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I don't know why my output is well... to say the least.. super crappy.

I am running the latest version of V7 client on my sig rig. There has to be something that I am not getting. Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

2500k @4.6Ghz gets around 20k PPD give or take on any of the WU's that I am folding when it is SMP only.

My gfx cards (460 gtx, sli-disabled) I get about 11k PPD on each card.

When I run SMP and GPU at the same time, I don't take a little performance hit on the SMP, I take like a 75% PPD loss.... is this correct? If it is, then I guess I just don't understand why I would would want to GPU fold at all... my CPU by itself will net almost as much PPD and that just seems not only stupid, but completely inefficient.

Is there something I am missing out on?
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Set this up and fold both SMP and your Nvidia GPU, you should hopefully see a decent increase.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...racker-v2.html
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post #3 of 13
Something's wrong alright... shouldn't be taking that big a hit.

Have you tried:

1) Using the v6 client for SMP, and v7 for the GPUs?
2) Only running one GPU, and seeing the performance hit then?
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post #4 of 13
Yes something is wrong there, I wouldn't expect more than about 1-2K PPD drop from your CPU when adding both GPUs. What GPU drivers are you on? Take a look at your task manger and see what is eating up your CPU cycles, it shouldn't say 35% a piece for each GPU folding so it's got to be something else.

EDIT: zodac I think if I can ninja you on one of these trouble shooting threads and get it right and fix the issue then I'm gonna enter for the folding editor.
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That is the thing, nothing in task manager says that it taking the CPU cycles. 99% to FAH ax04 or whatever. Now with this Tracker, am I able to pause and resume? Like does it save progress? My wife likes to watch netflix and if I dont pause it with the -advanced flag on the cards, it will stutter.
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You should be able to pause, yes. For whatever reason my v6 GPU client won't pause but if I just exit out of it it will still resume from the same point when I reopen it. Maybe also just for fun try the GPU's folding without the advmethods tag also, those WUs should use less CPU time but there might be an issue of some sort with your 460 not being powerful enough to fold them. I'd say the chances of that being the issue are slim but may be worth a shot to try them without advmethods when you set up the GPU tracker.
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I am assuming it also only calculates PPD after you have completed a WU? Not in real-time?
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Nevermind, it takes a bit, but it has updated. 17,129.4 on SMP, I will report when the GPU's update, so far this is looking WAY better though. I was getting 2kPPD with the v7 client. so that is what? 15K increase... I would say that helped a lot Z. Thanks to all of you for helping me clear this up. I was getting really frustrated.
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The newest 7.1.33 version does actually calculate the CPU PPD correctly with bonuses in real time, but even if it didn't that doesn't explain he change from GPU to no GPUs, it ought to either calculate correctly or not in either set up. This makes me think to ask if you are verifying the PPD drop by frame times or if the calculator itself is the only thing that goes haywire. Maybe the first frame after you install the GPUs is really long because of stopping the CPU folding or something. Either way verify your PPD yourself using the frame times rather than trust whatever the program tells you.

EDIT: damn I was so close! What was it? did you install the GPU tracker or was it the frame times just being artificially inflated for the first frame after starting the GPU like I thought?
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Yeah, I understand what you are saying, but the thing is a WU that takes 6 hours with no GPU, was taking 16+ with the GPU's enabled. This Client is already chugging right along. 5% done with the SMP project 6972. Something was definitely wrong, and this seems to have cleared it up. I am just waiting on the GPU's to update the PPD and I will report the total.
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