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I decided to take the plunge and start folding.

I'm currently running both the CPU and GPU client at the same time on my sig rig, and will leave it on for most of the day (because I really don't use my rig that much anymore, so why not fold?).

Any advice? Tips?
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post #2 of 28
get the smp version for your cpu from
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
and overclock the shader on your gpu with rivatuner
http://downloads.guru3d.com/RivaTune...nload-163.html

and welcome to the fold
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Your running SMP right? If so, you should be fine.

Shader Overclocks are whats important with GPU just so you know.
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post #4 of 28
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I was not running the SMP client, but now I am.
My shader is currently at 1523 vs. 1350 stock.

Lol, my GPU is stuck at 65C while running the GPU client. It doesn't even get that hot in Crysis.
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post #5 of 28
Heh, yea, folding is a stress test in it's own league.

If you want to increase your PPD (points per day), you need to increase the shader first. Core and memory have a much smaller effect on WUs.

Welcome

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post #6 of 28
Keep an eye on temps. Summer especially makes it easy for temps to exceed threshold.

Winter isn't too bad. Congrats on taking the plunge!
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post #7 of 28
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I might be able to bump my shader up even more.
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post #8 of 28
Do it! More ppd = more science done. Don't push it too far, F@H is VERY sensitive to OCs. If it goes too far, it'll shut itself down and wait for you to back down.

It's much more sensitive with GPU OCs because you can't really manage the volts like you can a CPU.

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post #9 of 28
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Is there that much difference between the SMP and the normal CPU client?

I like the normal one better. I think I set the SMP up right. It's just stuck at:

+ Processing work unit
Core required: FahCore_a1.exe
Core found.
Working on Unit 01 [July 9 23:36:04]
+ Working ...

Is that normal?
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Yes, that's normal. It takes a bit to load.

The "normal" CPU client won't use all your cores. SMP is designed to take advantage of each of your cores and have them process information side by side. The WUs take a bit longer, but give out almost 10x the points vs the regular client.

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