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

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    me, avarice, and luke are folding. got them two in recently, they're slowly working their way up the charts with GPU clients.
     
  2. SirKeldon

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    You're one of the most active ones, it's great you're joining ppl too :) I didn't stop folding for 48h+ now (finally my rig is 100% F@H SMP + F@H GPU stable) ... and this last week my computer has been folding almost 24/7 (mostly with SMP, don't want to burn the brand new 4850 yet :laugh:), slowly but going up, now i'm at top 50 (#48) and i want to keep folding :D i thought about mounting my secondary AMD rig ... but it will eat too much potence due to the 125W TDP of the 6400+ BE and wouldn't be that effective ... so i'm trying to convince my father to fold aswell ... his Q6600 would be great for that, even he's running it on stock speeds

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    WOW!, Just read this thread from page 1. I really think FAH should get it's own section, would make it easier for us newbies to join up, plus could have help sections and general chat.

    1 post for all things folding is a bit cumbersome.

    Anyway,

    G'day I've joined the fold. GPU2 client.
     
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    Welcome to the TPU folding team :)
     
  5. SirKeldon

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    Welcome to TPU and to our Folding team!!! :toast:

    Btw, update your system specs please ... so all we'll be available to see what machine and components you own :)

    Have fun and enjoy! :rockout:
     
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    Welcome :toast:,

    I've been trying to finish a post(s) that gives simple and understandable info for us noobs, just havn't found enough time yet. I will do what I can to finish it. :rockout: I was thinking a thread with the info posts, weekly screenie of the stats and a link to the team thread, it may even be an idea to keep it locked and have all discusion in the team thread... it needs to get finished first though...:)
     
  7. p_o_s_pc

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    i am now up to 805.24ppd


    i also have my dads Celeron D @3.33ghz folding that is getting about 60ppd because he won't let it run 100% because of temps and it slows his computer down too much


    EDIT: I now have a 80mm fan on my ram. I have a fan on ram and an Antec spot cool on the chipsetn main HDD is in front of the intake. CPU temp is 32c underload,chipset is 41c(went up from 38c) hdd is 22c case temp is 25c so temps are doing good.
    I am also trying to get my uncle to fold on his X4 9500.
     
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  8. Auslander

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    Thanks for the welcome,

    Have fired up every PC i have around here (3), have the gpu2 client on my main machine, only one with a CUDA card, and stuck 2 instances on the opty 175 and one on an old socket A (xp2800+), with the standard client.

    FAHMON reckons 6200PPD roughly, and 5,500 of that is from the gpu2 client! seems kinda sad 1 client has so much of an advantage over other types. Hmmm maybe time to grab a new vid card for the 175?

    By what i have read, any CUDA nvidia card will do the trick, obviously the more expensive ='s faster. Has an older 7600gt in it at the moment. I'm sure my son wouldn't mind a faster video card:D

    Will see how it goes and hopefully we can get the team moving along.

    Fold on.
     
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    I can't understand yet why i'm having such a lower PPD on the new ATI HD 4850, just about 2k PPD, pairing it with an nvidia 8800 GT more than with a 9800 GTX which should be the normal ... maybe a driver's issue?? i need to install one patch for GPUv2 for that specific model?? Any advice ppl??

    Thanks in advance :toast:
     
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    That's great Auslander :toast:

    we are starting to make some decent progress.
    I'm curious to know how long the gpu clients will have the present bonuses.
     
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    The new GPU2 client was specially written for the nvidia chipset, word is that ATI cards will soon get a more efficient code written for them. Which seems fair to me considering the new ATI cards are seriously powerful cards.

    I got that info from the F@H forums. 2k PPD is about right for the ATI card you have which to me sux! Not even remotely fair. For the 8800 and 9800 card you have it is indeed a matter of drivers. I am using 177.35. Got an extra 1.5k PPD going to ththat driver over the 175 drivers i was using last night.

    I have the 9800gtx and getting 5550 PPD changes of course depending on WU type. So you should be getting atleast well over 10k PPD on those 3 cards EASY!!
     
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    9800 GTX and HD 4850 are paired in too many tests, HD 4850 is winning in some of them too ... so i really hope a new version of the GPU client or better drivers cause i should be getting 4-5k ... cause it's not "normal" at all with this new card but thanks for the support! :D

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    I've finally decided to check out F@H, and while I was at it I decided to join TPU's F@H Team.
    So far so good, my Radeon 3850 has something to do when it's not running games :D
     
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    Greeeeeeat!!! and so welcome! You could run some CPU client at your amazing quad profiting some of your four cores too ;)

    Two new joins today, come on ppl, as i said, just fold, it's for a common well, together we can do it!!!

