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Good evening. I've decided to get more active with folding once again, and to join the OCN team at the same time. The past few years I haven't done much folding beyond the client running passively on the old router box...Shame on me.

I'm attempting to get GPU folding set up on one of my PCs. However, the GPU2 client insists on maxing out CPU usage on one core. This is problematic because it doesn't make the SMP2 client too happy as far as PPD is concerned. I even tried the Registry file from the GPU Guide, but that didn't help.

I specifically remember having this problem with this PC some years ago, and I had scrapped the GPU client because I couldn't get it to play nicely. I'm hoping I can make better progress now. Anyone have any suggestions?

I've been getting FahCore_11 units mostly on the GPU...not sure if that is good, bad, or indifferent.

CPU: E8400 @ 3735 MHz
GPU: Radeon HD 4850 @ 809 MHz
Catalyst 8.7
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Thank you.
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Don't fold with your GPU, it is not worth the resources or electricity.
 
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This thread @ TPU has some tips on getting the CPU usage down when using ATI/AMD cards to fold. Check it out and see if it helps.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=110212
 
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This is what you need . That information was taken from the sticky right here in this very subforum. Found here.
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This is what you need . That information was taken from the sticky right here in this very subforum. Found here.
Actually, I tried this. (This is what I meant when I said I even tried the Registry file from the GPU Guide, but that didn't help.) I've noticed no difference whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by stu. View Post
Don't fold with your GPU, it is not worth the resources or electricity.
Quit trollin and tell him why....

Ati gpus right now do not have an optimized client to run folding real well... They are suppose to be releasing one soon though...
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This guide normally works:
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...prove-ppd.html

However, it's kind of pointless on a dual core. In my opinion, you should use the CPU or the GPU. Until an efficient client is out, it's more trouble than it's worth trying to run both of them together.
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Quit trollin and tell him why....

Ati gpus right now do not have an optimized client to run folding real well... They are suppose to be releasing one soon though...
I seem to recall hearing of a soon-to-be new ATI client last year too. I won't hold my breath.
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Quit trollin and tell him why....

Ati gpus right now do not have an optimized client to run folding real well... They are suppose to be releasing one soon though...
I wasn't really trolling, I was posting from my phone and I didn't feel like using a touch-keyboard for a long explanation.
 
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