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I have it set to GPU only on my account manager page to use GPU and not the CPU in the MilkyWay@Home preferences and in the regular Computing Preference, I have CPU usage set to 100%.

It sounds like you have it set up correctly. Let us know if dropping the clocks and checking out the driver does anything. If that still doesn't work, post a screenshot of your GPU usage from Afterburner.
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I have it set to GPU only on my account manager page to use GPU and not the CPU in the MilkyWay@Home preferences and in the regular Computing Preference, I have CPU usage set to 100%.

It sounds like you have it set up correctly. Let us know if dropping the clocks and checking out the driver does anything. If that still doesn't work, post a screenshot of your GPU usage from Afterburner.

It was the damn BIOS. I have a BIOS switch and the default BIOS is 800 MHz, then the second BIO was the Boost BIOS (925 MHz). Turns out the PowerTune was configured for the 800 MHz BIOS still with a much lower VID so the 925 MHz was throttling constantly which was causing insane switching and coil-whine. It would bounce 3 or 4 times a second between 100% at 800 MHz to 63% at 1200 MHz.

Switch to the 800 MHz, bumped it up to 1100 MHz and it stays perfectly flat... I was use to my old 6870 without PowerTune where you don't need to worry about it. Now to just unlock unofficial overclocking and get it back up to 1200 MHz.
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It was the damn BIOS. I have a BIOS switch and the default BIOS is 800 MHz, then the second BIO was the Boost BIOS (925 MHz). Turns out the PowerTune was configured for the 800 MHz BIOS still with a much lower VID so the 925 MHz was throttling constantly which was causing insane switching and coil-whine. It would bounce 3 or 4 times a second between 100% at 800 MHz to 63% at 1200 MHz.
Switch to the 800 MHz, bumped it up to 1100 MHz and it stays perfectly flat... I was use to my old 6870 without PowerTune where you don't need to worry about it. Now to just unlock unofficial overclocking and get it back up to 1200 MHz.

Cool, glad you figured it out and have that bad boy humming along again!! biggrin.gif

BTW, if you want to maximize points with MilkyWay you should try running multiple WU's using an app_info file. I saw ~25% increase in points/day by running two WU's on my 6950.
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It was the damn BIOS. I have a BIOS switch and the default BIOS is 800 MHz, then the second BIO was the Boost BIOS (925 MHz). Turns out the PowerTune was configured for the 800 MHz BIOS still with a much lower VID so the 925 MHz was throttling constantly which was causing insane switching and coil-whine. It would bounce 3 or 4 times a second between 100% at 800 MHz to 63% at 1200 MHz.
Switch to the 800 MHz, bumped it up to 1100 MHz and it stays perfectly flat... I was use to my old 6870 without PowerTune where you don't need to worry about it. Now to just unlock unofficial overclocking and get it back up to 1200 MHz.

Cool, glad you figured it out and have that bad boy humming along again!! biggrin.gif

BTW, if you want to maximize points with MilkyWay you should try running multiple WU's using an app_info file. I saw ~25% increase in points/day by running two WU's on my 6950.

Doing some more testing, anything over 1100 MHz yields to Core fluctuations, although now it stays at 100%. It will just bounce between 1000 up to whatever I set it to and I get bad coil-whine form the frequencies switching. At just 1100 MHz and +2-% PowerTune, no coil-whine and a constant 1100 MHz.
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In all honesty, i think it's a little unfair that the prizes are tiered based on total point generation. The whole purpose (ethically, at least) of BGB should be to encourage people to dedicate their computing time to an honourable cause, not to get people to try to outdo each other. What happens to those of us that run more useful projects that are CPU only tongue.gif?

The prizes should be tiered based on the projects you're running, no?
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In all honesty, i think it's a little unfair that the prizes are tiered based on total point generation. The whole purpose (ethically, at least) of BGB should be to encourage people to dedicate their computing time to an honourable cause, not to get people to try to outdo each other. What happens to those of us that run more useful projects that are CPU only tongue.gif?
The prizes should be tiered based on the projects you're running, no?

Ummm no. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I do the BGB because it is fun and it challenges me to get my ladies running good. Even with a cheap gpu, you should be able to hit the top mark, hell i can hit 300,000ppd on my 6850.

And, what would be your definition of "useful". I do math, physics, astronomy, biomed. Not everyone would find the projects I run useful.
Edited by slapstick01 - 11/27/12 at 6:14pm
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Ummm no. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
I do the BGB because it is fun and it challenges me to get my ladies running good. Even with a cheap gpu, you should be able to hit the top mark, hell i can hit 300,000ppd on my 6850.
And, what would be your definition of "useful". I do math, physics, astronomy, biomed. Not everyone would find the projects I run useful.

Getting your cards/CPU running cool should be positive externalities stemming from your participation, not your REASON for doing so smile.gif

I just feel that it would be more appropriate if we decided on a few projects to run during BGB, and tiered the prizes based on those projects. I could run POEM or Moo like everyone else and hit 300 PPD, but i feel it's a little pointless. Everyone running Moo or POEM just makes the entire exercise boring and slightly redundant. I accept that 'useful' is difficult to quantify precisely in this case, and it's all a matter of personal opinion.

If deciding on projects is too much, at least have a separate tier for CPU projects?
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OK, I see what your getting at. But wouldn't that just be like running F@H?

Actually, I just started messing with F@H. Still trying to get use to it.
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OK, I see what your getting at. But wouldn't that just be like running F@H?
Actually, I just started messing with F@H. Still trying to get use to it.

In what respect? F@H is a single project that's both CPU and GPU.

By dividing it up each time, the projects that never get any help would all see a nice boost from us friendly people at OCN. Everyone deserves a share of our collective computing power, not just the Moo and POEM guys smile.gif
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Getting your cards/CPU running cool should be positive externalities stemming from your participation, not your REASON for doing so smile.gif
I just feel that it would be more appropriate if we decided on a few projects to run during BGB, and tiered the prizes based on those projects. I could run POEM or Moo like everyone else and hit 300 PPD, but i feel it's a little pointless. Everyone running Moo or POEM just makes the entire exercise boring and slightly redundant. I accept that 'useful' is difficult to quantify precisely in this case, and it's all a matter of personal opinion.
If deciding on projects is too much, at least have a separate tier for CPU projects?

OliverGw without a doubt, you are one of the top, if not top, CPU crunchers on our team. And I have to recognize and thank you for that. I agree in what you said about CPU projects being more meaningful, but thats a matter of opinion. I think splitting the prizes for different projects would make everything too complicated. BOINC is already intimidating to the beginners, and I think we need to make it as easy for them as possible so we can get them addicted as well lol Not to mention add a lot of work to Gamer11200.

But maybe tiers for GPU/CPU, since the PPD difference between them are so dramatic. A low level GPU can reach in hours, what mass CPU power can take days/weeks. Plus it may encourage more to use their CPUs as well as their GPUs.
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4770k@4.5 Asrock Z87 OC Formula 7970@1200/1600 6970@950/1450 
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6970@950/1450 Samsung Wonder Ram 120Gb Phoenix SSD 120Gb Phoenix SSD 
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1Tb Western Digital HDD 1Tb Western Digital HDD Slim Slot stealthed Heatkiller 3.0 CU, Heatkiller 7970 CU with back... 
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Phobya 400mm radiator, EX 360mm radiator, misc ... Swiftech MCP35X2 Pump, Frozen_Q 250mm Liquid Fu... Windows 7 Ultimate Asus 1080P 
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OCN Edition Ducky with MX Blues Corsair HX 850 Corsair 600T Razor Lachesis 
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