Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Feb 1, 2011.
To bad Rammie isn't around to help us out with his massive farm...
The one that we're missing is xbonez's 2500K. I PM'd him but got no response. And to think that he was the first SB on the team.
I know zero about this stuff. What is the best/easiest hardware to begin with? I have lots of stuff here to employ.
I am at work right now, but will someone help rickss69 get set-up???
If you download the v7 client, its all pretty much easy regardless of hardware.
Nvidia GPU's are easiest. 8xxx or newer.
8/12 core i7's, when didicated, get the most PPD.
HD5xxx Radeons and newer aren't that bad.
Other dual core and quad core Intels
quad and hex core AMDs
So, if I just follow the set-up on the first page of this thread I should be able to get it up and running?
Interesting thread about the i7 2600k ppd:
rickss69 - what hardware do you want to fold with?
yep, but let us know if you have any issues.
I can throw most anything together here...from the first post I take it ATI cards are bothersome?
From what I have heard if you are planning to fold with your 2600k then choose -bigadv in setup. If you do this than do not have your 5970 folding as well. You will get more PPD with just your 2600k.
I am using the Fahtracker V2 from the OP and it was easy to set-up.
I will most likely put something together dedicated to this instead of using the gamer.
Cool. Let us know when you are ready to start
If you have a choice, yes, a Nvidia card will give you more points and is easier to setup. If you're going to set up a bigadv box, a pre-Fermi video card is best.
Rickss69-follow the guides on here and then post any issues you might have. BUCK can also VNC in and set up your clients for optimized results.
All from one PC:
A quick inventory comes up with two 8800 GTS 640mb...one or two cards preferred? A 1156 875 or a 1366 Xeon W3580? Memory a big player here?
IMHO-ditch the G80 cards and go dedicated SMP -bigadv on both i7's. Obviously you'll need both cards to power your rig but don't use them to fold.
I almost forgot about this but thanks to this I remembered (a bit late but not too late).
Sorry (very sorry) for being an arse, but I'm compelled to say this: Someone seriously needs to trim the ****ing quickstart literature. I want to help out, but it's like reading the bloody dictionary. Oy!
Sorry I don't know the lingo yet...so you say forget about the video cards and concentrate on the cpu only for now?
Oh, and does the OS have any bearing on this? I can load most anything.
The G80's will generate more heat than points. Your choice concerning the watts used. But they are good for about 3000 PPD each and I don't think they'll hurt the bigadv Folding. Correct me if I'm wrong Bog, seeing that I don't have any bigadv rigs.
The 8800 gpu's will just take away from the bigadv wu's time per frame and lose points on big adv wu's
OS only matters for what client you get like windows or linux etc..
Rick-follow this guide and make sure you enable -bigadv:
Remember not the check the "GPU" slot.
I may just use the 980X then...it's in the gamer atm, but I don't really need it there. I will put it together in the morning and post it up.
Sweet, just post any issues you may come across
EDIT: PM BUCK NASTY as he will be able to configure your clients using team viewer if it gets too complicated.
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