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What kind of performance increase will I see here?

 
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4.1 - 4.2 is about 35-37k a day on bigadv's. Not sure on regular SMP. I'd say you'd probably bring the TPF down to about 38-40 minutes or so with a move to 4.2.
Edited by Lampen - 1/9/11 at 7:04am
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Are those 460's at 1440MHz or am I just reading it wrong?
    
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I just installed them into my system a week ago, so they've been at stock settings. I'm going to be following this guide on Tuesday when I have a day off from work. Maybe even tomorrow when I get back from work since I'll have an early shift.

Lampen: Thanks for the estimate! While my client is labeled as SMP, it is actually folding -bigadv.
Edited by stu. - 1/9/11 at 7:18am
 
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Hmm my X6 phenom gets a TPF of around 37min, but since you have 2 GPUs i think you could get around 24-25k PPD with that 920 on 4.2
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At 4.20 GHz with no GPU folding I get 29:57 TPF on Project 6900 -bigadv when I leave it alone and bump it to HIGH priority in Task Manager. I get just over 30 min TPF if I am on the web. With 2 GPU's you might want to see if you do better with SMP client running on 7 threads and leaving 1 thread dedicated for the GPU's - It may give you better frame times. looks like you get to do some experimenting. (unless you already tested this of course)


-TG

(on edit - I am not 100% sure if you can set affinity on the GPU clients to a "thread", or if it is assigned to the entire core..?)
Edited by Tleilaxu Ghola - 1/9/11 at 8:09am
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(on edit - I am not 100% sure if you can set affinity on the GPU clients to a "thread", or if it is assigned to the entire core..?)
My GPU2 client is always set at thread 6, but GPU3 is set on all threads and I usually change it to thread 6 to make it more efficient.
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By the way, my estimates were assuming you were not running your GPU clients along side your bigadv.

If you want to fold on all of them and get as many points per day you're going to want to OC to 4.2 GHz, dedicate 7 threads to the bigadv and 1 thread to the GPU's. If you do that I can see 45-50k pretty easily.
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Any guides on how to set these thread priorities?

And also, how would these priorities affect gaming? I don't plan on gaming often this semester, but when I do, I'd like to see decent performance from my hardware!

Thanks for all of the help so far!
 
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Any guides on how to set these thread priorities?

And also, how would these priorities affect gaming? I don't plan on gaming often this semester, but when I do, I'd like to see decent performance from my hardware!

Thanks for all of the help so far!

for the SMP client you want to use "-smp 7 -bigadv" switch in your shortcut to run on 7 threads, I am not sure on the GPU client how you set affinity with the flags, or if you have to assign it in Task Manager. Chris or Lampen know the GPU stuff a lot more than I do.

http://fahwiki.net/index.php/How_do_...sole_client%3F


-TG
Edited by Tleilaxu Ghola - 1/9/11 at 8:41am
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