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So I started up folding again today, though this certainly is not the ideal F@H rig.

Anyways, got the SMP client running. The GPU is what I started having trouble with.

I made to folders (gpu1/gpu2), made the shortcuts (with the -local -gpu 0 and -local -gpu 1 tags).

When I run them both [machine id 2/3, slightly higher core priority, 5 minute intervals], one performs adequately (i think?) in the range of 120-400 iterations per second (generally more in the 120-230 range).

The second...is crap. 10-50 iterations per second. I look in CCC 10.4 and it shows both GPUs only use 50% load and running at 2D clocks.

I have it set up with two monitors, crossfire disabled.

How can I get the 100% mark and run at 3D clocks?
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I'm no folding wiz, but I think folding works better (or just works) with nvidia cards or CPUs.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Intel + Nvidia does equal a folding win...but my GPU still should not be behaving this way.
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Does it preform adequately while gaming?
I have only folded on one core of my 4870x2 and in general just use my 4890, as I net more ppd. I'll try setting it up for my 4870x2 tomorrow and see if I procure the same results.
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It eats up the games.

At my b-day we were running Crysis (one) at 1080p, max settings (except for textures which were at high) and 8x AA

That all ran at around 50 fps on the downloadable Physis map

Note: Large explosions...no longer 50 fps hahaha

Also, the iterations right now are around 360. With only ONE client running, it will use the 100% [as the second gpu does nothing]
Edited by Blast - 3/27/11 at 10:48pm
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Ok, I found how to force 3D clocks [and perhaps even adjust the voltage?]

http://www.gamereplays.org/community...=4198980&st=0&

It made a HUGE difference. I am now running at 777mhz core clock and 600mhz memory [as memory does very little]. I get 400-600 iterations per second!

Curious question. Being I have a low memory speed, could that increase core clock stability higher up? Less voltage put into memory...more into the processing?
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