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post #2501 of 3400
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Originally Posted by Ribozyme View Post

So I was informed that the advanced and web controll estimations of PPD are not really accurate so I went ahead and installed HFM. Now how do I configure this so I can monitor my PPD accurate. Thanks in advance.

 

If it's running on the same machine as the v7 client, it's easy.  Just go to Clients -> Add v7 Client.  Give it any name it will take, address can just be localhost, or 127.0.0.1, then hit test connection, it should validate, and click OK to save.

 

Once you have it added, you'll want to save your Configuration so you don't have to add it back every time you open HFM.

 

Once you save the Configuration, you can set it to auto-load on HFM launch in the Preferences.  Edit -> Preferences.  Then 'Startup & External' tab, check Load Configuration File, then just browse to where you saved your configuration file.

post #2502 of 3400
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Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary View Post

Hey anubis, i got a question. i got a 450gts and my 720 x3 and when i just do GPU Folding my ppd is around 13k for the gpu but when i do both smp and gpu it says my gpu ppd is around 5k while my cpu is doing 14k~ are these numbers right?

 

It's hard to say, as Ribozyme just noted the guesstimate in the 'Advanced Control' or web gui is terribly inaccurate.  I just opened it, and it jumped up and down 100k in about 2 minutes.

 

For better accuracy try using HFM.net.  http://code.google.com/p/hfm-net/

 

It's a windows application to interpret your log files and more accurately display your PPD, and other information.

 

As an example I just took a quick screenshot of my HFM vs v7 advanced control PPD estimates:

 

It is varying by around 70-80k.


Edited by anubis1127 - 6/9/13 at 8:05am
post #2503 of 3400
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

If it's running on the same machine as the v7 client, it's easy.  Just go to Clients -> Add v7 Client.  Give it any name it will take, address can just be localhost, or 127.0.0.1, then hit test connection, it should validate, and click OK to save.

Once you have it added, you'll want to save your Configuration so you don't have to add it back every time you open HFM.

Once you save the Configuration, you can set it to auto-load on HFM launch in the Preferences.  Edit -> Preferences.  Then 'Startup & External' tab, check Load Configuration File, then just browse to where you saved your configuration file.

Yes, it worked thanks alot! Rep+. Now I have an imac 2009 folding downstairs, could I add this to the monitor too?

Edit: can't rep you it seems, then just take my thanks tongue.gif
post #2504 of 3400
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Originally Posted by Ribozyme View Post


Yes, it worked thanks alot! Rep+. Now I have an imac 2009 folding downstairs, could I add this to the monitor too?

Edit: can't rep you it seems, then just take my thanks tongue.gif

 

You can, you will first need to configure your client on the iMac for remote access.  Do you have v7 installed on the iMac too?

post #2505 of 3400
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

You can, you will first need to configure your client on the iMac for remote access.  Do you have v7 installed on the iMac too?

Yes I have.
post #2506 of 3400
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Originally Posted by Ribozyme View Post


Yes I have.

 

You will need to configure the v7 client on the iMac to allow remote connections.  The easiest way I have found to do this is to add an accepted IP range, and set a password.

 

From the 'Advanced Control' program you'll want to Configure.  Then click 'Remote Access' tab, set the password, you can leave the port on the default, then under 'IP Address Restriction', it should have 127.0.0.1 for the localhost, you'll want to leave that, and add either the IP of your box running HFM, or the IP range it's on in if it changes.  So you'll end up with something like '127.0.0.1,192.168.0.0-192.168.0.255' or you can specify the subnet using '127.0.0.1, 192.168.0.0/24'.

 

After you add that, save it, then restart the client.  The settings won't take effect until you restart the client, just exiting the advanced control doesn't do it, you have to stop the client, then start it back up.

post #2507 of 3400
What video cards work best with folding? I'm looking to boost my PPD and contribute as much as possible. Budget is around $700. I want the best folding card(s) $700 can buy. Help a brotha out biggrin.gif
post #2508 of 3400
For around $700 two 7970s would be your best bet right now. You can usually find them used for around $325, if you have to have new, then it'd be slightly more.
post #2509 of 3400
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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post

What video cards work best with folding? I'm looking to boost my PPD and contribute as much as possible. Budget is around $700. I want the best folding card(s) $700 can buy. Help a brotha out biggrin.gif

If you consider purchase price only then go 7970.
If you consider 3 year total cost (purchase and energy), currently, the GTX 780 leads the pack. Its of course dependent on your energy cost.
post #2510 of 3400
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Originally Posted by AndyE View Post


If you consider purchase price only then go 7970.
If you consider 3 year total cost (purchase and energy), currently, the GTX 780 leads the pack. Its of course dependent on your energy cost.


^That is true, and something to consider.  If you decide to go with one GPU, it may be a good idea to see what AMD is doing with the 8970s.  Both GTX780s and 8970s should have a TDP  around 250W, but one could be better, or worse for folding, only time will tell on that front, but one will cost less.

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