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Ok so I've gotta get a mobo with a pci-e 2.0 slot (obvious, and embarrassed i didn't think of that myself ). So that's probably late model 775 or AM3. I really don't have a preference weather it Intel Or AMD.

Think I need to check out some benchmarks on processors between Intel And AMD.

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Thanks for the advice so far guys. Keep it coming. Hoping some one doing this exact thing can chime in.
Not exactly, but I can chime in what I've found out.


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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.
As sstnt says the P4 will cripple it, I've tested my 6970 on a P4@3GHz, 2GB DDR2-667, PCIe x1 and a P4@3.6GHz, DDR2-667, PCIe x16. Baseline was my Athlon II X2@3.7GHz, 4GB DDR3-1280, getting ~8000PPD at stock clocks.

On the 3G I was getting under 4k PPD, was around 3.5k i think. The 3.6G was a bit better getting a little bit over 5k IIRC. So the CPU performance of those are def to low.

_16 also uses quite a lot of RAM and watching the RAM usage in task manager, it crawled up to 400MB and then started descending down to zero to start over again.


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So something along the lines of this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Biostar-N68S...ht_2510wt_1396
That bundle looks like it could work, maybe the CPU is a question mark, doesn't state what it is. The CPU performance of a Athlon I vs Athlon II is somewhat significant, but I haven't tested both with _16. Tho I have a Athlon 3500+ that I could test with to find the diff with an Athlon II, but that would be no earlier than Wednesday.


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Ok so I've gotta get a mobo with a pci-e 2.0 slot (obvious, and embarrassed i didn't think of that myself ). So that's probably late model 775 or AM3. I really don't have a preference weather it Intel Or AMD.
I don't think you need 2.0, the bandwidth of 1.0 x16 is the same as 2.0 x8, and I ran my card for some time on a 2.0 x4 with little to no performance lost. And a lot AM2+ boards have 2.0.
Edited by arvidab - 10/3/11 at 4:04pm
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Thanks arvi. Big help there. I didnt know the performance of the 1.0 x16 was the same as the 2.0 x8 (hadn't dawned on me either that I'm running x8 due to the lack of dual x16 on the 1155 platform.) Just got a response from the guy stating its an Athlon II 64. I think he means a Athlon 64 X2. 2.0gHz. Too low? EDIT: its actually a Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Processor ADA5800IAA5DO - 3.0GHz Good, bad, eeh...? If you cant tell i know NOTHING of AMD gear.
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Thanks arvi. Big help there. I didnt know the performance of the 1.0 x16 was the same as the 2.0 x8 (hadn't dawned on me either that I'm running x8 due to the lack of dual x16 on the 1155 platform.) Just got a response from the guy stating its an Athlon II 64. I think he means a Athlon 64 X2. 2.0gHz. Too low? EDIT: its actually a Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Processor ADA5800IAA5DO - 3.0GHz Good, bad, eeh...? If you cant tell i know NOTHING of AMD gear.
Sounds like it would work...and for $26, what have you got to lose?
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Sounds like it would work...and for $26, what have you got to lose?
Agreed. I think im gong to go after it. I have a 2GB stick of DDR2-800 laying around that i can throw at it. So even if i have to up to 60 bucks with shipping for it Im still in for less than $80. Id be quite happy with that.

Arvi im open to input on the CPU as well.
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A little late maybe, the 5800+ would probably work. I haven't actually played around with a A64 but it looks like the CPU performance is about 10-20% lower but still like 3 times as powerful as a P4, so I'd say it's OK, but don't quote me on that. The lowest I've tested and still not loose to much performance is the AII I mentioned above.

It will get lower PPD than paired with the 2500K but if it's dedicated the consistency will win.
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For what is worth, i ran a HD4850, 8800GTS 512MB, GTS450 and GTX470 with a AMD 4400+ and had no noticeable PPD loss

RAM is 2GB DDR-333 CL2.5 if that matters to anything

Edit: Socket 939. Board is a Gigabyte K8N Ultra-SLI.
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The _16 is much more CPU intense tho. A single low spec CPU is enough to feed a few Fermis and one old ATi, not sure about _16. But will head out to the garage now and see if an Athlon 3500+ can handle a 6970 with not to much performance drop, will report back in a few h. Bai!
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ok just scored a New Athlon II x2 245 2.9GHz for less than $40 shipped fron ebay. So the CPU is taken care of. Im off to hint for a am2+/am3 mobo now. Lets see if i can get this thing together for under $90.

Im curious about your results still arvi. Maybe i could downgrade in the future if i decided to.
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That CPU should be just fine, any old AM2+/AM3 board should suffice really. But seeing it will be on 24/7 unattended I'd stay clear of the absolute bottom stuff.

I'm curious too as to see how low CPU will cause these WU/cards to throttle to badly. Unfortunately I is fail, seems I can't even get the drivers installed for the card, tried it on my dedi GPU rig that uses a slimmed XP install could have something to do with it, maybe. Will try some more tomorrow if I don't have to work, now tho I'll see if I can get some sleep, go hunting for mobo now HAVEN!
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