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

  1. Kursah

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    Well keep us posted on the PPD, if you monitor via FAHMon or just by results...it seems lately FAHMon has been just a little too low on PPD predictions...it guesses around 10k and I'll hit around 11k with 2 NV GPU's...I'm sure once they get the ATI Sp's figured out they've gotta increase!

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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    MY old beta client ran really well at the beginning...tore thro WU's in just over an hour. After time it got progressively slower and my PPD went way down. I'll have to wait a few days and see how this client averages out in comparison!


    I do however like the display feature, my previos client didnt have that part added yet. Thought I would give a real time shot.
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  3. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Thanks for noticing Kursah. I have my E8400 rig folding 2-8800GS's. Each card on it's own is worth about 5200-5500 PPD. I am having some issues optimizing both cards and currently only get about 9k combined PPD out of them. My Phenom X3 8650 is running 2 SMP clients and one GPU with a 8800GTS folding for total of 6600 PPD. I am averaging about 15,400 thru Fahmon for both rigs. This room has become unbearably hot and i must keep a box fan in the doorway 24/7. I don't know how much longer I can keep up this brutal pace. I know i have come out of nowhere to lead the daily average in the last month and I hope I have not offended the CPU folders that have been folding for years. I have tremendous respect for the work they have done. I too have noticed the PPD decline for the entire team. Is anyone having Tech difficulty that they need help with? I want the Team to prosper and offer advise if it is within my knowledge base. Let's keep folding and get back up to 90K ppd daily!!!!!
    TPU is at #219 and climbing:toast:
     
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    k, ppd is an average calculated by fahmon. It is not accurate because not all wu's are completed in one day, and you won't be able to complete the same amount of wu's everyday equally. After some time, your daily average will balance close to what fahmon is calculating. Fahmon doesnot take into account anything else your pc may be doing tha'll slow it down. Those factors aren't added until the client has lost time completeing a wu.
    Srry, havn't been sleeping much ... does this make sense?

    @ Buck Nasty, no worries man, it doesn't matter who is most productive as long as we still produce, no one seemed offended that I held top producer for a bit so I wouldn't worry about it :) It just motivates peeps to do more folding ...
    Personally I'd like to see myself at slot 20 on that list, that'd mean we are kick'n ass
     
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    :toast:

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    i've fallen off - i've moved and cant afford to run the rigs folding here due to bills/moving costs :(
     
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    thanks for you efforts Mussels ... these things happen ... we do what we can :)
    with any luck you'll be able to join in again in the future :rockout:


    my gpu clients are kick'n ass
    i'm running the latest beta and my 9600gt bounces between 4608 and 4857 ppd, my 8600gt is smoking along at 2608 ppd constant. I seem to average at 9100 - 9650 ppd. Havn't had a chance to play with the virtual folding again, but I'll get to it :)
     
  8. BUCK NASTY

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

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    OK have both 8800GS's harmonizing to the tune of 4937 ppd each + smp client for a total of 10,274 PPD on one machine:rockout:! I thought the multi gpu set up was gonna be tougher, but i am pleasantly suprised. FOLD ON!!!
     
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    sweet ... nice work Buck Nasty :toast:
    I need two machines to come close to that average lol
     
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    :mad::mad: ever since the beta ended on aug 2nd my folding points have went to crap.:banghead::nutkick:

    i'm folding on 2 rigs, one has a maximus formula x38, q6600@3.6ghz and a ati 4870 the other is a abit ip35-e e3110@4.2ghz with a 9600gt vmodded and can fold at 900mhz on the core happily.

    what would be the most efficient way to set these up. currently running smp and gpu clients on both rigs getting about 5k points a day total. before with the beta gpu clients running with the smp clients i was getting 7k+ a day.

    i cant seem to find a good guide to get these set up good. either its an old guide that doesent pertain to the new folding clients or its written in greek. i'm pretty much a nub with this, but i'm good at reading and following directions. i just need pointed in the right direction.

    i'm not opposed to moving hardware around from one rig to another, if you think that will help.

    any help would be great. ty all
     
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    I'm using the new SMP client, the points for the WU is 171, which seems odd...I thought I was doing 2200 point WU's before...so right now 2 instances of SMP running is getting me about 221PPD FAH Mon EST per instance...that's horrible in comparison to what I was doing on the last SMP beta, almost 3.6k ppd from just my Q6600 alone.

