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I kept putting off folding because I wanted to get a couple 590's and a water loop but with a tuition bill of $4200 that isn't going to be for a while. At the same time, if I'm paying over $40,000 a year I'm going to use the damn internet and electricity.

What clients would you guys recommend to start folding with my CPU and both GPUs?

I can overclock the CPU a little to run bigadv if needed. I am still currently on stock cooling though so not to much oc'ing possible.

Thanks guys!

Oh and I do leave my rig on 24/7
Edited by derickwm - 3/28/11 at 9:41pm
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post #2 of 13
Some great guides here.
http://www.overclock.net/folding-home-guides-tutorials/

Use this to set up your CPU.
http://www.overclock.net/folding-home-guides-tutorials/682249-windows-7-setting-up-smp-client.html

& use this to set up your GPU's.
http://www.overclock.net/folding-home-guides-tutorials/578934-windows-7-multigpu-guide.html
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Welcome to you newest obcession derick
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Hehe I've been staring at the folding thread forever and I've wanted to start but I kept telling myself I would start after I got better hardware. May as well start now though! Hopefully 1 590 can join soonish.

And thanks mbudden!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm;12911695 
...but I kept telling myself I would start after I got better hardware...

I started with a 9800GT and an AMD dual core. I was ecstatic when I got my first 15k day...it just grows on you.

It doesn't hurt that we have the best support community on the planet for folding grouphug.gif
post #6 of 13
If you need any assistance, feel free to ask.
But for BigAdv, you will need a much higher OC than what you have.
So it'd be recommended to do SMP until you're able to do so.

A 590 does roughly the same as 2x GTX460's PPD wise.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike44njdevils;12911730 
I started with a 9800GT and an AMD dual core. I was ecstatic when I got my first 15k day...it just grows on you.

It doesn't hurt that we have the best support community on the planet for folding grouphug.gif

Installing clients now! Can't wait applaud.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden;12911732 
If you need any assistance, feel free to ask.
But for BigAdv, you will need a much higher OC than what you have.
So it'd be recommended to do SMP until you're able to do so.

A 590 does roughly the same as 2x GTX460's PPD wise.

Yeah I think I read somewhere 4Ghz was recommended for i7's?

Really that's it for a 590? Kind of depressing..unfortunately I'm lagging in the PCI express x16 slots so that would still be my best option.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm;12911797 
Yeah I think I read somewhere 4Ghz was recommended for i7's?

Really that's it for a 590? Kind of depressing..unfortunately I'm lagging in the PCI express x16 slots so that would still be my best option.

Basically 4Ghz. People like to OC it more to get more PPD.

But unfortunately, that's it. But you know you can install cards in PCI 1x slots with a riser? It's been documented on the forum.
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Hmm that was interesting... got all 3 clients and hfm setup, computer froze, restarted, now only 1 450 is detected.....

Turned off the comp, felt both 450's..those things were hot. Hotter than I've ever seen them. I need to get some better airflow in my case :/
Edited by derickwm - 3/28/11 at 10:58pm
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YAYYYYYY I THINK IT'S WORKING
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AM I DOIN IT RIGHT? biggrin.gif
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