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Yep, I am right then. I turn out about 3500 PPD on the 384s, 3250 PDD on the 511s. Even when overclocked to 800/1200, they turned out at best 3750 PPD and 3400 PPD respectively.
Exactly the reason I never folded on my ATi's. The power to WU ratio is horrible, considering how powerful the cards really are. They're not being utilized, not to mention the fan speeds they'd need to run at would be deafening.

As for the GSO's, they're simply great folding cards. Good PPD, they overclock well, and don't get too hot.
And I've noticed that the amount of memory the cards have doesn't really matter for folding. My 384MB Asus GSO's get every bit as many PPD as the 768MB Evga versions.

Although, I am thinking about selling my GSO's and getting more powerful folding cards, like some GTX260/216's (or better) if I can find them at a reasonable price.
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Exactly the reason I never folded on my ATi's. The power to WU ratio is horrible, considering how powerful the cards really are. They're not being utilized, not to mention the fan speeds they'd need to run at would be deafening.

As for the GSO's, they're simply great folding cards. Good PPD, they overclock well, and don't get too hot.
And I've noticed that the amount of memory the cards have doesn't really matter for folding. My 384MB Asus GSO's get every bit as many PPD as the 768MB Evga versions.

Although, I am thinking about selling my GSO's and getting more powerful folding cards, like some GTX260/216's (or better) if I can find them at a reasonable price.
My card is actually running silent. It's my CPU fan that's killing me . I can't even hear my 4850's fan at full speed.
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My HD 5970 putters along fine at 37% fan speed. That makes it just about the same audio volume as the four Ultra Kazes I have running at 1200 RPM. I dropped the fan speed down to where I clearly could not hear it, raised it up until I could just hear it, and put it 1% back down. Works great.
     
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My card is actually running silent. It's my CPU fan that's killing me . I can't even hear my 4850's fan at full speed.
WHAT!

WTH kind of fan do you have on your Xiggy?

On my DK I'm using the stock one and it's pretty dang quiet considering its airflow (89 CFM). I can always hear my GPU's over pertty much every other fan in my case(s).

Does your 4850 have the squirrel cage fan? (reference cooling)

The fan's on my Evga GSO's are pretty quiet. The blades are angled and that really reduces noise output. My GSO's @ 100% fan speed are quieter than my 4870's @ 45% fan speed.

Here's a pic of what my cards look like:
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WHAT!

WTH kind of fan do you have on your Xiggy?

On my DK I'm using the stock one and it's pretty dang quiet considering its airflow (89 CFM). I can always hear my GPU's over pertty much every other fan in my case(s).

Does your 4850 have the squirrel cage fan? (reference cooling)

The fan's on my Evga GSO's are pretty quiet. The blades are angled and that really reduces noise output. My GSO's @ 100% fan speed are quieter than my 4870's @ 45% fan speed.

Here's a pic of what my cards look like:
I'm using some crap Rosewill 120mm with blue LED. IIRC somewhere around 90CFM.

The GPU has what appears to be similar to a Zalman VF900 on it. I'd say a good 80mm or so fan on it and a nice copper cooler. No RAM sinks though . Which is fine, it doesn't overheat.

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After getting to only 6% the new card in the same slot that was EUE'n has stopped and restarted from zero again. Now I know it's not the card. So it's either the mobo or the power supply right? I used the same pcie power plugs in the same slots so if the slot was the culprit I could then swop out the pcie plugs and see if the problem follows the plugs. If the problem follows the pcie plugs that's gotta tell me it's the power supply correct???
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I'm using some crap Rosewill 120mm with blue LED. IIRC somewhere around 90CFM.

The GPU has what appears to be similar to a Zalman VF900 on it. I'd say a good 80mm or so fan on it and a nice copper cooler. No RAM sinks though . Which is fine, it doesn't overheat.

EDIT:
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That's the exact same cooling setup on my Asus GSO's. It's called the "Glaciator" heatsink. It does a decent job, although the only thing that sucks about my Asus GSO's is that the fan speed is not adjustable.
That and the venting inside the case really sucks too. I had my side panel on my dedicated folding rig with those 2 cards and it drove my NB temp up about 11C. Took the side panel back off and now the board is running cool as a cucumber --40C .
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After getting to only 6% the new card in the same slot that was EUE'n has stopped and restarted from zero again. Now I know it's not the card. So it's either the mobo or the power supply right? I used the same pcie power plugs in the same slots so if the slot was the culprit I could then swop out the pcie plugs and see if the problem follows the plugs. If the problem follows the pcie plugs that's gotta tell me it's the power supply correst???
That's very possible. Have you tried using the generic molex to pcie adapters?
Or have you tried different PCIe plugs on different cards? See if the problem follows it to another card.
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That's very possible. Have you tried using the generic molex to pcie adapters?
Or have you tried different PCIe plugs on different cards? See if the problem follows it to another card.
I have to use the pcie molex connectors that come w/those xfx cards because they run off of different voltages than normal cards. So about the only thing I can do is swop pcie plugs between cards. If the problem follows the plug then it's just gotta be the power supply.
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I have to use the pcie molex connectors that come w/those xfx cards because they run off of different voltages than normal cards. So about the only thing I can do is swop pcie plugs between cards. If the problem follows the plug then it's just gotta be the power supply.
This isn't possible.

The PCIe slot supplies 3.3v & 12v while the PCIe 6pin & 8pin plugs have 3 x 12v lines.
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Those heatsinks really do well. They dont look like much, but they kept my 2600XT's under 50C, even with poor airflow (read whilst in Xfire). Not bad for being dead silent, eh?
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