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I have an old Gateway w/ a P4 (single core) 3.0GHz processor and I put a GTX460 in it to fold with. Right now I have both the CPU and GPU folding using the GPU Tracker V2 client and w/ the CPU I'm only getting about 150PPD and with the GPU I'm getting 10K - 12K PPD. The question is, if I stopped folding on the CPU would it boost the GPU's folding at all, or does folding on the processor not effect folding on the GPU? Thanks for the help!
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It wouldn't make any difference on the GPU. The GPU takes resources from the CPU, not the other way around. The ppd/watt on that old single core is pretty horrible, though... your electric bill will be better if you shut it down.
Edited by mach1 - 8/2/11 at 11:48am
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Folding on the processor doesn't affect GPU folding, but the same is not true for the reverse. Folding on that P4 is kind of useless anyways, compared to that 460. The price/PPD of old processors just isn't worth it.
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Yea, agreed. 150ppd is like nothing compared to the numbers your card is putting out.
    
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I started folding 4 old computers and my sig rig about 3 months ago and haven't really noticed a differance in my electric bill, so I'll just leave things the way they are. Thanks for the info, all!!

EDIT: And yes, I know that 150 PPD is nothing, but the way I look at it, every little bit helps the cause, and that is truely why I fold. I like seeing the PPD, but I'm really looking for what is the best way to do the most work for the cause in the shortest amount of time. So if folding on the CPU isn't effecting the folding on my GPU, I'll just let them both run to produce more work and hopefully help get that much closer to a cure.

Thanks, again, all. This community has been nothing but awesome since I joined up!!
Edited by WonderMutt - 8/2/11 at 11:52am
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