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Hello everyone,

I have been folding now and then on an iMac but the thing made noise like a jet while doing it. So now I have built my own machine which is in my sig. I have been folding a bit on my asus 670 dc2 gpu but it made an awful screeching sound, so I stopped doing that and have sold that GPU.

Now I am folding on my non overclocked 3570k which nets me about 10-12k ppd which is quite low I guess. The 670 netted me 30-40k ppd. So do you guys have some tips for a beginner like me? I am planning on folding 24/7 from now on. My noctua nh d14 on low doesn't make my CPU hotter than 52 degrees and stays very quiet so I can sleep comfy with it.

Will overclcoking gain me much extra points? And does a GPU exist that is able to fold quietly? For now I am just using the FAH client 7.3.6 and didn't change anything. Are there tweaks that allow me to fold better?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello and welcome,

Your 10-12k PPD on a stock 3570K sounds pretty normal, you can gain if you OC. Could be in the 20k's if you go high enough (4.8-4.9).

One thing that will increase PPD too is if you were willing to switch from Windows to Linux, I know most people might not want to do that. You can however run a VM with Linux and still use Windo'hs as your main OS. This should get you an increase in PPD.
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Also, if you add the "client-type=beta" flag to your GPU slot, it should be getting around 65-85k PPD once your current work unit finishes. thumb.gif
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Hello and welcome,

Your 10-12k PPD on a stock 3570K sounds pretty normal, you can gain if you OC. Could be in the 20k's if you go high enough (4.8-4.9).

One thing that will increase PPD too is if you were willing to switch from Windows to Linux, I know most people might not want to do that. You can however run a VM with Linux and still use Windo'hs as your main OS. This should get you an increase in PPD.

Sounds nice! Does ubuntu count as linux?
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Also, if you add the "client-type=beta" flag to your GPU slot, it should be getting around 65-85k PPD once your current work unit finishes. thumb.gif

Thanks, will try that when I get a new GPU. Any recommendation for a good folding GPU that doesn't suffer from coil whine?
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Thanks, will try that when I get a new GPU. Any recommendation for a good folding GPU that doesn't suffer from coil whine?
Errm, a good GPU for folding and in general would be a 7950, and it's decently priced too, sometimes down to around $260.

Coil whine happens on almost all GPU's while folding, it's kind of impossible to escape that. :/
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Errm, a good GPU for folding and in general would be a 7950, and it's decently priced too, sometimes down to around $260.

Coil whine happens on almost all GPU's while folding, it's kind of impossible to escape that. :/

Aw man that sucks frown.gif So no chance of a good night rest while GPU folding frown.gif How come it whines while folding and not while gaming?
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Aw man that sucks frown.gif So no chance of a good night rest while GPU folding frown.gif How come it whines while folding and not while gaming?
Folding really gets the card going compared to gaming, so from what I've heard it feeds it more voltage which makes the whining noise. Usually GPU's only whine under heavy load such as F@H, or when loading screens have 1000+FPS.
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Folding really gets the card going compared to gaming, so from what I've heard it feeds it more voltage which makes the whining noise. Usually GPU's only whine under heavy load such as F@H, or when loading screens have 1000+FPS.

I refuse to believe that every GPU whines while folding. Do all your GPU's whine? I'm so sad now.
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I refuse to believe that every GPU whines while folding. Do all your GPU's whine? I'm so sad now.
Not all do, but many of them.

I've had 2x GTX 670's that had coil whine and a 7850 that coil whined during folding.

After running the 670 for around half a year folding 12 hours a day the whine has greatly decreased though, which is awesome. thumb.gif
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