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I'm in the market for a video card since I've been just dealing with my integrated GMA 960 graphics for a couple weeks and I can't stand it. After reading about the NVIDIA driver issues with Vista and reading about being able to use ATI cards for folding, I have since decided to get an ATI video card.

Now on ATI's website they list the "ATI Radeon X1950, X1900, X1800, X1650, and X1600 Series processors" as working with F@H. I have finally settled on an ATI card on Newegg, but I just want to make sure it'll work with F@H before I buy it.

Here's the card I'm going to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131068

Has anyone had any experience with this card or with X1650 cards and F@H? I want to make sure it'll work properly before I buy it. Thanks!
 
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yes it will.
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Might want to get one with active cooling on it, since it'll be under heavy load like 24/7.
    
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Any card will fold, some just better than others obviously.

You might want to try a different card in that price range because it seems to have heat issues as well as a crummy rebate system. Get one without the rebate my 2 cents
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Any card will fold, some just better than others obviously.

You might want to try a different card in that price range because it seems to have heat issues as well as a crummy rebate system. Get one without the rebate my 2 cents
Wrong. Only Ati x16,x18, and x19 cards can fold right now.
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I would recommend to get that 8600gt in your sig they are nice for the price
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102064 < Just found this guy. Think this might run a bit better? The heatsink is bigger.
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I would recommend to get that 8600gt in your sig they are nice for the price
Only problem is that NVIDIA cards don't fold at the moment unfortunately.
 
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That one would probably be better. Also, I think HIS cards have the longest Warranty, but I'm not positive. Since it will be under heavy load all the time, a good warranty is fairly important.
    
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Nah. Just checked the X1650 HIS cards, and they too have 1-year warranties. It's not really that big of a deal for me since I have an Antec 900 case plus I plan on getting a better video card in about a year anyway.

I think I'll just go with the Sapphire one. I really like the 1400MHz memory clock on it too.
 
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derock, your NOT helping, ..... he's looking to fold.

if you wait, the 3000 series (3870) and 2000 series should be able to fold soon. The drivers are there, just waiting on stanford fah to tweak up the program a bit
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