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so...in a moment of madness I just bought a 5850 Twin FrozR II to replace my ageing 9800gtx...forgetting that ATI suck @ folding while I looked at a great price.

On the bright side, there are 4 PCs in the house, 3 of them currently have 8800GT cards, so the 9800 will replace one of those, dragging it slightly forward (prolly the one in my wife's PC as it sounds like a jet fighter when folding)

and now I need to find out what the heck bionc is all about, as I can't be having an idle GPU, and I'd rather it look for stuff that I find important than little green men!
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post #2 of 13
Or you could re-sell it :?
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post #3 of 13
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yeah..my wife would understand that

kinda seems odd, I used to be a big ATI fan, using their CPUs exclusively for years...right now I'm exclusively intel/nvidia, when it comes it'll be the end of 'an era'
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post #4 of 13
crunch with it.
post #5 of 13
the ati folding client is supposedly due out in jan (or a beta at least)- they're working on it, anyway. the client will likely support 5 and 6 series, so it might be worth keeping around at least until we see some #'s...thats why im clinging to my 5870 (well that, and gaming)
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post #6 of 13
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not too sure what "crunch with it" means..unless that relates to bionc..

the other 3 machines are still folding for the team..so it's not all bad news
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post #7 of 13
any folding is better than no folding! and your avvy is driving me crazy...every few minutes i'll forget and think a gnat is on my screen- again!
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by tonyhague View Post
and now I need to find out what the heck bionc is all about, as I can't be having an idle GPU, and I'd rather it look for stuff that I find important than little green men!
BOINC isn't just about looking at little green men lol

That's SETI@Home you're thinking of.
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I really dont see the point in folding, you guys must have components and electricity to burn or something
    
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by eloverton2 View Post
the ati folding client is supposedly due out in jan (or a beta at least)- they're working on it, anyway. the client will likely support 5 and 6 series, so it might be worth keeping around at least until we see some #'s...thats why im clinging to my 5870 (well that, and gaming)
4, 5 and 6 series from what I understand.
GPU2 will still be around for the 2 and 3 series.
    
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