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post #1 of 14
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ok all my x3 4890 have died so i just ordered an evga gtx 560 Ti

so can someone tell me what Client i need to download for nVidia

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther


also im looking for something that can track what WU im doing
i dont have the video card yet i will have it tomorrow, i just want to start
getting the PC ready fror the GTX 560 , it will be here tomorrow

and from what i read and heard that the GTX 560 Ti out does the HD 4890's
and i will be getting around 14-16kPPD and if i remember right the HD 4890 was
getting about 2-4k PPD

Thanks Roger
post #2 of 14
Hi Roger

I'd go with the 6.41 (Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU3 (required for Fermi). You can decide if you want the special viewer for NVIDIA GPUs or the no-nonsense console. The special views does use up some gpu resources (which is wasted resources) that the no-nonsense console version doesn't. I'd go with the no-nonsense console client, personally.

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you killed 3 ati 4890s folding...................................
    
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4XXX was never great at folding, the new client for the 5/6XXX offers much more PPD. Go for the console client, it's easier to use (personally) and won't burn up PPD showing you proteins. Poor 4890's
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post #5 of 14
That's around those PPD numbers that you can expect when you do nothing other on the comp and the 6.41 console version is the one that I would use, like the simplicity of it. And if you do get the tray version, be real sure not to use the viewer, it's just slows everything down (as 0bit said) and there is also riskof everything locks up and you end up losing the current WU.

HFM.NET is a great tool to keep track of your folding.
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post #6 of 14
Like others have said stick with the console client. You can use this guide to set everything up: [Windows 7] Setting up the GPU2/GPU3 client (it includes setting up the console client and setting up HFM.net to monitor the client).

I get a little over 13,000 PPD on my GTX 560Ti with it OC to 950MHz core/1900MHz shaders. You can get higher if you land some 921/925 credit GPU work units.

You can also use HFM and Dropbox to track your client stats online (see my sig below). Its really easy to set up, took me about 5 minutes to get it running. Use this guide: [Guide] Making a Website with Dropbox + HFM + DynDns
Edited by Philistine - 8/8/11 at 11:58am
post #7 of 14
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ok great ty for the repplys, also for drivers i was told that the 266.66 drivers are the best to use for the 560 Ti , is this try , is not what drivers should i try?

Thanks Again Roger
post #8 of 14
Yeah, use the 266.66 drivers. People have reported problems with the 270.xx+ drivers.
post #9 of 14
The 270.xx can cause the card to downclock to 405MHz and stay there until a restart, the 266.66 also get better PPD i believe.

On the 1325 pointers (which all I get these days, last time I got a 912/925p was 30/6) I get 14.6k PPD in XP using 266.66, might be a bit less in Win7. The 912/925 is in the 18-19k PPD range.

993MHz core on that card is what I run.
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post #10 of 14
yeah, as far as the drivers go, I had the downclocking problem with the 270.xx drivers and rolled back to 266.66...worked great.

I had to install the 280.19 beta drivers for the BF3 Alpha test last week...have not switched back and have not had any downclocking problems folding with the beta driver...
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