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So I'm going to start folding. I'm running 1090T X6 and dual 6950s.

So... BigAdv + GPU client.

I would consider running GPU client on both cards but I feel this would be tedious to turn off crossfire and hook up a 2nd monitor. Is there anything automated that would allow me to?

Or, SMP + GPU client.


My main concern is this. It's my main gaming rig. So work 8 hours a day plus 8 hours of sleeping. About 18 hours a day straight folding. Will I have to disable everything to use my system when I get home? Or will it just automatically ramp down?

Just considering what would be easiest so I don't have to tinker with it every time I get home from work and/or go to sleep.

Suggestions? Thoughts?

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
I believe you need to run linux to do bigadv on an x6, and its not much worth it to fold on amd cards just yet, you can do it but you dont get much PPD, if your going to game I would just run the smp
Edited by Kevdog - 3/7/11 at 11:06pm
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Alright cool. Can probably get started on the SMP tomorrow. Thanks!
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What happens if your CPU OC isn't stable? Does it mess things up?
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if your overclock isnt stable your pc will BSOD when you try fold...folding uses 100% of your pc
post #6 of 11
It will mess things up, the WU will fail, or you'll get that nasty blue screen thingy Get completely stable, and fold SMP, easier to setup and less that can go wrong, not to mention easier deadlines. AMD/ATI cards sort of fail at F@H, but the GPU3 client will speed things up, so until then, SMP away!
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For now, I would recommend not using the GPUs. The increase in power consumption isn't worth the PPD at the moment, plus it will make it infeasible for you to also Fold -bigadv on your X6.

So, assuming you're only Folding on your X6, you'll need to make the choice whether you're going to Fold -bigadv WUs, or normal SMP WUs. If you're new, and you're gonna be Folding 18hrs a day or less, I'd stick with SMP.

As for needing to close things... no. The SMP client will throttle back to allow other applications to use the CPU if needed, so you can just leave it in the background.
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For now, I would recommend not using the GPUs. The increase in power consumption isn't worth the PPD at the moment, plus it will make it infeasible for you to also Fold -bigadv on your X6.

So, assuming you're only Folding on your X6, you'll need to make the choice whether you're going to Fold -bigadv WUs, or normal SMP WUs. If you're new, and you're gonna be Folding 18hrs a day or less, I'd stick with SMP.

As for needing to close things... no. The SMP client will throttle back to allow other applications to use the CPU if needed, so you can just leave it in the background.
Ok great info.

I don't pay for power in my apartment! Sticking it to the man... Folding style.

I do have an extra 8800 GT in my closet. I just told my bro I would give it to him yesterday for SLI. (He's going to try the SLI patch on AMD mobo.)

Maybe It won't work and I'll get it back

Thanks guys.
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So I've got SMP folding up and running!

What's the next step? I think I've finished 4 WU by now. I start getting bonus SMP points after 10? Anyway to track my progress yet or do I need to wait? Also, how do I get on those fancy charts I see Zodac making ?
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So I've got SMP folding up and running!

What's the next step? I think I've finished 4 WU by now. I start getting bonus SMP points after 10? Anyway to track my progress yet or do I need to wait? Also, how do I get on those fancy charts I see Zodac making ?
Yes, you get bonuses after the 10th SMP WU, but you need to have a passkey for your account configured in the F@H client. Also to get on one of the fancy charty thingy majiggys you just need to sign up for the events. The Fold-o-Thon(g) is held monthly, but we do have other contests that also take place periodically such and the Folding Olympics that should be on the folding main page.
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