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You can get the 8800GT 256MB mdoesl for around $100 (and sometimes alot less with MIR) and they put out anywhere from 4600-5200 PPD

EDIT:

There is also a 8800GS model on Amazon for $96.67 good for about 4700 PPD.
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post #32 of 39
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??? TLB patch what is that?

How do you disable it?
It only affects Phenom users. You used to be able to disable it within the bios, or with AMD's Overdrive utility. Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, made mandatory with SP1, now you must use a utility to disable it every time you boot.
    
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post #33 of 39
8800GTS:

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Set to 802/2003/1098 is actually 799/1998/1102 = 6048PPD

Set to 811/2026/1056 is actually 810/2052/1053 = 6513PPD

I haven't folded for sometime now, electricity bill has gone through the roof(mostly due to using the AC; otherwise I'd be cooking @ 34~35°C in the late afternoon)... Those numbers were with the modded inf and 177.35 drivers.

Another card that would probably prove a great OCer and subsequently great PPD producer ->

EVGA 9600GSO w/ dual slot cooler for $90 shipped after $30MIR at Newegg.

The dual slot cooler should allow for some massive shader clocks(in terms of PPD shader clock is far more important than core)... If temps aren't an issue I'd suggest vmoding that sucker and pushing for 2000mhz+ shader clock domain, that would really open up PPD. For $90 what the heck, why not vmod it!?!
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My VisionTek HD3870 OCed Edition at stock pulls a constant 2200 PPD.
I don't have acurrent price, but the 3870 cards range form about $99 after MIR to about $150.
    
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My VisionTek HD3870 OCed Edition at stock pulls a constant 2200 PPD.
I don't have acurrent price, but the 3870 cards range form about $99 after MIR to about $150.
Whats with the ATI cards, my 3870x2 only gets 1800ppd. Doesn't seem right that my 8800GS can do better than double it.
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Whats with the ATI cards, my 3870x2 only gets 1800ppd. Doesn't seem right that my 8800GS can do better than double it.
The current GPU2 only utilizes the 320 shaders of the 38x0 design. There working on a GPU2 that will utilize the near 3x the shaders of the 48x0 card, so for those that may get interesting. Whats up with the 3870X2 and the PPD, not a clue... you would think it would at least match my 3870 OCed Edition. Have you tried upping the clocks?
    
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8800GTS:

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Set to 802/2003/1098 is actually 799/1998/1102 = 6048PPD

Set to 811/2026/1056 is actually 810/2052/1053 = 6513PPD

I haven't folded for sometime now, electricity bill has gone through the roof(mostly due to using the AC; otherwise I'd be cooking @ 34~35°C in the late afternoon)... Those numbers were with the modded inf and 177.35 drivers.
I think most ppl in the northern hemisphere saw a nice 300% spike in their utility bill in May/June. It should come as no surprise.

I live in Houston so I'm thankful that I don't have to pay for heating oil.
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Whats with the ATI cards, my 3870x2 only gets 1800ppd. Doesn't seem right that my 8800GS can do better than double it.
You can't disable the crossfire on the x2 cards, so you'll only get one GPU doing the work amirite?
    
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