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Tech Report reports Folding@Home will take advantage of ATI graphics processing power in the near future. Folding@Home claims performance of 100 gigaflops per computer will be achieved by taking advantage of ATI’s graphics processing power. ATI GPU support appears to only be for R5xx series of graphics processors according to the Folding@Home high performance client FAQ. The GPU powered Folding@Home client runs considerably faster on R580, Radeon X1900, X1950 series, than R520, Radeon X1800 series, most likely due to the R580’s 48 pixel shaders.

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24-08-2006, 06:10:09

[QUOTE=omgwtfbbq]the PSU is a 550W q-tec

not sure if that is any good...[/QUOTE]

No it's ummm not :rollingla

24-08-2006, 06:12:46

not good....wouldnt even recommend you turn on the computer with that socalled psu.
its about the worst brand in the world and no im not joking.

btw your socalled 550w is WEAKER than my 380w psu, thats how good it is.
but i still LOVE the review i read a couple of years ago off the 550w psu, the caps in it exploded during the review :rolleyes:

24-08-2006, 06:16:11

Ewwww, Q-tec! I advise that you power down your computer immediately, move to another computer (preferably one without a Q-tec PSU), surft to Newegg, and buy a new PSU. That's really how bad that PSU is, honestly. It's like a ticking timebomb for any computer.

24-08-2006, 07:16:36

lol ok point taken...


be good enough for my new system?

3500+ venice
7300GT x2
crappy 10 gig HD
(storing stuff on an external and my other comp(s) untill i can afford a new HD)
1optical drive (sony cd burner)
Asus A8N-SLI motherboard

if not could somone recommend one please :)

oh yeah

that is my current one

thankyou all for your inputs

24-08-2006, 07:30:36

:rollingla Ha!

I'm sorry but there's something that strikes my funny bone with that system setup. You've got SLI and a decent CPU / Mobo and not enough money for anything but a 10gb hd? lollers. I think I'd pick new HD before second video card :)

Edit: Don't take anything the wrong way, i'm not bashin'. Just pointing out a funny fact :)

24-08-2006, 07:42:57

lol i have like half a TB of storage with my external HD and my other two rigs (and my 17" powerbook :yumyum: ). so i cannot justify spending more money on a HD when i have used barley 150. but yeah standalone this rig would be hilairous i would have got a new hd before i got my second video card.

I am considering buying a raptor for my high end system and putting the 250gig hd from that into the one i am building now.

(i did not build my other one)

but yeah will that PSU be good enough?

24-08-2006, 07:56:05

a new harddrive would not only give more space, it would make the entire computer faster and more responsive as load time would dramaticly decrease.
even a hitachi 40gb would give a major increase in speed.

400w silverstone, dual rail 14+15A.
cant se why it shouldnt be enough but recommend a bigger one.
a good psu as silverstone can easily last 3 years and their comes a time when you might want faster gfx card bigger cpu more memory so from my point of view its better to chose a psu after what you will have tomorrow and not today.

25-08-2006, 01:46:49

damnit, seems they do not have one of the PSU that i wanted in at the moment...will it be safe to use the Q-tec untill they get the new one in? i am only running one video card one HD (not even running a CD drive)

specs are as follow

3500+ venice
Asus A8N SLI mobo
512 ram
geforce 7300GT

25-08-2006, 02:12:48

on that i would answer NO.

can tell you a story a fellow old me a couple of years ago.
a company bought in 10 computers all had a q-tec 550w.
they consisted of a motherboard amd32 cpu low end memory and 1 harddrive.
after 3 months 5 of the computers had stopped working, 3 of them had been burned out completly when the psu failed and 2 of them had actually had a fire inthem destroying even the case's.
these 10 computers had a much lower powerconsumption then your setup has.
thats how good a q-tec is so i wouldnt even recommend thinking about using the compuer with it :/

but there are many other good brands.
ocz tagan(what my next purchase probably will be) enermax antec(what i have now).
heard good about fsp and hiper.
have a chieftec 420w in my amd32 and that one has worked good for me and quiet.

03-09-2006, 15:37:27

Mr. Smith
Hi. I am just in the process of changing my 7300GT for two 7900GT's. I bought the Inno3D one with DDR3 - cheap and overclocks really well - - in that same review they speak about "Using RivaTuner I modified the device ID of the 7300 GT from 393 to 391. This tricked the system into thinking that the card was in fact a 7600 GT." This enabled mixed SLi.
So, if you look at the results, you could buy a 7600 GT and a nice performance boost...

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