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I just bought a new GU and I wanted to know the best way to fold on my rig, its the gamingrig. 8ts a fx 6100 and a Hd 6950 any help is appreciated.
   
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Right, so as far as the GPU you must fold in the beta client v7 as that gets you the best production or points per day (PPD) out of the GPU. As for the CPU it's a little bit trickier because normally I would tell you to run folding in a virtual machine (VM) of linux inside windows, but I don't know if that would still be the best for the Bulldozer architecture. What I would probably do for right now is just run the beta client v7 for both the GPU and the CPU and then keep track of the PPD for both the CPU and GPU and then in a few days I'll give you instructions on how to install and set up the VM and we can see if that is any better.

So to setup the v7 client you will need the client itself (here) and then you will want to follow this guide. You need not bother setting up the bigadv in step 2 because you aren't able to fold those anyway. Be sure to do step 4 as that will be what set's up your GPU to get the WUs that are best for it. After step four you will also want to click edit on the SMP shown here and then the SMP CPUs section shown here you want to change the number that is currently a -1 to a 4. That last step will change the CPU to only fold on 4 cores instead of all 6 because folding on your AMD GPU uses a fair amount of CPU resources (about a whole core) and there are some work units (WUs) that will fail no matter what if you have an odd number of cores folding, so 4 cores is what we want for you.

That should be everything but post back here with any questions you have or if you need more help. If you haven't already and are wondering this is how you sign up to have your folding info displayed under your username. We're having a Foldathon coming up on the 19th of March which is 48 hours where we all fold as much as possible which you should sign up for here, and I would appreciate if you would put my username as your referrer. smile.gif
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Right, so as far as the GPU you must fold in the beta client v7 as that gets you the best production or points per day (PPD) out of the GPU. As for the CPU it's a little bit trickier because normally I would tell you to run folding in a virtual machine (VM) of linux inside windows, but I don't know if that would still be the best for the Bulldozer architecture. What I would probably do for right now is just run the beta client v7 for both the GPU and the CPU and then keep track of the PPD for both the CPU and GPU and then in a few days I'll give you instructions on how to install and set up the VM and we can see if that is any better.
So to setup the v7 cient you will need the client itself (here) and then you will want to follow this guide. You need not bother setting up the bigadv in step 2 because you aren't able to fold those anyway. Be sure to do step 4 as that will be what set's up your GPU to get the WUs that are best for it. After step four you will also want to click edit on the SMP shown here and then the SMP CPUs section shown here you want to change the number that is currently a -1 to a 4. That last step will change the CPU to only fold on 4 cores instead of all 6 because folding on your AMD GPU uses a fair amount of CPU resources (about a whole core) and there are some work units (WUs) that will fail no matter what if you have an odd number of cores folding, so 4 cores is what we want for you.
That should be everything but post back here with any questions you have or if you need more help. If you haven't already and are wondering this is how you sign up to have your folding info displayed under your username. We're having a Foldathon coming up on the 19th of March which is 48 hours where we all fold as much as possible which you should sign up for here[/

URL], and I would appreciate if you would put my username as your referrer. smile.gif

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to fold for 3 days straight because I won't be home for 2 days, or if I should lower the oc since I won't be able to monitor it.
   
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Probably want to keep the oc lower then what you think is stable. But definitely run it while you are gone. Usually when the OC is at all unstable it will toss out the WU before you it can complete so is a general waste.
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Probably want to keep the oc lower then what you think is stable. But definitely run it while you are gone. Usually when the OC is at all unstable it will toss out the WU before you it can complete so is a general waste.

Its stable at 3.6 but will it running at 55 to 60c for 3 days be an issue?
   
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Its stable at 3.6 but will it running at 55 to 60c for 3 days be an issue?

Nope, I leave my 5850 folding for weekends when I go back home from school. Sits right at 58-60C and chugs along. thumb.gif

Edit: I also fold heavily on both my 945 and 940, as well as 8800GTS's and 9800's, load temps for extended periods of time and no problems. Just got to give them some TLC once and a while and clean up the heat sinks or flush old WC water.
Edited by rockosmodlife - 2/28/12 at 4:41pm
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Nope, I leave my 5850 folding for weekends when I go back home from school. Sits right at 58-60C and chugs along. thumb.gif
Edit: I also fold heavily on both my 945 and 940, as well as 8800GTS's and 9800's, load temps for extended periods of time and no problems. Just got to give them some TLC once and a while and clean up the heat sinks or flush old WC water.

Thanks rocko, I use aircooling so I guess get the old compressed air out. Also my case is a haf 922 o the air flow should be solid. Thanks a lot guys, I really want to help contribute to the cause.
   
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No problem good sir! thumb.gif

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Its stable at 3.6 but will it running at 55 to 60c for 3 days be an issue?

Just because its stable with other programs doesnt mean its folding stable. As long as temps stay within spec of your chip, you will be fine. thumb.gif
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Just because its stable with other programs doesnt mean its folding stable. As long as temps stay within spec of your chip, you will be fine. thumb.gif

So true, folding exploits the hell out of instability!
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