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yea, I'm new to folding and was wondering why I never get over 85% load. don't really want it right now, effin toaster in here right now as it is. ambient is 30c

should be easy enough to test. After the CC run it in a 4x slot.
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No I'm afraid I don't, but it wasn't as definitive as I might've made it sound (not my intention), it was just conjecture by people on a forum, probably this one or FF.org.

It can't be far from the truth though, it's very unlikely to be CPU/RAM bottlenecking because I've seen it as the same limit in various machines with varying levels of CPU and RAM performance and I've always seen a very similar 80-82% GPU usage limit. So that basically leaves PCIe, or other aspects of the GPU that the 'GPU usage' isn't monitoring like memory speed, memory bus width, VRAM amount, ROPs etc, and I don't believe it's those because I've seen the same GPU usage on both a 460 (256-bit), a 560ti 448c (320-bit), and a 580 (384-bit). The only thing in those systems that I can think of that is as constant as the GPU usage wall I've seen that I can think of is the PCIe bandwidth. I'm sure we'll find out for sure eventually, although I don't expect that to be from Stanford unless they say that those WUs were not working as intended, but that's my guess for now.
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If I install my second 580 when I have wu's already in progress, will they fail to complete or be disrupted in any way?
Or will a new wu be assigned to the new gpu installed without problems?
     
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Derping around, looking for older used Dual GPU Nvidia cards, the 9800 GX2 is still $100 bucks? i think not. GTX 295 for 150? no...whats up with all these people selling these old old cards for crazy prices mad.gif
    
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If I install my second 580 when I have wu's already in progress, will they fail to complete or be disrupted in any way?
Or will a new wu be assigned to the new gpu installed without problems?

Shouldn't cause any problems. I'd recommend turning the computer off though.
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No I'm afraid I don't, but it wasn't as definitive as I might've made it sound (not my intention), it was just conjecture by people on a forum, probably this one or FF.org.
It can't be far from the truth though, it's very unlikely to be CPU/RAM bottlenecking because I've seen it as the same limit in various machines with varying levels of CPU and RAM performance and I've always seen a very similar 80-82% GPU usage limit. So that basically leaves PCIe, or other aspects of the GPU that the 'GPU usage' isn't monitoring like memory speed, memory bus width, VRAM amount, ROPs etc, and I don't believe it's those because I've seen the same GPU usage on both a 460 (256-bit), a 560ti 448c (320-bit), and a 580 (384-bit). The only thing in those systems that I can think of that is as constant as the GPU usage wall I've seen that I can think of is the PCIe bandwidth. I'm sure we'll find out for sure eventually, although I don't expect that to be from Stanford unless they say that those WUs were not working as intended, but that's my guess for now.
I see another thing in common from your post. All Nvidia. Sounds like a good investigation for a motivated Member. After The CC remind me and I'll do some digging. As you've no doubt noticed I haven't been active in the last year or so. How long has this been going on?
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I would guess F@H is still miles away from saturating any PCI-E slot.

OMG it's the guy who busted me warping my board on my first mod. tongue.gif

Good to have you back bro. smile.gif
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Shouldn't cause any problems. I'd recommend turning the computer off though.

lol, dont worry about my hardware skills, software is the only thing I'm not pro at...

... yet
     
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Is anyone having any luck getting bigadv units? I'm running the corehack on a VM with smp 8 and bigadv flags but keep picking up a3's. If there's a short supply of a5's I'll just run SMP 6 and my video card in 7, but if they're getting bigadv units I'd like to try to troubleshoot what I'm doing wrong...
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