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ok would i beable to use a the GPU folding app for nvidia cards plus the smp on my CD E6550 and still keep my max PPD from the cpu or does it need 1 core still? Last I knew it you needed 1 spare core to get the most out of the vid cards at least for ATI. Been years since Ive folded lol
 
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post #2 of 9
I'm on Tapatalk so I can't see your sig rig.

If it is a ATI card it will require 1 core/thread, all the Nvidia GPUs excluding Fermi should not need much of the CPU.
When it comes down to Fermi it depends, the higher cards (470 & above) usually need 1 core/thread or it will fight with the SMP client for usage.
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post #3 of 9
really chris, aren't you supposed to be away for Christmas? Clearly your family bores you. lol

by the way chris, he is on a c2d.
post #4 of 9
I don't dedicate a core to folding on my rig, but its 2 old gpus

q6600 + g92 + g98 = 15k ppd
post #5 of 9
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really chris, aren't you supposed to be away for Christmas? Clearly your family bores you. lol

by the way chris, he is on a c2d.
I said I was on Tapatalk and it is 3am no one is awake, so no my family doesn't bore me!

Yea I know which CPU he is on since he mentioned it but did not mention a GPU. But everything I said still applies.
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post #6 of 9
Terra, you will need to dedicate a core for an ATi GPU. For now, just do SMP Folding. When the ATi GPU client is released, then you can switch to GPU Folding too, and then it won't impact your SMP PPD as much.

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so no my family doesn't bore me!
They bore me.
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post #7 of 9
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well im talking about using a 9800 GT since I was told the ATI sucks to use at the moment.
 
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well im talking about using a 9800 GT since I was told the ATI sucks to use at the moment.
Like I said those cards do not use that much usage so you do not need to dedicate a core/thread.
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sweet thx lilchris good to know that, as I seriously would love to double my PPD lol
 
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