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

  1. agent00skid

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    Letting my CPU plop along on F@H is all nice, but I'll never get used to the sometimes long WU times. :S

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    This is an a3 core, I think the a4 core is a bit better on my CPU. (Oh, and a bit of WCG too. :p)
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    My 470 is limping along in a P4 630 machine atm. I have the machine set to not be on the beta and it is getting horrendous PPD (16K on an 8070) so I might have to try the beta again although I can guarantee that my P4 will bottleneck it. I'd love to put the 470 in an i7 rig, but it is extremely picky about what board it will work in, and it takes up nearly 4 slots because the fans on the GELID Icy Vision had bad bearings and I tied a 120x25mm 0.5A fan on the heatsink which works great.

    The 660 Ti arrives tomorrow and I will boot the 465 and 450 out of an i7 machine temporarily so I can test it for a few days. If it meets my PPD expectations, I will consider letting go of some 460s (contacting Ion first). I just have too many cards at the moment (8 Fermis and 5 HD 7xxx cards) and running them all takes quite a bit of juice and the shear amount of PCIe slots needed is a burden as well. We shall see! :)
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  3. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Any idea what your prices might be on the GTX460s? (I'm done with GF100 cards unless they're at an insanely good price)

    I got the GTX460 installed today--it estimates 17.5k PPD when not in use, or just under 17k when I'm using the computer for other stuff. Running at 810 core ATM--will push higher at some point.
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    I might do the ASUS (works fine) and Sparkle (cosmetic deficiencies, but still works fine) for around $130 for the pair. I also have a matched pair of EVGAs that are in pretty good shape as well, but I'd like to hang on to those a little longer unless having a card with a halfway broken shroud is a deal-breaker, and they are probably worth a little bit more. Might also consider parting with the GTX 465 and the "good" GTS 450 (the other one is ghetto cooled) but everything depends on how well this 660 Ti does (or doesn't do).
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    Congratz Guys we moved into 29th place!!! :toast: :rockout: :respect::respect::respect:
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  6. BUCK NASTY

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

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    I noticed this as well this morning. Congrat's on a job well done team!

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    Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti (Windforce 2x) is up and running. Card boosts to 1228MHz core out of the box, and it started off at a lackluster 18K PPD on a 7662, but now the card is hovering around 24K PPD with a TPF of 3:47. My GTX 460s in my Athlon X2 4400+ rig are getting a TPF of 5:42 and only 1.5K PPD more for the pair on the same WU, so IMO the GK104 isn't too bad. I don't know what the exact wattage that it is taking is, but it is running at 75-77% TDP.

    I know cards like the GTX 580 get boatloads of PPD for cards that cost less up front, but I think the power savings might be more beneficial for me in Florida. A single GTX 480/580 consuming over 300w maximum in W1zzard's charts isn't really appealing compared to the probably well under 200w an overclocked GK104 should take. Since I'm *relatively* happy with the PPD, I think I'll part with a pair of 460s. :)
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    Broke the 100,000,000 mark today.:toast:
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    All I can say is WOW! :respect:
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Big congrat's there TexBill!!!!!!!!

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    That's a lot of zeros!

    Congratulations
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    Question for the experts. My 580 is with my 2600k would it hurt the 580 ppd if I folded with the 2600k? Thanks in advance.
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    I'm no expert by a long shot, I fold with my 2600k and a GTX670 and average about 50,000-60,000 PPD.
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    I too am no expert, but from what I've gathered, the short answer is yes. Yes, your PPD for the GPU will go down, but how much is the question. You can also limit how many threads SMP uses to minimize the affect. Look at how much load GPU Folding is putting on your CPU and adjust how many cores you use accordingly. It's trial and error.
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    Not really. I use a "affinity/process changer"(Prifinitty 2) to lock the GPU Core17 to CPU core #7 an let the 2600K run SMP on CPU cores 0-6. This way the cores will not overlap or conflict. In my experience, this is the only way to max your points on a given rig.

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    Thanks for the replies but guess Im doing something wrong. 4 straight bluescreens. Not the time to experiment with Chimp coming up. Ill let gpu run only then maybe later play with it..
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    Awesome. Well done indeed. :respect::respect::respect:
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    msgclb I see you! Are you gonna join us for Chimp? Sure would like to have you back.
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    I have baked my GTX550TI and it's currently folding away at 15k PPD on a p8071 WU. We'll see if it's still going in the morning--but this is exciting. I'm also running it shroud-less and temps seem pretty much the same as before.
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    Onwards my faithful steed! :p

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    (Going to drop GPU again after that one. :p)
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    Here is my 580 folding alongside my (2) X5680 Xeon Hex Cores for reference:

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    My HD 7850 refuses to run F@H. :shadedshu It keeps crashing. :mad: I've tried both Beta and non-beta WU's. Same result :banghead:

    Part of the problem might be I'm using AMD 13.1 drivers. I've tried older drivers (12.6), but my PC runs like dog poop. The wonderful quick boot up from my Samsung SSD turns into a glacial, flashing mess. I'm just going to wait until F@H catches up for now.

    So, I'm just going to keep my two 460's on my E8400 cranking for the Chimp Challenge. (Thanks to thebluebumblebee's tip - no beta's on 460's - I've got them working again. :D )

    Question: Is it worth doing SMP on my i-930 for the Chimp? I know it won't do -bigadv anymore.
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    You cannot do -bigadv anymore with 4 core 8 thread CPU, minimum is 16 core. So you have to do -smp instead.
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    Did anyone invite W1zzard? I dropped a hint over on the review thread for the Asus Ares II HD 7990 6 GB.

    It will get ~ the same PPD as your GTX 460's on these p807x WU's. I'm getting 20K right now on my 2600K at 4.1 GHz on a P7809.

    Nice update! 1,057,458 according to EOC, mostly due to 586,180 from F150 and 369,150 from Buck.

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