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Just have a couple quick questions about folding as I'm still learning

I am using the v7 client and followed the tutorial and got my CPU set up, then also added my 2 6950s

Is it recommended to fold with both of them at the same time? The CPU one slows down a lot (takes like 1-1.5 days when GPUs are folding with it) but I figured any bonus points would be worth it.

It seems to me that the graphics cards will be the most PPD for me at this time, the projects Ive been getting are about 1800 points and take about 5 hours each, is that normal? Would it be faster to run it without the CPU one to? Would the CPU one be more ppd by itself?

Ive read it is better to fold with crossfire disabled but when I turn it off I loose control of the fan speed in CCC and like having the fans turned up so it doesn't get to hot, any work arounds for this? Will disabling crossfire make a big difference? They both seem to stay at 90+% usage all the time with it enabled

Any other tips would be nice to
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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by zodac View Post

3) Click the "Add" button, and you are brought to a screen where you can add further clients. For the GPU, simply select the "GPU ID" box. For the ID, you can either manually set the GPU to ID 1, 2, etc. Or, for ease, you can leave it at -1, and the client will figure it out itself. Click "OK" to add the client.
For now, ignore the "Extra slot options" section.

Find this screen in your client and change the 0 to 6 in the smp/cpus box. That should help.
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Find this screen in your client and change the 0 to 6 in the smp/cpus box. That should help.
Help with what? The GPUs folding faster?
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Find this screen in your client and change the 0 to 6 in the smp/cpus box. That should help.
If he is folding on his sigrig and IIRC that CPU has 4 cores and no HT. He should change to smp 3.

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Originally Posted by AndrewM56 View Post
Help with what? The GPUs folding faster?
Setting the number one lower then your actual cores will leave one core to deal with your GPU's.
It will speed up your folding, both the CPU and GPUs.
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If he is folding on his sigrig and IIRC that CPU has 4 cores and no HT. He should change to smp 3.



Setting the number one lower then your actual cores will leave one core to deal with your GPU's.
It will speed up your folding, both the CPU and GPUs.
I am folding on the 970 for now but have a 2600k on the way so that means it IS ok to fold on both at the same time I take it?

and thanks a lot, Ill change my smp to 3 when I get home tonight

also another question, what are safe 24/7 folding temps for 6950s? They sit at around 60-65 with 40% or so fan speed which I thought should be alright
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For some reason, I thought you were folding on a cpu with HT, sorry about that. Leaving a couple of cores for the gpu will speed up your cpu folding also.

Yep, the 970 only comes with 4 cores and no HT.
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Originally Posted by AndrewM56 View Post
I am folding on the 970 for now but have a 2600k on the way so that means it IS ok to fold on both at the same time I take it?

and thanks a lot, Ill change my smp to 3 when I get home tonight

also another question, what are safe 24/7 folding temps for 6950s? They sit at around 60-65 with 40% or so fan speed which I thought should be alright
Yes, it is okay to fold on both at the same time.


According to this thread, the temperature limit on 6950 is 95c.
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Yes, it is okay to fold on both at the same time.


According to this thread, the temperature limit on 6950 is 95c.
Even for 24/7 folding?
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If it's your sig CPU, each GPU client would take up an entire core, so you'd only be able to use two cores of your CPU to Fold SMP.
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Originally Posted by AndrewM56 View Post
Even for 24/7 folding?
Should be for prolong periods of time. But if you are unsure I would suggest you look in the instruction book that came with the cards. Or on your card manufacturers homepage.

And I doubt your cards will reach those temperatures. If the do reach higher temperatures then you are comfortable with, I'd say a custom, more steep fan profile is the way to go.
I have a fan profile that will increase fanspeed to max if the temps go over 70c.
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