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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. CyberDruid

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    Hey Oily17 I can corroborate your findings. I stopped Folding ATI for exaclty that reason. I have 3 HD3870X2 that no longer Fold because of the apparent incompatability with WCG. I tried setting affinity and the only way I could get it t play was to run WCG on 3 cores and F@H on the other. Running 4 clients of WCG would cause a variety of issues on top of slow production, changing the CPU usage in the WCG Manager only made the load cycle which I feel is bad for the CPU.

    However, using Vista 64 Ultimate shows less CPU usage for GPU Folding than XP 32. I can run 4 instances of Nvidia GPU Folding@Home (2 9800GX2) and still use all 4 cores for WCG. I see no lag at desktop, I can still use the PC for anything I want without issue.

    However the ATI rigs cannot handle it and lock up or get EUE time outs or just become unusable for desktop stuff.
     
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    I am using Vista 64 with the WCG setup.I have switched the priority to low and the PPD seem to have stabilised with my other 4870.

    I agree with you CD and 4x4n that the Nvidia cards just seem to run better than these ATI ones.I thought with the newer drivers that the problem would have went away but still seems a problem.

    I will keep an eye on the WCG client and see if raising the priority to low on the card will affect the PPD for WCG.

    EDIT: I dont want to stop folding with these cards, that is why I got them :) and I am just trying to figure out the best setup so I can maximise my PPD for WCG and Folding@home (and keep the number of rigs to a minimum)
     
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    s'everything ok there fits?
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    im fine yea.

    more tonight.... and its lookin worse.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    hope everything stays ok fit :toast:
     
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    should be. i stood outside and watched the one last night go by... it was about 6blocks away... short blocks. :pimp:
     
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    :eek: you are nuts, it was a tornado?
     
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    yup. touched down... picked up a few small items but nothing crazy.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'd move house if I lived there.
     
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    I'll stick with my mountains and snow! :D Glad you're ok fits! :toast:
     
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    Where in TX are you? I didn't see anything about this. I track/chase storms as another hobby, and usually I see all of the alerts nationwide. Most importantly though, good to see you are ok.
     
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    I believe the storms fits is mentioning are the same storms that I've been following to the west of me but the winds have been moving them to the north. Currently all the local network tv weathermen are following storms that I'll have to keep an eye on.
     
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    not in TX.


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    lol

    Texas would be eATX, Rode Island ITX
     
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    LOL Got it. ;)
     
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    I used to live in So. OK so I know how dangerous these storms are. Be careful all of you out there.
     
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    It's that time again. Daily WCG total!

    TechPowerUp! 1,206,015 Very nicely done folks! Keep pushing! :toast:
     
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    5 in a row
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    msgclb, you've been crunching like a demon! A great asset to the team. :toast:
     
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    Great work guys. Let's bring in more new members.

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    Happy to see that I am getting bumped down by the extra production coming in.
     
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    There is definitely a lot of work to be done by the team but having a sub-forum will certainly aid in helping the team organize, plan, update, and grow. It's nice to have a home. And on the topic of home, most of you know I came here to help out from another team (XS). I'll be here until my WCG total for TPU reaches one million (approx 3 more days) and then I need to move on. This is a great group and I have no doubt that this is a team on the move.
     
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    got some news for you guys.

    My buddy that bought the AMD rig from me, he is picking it up tomorrow. He will sign up and crunch for us. Also, his core 2 duo E6300 is now going to be his moms PC. That will be crunching for us too!

    Now more good news, his moms current PC, an AMD athlon x2 rig, will be mine once he gets my rig for free. I will put that sucker to crunch 24/7 365 a year. :toast:
     
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    Random cruncher pics

    Got any photos of any of your crunchers? Here's a couple of mine. 3 i7's and a 790i w/x3360
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    Here is my desk at the moment, I really need to get these two rigs stacked away some place.

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    And it may need some cable management :eek:

    A couple of Skt939 Opty's, and a Q6600
     

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