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

  1. mmaakk

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    Your temps are great. Fantastic OC with your Xeon! by the way :rockout:

    Check my thread:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=87439

    You will change your mind about ATI Temps :D
     
  2. silkstone

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    strange, i can't find the FAHlog.txt and unitinfo.txt files to use the monitor
     
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    Right click in the blank white space, add client. point it to where F@H is installed. If monitoring a GPU client, you'll need to point it to C:\Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\Folding@home-gpu for Vista or C:\documents and settings\username\Application data\folding@home-gpu for XP
     
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    question for you guys - my motherboard runs on a P45 chipset and has a second x8 pci-e lane (someone correct me if im wrong there) so I was thinking - rather than building a second rig, why not just slap say an 8800GT or a 9600 series in the second lane and fold on that? Ive seen a guy do it with two 9800GTX+'s on a crossfire board, and I understand its productivity would be lower due to the x8 lane, but would it work?
     
  5. mmaakk

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    The pci-e bandwidth is not important for folding.

    Folding @ 16X, 8X, 4X, 1X the folding performance will be the same!

    :toast:
     
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    So I could drop another card in and let that fold alone? That would save me like £70 off the bat haha. Please say I can! :D
     
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    What do you mean "fold alone"?

    Like gaming with 1 card and folding with the other?
     
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    ok my PPD is 2760, is that any good?

    Is there a cpu/gpu mixed client?
     
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    Yeah, as if its just a stand alone component.
     
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    I never tried that, but can't see any problem.

    I guess you are folding nVidia only. That means you won't have CPU utilization by folding, so your gaming won't be affected.

    Just make sure your PSU will support a second card.

    ...and FOLD ON :toast:
     
  11. kyle2020 Guest

    Im sat with a huge grin on my face :D

    Imagine kicking out 3K ppd without having to be off my computer . . . Its nowhere near the 8K my 260 gets, but imagine if I run them at the same time for a few nights a week . . . :D

    Thats that settled then. A 9600GSO it is, or a cheap 8800GT if I can find one. Playing CoD and folding at the same time? yeahhhh bitchessssss :cool:

    *my PSU can handle it btw :D*
     
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    how much better would a P1 X4 9600 Black edition be over a X2 5000+ Black edition@3ghz? i know the 9600 doesn't overclock vary good so i would say at stock or 2.4ghz on it
     
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    I'm not into AMD chips but for folding I guess the number of cores is always an advantage.
     
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    im sure i would get higher PPD because with a X4 9500 running the normal client it gets about the same as my 5kBE@3ghz running the normal client. So running SMP on the 9600 would give a good bit difference then the 5kBE.... just my reasoning and thinking

    EDIT: i found that the 9600@stock puts out 3-4kPPD my x2 5kBE@3ghz puts out 1.2-2k ppd so about 2x as much so it maybe worth it
     
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    Please throw the SMP Client. Running the regular client with dual or quad CPUs is a waste of elec and PPD. :p
     
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    how is it a waste?

    also what would give better PPD
    a x4 9600 running SMP
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    Nvidia 9600GT
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    ATI 4830
     
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    better PPD from a X4 9600 running SMP on 3 cores and using the fourth for the GPU(whichever has higher PPD).

    I do it all the time on my main rig. The 2nd gpu is always gpu-1.
     
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    well its video card or CPU
     
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    Always go GPU if that's the case.
     
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    thanks :toast: I will try to get a GPU then. not sure if any of them will happen yet
     
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    If you are folding 2 cards in the same motherboard they should be the same number of shader processors. Dropping an 8800GT or 9600GT next to your GTX260 will kill the folding on both cards (if you fold them both). I tried setting up a system with an 8800GT (112 SP) and an 8800GS (96 SP) and both cards dropped to about half of what they had when folding alone. I swapped out the 8800GS so I had a pair of 8800GT's and that solved the problem.

    There are a few threads on this phenomenum if you search the forums.

    However, if you are just gaming on the GTX260 and allowing the 8800GT to fold on its own then it may not have this effect.
     
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    next month i should be getting AT LEAST a 9600GT if not something higher. That would be going along with my 5kBE... not only would i have a nice folding rig but also a good backup gamer

    EDIT: When are the GTX250 and 240 coming out? Also i MAYBE getting my hands on a bunch of P4 computers. where my uncle works they are getting all new computers so i am going to have him try to get them for me
     
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    GTS250 is coming out the 10th. Did you see Buck's posting about the 9800GT for $70 after MIR?
     
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    i saw it and thx for correcting me. I don't like MIR so i don't deal with them

    BTW 10th this month?
     
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    yep
     
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