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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. mmaakk

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    Welcome back "Canadian fellow" :toast:

    I'm happy for you taking some time off but now LET'S GO BACK TO WORK AND CRACK SOME WUs! :rockout:

    Did you catchup already the last posts?

    Cheers
     
  2. Bow

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    We had a monster snow storm Tuesday just got power back on an hour ago, hope I didnt miss anything..
     
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  3. mmaakk

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    Bow! Everything under control over here. :cool:

    Last 24H WU servers running smooth...:) I didn't have any idle rig so far today.

    I'm looking forward to the new "GT206" coming December!! Hoping for a nice Kick WU ass! hehe

    :toast:
     
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    ??

    I'm a gamer and I'm about to start using my 3850 (agp) to fold. But I game alot.. would it be smart for someone like me to fold on the card at nite when I'm sleeping/not home/ or not gaming and use my CPU to fold on any other time?
    Or should I not fold on my P4.. and just use the 3850?:toast:

    EDIT: Well I'm folding on my GPU(sapphire hd 3850 512x256 agp) and I'l let you guys know how well it does for me. I'm sure its better than my OC'd P4 630 presscott core @ 4ghz! The only thing is that the temps are @ 60c and rising =[
    I really cant wait to build my new pc.. i think im going to get a DFI X48 board with a C2D and 2 4870x2's!!! That build will be a folding beast!
     
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    LOL look at my CPU usage when my GPU started folding (the #s are at the bottom right corner)
    The first # is my GPU temp the middle one is my CPU temp and the green one is my CPU usage (everest ultamate)
    [​IMG]
    Dammit you cant see the cpu-usage it says 100%!!!!
     
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  6. mmaakk

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    Thanks for joining jM.

    If you are folding on XP, GPU should use around 50% CPU. With Vista, will be close to zero.

    About your CPU folding, take a look if it isn't consuming your GPU PPD.

    Check the link with the comparison list for your video card:

    http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=4263

    :toast: and welcome!!
     
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    Thanx mmaakk :toast:
     
  8. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Well, I finally have the 4x 8800GS rig running. I'm using a $65.00 Antec EA650 PSU to run it all. No signs of any issues so far. I think i will pick up another of these MoBo's and change out another dual rig to quad GPU's. Today should be a good day for folding. Fahman shows 55K for all rigs combined. We will see what we can get out of it today. Good Luck guy's and Keep Folding!!!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    and thats the first quad video card PC i have ever seen.

    can you even SLI that, for games?

    Edit: 1.2MB is a bit huge for a pic. i wondered why it was so slow to download.
     
  10. BUCK NASTY

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

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    No Sli or Crossfire when folding. You could re-configure for games, but that would be a pain. That rig is only for folding and I will only use it to check it's production.
     
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    Fantastic Buck! Did you already OC the 8800? How was the folding setup? Are you getting what you expect from all 4 cards?

    Thanks and good luck with the new rig!!!

    :toast:
     
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    We need a Driver that will let you fold in SLI, maybe even exit Folding then enable SLI to play games.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Thanks Mmaakk!

    The overvolted 8800GS is on hold until I get some better solder. Soldering these graphics PCB's is difficult enough, let alone using crappy solder. Setting up the 4x GPU rig was simple. Same process repeated 4 times for the GPU2 client installation(just to diff folder each time). CPU is a Athlon x2 BE2400 with 2 cards on each core. Currently getting 5200-5300 PPD per card with clocks at 745/1745/877. Rig total is 21000 PPD. This was such a success that I will do another next month.

    P.S. Look at what ASUS may bring into production. The P6T6 Workstation with 6X PCI-E!!! Sorry for the crappy pic...:ohwell:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Apologies guys, I haven't been able to contribute alot the last few days. Having some temp issues, but hope to resolve them soon! :ohwell:
     
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    :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect:

    I have to get that card!!!

    My 24 hr average sure jumped up alot..over a thousand for the 1 card
     
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    Thanks for sharing Buck. I'm very happy the new system is running smooth!

    You read my mind! I was about to comment about the mobo too! The only thing that "hurts" is to buy the new Intel socket CPU!

