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Old February 16, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Default My new GTX285 OC

Just picked up my brand spankin new BFG GTX285 OC for
$450.00+tx locally. I am still at work and just itching to get home and install it. Giggidy Giggidy.

How sweet it will be....

Question... Should I leave my 8800 gts OC in my main rig along with the 850 or move it to my secondary rig for folding?

Is there any benefit have 2 different cards in one board?
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Old February 16, 2009, 08:45 AM
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You can have one do Physx (the 8800 obviously), and game on the purdy new one. I would put it in your folding rig myself. If you decide to do that I wonder if your 500w Enermax could do that, and I wonder if an ATI and nVidia card would play nice in the same rig if you kept two video cards in there. If you ditched the x1950 and went with just the 8800gts then I think you are OK.

That 8800GTS would be much, much better for folding than the ATI card btw...
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Old February 16, 2009, 05:01 PM
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Ok so I have my 285 in Rig 1 and my 8800 is now in rig 2 folding away.

Just wondering if any GTX285 owners can share their OC speeds. I am mainly looking at bumping shaders for folding but wonder what others have enjoyed in their trials.
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Old February 19, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I put the plain jane XFX GTX285 card (core 648, shader 1476, mem 2480) in my new build and so far it's stable as a rock when oc'ed to (core 683, shader 1546, mem 2601), which are slightly higher than the XFS285's black edition clocks. I did push the fan up to 65% when I oc'ed but that still leaves a lot of room for, see below:

My next oc will be an attempt to see she i'll match the Evga GTX285 FTW edition clocks (core 720, mem 2772) but I've got to say that I'm completely satisfied with the default levels. Guess I'm just curious to see if she'll match what I believe to be the fastest stock GTX285 that's currently available.
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Old February 19, 2009, 03:59 PM
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I just oc'ed the card to core 718, shader 1635, mem 2776. fan @ 100% and ran 3DMark06:

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Which was a whole lot better than this one:

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The card seemed stable, with the highest temp @ 54c, but I did detect a slight whiff of lightly sautéed video card after the run. Like I said earlier; I'm completely satisfied with the stock cards performance but it's nice to know there is a ton of headroom available.
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Sorry to be off topic, but in Vista can you have both cards running to handle more displays?
I thought I read that Vista requirs video cards to have the same driver in order to use both.
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