Originally Posted by TheCondor13
Alright...well after stabilizing here are the ppd's I'm getting
i7 @ 4.2Ghz No HT - 9322.6ppd
Sapphire 5870 @ 880 Core w/ 1250 Mem - 2229.8ppd
Asus 5870 @ 880 Core w/ 1250 Mem - 2229.8ppd
i7 load temp is stable at 68 celcius
Turning on HT is what you want to do, you may need to redo your overclock because HT is just differant.. Also keep in mind your old stable clocks may not be stable for folding.. I can't speak to the 5870's but those ppd look about right.
My i7 sits between 65 and 75c depending on how hot hot it is in my room. So you should be fine there..
I definately recommend putting HT on you will be able to fold the bigadv units and get 25-30k ppd just from your i7. I personally only fold on my CPU, as the 4870 takes too much cpu power away and really doesn't give me much ppd.
Keep in mind as well that the Time Per Frame (TPF) will be different for each work unit even if it's on the same CPU. For example a bigadv work unit on my i7 can be 32 minutes or some of them are 45 or so minutes PER FRAME(or per 1%.. while the regular advmethod units will take 3-8 minutes TPF.
PS - From everythign I've read multiple GPU folding is one of the more difficult things to setup as far as folding goes. I remember the days when dummy plugs were necessary, don't know if it still is..