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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby v00d00 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:42 pm

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Paragon wrote:Yeah that's annoying, and I've run into it. If you're feeling adventurous, you can dremel off the extra PCB on the card to make it fit in the 1X slot...the rest of the pins are just for the 16X bandwidth and won't affect folding much. Just don't miss with the dremel...alternatively you can notch the socket on the board. Might be a better choice...it could then work with multiple future X16 cards.

Good info. might want to clarify "notch the socket on the board" with something like "open" the x1 "slot" on the "motherboard".

This mentally-challenged yet-almost-intelligent individual first read your post as, to the effect of: dremeling a narrow 'notch' in the card's 'board' (right at the x1 transition, just enough to fit into the unmodified x1 slot), which you could then just put back into a x16 slot, along with other x16's and successfully x16 and SLI without a hiccup.

THE LAST PARAGRAPH IS MY OWN FABRICATION AND WILL NOT FUNCTION. DO NOT TRY IT AT HOME OR ELSEWHERE.


PCI-E extenders aren't expensive and do away with the need to maul hardware with a dremel. My only issue with them is you never get ribbons long enough to do custom routing. Also if you could get ribbons that are wrapped like PSU cable bundles for better air flow that would be nice, but i've never seen them so far. Maybe I could heat shrinkwrap the ribbon bundles. A thought for the future, maybe.

My boards all came without the ends on the slots, so dropping a x16 into an x1 or x4 is as simple as putting the card, although I usually tape over the unused contacts to guard against any shorts from the motherboard. Both MSI gaming boards.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby bruce » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:31 pm

PCI-E extenders come with adapters that connect using a USB cable. They would solve both of those problems.

This is not one that I have but it's representative of what you might find.
https://www.amazon.com/Fixable-Adapter- ... d_wg=GN46S
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby v00d00 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:02 am

Mine has a molex connector on it, but I read somewhere their is an issue about the ribbons and power handling, especially when using the molex, although it was specifically related to mining. The USB cable version looks much nicer than my ribbon version. Also the ability to mount it using the precut holes would allow more inventive card placement.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby toTOW » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:37 am

JimboPalmer wrote:
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JimboPalmer wrote:I downloaded the 385.41 driver and got a 10% speedup. 152,000 to 168,000 PPD

Windows ? Linux ?

Windows 7 64 bit. 4 thread i3, using 3 threads in CPU folding. 4 gig RAM, Stock Low Profile Zotec 1050ti, no power plugs, just PCI-E and a 240 watt PS

The speedup only apply to Windows 7 and/or 1050 Ti ... I didn't see any changes on Windows 10 and 980/1070 ...
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby v00d00 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:21 pm

Mine ran constantly (while under load) at about 1700MHz and was worth around 180k/day depending on the workunit.

I probably won't be buying anymore Zotac's ever again.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby v00d00 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 am

Got the card back and the shop says nothing wrong with it. It still wont fold, but will game. Will run Luxmark OpenCL. Will run Compubench.

I sent Zotac an email.

Its been tested on both Intel (Skylake and Haswell) and Amd (AM2 and AM3+) chipsets with no luck.

Last Zotac I ever buy. Back to MSI and Gigabyte.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby Nathan_P » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Most places wont consider it not running folding as not working, the official line is that GPGPU should be run on professional level hardware, not consumer gpu's. EVGA are about the only company to honour warranty for not folding.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby v00d00 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:31 pm

MSI aren't too bad either. Had a GTX760 a couple of years back that wouldnt fold and in the end I shot them an email and they replaced the card.

I think many companies will look at it in terms of bad reviews hitting sales. If someone writes a review on one of the big team forums saying this card is no use for x,y,z and even if that represents less than 1% of sales, it still represents money to the manufacturer. One review could make a number of people think seriously about choosing a different brand over theirs. Replacing a card (in the grand scheme of things) and having a satisfied customer is worth far more down the line when that guy comes to buy their next card. If that makes any sense.

Yes some manufacturers will quote commercial vs domestic. But another thing is how much you spent. If you bought the top of the line card they tend to almost bend over backwards to help you.

I don't expect that level of service from Zotac. They aren't a top level manufacturer like MSI or Gigabyte, nor from what i've read/heard have quite the same rep as them. Also my card isnt an expensive one.
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1050 TI Folding review

Postby SteveWillis » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:59 pm

bruce wrote:PCI-E extenders come with adapters that connect using a USB cable. They would solve both of those problems.

This is not one that I have but it's representative of what you might find.
https://www.amazon.com/Fixable-Adapter- ... d_wg=GN46S


The newer adapters use 6 pin power connectors and have 4 capacitors instead of 3. I'm using one that works fine.
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