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Trying to fold on my 9850 again, because last time it didn't work out well.

Running project 6701. Takes 33 minutes TPF.

Is that normal? How long should it take?
Edited by allenottawa - 12/21/10 at 3:56pm
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Removed.
Edited by allenottawa - 12/21/10 at 3:56pm
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You don't mention your CPU speed, but that sounds like it's the right ballpark. IIRC the fastest recorded time for a 6701 is around 15 minutes.
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Stock, but only using 90% of the CPU; it ends up being a quad 2.25GHz CPU.

What's the point of folding on the CPU then? Even a 8800GT is better then this. 1k PPD is just sad.
Edited by allenottawa - 12/21/10 at 5:02pm
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Well, 6701 and 6702 are sort of outliers - they give much worse ppd than most other work units. Because of the time bonus system it hits slow CPUs the most. If you can get your clock speed up to a modest ~3.2Ghz, you should expect to see around 3~5k ppd.

CPU folding isn't worthless at all at the moment; with a very fast system you could see as much as 150k PPD. It's not really fair to compare ppd from the latest available GPU core with a CPU that is four generations old.
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Well, 6701 and 6702 are sort of outliers - they give much worse ppd than most other work units. Because of the time bonus system it hits slow CPUs the most. If you can get your clock speed up to a modest ~3.2Ghz, you should expect to see around 3~5k ppd.

CPU folding isn't worthless at all at the moment; with a very fast system you could see as much as 150k PPD. It's not really fair to compare ppd from the latest available GPU core with a CPU that is four generations old.
Overclocking isn't in the books, I'm right now at 63C which is already 1C higher then the rated max safe.

HFM is reporting 1.6k PPD. I guess that's fine?
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Overclocking isn't in the books, I'm right now at 63C which is already 1C higher then the rated max safe.

HFM is reporting 1.6k PPD. I guess that's fine?
How long has HFM been reporting? I tend to see my score is pretty accurate after 10% since your TPF can fluctuate based on current pc usage.
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Stock, but only using 90% of the CPU; it ends up being a quad 2.25GHz CPU.
why only 90%?
are you just folding on the quad or got the gpu folding as?
trial diff of setting the priority in FAH between idle and low.
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why only 90%?
are you just folding on the quad or got the gpu folding as?
trial diff of setting the priority in FAH between idle and low.
I'm folding on my GPU as well. I pays to set it at 90% because then it doesn't cut into my GPU PPD at all.

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How long has HFM been reporting? I tend to see my score is pretty accurate after 10% since your TPF can fluctuate based on current pc usage.
It's now at 34% and reports a PPD of 1.8k. I guess that's OK?
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post #10 of 13
I guess I didn't get that memo we fold purely for points.

It's folding. Who cares if you only get 1200PPD. Also, like others said, the 6701 and 6702 WUs are pure crap. Once it passes and you don't get one of those WUs the PPD should go up.
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