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I'm running a bigadv tag in v7.1.24 on my i7 950 OC'd to 4.2 ghz and its taking more than 4 days to complete the WU's. When i use the bonus point calculator its showing that I'm not getting any bonus points with my current TFP. Checking my stats on EOC also shows that I haven't received any bonus points in a few weeks. Actually, that's right around the same time I added a second gtx470 in SLI. I'm currently working on P2685 with a TFP of 1:03:00, which seems high. Any thoughts?
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The 2 cards are pulling resources from your cpu. Try just folding on 7 cores to free one up for the gpu's. You should see your TPF come down.
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The 2 cards are pulling resources from your cpu. Try just folding on 7 cores to free one up for the gpu's. You should see your TPF come down.
Is there a way to do that using the V7 Client Control?
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I have no experience with V7 sorry so I can't answer. I find V6.34 much easy to use. Somebody else with V7 may be able to help
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I have no experience with V7 sorry so I can't answer. I find V6.34 much easy to use. Somebody else with V7 may be able to help
thanks for your help +rep
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http://www.overclock.net/12918153-post2.html

Looks like on v7 it will not let you? Ive never used it myself =/

I would also suggest using v6, and then setting it to smp -7.

Also fah tracker is an easy to setup program that will put it all together for you.

http://fahtracker.com/
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The same thing happened to me. Ditching the v7 client for the v6 console client with the "-smp 7 -bigadv" flags fixed it.
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I run the same as you except i have 920, but i use the tracker it is the easiest to use in windows and works great. Big adv works better on a even number of cores, 6 will work better. I would run my 2 470's and big adv on -smp 7 and some of the units would finish but a server that was up and running wouldn't except them. I switched to -smp 6 still running 2 470's all is well tpf went up like 2 mins a frame. On the plus side with gpus' and 6 cores on big adv it runs a little cooler since only using 85 percent cpu. my tpf for a 2686 i have right now is 36 min. Usually it takes 2 and a half days, but I do shut down 1 gpu and game some or watch movies while folding. Gaming while folding bumps tpf up to 40+ mins for me
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It depends on which WUs you are crunching... If it is 2684 .. then it takes much longer than others. It takes my i7 950 (@ 4.2GHz) 42 mi/frame WITHOUT any gpu clients.

There are some GPU drivers require very little (to none) cpu usage for gpu client .. current drivers I use on my only gpu dedicated rig (3x gtx260 -- no gaming, nothing but gpu folding) is 196.75

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I run the same as you except i have 920, but i use the tracker it is the easiest to use in windows and works great. Big adv works better on a even number of cores, 6 will work better. I would run my 2 470's and big adv on -smp 7 and some of the units would finish but a server that was up and running wouldn't except them. I switched to -smp 6 still running 2 470's all is well tpf went up like 2 mins a frame. On the plus side with gpus' and 6 cores on big adv it runs a little cooler since only using 85 percent cpu. my tpf for a 2686 i have right now is 36 min. Usually it takes 2 and a half days, but I do shut down 1 gpu and game some or watch movies while folding. Gaming while folding bumps tpf up to 40+ mins for me
+rep, looks like I'll be switching to v6 and tracker running smp 6 or 7. thanks for your help
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