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First of all; if anmyone is folding with their GPU, DO NOT alter your gpu/memory using atitool whilst it is running, instant crash. My question; obviously, o/cing the gpu will improve folding performance, but what about the memory, does F@H utilise the onboard graphics card memory???
    
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First of all; if anmyone is folding with their GPU, DO NOT alter your gpu/memory using atitool whilst it is running, instant crash. My question; obviously, o/cing the gpu will improve folding performance, but what about the memory, does F@H utilise the onboard graphics card memory???
No, folding at home only works for some X1K series graphics cards from ATI if i recall.
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sorry LICHT but i dont think you read the question properly; i am running F@H on my gpu, (i have a x1900xt), what i want to know is, is it beneficial, for the purpose of folding, to also o/c the memory on the gpu card?
    
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sorry LICHT but i dont think you read the question properly; i am running F@H on my gpu, (i have a x1900xt), what i want to know is, is it beneficial, for the purpose of folding, to also o/c the memory on the gpu card?
And i said that because you asked if the integrated memory would be used. In reality integrated of course has no memory of it's own and leeches off the RAM, this is why you can turn up the buffer size in the BIOS and you see a decrease in RAM.

As for the overclocking question, yes more GPU power more folding gets done. Although the size of the effect i'm unsure of.
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exscuse me, BUT WHAT, i have 512 mem on my graphics card.......integrated?????
    
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Yeah RAM will be used.

For example, my 3870 folding when it kicks in it switches from my 2d clocks to my 3d clocks so it's worth OCing a bit although you should concentrate on the core.

I just started this morning so I have no idea how much faster/slower things would be, but I have no intention of changing it.
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@LICHT, i think we may be at 'cross purposes' here.............
    
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so dr4gon, i may see an increase in folding performance by o/c the memory too...?
    
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post #9 of 24
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@LICHT, i think we may be at 'cross purposes' here.............
"does F@H utilize the onboard graphics card memory???"

Sorry that threw me off. Onboard i usually used as "onboard graphics" or "onboard sound" referring to components integrated into the motherboard. The memory in your GPU is more often referred to as VRAM.
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And FYI Licht - new version of the GPU client is available and it supports most of the 2xxx and 3xxx cards.
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