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I got a new unit, P6702 and the PPD dropped down to 11.5k.

I dislike the point process they use, harder units get less points... Doesn't make any sense but oh well I guess.

Is this ok ppd? I was expecting a bit more - thankfully my 470 is doing well for itself.

I was thinking about doing -bigadv, but I think I'd be better of sticking my 9800GT back in there and staying on smp... I don't think my i5 can handle a -bigadv with the gpu's folding as well. Anyone disagree with that?
    
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post #2 of 11
Looks normal to me, if you do bigadv it will jump to 25k.
Also it would be higher if you weren't folding on a GPU.

Check the bigadv guide.
Edited by LiLChris - 1/19/11 at 5:33pm
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Running the GPU client at the same time is going to crush the potential PPD of that CPU... but you probably get a better combined PPD from running both.

You could try SMP on 3 cores, but I bet it would yield the same results... perhaps a little less even.
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Most likely then the best way for me to contribute would be to fold my 9800GT all the time, while still being able to play games and such with my rig during the time I'm on it?

My 9800GT only gets about 5.3k ppd, though I guess something is better than nothing - but more importantly I can keep that folding with a much higher up time in the end.
    
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post #5 of 11
Do you have another computer to put the 470 in?

Before you go moving things around, you could try turning the GPU client off for a little bit to see what kind of changes it makes on the CPU folding... then you can determine if it will be worth it.

You are right though, the 9800GT can still put up a fight in games
Whenever I find time for games in a month or two I will put my 8800GTS back in my main PC...
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Oh no, sorry I have problems with my wording sometimes it seems.

I was going put my 9800GT in again and fold with it on this rig (my main and only rig) and just fold with it as close to 24/7 as I can... I'm on my computer a lot so I've given up the illusion of being able to provide a lot for this important task... Right now I've kinda switched gears a bit since I don't have any other machines worth running or even using to play on (laptops)

6-8 hour smp's though would allow me to put one out a day at least because I can do that while I'm sleeping.

I know it's kinda bad to be greedy like this, but I live on my computer pretty much (just ask my girlfriend).

(So what I'm trying to say - a little less confusing - is that I'm trying to provide as much help to Standford as possible, without having my contributions negatively impact my computer usage)
    
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No! That is not acceptable, you built your rig for 24/7 folding.
Honestly, its ok to use it we will not bite your head off this isn't something we are getting paid for we volunteer our time/money to help. So no need to apologize...

If your limited on usage, SMP is more than enough if you turn into a punk junkie then bigadv is the way to go.
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post #8 of 11
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Well if Standford uses the new AVX instruction set and allows i5-2500ks to fold bigadv in windows I'll try a few then

On the plus side folding on my 9800GT while gaming doesn't slow it down much at all (like 2-3 fps x16 vs x8)

Weren't people modding cheaper cards to fold them in x1 slots?
    
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Quote:
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Weren't people modding cheaper cards to fold them in x1 slots?
Not modding the cards... modding the slot.

You can cut the end out of an x1 slot and put any card in; does not need to be a cheap/low-end card. Folding does not need much bandwidth.
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That would work on any card from a 9600 to a 580?
    
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