Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
New version released: 7.1.52
I have never had any heat issues until recently. (last 2 months?)
At most it would run in the low 50'sc. Idle is aprox. 33c.
I would like to have a setting that allows you the ability to set GPU usage by percentage.
(just like you can with SMP slots)
My GTX460 hit 86c yesterday with fan at 100%. I removed the slot.
At what point does the chip or other components burn?
The short answer is 100C. I'm on the conservative side around here and I don't like F@H temps over 75C, but that does not take into consideration that I live in the PNW and only Fold while it's cold outside. For 24/7, I feel that the temps must be kept lower than the short term peaks for a game.
Hey Buck, how would you answer this?
You could take off advanced for the client type to see if that makes a difference.
On a side note, I'll be back Tuesday.
stock cooler on that 460 is it, usually stock means crap cooling I'd be tempted to look at getting a 3rd party cooler something like this
also you need to be looking at the air temp inside your case aswell more airflow = better load temps (aslong as the room temp is adequate 30C or less)
Yeah, the temps can be an issue. I've got 3 cards folding in my p6t, and they are so close together they almost touch. I've got 63c, 78c and 76c temps, and that's with an open case with a 12" fan blowing in it. The cpu is folding too, so that's more heat. There's no way I can do this 24/7 on a 15amp service. I'm looking for used 560s and 570s when kepler comes out......
it sounds like 2 of your 3 cards are suffering from suffocation from being to close together which means you'd also see the greatest advantage using water cooling on them
These new WUs have decreased my output significantly. Only getting ~35K points now when I was getting ~55K out of my farm.
Hmm, pulled my middle card, and now my 2 260s are at 55 and 63c, and at oced settings.... guess I'll let them have a little workout now....
Thats a fairly substantial drop from 63c to 55c and 76c down to 63c
this year i got only large smp,but this is to much...i run the CPU at 4ghz and use 100% for folding
Is that correct, 73 DAYS, to run???
before this i got one of 22 days,so i think is correct
it hasn't evan done 1% so don't trust the guesstamate until then you'll prolly find has gone down considerably by then
the preferred deadline is 11.71 day with an final deadline of 19.52 days
so wait for it to give you an better guesstamate
You might want to try smp-6. The AMD GPU client puts quite the load on the CPU, so you might actually get faster times with 6 cores than 8, and the overall PPD might increase. Secondly, that is V7's estimate for PPD. Wait until it has at least 3% completed. I assume you are using your passkey.
each gpu on mine seems to use about 75% of one core of my cpu(one core per gpu core not 75% of 4 cores) as well, so my two cards use anything between 35-60% of my cpu making smp folding pointless , and i havent seen Any point drop , you have more then four cores though so you might be able to spare some cpu time
with 2 smp running my gpu's averaged 8.5-8.7 Kppd now both do 9.3 but that may be in part due to the latest client and catalyst 12.4 dev prev im using without issue , i posted 12,4 open cl1.2 a few days ago
Yeah, well turns out fan profile for one card wasn't cranked, but the middle card even at 100% managed to break 81c, so out it came....
My only question now is... when can I buy cheap used 570s... is it time yet.... hmmmm.
How does the 570 compare to the 560Ti 448 core? If you had a choice???
I may continue to have some fluctuations in my PPD as I am reorganizing my farm. To start, I tore down my PDC E6600/GTX 460/ASRock G41M-S3 rig and replaced it with a P4 630 (soon to be 651)/GTX 460 + GT 440/ASRock 775Xfire-VSTA Intel 925X board that has an x16 and an x4 slot. Since NVIDIA cards use practically no CPU to fold, it's an easy way to use a $25 motherboard, a free CPU and RAM and have another card going in the same rig.
The 440 was in my dad's rig for a while but his Dell Dimension 530 kept failing WUs for some reason. Currently, all cards but my 6950 should be folding strong for now. I do not plan on dropping any more money on equipment so I may just put up a Phenom 9750 rig for WCG crunching and that's it. I'll be up to 5 machines at work if I add the Phenom 9750 + ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA AGP board + 7800GS for CPU crunching, as this board can only run XP anyway due to NVIDIA not supporting Vista/7 GART drivers with multicore CPUs.
Alright, I've been away for too long... I have one rig up and folding again for the team: 2500K @ 4.5GHz, GTX275, GTS250, 9800GT. Should be enough to get my crazy badge back.
I shouldn't be folding my current folding rig, need more parts, but can't stop.......must fold.....
So I work away from home all week and have a rather killer PC just sitting idle at home.
I believe this is the time to get started folding. I must admit I do not know anything and need to read up.
I come home and game on the weekend evenings, can folding be paused? Or how does that work?
Yes, it can be paused. There is a button for that in the top toolbar.
Just run it and it will set up a CPU/SMP and GPU client.
Far right top field box change to: Advanced.
You need to apply for a personal Passkey number: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey
Insert your personal info in: Configure/Identity tabs.
You can pick a team number: 50711 comes to mind.
After the 3 fields have been entered: Save settings.
You may want to change some other settings but the above is the barebones.
If you need further instructions, just ask.
ive refired up my shitter (it had retired)on the sneeky, shh i couldnt help it and the elecy man might not notice this time
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