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So i want to move my TC gpu over to a dedicated rig so i can free up my 2500k to run bigadv on my sig rig. Im not out to drop much cash on it. as it will only be running my 6870.

I know that the v7 client uses a lot of cpu. Can anyone tell me if I threw it onto say a simple P4 rig would it slow down my TPF as compared to what im getting with my 2500k?

Basically Im just trying to find the minimum i can put in this rig while still keeping my optimum TPF. Thanks.

EDIT: So i got my CPU locked down. Looking for the mobo now. Looking at these ones in this post.
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 10/4/11 at 5:51pm
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"A lot of CPU" is relative. Benches I've seen show ~2-5% use on 1090T's, so I'd reckon a P4 is equal computing power to 2-5% of a modern CPU.

I know some of the community folding project PCs are running basic AMD dual-cores for four GPU clients.
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Definitely throttled, not just by the CPU, but the board will be what, PCI-e x1? I wouldn't go below a Intel Core 2 with at least PCIe x2, if I were you. That would be sometime after early 2007.
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I was going to say that I'm not sure about the new client but it used to be that folding with ATI cards was a lot more CPU intensive than nvidia cards. That may have changed but a dual core would be the minimum I'd probably go.
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So something along the lines of this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Biostar-N68S...ht_2510wt_1396
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That should work alright I'd think, especially considering you can pick up RAM on the cheap too.
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Originally Posted by no_safe_HAVEN View Post
So something along the lines of this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Biostar-N68S...ht_2510wt_1396
Think you're on the right track. Dual Core, and it has PCI-e 2.0 x16 on the mb. Throw on some cheap ram, an adequate PSU, and a old hd and you should be golden! Don't even really need a case. Probably get the whole thing up and running for under $100.
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Already picked up a PSU and 30gb HD localy on CL for $15 bucks. So all i need is the MB, CPU and memory. Gonna just throw together a wooden box case With some filtering as it will probably be a garage box running on a remote desktop and wireless internet connection.

Thanks for the advice so far guys. Keep it coming. Hoping some one doing this exact thing can chime in.
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I used to use TeamViewer to control all of my folding rigs when I had more than one. It worked really well for me. You can get it free from their website if you use it strictly for personal use.
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I used to use TeamViewer to control all of my folding rigs when I had more than one. It worked really well for me. You can get it free from their website if you use it strictly for personal use.
I've heard of teamviewer causing strange issues with GPU folding rigs when Windows Aero is enabled. Just a heads-up though.
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