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I can't use my computer when I am folding on the GPU, it hardly responds, and I certainly can't game on it while that is going. It would be nice if I could still run the client while I use my computer, rather than shut it down everytime like I do now.

AFAIK there's no easy way to prioritize different tasks on a GPU. So do I just have to deal with it? I could get better PPD if I didn't have to leave my GPU client off most of the time.

I'm using client 6 on my GTX460 with -advmethods.
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Don't run PrimeGrid... it hogs the GPU something horrible... run something else...

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Is there a specific program that is unresponsive or is it the entire computer? I've heard this complaint a lot, but personally have never experienced it on my computer (even with the CPU @ 100% BOINC while Folding on 2 GPUs). Gaming (3D heavy) is not going to be possible, but running Office, Firefox/Chrome, with music or a video in the background shouldn't be an issue.

Also, does the lag occur on specific WUs only or does it do it regardless of whether you have a Beta unit or standard 1325pt WU?
 
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Everything, it takes about 2-10seconds between the time I type something and it appears on the screen(so yea the entire computer). should I just disable -advmethods, it might be worth the PPD decrease since I can run it more often then.

edit: removed -advmethods, things are better but still slow, its more of a periodic stutter now every 10 seconds.
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What WU are you working on right now? If after removing the flag you didnt drop or pick up a new unit I don't think there would be a noticeable change with just removing the flag.
 
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It changed WU's, it reset to 0%.

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It changed WU's, it reset to 0%.
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Isn't that still an advmethods WU? The P6 series are normal WUs (correct me if I am wrong). Whats the pt value?
 
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Credit: 5187, this is just what HFM.net is giving, it might not have updated yet. Trust me its not using -advmethods anymore, I know because I can almost use my computer.
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Credit: 5187, this is just what HFM.net is giving, it might not have updated yet. Trust me its not using -advmethods anymore, I know because I can almost use my computer.

According to the Stanford forums that is an advmethods WU. I've folded a ton of WUs and the standard GPU3 WU is 1325pts. The large WUs are 5187pts. My prediction is that your computer will be usable if you can pick up the standard 1325pt P680X series WU.
 
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