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you could always sell services on the corner to cougars:roll:

I know what you mean, some of these "farms" are serious business.
 
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I wasn't actually referring to you about the affording stuff, you deserve that new card! Nice job on sticking it out for so long too. I ran on my single 9800gtx for a long time, until I got the gtx280, and the "killer" corsair tx750. It was all downhill from there. I could have pumped out so much more! I'm referring to all these guys with multi folding rigs.. each proper psu is worth at least $100 after taxes and shipping. Seriously, I want to rob a bank or something just so I can rebuild my server! Oh well, it's all fun.
Edit: actually, it will cost a lot more than $100, more like $150 per psu, jeez...
How do I afford it? Very careful shopping. Much penny pinching. Eat a lot of salads. (Healthy and cheap too.)

I'd like to build another i7 PC, but let's see:

CPU $200
Motherboard $200
RAM $200
Water cooling stuff $250
Power Supply $125

So I've spent just bit less than $1000 and I still don't have a case.

Guess I'll still keep my socket 775 PCs and keep GPU folding for a while longer.

Oh yeah, and there's the electricity bill too. :banghead:
 
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I honest to god had an ebay link that expired today I think, for $70. An GTX280! Arrrg. I hate brokeness.....
And, I still have 2 high producing ppd cards, one being my gtx280, I can't even fire up! Here winning lottery
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I honest to god had an ebay link that expired today I think, for $70. An GTX280! Arrrg. I hate brokeness.....
And, I still have 2 high producing ppd cards, one being my gtx280, I can't even fire up! Here winning lottery
ticket!!!
with only a slight oc my co-op puts out over 14,000 ppd.:p
 
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But what could 2 oced 280s do?
And of course the 2 260s I already have??
Ppd baby!!!
 
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Okay, seriously, why aren't there more of these? I'm at fairly low clocks too:

My ppd sure can bounce, I should try with the bridge off....
 
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BigAdv projects begin the transition to the A3 core

As announced a few months ago, the BigAdv projects will soon be dropping the A2 core in favour of A3, which will signal the completion of the transition from SMP1 to SMP2; the A3 core being one of the first major applications for the latter.

Project 2684 makes its appearance at this point, and is the first BidAdv project to utilise the A3 core. Scientifically, the project is very close in makeup to those in the 2681-2683 range, which we know as BidAdv A2. It will be used to supplement the data obtained during the first phase of BigAdv and will validate the use of the A3 core on BidAdv projects.

This project is distributed by the usual BigAdv server at 171.67.108.22. Each unit consists of 1,096,433 atoms, and should preferably be completed four days or less if you want an early return bonus. The final deadline is six days. Each unit is worth 8,955 points, and the bonus factor is 26.4. These values may be adjusted at a later date after feedback from users.

Initially, project 2684 will only be available for Linux and OSX, but the Windows version should make its appearance shortly afterwards.

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I'm soooo tired of 548pt WUs, it's all I've gotten in a couple days now...the PPD is a good 1300 lower than I get in 450s, and they're hot.
 
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I'm soooo tired of 548pt WUs, it's all I've gotten in a couple days now...the PPD is a good 1300 lower than I get in 450s, and they're hot.
I don't like 548s or 450s, both produce to much heat. I had to shut down the gts 250 on my co-op card yesterday because of the 450s. I turned it back on about an hour ago, since I seem to be on the 353 pt wu program now.

I also added a gtx 260 on Friday, so no points were lost.:)
 

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I might be getting a 9800GX2 for free! My friend has one and it's giving him artifacting problems. I've given him all the aid I can over the internets: I told him to dust the card and reinstall drivers, but none of this cured his issue. I asked him if he could send me the card since it appears to be foked anyway and so far it looks like I'll be getting it. I plan to take it apart and give it a good dusting and replace the probably crappy thermal paste with my MX-2.

If all goes as planned, I'll put the GX2 in my AthlonII2800 rig, the 8800GTS in my Celeron1800 rig, and I'll put the 9600GSO in my uncle's computer. They'll probably all be running F@H.
 
