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Hi,

I set up Windows 7 32 bit OPS back in August. Downloaded the client and things took off for my 970. Great!

I forgot to register the operating system, and Windows shutdown after 30 days while I was in Florida. mad.gif

Now I've been trying to get back to that sweet spot with no luck. The client continues to run a CPU and 1 GPU client.
The CPU is at 100% and very low PPD. As dman once stated CPU folding should be avoided.

I UN-installed everything and tried again. That worked for a couple of days, now the CPU is back up and running. Only 1 GPU client running.
Obviously, this leads to very poor PPD performance.

So, how can I disable the CPU and get back to 2 clients folding on the 970? I'm at wits end...

Thanks in advance, smile.gif
post #2 of 9

CPU folding shouldn't be completely avoided, but it definitely is not the best use of some people's systems. That said, a CPU fold slot can be removed by right clicking the folding icon in your tray, clicking Advanced Control, then Configure, Slots, click CPU, click remove, click save.

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Thanks! thumb.gif

That did it. Went from 31,000 ppd to 201,000 ppd. CPU is still running at 26% due to calculations from the GPU.

My older i7 Intel 975 Extreme just could not handle the folding clients.
Reminded me of the old days of folding with CPU's before the GPU clients.

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Edited by 455buick - 9/23/15 at 8:33pm
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Is this on your GTX780? Are you folding 24/7? 200K PPD is really good thumb.gif
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Hi,

No the 201,000 ppd is with my 970. It has an OLD Q6700 CPU for help. That is the one that was trying to fold. Only got 7,000 points yesterday.
Now the 970 is folding on both cores, or two clients at a time.

The other folding machine has the 780 with the older i7 975 extreme. It only gets about 36,000 to 50,000 ppd. Not sure why it's so low.

I'm okay with 200,000 to 250,000 ppd, like I had in August of this year. Trying to get back to that point, 1.5 mil per week.
The point total I received in August was worth 2 months of folding for me on 20 rigs back in 2010. Now I only have 2. Wow!

Thanks for the interest and reply. smile.gif
post #6 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

CPU folding shouldn't be completely avoided, but it definitely is not the best use of some people's systems. That said, a CPU fold slot can be removed by right clicking the folding icon in your tray, clicking Advanced Control, then Configure, Slots, click CPU, click remove, click save.

Hi dman811,

To be clear, I have two folding rigs. One has a GTX 970 with an "old" Q6700 cpu. That was the rig that was folding on the cpu. Yikes! Very slow. Did not complete the last one on time.
The other rig, has the GTX 780 SC, with the older i7 975 Extreme. I can't seem to get the 780 to fold 2 clients at a time. So points are pretty low per day.

Thanks for the help!

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Originally Posted by 455buick View Post

Hi dman811,

To be clear, I have two folding rigs. One has a GTX 970 with an "old" Q6700 cpu. That was the rig that was folding on the cpu. Yikes! Very slow. Did not complete the last one on time.
The other rig, has the GTX 780 SC, with the older i7 975 Extreme. I can't seem to get the 780 to fold 2 clients at a time. So points are pretty low per day.

Thanks for the help!

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200k ppd is kinda low for gtx 970, you might be better off putting the 970 with the i7 cpu, and putting the 780 with the q6700. Also I don't understand what you mean by folding 2 clients per gpu?
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I agree with bigblock990, and I too don't understand what you mean by 1 clients per GPU.

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200k ppd is kinda low for gtx 970, you might be better off putting the 970 with the i7 cpu, and putting the 780 with the q6700. Also I don't understand what you mean by folding 2 clients per gpu?

Thanks for the reply. I placed the 780 with the i7 because of the power demand of the card vs the 970. The i7 rig has a 1300 W EVGA power supply. The 780 "supposedly" takes more power/watts than the 970.

As for the two clients folding. When the rigs were first set up, I noticed on the screen that shows the client type and PPD it showed 2 GPU clients being folded. Perhaps I was misreading the progress report screen.

Either way, both rigs are folding like the old days right now. Hopefully it stays that way.

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