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I've upgraded my computer so much that I almost have enough parts to build a whole other system except a power supply & case.
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 (c2)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
G.Skill RipJaws 4GB 7-7-7-21 / 1333
HIS 5770 V2
Do you guys think I should get it up and running to just fold for me 24/7 or is it not worth it?
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A 5770 won't give you any PPD. You'll want to pick up a Nvidia GPU. Also that AMD CPU won't do very good compared to an Intel CPU.
 
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A 5770 won't give you any PPD. You'll want to pick up a Nvidia GPU. Also that AMD CPU won't do very good compared to an Intel CPU.
Ya I understand that, I'm folding right now on the 955, ~300PPD w00t lol but better than nothing for now. I'll probably buy myself a GTS450, it seems to be pretty popular and cheap.

EDIT: Will a GTS 250 be any good at folding?
Edited by hheemmpp - 1/17/11 at 12:16am
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Ya I understand that, I'm folding right now on the 955, ~300PPD w00t lol but better than nothing for now. I'll probably buy myself a GTS450, it seems to be pretty popular and cheap.

EDIT: Will a GTS 250 be any good at folding?
Overclock the Phenom II X4 to 3.4-3.6GHz and you've easily got 5000+ PPD with an SMP client. And yeah, a GTS 250 is a decent folder.
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Overclock the Phenom II X4 to 3.4-3.6GHz and you've easily got 5000+ PPD with an SMP client. And yeah, a GTS 250 is a decent folder.
Oh really? Dang I wish I knew that lol I currently have a 3.8 overclock
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At 3.8 you can probably hit 7000 PPD. The GTS 250 will add another 6000+ PPD.
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At 3.8 you can probably hit 7000 PPD. The GTS 250 will add another 6000+ PPD.
I just dropped my overclock to 3.4 now, my temps are 60C+ on 3.8 and thats no good for me lol. But thanks for the input, as you probably could tell I'm new to folding and I appreciate the help.
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I just dropped my overclock to 3.4 now, my temps are 60C+ on 3.8 and thats no good for me lol. But thanks for the input, as you probably could tell I'm new to folding and I appreciate the help.
No problem. Good to have you adding a rig to the team!
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hheemmpp: Yeah the GTS 250 is a decent folder. nVidia has quite a range for the sub-$100 crowd that fold well. I'd recommend selling the 5770 (here/ebay.. wherever) while you can still get a decent dollar for it and picking up a GTS 450/GTS 250/GTX 460 (some are on sale for right about the $100 price mark). They should all net you above 5,000 PPD (the GTS 450/GTX 460 being significantly higher).

OC that Phenom as high as you can safely, run smp on it and fold on the video card as well.. should be able to hit over 10k ppd without much trouble, possibly 15k ppd range.
Let us know what you end up going with and what kind of results you get.
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