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So, I want to start folding for OCN etc..

Would it be more beneficial to use my 580, or my 2600k?

580 - 1.025 / 925 / 1850 / 2200

2600k - 4.7Ghz / 1.37 (Could possibly clock higher)
 
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580 by a good bit if you just want to use one.
post #3 of 15
Use both. On your 580 set the advmethods and do bigadvs on the 2600K.
Don't know PPD, atm.
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Why not both?

How many points for each depends on how you set the clients up, but no matter what you do the CPU will be more efficient in terms of PPD/watt (points per day), and therefore put out less heat while doing so.

What I would do is run bigadv on the CPU in a VM using this guide and then the windows section of this guide to set up some back ups in case you lose a WU, and then also run the GPU as well with the "-advmethods" tag (no quotation marks) using this client in configure, advanced, and then "additional client parameters" field. Setting up both clients in that way will be just about the best you can do for your hardware, but the GPU is likely going to prove to be unstable for those WUs (they are as tough as furmark IMO) so you will likely have to lower your clocks on the GPU while folding.
Edited by juano - 10/18/11 at 4:13pm
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post #5 of 15
Your sig says you only have a 2500K
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Your sig says you only have a 2500K
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post #7 of 15
Both!

That's what I do: -bigadv on the 2600K and -advmethods on the 580. Of course it turns the 580 into a hair dryer. One of these days I'll get a waterblock for it.

As for OC'ing, folding is particularly unforgiving of unstable settings. What have you used to check for stability?
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Both!

That's what I do: -bigadv on the 2600K and -advmethods on the 580. Of course it turns the 580 into a hair dryer. One of these days I'll get a waterblock for it.

As for OC'ing, folding is particularly unforgiving of unstable settings. What have you used to check for stability?
For the gpu I use Heaven benchmark on loop for about 10 mins and then I use Crysis benchmark in loop for about 10 times.

For cpu the best is to run prime95 custom blend for 24 hours and make sure it uses all of you're RAM.
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For the gpu I use Heaven benchmark on loop for about 10 mins and then I use Crysis benchmark in loop for about 10 times.

For cpu the best is to run prime95 custom blend for 24 hours and make sure it uses all of you're RAM.

For the GPU stability I haven't found anything that is as tough as the advmethods WUs, so obviously it's a good idea to do the best you can for stability before running them (I like Unigine Heaven for 30-45 minutes and hours of playing your most stressful games) but there's really no way to know what will be stable for them until you run them.
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I've considered using both. But first time around folding, so I figured I'd start small and take things one step at a time.
 
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