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post #12091 of 28751
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Blitz, well at least you know your rig is not over taxing your PSU. You're probably drawing near 300-320 tops full load.

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Blitz, I never had any issues with my nForce 3 board and my X800 Pro. I guess it's a hit and miss.
At idle, I draw around 354 W @ 121 V A/C. This means that while folding two units, I go up around 202 W. Two units are each done in about 6 hours (baring difficulties) meaning that I am drawing an extra 1.2 KW-hr. At 14¢ per, that means I am spending an extra $52 a year by contributing about 730 Work Units to the cause.


As to the nForce3 issue: As you all remember me mentioning a while ago, before I swung to PCI-E, there were a few steps needed to trigger the problem. You must have an nForce3 board, a dual-core CPU, an ATi graphics card, and Windows Vista. Miss any of those four elements and you were fine. (SiS/VIA also had issues with AGP, Vista, and dual-core processors when Vista first came out, but they fixed them. nVidia only fixed it for nVidia AGP cards and then kept promising in press releases a fix was coming for ATi. Ask tech support, and they told you to upgrade to nForce4, because no fix was ever going to be released. As of today, no fix has yet been released.)
     
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I just thought about something with my recent power supply issue and the ones I read about with PIO's PSU's. I think it is much wiser to not fold and my rigs so that I don't have a house fire while I'm away and unatending my rigs.
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I feel special thanks to Nvidia's new naming schemes. I'm on a card, that's not even released yet . So is Froggy (8800GTS 512). Check it out (you can find these threads all over the hardware news section):

8800GT = 9800GT = GTS240 (not out yet)
8800GTS 512 = 9800GTX = 9800GTX+ = GTS 250 (not out yet)

So I'm on a GTS240, and she's on a GTS 250 by all technicality. All they're doing is flashing the BIOS (again). They're not even doing a die shrink....which lets be honest, didn't do anything at all to the 9800 series. I'm gonna go edit my sig now .
 
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I feel special thanks to Nvidia's new naming schemes. I'm on a card, that's not even released yet . So is Froggy (8800GTS 512). Check it out (you can find these threads all over the hardware news section):

8800GT = 9800GT = GTS240 (not out yet)
8800GTS 512 = 9800GTX = 9800GTX+ = GTS 250 (not out yet)

So I'm on a GTS240, and she's on a GTS 250 by all technicality. All they're doing is flashing the BIOS (again). They're not even doing a die shrink....which lets be honest, didn't do anything at all to the 9800 series. I'm gonna go edit my sig now .
I was tempted to purchase the xfx 8800 gts 512mb alpha dog edition back when they were still selling them. maybe some day I can pick up a good used one...
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At idle, I draw around 354 W @ 121 V A/C. This means that while folding two units, I go up around 202 W.
Blitz, that doesn't make sense. So full load you are drawing 556watts? I'm not talking about everything plugged into your UPS. I'm talking about just your computer and nothing else. If 556 watts is true then where are you getting the 536 watts from?
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pez don't even think about selling your rig. Change is bad, 939 goood.
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then youl just want to sli that card later on down the road. buy used video cards with warranty and save some dough.
I should've been clearer. I'm thinking of trading both for a HD 4850 or HD 4870, or see if I can get my hands on a GTX 260 or something like that as I'm highly considering moving to AM2+/AM3. I just want to have one card so I don't have to worry about finding an SLI board, or having ot spend more money for an SLI capable board, when I could just get a single slot board for a decent price.

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Blitz, well at least you know your rig is not over taxing your PSU. You're probably drawing near 300-320 tops full load.



N2Gaming, when I was crunching seti@home on four single core P4 boards my electricity bill went up $26. Till this day I still remember this number because my wife was yelling at me about it



Blitz, I never had any issues with my nForce 3 board and my X800 Pro. I guess it's a hit and miss.



Pez, does this XP installation have Service Pack 3? Did you try another SLI bridge as I suggested in my previous post?

Good luck guys
Ah, it's too late now, I've already formatted the drive. It couldn't have been the bridge b/c it's fine in Vista. I don't have another way to test it out anyways.

