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Hey everyone, I'm almost done with my new system and I've decided to turn my old Rig into a 24 / 7 Folding Rig. It's based on an Asus 990FX Sabertooth and currently runs an 1100T CPU and an Nvidia GTX 660Ti Graphics Card. I'll be upgrading the CPU to probably an FX8350, however since the 660Ti isn't totally worthless yet I don't want to just ditch it but would like to get more out of the Rig when folding than it's capable of. So if I add a second graphics card to the system say a GTX 980 can I fold on both of the graphics cards even if they aren't in SLI? So what I mean is with the 2 cards in the system will it fold a separate work unit on each GPU or does it not work that way?

Thanks for the help and advice thumb.gif
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Hi,

Just my simple opinion.

I'd save the money on the FX and put it against the 980. I'd only GPU fold. Not much gain CPU folding these days.

Just my opinion.
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I disagree with Buick, but only partially. I say get the 8350 because you can clock it higher and you'll get more from your GPUs that way. On the opposite side where I agree with Buick, you will not gain much PPD from clocking it higher on the 8350, maybe only like 10-15K. That may seem like a lot with your current 660 Ti, but getting a 980 will get you into the range of 500K. That said, both GPUs will fold fine together.

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Hi,

Just my simple opinion.

I'd save the money on the FX and put it against the 980. I'd only GPU fold. Not much gain CPU folding these days.

Just my opinion.

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I disagree with Buick, but only partially. I say get the 8350 because you can clock it higher and you'll get more from your GPUs that way. On the opposite side where I agree with Buick, you will not gain much PPD from clocking it higher on the 8350, maybe only like 10-15K. That may seem like a lot with your current 660 Ti, but getting a 980 will get you into the range of 500K. That said, both GPUs will fold fine together.


First off thank you both for your thoughts, advice, and opinions. Now I'm sorry I should have gone more in depth in my post about something, I'm folding to help with the research this is aiding. So the number I'm the most interested in is the number of work units I've completed. So if upgrading the CPU gives any increase in the number of work units the system can complete in a day, great. In the past decade I've lost 2 amazing people in my life to Cancer and I now know a lady that's in the first stages of Alzheimer's. I'm glad that I'll be able to run the 2 separate GPU's side by side, upgrading will still be more cost effective than building a whole new rip just for folding and it's reusing good parts I already have.

Thanks again thumb.gif
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I have to agree, a great person.
 
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@WeirdHarold You are a good person. smile.gif

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I have to agree, a great person.


And both of you have awesome Avatar pics, one made me laugh and the other made me want to go watch The
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@WeirdHarold You are a good person. smile.gif

Hertz is absolutely correct! @WeirdHarold you are a Good Hearted person.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away... Just kidding.
Back in July of 2009 a person asked, "Why fold?" "For what purpose?" You have given the best response.
If you know someone, or want to help science and research, folding is one of many good ways to do this. You have that in spades.

For those who do not have a personal reason, I offered this back in 2009:

The point of folding?? Hmmm I'll ask another question... wink.gif What's the point of playing video games? or playing a round of golf and hitting a tiny little white ball and then chasing it?? or Reading novels?? or Playing baseball?? or Football?? or any sport for that matter... or how about running for a political office??

As human beings we always try and find ways to attain enjoyment in our lives. It makes it worth while. smile.gif And also as humans, for what ever reason, a little competition in the mix makes it more interesting... Finally, and generally speaking most humans do what is right and try to help others in the process...

The point, I guess, is that at some level it's enjoyable... Whether it's helping research to improve our human condition, or gaining points in a friendly competition, or overclocking your rig to get the most out of it and measuring that success by how many work units you complete in a day, or month or year... or measuring your success by how many points you attain... or continuing to do something because others do or expect you too... thumb.gif

For me, it started out as helping research. It has ended up staying in contact with my folding buddies here at OCN... That's all there really is to it. I enjoy the teamwork here at OCN (with regards to folding) ~ and winning the Jaded Monkey contest in May of 2009 proved that in spades!!! If I don't fold or give a 99% effort, I feel like I'm letting the folks here at OCN down... That's all there is to it...
And BTW - I will not fold for any other team at this point in time... Never have, and never will. smile.gif

I hope this helped, :-)
Edited by 455buick - 10/25/15 at 2:08pm
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The point, I guess, is that at some level it's enjoyable... Whether it's helping research to improve our human condition, or gaining points in a friendly competition, or overclocking your rig to get the most out of it and measuring that success by how many work units you complete in a day, or month or year... or measuring your success by how many points you attain... or continuing to do something because others do or expect you too... thumb.gif

For me, it started out as helping research. It has ended up staying in contact with my folding buddies here at OCN... That's all there really is to it. I enjoy the teamwork here at OCN (with regards to folding) ~ and winning the Jaded Monkey contest in May of 2009 proved that in spades!!! If I don't fold or give a 99% effort, I feel like I'm letting the folks here at OCN down... That's all there is to it...
And BTW - I will not fold for any other team at this point in time... Never have, and never will. smile.gif

I hope this helped, :-)

This basically sums up my reason for Folding. I do indeed enjoy the competition, but also realize the importance of what this is REALLY all about. It also helps that my genius "doctor" daughter has changed her dream of being a physician to pursuing a career correlating with this research. The company she works for uses Stanford's research to help find cures and "chase" the causes of various diseases. She knows way more about it than I ever will, but she reminds me on occasion that my initial interest in Folding is what drove her to find out more about it and she developed a passion for proteins and their relationship to our health and well-being. It shows how we can influence others in ways we may never fully realize.

And I will never again Fold for another team. I did once, and it just wasn't right. The comradery and helpfulness of the members of OCN will never be duplicated.

Fold on! thumb.gif
post #3370 of 3400
Hi 4th Kor,

Well stated. My oldest daughter did the same. She received her Masters in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan in 2012. She loved the research and growing bacteria in the labs. She was the first in her lab in 2011 to find the H1N1 virus after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Great stuff.

I hope your daughter has the same success, love of research and helping people, as my daughter does. God love them!

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