View Full Version : upgrading/overclocking my rig for more BOINC performance

08-13-2009, 02:50 AM
I have a current configuration of Q9550 1.275V (400FSBx8.5) 3.4GHZ, OCZ Urban Elite Edition 1.95V at 1600 MHZ with a 4.00D multiplier with a 9800GT GPU. Mobo is X48T-DQ6. I'm planning to upgrade to crossfire as my mobo supports only Crossfire. Currently I'm wondering if my cpu causes bottleneck for dual 4870X2 during BOINC? Thank you.

08-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Although I'm waiting for 5870X2 cards, i believe if 4870X2 on BOINC doesn't suffer any bottleneck, then it won't with 5870X2.

09-04-2009, 11:19 PM
ATi cards will serve you no purpose with BOINC at this time.

nVIDIA cards atm will give you more crunching power with certain projects.

09-06-2009, 06:04 AM
Your answer is irrelevant to the question. As of your statement, ATI cards provide crunching, like in [email protected] and i don't intend to change my mobo just to have a single Nvidia while i can have dual ATI.

09-12-2009, 12:42 PM
Well that's the 1st that I've heard of as BOINC itself only supports CUDA cards though I only run SETI & Rosetta so Milkway must have its own ATi support within its own program. :beer: