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couple of questions id like to run by you seasoned folders!


Best OS for a folding rig? I can drop XP on it no problem, but is linux better, or am I wrong? Also, is there any way of making it so that as the system loads, it loads F@H automatically?
Well there is no GPU folding under Linux AFAIK so you will want to use XP if you have that option. SMP folding was more efficient under Linux but it won't make up for the loss of the GPU folding.
 
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Is anyone missing points today? I seem to be short 2 or 3k's worth... Several jobs haven't shown any points yet? Whereas some later jobs have shown, is there more than one results server?
 
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Just an update on the folding for Stephanie thing, looks like a senior member of the other forum won the card. Oh well!
 
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Is anyone missing points today? I seem to be short 2 or 3k's worth... Several jobs haven't shown any points yet? Whereas some later jobs have shown, is there more than one results server?
i am missing points too... they show up randomly though, i bet it has to do with the updates to the server. The rig has been folding for 6 hours and only 1771 points have shown up. Yesterday i hit like 16K points after it kept telling me i was getting 8 K for the last 24 hours.
 
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Is anyone missing points today? I seem to be short 2 or 3k's worth... Several jobs haven't shown any points yet? Whereas some later jobs have shown, is there more than one results server?
The most current, up-to-date reporting is at http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Stats

KakaoStats does a pretty good job of having the correct present numbers, but they still batch process every 3 hours. They have a countdown timer at the top of the screen that tells you when the next update will occur.

Extremeoverclocking.com's stats have the most information, but are strictly batch driven every 3 hours. The data is a snapshot at the time of the last processing. Also, their "24 avg." is based on what you've done over the last week (7 day total/7). They tell you when the next processing will occur in the upper left hand corner.

And then there's time, as in, what time zone you are in verses what time zone the reporting is tied to. Stanford uses UTC, not PST.

Other stats reporting systems can be located on Wiki.
 

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wow my points are higher today then yesterday and i didn't have it folding all day.(had to setup the network and had to keep restarting rigs) but good news is that i have the 5kBE@3ghz folding 24/7 using SMP now (wasn't before) the Socket A rig will be folding soon...

could someone tell me about the total wattage is for the following hardware folding 24/7 so i can get about an idea of how much it is costing?

AMD X2 4850e@3ghz@1.32v
AMD X2 5000+BE@3ghz@1.36v
9800GT@stock most of the time
Socket A Sempron 2500+@stock
Phenom X4 9500@stock

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9800GT and 4850e running on Silverstone Zeus 650w ~75-78% efficient
5kBE running on OCZ 700w 80+cert.
Socket A running on Antec Smart power 2.0 350w 70%+ efficient
9500 what ever gateway has in it.(cheap POS)
 
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For some reason when I GPU fold on my gt260 my mouse becomes slow to respond. Anyone have a solution for this?
Lower the CPU affinity, and it'll give you more response time. Recommended settings are for maximum folding. In my experience thus far, the GPU client does indeed use CPU cycles, and in my case, all of them.:toast:
 
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can I ask - why, on certain work units, do I achieve 8.2K ppd, however on others it dips down to 4.8 / 5.2K, Without even touching my system, is it just the work units are harder or something?
 

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They take longer but give more points, however the point/ time amount is much lower I think.
 
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353 Pointers yield me around 5800
384 Pointers yield me around 5400
420 Pointers yield me around 4800 (last I checked, and also nice name Stanford)
511 Pointers yield me around 3800 - 4000 (last I checked)
 
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353 Pointers yield me around 5800
384 Pointers yield me around 5400
420 Pointers yield me around 4800 (last I checked, and also nice name Stanford)
511 Pointers yield me around 3800 - 4000 (last I checked)
how do I find out how many points it has?

*edit* nvm, just clicked up fahmon and spotted it - im on a 511 pointer and im yielding 5.1K points.
 
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Yea, that's probably bang on for where you should be. My numbers are for a 9800GTX.
 
