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So....... the GTS seems to get about 6k PPD. I it has an impact on the 930 PPD but i am not sure how much. But i mean even if it is 4K PPD impact i am only netting 2K PPD for the extra power. On top of it my machine seems sluggish when i am folding on the GTS 250. Its my work machine so i need it snappy. Is there a way to fold on the GTS 250 but not have it dominate my machine?
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When you say sluggish what exactly do you mean?
Do you have any 3d effects on such as Aero?

But it is worth it, the impact will be small on the 930.
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When you say sluggish what exactly do you mean?
Do you have any 3d effects on such as Aero?

But it is worth it, the impact will be small on the 930.
Yeah i guess i do have Aero on. You think that is it?
Is there a way to not dominate my GTS so hard. I mean i wanna fold but not at the expense at of slowing down my work.
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post #4 of 9
No, its suppose to help actually.
I am curious though, what is slowing down exactly?

If you need it for work, you can lower the usage in the configuration.

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Lets say my computer is locked, I come back and hit CTRL ALT DEL to bring up the login that will take 2 seconds where it normally is instant. But it is pretty much anything i do open a window or move something just "sluggish".
So i can set it to use my GPU at only like 90%?
The GPU is what causing the sluggishness. if i am just running my SMP SPU client it runs fine.
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post #6 of 9
No problems on sig rig folding or my q6600/8800gts.
Both are instant when I do things except encoding/gaming of course.

I would give a different set of drivers a try, if not just lower the usage I suppose.
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Ok so i am at work now. I tried dropping the usage down on the GPU however it didnt work.
In your image you show changing the CPU usage however that didn't do anything to my GPU usage its still pegged at 100. Is there any way to free up GPU usage because my machine is unusable with it this way.
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Try -smp 7 instead so your windows apps have room to work with and the GPU client as well.

But changing the usage always worked for me.

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Ok i am still having issues, i haven't ran my 250 for weeks because the second i start up the gpu client my computer is unusable. I am talking seconds after clicking on something i get a response etc. Ideas? or anything i can provide to give some insight on whats going on?
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