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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey122687
by the time they support nvidia, you'll be falling behind big time
Nice job team member (**SARC SARC SARC**)

lol, but seriously I heard that nVidia wasn't supposed to be released that much later than the ATi version..
However, what r you saying? That I should buy an ATi card?
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by RADEON
Found this on THG. Someone with a X1900 try it and see how it works!

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/09/29/fo...e_to_use_gpus/
i dont get it at all... somebody care to explain? does it mean that i will be able to use my graphx card to speed up my processor??
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by specops
i dont get it at all... somebody care to explain? does it mean that i will be able to use my graphx card to speed up my processor??
No, you will be able to fold with it.


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GPU's have MASSIVE floating point power....like a whole heck of a lot of GFlops....way more than any processor....

It's gonna pwn!
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post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpardaHK
No, you will be able to fold with it.


-Sparda
sorry im a noob lol whats folding?
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post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsource
Nice job team member (**SARC SARC SARC**)

lol, but seriously I heard that nVidia wasn't supposed to be released that much later than the ATi version..
However, what r you saying? That I should buy an ATi card?
Yes and help me bring our team up to the top
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Quote:
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sorry im a noob lol whats folding?
I dont mean to be a pain, but the article stated what is folding
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post #18 of 27
My X1900XT is coming from newegg tomorrow! yay!
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What is folding? Folding is a worldwide distributed computing effort conducted by Stanford University to understand how proteins assemble themselves. The real world applications of this research includes potential cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, and Parkinson's. Nearly everyone's life has been touched by someone who has had one of these diseases or one of the many other diseases this research is aiming to cure. For more information, please see Stanford's Folding@Home website.

More info http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...hlight=folding


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post #20 of 27
Yeah, as it stands now, this is NOT going to catapult anyone to higher places in standings.....this is a beta, and a very buggy beta.......

I played with it last night and left it running over night.....


You can not run your CPU client at the same time as the GPU client, if you have a dual core you may be able to run one CPU client and 1 GPU client, but there is a risk of failure.......the GPU client, while having the option to set it to idle cycles only, can NOT be used while using any graphics heavy applications......it will crash......which is another problem, because it does not currently save it's progress, even if you manually shut it down.

Last night my entire system crashed from running 1 CPU client and the GPU client, when it re-booted, my resolution was all funky. I did a quick change to be able to see the screen fully and then re-started the GPU client only......noticed it was starting all over (had been on step 11 when it crashed).....and then went to change my resolution to a better one.....and changing the resolution crashed the GPU client.

With the massive crashes, finicky setup, and fact that you will lose CPU production when using this means this is not a golden ticket to points.....

However, from the fact sheets it sounds like the GPU is capabale of handling new, more complex research, which is the real important part. However, without the ability to turn it off, and the in-ability for it to truely run in the background un-noticed, it's not very user friendly at this time......

By the way, just running the GPU client loads my CPU 100% with nothing else running......another bug.......
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