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I think these chips are slightly different. Each cpu has 8 cores that each have 2 threads. (in Intel nomenclature, pretty sure AMD's names are different). That would net me 32 cores, 64 threads.

Fah recognizes all 64 threads, but system monitor reports 32 cores.
I don't use a GUI so I don't know anything about that, but if you open a terminal and type cat /proc/stat you should be able to see how many threads the system recognizes. Maybe system monitor can only report the first 32 cores.
If you look at your log do you see something like: 21:28:34:WU00:FS00:0xa5:Mapping NT from 64 to 64?

I know that at least the Ubuntu graphical system monitor only shows a max of 32 cores. Your 8 modules/16 threaded CPUs will be recognized by the Linux system as 64 cores. What you gonna call them isn't really clear, AMD calls their threads (post-Bulldozer architecture) "cores" in marketing (at least their desktop). Each module would by that logic have two cores, but one module have two integer cluser while they share a single FPU. Traditionally a core had one integer and one floating point unit.

top command will show (near) 6400% if you have F@H running correctly.
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I know that at least the Ubuntu graphical system monitor only shows a max of 32 cores. Your 8 modules/16 threaded CPUs will be recognized by the Linux system as 64 cores. What you gonna call them isn't really clear, AMD calls their threads (post-Bulldozer architecture) "cores" in marketing (at least their desktop). Each module would by that logic have two cores, but one module have two integer cluser while they share a single FPU. Traditionally a core had one integer and one floating point unit.

top command will show (near) 6400% if you have F@H running correctly.
This is what I'm wondering about. If you're only seeing 3200, something is up. If you check your log and see if it's mapping 64 to 64, it's using all your threads. If it's mapping 32 to 32, it's only using half of them. If you're running V7 maybe you just need to modify your config.xml and add
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<cpus v='64'/>
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I'm away from work right now so I can't check it out. I know fah is running all cpu cores.

I double checked the config.xml and it had cpus v=64. Ill try to run to it tonight or first thing tomorrow a.m and check the top command and see what it says.

I do know that my new 8102 wu is behaving the same manner. Does one frame at 6:55, then one at 10:28 back and forth. Oh well. Right now isn't the ideal time to tinker, I'm just glad its putting up points for OCN!

After the foldathon I might do a clean reinstall and reconfigure everything just in case I messed something up figuring out all these MP folding utilities.
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Sorry for Post-bombing..... trying to get it figured out.

At any rate
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nick@Nick-H8QG6:~$ top

11067 nick      39  19 5340m 2.7g 3148 S [B]6315[/B]  8.6  59341:29 thekraken-FahCo

So it's almost full pegged. 6315%. Doesn't change based on v7 reported TPF. Starting to think this is a v7 FAHControl issue, not so much an actual folding issue. My points are looking Ok (lower then Amang, but I have much slower ram).

I'm going to see if I can config HFM on this and get a second opinion.
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You got a Windows machine you can run HFM on to check on it? HFM are much better when it comes to predicting PPD/TPF. You could also just look at the log and see what it says, then it's very easy to figure out your TPF.
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Is ram speed important for folding big adv like this?
I had a talk with someone a while ago and he said that it shouldn't matter much for folding big adv.
But now I read your reply and start to wonder again.
 
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Yes, it's pretty important for bigadv.

Went from 1333 CL9 to 1600 CL8 on my box, lost something like a minute on the 8101 (~425k vs 485k PPD).
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Yes, it's pretty important for bigadv.

Went from 1333 CL9 to 1600 CL8 on my box, lost something like a minute on the 8101 (~425k vs 485k PPD).

Ya, unfortunately i'm running 1333 CL9 Registered, so it's pretty slow in that respect unfortunately.

Decided to just run v7 from the terminal, instead of FAHControl and my frame times have steadied out, as well as usage has increased to 6390% +/-

8104 churning along at 5:57 TPF.
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I think it's also important to maintain a tight timing on your memory. Better timing is more relevant for folding than the clock speed.
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ah ok. I am going to be using 1866 mhz Hynix ram if all goes right. Not sure about the timings though. Will see it when they get here. The 4 DIMM G34 mobos support 1866 memory.
 
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