    I'm still chipping away on the WU's on my GPU clients, my 260 has dropped to about 6.5k PPD est, and the 9600GT hasn't budged from 4.2k PPD est with the new clients. So at least I have those working for me. I'll let the SMP run for a little while and get through a couple WU's, by Wed if things don't improve I may stop them, they're not using 100% of any core, closer to 60% of each core, but still the extra energy for the lower work performance is kind of deterring...don't get me wrong I want to donate more...but gotta draw the line somewhere.

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    I should put a news story on the front page when the team breaks into the top 200 teams. It's no small feat.
     
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    And we will! It's just a matter of time my friend! :toast:
     
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    i am now getting 5316ppd with the card so not bad... I am going to unplug things tonight because of a storm blowing in.
     
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    That's with new clients all the way around, I dropped PPD big time on both my SMP instances for my Q6600...don't know what the deal is, but they are some very low point WU's! 15 point WU? Is FAH Mon just not reading correctly? Who really knows...I'll let it run for now, I'm gonna do some digging around and see what's going on here...maybe they want us to use our GPU's more? Maybe get WU's completed sooner on CPU's?

    EDIT: N/M, I didn't have the -smp flat on the sortcuts so it was running 1 x86 core per instance. With the -smp flag things are back to normal, it's at about 3.5k ppd est atm....total of 14198PPD est. Dunno if I'll let the CPU run too long tho, so much more heat in that room when I do lol!
     
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    Kursah, do you have you GPU's overclocked as much as possible? Somethings not right and the GTX260 should be performing better. I have had no changes in PPD over the last couple of weeks. I don't think it is the WU.
     
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    Both cards are OC'd a little bit, nothing world changing...my PPD doesn't seem to change much with OC's on either card though. I was around 7.2k with the last beta of GPU2 client, but oh well...I also just installed the new PhysX drivers, maybe they'll help?

    As-far-as the CPU clients go, I got that fixed...probably won't do much with it as the extra heat generation is pretty hefty atm...maybe when it gets cooler outside.
     
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    I pick up almost 1k ppd per card for overclocks. Shaders and core are the only thing to worry about and always unlink the shader/core. My 8800GS's shaders went from 1375mhz to 1838 with the overclock. There is alot of untapped potential in some of these cards. You just have to push the envelope...
     
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    Yeah I had my 9600GT vmodded for a while, it'd hit some pretty decent OC's on the GPU and Shader...the GTX260 has some limitations when OC-ing with unlinked Core/Shaders, can't go over 1:2 GPU:Shader. I have done a bios vmod to the 260...just haven't found the need to OC it further as all my games are great...but I'd rather run cooler at this point that go for max PPD. I do pretty good as-is imo, for 2 vid cards getting 10-11k per day isn't shabby. I think there's some untapped performance left in client optimizations and drivers personally.

    From what I read I'm just about right for my GTX260 and 9600GT at their clocks, so I can't complain too much.

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    i think my card still can get alittle higher clocks and i will be trying it when it gets down to around 65f in the room it is in. (damn A/C doesn't cool vary good in here :banghead:)
     
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    i just hope the link helps anybody to get their max ppd :D

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    thats what i get from my setup. depending on what im (or the wu its) doing it can +/- 1k.
     

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    All my SMP clients expired on the 2nd and I didn't realize it. My PPD has dropped to almost nothing. :(
     
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    i think i can get about the same ppd with my 8800GT that your getting with your GTS if i overclock higher.
     
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    thats stock, but if i clock it i can get another k but the temps also rise and for 24/7 thats not what i want.

    its maxxing high 50c's 100% load with the fan spinning @ 50% and that helps keep the whole sytem cool.


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    my stock is 730/1825 core/shader 972 mem.

    its shader that has the biggest effect on f@h tho leave the core and mem stock.
     
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    Well, I'm considering going for broke. I think a 4xGPU rig is in my near future. I am setting the bar at 20k for this set up.

    MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130136

    CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103249

    GPU 4x:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130356

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009

    I have heard of memory address limitations with XP32/Vista multi gpu and believe I must run XP64? Anyone know of this?
     
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