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

  1. Birdman86 New Member

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    I found out that the current WU won't restart after crash if you remove, rename or move the file current.xyz in the work directory of the client. That's how I managed to continue CPU WU's after electric power breakdown. In an unexpected shutdown, the file current.xyz gets corrupted, checksum doesn't match and the client restarts the WU, but if current.xyz is not available, then the client happily loads the last saved checkpoint from other files and continues the WU.
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    That really depends on what kind of deal you can find and if you don't mind mail in rebates or even buying used. The last two cards I bought were 8800GS, only $37 each (US) from NCIX.com but that was with a $35 rebate on each of them (the limit was 2). I also bought an 8800GT on ebay for $78 total. So it really depends on how many slots you have free and how much you want to put into it. 2x8800GS gave me 192 shaders at $74 total where the 8800GT had 112 shaders at $78.

    Edit: They all overclocked about the same too ~1782 on the shaders.
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    I've been using the system tray GPU client on my new system then wiped clean and loaded the console client and there is no change to my PPD at all. Before I would get 3003 ppd on a 511pt. work unit and I get that same amount on a 511 unit with the console. If you never pull up the display it seems like they produce the same.
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    I found an 8800GS for $66US shipped. Maybe not the greatest deal but I'm impatient.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130332

    Will pop that in once I get the new motherboard. I am running Vista on that machine so I think I need to fool Vista that there is a monitor plugged into it. I thought I remembered someone saying that just a DVI to VGA adapter was enough? I have a couple of those laying around.

    Will need to do some reading on how to setup a dual GPU setup for folding. I'm sure there should be something in this thread showing that.

    Also, I assume that the important thing to OC for folding is the shaders. Does it matter at all what the core is? Do I leave the core at stock and just bump shaders as high as possible? 1782 sounds like what I should be shooting for.
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    I have two GeForce 8800 GT cards and GPU0 at 600/1651/900 is faster or at least as fast as GPU1 at 650/1625/900 every time they have similar WU's. So I can say that the core or memory clocks aren't important in folding and thus I'll try to overclock shaders only.
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  6. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Well, my HTPC PSU died on me last night, so I will be down about 8k PPD until next week. I guess i was asking for it. Had a Coolmax 400w running a Phenom X3 8650(3.05Ghz) and 2x 9600GSO's folding 24/7. I sold the GSO's to Xazax and will be replacing them with a GTX260 216sp as well as a beefy PSU to run the rig. Should have the rig back up early next week. I know we have had lower PPD due to the donations to Stephanie, but you guys have done a great job making up for the points. Time to start another membership drive and pump up the team.:toast: Keep Folding Guy's!!!!
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  7. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I got my 2nd rig backup folding 24/7 now thanks to phanbuey. He sent me a PSU and it really helped me out. Now if anyone has a Geforce 8xxx or ATI 2xxx or 3xxx they have laying around without a use i can give it a good home and would have it folding. :toast:

    sorry to hear that buck
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    Had a weird incident with a job, a 511, it dled and started, but didn't do the entering md thing and sat idle for 6 hrs. I exited it and restarted it and it ran like nothing happened! Anyone have this happen?
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Yea, had that happen a couple of times. Must be a software/process glitch. I'm surprised we do not have more problems with the way we push these rigs to their limits.;)
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    Sorry to hear about the supply Buck. Guess it didn't owe you anything ;)

    I have an 8800GS on the way and I was worried about what 2 video cards on my Thermaltake 420W would do so I swapped the 420W into my son's machine (single 8800GT) and transferred the Ultra 750W into this machine.
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    Failing projects
    480 points WUs (project ranges : 5013-5016, 5504-5507, 5801)
    384 points WUs (project range : 5757-5764)
    511 points WUs (project range : 5749-5756)
    353 points Wus (project range : 5765-5772)

    Failing hardware
    GTX2 xxx series
    9xxx series
    8xxx series

    Failing OS
    Windows XP 32 bits
    Windows XP 64 bits
    Windows Vista 32 bits
    Windows Vista 64 bits

    Can be a bad WU
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    I also have problematic rigs. My gaming rig with GTX 260 and E8400 in SMP is restarting several times during a day's period.

    Another one with a HD3870X2 and Pentium Dual CPU is freezing. Nothing wrong with the clients, no errors reported in the log. The rig simply freezes after a short period of time (~2hs).
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    Scapped the plans for the GTX260 and bought 2x 9800GTX+ for a song along with a Corsair 750TX PSU. This will add an additional 5k+ ppd above my normal for TPU when i get everything up and running. Should have everything by Tuesday:toast:

    P.S. Now I need to get a Sli board so I can crank out 1000 FPS in Halo PC:roll:
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    Buck, have I ever told you that you're my hero?
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    Just a heads up on the new 182.05 drivers, seems like the downclocking to 2d idle speeds during folding bug is back. My 280 folded all night in low power 2d mode ug! Going to try disabling my screensaver to see if that's triggering it.
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    Disabling screensaver solved that problem for me.
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    Look at this pic we are getting more points 24 hour average then any team in the top <101-200! We are really crunching here! I am very proud of all the members for this amazing feat of top 100 or less. :toast:

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    Yep, I'm proud of the team too! We're kicking a*s and taking names! Top 100 here we come! :D

    Btw, if anyone wants their stats in their sig and needs help, hit me up with a pm.
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    On the look out for a cheap SLI board myself, would like one with 3 PCI-e slots or more so I can add to my 9600GSO's or GTX260 and just run with the one board.

    If anyone knows of one for sale let me know...or any good recommendations.

    Reminds me of this song, old classic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDURv8fj9dk&feature=related
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    [​IMG]

    Am I doing it right :)
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    Looks good :toast:

    In FahMon if you click on Tools and then Download new projects it will give you details of each work unit that your clients are doing and give you the points etc for that work unit.
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  22. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Set up the SMP client with the -SMP flag and your Kuma will satisfy. I've got mine running @ 3.255Ghz and getting 800-900 PPD on a single core.
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    What processor are you going to run? I'll start hunting one now. BTW, you cannot mix different SP count cards on the same board. The 9600GSO will bottleneck the GTX260. Send me your GTX 260 and I will send you a 9600GSO to solve that problem (Buck is always willing to help;)). I dunno your budget, but here a few good examples. Both are Crossfire, but fold very well.

    AMD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128R

    Intel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299R

    P.S. Oily, you are forbidden to make reference to Bette Midler in this thread:laugh:
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    I have a couple of skt775 CPU's here but it doesn't really matter.

    LOL I am ashamed to say I love that song...:eek:
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I have 2 8800GTS 320mb G80 for sale. Cards will pull 4K ppd each on 384pt WU with overclock. I will discount $10.00($70.00 each shipped) each for Folding Team Members:toast:.

    [​IMG]

    As you can see, they are a little stronger than 8800GS/9600GSO's

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=84804
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