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pez don't even think about selling your rig. Change is bad, 939 goood.
Ah, well I'm not too fond of going back to XP, and Windows 7 will be out sooner than we realize, so I'm going to be on the hunt for a CPU that can do an upwards of 3GHz. Blitz and I have gone through quite a bit of possible suspects, to which no answer was found. *sigh* I may just try and do straight trades for it all.

On a second note. What do you guys think about a HD 4850 compared to 2x9800GT's? Remember my SLI is obviously bottlenecked, but how does a HD 4850 handle CoD4, Crysis, and CS:S at 1680x1050? I can max out CoD4 w/ no problems, and Crysis runs nice actually on High settings, but I'm not so worried about Crysis, as I play CS:S the most (lol). I'm going to take out a 9800GT to see how one handles them all OC'ed to 700/1750/1005.
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CoD4 you will still do very nice. I am not sure if it will max out at really high-end resolutions, but at your 1680x1050, you should be fine. Crysis will have issues. My HD 4870x2 cannot max that game out at 1680x1050. That game is VERY heavily optimized in nVidia's corner. Perhaps sell the 9800 GTs and see if you can get your hands on a GTX 285?

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Blitz, that doesn't make sense. So full load you are drawing 556watts? I'm not talking about everything plugged into your UPS. I'm talking about just your computer and nothing else. If 556 watts is true then where are you getting the 536 watts from?
No, at full load, my UPS is providing 536 W. This is everything I use on the computer. The tower, the speakers, the monitor, the router, the hub, the cable modem, the printer/PS3/360/Wii (all on standby), the Xbox/N64/SNES (shouldn't be drawing current while off), an audio decoder (on standby) and an HDMI switch. Maybe later today (after the shock of the semester starting wears off) I will try unplugging everything but the tower from the UPS and getting a reading. Maybe. Just to show I care. *Chuckles.*
     
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I should've been clearer. I'm thinking of trading both for a HD 4850 or HD 4870, or see if I can get my hands on a GTX 260 or something like that as I'm highly considering moving to AM2+/AM3. I just want to have one card so I don't have to worry about finding an SLI board, or having ot spend more money for an SLI capable board, when I could just get a single slot board for a decent price.



Ah, it's too late now, I've already formatted the drive. It couldn't have been the bridge b/c it's fine in Vista. I don't have another way to test it out anyways.



Ah, well I'm not too fond of going back to XP, and Windows 7 will be out sooner than we realize, so I'm going to be on the hunt for a CPU that can do an upwards of 3GHz. Blitz and I have gone through quite a bit of possible suspects, to which no answer was found. *sigh* I may just try and do straight trades for it all.

On a second note. What do you guys think about a HD 4850 compared to 2x9800GT's? Remember my SLI is obviously bottlenecked, but how does a HD 4850 handle CoD4, Crysis, and CS:S at 1680x1050? I can max out CoD4 w/ no problems, and Crysis runs nice actually on High settings, but I'm not so worried about Crysis, as I play CS:S the most (lol). I'm going to take out a 9800GT to see how one handles them all OC'ed to 700/1750/1005.
Well, I can handle Crysis on all high @ 1440x900 with 2x AA with my Opty and 8800GT. I was hoping for all Ultra High @ 1440x900 with 8800GT SLI. But I may or may not end up going that route now.

Seems something may have been damaged in the Apevia accident afterall. I can't get "stability" even with stock. It still FEELS stable enough, it doesn't crash or BSOD or anything. But it will not pass Orthos / S&M / OCCT, anything! Awaiting my new PSU to test further .
 
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Well, I can handle Crysis on all high @ 1440x900 with 2x AA with my Opty and 8800GT. I was hoping for all Ultra High @ 1440x900 with 8800GT SLI. But I may or may not end up going that route now.

Seems something may have been damaged in the Apevia accident afterall. I can't get "stability" even with stock. It still FEELS stable enough, it doesn't crash or BSOD or anything. But it will not pass Orthos / S&M / OCCT, anything! Awaiting my new PSU to test further .
Yeah, well hopefully my plan will be going for me as far as getting a better CPU. I'm not so worried about Crysis. Just more CS:S and CoD4. If I can't get a card that I want out of that trade, I'll just sell them for about $90 shipped a piece, or $85+shipping. Then I could get a HD 4870.
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