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This guide is no longer valid as p8057 is not beta!

 

I'm making a simple guide for some of the newer folders so they can easily setup folding these pristine work units on their nVidia GPU's. Almost any nVidia GPU from the 4xx series up can fold these well enough to beat the PPD of an i7. In my personal testing, even a GTS 450 does a solid 75k PPD. On the flip side, a modestly overclocked 580 will do 225k PPD.

 

Step 1:

 

Download the v7 folding client and install it using the recommended defaults. If you're new to folding, input your OCN nick as your folding name and input team 37726. Leave the passkey field blank as I will cover a method of assigning a passkey to each folding slot later. A passkey is not needed on a GPU unless you're joining the OCN Folding Team Competition.

 

Step 2:

 

You'll need to add a beta flag on each nVidia GPU. In v7, switch to expert mode:

 

 

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Step 3:

 

Click Configure - Click Slots - Double Click The GPU Slot - Scroll Down and Click Add. Insert client-type in field one and beta in field 2 as shown below. Click Ok - Click Ok - and Save.

 

 

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Step 4:

 

Quit the folding client and restart it. In post 2 I will cover how to replace beta folding core version 2.25 with 2.22 to increase your GPU PPD by nearly 30% or better.


Edited by BWG - 12/15/12 at 1:28pm
 
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Core 2.22 is much better optimized for folding, but you can only use this core if you have a non-keplar GPU. Here is how you process replacing the core:

 

Step 1:

 

Download and Save FahCore_15

 

Step 2:

 

Pause your GPU folding clients by right clicking each one.

 

 

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Step 3:

 

Open the directory in which the core is located as shown here, but replace my user name with your user name. You may need to manually type in the AppData folder if it's hidden. The path to the file on my PC is: C:\Users\BWG\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient\cores\www.stanford.edu\~pande\Win32\AMD64\NVIDIA\Fermi\beta\Core_15.fah

 

 

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Copy the core over and replace it. Right click each GPU slot and click fold. That's it.


Edited by BWG - 11/15/12 at 8:53pm
 
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You can also replace the core in this folder, but if you receive a 7xxx series work unit somehow even with the beta flag on, the core will be updated. You would need to click finish unit and wait until that work unit finishes to copy the core 2.22 over again. If your client gets stuck, pause the GPU slots and delete the core. This will update the core so you can resume folding until the 7 series unit is finished.

 

Here is how you check which core version you are running:

 

Simply click a GPU slot, and then click log. Navigate to the beginning of a work unit starting and you will see this string:

 

 

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Did this last night....hope I pick one up.
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what do we do with the FAHCore_15.exe after we get it?
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what do we do with the FAHCore_15.exe after we get it?

Copy it over top the newer FAHCore_15.exe that is in your directory.

On my system it is in 2 places, I just copied it in both places.

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient\cores\www.stanford.edu\~pande\Win32\AMD64\NVIDIA\Fermi\beta\Core_15.fah

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient\cores\www.stanford.edu\~pande\Win32\AMD64\NVIDIA\Fermi\Core_15.fah
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Hmmm... OK So I started the client before I copied it over and I already have a 8057. should I stop it and copy it over now?
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Hmmm... OK So I started the client before I copied it over and I already have a 8057. should I stop it and copy it over now?

you can pause it, replace the core, and then continue folding.... The core folder is several folder deep, just make sure you copy it to both fermi\ and fermi\beta\ folders
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