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Nvidia Beta Tutorial(Early Return Bonus) for huge PPD

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    This is a copy of the tutorial posted @ OCN. Props to BWG for creating it.

    We are seeing:

    GTX460's produce 105K PPD
    GTX560TI's produce 160K PPD
    GTX580's produce 225K+ PPD


    Step 1:

    Download the v7 folding client and install it using the recommended defaults. If you're new to folding, input your TPU username as your folding name and input team 50711. Leave the passkey field blank as we will cover a method of assigning a passkey to each folding slot later.

    Step 2:

    You'll need to add a beta flag on each nVidia GPU. In v7, switch to expert mode:


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    Step 3:

    Click Configure - Click Slots - Double Click The GPU Slot - Scroll Down and Click Add.

    Insert client-type in name field and beta in value field as shown below.
    Insert passkey in name field and "your actual alphanumerical passkey in value field as shown below.
    In Click Ok - Click Ok - and Save.


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    Step 4:

    Quit the folding client and restart it. In post 2 we will cover how to replace beta folding core version 2.25 with 2.22 to increase your GPU PPD by nearly 30% or better for Fermi cards only.
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  2. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Core 2.22 is much better optimized for folding, but you can only use this core if you have a non-keplar GPU. Here is how you process replacing the core:

    Step 1:

    Download and Save FahCore_15

    Step 2:

    Pause your GPU folding clients by right clicking each one.


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    Step 3:

    Open the directory in which the core is located as shown here, but replace my user name with your user name. You may need to manually type in the AppData folder if it's hidden or show hidden folders. The path to the file on my PC is: C:\Users\BWG\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient\cores\www.stanford.edu\~pande\Win32\AMD64\NVIDIA\Fermi\beta\Core_15.fah


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    Copy the core over and replace it. Right click each GPU slot and click fold. That's it.
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    Wow, they finally decided to give the bonus to the gpu's now. That'll be a big game changer now. :D

    How come you are folding under ocn team name, can't you use TPU's?
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    I just copied their screenshots from OCN. Trust me, I always fold for TPU!:rockout:
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Oh...interesting.
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    Wow, I'm a dummy. Forgot to set cuda to my 480, now it folds at 99%. Pulled my 260 to test stuff, but didn't realize the driver was doing it!
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Update's on some of the cards I'm running now and PPD:

    ASUS ENGTX570 DirectCU II(900/1800/1900 @ 1.075v) P8057 - 173k PPD

    EVGA GTX560ti-448 core(860/1720/1950 stock vcore) P8057 - 166k PPD

    ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU Top (890/1780/1840 @ 1.05v) P8057 - 105K PPD

    :toast:
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    I can add:

    ASUS GTX680 DirectCU II TOP (stock) - 185k PPD
    MSI 450GTS Cyclone (stock) - 45K PPD

    Extra edit: The rig where the 450 nests was "moved to a farm and it is so happy". In other words it kept BSOD on me and was moved to my workshop for parting. Today I needed to use Putty (key-in for remote computing on my one cloud HP CPU since it stopped reporting) and it picked up an 8057 and finished it as well AND picked up one more so I give it one chance. Good dog (as long as you do 45k PPD) ;)
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    Is this normal?
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    Cranked up my clocks a bit... getting ready to drop this eggie!
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    Did you set the beta flag and your passkey?

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    Yes I did!
    Edit: I also used the fahcore15.exe replacement trick.
    Edit2: you'll have to wait for fah stats to be updated to see
    if it worked. All of my dumps are out now so.....
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    Getting more like it.....
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    Oh, and folding temps for the 480 are 67c max.
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    Darn, okay, I need to wait a bit first:
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    Edit: bloody amazing, I can watch videos, surf and do pretty much anything I want
    while folding. Never could do that before on the 2xx series cards.
    Can't wait to see my 480 dump.....
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    Maybe it should be pointed out that the PPD increase won't happen right away.

    In my case, I set the client up fresh on my GTX670 and I had to sucessfully complete 3 normal WUs first before I was assigned a beta WU.

    I also had one of my GTX470s that was slighly unstable, and ended a WU early with Unstable_Machine. After making it stable, I had to wait for it to finish 3 normal WUs sucessfully before it got a Beta as well.

    Of course if you've already been folding for a while, the PPD increase should happen much faster.
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    Hmm, well it completed the wu, but no bonus it seems. Then I went to bed, and overnight my stupid machine rebooted. Have some kind of weird glitch in my os... still hunting it down.
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    Pete, there must be an issue with your passkey. When is the last time you used it?
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    I'm using it right now for smp on the folding box cpu. Do I need a different passkey for gpu?
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    Oh dam, I see in your slot config you manually added the passkey. I thought it would be added auto. Perhaps you should mention that in the tut....
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    I don't have a passkey in my GPU slot and I'm getting and returning them just fine.
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    Fixed in OP. :toast:

    What's your folding username?
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    You need the pass key for early return bonus on fermi cards.
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    It all goes to the same place. I do not now, nor will I ever see F@H as a competition.
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    Move over to TPU and I will replace all your 4.8Mil points within a week under TPU. You 've been getting a steady string of 8057's?
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