    I was browsing F@H forum yesterday and there is a guy that gets 47K PPD with one rig! :twitch: :eek:

    AMD mobo and CPU with four 9800GX2 and the guy says the rig was based on the FASTRA system.

    Cool stuff! Take a look:

    http://foldingforum.org/search.php?keywords=47 fastra

    http://fastra.ua.ac.be/en/index.html

    :toast:
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Now you just need to put 4 GX2's in that rig Buck and you can have an 8GPU folding rig with full G92 cores instead of the cut down 8800GS cores.
     
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    HEHE...

    :rockout: TIME TO ROCK AND FOLD! :rockout:

    TPU IS GETTING 7K EXTRA PPD :toast:

    :respect:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. BUCK NASTY

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

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    HOLY FOLDING 260!!!!!
    Very nice card. I see how it is. I gotta buy a ton of the cheap cards and you get to buy the flashy ones!:laugh: At the rate your going , you may have a 9800GX2 before me Mmaakk.

    I have seen the FASTRA rig before. It is quite impressive, but the price is prohibitive for me.

    Thanks for adding some more horsepower for us:toast:
     
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    mmaakk, my GTX260 does great at folding, at least imo. I average 7.5k ppd recently, but was averaging 7.9k ppd last week (when I went with 180.43 drivers, I gained some gaming performance, yet lost FAH performance, I'm a gamer first and foremost so...).

    Great cards, should treat you well! :toast:
     
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    I'm folding the GTX260 with a HD3870X2. Just to see what happens. I'm getting only one GPU core working with the X2. The other only this error always:

    Working on queue slot 01 [November 1 05:30:43 UTC]
    [05:30:43] + Working ...
    [05:30:48] CoreStatus = FFFFFFF6 (-10)
    [05:30:48] Client-core communications error: ERROR 0xfffffff6
    [05:30:48] This is a sign of more serious problems, shutting down.

    Will have better idea tomorrow...

    At the moment PPD is

    6.5K nVidia
    2K ATI

    nVidia is rising... started with 4K.

    Cheers
     
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    I reckon we need a team tpu folding user bar to put in our sigs, anyone else keen?
     
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    well i did one anyway.
     
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    OK everybody gather around.:laugh: I have been blessed with the resources to fold on a large scale. I will continue to add cards/rigs in the coming months. While all my points go to TPU, I feel guilty that some members are not as fortunate as myself, but still do the best they can. I would like to do something to boost morale. Starting immediately, I will donate the PPD from one of my cards on a temporary basis. We are a young team(team age, not member age:laugh:) and I am trying to sort out the criteria for this donation. Most likely it will be CPU folders that are struggling and possibly need a taste of GPU PPD to push them towards GPU folding. I would like to nominate Cuzza to be the first recipient, then possibly JM. Cuzza, if you have no problem with this, let me know and it will commence immediately thereafter. This donation will rotate to another teammate when I deem it necessary.

    I also have accumulated excess hardware and would gladly donate it with free shipping(US/CAN) to a member that can put it to use folding for TPU. I repeat, It must be used in conjunction with folding for TPU. I don't want to have to REPO anything:laugh: Take a look and see if anyone can utilize these parts for TPU.

    MOBO - ASUS K8N-E S754 AGP w/Athlon 64 3000+ Venice (Anyone got an AGP 3850?)

    MOBO - ABIT KN8-ULTRA S-939 PCI-E W/O CPU OR RAM

    MOBO - FOXCONN NF4SK8AA-8KRS SLI S-939 W/ATHLON 64 3500+/1 GB DDR400 (Solid performer)

    MOBO - FOXCONN NF4SK8AA-8KRS SLI S-939 W/ATHLON X2 3800+/ 1 GB DDR400 (2x9600 GSO = 10k PPD)

    Thanks to every one of you for Folding for TPU.:toast:
     
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    None of those parts would be useful to me but I am in the UK anyway so it wouldn't matter.

    I am thinking of sticking a new rig together mainly for folding and gaming and it looks like a board with a 260 in it will do the job nicely.

    Rock on guys!
     
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