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I started FAH today, and it seems really slow. I see other forum users (even without GPU client) folding SMP WU's in an hour or less. I'm using all 6 cores of my 1100T, but it took 16 minutes to complete 1% of a WU (5000/500000 steps). Is there any way I can optimize my FAH experience without upgrading to an nVidia card?

Edit:
PPD is 6527.1, don't know what that means
Edited by funfortehfun - 4/10/12 at 3:56pm
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It really depends on the SMP WU Project. Some are relatively quick on my CPU @ 4 min per cycle, others can take me 10 to 15min per cycle.

What Project are you folding ATM?
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You need to only fold on 4 of your 6 cores because the AMD GPU requires a CPU core for itself to fold or else it kills your CPU folding, and you can't do 5 because some WUs will fail with an odd number greater than 3. You should be using v7 (if not then follow the guide in my signature under "FOLDING") and first you will want to click on your CPU slot and click finish and then click on your GPU slot and click pause, this will let your current CPU WU finish faster. To change the number of cores folding we need your current CPU WU to finish so we don't lose it. Once it has finished click configure in the top right, go to slots, click on your SMP slot then click edit, then under the SMP section change the CPU field that should say -1 currently to 4. then when your done you can resume you folding on both GPU and CPU. If you haven't already check out this post and make sure your AMD GPU is using the client type advanced.

After you've done exactly as I said, then consider yourself optimized.
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@Sethy666
Folding project No. 6099 (Run 2, Clone 19, Gen 125)

@juano
I'm using the CMD SMP version, so I don't have a GUI to work with.
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Are you or do you want to fold on your AMD GPU? If so then finish your current WUs (add the tag -oneunit I believe somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) and uninstall those clients and then install v7 as per the guide I linked you to above.
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@ juano
I thought you had to install PhysX to fold on ATi GPU's. If it's possible to fold on ATi, then that would be great!
But...
In the CMD SMP client, how do you add the tag?
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Right click and go to properties in the shortcut that you use to start your client (or make a shortcut if you don't use a shortcut) then in the "target" field add -oneunit to the end. That's how you do it but I just looked it up and it wouldn't apply the one unit until the next WU apparently so just remember to watch your client around the time your next WU is about to finish, then after it has uploaded the current WU but before it downloads the next WU close the client, uninstall it and install the v7 client as I specified previously.
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Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

@Sethy666
Folding project No. 6099 (Run 2, Clone 19, Gen 125)

Yep, thats a biggie (for me, anyway)
post #9 of 20
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Darn it.
And I've completed only 12% of it in 3 hours...
Another 20 to go.
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go into task manager and sort processes by CPU usage, what CPU usage is folding getting and is there anything else using up any CPU? maybe try raising the priority of the folding process.
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