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Im doing colletz conjecture and want it to use 100% cpu and 100% of my 6990. Jayce is helping a lot through pm, but he must be at work, and wanted to get it up before i leave for school. If anyone has a guide or can explain that'd help
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First of all, unless you do some special things, the amount of GPU usage is determined by the project. All things being equal, Prime Grid will load your GPU to the max while SETI and Einstein (for instance) will never load the GPU above 75%.

Some GPU projects use a LOT more CPU power than others as well. Moo! Wrapper on a 955BE system requires 50% of the CPU to support Moo! Wrapper, so only has 2 other cores free to do CPU tasks. OTOH, Prime Grid uses almost nothing... but can slow down your system if it's your main computer and make it a pain to operate depending on the type of GPU you have.

So, it all depends on the CPU speed, GPU speed and type etc. Since you asked about the 6990 (there is one in the 955BE box I have), it runs Collatz fine without having to free up other CPU resources.

So, in your BOINC preferences, set it simply to 100% CPU time and 100% of CPU's, pick your CPU projects and let it rip! Also, set the checkpoint update time to at least 60 seconds (I set it to 600 seconds for 10 min) to minimize check pointing too often... set everything to USE GPU and USE CPU Always....

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Edited by Tex1954 - 11/29/11 at 6:05am
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i have it set to 100% anytime, and am doing colletz, but its not using 100% gpu. Is there a project i can get to use 100% gpu, and most of my cpu?
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post #4 of 15
Projects determine the % of GPU used... you don't really have any control... see above post....

Prime Grid will use the most at a constant 99% (never ever seen 100%). Collatz does too...IIRC...

Depending on the GPU project and speed, you may have to set % CPUs to allow one free core to support the GPU... but that is CPU speed/type and GPU project dependent.


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ok so right now im doing colletz, but its not using a lot of my 6990, only 30% of one of the gpu cores. I am also doing malaria hopefully for cpu and its not using any of that really either,
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wait, malaria just made my cpu used 100%, so that is good, its using 100% right now of cpu, but still only 30% of gpu.
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post #7 of 15

Try Moo! Wrapper, or Primegrid on your GPU instead of Collatz Conjecture.

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Sigh... well, you need to tune things... try setting "USE 75%" of processors in your Processor Preferences. If the GPU doesn't get enough support, it may never run 100%.... Check all your preferences to make sure you allow it to run 100% of the time and such.

If you want screen shots of how to set it up, let me know...

And if you run something else, like Moo! Wrapper, you will need to free up at least 2 threads to support it... it all depends... I use MSI Afterburner to monitor the GPU usage as well...

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they arent on the list, only primeguard is for selecting project in bionic
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screenshots would be very helpful. Also, can i do more then one project on the same account?
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