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Ok I got my 9800GT installed for some GPU+SMP folding action and I wanted to know what is best to overclock on my card to make it faster at folding as last I remember with nvidia cards you want more shader speed. And what client should I dl also.
 
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Get the latest (I think it's v6.23) GPU console client.
I hear the tray clients cause issues with some people, so it's your best bet to get the console one.
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And what is the one thing I need to focus on overclocking for folding? Core or shader speed?
 
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post #4 of 17
Core and shader frequencies are directly related. Shader speed = 2 x core speed. But yes, overclock the core/shader for improved folding performane.
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You shouldn't have problems using the systray client, the only problems occur when setting up with a Fermi card in the same machine.
Honestly it is nicer to have that client since you can keep it hidden and easier to configure.

Unlink the core/shaders then only overclock the shaders as much as you can.


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Core and shader frequencies are directly related. Shader speed = 2 x core speed. But yes, overclock the core/shader for improved folding performane.
Technically only Fermi cards have to worry about core since they are linked with the shader clock.
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Core and shader frequencies are directly related. Shader speed = 2 x core speed. But yes, overclock the core/shader for improved folding performane.
I think that they are only locked together with fermis. With the older cards, you can unlink them.
post #7 of 17
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will overclocking the core help at all? Yeah i can unlink it using MSI afterburner

Is there any extra parameters I should set? last i looked at the GPU folding guild didnt say anything but for fermi cards. Didnt know how updated that guide is.
 
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will overclocking the core help at all? Yeah i can unlink it using MSI afterburner

Is there any extra parameters I should set? last i looked at the GPU folding guild didnt say anything but for fermi cards. Didnt know how updated that guide is.
Like I said in my previous post, no just unlink them and overclock the shaders. The core clock should not change the PPD you get.

Paramaters as in adding flags?
If you have the 5770 as the primary card you will need to add the -gpu 1 flag to your shortcut.
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post #9 of 17
No the core really won't help much at all. With a lower core, you will have lower temps and can achieve a higher shader clock.

Nope, there are no extra flags necessary to add on.
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yeah I only have 1 PCIE slot look at the crappy board lol. But if I could do that I would
 
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