Originally Posted by WonderMutt
About your guys setups, v7 is very iffy. I have it running on my 2500k, 3570k and 2700k and I've seen PPD fluctuate from 15k - 70k PPD on each of the systesms, just depends on the WUs they get. As for the 2500k, which is my TC rig, I've been watching the TC stats and it loos like I'm actually averaging about 45k PPD (since I swtiched to v7 on Sunday) as a true number (not an estimate from HFM). Since the PPD is bouncing around so much (and they do so many WUs per day), its almost impossible to tell what you are really getting from a CPU unless you have a way of tracking it over a number of days and seeing what it actually produces.
For my 2500k, I was averaging about 27k PPD with v6.34 (running in Ubuntu native) and now I'm getting about 45k PPD (still in Ubuntu native) with the v7 client, but there is a bigger fluctuation as the WUs are of a broader spectrum in the v7 client than the v6.34.
Yup, to be sure. Windows is NOT the best way to do a client. My i5-2500k TC rig was pretty much forced into that because while my work computer stays on 24/7, during the day, I do need to use it. I thought about just running it 16 hours a day in Linux (I wish I could have figured out a way to run the same job 16 hours a day in Linux and 8 hours a day in Windows, but I couldn't).
Anyway. When there was a vacancy for an i7 folder on the Power Rangers team, I ran out and built up my new i7-2700k rig (White Ranger). That is what I will be doing TC folding with and is ONLY going to be Folding. I'm only doing TC folding in my i5-2500k for CAT3 until we can find a replacement for me on the team (hint, hint, hint people looking to join a great bunch of guys for Team Competition).
Then I will just run "Slave Driver" 16 hours a day on a Linux Distro and let it run FULL OUT, and during the day, either not bother with Windows Folding, or put it on a separate passkey so in case it doesn't finish jobs, it won't destroy my other passkeys.