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So I have my main rig in my sig but I do not plan on folding on this. I have a rig I threw together from spare parts and need advice if its worth folding on.

Specs:

Athlon x 2 (stock sink and no OC)

4gb of DDR3 G.Skill

ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Motherboard.


Now I have two GPU's I can throw in there. Asus 5770, Nvidia 6800 GT wich would net better PPD? I think the obviose choice is the AMD but I know folding prefers Nvidia.

Also, depending on the card you recomend what software for folding been out ahwile. thanks guys.


P.S. what happened to my folding post bit, I folded alot last year and now its gone? mad.gif
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5770 by far
6800 is not even cuda
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The 5770 would problely net you more work completed then the cpu. if I remember right the 6800 cannont fold at all, foldable cards are the 8XXX serseris or newer if I remember correct. To run the 5770 you are going to need V7 and set it to run the andvance units found, v7 tortial found here - http://www.overclock.net/t/977412/windows-7-complete-client-v7-guide/0_50

The post bit gose byby if there are no point accruded for a month time past, however when you start folding again, it will show up.
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6800 are pretty terrible now days. And the 5770 won't do much either. Fold on the CPU and see what the results are but i suggest getting a new GPU for folding. Maybe a GTX 285 or 295 second hand. There great for folding. Oh and welcome back. Great to see another one helping the cause. biggrin.gif
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Well I am trading with another member here for a Nvidia 260 card to fold on. So I guess I can either wait or in the mean time fold on the 5770. Any clue on what the PPD might look like for both? And also software for the 5770?
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Renegade posted a link to a guide about the v7 client that you'd need to get the 5770 folding, I'd say about 5k PPD on that and 6-8k on the 260.

Might I ask why u no fold on sig rig? That CPU is pretty decent...
Edited by arvidab - 2/15/12 at 12:42pm
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I dident want to fold on the sig rig cause I just got a gaming rig back together and dont want to stress it to much and break it, aside from OCing of course. Plus the last time I messed with a CPU client for folding it was to overly complicated. I suppose if the PPD was enough to make it worth it again I might...IDK.

P.S. my sig says six core but it just hasent updated yet its only a quad at 3.8GHz
Edited by Dimaggio1103 - 2/15/12 at 12:52pm
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