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CCC is latest stable version, 13.9. GPU is my new 7950, not OC'ed. F@H is latest version, 7.3.6.

Why am I getting this kind of usage? It generally sits around 64%, occasionally spiking 100%. I don't even have my VM running yet.

Update: This is... bizarre! My PPD is at 63k and rising. Perhaps GPU-Z is reading it wrong? I have seen insanely high PPD readings before, but that's usually due to an overclock. AMD overdrive also is reporting similar results (inconsistent usage).
Edited by tmontney - 10/3/13 at 12:54pm
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It seems these fluctuations are perfectly normal for Core 17s, as reported by a user on F@H's forum.
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Actually I think if you set the "Power Level" up to 20% that should take care of the spikes for the most part.  I had to have it at 20% on my old 7970 to maintain 95+% GPU utilization.

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What unit are you folding? Look at the first number under PRCG in FAHControl.

If it's not 8900, 7810, or 7811, then you're probably not folding a Core 17* unit. If that's the case, I seem to remember reading that certain AMD driver/SDK combinations caused inconsistent loading on Core 16 units.

To get the new Core 17 units, you need to add the client-type = beta flag to the GPU folding slot in FAHControl. Click on Configure -> Slots tab -> select gpu slot -> Edit. Then scroll down and click Add. Enter client-type for the name and beta for the value. The client should download a Core 17 unit after your current unit is completed.



If you are folding one of the three Core 17 units listed above, then try anubis1127's recommendation.


*The list of Core 17 units is subject to change. There was a short-lived 8901 unit also, but I think it was mistakenly released before intended.

Edit: I missed the part where you said that your PPD is 63K and rising. That definitely sounds like Core 17, but a bit low for a 7950 (due to inconsistent loading).
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What unit are you folding? Look at the first number under PRCG in FAHControl.

If it's not 8900, 7810, or 7811, then you're probably not folding a Core 17* unit. If that's the case, I seem to remember reading that certain AMD driver/SDK combinations caused inconsistent loading on Core 16 units.

To get the new Core 17 units, you need to add the client-type = beta flag to the GPU folding slot in FAHControl. Click on Configure -> Slots tab -> select gpu slot -> Edit. Then scroll down and click Add. Enter client-type for the name and beta for the value. The client should download a Core 17 unit after your current unit is completed.



If you are folding one of the three Core 17 units listed above, then try anubis1127's recommendation.


*The list of Core 17 units is subject to change. There was a short-lived 8901 unit also, but I think it was mistakenly released before intended.

I fold Core 17s, and the beta flag is no longer supported/recommended. You'd be better off using client-type advanced.

I'm folding an 8900. That's usually what I always get.
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