Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
cpu sucks for folding compared to gpu.
Check the GPU-Z shots, cards are running 685/1500/1053 up from 626/1350/1053 and the fan at 100% since my room gets hot. I've tried 708/1525/1053 with the fan at 85%, but sometime while I am sleeping my PC restarts so I am guessing they get to hot or bad card. They've been folding fine for awhile now.
But, if the rig is already running, scavenging another 3-4k PPD is a great prospect. I got Athlon x2's producing 500PPD with SMP
Meh, sorry that I'm not up to speed on GTX2xx clocks. I sure can whip me up sum 8 & 9 series o/c's though...
my cpu only shows 15XX PPD and gpu only at 55XX PPD. im running SMP so whats the deal here?
Mkay, try and tell me exactly how you set yours up if you don't mind. I have to be doing something wrong here.
Do you have the -SMP flag added to the target in the shortcut properties? There must be a single space between the original target and the argument you are adding.
Are you using software(Get & Set Affinity) to set the affinity or just the task manager?
should i do 4 or 8? HT is on
now im getting "error running mpiexec..."
I usually fold for about 5-6 hours a day while I am away from my pc during the day. But, I was thinking about upgrading my graphics card so I can get a higher ppd. How many more ppd would I get with a gtx260 216 over my current 8800gt? I can probably sell my current card for $80-100, then pick up a 55nm evga gtx260 for around 200 bucks, so it will only cost me around $120 for the 260. Not a bad tradeoff if the ppd is much higher.
Will keep folding, as TPU is getting close to 100+. (According to Stanford's site)
Do you have a password on this rig? You will need one to run SMP. Add the password first before anything else if you do not already have one. Delete the original SMP install. Re-install MPICH and change the argument before you run the client for the first time. Open SMP folder and run the .bat file. Enter your password. You should see "if you see this twice, MPI is working". Now run the shortcut and configure the client. It will download the A0 or A1 cores and you are done.
You could almost double your PPD with a 260. Below is a screenshot from Fahmon with 3x260's running(Thanks Dark). You can see that the cards are very productive. The 8475 ppd is from a 353pt WU(my favorite) and is about 75% more than you 8800GT would do. My heavily o/c'd 9800GTX+ manages to squeeze 6036 PPD for the 384pt WU, but tops off @ 7092 ppd for the 353pt WU. I say go for 260. When your not folding you could enjoy some awesome gaming.
Hmm, 75% more isn't too bad! Thanks.
What and how do I need to get both my 4830's running? I got them both running crossfire, I just need to get them folding
my 295 is only running 56XX ppd for some reason. why?
You have to set up another client for GPU-1. The first client defaulted to GPU-0. Before we start, did you get SMP running properly?
smp is running but still at 0%.
both cores on the 295 are hot so i thought they were both running?
Have you separated the CPU and GPU onto different cores of the CPU?
You can get much better values with a GTX 260 core 216:
My scores - STABLE values for months:
353pt = 8.7K ppd
384pt = 7.8K ppd
511pt = 6.1K ppd
Check pic for OC
WTF is this?
The client had an error. Prob a leftover work unit from the uni-processor client you had on their at first. Does it happen again when you re-start the client?
NM, delete the executional in MPCIH folder and install this instead:
does TPU have a WCG/BIONC acct setup?
if not i'll make one. much easier to setup.
Got good news. I am back up to full production with all cards running. Should be producing about 82-85K PPD. Mmaakk should have his rigs back up as well. We have some good momentum with several new guy's joining the team(thebluebumblebee, kid41212003, etc..) and 2-3 coming back from folding for Stephanie at the end of the month. Everyone, thanks for your hard work and keep on folding
What software would you recommend?
It's seem like my SMP client only run on 1 thread (half a core)... How do I fix this?
Yes, but I am running the SMP client on one core and my two GPU clients on the other core.
This is the one that he is talking about. However i just go to task manager, click on the process and set affinity from there.
Also i set mine up to mirror your own setup and so it completes a step about every half hour.
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