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Your GPU is stronger than his. But folding does take it's toll on GPU's.

True, mine is a bit stronger, but if anything I would think it would cause stuttering, not wierd graphical stuff.

As for taking it's toll, I've been keeping mine around 53C, and as of yet I'm not running over "stock" voltage (for a 6970, that is - but it's the same chip, soooo, yeah).
IMHO, standard fan curves do not take 24/7 full load into consideration. I can't hear my GPU over the server rack next to it, so I'm 100% OK with 50% fan speed on the card.
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I really want to, but I can't afford it right now. Hopefully if I can get things straight after the first of the year, I will build a WCed rig, but for now, I'm at least getting into a case with good air flow. My current case has 1 intake and one exhaust fan and a vent on the side panel (it had a fan, but the fan doesn't fit when you put a video card in).

Have you tried a 10mm thick fan?
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I have always wd'ed my graphics card. It has never been above 50 degC lol. Does this rule out degredation?
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As to my understanding degradation has got more to do with voltage than temperatures. Running my 460 with stock cooler with max AB voltage, 1.087, no issues for over six months.
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My card ran at 1.100 @ 840MHz unlocked, but to go any higher I had to pump it up to 1.175v Now I can't go higher than 910MHz (920MHz will reset the driver after an hour or two of metro2033) without taking it further. I'm seriously tempted to go after l33tlutz...
 
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Is the console client harder on the GPU than the system client? My overall water temp in my loop is much higher since reinstalling windows. The only difference in setup is that I switched to the console client.

Update-In response to the increased temps, I decided to only use 3 cores on my CPU and changed the shortcut to -smp 3 instead of -smp. Funny thing is, I am getting the same PPD. This is my one and only computer so maybe when I am using it, it equates to 25% usage. weird.

Now if I could only just figure out this flickering. Think it's to do with the screen settings.......
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I don't know a whole lot about OC graphics cards but I am just thinking that it could be the chip getting weaker and needing more voltage to maintain the OC it is at.

And there are a lot of people who will use one less core with their CPU clients to make using their PC while folding easier. I don't. And I rarely run into issues though. My only problem is running out of ram. With my daily workload I use 7.5GB out of my 8GB while folding.

Maybe try only running the GPU folding instead of both? or the other way around? It could just be the folding is taking up too many resources. But sadly in my experience with screen flickering/artifacts and other GPU issues, my GPU usually ends up dying a few months later. Hopefully that's not the case for you.
    
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I don't know a whole lot about OC graphics cards but I am just thinking that it could be the chip getting weaker and needing more voltage to maintain the OC it is at.
And there are a lot of people who will use one less core with their CPU clients to make using their PC while folding easier. I don't. And I rarely run into issues though. My only problem is running out of ram. With my daily workload I use 7.5GB out of my 8GB while folding.
Maybe try only running the GPU folding instead of both? or the other way around? It could just be the folding is taking up too many resources. But sadly in my experience with screen flickering/artifacts and other GPU issues, my GPU usually ends up dying a few months later. Hopefully that's not the case for you.

I upped the voltage and it still didnt change. I only got the card in the summer, I would hate to think it was dying on me already!
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Sorry to jump in and completely change the topic of discussion, but I have two quick things...

First off, Awesome, what is up with the stats, you haven't posted anything since 12/18, what' going on? Not a huge deal since we're pretty much out of the running until we get some new teammates, but I was just curious.

Secondly, I got the new rig together (mostly, I have some tweaking to do with it tomorrow) and it is awesome. The new case dropped my CPU temps by about 10*C (from 65C to 55C), so right now I'm working on trying to bump my OC up a little higher. Friday I was able to get it to run for 5 hours at 4.88GHz, but I didn't want it to BSOD while I was out of town, so I knocked it back down to 4.7. I bumped it back up tonight and it seems to be running great (for about 1.5 hours now, so I'm going to let it run and see what happens). Also, my temps are only around 63C, so if it doesn't BSOD on me overnight, I might try for 5GHz. Also, tomorrow I'm adding a couple more fans to the mix, so we'll see what that does to the temps. Last thing about the new case, it dropped my GPU temps down by 15C (from 75C to 60C) so I bumped my OC up on that as well from 850 to 900MHz, and now the temps are still only at 61C, so I might take that up higher as well. Anyway, I'm off to watch some Battlestar and go to bed.

Lastly, team, I just wanted to say nice work, even though we've been down an i7 folder, we've still managed to hold our own (currently sitting in 4th place), and I think that is very respectable considering the circumstances, so I just wanted to say, nice work, team!!
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Ok guys, a couple of changes were made today. Awkwardly Awesome and Dissentience have been replaced as the i7 Folders for the team. in their place come elchucko and [ISM]-BlueDragon as i7-1 and i7-2 respectively. :D

 

AA will be back later this week IIRC, but I think the team is in a good position to go big in January. :thumb:

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