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So I have had my client set up for smp and gpu folding.

I have already noticed that the gpu usage stays at 0 while folding, but miraculously the gpu is in use.

Also, I have just recently left the client on for 5+ hours and my cpu surpassed my 6870 in percentage by 8 percentage points.

This really shouldn't happen as my 6870 should get WAY more PPD than the Athlon II x2.

Does anyone know what the issue could be?
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You using V7?
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You using V7?
Yup, I read that the gpu client works best when it can have it's own core.

I switched smp to uniprocessor, and my gpu usage is at 98-99 percent.

Is there any way I can run the GPU and CPU clients with out nerfing one? Obvioiusly I would much rather run the GPU over CPU, but with the current cpu getting 69credit points for the 9-10 hours plus just isn't making me too happy.
Edited by Conner - 8/15/11 at 4:48am
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Just something you should note; the CPU won't hurt the GPU's Folding performance. It only works the other way around (the GPU will cripple the CPU's PPD instead).

Now, is it possible you finished a WU with your GPU in those 5 hours, and it started another one? I don't know your Folding name, so can't check myself.
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Just something you should note; the CPU won't hurt the GPU's Folding performance. It only works the other way around (the GPU will cripple the CPU's PPD instead).

Now, is it possible you finished a WU with your GPU in those 5 hours, and it started another one? I don't know your Folding name, so can't check myself.
Nope, with the eta of 3 days, and the same PRCG, it didn't finish.

Now after not doing any cpu folding, my GPU is doing 7700ppd.
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Sounds better at least.
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Sounds better at least.
from ~300ppd or less to 7700 hah.

It's just to bad that gpu folding uses ~60% of my cpu. That is why I cannot run both at the same time the cpu is in fact nerfing my gpu because the gpu doesn't have enough resources.

Oh well. I will take a solid 7700 any day.
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Well, Unicore would only use one core, and even then it's not the biggest user of resources. I find it hard to believe using the Unicore client on another slot cut your GPU PPD by over 7k.
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Well, Unicore would only use one core, and even then it's not the biggest user of resources. I find it hard to believe using the Unicore client on another slot cut your GPU PPD by over 7k.
Unicore cut it down to 5-6k

SMP cut it down by 7k.

I chose to just not cpu fold because the 5-6k plus like 200ppd on the cpu is worse in comparison to strait gpu folding.
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