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Hi, as the title sugests I am looking to begin folding, although I have an AMD chip which is probably really slow f(rom what i have heared on theese forums compared to an intel), I do have a GTX 570.

So,how does one go about "folding"

I am not sure of my motives as such but i hear that F@H is a good stability test as both my CPU and GPU are overclocked.
    
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Check out The Essentials Thread

I'm guessing you're going to want to run the GPU client for Windows 7. Just download it and run it.

Edit: You're X6 might not be as fast as some Intel chips, but it's certainly nothing to scoff at. You can probably run the SMP Windows 7 client alongside the GPU one.
Edited by InfernoReaper - 6/15/11 at 1:34pm
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Oh, okay, from all of the AMD hate on theese forums i had gathered that my cpu was a bit slow

Do i need to not fold on some cores to allow the cpu to provide the gpu with data or does the gpu do it itself?

what exactly is SMP?
and are there different versions of the gpu client i take it gpu3 is better for fermi?
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Someone else will probably answer that better than I, but I think you can set core affinity and thread priority to allow certain CPU cores to be open for GPU processing. The GPU will do the main load, but needs the CPU to push it back out.

I believe SMP is Symmetric Multi-Processing.

There are 2 version for Windows 7. GPU2 for all GPUs and GPU3 for Fermi-based GPUs.

I apologize for not giving straight answers. Getting back into this myself.

Edit: What client is right for me?
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Thanks, i have the GPU client running now, after a few mins it says 3500/50000, when it reaches 50000 is that a "work unit" and will my name appear on the ocn charts as i set my team number to ocn's

Also, at 950mhz, I am getting a high pitched whining from the 570, is this okay?
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Once it hits 50000, yes, that WU will complete. You will then be able to find your name here:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/search.php

That, however, will not be 50000 points; each WU varies (around 1.3k per WU though). Once you hit 50k points, you post here to get your postbit, and confirmation you're a member of the team:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...here-read.html

Make sure to sign up for the Foldathon though (in my sig); it's a 2 day competition where you can start showing what you've got.
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Also, at 950mhz, I am getting a high pitched whining from the 570, is this okay?
Yeah mate, that fine . Mine does it too (GTX560Ti), only when folding. I presume it's because of the intense load that folding places upon the gpu. Fun trick - change your core speed and you'll hear it change pitch hahaha.
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post #8 of 11
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Okay, I have (or rather my 570) have completed my first WU.

If i use the cpu, it overheats on 4 cores , so i will have to wait for my modification of the h50 with a bigger radiator for cpu folding on anything above 2 cores at the moment.
    
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You could use 2 or 3 cores. Simply change the "-smp" flag to "-smp 2" or "-smp 3".
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The whining is caused by a capacitors on the GPU board which resonate at high load, really nothing to worry about.
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