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I might be getting a 9800GX2 for free! My friend has one and it's giving him artifacting problems. I've given him all the aid I can over the internets: I told him to dust the card and reinstall drivers, but none of this cured his issue. I asked him if he could send me the card since it appears to be foked anyway and so far it looks like I'll be getting it. I plan to take it apart and give it a good dusting and replace the probably crappy thermal paste with my MX-2.

If all goes as planned, I'll put the GX2 in my AthlonII2800 rig, the 8800GTS in my Celeron1800 rig, and I'll put the 9600GSO in my uncle's computer. They'll probably all be running F@H.
Hope it works out for you, taking it apart is the right choice.:toast:
 

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If replacing the thermal paste doesn't work, what's the next step? Card is foked? Attempt to salvage one of the boards? Pretty sure the warranty is up on it.
 
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If replacing the thermal paste doesn't work, what's the next step? Card is foked? Attempt to salvage one of the boards? Pretty sure the warranty is up on it.
Hat, your are getting to far ahead. Spray the fan and heatsinks out and check it in your system. Maybe you friend didn't take it out of his system to clean it.
 

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guys, is there any advise on keeping the damn heat down?

I am only folding part time (still for CC) because of heat. I fold since I wake up till about 30 minutes or so before bed. Thing is once in bed it starts getting so hot even with a fan blowing air on me. Thing is the fan is blowing the ambient air which is pretty warm. A/C is freezing down stairs but upstairs just ain't cutting it. Therefore I'm folding about 15-16 hours a day.
 

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There's no way to magically make a card put out less heat. I would try moving your rigs around in the house, putting them in different rooms so stuff doesn't get so hot. My Celeron1800 is actually stuffed in the living room corner behind a couch. It's just a dedicated server/folder, so it doesn't need a mouse/kb/monitor hookup. I just connect to it with teamviewer.
 
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guys, is there any advise on keeping the damn heat down?

I am only folding part time (still for CC) because of heat. I fold since I wake up till about 30 minutes or so before bed. Thing is once in bed it starts getting so hot even with a fan blowing air on me. Thing is the fan is blowing the ambient air which is pretty warm. A/C is freezing down stairs but upstairs just ain't cutting it. Therefore I'm folding about 15-16 hours a day.
I put my two noisiest and hottest PC's outside on my balcony. :D Rain won't get to them, but I shut them down for those rare occasional thunderstorms. Of course the PC's benefit too, since outside is mostly cooler than inside. (Ah, northern California weather. God's gift to folding.) Alas, that's not an option in Miami, where laying out by the pool is best practiced in February.
 
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It's not to late to fold for the Chimp Challege. With all your help, we could finnish in a couple of days.:):toast:
 
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Don't know how many have seen this Simple Plan video, it once again reminds why I fold, for my Father, god rest his soul, Please watch it to the end, you'll get it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiumCgvZbHA
 
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There's no way to magically make a card put out less heat. I would try moving your rigs around in the house, putting them in different rooms so stuff doesn't get so hot. My Celeron1800 is actually stuffed in the living room corner behind a couch. It's just a dedicated server/folder, so it doesn't need a mouse/kb/monitor hookup. I just connect to it with teamviewer.

I am not able to move my rigs around, they gotta be in my room :( If I can move them around that'll be great, but I can't :(
I put my two noisiest and hottest PC's outside on my balcony. :D Rain won't get to them, but I shut them down for those rare occasional thunderstorms. Of course the PC's benefit too, since outside is mostly cooler than inside. (Ah, northern California weather. God's gift to folding.) Alas, that's not an option in Miami, where laying out by the pool is best practiced in February.
Yeah if I put mine outside, it'll last till the first thunderstorm :laugh:
 

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There's nothing really you can do CP, underclocking cards doesn't help much unfortunately, so I guess you'll just have to run them 16 hours a day or so. That's usually what I do with my setup over the summer
 

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There's nothing really you can do CP, underclocking cards doesn't help much unfortunately, so I guess you'll just have to run them 16 hours a day or so. That's usually what I do with my setup over the summer
Thing is it's no different than in the winter here, very few days a year are actually cold. I mean something is something, I wish I can have it on all night though, just gets really hot.