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    GPU AGP Graphics Card

    I just upgraded to a ATI 3850 graphics card.

    After installing it I downloaded the SysTray version and began it running.

    Had to stop version 2 of normal folding client as it defaults to cpu 2. Guess I could change my other version to 3 and see what happens.

    Anyway it downloaded a p4743 worth 548 points, and it says it will finish it in just under 7 hours.

    Thats 78.24~ per hour in points or 1,878.86~ per day.

    I can stand that increase, as the second client I was running was only getting around 80 ppd.

    So, just may have to upgrade the rest of my graphics cards, one at a time of course.

    The graphics card was $129.99 + 8.95 shipping from newegg.com

    Well worth the price.

    Rick
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    That card I posted a link to on newegg will get like 5000 ppd. And it is less money.
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    Yep, but I need AGP and it was PCI-E.

    Tks though
    Rick
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    joecool

    I just ordered one of the cards you pointed to, as I found a mb I wasn't using that could use pci-e cards.

    Will be running a Pentium D 2.66 GHz cpu with it.

    Any suggestions on how to set it up?

    Would be appreciated.

    Tks
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    I have noticed that just moving my mouse around that the folding speed decreases dramatically. It will settle back to folding at 400~ after a few seconds.

    And I broke down and went to Newegg and did this.

    Ordered a motherboard with 3 PCI-E slots.
    Ordered 2 of the video cards you have listed as on sale.
    (may order a 3rd after I get the 2 set up and running stable)
    (I have a Belkin Omni F1D104 which will supply dummy loads for up to 4 cards)
    Ordered 2MB of DDR2 666MHz 2X1MB
    And I had to have a power supply also big enough to handle them, a 530W.

    $45.99 JetWay J775GT2-LOG LGA 775 Motherboard
    $28.99 Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2
    $89.99 First EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
    $89.99 Second EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
    $49.98 Power Supply

    As I already have the cpu the cost is:
    $304.94

    CPU 2.66 GHz would cost another $170.00~

    $474.94 for a 10,000 point boost????

    Tks
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    Nice, do you know what OS your are going to run? Oh, and I missed the AGP part, sorry.
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    Oh, I also so this card on newegg. <LINKY>

    20,600 ppd anyone? You can run two clients and each one produces about 10,300 PPD according to the f@h forum.

    Add a second for quad SLI and you got 1 40k per day box.
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    I'll be running XP, although I do have a version of Linux I could use, but feel more comfortable with XP.

    That last card looks like a honey.

    Tks
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    Just do some reading in the forums the nvidia gpu client uses 100% of one cpu core in windows vista. You have to use a special command to make a second gpu client use a different cpu core if running two gpu clients. If you don't find the information you need in the f@h forum let me know and I will dig it up, or help you if I can.
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    Thanks, I went to the faq and believe I found what I'm looking for, at least enough to give it a try.

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    Ok. Got two cards running on each of two motherboards I purchased. Though the motherboards have 3 PCI-e slots, the cards are so wide that only the two outside slots are usable.

    Got the first set up and running around noon Friday, and the second set not until around 6 Friday. So got a points boost Friday, but should see a BIG points boost Saturday. Each of the 4 cards shows 4,600-4,800 points per day which means I should see a jump of 19,400 points up from my usual 6,500 points per day to around 26,000 per day.

    Fold on

    Rick
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    That is gonna make it a lot harder for me to catch you
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    I've already noticed that cpu speed doesn't seem to have an effect on gpu folding. Point avg per day is almost identicle for a 2.66Ghz and a 2.8Ghz cpu. Both show 4275.46 PPD on a 5506 worth 480 points.

    Right now I'm showing with the wu's I've got scheduled I show a PPD of 20,356.01.

    And I have a laptop and another pc folding that aren't counted as well as 4 ps3's.

    So I think I should settle down at around 24,900 or so ppd as it stands right now.

    Fold on

    Rick
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    Prostate Cancer survivor, too late for me with a cure, but maybe I can help save others just like me. Wife brest cancer. Cured.

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