Hello everyone, been folding a week or so 24/7 for OCN now and I love it. Can't hear my fans so I can sleep tight and keep folding. CPU temps are between 60-70 degrees 3570k stock and it's starting to get summer now. Might overclock it a bit but I have a really bad clocker, can't hit 4.4 ghz with 1.25V. I have been folding on a 670 before but I can't stand the coil whine. I have a question: sometimes my PPD is between 10-13k for days and now and then it goes as high as 17k PPD? How is this possible.
Thanks, any folding tips are appreciated and keep folding everyone!
Welcome to the team! For folding on the 3570k, the variation in PPD could different Work Units, SMP (CPU) Work Units often vary in PPD, and also it can fluctuate depending on what else you are doing on the PC. Especially if you're looking at the folding@home 'Advanced Control''s guesstimate on PPD, that can vary wildly.
As far as tips for folding SMP, one is obvious, the higher the OC, the higher the PPD generally. The other is OS, Windows isn't as efficient for folding vs Linux, I personally have seen a 10-15k PPD boost from going native Linux on a highly OC'd 3770k. What some guys do that can't run native Linux, is run a VM with Linux installed in Windows, which still actually boosts PPD a bit.