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ok, I'm not sure if I've set this up correctly.

My GTX 260 estimates 6370.39 PPD
My 9800GT estimates 4052.95 PPD

And my SMP:2 4GHz i5 is apparently unknown.

I'm using the folding@home client control, any switches or anything to up my efficiency? I've tried reading the tutorials but I couldn't grasp what they were getting at.
post #2 of 10
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Should I not ask for help? :s
post #3 of 10
The new client is getting unknown due to other issues, just make sure all your cores are at 100% usage while folding SMP.

Hopefully the issue will be fixed soon.
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The new client is getting unknown due to other issues, just make sure all your cores are at 100% usage while folding SMP.

Hopefully the issue will be fixed soon.
Thanks for posting.

While folding SMP is it ok to fold on 2 cores @ 4GHz or to get bonuses do I need to run all 4?
post #5 of 10
2 is ok, of course you will get less bonus points then when folding at 4.
A p4 HT, can complete work units in time for bonuses but the PPD is beyond horrible.
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2 is ok, of course you will get less bonus points then when folding at 4.
A p4 HT, can complete work units in time for bonuses but the PPD is beyond horrible.
It can do SMP?

Awesome. I guess I've found a new use for my 3 GHz P4 with HT

And yes, that PPD sounds about right.
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The PPD is like 400 or some horribly low number.
Not worth the power unless it has PCI-E slots for GPUs.
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post #8 of 10
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thanks Chris,

Well what I was thinking about doing was having 2 cores running 24/7 and then adding a second slot of two cores to run along side the other two while I'm at work. As I don't game any more my GPUs are on 24/7

Would running my CPU as a x2 x2 instead of x4 be detrimental to my points or would the impact not be that bad?

@concorde, thanks for the confirmation
post #9 of 10
Just run smp & let all 4 cores fold 24/7. Unless you are gaming, you might not have to stop folding while using your computer. Keep an eye on temps.

I use my Sig rig at work & it is folding 24/7 on all cores. I do email, browsing, simple graphic edits, & lots of ssh / sshfs & file editing. Worst impact I've had on the folding due to using my computer is a 10% increase in tpf (time per frame). And I have not noticed any impact upon using my computer due to folding.

Chris

ps my p4 630 3.0 ghz with ht didn't get 400 ppd! But it sure does run a Gpu. :-)
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
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Just run smp & let all 4 cores fold 24/7. Unless you are gaming, you might not have to stop folding while using your computer. Keep an eye on temps.
This. You don't really need to worry about core usage during 'normal' computing tasks - the client just uses idle clocks so you don't even notice it's running.

[QUOTE=unexpectedly;12956702]I use my Sig rig at work & it is folding 24/7 on all cores. I do email, browsing, simple graphic edits, & lots of ssh / sshfs & file editing. Worst impact I've had on the folding due to using my computer is a 10% increase in tpf (time per frame). And I have not noticed any impact upon using my computer due to folding.QUOTE]

Heh - I must work harder than you! When I have a deadline approaching I can double my TPF as I try and get 50 things done at once...
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