Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Why not both? Why not Zoidberg?
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
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.
Ah right, I forgot about the AC. Maybe come fall?
A single gtx260 gets you in the top 20...?
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
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
I probably make enough to get into the top 20 with my single 5870 on and off...
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
@ion-dummy plugs are no longer required with the latest Nvidia drivers, just go to your display settings and extend both GPUs.
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.
Thanks for the heads-up
I'll see if it works, and if not, I can potentially stick the 8800GTS in a Pentium D system
Folding with the BFG GTX 260. hope it makes a difference.
Awesome, see you in the top-20!
How do I get my folding badge? I wanna be a boy scout!
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
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.
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
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