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Yes sir, plus the SMP CPU client effectively adds 1000-1400 extra PPD. However that's all theoretical, and actual is more around 9000-11000 due to when I game / anything. Surprisingly, me listening to music, with 10 or so web pages open and a few message windows takes a chunk out of the PPD. My newly upgraded system needs more power! And more internet.
 

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Yes sir, plus the SMP CPU client effectively adds 1000-1400 extra PPD. However that's all theoretical, and actual is more around 9000-11000 due to when I game / anything. Surprisingly, me listening to music, with 10 or so web pages open and a few message windows takes a chunk out of the PPD. My newly upgraded system needs more power! And more internet.
thats strange.music and internet on mine (see specs) doesn't affect my PPD any most of the time. Sometimes if i am watching a video/movie it takes about 100-200ppd off but anything else i don't notice any drop.(and i watch fahmon alot like to see my PPD)
 
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What music program do you use? I use iTunes (for the shuffle by album, the only thing that keeps me using it). My browser is Firefox and my messenger is MSN. I uh, might also have Shareza running but I DON'T recommend it to be used, as I don't want any Mod Heat. I dip around 2k PPD when I'm using my computer. All 3 clients (1 SMP, 2 GPU) are set to idle as I've got everything thoroughly separated by core. The only thing that touches Core 0 is the SMP client, and everything else runs off Core 1. This shouldn't be an issue seeming Core 1 rarely ever shows 100% usage.
 
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Ahhhh, that feels better! I'm back in the top 20 producers list. Go little 280, go! I had some major problems with that 182.06 driver, the 182.08 seems to have cured it. I wonder why the 06 was whql for only 2 days.......
 
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OK loaded client joined team now how long till something gets finished? Total noob at this but ran Seti for a long time. Got 1 comp running this have 6 more. What runs it best? Got 5 radeons and 1 8800gt all on C2D mainly Gigabyte boards.
 
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GPU clients are the best at getting Work Units (WU) done, and thus more points.
 

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OK loaded client joined team now how long till something gets finished? Total noob at this but ran Seti for a long time. Got 1 comp running this have 6 more. What runs it best? Got 5 radeons and 1 8800gt all on C2D mainly Gigabyte boards.

Thanks for joining mx500troid! It could take up to 2 days for the CPU/SMP client to finish. GPU's fold faster than CPU's most of the time. A majority of the team fold everything we got(both CPU & GPU) What cards are the Radeons? Must be hd2xxx or higher to gun GPU2 client. The 8800GT is a great folder in it's own right. Let me know if you have any issues setting up the other rigs.
:toast:
 
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got 2 4850s and 2 3750s and 1 x1950
 
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lol 3870s
 
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OK loaded client joined team now how long till something gets finished? Total noob at this but ran Seti for a long time. Got 1 comp running this have 6 more. What runs it best? Got 5 radeons and 1 8800gt all on C2D mainly Gigabyte boards.

Mr. nVidia will be your friend. Sorry to say this to ATi (only partially) but nVidia crushes them here. However, ATi cards are still very capable folders in their own right, and will show you a boost over a CPU client. Get the high performance console clients (the ones that just like DOS command prompts) as they do the most work for your energy consumption. Also, look at installing the SMP CPU client to provide additional points, and if your rig is running anyways, might as well.

As for when you can expect to see results, it varies. However if you download FahMon (just google that and you should find it) and point it to your installation directory of your F@H clients (after installing it) it will tell you all sorts of nifty information and give an E.T.A. on work unit completion. Check the two sticky posts in this sub forum for the GPU and SMP client setup procedures.

Past that, there are several places where you can see your status compared to the rest of the team / folding community. I personally use this one, but a quick search will find you more. As a note, most of these website based stats pages are refreshed on a 3 hour basis, and provide a countdown timer until their next refresh.

Also, welcome aboard.
 
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well those 4850 will get you 4000 ppd each, the 3870 around 2500ppd each so that is 13000ppd straight away