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Are you talking about folding for Stephanie?
Yes.

I devote most of my time on here than Bjorn3d so that is why I am going to let my 9600GT fold for TPU, and my 260 for Stephanie because it will work faster, and I feel bad what she is going through so I just have to fold for her.
 

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Yes.

I devote most of my time on here than Bjorn3d so that is why I am going to let my 9600GT fold for TPU, and my 260 for Stephanie because it will work faster, and I feel bad what she is going through so I just have to fold for her.
I understand that your reasoning has merit, but what if I took my 2 million points per month and went to fold for Bjorn3d? It would make an impact on the team and possibly erode morale. Don't get me wrong, my heart goes out to Stephanie & Scott. I cannot even imagine what they must be going through. Your gesture of folding is a symbol of support for them. But that symbol does not have a number tied to it. I feel the lions share of folding power should go to TPU. Then again, I donate approximately $500.00/month to folding for TPU with hardware/electricity. I am driven to fold as hard as I can for TPU, as I believe I have already displayed. I have watched this team grow exponentially in the past 6 months, but it's depressing to see our PPD diminishing as we approach a milestone for the team. Each one of you must make a choice for yourself as far as who you fold for and how much. I'm just saying that your Team needs every single one of you more than ever. I respect every persons decision, whatever your choice. I also appreciate how hard you work for TPU/F@H.
Keep on Folding Guy's:toast:
 
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I understand that your reasoning has merit, but what if I took my 2 million points per month and went to fold for Bjorn3d? It would make an impact on the team and possibly erode morale. Don't get me wrong, my heart goes out to Stephanie & Scott. I cannot even imagine what they must be going through. Your gesture of folding is a symbol of support for them. But that symbol does not have a number tied to it. I feel the lions share of folding power should go to TPU. Then again, I donate approximately $500.00/month to folding for TPU with hardware/electricity. I am driven to fold as hard as I can for TPU, as I believe I have already displayed. I have watched this team grow exponentially in the past 6 months, but it's depressing to see our PPD diminishing as we approach a milestone for the team. Each one of you must make a choice for yourself as far as who you fold for and how much. I'm just saying that your Team needs every single one of you more than ever. I respect every persons decision, whatever your choice. I also appreciate how hard you work for TPU/F@H.
Keep on Folding Guy's:toast:
:rockout:

If I had the money then I will be doing the same thing.

And I am going to try to give my best to Folding as much as I can just not for Stephanie, or TPU, or Bjorn3d, becuase rank doesn't mean sh!t to me, I have my Mom, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers with all the same disease, and I have to see them everyday suffer from it, and I wan't a cure for them to come, so Folding is one of my main things to do this year, as I have set on my New years resolution and some money to setup a folding farm for a cure not only in the disease that affects my family, but for people all over the world that suffer from what ever it may be, cancer, malaria..etc

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I'm folding for TPU because I want to get us in the top 100! I'm only providing ~3000ppd but it's better than nothing :)
 
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I have the "Could Not connect to Work Server" error, what's wrong?
That happens to me a lot, I usually shut down the client and restart it a while later; this always works for me.

I'm folding to get in the top 100s as well!!
Atm I'm getting ~3355 PPD, 3300 being provided by my desktop (CPU; 755 and 682, GPU; 511), and my laptop is chugging away at around 55 PPD with a 422 (or something).
 
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Buck Nasty What do you think of this card? EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (128 SP) for $130 after MIR
 
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Buck Nasty What do you think of this card? EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (128 SP) for $130 after MIR
That's a pretty good folding card, but go for the 9800GTX+ which has a smaller die shrink(55nm), runs cooler, higher overclock for shader, and is more energy efficient. I just ordered two (recertified)for 129.00 each @ Newegg. Just make sure the card has 2x6pin PCI-E connector. There is 9000GTX+ EVGA card with a single 6pin connector that has lower clocks and should be avoided.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130432

 
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That's a pretty good folding card, but go for the 9800GTX+ which has a smaller die shrink(55nm), runs cooler, higher overclock for shader, and is more energy efficient. I just ordered two (recertified)for 129.00 each @ Newegg. Just make sure the card has 2x6pin PCI-E connector. There is 9000GTX+ EVGA card with a single 6pin connector that has lower clocks and should be avoided.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130432

So what is the best mid range card that would be really good for folding? Like $100-$160?
 
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Do you realize that you pointed back to the one that I asked BUCK NASTY about and he recommended the 9800 GTX+ ? I am curious though, because BUCK NASTY recommended only the models with two 6 pin PCI-E connectors, but non of the EVGA's have two (but that 9800GTX does) and the customer reviews are all over the map. Some say it's great and others can't get it working or it locks up (under windows, not in games). Maybe that's why there are the re-certified units at The Egg.:eek:
Just read that ATI will be coming out with a 4970 sometime in April. Hopefully this will end up driving the price of the 260 down:D
 
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Should I use both the SMP client and a GPU client? Or should I be running the normal client and the GPU client?
 

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Now have an additional Q6600 folding for the team. Was going to wait for my P5Q Pro motherboard to arrive but the seller wanted positive feedback fast so I popped this into my ECS GF7050VT-M board (everything stock including the CPU cooler... yuck). At stock, folding it is hitting about 66C on the cores :eek: but I am OK with that short term. Once the P5Q board arrives I will pop on my Vendetta 2 heatsink and see how high she'll go on air. VID is 1.2875 which is OK... not great.

