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Old February 18, 2009, 04:56 AM
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What is the 'simplest' nVidia Card I could reasonably fold with?
I have a second system (see sig) that I want to put just a simple card into to fold with, without spending a small fortune seeing as how this system is EOL for years already.
Any thoughts? 8500GT?

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Old February 18, 2009, 06:20 AM
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What is the 'simplest' nVidia Card I could reasonably fold with?
I have a second system (see sig) that I want to put just a simple card into to fold with, without spending a small fortune seeing as how this system is EOL for years already.
Any thoughts? 8500GT?

Thanks in Advance,
ST
Technically you could Fold on a 8500GT but you would be lucky to get ~800 ppd, you probably would get a lot less on one of those 511pt WU's. If it was me, I wouldn't get lower than a 8800GS/9800GSO as long as it's one of the 96 shader 384/796mb models, not the newer 48 shader 512mb ones. Don't know what your budget is but you can usually find them resonably cheap if you look around, they are in high demand by the F@H farmers tho.

Sorry, don't mean to be negative, but with the WU's getting bigger and more complicated the older cards really start to struggle. Keep Folding...
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Old February 18, 2009, 06:29 AM
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Oh I know things will start to struggle sooner than later, I've gotta keep the main rig more up to date than this little test rig of mine.
I just wanted something that could fold a little while I did other things with it while not having to spend a ton of cash.
The main Video Upgrade will be for my Main Rig, probably an XFX 4870 in April.
I just wanted this little EOL rig to do something constructive with its time.

Thanks for the info though,

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Old February 18, 2009, 08:52 AM
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Did you see this thread, good deal; http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...gg-no-mir.html

Don't know anything about Sparkle, but it will smoke a 8500gt at Folding
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Old February 18, 2009, 09:04 AM
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I'll have 2 9800GTs available tonight, since the buyer didn't cough up the doe... but I don't know of your 450W PSU can handle them.

If it does, I'll do a special pricing since the card would Fold for the Cause.
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Old February 18, 2009, 11:22 AM
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I'll have 2 9800GTs available tonight, since the buyer didn't cough up the doe... but I don't know of your 450W PSU can handle them.

If it does, I'll do a special pricing since the card would Fold for the Cause.
This would be the best deal for you, a big upgrade over any of the others...
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