) If you still have them by May I will probably grab one!
 
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Hey guys. I am using my 2.0GHz CPU to fold and for some reason, it is working better than my first work unit, and I am on my 3rd. It gets about 135.36 PPD on average. But I was wondering I wan't to get my 9600GT to start folding so I can get some work units, how would I do that? Without stopping my CPU client.

P.S. And how much PPD will my 9600GT would pump out?
 
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BTW, you cannot mix different SP count cards on the same board.
Yeah I have my eye on a couple of more 9600GSO's going cheap but it means buying another board or I could splash out and get another 260 to go along with this one and save on the new board.
ATM they are all running on skt939 SLI boards but only 2 slots per board.

Send me your GTX 260 and I will send you a 9600GSO to solve that problem (Buck is always willing to help;)).
You all ways know a good deal when you see one :laugh:
 

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BTW, you cannot mix different SP count cards on the same board. The 9600GSO will bottleneck the GTX260.

I am in the middle of upgrading my server machine to add folding power. Getting a P5Q Pro motherboard and a Q6600 as well as an 8800GS. I was planning to add the 8800GS alongside the 8800GT and fold both. Is your reference to mixing different SP cards limited to SLI boards? The P5Q is a crossfire board.
 

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I am in the middle of upgrading my server machine to add folding power. Getting a P5Q Pro motherboard and a Q6600 as well as an 8800GS. I was planning to add the 8800GS alongside the 8800GT and fold both. Is your reference to mixing different SP cards limited to SLI boards? The P5Q is a crossfire board.
Excellent MOBO. I have one with a E8400/2x 8800GTS-512. Happens to be my favorite rig. Regardless of Sli or Crossfire, combining different shader count cards will result in diminished PPD for the more powerful card. Your 8800GT will lose several hundred PPD, if paired with a 8800GS. Try to avoid it if you can, but any points are better than none.:toast:
 

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Excellent MOBO. I have one with a E8400/2x 8800GTS-512. Happens to be my favorite rig. Regardless of Sli or Crossfire, combining different shader count cards will result in diminished PPD for the more powerful card. Your 8800GT will lose several hundred PPD, if paired with a 8800GS. Try to avoid it if you can, but any points are better than none.:toast:
OK. Thanks. I guess my 8800GT will lose 16 shaders worth of processing power in that case. Probably not worth losing sleep over. If I had known ahead of time I might have ordered 2 of the 8800GS units and sold my 8800GT (the guy was upgrading his folding farm and had something like 16 units available... last I checked he had a few more available @ $66 shipped).

I don't game on the server so the cards are purely folding. Once I add the Q6600 SMP I should get between 2K and 3K ppd depending on the WU. So I am looking at about 10K+ PPD for this machine.
 
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Thats not a bad deal on the 8800's

Hmmm-

1 motherboard = £50
1 CPU = £80
2 GPU = £100

Folding for TPU = Priceless
 

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OK. Thanks. I guess my 8800GT will lose 16 shaders worth of processing power in that case. Probably not worth losing sleep over. If I had known ahead of time I might have ordered 2 of the 8800GS units and sold my 8800GT (the guy was upgrading his folding farm and had something like 16 units available... last I checked he had a few more available @ $66 shipped).

I don't game on the server so the cards are purely folding. Once I add the Q6600 SMP I should get between 2K and 3K ppd depending on the WU. So I am looking at about 10K+ PPD for this machine.
Yea, i saw Nitteo's thread. I'm also selling off lesser cards to move up to more powerful ones, same as him. Frys.com(http://www.frys.com/product/5837943) has 9600GSO(96sp) for $49.00 after MIR, if anyone is looking. The 9600GSO(96sp) is still a very efficient folding machine(3800PPD @ 75watts for 384pt WU) and should not be overlooked.
 
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When I get my second HD 4830 can I have the second one fold while I use the first to play games? Or can I use the onboard video of my 790GX to fold while I play games?
 

