Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Yep, RM is my son. And about damn time he start folding for the cause!
one of you is a random murderer, and the other has a thought disorder. great family, lol
I think we both have thoughtdisorders!
(Last house in the hood you want to break into.....)
No prob ThoughtDisorder, glad to help.
Welcome to the team Random Murdurer
this would be a fairly accurate discription of my approach to folding
c2d system has been resurected lol
not sure what I did but it's folding at stock speeds for the moment. If it doesn't have any issues i'll let it keep going...
Good deal man! I'm working on upping the OC on my G/F's rig now that we're cooling down...2 weeks ago we were into the 90's, 55-60f at night...right now it's raining and 58F lol! Plus I am working on my e8600 OC, haven't folded with it much, but it was getting around 1700ppd at 4.0..it only ran for a couple of hours tho. Mostly just GPU folding on my 2 rigs atm.
how stable is the gpu folding? i wanted to give my dad my gpu core as well, but with as many warnings as they gave about stability and crashes, i figured it might not be a bad idea to wait on that.
only issue I have had so far with my HD3870 is when i forget to turn off Folding when I start a game. Assuming thats what you are speaking of!
what kind of issues? i do a lot of gaming, so that's definitely a factor.
It's very stable for me, but my G/F's rig with it's 9600GT and my rig with it's GTX260 are in the prime candidate range for good performance and GPU Folding stability. I don't turn it off while running most games as the folding will throttle down a tad. Not like it's supposed to...from the description it's supposed to throttle down or turn off folding until the 3d app is done. That doesn't happen.
There's still PPD issues with the HD3 and 4 series of cards, getting way lower then they should...maybe it's how their shaders are used in comparison to the NV shaders? I dunno really..but even with lower PPD, anything you can donate can help cure some pretty bad diseases that's the way I look at it. Find a good blend of power/performance, which for me is GPU's...doesn't overheat my pc room, or bog the computer, so I can use it and help find cures!
Well under some games like GRID ans such it lags the game a bit, but I do remember GW working with no issues.
Also I jacked the CPU slider bar to max in settings. IIRC at like 30% on the slider I could even run COD4 and such while still folding.
Just toy around, see what happens. The PC didnt slow, so I could still alt tab out and play with settings!
do you guys think it would be better to just buy a cheapie 2600 or something and run that as a dedicated folder and keep the 3870 for gaming? or just bite the bullet and fold on the 3870?
If you want a cheapie card, get a 9600GSO...though OC'd it might speed past your 3870, it'll fold better than my 9600GT. You can snag 9600GSO's around $100 pretty easily. That or find a cheaper 8600GT/GTS and use that for folding...right now the ATI/AMD GPU's just don't have the support they should...it's kind of aggrivating imo. Even tho I don't have an ATI card installed, and my backup card (x1950xtx) is no longer a supported GPU for folding, I think the ATI cards have a lot more performance for folding to be extracted and should be by now.
You can try folding on the HD3870 for now, see if it works okay for you while gaming and such. If it aggrivates you, then you have a few options...though I do recommend atm, for the budget performer/folding card is 9600GSO, next would be 9600GT in 9xxx series of cards. Shader power in the GSO wins overall though, when OC'd the GT is left behind.
I know that doesn't really help you in the direction you wanted to hear, but I don't think getting a 2600 series would be beneficial in the folding-per-dollar performance, at least right now. I would say steer clear of that atm.
your 1950xtx would churn out incredible scores if you used gpu1.
i'm thinking that's what i'm gonna do; i have a spare 1950pro here(thanks sneeky ) that i'll probably run gpu1 client on.
well it wasnt all that great for games by itself....bout time that thing gets a good beating!
It used to do 650ppd iirc on GPU1, which is no longer supported, and if you can even get it to download cores to fold, it's no longer useful. There's a good read about it in the GPU2 FAQ. They've pretty much disabled GPU1 from functioning anymore.
Yeah it's a bummer for sure...too bad they couldn't add compatability for x1950/7xxx cards, but I suppose the newer DX10+ shaders are more powerful...there's a few reasons they explain, but still dissapointing.
On the plus side, we're 1 spot away from 200 last I checked, and approx 2.9 days we'll be in the top 200 teams! WOOT! Plus we only have on average 32-35 users folding for TPU on any given day, so that's a pretty good feat imo!
Rock on! You guys are awesome!
I've been getting alot of eue's lately from both my gpu clients. I've reduced clock speeds to factory settings and am running 177.92 for drivers. Gonna let them go at stock speeds for a few days to see if I'm still getting eue's.
Anyone else having this prob or have I made a mess of my systems lol
my c2d client is still folding at stock speeds without incident.
My Palit Sonic 8800GT 1GB has been throwing EUE's as well. Something like GPUrun=-1 (going from memory). I am watercooled and running about 45C under full load. Was clocked to 740MHz on the core and 2200 on the memory. Backed it off to 700 on the core and 2000 on the memory and was still getting this... maybe 1 time in 10 runs or so... Kind of a pain since I leave it running unattended and check a day later to find it has halted itself... grrrr...
I just backed it all the way down to 650 on the core and 2000 on the memory and we will see what happens with that.
My wife's 8800GT 512MB OC'ed to 700 core and 2000 memory sails right along without this issue and I only have a Zalman VF900 on that (about 65C full load).
My son's 9600GT 512MB is OC to 740 core and 2200 memory (also a Zalman VF900) and does not have this issue.
At this point I don't know if it just my card but it can run ATI artifact tester 24 hours with no issue at my full OC of 740/2200. Maybe the folding is a lot less forgiving on OC but I find it hard to believe there is that much difference. Maybe the 1GB of memory makes it more likely to have errors?
I was running some pretty decent oc's to, at factory clock speeds, I've dropped production by ~1200 ppd with the gpu's alone. I havn't noticed any probs with the graphic oc's other than eue's.
xfx xxx 9600gt 512 mb 29*C -39*C
740/1800/2000 --> 825/2100/2100
accelero s1 rev2 + turbo module
xfx xxx 8600GT 256 mb 36*C - 44*C
620/1360/800 --> 875/1892/880
v2 + 80x80x15mm fan
I'm just gonna let them run at factory speeds for now and see what happens. If the eue's continue I'll be looking at the drivers...
I've had one crash on the c2d after all clocks were set to factory, other than that all seems to be good. I havn't had any eue's for a couple days so the clients seem good to go.
I'd have to say I'm a lil stumped as to my ppd averages... after abandoning my oc's on my graphics cards, my ppd have basically climbed back to where they were oc'd.
My cpu clients have dropped production with no oc so that represents my only losses in production at this point.
I'm gonna let them run unless I have more probs ... all 4 clients seem to be happy for now
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