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Low PPD for my SMP cpu sig rig, 2500k?

post #1 of 13
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I've asked this question before, but now my ppd seems to be even lower. I'm only getting between 10.5k-14k ppd max for several past projects. The projects I'm referring to are: 6701 and 6702 projects, some others also. Why is my ppd so low if im running an i5 2500k at 5.0ghz?

Is that right for a i5 2500k at 5.0ghz to be getting that low of ppd?
post #2 of 13
Open up task manager and see if the usage is spiking, and also check if any other processes are using the CPU.
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post #3 of 13
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Nope, CPU usage for FahCore_A3.exe is at 99%. Does the PPD seem low to you?
post #4 of 13
Not really, if I remember right its suppose to be in line with an i7 4ghz.
If you do bigadv you can get around 25-30k PPD.
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Alright, I have another question about that. Zodac was telling me that I would get more ppd if I ran linux and did bigadv. I have another hard drive, is it possible to install linux on it and choose from which hard drive I want to load from each time I start my computer? For instance if i want to start up on my windows, can I go to that drive, and if I want to start up on linux for bigadv, can I do that? Also, how would I go about installing linux on it, as I don't own linux, is it free?
post #6 of 13
Yea, it depends on the mobo but by pressing ESC while booting up it should ask you which drive you want to boot from.
Remember bigadv take 2-4 days to complete and pausing it will decrease your bonus points so having it run 24/7 is recommended.
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post #7 of 13
Just run linux in a vm, fold bigadv in there and get about 30k ppd make sure your oc is at least 4.5. I just droppeda bigwu about 20 mins ago on mine
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Hmmm, I generally have my computer running 24/7, but sometimes need it for school work. Will me running word or IE, impact the performance much? Also, should I try to OC more, will I see that big of a difference in time to complete a bigadv say from 4.8 ghz to 5.1ghz?
post #9 of 13
Not a big diff no, and while your using it your tpf will drop like two mins
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post #10 of 13
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oh alright awesome, no need to push my computer to far and kill the lifespan of my cpu then lol . Thanks for your guys help, i'm going to start folding -bigadv ones than! I'll follow the guide for 2500k's and bigadv's.
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