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If you fold on both the CPU and the GPU at the same time, you'll have to set the CPU to fold on only 3 threads (due to Nvidia's OpenCL implementation). The CPU folding performance won't be very good, but every little bit helps the cause. thumb.gif
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ok! thank you! great answer. will folding with both increase productivity greatly? if so i definately will use both! And when you say solely devoted to folding that just means devoted during the time you have folding running? Probably sounds like a crazy stupid question but still il ask it smile.gif as in it will have no affect while folding is off.

 

Folding both will certainly increase productivity, but the CPU won't be nearly as productive as the GPU. The post below is also a very good point that I had not mentioned: You will have to intentionally cripple your CPU in order to keep your GPU effective.

 

By devoted to folding, I mean this: When F@H is running on both your CPU and GPU, the PC can't be used for any other task. Not to browse the web, not to check e-mail, nothing. It will use up all of your system's resources. Consequently, every time you or another user wants to use the PC for anything that is not folding, then F@H will have to be paused on the CPU, the GPU, or both. And since both CPU and GPU work units are time-sensitive, pausing has the immediate impact of lower points for you and less work done for the project. So yes, you can pause or even stop F@H from using your system, but not without cost, and not without inconvenience to you and other users. As someone who tried folding on his mom's PC in the past, I can tell you that you should prepare to overcome a large learning curve there.

 

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If you fold on both the CPU and the GPU at the same time, you'll have to set the CPU to fold on only 3 threads (due to Nvidia's OpenCL implementation). The CPU folding performance won't be very good, but every little bit helps the cause. thumb.gif
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Folding both will certainly increase productivity, but the CPU won't be nearly as productive as the GPU. The post below is also a very good point that I had not mentioned: You will have to intentionally cripple your CPU in order to keep your GPU effective.

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ah i see. so overall in all honesty what do you think? Just gpu or both?
 
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ah i see. so overall in all honesty what do you think? Just gpu or both?

 

If it was my hardware, I'd do just GPU.

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If it was my hardware, I'd do just GPU.
OK! thanks for help guys!!!
 
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But folding the CPU does introduce the prospect of CPU WU credits. I would use both.

As for the heat issues... What model is your card? Single fan solutions create quite a bit of heat. I have the OC versions of the Gigabyte and Galaxy cards, they are both dual fan.

Some cards do have a BIOS limit for the fan speed. My Gigabyte stops are 95% and the Galaxy at 80% but the Galaxy has MUCH better fans, keeping it at 50c.

But since the computer will not be used much in the user aspect, I would definitely fold on both CPU and GPU. The little increase to overall PPD is not the point. The main idea is that your CPU will complete its own work units. That being said, work units are the main product of F@H. So fold both thumb.gif
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I would also go GPU only.
    
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I would also go GPU only.

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But folding the CPU does introduce the prospect of CPU WU credits. I would use both.

As for the heat issues... What model is your card? Single fan solutions create quite a bit of heat. I have the OC versions of the Gigabyte and Galaxy cards, they are both dual fan.

Some cards do have a BIOS limit for the fan speed. My Gigabyte stops are 95% and the Galaxy at 80% but the Galaxy has MUCH better fans, keeping it at 50c.

But since the computer will not be used much in the user aspect, I would definitely fold on both CPU and GPU. The little increase to overall PPD is not the point. The main idea is that your CPU will complete its own work units. That being said, work units are the main product of F@H. So fold both thumb.gif
hmm getting weird mixed reviews on this. i think il fold both for alittle and see how it performs doing simple web browsing. if its bad il go gpu only
 
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Decide for yourself. It's the best way.

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Originally Posted by hertz9753 View Post

I would also go GPU only.

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Originally Posted by Eeyore888 View Post

But folding the CPU does introduce the prospect of CPU WU credits. I would use both.

As for the heat issues... What model is your card? Single fan solutions create quite a bit of heat. I have the OC versions of the Gigabyte and Galaxy cards, they are both dual fan.

Some cards do have a BIOS limit for the fan speed. My Gigabyte stops are 95% and the Galaxy at 80% but the Galaxy has MUCH better fans, keeping it at 50c.

But since the computer will not be used much in the user aspect, I would definitely fold on both CPU and GPU. The little increase to overall PPD is not the point. The main idea is that your CPU will complete its own work units. That being said, work units are the main product of F@H. So fold both thumb.gif

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Decide for yourself. It's the best way.

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