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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by videoman5 View Post
Can I assume you're using the 4850 for display purposes only? Then you should be more than fine.
No, I'm running Cuda programs on it (aka, 100% load 24/7).
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It wil be fine thats how im running my 8800gt in another pc and been folding/boincing on it for months 2xmolex to 6pin.
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post #13 of 24
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It wil be fine thats how im running my 8800gt in another pc and been folding/boincing on it for months 2xmolex to 6pin.
Does it matter which rail I connect it to? My system has four.
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post #14 of 24
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Having issues, see here. Could that be because of a lack of power?
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post #15 of 24
2 molex to 1 pci-e should do fine provided your rails can handle it

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Eh. You should be, but that's pushing it.

Also: Tell me if you can get that 8800GTS to fold. I can't get my 8500GT to fold, and I can't for the life of me figure out why.

8800 gts g80 and g92 fold fine
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2 molex to 1 pci-e should do fine provided your rails can handle it




8800 gts g80 and g92 fold fine
Yeah, but you don't have an ATI/nVidia combo.
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post #17 of 24
true I had 2 x nvidia and 1 ati

So I put the 2x nvidia in the p5b deluxe (2 x pcie slots) with the quad and the 5770 with the dual core
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No, I'm running Cuda programs on it (aka, 100% load 24/7).
I didn't know you could run CUDA on an ATI card?
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Alright, after a bit of playing around, I found out that it does not work!

I put the 4850 all by itself with a normal 6-pin power connection, it worked fine. Then, I tried using the x2 molex to 6-pin connector (with the 4850 by itself again), it didn't work; the screen is all messed up.

So, it looks like it doesn't work. Why wouldn't it? I'm running the card by itself, so clearly there should be enough power.

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I didn't know you could run CUDA on an ATI card?
Well, I mean Folding@Home. I didn't want to say that because every time I say I want to fold on the 4850 everybody goes totally off topic about how much it sucks at folding.
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Originally Posted by allenottawa View Post
Alright, after a bit of playing around, I found out that it does not work!

I put the 4850 all by itself with a normal 6-pin power connection, it worked fine. Then, I tried using the x2 molex to 6-pin connector (with the 4850 by itself again), it didn't work; the screen is all messed up.

So, it looks like it doesn't work. Why wouldn't it? I'm running the card by itself, so clearly there should be enough power.



Well, I mean Folding@Home. I didn't want to say that because every time I say I want to fold on the 4850 everybody goes totally off topic about how much it sucks at folding.
Either the connector is bad or the sockets on the card are messed up. I'm running 1xMolex to power on 4870 just fine

EDIT: With a worse PSU too

EDIT2: I'd RMA it :/ You don't want that kind of headache if it's somehow bad card
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/21/10 at 1:04pm
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