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post #1 of 6
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Hi folks,
Have decided its a shame to leave this hardware sat doing absolutely sod all so am going to do some folding with it.

I read of lots of people having problems, but have had it running on mine for an hour or so and it all just seems to "work". Am I missing something?

3770K CPU usage = 100%.
7970 GPU usage varies between 35% and 90% across the three GPU's.

All hardware component tasks are estimating 10hrs until completion of the various tasks.

Are there some tweaks to make it utilise the GPU's better?
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Stu-Crossfire View Post

Hi folks,
Have decided its a shame to leave this hardware sat doing absolutely sod all so am going to do some folding with it.

I read of lots of people having problems, but have had it running on mine for an hour or so and it all just seems to "work". Am I missing something?

3770K CPU usage = 100%.
7970 GPU usage varies between 35% and 90% across the three GPU's.

All hardware component tasks are estimating 10hrs until completion of the various tasks.

Are there some tweaks to make it utilise the GPU's better?

This should help ya out.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1323729/amd-gpu-folding-on-12-11-beta-drivers

http://www.overclock.net/t/1331236/new-amd-gpu-wus-breaking-10k-ppd
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I think this thread may help you. I'm not too experienced with AMD GPUs or there current drivers but if you can get them working you will want to give probably 2 cores of your CPU folding up to keep give them the CPU cycles they need to fold. So once you get them working SMP on 6 threads and then all three GPUs running should be the best for you.
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Thanks guys, got a much better handle on it now and can see the way forward. Will report back when I start getting a decent PPD from the machine as its sub 20k at the moment.
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Thanks guys, got a much better handle on it now and can see the way forward. Will report back when I start getting a decent PPD from the machine as its sub 20k at the moment.

tri 7970 should get around 28-30k ppd i would imagine overall. Folding eith SMP 4/6 will net you prob 18-20k ppd, so overall could max out at around 45-50k ppd
     
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Fold SMP 4, those 7970's will need about 4 threads to fold at 100%
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