Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
My 260 gets 6.8K with the 1888pt. That's the card's lowest PPD.
I plan on getting approx 7k+ ppd/ea out of my 260's that are coming Friday. Are you overclocking? Do you have the card tied to a dedicated CPU core?
no OC and no dedication.
Buck forget about that. I've been folding SMP + GPU Clients mixed for good 3 months. No PPD drop AT ALL for the GPU.
With the 182.08 drivers, I find that i can mix them as well. Got my E8400 cranking 2200ppd right now with a 8800GS @ 3890ppd on the same rig. I will slowly reload drivers to the other rigs and see how it works with the Quad GPU rigs.
Well, Avira somehow managed to hang all my clients. I believe through the pop up ads. It's happened before but I didn't believe it to be the cause, but its been the same every time. Pop up ad when I turn on my monitor, 3 hung clients. I'm uninstalling it now. I didn't have a need for it before and I don't have need for it now. Oh, and lovely, all my work units are reset. Yea, I'm not pissed.
Buck Nasty...Clearly your shaders are running very high, but you won't pull those ppd's with larger WU's. I run XP, Vista and Win7 rigs, all with various GPU's. I do agree the GTX+ (9800/250) are decent, they will not hold a candle to the 216 shader+ cards, especially with the larger WU's. You should pplace ppd's that reflect closer to what the 5903/5904 WU's will do...Here's my observation:
8800GT @ 4400 ppd
9800GTX+ @ 5100ppd
260 @ 6800 ppd
all running with the 1680 point work units.
I don't expect them to do anything, I just needed to vent. I ran my 280 at full oc for the full month, I never did that before. I did it because I thought I had a chance at winning the 285, and then I'd have a backup in case I burned out my 280, and I could double my folding efforts. It turned out that I never would have won the 285, it only goes to senior members of bjorn3d, I burnt out my card in one month folding for Stephanie instead of folding for all for a lot longer. I was duped. Now I have no 280 to fold with, and a forum that doesn't give a cr**. Not right. Sorry if I don't think that's right. It cost me $500 for that 260k of points, I have a right to display it wherever I want! Sorry, venting again, but I really miss my 280.
Well, I have a problem. I admit that. Its a step right?
I just bought a Q9450, Mobo and RAM. Next up will be HDD, Video Cards and PSU. What have you people done to me?
Well you'll need gtx260 tri sli heheh!
That, or I'd look for a couple used 285s. Get them as people dump them for the 300 series that should be hitting around June / July. Either or, seeming I can wait for a couple months.
You really feel you were duped? Do you enter every contest and blame the organizer when you don't win? I feel your pain with the 280 and I have even asked Palitguy to personally look into it when you made your initial RMA appeal. I'm sure you will have you 280 back in the next month and folding again. On another note, you may feel that "you have the right to display it wherever you want", but you must keep your narcissistic rants to a minimum. I do not want this topic to become counterproductive for the team.
I am sorry for your loss, but remember it was your choice to overclock, it was your choice to fold, it was your choice to pay 500 bucks for a video card. Granted it was a sweet card that could hit decent clocks, and it really sucks that it failed...I really hope Palit takes care of you...I'm pretty sure I'll stick with EVGA for vid cards from now on...my step up was a painless effort, I have advanced rma I paid very little for which would mean they'd send me a replacement and I send in the defective product. Their help line is quick and friendly, really a good company from my experiences.
But, and I mean no offense by this, you've mentioned your burnt down 280 in almost every post you've made for weeks...it get's a little old man, we feel for ya, but what do you want us to do? If I could afford it'd I'd get you a replacement, but hell I couldn't afford a 280 in the first place, hence the 260 which I had to stretch my budget for at the time. Times are tough, but I'm sure you'll get a replacement, and I'm sure all will be well soon enough, but constantly complaining won't make it go any faster, do what you can with what you have, enjoy it and you'll truly appreciate what you had and what you will have when the replacement finally makes it to your doorstep.
On topic, I'm pretty happy with the PPD results so far, my 260 is averaging around 8.8k PPD on the 1.8k WU's and my G/F's 9600GT is averaging around 4kPPD on the 1.8k WU's, pretty good numbers for both imo. I had to turn off my SMP client though, Avast decided to think it was a virus so I sent them a report with a link to stanford's site and requested they fix it very soon...really the first issue I've really had with avast in the many years I've used it. My Q6600 has been averaging around 3.1k PPD (not using the smp affinity tweak I have linked in my sig, WU's take way too long to complete that way, not worth the extra ppd to me). I can run many games while running both clients, though I've recently gotten back into Far Cry 2, I'm gonna beat the SP campaign, I do have to turn off the GPU client, but I can leave the SMP going and I still get solid frames. I'm gonna try those new drivers with ambient occlusion and see how it affects my gaming and folding, and gaming while folding. Hopefully it's not a huge hit...but we'll see soon enough.
Hmmmnn, I'm running mine stock ATM and I'm only getting 6.5K average I take it that yours is OCed
+1 on EVGA's EAR RMA and customer service. I requested RMA for my 680i and I got sent an 780i in return
Nice PPD. I've got one core of a GTX295 that max's @ only 8.4Kppd. I'm looking forward to my 2x 260's arriving tomorrow. Is your 260 a 192sp or 216? 65nm or 55nm? Also what clocks are you running?
See system specs!
Yep I don't have a huge OC, just 666/1458 1188 (set to 666/1438 shaders locked, 1200 memory, stock voltage of 1.06v, fan @ 70%). My G/F's 9600GT is vmodded and pretty heavily OC'd from it's stock, which was already a decent increase from a vanilla 9600GT.
Edit: it's the 216 shader version. 65nm.
I don't have a quad GPU rig but my guess is very positive. If you look at the task manager you'll see that GPU Clients activity is very close to Zero (only nVidia).
Don't forget: All you have to do is flag the SMP as "IDLE".
I apologize Buck, and no I have never entered a contest before. I wanted to add more points to my folding for TPU. Sorry if I thought that was a good idea. Now I have no card and I can't donate with it. I guess we all win!
I know you guys are going to hate me for this but I ordered a step up for my GTX260 to the new GTX275 It might be a while before I get the call (#57 at the moment) and in the meantime I will use this card to the fullest
Well, I'm going to be contending with you for PPD pretty soon here. And I don't take prisoners. Q9450, E8500, 2x9800GTXs and 2x Higher End NVidia cards to be determined. All soon to be overclocked. I don't know why I'm doing this. But I don't plan to stop.
That's our total points for the last 24 hours! http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=50711
Hehe, thebluebumblebee, you stole my thunder
I was about to post the same numbers!
Very, very nice
I'm #2 in the top 20 daily producers......awwww shucks....
Buck-are you still folding on my behalf or pretty much done? Just couldn't believe that I was crunching numbers like that
That right there, if he gets all of them running, will rival a 25K BTU heating system
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