Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Windows SMP Client not properly useing idle Clocks (help)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Windows SMP Client not properly useing idle Clocks (help)

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, completely new to this folding malarkey set myself up last night, but I notice that even when I have nothing else running my core usage in cpu z is never peaking above 20-30% and most of the time its more like 2-3%.

In the now 10 or so hours the client has been running on my sig rig, I've completed 1 wu for a total of 60 odd points...making for a whopping 144ppd on an 2500k @4.5ghz

In the config the usage is set to upto 100% Also set the priority to be higher. All power saving options are turned off both in windows and bios.

So the question is what mind-numbingly simple thing have I done wrong.
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 17
I say go through and set it up again just like how Z has it in her guide. I'm assuming that you're doing BigAdv?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Not yet thought I'd try and get it running normally first, also thought that bigadv required 8 cores?

Followed the Stanford guide, but will rinse it all off tonight and try the Z guide might fix it, I just cant help feeling I must have missed something glaringly obvious ^^
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr216 View Post
Not yet thought I'd try and get it running normally first, also thought that bigadv required 8 cores?

Followed the Stanford guide, but will rinse it all off tonight and try the Z guide might fix it, I just cant help feeling I must have missed something glaringly obvious ^^
It does require 8 cores. But it seems that previous and current generations of i7's can fold BigAdv. Also X6 clients.

It isn't recommended. But yeah.

Check the guides section on how to set it up
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm running a 2500k which is i5 only 4 cores no hyper threading, so the big ones will have to wait a little longer, not that worried about ppd or anything just my pc is on 24/7 it may as well be helping someone while its at it ^^
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr216 View Post
Hi guys, completely new to this folding malarkey set myself up last night, but I notice that even when I have nothing else running my core usage in cpu z is never peaking above 20-30% and most of the time its more like 2-3%.

In the now 10 or so hours the client has been running on my sig rig, I've completed 1 wu for a total of 60 odd points...making for a whopping 144ppd on an 2500k @4.5ghz

In the config the usage is set to upto 100% Also set the priority to be higher. All power saving options are turned off both in windows and bios.

So the question is what mind-numbingly simple thing have I done wrong.
Do you have the SMP flag on there? If no, delete work folder and add flag and restart.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
Do you have the SMP flag on there? If no, delete work folder and add flag and restart.
This. Make a shortcut to the program (.exe file)

Right click-----> properties

In the Target: field add -smp to the very end.
i5
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k MSI z77a-g43 MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4G MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaw X series 16GB OCZ agility 3 90GB Sandisk Ultra II 240GB Seagate ST4000DM000 
Optical DriveOSCase
None Windows 10 Pro Thor 
  hide details  
Reply
i5
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k MSI z77a-g43 MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4G MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaw X series 16GB OCZ agility 3 90GB Sandisk Ultra II 240GB Seagate ST4000DM000 
Optical DriveOSCase
None Windows 10 Pro Thor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Have not added an smp flag, just assumed that the smp client would do so automatically. Will check and try that when I get home from work.

Even without should I not at least get 1 core maxing out rather than all of them more or less acting as though they are idle?
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K Gigabyte P67 UD5 r7970 BEDD Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256gb EK HF supreme full copper Win 7 Ultimate 120hz 1920x1080 23" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky ocn edition 1000w Corsair hx Corsair 800D G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries I-2 AKG K702 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr216 View Post
Have not added an smp flag, just assumed that the smp client would do so automatically. Will check and try that when I get home from work.

Even without should I not at least get 1 core maxing out rather than all of them more or less acting as though they are idle?
Nope.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 17
This is a common discription of when Fal_cor78 work comes instead of the used to be a3 (and now a5) core work comes.Fal_Cor78 is for single core cpu's so it divides its self up amoung your 4 cores at 25% each. This happens to me everytime I set up a smp client,then I delete the Fal_cor78 work and correct my shortcut. I remember at the very beginning how exciting it was to see that little desktop gadget hit 100% cpu usage for the first time, truly epic.
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
WC Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930@4.05GHz ASUS P6X58D-Preminum XFX GeForce 275 896mb 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 150gb Raptor LightScan Win 7 64-bit Acer 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair HX620W Antec 1200 several various 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Overclock.net Folding@Home Team
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Windows SMP Client not properly useing idle Clocks (help)