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I've been having ongoing issues getting the most PPD out of my Folding cards. My current setup is a 570 @ stock 732c and a 450 @ 925c which are getting 12k and 8k PPD, respectively.

The numbers are much lower than what many people get. Before the 570 I had a 470 that did 15k @ 775c. Thats low for its clocks, but the 570 is even worse than that.

I have always run BOINC/WCG 100% as well and have tried suspending WCG, changing affinity, & priority but nothing helps.

Any ideas on what I need to look at? Let me know if there is any additional info needed. System specs should be accurate minus the GPU.
 
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Check the GPU usage as you Fold; is it at 100%?
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Yes, it is at 99% on both GPUs.

Here's a quick grab of HFM and AB:

 
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well my GTS450 @ 950 does only 8k too never understood why... but a 570 12k?!?!? that can't be
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any extra HD to do a clean install of 7 and test?
    
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What driver are you running? 266.xx? I am having basically the same issue. My 570 is currently only doing 13.5k @ 814/1625/1950...

Going to try some older drivers as soon as these WU's get done.
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Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post
well my GTS450 @ 950 does only 8k too never understood why... but a 570 12k?!?!? that can't be
According to other people w/ 450s you should be putting down 9k. I think if the card is going to be using full load electricity, it should put out full load PPD.

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any extra HD to do a clean install of 7 and test?
I may go ahead and try that on one of my spare 2.5" laptop HDDs.

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What driver are you running? 266.xx? I am having basically the same issue. My 570 is currently only doing 13.5k @ 814/1625/1950...

Going to try some older drivers as soon as these WU's get done.
I think for the 570/560/580 you have to run 266.xx drivers. I know before I was running 258.xx but when I put the 570 in the card would not recognize or install. Looking at your numbers, its likely we are having the same issue.
 
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I think for the 570/560/580 you have to run 266.xx drivers. I know before I was running 258.xx but when I put the 570 in the card would not recognize or install. Looking at your numbers, its likely we are having the same issue.
Nvidia's site list a 263.xx WHQL driver in the archive so I will try it. Still waiting on a WU to finish, though. If that doesn't work, I'll try the beta 267.xx one. Will report back results.
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^ Sounds great
 
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No dice. The 263.xx driver wasn't cooperating with the 260 (windows wouldn't see it) even after a clean install and a reinstall on top of that.

The 267.xx beta shows no increase thus far.

I just don't get it. The 260 runs just fine, 8k, but the 570 isn't putting out. And running the 570 by itself shows no changes.
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