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    I got my uncle to fold on his x4 9500 :) so that should help things out. I have a 5KBE @3ghz,Cely D @3.3ghz,X4 9500 folding for me now.
     
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    There's definately a lot of CPU power to be had for folding on TPU, I was googling to ensure I had my rig and my G/F's rig set up to stability and good work-load performance, found that there is a way to get some improvement...maybe this has been said in the last 70 pages, if not I'll talk about it now.

    It's called the FAH Affinity Changer, you download it, run setup, it installs a service that takes care of the rest...the rest of what you say? Well if you have a quad core, you can run 2 instances (2 seperate installs required) of SMP, or with a dual core, run single SMP with 4 threads instead of 2. This should increase overall work-load completion, PPD, without totally killing your rig with higher consumption. From what I read many users that monitored consumption found small increases but less than they figured under the extra work load. I don't monitor that as of yet, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try...well in an earlier post I wast talking about how my Q6600 was rated for 2000-2400 in FAH SMP (iirc)..pretty decent I thought.

    I decided if this little affinity deal didn't work I'd uninstall it, so I install and setup a second SMP copy, install the affinity (no restart required it claims, I did tho just to make sure the service loaded), and had 2 smp's running 4 instances each. So now watching in FAHMon my est PPD per SMP program running is around 1400-1900 each depending on WU so far. That is a pretty healthy overall increase if you ask me...anywhere from 2800-3800 PPD in WU work. I was impressed so I installed it on my G/F's e6300 setup, it increased hers from around 1100-1200 est to 1300-1500 est...now these are just FAHMon estimations, neither rig has been running for more than a few hours in the evening and the once overnight session this week, but I will keep an eye on this and see if it does really work...FAHMon seems to notice an increase, at one point with my GPU2, 2 instances of SMP on my rig, and one SMP on her rig got me to around 9300PPD est in FAHMon, that's a pretty good work load imo, I like the thought of getting more work done and finding more cures hopefully, very cool.

    If you're interested, go here and download: http://distributed.org.ua/forum/index.php?showtopic=1149

    It works great so far...maybe worth a look for those of you who are interested in more PPD and more work getting done. Lemme know how it goes!

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    so does it really work? I installed it on my X2 rig. if it works i will be putting it on the X4 also
     
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    Welcome to TPU!!! and welcome to the Folding Team thank you ver much for your support and i hope you enjopy your stay here at TPU!!!
     
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    So far all I can vouch for is what FAH Mon is reading...I'm considering trying a second install of SMP on my G/F's dual core rig because I'm not seeing the extra FAH instances running, but I can say that just the points add-up alone on my Q6600 is impressive, between my Q6600 with the Affinity mod and my GPU2 running, I have a max potential of close to 8K from my rig...which is no top-end bruiser. That's a pretty good increase from a max potential around 6.5k before.

    I will definately keep you guys posted if I find it does or doesn't work, but so far it seems to be doing it's job just fine on the quad rig. The PPD seems to have increased slightly on the dual core setup, part of me considering running two instances of SMP on her rig just to see what happens...maybe that's the key to both. I knew for sure from what I read that it was pointless to install on Quad unless planning on 2 instaces of SMP running, didn't mention that for dual cores though.

    I'll need your guys' help on this one, I figure if I can fold more on the same rig(s), why not? Whether or not this does anything is still left to question, but I think it does seem to help, and am all for it! From what I've read it's got some pretty good support from users out there, now whether or not it's TPU worthy...

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    Just bought a 9600gt card, will stick that into the kids 175 939 machine tonight. Not sure how much that will produce but i'd dare say atleast 2k PPD? In any case better than the measly 500PPD it's doing on the standard client.

    Just hope it fits in after my chipset fan mod i had to do after the stock 1 died sometime ago. Bloody ASUS boards and their poxy cheapo fans!

    Hmmm i just bought an ASUS vid card :wtf:
     
  21. Mussels

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    around 3.5K PPD, i beleive.

    just so you know, the GPU client manages to lag out gaming. If the kids intend to game, you'll have to quit the tray icon for the GPU client first, or they'll have nasty FPS.
     
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    Confused here... what is PPD?
     
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    Ta mate,

    Would be very happy if it chucked out 3.5k PPD. Yeah no worries there, just hit pause with that bugger and away you go, and he can play his COH all he wants.
     
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    Points Per Day. a nice measure that seems to be the common one for F@H.
     
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    luke_stone is on the TPU charts and he has a 9600GT (stock OC'd) so you can always look up his stats for a comparison. he has an E6600 @ 3.2GHz, so his system is near enough to yours in the other factors to come up with a similar speed.
     

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