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post #1 of 11
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I have a q6600 machine with a HD3870 video card. Should I run the GPU2 or SMP?

I don't know anything about Linux or VM ware, so I don't really want to do anything "fancy" like that.

Opinions appreciated! Thanks!
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The ATI GPU client uses about 1 core per client, so if you set up dual GPU clients and run SMP you should do well.
Try the Windows SMP and check out the FAQ on the ATI GPU client, it explains how to set up two of them.

Whoops... You only need one GPU client

SMP and one ATI GPU client then.
    
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You can run one instance of SMP and the GPU2 at the same time and get decent points. I run that current setup and get 7420 PPD.
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You can run one instance of SMP and the GPU2 at the same time and get decent points. I run that current setup and get 7420 PPD.
So you can get FahMon to monitor the ATI client!?!?
    
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So you can get FahMon to monitor the ATI client!?!?
I'm running the nvidia client.
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Whoops, you were answering the OP, not the bone head that was above you... aka me
    
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woooo sweet i didn't know nvidia had a client out
    
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Well, I'm trying to run the SMP and GPU2 together now. They really seem to bog each other down. I tried setting affinity for 3 cores to the SMP processes, and 1 core to the GPU2 process through Task Manager, and that seemed to help a bit, but they're still pretty slow. Last I checked, combined the FAH monitor said about 4,600 PPD.

I also upped the GPU2 client's priority to higher in the configuration menu, and kept the SMP's priority to "idle".

The machine is OC'd to 3.0Ghz. No OC on the video card.
Edited by 70_Malibu - 6/20/08 at 8:23am
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post #9 of 11
I'm still running the affinity changer on my setup. Try running that with the SMP + GPU2 clients.
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post #10 of 11
GPU2 on HD3870 + 3 Cores (@3200) SMP gives me 3300 PPD.

GPU2 is around 1980 PPD.
While the SMP brings around 1320....



NVs are running like the **.
I hope a HD4870 brings back the red folding power^^
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