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Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:33 pm

I'm looking at putting a 8600GT in my HTPC and was just wondering if 256 vs. 512MB of memory made a difference in folding performance?
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:38 pm

photocopy wrote:I'm looking at putting a 8600GT in my HTPC and was just wondering if 256 vs. 512MB of memory made a difference in folding performance?

You want to fold with that... thing?

Edit: no, makes no difference.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:43 pm

Meadows wrote:
photocopy wrote:I'm looking at putting a 8600GT in my HTPC and was just wondering if 256 vs. 512MB of memory made a difference in folding performance?

You want to fold with that... thing?

Edit: no, makes no difference.



It's better than not folding with it. ;)
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:06 pm

Very true. I even have the Celerons and Semprons at work running. However between the 6 computers we don't even have 150 WU done since I started.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:38 pm

Are you considering buying the 8600 GT, is it being given to you, or do you already have it?

If you're considering purchasing it new, might I suggest something along the lines of this 9500GT instead?
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:46 pm

You know you could grab one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150276

It should do much better at folding.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:16 pm

BoBzeBuilder wrote:You know you could grab one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150276

It should do much better at folding.



Yes, much better! :D
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:49 am

jeffry55 wrote:
BoBzeBuilder wrote:You know you could grab one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150276

It should do much better at folding.



Yes, much better! :D


Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:56 pm

photocopy wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:
BoBzeBuilder wrote:You know you could grab one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150276

It should do much better at folding.



Yes, much better! :D


Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.



Very cool. 8) Let us know how it works out. :D
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:57 pm

photocopy wrote:Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.

Thanks for the sig-worthy quote :D
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:35 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
photocopy wrote:Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.

Thanks for the sig-worthy quote :D


:lol: No problem.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:05 am

jeffry55 wrote:
photocopy wrote:Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.



Very cool. 8) Let us know how it works out. :D


The good news: I've got the 8800GS and it looks like it'll fit in my case.
The bad news: My PSU doesn't have a 6pin PCIE connector. Time to get a new PSU, I guess.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 am

photocopy wrote:The bad news: My PSU doesn't have a 6pin PCIE connector. Time to get a new PSU, I guess.

The card didn't come with a 4-pin->6-pin adapter? That's lame. I've got one somewhere I could mail to you if you wanted.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:12 am

photocopy wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:
photocopy wrote:Thanks for the tip! At $85 + free shipping, I've pulled the trigger. My only concern is whether or not it'll fit in the case. But that's what saws and dremels are for, right? Hopefully it'll be up & going mid-to-late next week.



Very cool. 8) Let us know how it works out. :D


The good news: I've got the 8800GS and it looks like it'll fit in my case.
The bad news: My PSU doesn't have a 6pin PCIE connector. Time to get a new PSU, I guess.



Nope, time to hunt for the 6 pin connector that's it ;)

EDIT: I just went to that newegg link again and the 8800GS box has an extra 6 pin connector as a bundle.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:18 am

:oops:

That's what I get for not looking in the box. Seriously, who does? I pulled the card out & was ready to go to work! :lol:

On a side question, is 300W enough for the 8800GS, 1 SATA HDD & a IDE DVD drive?
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:25 am

photocopy wrote:On a side question, is 300W enough for the 8800GS, 1 SATA HDD & a IDE DVD drive?

Depending on the Rails, I would think so:
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:12 pm

It's up & going. I'll be curious if the 8800GS annoys my wife, as I was running a fanless 7600GT before. It is quite a bit louder. I may end up reverting back to the 7600GT.
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:07 am

photocopy wrote:It's up & going. I'll be curious if the 8800GS annoys my wife, as I was running a fanless 7600GT before. It is quite a bit louder. I may end up reverting back to the 7600GT.



Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Buy your wife a nice set of ear plugs. :wink:
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:57 pm

jeffry55 wrote:
photocopy wrote:It's up & going. I'll be curious if the 8800GS annoys my wife, as I was running a fanless 7600GT before. It is quite a bit louder. I may end up reverting back to the 7600GT.



Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Buy your wife a nice set of ear plugs. :wink:


I was thinking my wife should buy me a water cooling solution. :D
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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:46 pm

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Re: Does GPU memory matter?

Postposted on Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:53 pm

photocopy wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:
photocopy wrote:It's up & going. I'll be curious if the 8800GS annoys my wife, as I was running a fanless 7600GT before. It is quite a bit louder. I may end up reverting back to the 7600GT.



Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Buy your wife a nice set of ear plugs. :wink:


I was thinking my wife should buy me a water cooling solution. :D


Now you're thinkin' the right way! :P
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