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post #1 of 19
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Recently, I have had part after part of failure in my servers... yesterday however, was the last straw

My XFX8800GT Alpha Dog decided to go haywire and die.. now it wont even play Quake 2! I have tried new drivers and removing the old ones and it refuses.. also when folding it gets to not even 10 percent before unstable machine and/or pausing 24 hours. To add insult to injury, I underclocked it to literally half of what it is stock, and it still didnt make the cut. I will be RMAing it, but after seeing what folding actually takes from hardware, I cannot risk my expensive hardware by letting it fold any longer

I am happy however, because I know that I contributed to something greater than any individual, and that it was for a good cause, so hey, may not have been for very long, but my systems crunched hard while they were all working.

Maybe if I run into some $ in the new year I can resume folding, however I am tight on cash atm and if somethign else dies on me, I cant afford to replace it...
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post #2 of 19
sorry to hear that superk! we will always welcome you back and thank you for all your efforts and hard work!
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Sorry to hear you'll have to give up GPU folding for a while.

(Have you considered SMP folding? May as well do some good with that 4.1GHz beast!)
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post #4 of 19
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yeah I actually had 3 rigs SMP folding as well, however just as GPU folding wore down the GPU to death, I cannot take that risk on my CPU. True, all my parts have valid warranties, however at $25-40 a shot to ship them out, plus the downtime, all this to give away my processing power... I cant justify it to myself
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post #5 of 19
Sad to hear you are leaving the fold, In fact your donating ppd thread was what pushed me into finally starting to fold. Hope you will be able to get your rigs up and running again, even just for personal use. Again thanx for helping me into the top 1000 (that goes for all other members that folded under my name at that time). Never would have made it without you guys helping me out.
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post #6 of 19
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I will still be updating that thread, and maybe folding from time to time, but surely not 24/7 anymore for a while.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by superk View Post
Recently, I have had part after part of failure in my servers... yesterday however, was the last straw

My XFX8800GT Alpha Dog decided to go haywire and die.. now it wont even play Quake 2! I have tried new drivers and removing the old ones and it refuses.. also when folding it gets to not even 10 percent before unstable machine and/or pausing 24 hours. To add insult to injury, I underclocked it to literally half of what it is stock, and it still didnt make the cut. I will be RMAing it, but after seeing what folding actually takes from hardware, I cannot risk my expensive hardware by letting it fold any longer

I am happy however, because I know that I contributed to something greater than any individual, and that it was for a good cause, so hey, may not have been for very long, but my systems crunched hard while they were all working.

Maybe if I run into some $ in the new year I can resume folding, however I am tight on cash atm and if somethign else dies on me, I cant afford to replace it...
For how long did the card fold until it died?
My 8800GT is folding since the gpu client/cuda drivers came out and is perfectly fine,you're scaring me.
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See if they'll send you two of them.
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post #9 of 19
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folding for less than 6 months..
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post #10 of 19
tough luck, maybe it was a PSU failure, or an overvolt issue. I've never seen folding eat GPUs, RAM sure, but not much else... and RAM is cheap these days, so people don't care... good old franken PC...
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