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Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:40 pm

I see the stats are refreshed. THANK YOU !!

on another note, when i replace the 975 Gtx what graphics card is sturdy enough to survive Folding at home?
what kind of cooling do i need? a friend is using liquid cooling on his newer gaming computer.
will that work for me? if so how expensive is it? I am just fact finding now.
i may need to wait until after christmas to do the upgrade.
an Intel i5 6400 2.70 Ghz 8 Gig ram windows 10 home, burnt out the 975GTX card here in march 2018
iMac 2.0 Ghz, C2D 2Gb DDR2 Ram, OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan), Built in ATI Raedon HD 2400
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby JimboPalmer » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:40 am

I have never encountered a fan based card that overheated. I suspect you of overthinking. Buy what you can afford and fits in your PC, both space and electrical connectors.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:06 am

I was running full power 24 / 7
Cpu & Gpu folding at the same time while people were using it for everyday web browsing
maybe its his processor that is liquid cooled..... i might have mis understood
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby SteveWillis » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:43 pm

Try folding just gpu without the cpu folding and see if your total points don't go up. Mine did.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby kiore » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Liquid hybrid cooling is available on some cards out of the box or retro fitted. In my experience this not required on single card set ups, but useful with multiple cards that don't have good airflow between them. I have 2 hybrid cards in my set up at present a GTX 1080 and a 1080ti which run 24/7 and they keep pretty cool (<55 C) as the hot air ejected directly out of the case. This set up suits me.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:46 pm

SteveWillis wrote:Try folding just gpu without the cpu folding and see if your total points don't go up. Mine did.


when i use the web control i get 3 options, light, medium, and full power.
Full Power gives me Gpu & Cpu folding
medium and light give me Cpu only folding.

I am not aware of any way of doing only GPU folding, but i am willing to learn how
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:56 pm

kiore wrote:Liquid hybrid cooling is available on some cards out of the box or retro fitted. In my experience this not required on single card set ups, but useful with multiple cards that don't have good airflow between them. I have 2 hybrid cards in my set up at present a GTX 1080 and a 1080ti which run 24/7 and they keep pretty cool (<55 C) as the hot air ejected directly out of the case. This set up suits me.


thank you this is very helpful information.
now i know how to start the discussion at the computer store.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby bruce » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Miller855 wrote:I am not aware of any way of doing only GPU folding, but i am willing to learn how

Webcontrol gives a beginner a few choices but for more refined choices, run FAHControl. Options like those suggested are available and relatively easy to manage. (You can also set ANY option, but most of them take a better understanding of the details and are less likely to be of measurable benefit, so don't try setting things you don't understand.)

Ask for advice here if you're not sure. We're happy to help.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Nathan_P » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:51 pm

I've never really had any problems cooling cards,just make sure you get a card with a good cooler - so anything thats not a blower style cooler and get some additional airflow to the card, My 1080, 1070 and 1050ti all sit in the mid-high 60's depending on the ambient temp, my blower style 1070ti always sits at 82-84 deg C.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby bruce » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Whenever possible, I buy the GPUs that occupy two slots ... (the second one for the fans and the exhaust air).
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby silverpulser » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:59 pm

>..Miller855 wrote:
I am not aware of any way of doing only GPU folding, but i am willing to learn how'..<

To fold with GPU only click in the notification area (if using Windows) and click on Folding active, select Advanced control. In the FAH Control window that appears click on Configure, then Slots. In the Slots window amend your ID type to read
1 gpu

save.

That is how mine is set up and works just fine with my GTX 750 Ti
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:22 am

every time I try to find FAHControl I get page not found
or a page telling me what it is but Not offering a way to download or use it

can someone provide a link?

my notification area has tablet mode, night light, … but nothing about folding active

thank you all in advance
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby JimboPalmer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:07 am

I am on Windows, I do not think we know what you are on.

In the lower right taskbar I see a red and yellow molecule, When I click on it I see Web Control, Advanced Control, Protein Viewer, Full, Medium, Light, On Idle Pause, About and Quit. I then choose Advanced Control.
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby bruce » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:05 am

Miller855 wrote:windows 10 home
iMac OSX 10.11.6


Are we talking about Win10 or OSX?

Choose here: https://foldingathome.org/alternative-downloads/

(Note that FAH does not support GPU folding on OSX)
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Re: Which GPU?

Postby Miller855 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm

My iMac no longer folds, the chrome client takes over 2 hours
and it overheats the iMac, I only use it to check my stats, post here,
and general internet browsing. for work and Wheres George?

I just clicked on the up arrow it shows "hidden icons" that is where I found folding at home
thank you everyone
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