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Old 09-12-2008, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HP Pavilion with hecka upgrades. 4200+ 2.2ghz 64 x2, corsair 650tx, 250gb 7200rpm sata hd, 4gb of ram (32 bit xp), EVGA 260gtx, cheap cpu cooler off newegg.

Anyhow yeah just put in the vid card today.





I know my fans are kinda redneck and so is my cable job.. but thats life with a stock hp case lol

Id love to start folding but I dont know where to start. I'd be glad to join the tech-forums team

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I checked it out.. its the right tags, however you have to use the ones that say "Show Image to friends" and then use those tags
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upload to image shack. and post a link that's how i do it.

GRRR........ people that type faster than I do.
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Well since he posted in this section (part of my area), I hit the Edit button to see it, and its the right tags and everything, but its obvious he chose the wrong types...

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To fold, simply make sure you have cuda enabled drivers (177.xx) installed and download this client http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandeg...tray-620r1.msi

Once installed, simply enter in the name you would like to fold under (most use the same username for the forums) and input 12864 for team number.

Hit ok and leave the client minimized to the system tray and youre up and running.
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what did you do to get the fan over the vid card like that?
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Theyre up. My cable job sucks bad so I'll prb do somethin about that lol.. But yeah thats it. Good enough to fold right? I can play cod4 with 4AA at ~110 constant on all highest settings and high quality in nview. Thats without an overclock. and crysis runs nice too

Um thats hot glue on the back of the fan, not touching the vid card.. prb 1/2" of space. It was running really hot so i threw in my $15 shipped fans. Hot glue works wonders as long as its not on hot parts.

Wish i had a real case so it didnt all look like crap and redneck lol
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hmmm...... fan looks interesting. you cant set fan speed to 100% in ntune? or use rivatuner. my 9800gtx idles at 40-45C depending on room temp and never gets over 55C when playing crysis. and that's with a 805mhz core 1203 on mem and 2013 on shader. higher clocks possible but i'm too chicken to test. have gotten it to 850mhz core once before.
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The GTX 260 is great for folding, it can get about 7,000ppd when overclocked, which is
really good. For reference, i can get about 10,000ppd on two 8800GT's.

Just get a case later on when you can, because folding will stress the card harder than gaming and it will make things get toasty.

Agreed, use rivatuner to manually control the fan speed, i run mine on my dual slot 8800Gt at 55% and it keeps it cool and silent.
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Yeah ive used rivatuner before. By the way, how should I overclock? I have AtiTools, Rivatuner, and EVGA Precision all installed. I know AtiTools can do an auto thing but most every time I've tried overclocking the screen freezes or goes gray and flashes. Noob overclocker ..
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