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F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:48 am

When the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO was originally released in April of 2008 it was priced slightly lower than the GeForce 9600 GT as it had lower clock speeds, but oddly enough it came with more shader processors. The EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO Dual-Slot Edition had an MSRP of $164.99 when it first came out, but is now just $49 after rebate and boy can it fold!

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The EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO Dual-Slot Edition graphics card is the card that can be had for $49.99 with free shipping, a free 2GB USB Flash drive and the retailer is Newegg! For that price you don't get a fancy factory overclocked card, but it does come with the standard clocks - 550MHz core clock, 1600MHz memory clock (effective) and 1375MHz shader processor clock frequency with a total of 96 shader cores. What makes this card so interesting from a folding perspective is that it has 96 stream processors (more than a 9600 GT), is very cheap, uses little power, produces little noise (thanks to the dual-slot cooler), and can overclock like a bat out of hell.



Article Title: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/797/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $49.99 after rebate
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby KnightRid » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:14 am

BUY IT!

I did and it is overclocked to 745/1862/902 and folding away.

I dont have any program to measure the ppd from it, but it has pushed me over the 10k a day mark, so it is well worth the $50 after rebate!

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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:15 am

KnightRid wrote:BUY IT!

I did and it is overclocked to 745/1862/902 and folding away.

I dont have any program to measure the ppd from it, but it has pushed me over the 10k a day mark, so it is well worth the $50 after rebate!

Mike

You should get fahmon, it can track clients progress and ppd on your machine and any machines in your network that you have access to.

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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby KnightRid » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:18 am

DMB2000uk wrote:
KnightRid wrote:BUY IT!

I did and it is overclocked to 745/1862/902 and folding away.

I dont have any program to measure the ppd from it, but it has pushed me over the 10k a day mark, so it is well worth the $50 after rebate!

Mike

You should get fahmon, it can track clients progress and ppd on your machine and any machines in your network that you have access to.

Dan


I tried, but with Vista32, Vista64, XP and Linux running on the machines - trying to get the network to see everything without having to input passwords (the only thing that pisses me off about Vista-ITS A PAIN!) is a nightmare!

If you have a way to do it without Vista freaking out, I will slap it on :) Would be nice to see the Linux one also.

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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:39 am

I've had it monitoring a linux install before, but a friend did all the linux stuffs, all i had to be able to do was see the directory where folding was located on from the windows box. I think he had samba or something installed.

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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby gwolfman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:28 am

I never really got into F@H, but what's the purpose of the points? Bragging rights?
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:35 am

gwolfman wrote:I never really got into F@H, but what's the purpose of the points? Bragging rights?


yuppers... more points = more folding being done for the project
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby martini161 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:01 pm

if any one wants to make a folding farm these are the cards to have 8)
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby dicecca112 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:40 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:I've had it monitoring a linux install before, but a friend did all the linux stuffs, all i had to be able to do was see the directory where folding was located on from the windows box. I think he had samba or something installed.

Dan



Depending on the OS, install FahMon from source is easy. Just matter of having all the dependencies installed, and 3 commands, ./configure, make, make install

and yes it was probably samba that was using, or some other sort of filesharing. If the os is Ubuntu i could walk you through it.
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby DaIceMan » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:52 pm

I have a 9600GSO in my wife's rig, and it's sitting at 4804ppd on a Project 5013... or 1:26 per step. 625/1780/900. I'm wondering now if I can push the shaders as high on my card as Nate did on the one he has? I happen to be off work tomorrow, so I'll find out and report back.
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby geokilla » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:48 pm

My 9600GT could only put out about 3600PPD, and that's if I leave the computer on 24/7, which I don't do. To me, energy conservation is more important than folding. Why? Simple. Without humans, there will be nothing to fold for.
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby stopthekilling77 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:08 pm

Inspired me to up my shaders as well! I'm pretty sure i've got it up to 1900Mhz stable, and we'll see if I have any errors when I wake up. (Up from 1825Mhz)
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby martini161 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:17 am

geokilla wrote:My 9600GT could only put out about 3600PPD, and that's if I leave the computer on 24/7, which I don't do. To me, energy conservation is more important than folding. Why? Simple. Without humans, there will be nothing to fold for.

i dont have to worry about that, im proud to use wind power 8)
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby slugbug » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:11 pm

Here's hoping that newegg.ca has deals like this when they open for business.
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby DX » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:33 pm

Nice card.... I was wondering if you might put a points chart for the cards on a given system to see how they stack against each other.
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby martini161 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:36 pm

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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby THRASHER2 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:23 pm

I need to get a few of these babes!!!!!

F@H ON!
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Re: F@H - 4,500+ Points a Day w/ a $49 GeForce 9600 GSO

Postby DX » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:02 am

Damn the coupon code isn't any good now. And if you want the rebate you have to order it today.
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