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Yea, i saw Nitteo's thread. I'm also selling off lesser cards to move up to more powerful ones, same as him. Frys.com(http://www.frys.com/product/5837943) has 9600GSO(96sp) for $49.00 after MIR, if anyone is looking. The 9600GSO(96sp) is still a very efficient folding machine(3800PPD @ 75watts for 384pt WU) and should not be overlooked.
You Americans get all the deals :( ;)

I travel with my work and have been to the Fry's in San Jose as well as the one in Chicago. The motherboard CPU combo deals are incredible. It was even better when we had a decent exchange rate (at par last year) but now with $1US = $1.24CDN it usually doesn't make sense for us to shop across the border.

Did a double take on your last comment... "Should not be overlooked" and my brain saw "Should not be overclocked".... Freudian slip apparently. :laugh:
 

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When I get my second HD 4830 can I have the second one fold while I use the first to play games? Or can I use the onboard video of my 790GX to fold while I play games?
I tried folding with the HD3200 Integrated(just for the hell of it':laugh:) and I always had errors and crashes. I gave up on it.
 
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Hey guys. I am using my 2.0GHz CPU to fold and for some reason, it is working better than my first work unit, and I am on my 3rd. It gets about 135.36 PPD on average. But I was wondering I wan't to get my 9600GT to start folding so I can get some work units, how would I do that? Without stopping my CPU client.

P.S. And how much PPD will my 9600GT would pump out?
Anyone?
 

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P.S. And how much PPD will my 9600GT would pump out?
I did some research and it looks like 2800-3000 ppd on a 384pt WU.
 
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I did some research and it looks like 2800-3000 ppd on a 384pt WU.
Wow. Now is there a separate client that I can use just for the graphics card with out interrupting my current folding with my CPU?
 
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Yes you can run the SMP client on one of the dual cores and save the other for the GPU client.

Will post a link to the GPU client now

EDIT: Go here for the Vista GPU console client-

http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/Folding@home-Win32-GPU_Vista-623.zip

If you need help installing just post your questions.
How do i install it and use it, because it is not like the regular client.

Edit: Nvm, I got it running.

My 9600GT is pumpimg out 3860 PPD!
 
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I use the SMP on both cores of my Opty 170 and run dual instances of the GPU client and I do not see a dip in my GPU's PPD at all. I just set the core priority to be slightly higher on the two GPU clients so they get first dibs on CPU cycles. I've verified by turning off the SMP client, no drop in points from my vid cards.
 
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power was out big part of the day because breaker tripped about 20mins after i left. I was gone over 12hrs so my PPD are way down. I have my 5kBE folding right now as we speak and just got done clocking my 4850e so it will be folding again in about 5mins.
keep up the work guys and sorry for not having mine going all day. :toast:
 
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Well, only 15 days till I return to TPU folding. Discovered I can do over 80k points in 12 days. I might try to hit 200k in one month, but I doubt it. I will win the 285 though, and add it to TPU folding. Back soon!
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Doesn't the GTX 295 work just as if it was 2 seperate cards in SLI on one PCI-e connector? If yes than I'd think it was that the gpu client doesn't accept the 2 cores (SLI issues) and works on one. The 295 is basically two 280s slapped together (from tech specs). It would make sense as it matches the 280 on the chart, while the 285 'upgrade' card is above them.
 
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It's two 285s strapped together since they're on the same manufacturing process.
I've been folding for my podcast for a while but I'm considering switching between teams, when I get my netbook I'll try and get the atom folding for you guys as well as my PS3 whenever it's on.
 

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I'm sure he was only loading one core on the card. For graphics, the card runs in Sli. For folding you would have to set up 2 separate clients(one for each core). Remember that the shaders put out alot of heat and any dual core card with a sandwiched architecture will run very hot. The new 295 with the waterblock is the way to go.:toast: