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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    So no way to run 5 series cards heh?

    I wouldn't want to switch my i7 over from WCG, but I think I must just have to do it. Before I do is there a good guide to getting this setup?
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    If you do switch over the i7, it should do ~25K PPD with the special client
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    Well The 5xxx series can fold so I might start off with that at least to help. :toast:
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    i7s put out 25k PPD? That's crazy! It seems like its better to Fold on i7s than on high power GPUs now- I will have to look into this.
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    It's actually 12K PPD but with the bonus plan it actually comes out between 55K-62K in 48 hours depending on your OC clock. This is the -bigadv WU BTW if this is new to you;)
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    I hope everyone is gearing up for this colossal competition. I just picked up 2x GTX275's from Sneekypeet in preparation for the CC. My i7-860 is stuck running SMP2(14-16Kppd) while I RMA 4GB of ram, so no -bigadv until the ram comes back. Hopefully I can squeeze out 110K ppd for the duration of the CC. Let's try actively recruiting as many members as possible.:rockout:

    I was averaging about 25K+ ppd on my i7-860 @ 4.0ghz, but you better have a decent cooling solution for these clocks(i.e. triple 120 radiator...).
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    I knew bigadv was a points monster, but not this big- to be honest I stopped looking into it actively since it needed a VM before, and I was pretty set for having CPUs Crunch not Fold.

    So far it looks like I will still have my other i7 in my possession for the contest, so I will have it run the regular SMP client (only 2GB RAM).

    Can't forget to fire up the PS3 when the contest starts too- every bit counts!

    I noticed that a lot of people at EVGA have moved to Fermi, maybe what gives us a little advantage since they are not supported yet.
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    My 4th i7 rig is going back online tomorrow, had to switch out CPU blocks.
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    I should have my X4 955 @ 3.6-3.8ghz (ordering H50 tonight I think)...so is that good for ~6-7k PPD? And probably the GTX260 OCed (7-8k?), so on a good day I may be able to churn out close to 15k :)
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    Can someone send me a dummy plug? I might be able to get the 8800GTS up in my main rig (reliably) if I had one :)

    BUCK- so 3.51ghz and a Mega probably wont cut it then, no? To be clear, to run 8 threads NON bogadv use smp -8? I want to get it all setup and get a trial WU or two in before the comp starts.
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    That's fine, as long as you are good with the temps. SMP2 @ 3.51 should net 10K+ ppd from CPU alone. I'm running "-smp -advmethods" for the flags on my 860 and it's loading all threads. Make sure you use ChimPowerUp and get the passkey from Bogmali so you pick up the bonus work.

    Done!
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    Thank you BUCK! :respect:

    I already got the passkey from Ion. Once the plug comes in I will load up the main rig with all 3 cards, setup the CPU client and run it all for 24 hours to test for stability and temps, then it should be ready for go time.
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    If anyone has any issues with the dumby plug, Solaris and I had quite a thread about it somewhere around here...

    [​IMG]

    BTW here is my pic...

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=86507&highlight=vga amps

    Also speaking of kindness and brotherhood etc: If anyone wants to send me your incredibly overpriced nvidia card that somehow gets better PPD than my HD4850, go for it. Also, I have 2 free PCI-E slots so send my 2 while you're at it! :) I'll ship them back when the competition ends. Promise!
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    I suppose I'll jump in. As I understand, I still fold for team 50711, but under the name ChimPowerUp?
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    Yes, that's correct. If using a CPU, you will need the passkey.
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    So will Folding stress the i7 920's more than Boinc???
    How much ram is needed to run effectively? My crunchers vary on ram. I have two that only have 2 GB as more is really not needed for crunching.
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    Yes, Folding will stress the cores more than WCG. You need 6Gb to run the -bigadv WU's. I would stick to SMP2(14K-16K ppd) for rigs with low ram.
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    I am planning on running two i7 920 with 6 GB's and one with 4 GB. All are oc to 3.8. Maybe I will reduce the clocks to 3.2 to 3.5~
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    IIRC, if below 3.5GHZ, you will miss out on the bonus due to the delay in returning the results . Bogmali or El Fiendo care to clarify?
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    I'm not really convinced that F@H is any more CPU intensive than WCG is...at least the temps didn't change between the two for me. So I'd go ahead and leave the i7s at 3.8ghz, the extra clocks make a decent impact with the bonus points
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    I would be suprised as well if it stressed the cpu's more. I crunch at 100% and task manager always shows all 8 threads at 100%.
    But I will have to wait and see.
    One more question Buck. I would prefer to wait until the last possible moment to switch my rigs over from crunching. When would be a good date for that?
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    I'll offer my i7 for the competition, as well as my 5850s. I will need someone to help me out with the cpu setup.
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    How long is the challenge running for?

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