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Four questions.

1. What is a dummy plug and why do people need them for folding?
2. What would put out more PPD, my 8800GTX at 650/2000 or E6600 at 3.6ghz?
3. Depending on #2, could I get a link to the proper client needed?
4. Does SMP still run a DOS window minimized or is it like the old client where its just an icon in your system tray?

Thanks

EDIT: Is a dummy plug just used to "trick" your system into thinking there's a monitor attached to the second port? If so, why do you need to do that to allow F@H to use both cores?
Edited by bigvaL - 2/25/09 at 8:38am
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1. you need them for multiple cards...
2. 8800GTX
3. download the GPU2 tray client over at stanford

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
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post #1133 of 1792
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Four questions.

1. What is a dummy plug and why do people need them for folding?
2. What would put out more PPD, my 8800GTX at 650/2000 or E6600 at 3.6ghz?
3. Depending on #2, could I get a link to the proper client needed?
4. Does SMP still run a DOS window minimized or is it like the old client where its just an icon in your system tray?

Thanks
#1 You only need a dummy plug in Vista to "trick" Vista into thinking there's more then 1 monitor on the rig.

#2 the 8800GTX by far...

#3 looking now for link...

#4 I use vmware so don't know this one...
Edited by wannabe_OC - 2/25/09 at 8:42am
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Four questions.

1. What is a dummy plug and why do people need them for folding?
2. What would put out more PPD, my 8800GTX at 650/2000 or E6600 at 3.6ghz?
3. Depending on #2, could I get a link to the proper client needed?
4. Does SMP still run a DOS window minimized or is it like the old client where its just an icon in your system tray?

Thanks
1. It tricks the OS into thinking a monitor is hooked up (needed for folding)
2. Your GPU will make way more points
3. http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
4. Not sure, I stick to GPU.
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Four questions.

1. What is a dummy plug and why do people need them for folding?
2. What would put out more PPD, my 8800GTX at 650/2000 or E6600 at 3.6ghz?
3. Depending on #2, could I get a link to the proper client needed?
4. Does SMP still run a DOS window minimized or is it like the old client where its just an icon in your system tray?

Thanks
1. If you are using a system that does not have a monitor, or a secondary video card or graphics chip that is not attached to a monitor, you will need a dummy plug. Vista requires you to extend your desktop to the GPU in order to utilize it as a processing entity. Here is a how to make a dummy plug

With XP you still have to create an argument to get the system to use a GPU that has not been activated by a monitor. The argument is
Quote:
-forcegpu nvidia_g80
with that exact spacing and lower case. It is to be put in the Target: line of the desktop shortcut after the quotation mark of the actual Target: directory. This works even with ATI cards. Using multiple inputs on the same monitor has worked for some people, but it has never worked for me.

2. The 8800GTX will definitely provide more PPD.

3. Links provided in previous replies.

4. The SMP client runs DOS window. It might be able to be installed as a service on XP or Linux, but I don't know if that works. I know it will not work as a service in Vista.
Edited by Greg121986 - 2/25/09 at 8:50am
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Nitteo, I demand pics after you get everything up and running stable.
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How many PPD you guys think my card will do?
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How many PPD you guys think my card will do?
About 5k.
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How many PPD you guys think my card will do?
Well, I see you've got it OC'd to 650/2000, but with folding, really the only important clock is the shader. For optimized performance, I would drop down the core and memory clocks a lot and run the shader as high as you can.

My 8800GTX with an OC'd shader runs around 4500-4800ppd. It gets 5800 on the good WU's and 3800 on the bad ones. But yours seems to clock very well, so I would say around 5000ppd.

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Well mine is BIOS flashed to always run 650/2000 and the shaders are overclocked as well. Whatever the shader scales to when the card is at 650/2000, that is what they're set to. I forget what that is.
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