Once the dust settles this machine will have a Q6600 + 8800GT + 8800GS folding. Should be > 10K ppd per day methinks.
 

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Should I use both the SMP client and a GPU client? Or should I be running the normal client and the GPU client?
Your Xeon can handle SMP on a single core, as Intels are built to fold. I get 1200-1600PPD on a single core of my E8400 @ 3.6Ghz. I only got 700 with the uni-client before SMP. Smp on core 0 and GPU2 on core 1. That should do the trick.
 
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Ok, just got mt first 234 pt WU. my 3700+ is pegged but my 4830 at 650/950 is only running at 95% where the larger WU's put it at 99%.
 

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So what is the best mid range card that would be really good for folding? Like $100-$160?
If you can get one at a decent price, a GTX260 (216SP) is a great folder. It may not be not the most energy efficient, but it is very effective nonetheless. The following list is based on a 384pt Nvidia WU:

GTX280/285 (8000 PPD)
GTX 260 (216sp) (7000 PPD)
9800GTX+ (6200 PPD)
9800GTX (6000 PPD)
8800GTS 512 (5800 PPD)
8800GT/9800GT (4500 PPD)
8800GTS 320/640 (4000 PPD)
8800GS/9600GSO 384(avoid the 512mb or DDR2 versions) (3800 PPD)

*PPD based on highest stable overclocks. Shaders are the primary overclock for F@H.
 
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When I get a job in the summer would two GTX 260's be better than quad 8800GT's? I'm probably gonna get that MSI 790FX and use my Athlon X2 4200+.
 

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When I get a job in the summer would two GTX 260's be better than quad 8800GT's? I'm probably gonna get that MSI 790FX and use my Athlon X2 4200+.
Well, the GTX2xx series cards will be more productive with the larger atom WU's that are coming in the future, but the 8800GT/9800GT's can get you more PPD right now. I say the GTX2xx. It would be more futureproof and a hell of alot more fun to game with.:toast:
 
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Ok, adding to the list:
My 4830 at 650/950 is getting 3000 PPD on an ATI 384 pt WU

Sure seems like the sweet spot for the Nvidia cards is the 9800GTX/9800GTX+ in ppd/$$$
 

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If you can get one at a decent price, a GTX260 (216SP) is a great folder. It may not be not the most energy efficient, but it is very effective nonetheless. The following list is based on a 384pt Nvidia WU:

GTX280/285 (8000 PPD)
GTX 260 (216sp) (7000 PPD)
9800GTX+(?? PPD) <----- I will update with PPD on 02-17-09
9800GTX (6000 PPD)
8800GTS 512 (5800 PPD)
8800GT/9800GT (4500 PPD)
8800GTS 320/640 (4000 PPD)
8800GS/9600GSO 384(avoid the 512mb or DDR2 versions) (3800 PPD)

*PPD based on highest stable overclocks. Shaders are the primary overclock for F@H.
I can confirm that is right for the 8800GT. I have shaders OC to 1850 and on my current 384 point WU I am getting 4740 ppd.

My GTX260 192SP OC to 1783 on the shaders I have seen as high as 8700ppd but it moves around a little.

I have an 8800GS in transit so I'll see what she can OC to and report the numbers.
 

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Now have an additional Q6600 folding for the team. Was going to wait for my P5Q Pro motherboard to arrive but the seller wanted positive feedback fast so I popped this into my ECS GF7050VT-M board (everything stock including the CPU cooler... yuck). At stock, folding it is hitting about 66C on the cores :eek: but I am OK with that short term. Once the P5Q board arrives I will pop on my Vendetta 2 heatsink and see how high she'll go on air. VID is 1.2875 which is OK... not great.
Curiousity got the best of me. This ECS board is not an overclocker... can't even adjust Vcore. But I bumped up the FSB to 1333 which is an easy OC to 3GHz and she is running stable at 1.240V Vcore. Temps are ugly though... 74C :toast:

Any advantage to "burning in" a CPU before I get it on better cooling? Maybe I should return it to stock 2.4GHz and give it a rest?
 
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Curiousity got the best of me. This ECS board is not an overclocker... can't even adjust Vcore. But I bumped up the FSB to 1333 which is an easy OC to 3GHz and she is running stable at 1.240V Vcore. Temps are ugly though... 74C :toast:

Any advantage to "burning in" a CPU before I get it on better cooling? Maybe I should return it to stock 2.4GHz and give it a rest?
If you add a 120mm fan over the stock cooler, will get some improvement. That's what I do with my stock coolers.

I get in average 6~8 Celsius lower with the fan on top.

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If you add a 120mm fan over the stock cooler, will get some improvement. That's what I do with my stock coolers.

I get in average 6~8 Celsius lower with the fan on top.

:toast:
Just to illustrate what I said:



PS. Check the new cooling system of one of mine 3870X2 :D

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Case HAF922 - 3X 200mm fans
Audio Device(s) Onboard - whatever
Power Supply Ultra LSP 750W
Software Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
If you add a 120mm fan over the stock cooler, will get some improvement. That's what I do with my stock coolers.

I get in average 6~8 Celsius lower with the fan on top.

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Gotcha. Actually my case has a side vent with an 80mm fan (on low) bringing fresh outside air straight down onto the CPU fan. Could try putting it on high I suppose. Should all become a moot point when I put my Vendetta 2 on it.