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Ok guys i need to get this 480 soc ready and most importantly working in time for chimp challenge, Ive only had the card for around 6 weeks and i cannot get it to fold without a really annoying "unstable machine" error in the log after 2 - 3% of the work unit.

I am using v7 client and it does the same with the older gpu3 client, The card is stock apart from it's pre overclocked state it came out of the box.

I have been told that maybe i need to reduce the cards clock to reference gtx 480 levels ??. I really do not want to do this! and cant see why i should have too.

Any ideas as to why it is doing this? my rig is completely stable and im folding 24/7 on the cpu no problems
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Have you tried upping the voltage with MSI afterburner yet?
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Originally Posted by dropkickninja View Post
Have you tried upping the voltage with MSI afterburner yet?
Hmm no not yet i will try it now
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post #4 of 10
That overclock is probably stable for games but not folding.
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post #5 of 10
Take off the side panel and use 12 inch house fan to cool your card.
    
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by hertz9753 View Post
Take off the side panel and use 12 inch house fan to cool your card.
The card doesn't break 75 degrees while folding with the windforce cooler, unlike reference 480's

I have turned the card down to reference levels, and so far so good
turning a 1280 wu around in approx 2hr 30min so im loosing 30mins per wu over its normal clock speeds.

Bumer but atleast maybe i can now use the card for folding. Upping the voltage made no difference
thx for the help guys
Edited by Chewy - 4/23/11 at 3:25pm
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post #7 of 10
Yea you need to find the right OC, most of those cards that are pre-overclocked are only stable for gaming nothing else.
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post #8 of 10
Uninstall the f@h client, reinstall it. That has no effect lower the clocks slightly and up voltage if needed.
post #9 of 10
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After more testing and farting around ive finally managed to get the card folding @

Core: 820
Shader: 1641
Memory 1900
Voltage 1.025v

Although it now sounds like a squeeling pig with a hairdryer straped to it's back it works!!
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Quote:
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Although it now sounds like a squeeling pig with a hairdryer straped to it's back it works!!
Well.... it is a 480. But hey it works amirite? Also, it'll net you some smexy points.
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