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Quick question
When switching from -bigadv to normal smp all I've got to do is to remove bigadv from the shortcut right?
 
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Quick question
When switching from -bigadv to normal smp all I've got to do is to remove bigadv from the shortcut right?
You have to remove -bigadv and replace it with -advmethods
 
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You have to remove -bigadv and replace it with -advmethods
In the shortcut I now have: -bigadv -smp -verbosity 9
So just change it to: -advmethods -smp -verbosity 9

Correct?
 
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In the shortcut I now have: -bigadv -smp -verbosity 9
So just change it to: -advmethods -smp -verbosity 9

Correct?
Correct.
 

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Thanks guys:toast:

Just need to monitor the rigs now and see when I'll have to switch them to smp.
 
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I plan on building a dedicated machine when CC is over. I have a water cooled GTX 295, but can't decide which cpu to go with. :)
 
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I plan on building a dedicated machine when CC is over. I have a water cooled GTX 295, but can't decide which cpu to go with. :)
The Intel i7 980x would be my choice.:p
 
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I seen that after I posted :eek: ....but was trying to get him to add to his Folding farm ;)


EDIT: More machines is always better for TPU :D
 
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Thanks guys - I will normally be running only one rig 24/7. Which of the two cpu's would pump out the greatest results...the 980X @ 3.8GHz or a 2600K @ 4.5/4.8GHz?
 

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Thanks guys - I will normally be running only one rig 24/7. Which of the two cpu's would pump out the greatest results...the 980X @ 3.8GHz or a 2600K @ 4.5/4.8GHz?
I say the 2600k due to the energy savings of 8 core vs 12 core with similar PPD.
 
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In the process of combining hardware atm for a crunching/folding farm. My question: Is it worth messing with the ATI cards (5970; 5870; 5850) for folding vs say a GTX 280 or GTX 260? Plans are for all of the crunching rigs to run folding cards at the same time.
 
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I would stick with nVidia cards if running them while crunching as you will take less of a hit on the CPU.
 

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In the process of combining hardware atm for a crunching/folding farm. My question: Is it worth messing with the ATI cards (5970; 5870; 5850) for folding vs say a GTX 280 or GTX 260? Plans are for all of the crunching rigs to run folding cards at the same time.
I wonder how much you will loose in WCG ppd on the cpu while folding with gpu's? I have thought of doing the same with my crunchers but did not want to see a big performance hit on the cpu's...
 
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Even though it shows the GPU client only using about 2-3% each in process manager.I would expect anything from 7-10% hit on your CPU.

This is what I usually see when running the GPU client along with SMP on my 970

EDIT: Although I am not sure if WCG would suffer the same from running a GPU Folding client,.
 

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Only way to know for sure is to run WCG w/ out folding on gpu's and see what your WCG ppd is. Then add folding w/ youre gpu's and see what the difference is in WCG ppd.
Let us know how it goes rickss69!
 
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As Hammer says the only way to know, is to try it out.

I have run both in the past, just never bothered recording figures :(