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Message 1899305 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 14:55:24 UTC

For reasons I won't bore you with, I'm looking for a GTX750Ti single slot GPU card. A typical one would be the Galaxy here.

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But I can't find one new or s/h anywhere ......
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Message 1899359 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 17:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 1899305.  

Looks like there was another one from ELSA

Also a Frankenstein project to modify the reference GTX 750 Ti with a AMD cooler
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Message 1899363 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 17:23:56 UTC

Found this MSI on eBay MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti DirectX 11.2 N750TI-2GD5/OC

It has a double-wide PCIe bracket but from the pictures, a hacksaw or cutting wheel can lop off the unnecessary vent part to single width and not interfere with any components or video output connectors.
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Message 1899405 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 21:40:10 UTC

Thanks for the help so far. Single slot cards were definitely made by a number of manufacturers, but there just aren't any about. Obviously not very popular :-(
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Message 1899407 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 21:53:47 UTC - in response to Message 1899405.  

Obviously not very popular :-(
Or went up in a puff of smoke, LOL
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Message 1899469 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017, 5:16:12 UTC

Could be :-)

Just surprising so little is known about them as they are a cracking card.
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Message 1900504 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 8:45:00 UTC
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I bit the bullet and bought this single slot card on Ebay

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We will see how we go.
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Message 1900505 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 9:26:21 UTC - in response to Message 1900504.  

Just check it out for being a 750ti - I bought one on eBay that had a (IIRC) GTS 450 graphics chip in it(!). I found out because I noticed it was running slow, and when I finally took it apart to look (because of the odd characteristics it was showing in PrecisionX) the chip on the board was a GTS 450...
It was a pure fake, as the BIOS had been rigged to respond as a 750ti, but the chip was not a 750ti.
Buyer beware, indeed.
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Message 1900506 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 9:39:34 UTC

Caveat Emptor is indeed the correct phrase to use when buying anything from Ebay, as Vic regularly finds out to his cost.

But to be fair, Ebay has improved a lot these days from what it was, and I am currently in what they call Ebay Concierge. That says that I will be reimbursed anything it costs me to send an item back that doesn't accord with what was advertised. Plus they will refund me and get the redress from the seller.

We'll look on the positive side until is goes pear shaped.
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Message 1900545 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 17:18:24 UTC

Does it have to be a GTX-750 ? There's evidently AMD RX-460 and Nvidia GTX-1050 single slot cards available

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Message 1900640 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 2:57:42 UTC
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There was a GTS450SP card. I bought 10 of them a few years ago when I was in Japan for work. They are rather dated now. (Released in 2010). They had 192 CUDA cores and were based on the GF106 chip. They also tend to overheat as the fan can’t move enough air unless you crank it up to 100% due to being a single slot design.
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Message 1900727 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 16:17:51 UTC

Doesn't HAVE to be a 750Ti but that card is likely to be more with my budget than anything more upmarket.

I just saw that Twin slot Xeon sitting there with an 875W psu and thought hmmm, can I utilise that a bit better, within sensible money. Thanks for the other suggestions :-)
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Message 1900808 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 2:53:46 UTC - in response to Message 1900727.  
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GTX 1030 single slot, 80 USD: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-6338-KR

Refurbished (meaning used/returned) GT 740 single slot, 45 USD: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2742-RX
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Message 1900813 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 3:25:45 UTC - in response to Message 1900808.  

GTX 1030 single slot, 80 USD: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-6338-KR

Refurbished (meaning used/returned) GT 740 single slot, 45 USD: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2742-RX

I wouldn't bother with a GT740 for crunching; however it would be interesting to see how the GT 1030 compares to the GTX 750Ti for power use and performance. I suspect the GTX 750Ti would probably beat it in both instances.
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Message 1900849 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 7:35:38 UTC

750Ti = 640 Cuda cores
1030 = 384 Cuda cores

I think the 750Ti beats it hands down. Plus the 750Ti is available in 1/2 and 3/4 length cards for smaller cases.

But I am making a note of all suggestions which are useful :-)

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Message 1900895 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 15:13:30 UTC
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I have a GTX 750 Ti in my Linux box and it works well with a 384.90 driver provided by SuSE. Also its temperature running SETI@home is 50 C, lower than the temperature of the GTX 1050 Ti in the Windows PC running the same tasks, which reaches 60 C.
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Message 1900974 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 22:49:50 UTC

The 750Ti are great little mid range cards for those on a budget, certainly a lot of bang for your buck. You just need the tuning for SOG work.
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Message 1900975 - Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 22:56:17 UTC - in response to Message 1900974.  

The 750Ti are great little mid range cards for those on a budget, certainly a lot of bang for your buck. You just need the tuning for SOG work.

Check out Shaggie's graphs.
Even now, the credit they produce for the power they use they're still in the top section with all of the latest & greatest.
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Message 1901029 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 9:12:51 UTC - in response to Message 1900975.  

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Message 1901040 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 11:53:53 UTC

I got my single slot card 750Ti from Ebay and it is happily crunching as we speak as a second GPU in my Twin Xeon rig. I did add in a cc_config.xml file but I found out that it had to go in the Boinc directory, not in the \projects\Seti one. First time I've ever run twin GPU's in a rig, quite an experiment :-) Boinc stats still reports that I'm running a 2 x 980 rather than an 980 and a 750, but Boinc manager sees both separate cards, but there you go. I didn't re-run the Nvidia driver download, the 980 version seems quite happy with the 750 as well.

The power meter says that the second card takes an extra 100w of total PC power, bit low I would have thought, oh well. We'll see how we go.
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