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Old October 17, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Well, I decided to take up folding again (only did it for a week a couple of years back with an Athlon X2) seeing as how midterms are here and I should really stop playing games this year. Joining HWC's folding team :D

So anyhow, I installed the GPU2 client (is there a significant difference in points between the console version and the graphical version?
I have a Q8400 in my current system and running Windows 7, should I use VMware w/ console client?

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I only game for ~1-3 hours and my GTX260 Core216 55nm rarely goes above 80 but when folding, it's at 79 degrees with the fan at 75%. Is this ok? Or will it lead to premature failure (not that it matters...just RMA but I'm wondering so I'll buy another card or something to back myself up in advance)?

I do have a Q6600, 8800GT, and an Athlon X2 system back home but I'm not sure if my family members will know how to set it up and if they don't mind the fan noise...but how many points/day would I get if I get those running?
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Old October 17, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Console, or even the Systray client.
79C is quite fine.
Vmware setup is perfect, don;t forget to adjust the CPU priorities.

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Old October 17, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Well, I decided to take up folding again (only did it for a week a couple of years back with an Athlon X2) seeing as how midterms are here and I should really stop playing games this year. Joining HWC's folding team :D

So anyhow, I installed the GPU2 client (is there a significant difference in points between the console version and the graphical version?
I have a Q8400 in my current system and running Windows 7, should I use VMware w/ console client?

Main question:

I only game for ~1-3 hours and my GTX260 Core216 55nm rarely goes above 80 but when folding, it's at 79 degrees with the fan at 75%. Is this ok? Or will it lead to premature failure (not that it matters...just RMA but I'm wondering so I'll buy another card or something to back myself up in advance)?

I do have a Q6600, 8800GT, and an Athlon X2 system back home but I'm not sure if my family members will know how to set it up and if they don't mind the fan noise...but how many points/day would I get if I get those running?
my old 260 maxcore card used to get quite hot I am not totally sure but I think that would be normal since folding is using the cards memory

I appologize for being off topic
I am wondering you mention that you are using windows 7 are you able to access the interent from the VMed Operating system?


I am trying access the interent from my VM os but I cannot I am thinking that it has to do with Windows 7.
once I can access the n in VM and I get the adapter for my btx 285 vid card I want to try folding, but like I said I cannot access the internet from the VM Operating system.
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Old October 17, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Well, I decided to take up folding again (only did it for a week a couple of years back with an Athlon X2) seeing as how midterms are here and I should really stop playing games this year. Joining HWC's folding team :D
What an absolutely brilliant idea!

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So anyhow, I installed the GPU2 client (is there a significant difference in points between the console version and the graphical version?
I have a Q8400 in my current system and running Windows 7, should I use VMware w/ console client?
I always use the graphical one for nvidia cards, but I never watch it as it slows it down. Definately use the VM client.

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Main question:

I only game for ~1-3 hours and my GTX260 Core216 55nm rarely goes above 80 but when folding, it's at 79 degrees with the fan at 75%. Is this ok? Or will it lead to premature failure (not that it matters...just RMA but I'm wondering so I'll buy another card or something to back myself up in advance)?
I think that temp is fine. Mine overclocked runs at about 63C at 70% fan speed so I'm assuming your case might be a bit restrictive.

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I do have a Q6600, 8800GT, and an Athlon X2 system back home but I'm not sure if my family members will know how to set it up and if they don't mind the fan noise...but how many points/day would I get if I get those running?
The Q6600 will give you about 4K, and the 8800GT would give you about 5K.... definately worthwhile.
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Old October 17, 2009, 10:50 AM
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Ah, I think you're dead on about the airflow. I have a Lian Li PC-7FW...that single 140mm isn't enough. I think I might have to get a 120mm and install it with zip ties. Opening the side of my case resulted in my GTX260 dropping to only 69-70. I did slightly improve airflow by removing two unused HDD caddies, 3 degrees temp. drop.
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two things

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2-if you see it going towards 95c start increasing fan speed..id let the utility change the speeds by itself unless its too loud..and 95 is kind of a hill...pass that threshhold and you may see things happen(or not)
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Old October 17, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Hmmmm what kind of case / Airflow do you have going on?

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Old October 17, 2009, 06:26 PM
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My GTX260/216 rarely goes over 60c ,65c Max(now 60c fan at 60% doing a 353). My Q6600 hits 50c Max (now 40c-48c). Thats with a CM Storm Sniper case with it's built in fans turned right down. Even in the middle of the summer on the hottest days I never had to worry about temps, I had the fans turned up to 80%, Just to be on the safe side. But now with the cooler temps outside I turned down the fans.
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Old October 17, 2009, 06:40 PM
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A Lian Li PC7-FW. 1 140mm (60CFM) intake and 1 120mm exhaust(somewhere in the 50s I believe). Stock cooling on GTX260 and a s1283 on the CPU.
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Old October 17, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Bad airflow design maybe :/
In my NZXT Apollo when I had my 260 Going I was 58 on a 511pt.
Seems a little high for my tastes but thats me.

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