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Per thebluebumblebee's request, here is the power usage update on my Core i7 860:

4.0Ghz @ 1.42v
8GB Adata DDR3 1600
PSU is 80+ Bronze certified
Swiftech H2O-220 Compact consumes 1.15A @ 12v(fans included)
Kill-a-watt claims that I am pulling 290 watts at the wall under 100% load

I did the math and I find it hard to believe that my WC set up is only consuming 14 watts @ 12v. Can someone confirm this?
From the Swiftech web-site:

The Pump housing, internals, and specifications derive from the MCP350 pump:

* Motor: Electronically commutated, brushless DC, spherical motor.
* Nominal Voltage: 12 VDC
* Nominal current: .69A to 1A
* Nominal Power: 8.3 to 12W

I hope that helps.
 
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how do i change the .cfg file on my dual gpu's to fold using less gpu load?? i can take a screenshot of the cfg file. im not using the viewer clien that you can just move the slider on im using the kernel client i think it is??
 
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how do i change the .cfg file on my dual gpu's to fold using less gpu load?? i can take a screenshot of the cfg file. im not using the viewer clien that you can just move the slider on im using the kernel client i think it is??
You can change the priority on the console client, but it requires running the install again. (AFAIK.., there's probably a way to edit the client.cfg file to do the same thing) Use the -configonly only switch and change the priority to idle. Then remove the -configonly switch and restart the client. I think that most of us shut down the Folding client(s) to game, and I would think that is especially true for the ATI clients with their heavier CPU load. That's not to bash ATI, I have both. As for getting the usage down to 35-50%, I don't know how to do that. The only idea I have is to remove the environmental settings and then set the affinity of the fahcorexx.exe to one CPU core. There are programs that will set and keep the affinity even if the client gets a new WU.

Generally, Folding and gaming don't mix. Now if you were to Fold on GPU1 and game on GPU0, that might work, but considering it's ATI, I think I'd try to assign the affinity.

Now, about that CPU of yours.....
 
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Guys,

I have a couple of questions on -bigadv WU. How do I setup my clients to receive these WU and what are the hardware requirements?
 

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Guys,

I have a couple of questions on -bigadv WU. How do I setup my clients to receive these WU and what are the hardware requirements?
Straight from SniperXX's page on OCN (which is based on LinuxRouter's guide):

"To run the bigadv flag you will need an i7 or SMP setup with 8+ cores. The minimum memory requirement to run this is 6GB, anything less will cause headaches for you or problems with the VM. Please remember that folding with bigadv is still experimental, but the benefits out weigh the negatives.

Due to the fact that this image will push your CPU to the max, please make sure your overclock is 100% stable. I thought my previous overclock was stable but it crashed after several hours of folding. So I recommend keeping an eye on your pc and monitoring temps the first few hours just in case"
 

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On a separate note, anyone know why my completed -bigadv unit not upload on one of Stanford's server:wtf::confused:? It's been doing the same thing since yesterday trying to upload and at the same time pull another WU:wtf::confused:

 

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so use a linux VM in win7....

u just running F@H in linux or in win7 too?

works with 16 threads as well?
It's a linux coded SMP client that you can run on windows using VM ware. Not sure if it works on 16 threads. I only run mines on SMP7 which only uses 7 cores so I can dedicate the other core to my GPU folding clients;)
 
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On a separate note, anyone know why my completed -bigadv unit not upload on one of Stanford's server:wtf::confused:? It's been doing the same thing since yesterday trying to upload and at the same time pull another WU:wtf::confused:

http://img.techpowerup.org/100404/Bigadv_Hung.png
I've only have something similar happen once. It wouldn't upload or get a new wu. I don't remember how long I waited but I finally did a Ctrl-C, shutdown -h now, removed the copy from the VM, deleted the linux, extracted a new copy and ran it. Essentially I started over. I just figured that it got corrupted.

I believe that I've upload 2 bigadv WUs since your Apr 1 problem.
 

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I've only have something similar happen once. It wouldn't upload or get a new wu. I don't remember how long I waited but I finally did a Ctrl-C, shutdown -h now, removed the copy from the VM, deleted the linux, extracted a new copy and ran it. Essentially I started over. I just figured that it got corrupted.

I believe that I've upload 2 bigadv WUs since your Apr 1 problem.
So did you ended up getting the credit when you did the CTRL C? I remember doing that before and it deleted the file that needed to be uploaded and so there goes the 60K plus points down the drain:shadedshu:banghead:
 
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So did you ended up getting the credit when you did the CTRL C? I remember doing that before and it deleted the file that needed to be uploaded and so there goes the 60K plus points down the drain:shadedshu:banghead:
I'm sure I lost the points along with the time.:shadedshu:banghead:
 

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how long do the big WUs take?

i been full bore on 8 threads for over an hour and still at 0%

:confused:
It'll take a little while before see the % progress.
 

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Alright guys, I am very slowly buying the parts for an i7 rig. So far I have an EVGA X58 SLI LE and a CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX. I'm thinking about getting an i7-930 and this ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225
I will also be putting in 2x9600GSO's and a 8800gts that I already have. Is this enough ram to run -bigadv and 3 gpu clients? Would a SSD be more cost/power/performance efficient than buying a 7200rpm HD? Does anyone have any recommendations for a UPS for this build? Thanks in advance.
 
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Alright guys, I am very slowly buying the parts for an i7 rig. So far I have an EVGA X58 SLI LE and a CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX. I'm thinking about getting an i7-930 and this ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225
I will also be putting in 2x9600GSO's and a 8800gts that I already have. Is this enough ram to run -bigadv and 3 gpu clients? Would a SSD be more cost/power/performance efficient than buying a 7200rpm HD? Does anyone have any recommendations for a UPS for this build? Thanks in advance.
Nice choice of hardware. 6 GB should be fine. Folding does not use more the 150 KB (per card?, not sure only have one in each rig). My SDD experiance is that my chrunching is faster (two E8400 rig, one with a SDD and one with a 7200 rpm). I have heard that there is a lot of HD work involved in the transmitting of the bigadv results so there is a benefit.

Good luck with the build. :toast:
 

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is there a way to fold with ATI cards in linux?
I know some guys were folding Nvidia GPU's with a Wine Wrapper in Linux, but do not know if it would work with ATI.