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

  1. BUCK NASTY

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

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    You need to run 2 instances of the program. Create 2 folders under the c: drive with slightly different names. Extract SMP to both folders that you created (select filepath). It will ask you if you want to delete the previous version. Enter "no". Launch each program individually from the selected folders. There are several tutorials online for doing this if you need more detailed instructions..
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    Just picked up another 8800GS @ Newegg for $63.00 after rebate. This card is highly overclockable and I am currently getting 5500+ PPD out of it. Maybe my card is golden, but for $63.00, I'm willing to take the chance. I will need the extra horsepower to do battle with Kursah and his Mighty GTX260 for the daily points average;)
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    I just got a 8800GT it will be folding as soon as i get drivers and bench it. :)

    EDIT 8800GT and CPU is folding. 8800GT@625/1602/1800 CPU@3ghz will post a SS of fahmon when i get ppd showing. :)
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    when you configured it did you add any flags for "addition parameters"
    I used -smp -forceasm -advmethods -verbosity 9 and it's running on both cores

    I noticed a -gpu flag somewhere but I havn't played with it. I believe it is supposed to run the gpu core on the cpu but I'm not sure
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    I used the -smp like it says to on the wiki but i am just using CPU and GPU now. (1 core CPU)
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    Just upgraded my client cuz i read somewhere that Console clients kick out wu's faster.....

    Dont worry I will take my top 20 position back..... *fistshake* but some how i think a 9800GTX or a 260/280 will rape my WU production.....
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    I want to get around top 20 it would be nice to get in top 20 but it is only my rig folding now. too much heat to keep running all the others.
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    Now you need to overclock that GPU:toast:. I have my 8800GS @ 771/1836/1936. Every card has it's sweet spot. Don't forget to un-link the shaders from the core and change the affinity's/priority's in Windows Task Manager. Lock the GPU to it's own core (usually the 2nd core on X2's) and give it some leg's to run with. Make sure that SMP's are not using that core also. Tweaking is gonna bring about more potential PPD.
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    i will clock it some. Already changed the affinity/priority. thanks :toast:

    My card seems to like 665/1808/1886
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    OK, I see where this obsession starts. I have everything optimized right now with these 2 systems. Fahmon shows 12.7K PPD and I am happy. I find that i am playin less Halo CE because i don't want to cut down the GPU's ppd. I'm thinkin of building a third system for gaming, which will require another video card. How do I resist the temptation of incorporating the new PC into my F@H fleet? I would most likely want to fold on it and I will end up with this same problem again:confused:. Where does it end? How many CPU cycles have i wasted typing this post:eek:? OMG.....gotta go....must optimize... :twitch:
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    I think you are addicted to F@H you need to get help for that before it hurts you and your family...:p

    i am going to stop F@H on the GPU after this WU so i can clock it and run furmark and ATI tool to test it. I hope to get 3200ppd from the GPU I am getting alittle over 3100 now.


    EDIT: good PPD?

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    I have found benchmarks for the X2 5000BE @ 3.15ghz/8800gt with a PPD of 4704. Some were even higher. I think you have more headroom. What MoBo do you have?
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    i have the Gigabyte GA-m61p-S3 I know i can get more from my x2 but i don't want to give it anymore voltage. i am getting 3700ppd right now with the CPU and GPU. please keep in mind I am NOT running SMP on the CPU.

    EDIT: forgot to give you a link to the mobo http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2434
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    I just realized your board is PCI-E 1.0 and i think everyone is getting higher results with the 2.0 boards.

    Re: NVIDIA GPU2 PPD Thread [Preliminary Results]

    Postby radaB on Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:22 pm
    CPU: Athlon X2 5000+ @ 3.2GHz
    GPU: 8800GT @ 702/1782/900 core/shader/memory
    PPD: 5000
    Project: 5008
    OS: XP
    Driver: 177.35
    Client: 6.12b11
    Core: 1.08

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    i just set my speed @ 700/1780/930 to see how that brings in the PPD after testing to see if it is stable.
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    maybe ill buy a couple gtx260s for folding
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    here is my PPD with cpu and gpu
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    EDIT: after new drivers with card at STOCK SPEEDS
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    EDIT EDIT: after shader overclock everything else stock
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    i am going out of state for a few days and i am going to keep my card folding. Right now i am getting 5.2k ppd just from the 8800GT
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    Way to go POS PC!!! I knew there was more PPD in that card:toast:
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    nice work, that's a nice average :toast:
    lol, just tried pushing my oc on the c2d, it didn't like 3.84 with all the voltages maxed so I guess it'll have to remain at 3.72:(
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    BuckNasty...I forget who that is here, is kicking some serious ass...I'm hitting around 10-11K a day on 2 GPU's (GTX260 and 9600GT), but I could increase that to around 15-17K if I used CPU, but those seem so slow and inconsistent I just don't anymore. But another 3.6K from a quad and 1.4K from a dual core would help out quite a bit....

    My reason for posting is the fact I've noticed a trend of decline on TPU folders out there....we're only hitting around 60% of what we were around 2 weeks ago, so c'mon folks, get folding, if your rig is on anyways, then why not?

    I leave the GPU folding on both rigs...it scales down fine during gaming on both rigs, yet still get's the WU's completed just fine. Let's see some more support for TPU FOLDING! 50711 FTW!

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    I would love to fold more, but the Beta client for the ATI GPU''s doesnt seem to want to work anylonger. I got a message one morning that my beta had ended!?!? Went to get the new beta and it wont install?

    Sucks when you want to help the cause and just get blocked out!

    Scratch that, must have been a corrupted download or something. Decided to go back for one last try, and bam here it is folding again!
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    Won't install? damn...I uninstalled the old beta, installed the new one and it just worked..no issues.

    That must suck tho man, what error do you get?
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    Edited post above. Dont exactly remember the error TBH.

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