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Oh, okay. I did get mine when they first came out, so its a very early model. Maybe the design was changed with later models to include the newer power limiting circuity. It would make sense.
When i got the 580 I had to rethink my entire OC stability testing regime due to FM / OCCT now not working on them.

I'm pretty sure it's always been on all of the 500 series. Here's this from Anandtech and I'm sure there are more mentions of it's OCP in launch reviews that are even more clear cut than this is but this still says they had to disable the OCP to get an accurate Furmark reading
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Fair call. Thanks thumb.gif
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I'm going to be getting my rig setup very soon, is it even worth folding while I'm at work and stuff? It isn't very powerful, FX-8120 and a 560 Ti.
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I'm going to be getting my rig setup very soon, is it even worth folding while I'm at work and stuff? It isn't very powerful, FX-8120 and a 560 Ti.

Every little bit will help both OCN and the cause thumb.gif
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I'm going to be getting my rig setup very soon, is it even worth folding while I'm at work and stuff? It isn't very powerful, FX-8120 and a 560 Ti.

Any amount of folding you can afford to do is worthwhile. Especially times that you don't need to use the computer because it will fold even more efficiently when left to just fold rather than also be used for other everyday things as well.

EDIT: accidentally a word.
Edited by juano - 5/8/12 at 8:10pm
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Furmark is actually not a useful test on the cast majority of the 500 series cards (basically only on the GF110 Asus DCII cards is it useful) because the cards OCP will throttle the clocks down to 405Mhz to stay within the power limit. "Stress testing" your card at 405MHz is kinda pointless when nothing runs at only 405MHz.
EDIT: If you have cheap power then you should be folding all the time. Perfect time to start to as the biggest folding competition of the year is about to start, the Chimp Challenge. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions regarding folding. smile.gif

^^ This, because I just did so much research as to why I couldnt stress out my GTX 570... Folding is the way to do it
 
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I'm going to be getting my rig setup very soon, is it even worth folding while I'm at work and stuff? It isn't very powerful, FX-8120 and a 560 Ti.

I think calling a Bulldozer / 560ti rig "not very powerful" is a mistake. Compared to 98% of computers in the world your machine is a beast. Dont let anyone get you down about it with "CPU X or GPU Y is better" talk.

You will net very good folding numbers with your rig. We'd be happy to have you on the team.
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Okay then I'll fold biggrin.gif

10 hours a day folding, but the question is now how do I take advantage of both my CPU and my GPU?
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Okay then I'll fold biggrin.gif
10 hours a day folding, but the question is now how do I take advantage of both my CPU and my GPU?

Hooray!

Just follow this super comprehensive guide:

http://www.overclock.net/t/977412/windows-7-complete-client-v7-guide

Feel free to post in that thread, or back in this one with questions.
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Okay then I'll fold biggrin.gif

Most excellent! thumb.gif
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