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Is anyone actually able to fold on either gpu with good ppd numbers? I fel like I've tried everything and my ppd sucks, lower than a 7970 in every setup.
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This guy is appearing to do quite nicely: http://www.overclock.net/t/1441804/november-foldathon-18th-20th-help-us-beat-45-million/0_100#post_21207729

~150k on each 290.
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thanks arvi, ive sent him a PM.

Something really strange going wrong, ive tried every possible combination of drivers/ccc/ab and my ppd never goes over 130k, wheeras before with my 290x it was at 170k at stock.

Only other thing it could be is that the new 13.11 9.2 beta driver and the WHQL 290 driver both dont work, but I can find the old 13.11 XX drivers to try those frown.gif
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thanks arvi, ive sent him a PM.

Something really strange going wrong, ive tried every possible combination of drivers/ccc/ab and my ppd never goes over 130k, wheeras before with my 290x it was at 170k at stock.

Only other thing it could be is that the new 13.11 9.2 beta driver and the WHQL 290 driver both dont work, but I can find the old 13.11 XX drivers to try those frown.gif

Sent you a PM back.

The only thing I can think of is that it could be nvidia drivers messing around with CCC, but you were getting great ppd on the 290X so that doesn't make any sense that the 290 is struggling...

In CCC I have Overdrive disabled, only doing the overclocking through AB. The Overdrive tab is reporting the correct info though



What clocks/settings are you running on your card?
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are you looking for this? http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/amd_catalyst_13_11_whql_download.html

No, thanks. Ideally I want the old 13.11 v6/v7/v8 drivers.
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Sent you a PM back.

The only thing I can think of is that it could be nvidia drivers messing around with CCC, but you were getting great ppd on the 290X so that doesn't make any sense that the 290 is struggling...

In CCC I have Overdrive disabled, only doing the overclocking through AB. The Overdrive tab is reporting the correct info though



What clocks/settings are you running on your card?

Im running 1000/1250, ppd on 8900 is ~140k. Gonna try disabling overdrive in CCC and try running msi AB.

thanks guys
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Anyone know where I can download legacy AMD drivers?

Everytime you click on a link it just says you must download the latest driver, which is 9.2
post #8 of 9
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managed to get v7 beta running same as I had before.

PPD is still the same hovering around 150k when overclocked. So maybe stanford have just adjusted the ppd for the 290?mad.gif
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So maybe stanford have just adjusted the ppd for the 290?mad.gif

They don't "adjust" PPD for any specific card. At worst, I could see them saying "the PPD curve has gotten too imbalanced towards top-of-the-line cards, so we're going to depress the tail end of the curve so that all high-end cards earn less." But I don't think that's actually going to happen anytime soon, and it definitely hasn't happened recently.
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