Originally Posted by Awkwardly Awesome
Honestly, after looking at the guide you posted, I think it is just outdated for the WU's we are using. I am not the greatest with Linux and everything seems to be setup ok if you followed that guide exactly. BUT after looking at the thread (made in 2010) and the last active post was in 2010 with the exception of one guy coming in 2 weeks ago saying he used the guide but is having problems leads me to believe that maybe things/setups with Linux have changed since this guide was made.
Here is the guide I used.
There is a photo step by step halfway down the post. It was very helpful setting everything up. For you, when you write the core fix your NCPUS should be 8 and not 12 like the guide states. And this guide was made in June 2011 and is still actively updated.
The older guide is old, but still applies in parts anyway, follow post #2 if your doing a VM but use the latest image of the image from link (which will follow) (or just have a look/read on the source page). But Digis guide is a bit slicker, and have other goodies in it and is the one I use and recommend too, for the time being.
If the corefix isn't needed I'd just use the VMWare Player image (since that's the virtual environment I've used) from here: http://www.linuxforge.net/docs/crunching/fah-vmware.php
Just download the compressed file and uncompress it and open the .vmx
file with VMW. It's pretty easy to understand (to me at least) how to set it up, just navigate to that machines IP when it's started and put in all your credentials and options. No need, really, to be familiar with Linux at all, just a little determination and general interest in computers (which I guess you all have, since you're here).
No need to do the corefix with a 2600K which is only going to do regular bigadv., skip it altogether I would suggest.
Originally Posted by [ISM]-BlueDragon http://www.overclock.net/image/id/1495063/width/600/height/479
Sceenshot of the first setup screen... The code I am using is ./fah6 -bigadv -advmethods
and it does automatically from there... is there a problem with this setup? Using FAHmon to monitor it shows a PPD of just over 28k and ETA of 4h 04min on a 6974 WU
Well, there's your problem. You should one or the other, -bigadv in your case. I would think it defaults into -advmethods
if you put in both at the same time or just disregards them both, if you get it going at all. Still no guarantee you'll get -bigadv
correctly setup as it is today though.
Originally Posted by elchucko
Folding P6904 HFM said TPF 1:25:56 with PPD of 5285.4 and an ETA of 5.20:21:28. Do these normally take this long? Just seems like a super long time to get 31541 in points.
Yep, as AA remembered, the max frame time on 6904 is about 79min which leaves very little time to upload the result. The magic number for a 6903 is around 72min, which is way easier to achieve.
Originally Posted by elchucko
I could probably push the OC past 5Ghz the CPU will do it as I'm under 1.5v now just don't know what my temps would do. Never tried to go past 5 Ghz before.
EDIT: Got an idea! I'm also running a GPU client; so I shutdown that client to see if since it is using up some of the processor's horsepower.
You're running native Linux and folding both the CPU and GPU? Then that's probably why you run such high TPF on your SMP, doing it that way the GPU (with the WINE layer and such) uses a lot of CPU resources, and some have reported of sluggish/laggy desktop when folding GPU in Linux. Probably no need to go for 5G+ with the 2600K (with no GPU running, even 5G+ may not suffice if you fold both) , but if you feel comfortable with the voltage, why not? If you would fold your GPU too, you could try -smp 7/6 instead, but there are some WUs that's not to happy about -smp 7 so it might not be any better than what you have now.
@WonderMutt: About your GPU failing WUs. Do you run -advmethods
now and didn't before? That would explain why your clocks has to be lowered, my 460 can't do more than 880MHz on any WU (even standard ones) but my 560Ti had to lowered from 1000MHz to 980MHz to remain stable with the 7620-7622 WUs.Edited by arvidab - 12/31/11 at 8:16am